JD 21.1 million (US$29.8 million) JIB's profits after tax at end of September, 2011

Jordan Islamic bank ( JIB) announced the financial results for the third quarter of 2011. The profits achieved for ninth months ending on 30 /9/2011 reached about JD 21.1 million (US$ 29.8 million) compared to about JD 20.7 million (US$ 29.2 million) for the same period in the last year with an increase by 2 %.

 Mr. Adnan Ahmad Yousif, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jordan Islamic bank – President & Chief Executive (P&CE) of AlBaraka Banking Group (ABG) which is situated in Bahrain said, the distinguished financial results the bank achieved till the end of September, 2011 assert the continual success of the bank's applied strategy and the efforts made to achieve the best results which coincided with the bank's receiving  in September the award of the best Islamic retail bank in the world and the best Islamic financial institution in Jordan for the year 2011 which was granted by Global Finance magazine for the bank's clear contribution in Islamic finance, meeting customers' needs and offering services compliant with provisions and principles of Islamic sharia. Fitch Ratings affirmed the bank's credit rating at BB- with stable outlook which asserts the bank's strength , its intrinsic consistency, its strong Islamic banking franchise in Jordan especially in the retail segment , sound core profitability, stable funding base , strong liquidity and good level of risk management systems.

On the other hand,  Mr. Musa Abdelaziz Shihadeh , Vice Chairman , Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jordan Islamic bank said most of the bank's financial indicators  till 30/9/2011 showed an increase. The bank's assets with managed accounts added to  (restricted investment accounts, Muqarada bonds and investment by proxy accounts) reached about JD 3.14 billion (US$ 4.43 billion) as of 30 /9/2011 compared to JD 2.88 billion (US$ 4.06 billion) at end of 2010 with an increase reached JD 254 million (US$ 358.3 million) with a growth of 8.8 % which asserts the bank's continuation to advance and grow to enhance its status in Jordan banking sector.

Shihadeh indicated that facilities granted for customers with facilities granted from managed accounts added to reached about JD 1.823 billion (US$ 2.571 billion) at end of September , 2011 compared to JD 1.701 billion (US$ 2.399 biliion) at end of 2010 with an increase reached about JD 122 million (US$ 172 million) with growth of 7.2 %.

Customers' deposits with managed accounts added to reached about JD 2.84 billion (US$ 4.01 billion) compared to JD 2.59 billion (US$ 3.65 billion) as of 31/12/2010 with an increase reached about JD 249 million (US$ 351 million) with growth of 9.6 %

Ownership equity reached till 30/9/2011 about JD 199.6 million (US$ 281.5 million), capital adequacy ratio (CAR) reached 20.75%  according to the standard of Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) and legal liquidity ratio reached 158%.

Shihadeh assured that the bank will continue its mission to deepen the experience of Islamic banking  and achieve more accomplishments in profits and global prizes , take the initiative in offering Islamic financial solutions , expand in Islamic banking services, develop modern banking techniques to ensure suitable banking solutions for individuals and corporate and meet the expectations of the bank's shareholders and clients in order for Jordan Islamic bank to be always in the lead, God willing.

Jordan Islamic bank ( JIB) is one the subsidiary banking units of Al Baraka Banking Group. Al Baraka Banking Group (ABG) is a Bahrain Joint Stock Company listed on Bahrain Bours and Nasdaq Dubai stock exchanges. It is a leading international Islamic bank with Standard and Poors investment grade long term counterparty credit rating of BBB- / A-3 (Short Term) with a Negative Outlook. ABG offers retail, corporate and investment banking and treasury services strictly in accordance with the principles of the Islamic Shari'a. The authorised capital of ABG is US$1.5 billion, while total shareholders' equity amounts to about US$1.8 billion. The Group has a wide geographical presence in the form of subsidiary banking Units and representative offices in twelve countries, which in turn provide their services through more than 400 branches. These banking Units are Jordan Islamic Bank, Al Baraka Islamic Bank Bahrain, Al Baraka Bank Pakistan Limited; Banque Al Baraka D'Algerie, Al Baraka Bank Sudan; Al Baraka Bank Limited, South Africa; Al Baraka Bank Lebanon; Al Baraka Bank Tunisia; Al Baraka Bank Egypt; AlBaraka Turk Participation Bank, Al Baraka Bank Syria and representative offices in Indonesia and Libya (under formation).

















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