Al Baraka عربي

Al Baraka Banking Group reappoints SICO as Market Maker

Manama I August 30, 2021

Al Baraka Banking Group B.S.C. announced reappointing (SICO) as its designated market maker with respect to the Bank’s ordinary shares listed in Bahrain Bourse as per the CBB approval on 29 August 2021. The market making mechanism allows SICO to buy and sell AlBaraka shares up to 3% of its issued shares according to the AGM approval. The Market Making activities will support the trading and the share liquidity to reach the actual value/price of the share in the market.
About Al Baraka
Al Baraka Banking Group B.S.C. (“ABG”) is licensed as an Islamic wholesale bank by the Central Bank of Bahrain and is listed on Bahrain Bourse and NasdaqDubai. It is a leading international Islamic banking group providing its unique services in countries with a population totaling around one billion.

The Group has a wide geographical presence in the form of subsidiary banking units and representative offices in 17 countries, which in turn provide their services through around 700 branches. Al Baraka Banking Group has operations in Jordan, Egypt, Tunis, Bahrain, Sudan, Turkey, South Africa, Algeria, Pakistan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Morocco and Germany, in addition two branches in Iraq and two representative offices in Indonesia and Libya.

ABG and its Units offer retail, corporate, treasury and investment banking services, strictly in accordance with the principles of the Islamic Shari'a. The authorized capital of ABG is US$ 2.5 billion.
S&P Global Ratings has affirmed its 'BB-/B' long- and short-term ratings on Al Baraka Banking Group B.S.C (ABG) on 8 July 2021, while it revised its outlook on ABG to negative from stable.

ABG has also been rated BBB+ (long term) / A3 (short term) by Islamic International Rating Agency (IIRA). IIRA has also rated ABG on the national scale at A+ (bh) / A2 (bh) with a fiduciary score of 81-85, the highest level amongst Islamic Financial Institutions in the region.
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