Karachi, April 19, 2017: The Board of Directors of Meezan Bank, in its meeting held at Karachi on April 19, 2017 approved the unconsolidated financial statements of the Bank and its consolidated financial statements for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. The meeting was presided by Mr. Riyadh S.A. A. Edrees – Chairman of the Board and Mr. Faisal A. A. A. Al – Nassar – Vice Chairman of the Board.
By the Grace of Allah (SWT), Meezan Bank has continued its growth momentum and recorded good results for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. Profit after tax increased to Rs 1,512 million from Rs 1,337 million earned in corresponding period last year, primarily due to growth in earning assets.The Bank recorded Earnings per Share (EPS) of Rs 1.51.
The Bank maintained its position as the country’s leading Islamic bank and the 8th largest bank of Pakistan (among both conventional and Islamic banks) with a branch network of more than 570 branches in 146 cities.
The Bank continued to enhance its financing exposure in all sectors while simultaneously ensuring that all risk parameters are met. Fee and commission income of the Bank grew by 68% over the corresponding period last year while the trade business (Import & Export) volume handled by the Bank, at Rs 165 billion, was higher by 37% over the corresponding period last year.
The JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited, an affiliate of Japan Credit Rating Agency, Japan has reaffirmed the Bank’s long-term entity rating of AA (Double A) and short-term rating at A1+ (A One Plus) with stable outlook. The short-term rating of A1+ is the highest standard in short-term rating. The rating indicates sound performance indicators of the Bank.