Press Release

JCR-VIS Maintains Entity Ratings of Rozgar Microfinance Bank Limited
 

Karachi, April 23, 2012: JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited (JCR-VIS) has maintained the entity ratings of Rozgar Microfinance Bank Limited (RMBL) at ‘BB+/A-3’ (Double B Plus/A-Three).

Existing shareholders of the bank are in the process of finalizing sale of entire shareholding in the bank; in view of this, ratings of the institution have been placed under ‘Rating Watch - Positive’ status. This may entail a complete overhaul of the business model of the bank, and may also entail capital injection. At present equity of the bank is below the minimum capital requirement for a district level microfinance bank.

Lending activities remained subdued in 2011 and the resource base is primarily deployed in short term government securities. Bottom line results of the bank were positive for the first time since its inception in the out-going year.

For further information on this rating announcement, please contact Mr. Jamal Abbas Zaidi (Ext: 408) or Ms. Sobia Maqbool, CFA (Ext: 510) at 35311861-70 or fax to 35311873.



Javed Callea
Advisor

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