Press Release

JCR-VIS removes ‘Rating Watch’ from the ratings of Bank of Khyber

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Karachi, September 3, 2005: JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited has removed the ‘Rating Watch’ on ratings of ‘BBB/A-2’ (Triple B / A-Two) with a ‘Stable’ outlook, assigned to The Bank of Khyber. The bank is currently in the process of finalizing its formalities for the Initial Public Offer which will increase the paid up capital of the bank to Rs. 1.64b and comply with the existing minimum paid-up-capital requirement, effective since January 1, 2005. The currently in charge interim management is operating the bank’s business in a satisfactory manner.

For further information on this rating announcement, please contact Mr. Muhammad Ameen (Ext: 233) or Ms. Sabeen Saleem (Ext: 222) at 5671822/5671833/5680996 or fax to 5681105/5671600.

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