Finance House’s Annual General Meeting approves payout of 25% cash dividend

Abu Dhabi: 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.

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 entered 2014 with a strong capital base, robust and 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.

SOURCE: WAM