Press Release

JCR-VIS Assigns Positive Outlook to Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan Limited
 

Karachi, July 03, 2012: JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited has maintained the entity ratings of Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan Limited (DIBPL) at ‘A/A-1’ (Single A/A-One). Outlook on the ratings has been revised from ‘Stable’ to ‘Positive’.

DIBPL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC, United Arab Emirates. Ratings take into account the planned equity injection in the bank, to fund the shortfall in meeting minimum capital requirement set by State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). Moreover, Capital Adequacy Ratio of the bank stands comfortable at 20.3%.

Growth was witnessed in the deposit base of the bank, despite shedding of some big ticket deposits; consequently, concentration was also lower. Moreover cost of deposit was maintained at preceding year’s level while spreads reflected improvement. Growth in deposits was mainly channeled into GoP Ijarah Sukuks, while financing portfolio of the bank largely remained stagnated. Going forward the bank plans to grow its corporate loan book.

Profitability of the bank has witnessed improvement on a time-line basis, though there is still limited room to absorb impact of credit related losses.

For further information on this rating announcement, please contact the undersigned, (Ext: 501) or Ms. Sobia Maqbool, CFA (Ext: 506) at 92-21-35311861 or fax to 92-21-35311873.



Javed Callea
Advisor

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