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Dubai, 26 September, 2017: First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest financial institutions, has been named Leading Corporate for Investor Relations in the UAE at the 2017 Middle East IR Association (MEIRA) Annual Conference, which recently took place at The Address hotel, Dubai Mall.
The awards recognise top IR leaders in the region for the quality of their work, and are based on the results of the MENA Extel Survey, which asks buy and sell- side analysts to vote for the top performers in each market every year.
Karim Karoui, Group Head of Subsidiaries, Strategy and Transformation at FAB, said: “FAB is committed to maintaining an open and transparent dialogue with our shareholders and stakeholders, through timely and effective communication. We’re very pleased to have received this recognition from our partners in the investment community – it is a testament to the solid, lasting relationships FAB is building with investors and analysts.”
In its ninth edition, the MEIRA Annual Conference and Awards is the region’s largest IR event and brings together locally listed firms, international corporates, investors, research analysts and advisors, as well as representatives of the region's regulatory bodies. The conference is designed to provide delegates with a networking platform and to encourage dialogue around market challenges and best practice, while educating participants and stakeholders on the importance of Investor Relations, transparency and corporate governance.
FAB has received a number of awards and recognitions since FGB and NBAD merged earlier this year. The awards are based on the outstanding achievements and accomplishments of both banks. FAB is proud to carry the legacies of two of the UAE’s leading financial institutions, as it celebrates a new joint identity and vision to grow stronger.