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ADIB shareholders approve dividend of 49 fils per share for 2022

by Dubaiforum

ABU DHABI, 7th March, 2023 (WAM) — Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) has announced that its General Assembly has approved a cash dividend of AED1.7 billion, 49 fils per share for the fiscal year ending 31st December, 2022.

This represents an increase from 31 fils per share in 2021 and constitutes 49.2 percent of the bank’s net profit for the year. In addition, ADIB delivered a Return on Equity (ROE) of 21.4 percent, one of the highest rates in the sector, reflecting the bank’s solid momentum across its core businesses and an improved macroeconomic environment.

During the meeting, the ADIB General Assembly also approved the Board of Directors’ report, the auditors’ report, and the financial statements for the year 2022.

Commenting on the bank’s performance, Jawaan Awaidha Suhail Al Khaili, ADIB’s Chairman, said, “We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to our shareholders for their continued support and trust in our vision. We are also proud of our firm commitment to the ESG agenda within our strategic business plan for the next five years, coinciding with the UAE declaring the Year of Sustainability, as we see a real integration of sustainability at all levels in our business. We look forward to working with entities and institutions in the UAE and our counterparts to develop innovative solutions that will support economic and sustainable development, and to advance our shared vision of a more prosperous and resilient future.”

Nasser Al Awadhi, ADIB’s Group Chief Executive Officer, added, “Throughout the year, ADIB has made significant progress towards realising its vision, as demonstrated by our strong financial performance and ongoing focus on transformation to build a resilient bank. Our commitment to sustainable banking practices and digital transformation, combined with the hard work and dedication of our team members, has driven our strong financial performance.”

ADIB has witnessed steady growth in 2022 across all its businesses. The bank’s market share continued to grow, and customer finance and funded income both increased by 22 percent and 24 percent, respectively. ADIB also delivered a solid fee income growth of 43 percent, reflecting its focus on delivering specialised offerings and innovative solutions. The e bank’s franchise was further enhanced by new growth platforms, including increased ownership in ADIB Egypt.

ADIB remains committed to sustainable growth and steady performance while enhancing its digital offerings with the goal to become the world’s most innovative Islamic bank.

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