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13 Jan 2014

The Saudi British Bank 2013 results

  • Net profit of SAR3,774m (US$1,006m) for the year ended 31 December 2013 – an increase of SAR534m (US$142m), or 16.5%, compared with SAR3,240m (US$864m) for the same period in 2012.
  • Operating income of SAR5,815m (US$1,551m) for the year ended 31 December 2013 – an increase of SAR649m (US$173m), or 12.6%, compared with SAR5,166m (US$1,378m) for the same period in 2012.
  • Customer deposits of SAR139.0bn (US$37.1b) at 31 December 2013 – an increase of SAR18.6bn (US$5.0bn), or 15.4%, compared with SAR120.4bn (US$32.1bn) at 31 December 2012.
  • Loans and advances to customers of SAR106.1bn (US$28.3bn) at 31 December 2013 – an increase of SAR10.0bn (US$2.7bn), or 10.4%, compared with SAR96.1bn (US$25.6bn) at 31 December 2012.
  • The bank’s investment portfolio totalled SAR37.4bn (US$10.0bn) at 31 December 2013 – an increase of SAR9.8bn (US$2.6bn), or 35.5% compared with SAR27.6bn (US$7.4bn) at 31 December 2012.
  • Total assets were SAR177.3bn (US$47.3bn) at 31 December 2013, compared with SAR156.7bn (US$41.8bn) at 31 December 2012, an increase of 13.2% or SAR20.6bn (US$5.5bn).
  • Earnings per share of SAR3.77 (US$1.01) for the year ended 31 December 2013 – an increase of 16.5% from SAR3.24 (US$0.86) compared with the same period in 2012.

Commentary
Sheikh Khaled Olayan, Chairman of SABB, said: “SABB’s strategy of diversifying its income streams and controlling its costs ensured another strong financial performance in 2013. SABB’s continued focus on risk management, asset quality and maintaining strong capital and liquidity positions provides SABB with growth opportunities in line with our strategic objectives.

“We would again like to thank our customers for their continued support and our staff for their commitment and contribution to the bank's success.”

Media enquiries to:
Ibrahim Abo-Mouti
+966 (1) 276 4041
ibrahimabomouti@sabb.com

Investor Relations enquiries to:
InvestorRelations@sabb.com

Read the full media release.

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