Karachi, Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan Limited informed Pakistan Stock Exchange that the board meeting of the company is scheduled to be held on August 25, 2016 at Karachi. The agenda of the meeting shall be consideration of half yearly accounts for the period ended June 30, 2016.
Further, the closed period of the company shall be from August 17, 2016 to August 26, 2016 (both days inclusive).
Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan Limited was incorporated in Pakistan on July 19, 2006. It was granted approval for commencement of banking business by State Bank of Pakistan, with effect from December 30, 2006. The ultimate holding company of the Bank is Standard Chartered PLC which is incorporated in England. The Bank commenced formal operations on December 30, 2006 through amalgamation of entire undertaking of Union Bank Limited and the business carried on by the branches in Pakistan of Standard Chartered Bank, a bank incorporated by Royal Charter and existing under the laws of England. The scheme of amalgamation was sanctioned by State Bank of Pakistan vide its order dated December 4, 2006. The registered office of the bank is located in Karachi.
The bank serves retail, corporate and institutional banking customers. Retail banking provides credit cards, personal loans, mortgages, deposit taking and wealth management services to individuals and small to medium sized enterprises. Corporate and institutional banking provides clients with services in trade finance, cash management, lending, securities services, foreign exchange, debt capital markets and corporate finance. It also offers a complete suite of Islamic banking solutions under its Standard Chartered Saadiq brand.
It is engaged in the banking business as defined in the Banking Companies Ordinance, 1962 and has a total number of 130 branches operating in Pakistan as on December 31, 2012. Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan Limited has three subsidiaries all of them incorporated in Pakistan. The subsidiaries are namely Standard Chartered Leasing Limited, Standard Chartered Modaraba and Standard Chartered Services of Pakistan Private Limited.
The symbol “SCBPL” is being used by the stock exchanges for the shares of Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan Limited.