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The Bank opened its first office in Karachi in 1863 -- The largest international bank in Pakistan with over 100 branches in more than 25 cities employing a work force of over 4,500 employees -- The first international bank to get an Islamic Banking license and to open the first Islamic Banking branch in Pakistan -- Appointed as primary Dealer and Authorised Derivative Dealer by State Bank of Pakistan -- Well positioned in the local market with global capabilities; market leaders in many areas -- Credit Ratings of AAA / A1 + (long term and short term ratings respectively) wholesale Banking - Client Segments and Products Wholesale Banking Pakistan has a Client-focused strategy, providing trade finance, cash management, securities services, foreign exchange and risk management, and corporate finance solutions. Local Corporates - Middle Markets, Large Local Corporates, Public Sector, Liabilities, Structured Trade Finance, Buyers and Traders of Commodity Sectors (Agriculture, Metal and Energy) Global Corporates (including Energy and Metals)- Oil and Gas, Mining, Telecoms, Project Export Finance, Debt Capital Markets and FMCG Financial institutions - Banks, Investment and Intermediatory Companies (Leasing and Finance Companies, Insurance and Asset Management Companies and Brokerage Houses) and Development Organisations Consumer Banking - Client Segments and Products Consumer Banking Pakistan employs a customer-focused approach, offering innovative products and services to meet the needs of Premium, Personal Customers and Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Personal/Prefered Banking -- Transacitonal Banking (Current, Savings, Term, FCY, Debit Card variants, Internet banking, SMS, E-statements) -- Wealth Management (Investments, Bancassurance and Fixed Income Products) -- Loans (Personal Loans, Credit Cards Revolving Credit, Secured Overdraft, Mortgages) -- Other products (Insurance, Loackers) SME -- SME Lending (including Shariah Complieant alternative -- Transactional Banking (Cash and Trade) -- Wealth Management (Bancassurace), Investments and Fixed Income Products) -- Treasury Products. -- Retail product offerings - Debit and Credit Cards, Personal Loans, Current & Saving Accounts are also offered to SME customers Islamic Banking -- Transactional Banking, Wealth Management Investments, Mortgages Credit Cards and SME Priority Banking -- Wealth Management Investments, Loans, Mortgages and Credit Cards. Corporate Social Responsibility Seeing is Believing (Preventable Blindness) -- 1,700,000 children to be screened by 2015 for eye impairments -- More than 566,000 eye sights restored -- 50,000 lady health care workers trained in tackling avoidable blindness -- 15 visually impaired telesales officers hired as employees Education -- More than 3000 post-matriculation scholarships -- 313 under-graduate scholarships -- 81 vocational training scholarships Disaster Response -- 100,000 people (15,000 families) received aid during the devastating floods of 2010 Employee Volunteering -- Our employees have donated over 8,000 volunteering days since 2009 Achievements and Awards -- Bank of the Year 2007 - Pakistan awarded by The Banker Magazine -- Best Foreign Commercial Bank in Pakistan awarded by FinanceAsia - 2009 -- Awards for Excellence, London 2009, by the Global Custodian -- Best Debt House in Pakistan awarded by The Asset - 2009 -- Best Bank in Pakistan award for Excellence 2010 by Euromoney -- Pakistan Deal of the Year - 2010 awarded by the Asset Triple A Awards -- Best Foreign Exchange Provider in Pakistan by Global Finance Magazine Award 2011 -- Best Construers Internet Bank by Global Finance Magazine Award 2012

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