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|02 January, 2019

Intensive training courses by Al Baraka Academy during 2018

The number of courses organized by the Academy during the year 2018 reached thirty training courses covered 358 participants from the Group and its units.

Manama - The year 2018 witnessed intensive and diversified activity of Al Baraka Training Academy of Al Baraka Banking Group BSC in organizing training courses for the employees of the Group and its banking units in various fields that include banking services and Islamic investment models. The training programs were designed to cover all training needs of employees across various departments and specializations such as team building skills, teamwork, public relations, institutional communications, Islamic banking ethics, Islamic finance products, information technology security, Sharia governance programs in the light of the directives issued by the Central Bank of Bahrain, internal control programs, understanding of credit ratings, investor relations, financial technology, digital banking and other related programs.

The number of courses organized by the Academy during the year 2018 reached thirty training courses covered 358 participants from the Group and its units.

Mr. Adnan Ahmed Yousif, President and Chief Executive of Al Baraka Banking Group, said: "Despite the recent establishment of the Al Baraka Academy, which has not been established for more than two years, the Academy gains the full support of the Group's Executive Management based on our firm belief of the importance of human development and training. What distinguishes the training programs of the Academy is that the lectures and training materials are provided by the cadres of trainers of the Group itself, which reflects the highly specialized quality of human resources owned by the Group and its banking units and benefit all employees. "

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Al Baraka Banking Group B.S.C. (“ABG”) is licensed as an Islamic wholesale bank by the Central Bank of Bahrain and is listed on Bahrain Bourse and NasdaqDubai. It is a leading international Islamic banking group providing its unique services in countries with a population totaling around one billion. It is rated BBB+ (long term) / A3 (short term) by Islamic International Rating Agency and BB (long term) / B (short term) by Standard & Poor's.

ABG and its Units offer retail, corporate, treasury and investment banking services, strictly in accordance with the principles of the Islamic Shari'a. The authorized capital of ABG is US$ 2.5 billion.

The Group has a wide geographical presence in the form of subsidiary banking units and representative offices in 17 countries, which in turn provide their services through over 695 branches. Al Baraka Banking Group has operations in Jordan, Egypt Tunis, Bahrain, Sudan, Turkey, South Africa, Algeria, Pakistan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Morocco and Germany in addition to one branch in Iraq and two representative offices in Indonesia and Libya.

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