DIB completes acquisition of Noor Bank

By Eudore R. Chand

DUBAI 24 January 2020: Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), yesterday announced the completion of the acquisition of Noor Bank in a transaction structured through a share swap. As part of this agreement, DIB has issued 651,159,198 new shares to take its issued share capital to 7,240,744,377 shares.

In a press statement issued by DIB on Thursday, the bank said that in line with the acquisition process, Noor operations will be completely integrated into DIB. As the acquirer, DIB is fully committed to ensuring that the transition is seamless for customers of both banks and that they continue to enjoy the best possible banking experience throughout the integration.

Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Chairman of Dubai Islamic Bank, said, “Today marks the completion of another remarkable milestone in the journey of DIB and the UAE. The acquisition of Noor Bank is a landmark achievement, establishing DIB as one of the largest Islamic banks in the world and amongst the largest banking entities in the UAE. In line with our strategy, the completion of this deal means that we remain ideally positioned to expand our footprint in the region and beyond, in addition to supporting the UAE’s vision for growth and prosperity.”

Dr. Adnan Chilwan, Group CEO, Dubai Islamic Bank, commented, “The UAE is recognised as the epicentre of the Islamic economy and the completion of this acquisition will undoubtedly strengthen Dubai’s role as a global hub for Islamic finance, allowing greater investment and growth in key sectors such as infrastructure, innovation and services.

“Having consistently outperformed the market in recent years, we are set to consolidate our position as one of the largest Islamic banks in the world with combined assets of over AED275 billion, and a leader in Islamic Finance in UAE.”

He added that the acquisition is expected to generate significant synergies, ensuring robust profitability and returns for the shareholders in the coming years.

Dubai Gazette