Press Release

JCR-VIS Withdraws Management Quality Rating and Fund Stability Ratings of AKD Investment Management Limited

Karachi, September 02, 2016: JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited (JCR-VIS) has withdrawn the following ratings with immediate effect on account of non-renewal of rating contract:

· Management Quality Rating of ‘AM3+’ (AM-Three Plus) assigned to AKD Investment Management Limited
· Fund Stability Rating of ‘AA+(f)’ (Double A Plus) assigned to AKD Cash Fund
· Fund Stability Rating of ‘BBB(f)’ (Triple B) assigned to AKD Aggressive Income Fund

The previous rating actions were announced on May 4, 2016 for Management Quality Rating and December 31, 2015 for Fund Stability Ratings.

For further information on this rating announcement, please contact the undersigned (Ext: 241) or Mr. Javed Callea (Ext: 234) at 92-21-35311861 or fax to 92-21-35311873.

Mohammed Khalid Ali

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