Press Release

JCR-VIS reaffirms ratings of Pak-Gulf Leasing Company Limited


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Karachi, January 06, 2006: JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited (JCR-VIS) has reaffirmed the medium to long-term entity rating of Pak-Gulf Leasing Company Limited (PGL) at ‘BBB+’ (Triple B Plus) with ‘Stable’ outlook and the short-term rating at ‘A-2’ (A Two).

The risk profile of PGL has remained consistent over time. PGL’s fundamental strengths remain its strong portfolio quality and low leverage. Growth over the last year has lagged behind sector trends, resulting in reduction of market share. JCR-VIS has however noted the recent change in management and PGL’s progress vis-à-vis its business plan and the trends in the financial sector will be monitored over the rating horizon.

For further information on this rating announcement, please contact Mr. Safdar Kazi (Ext: 221) or Ms. Sabeen Saleem (Ext: 222) at 5671822/5671833/5680996 or fax to 5681105/5671600.

Faheem Ahmad
President & CEO

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