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MENAFN Press - 16/03/2014
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(MENAFN Press) Finance House P.J.S.C (FH) shareholders approved the payout of a cash dividend of 25% for the year ended 31 December 2013, at its Annual General Meeting, subject to obtaining necessary regulatory approvals

For the year ended 31 December 2013, FH recorded a Total Comprehensive Income of AED 117.6 million, a whopping 52.3% increase over AED 77.2 million registered in the previous year. Total Assets grew by 10.6% to reach AED 4.12 billion as at 31 December 2013, compared to AED 3.72 billion as at 31 December 2012.

Customer Deposits grew by a robust 20.8% to reach AED 2.18 billion as at 31 December 2013 compared to AED 1.80 billion as at 31 December 2012. This is an all-time high and bears testimony to the continued confidence that the market places in Finance House

FH recently secured Investment Grade Corporate Credit Ratings of "BBB-" Long-Term and "A3" Short-Term, both with a "Stable" Outlook from Capital Intelligence (CI), the international credit rating agency. According to CI, "FH's ratings are supported by a strong capital base, good capital ratios, good liquidity ratios and rsing profitability. FH is one of the very few private sector entities in the GCC to have secured an investment grade rating from a reputed international credit rating agency

In his address to the shareholders, Mohammed Abdulla Alqubaisi, Chairman of Finance House, said: "We are proud to maintain our profitable stance for the ninth successive year since inception. In less than a decade, we have experienced a complete boom-bust cycle and it is gratifying to note that our resilient business model has delivered profitable growth not only during periods of rapid economic growth but also during periods of relative economic stagnation or contraction.

"We enter 2014 with a strong capital base, robust & proven business model, clearly defined implementation strategies, diversified portfolio of assets, remarkably stable sources of funding and in pursuit of interesting opportunities thrown up by a rapidly evolving market. In the final analysis, our unwavering focus is on enhancing the strength of Finance House Group and in creating sustained long term value for our shareholders," concluded Alqubaisi

About Finance House
Finance House PJSC is an Abu Dhabi-headquartered finance company that was established on 13 March 2004 and commenced its operations on 18 July 2004. The principal activities of the Company are commercial and retail financing, financial services and investments. The Company is licensed and regulated by the Central Bank of the UAE. The major shareholders of Finance House include, The National Investor (TNI), a number of prominent UAE businessmen, high net worth individuals and dignitaries. In a short span since inception, Finance House has introduced a number of innovative products and services for the consumer and commercial segments. Finance House is listed on the Abu Dhabi Exchange under the ticker symbol FH and is categorized as a "Grade One" company by the Emirates Securities & Commodities Authority (SCA).Finance House is rated 'BBB-' long-term and 'A3' short-term, both with Stable Outlook by Capital Intelligence.



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