Press Release

JCR-VIS Removes Rating Watch Status of Silk Bank Limited

Karachi, December 17, 2014: Following the equity injection of Rs. 2b which has allowed Silk Bank Limited (SBL) to achieve compliance with Capital Adequacy Ratio requirement of 10% and increased paid-up capital eligible to be counted towards minimum paid-up capital requirement to Rs. 6.01b, JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited (JCR-VIS) has removed the Rating Watch-Developing status assigned to ratings of SBL. Entity ratings of SBL have been reaffirmed at ‘A-/A-2’ (Single A Minus/A-Two). Outlook on the assigned rating is ‘Stable’. The previous rating action was announced on June 30, 2014.

For further information on this rating announcement, please contact Mr. Javed Callea (Ext: 501) or Ms. Sobia Maqbool, CFA (Ext: 604) at (+92-21) 35311861-70 or fax to (+92-21) 35311872-3.

Abdur Rahim, ACII

Applicable rating criterion: Methodology: Commercial Banks (Dec 2001)

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