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Banque Audi sal achieves a B- in Governance and Integrity Rating on online transparency and disclosure for 2017

 

Immediate Release  –  The Lebanon Report 2017

 

Banque Audi S.A.L achieved a total score of 64 percent in the very good (B-) range. The bank did not apply any additional effort to further improve its disclosure of information in all five corporate governance categories. The bank’s rank dropped from the 2nd place in 2015 to the 4th place in 2017 among the 10 listed companies.

 

With minimal effort, Banque Audi S.A.L could have improved its disclosure of important governance documents such as its full corporate governance code along with the committee charters, code of ethics and by-laws. Banque Audi’s 90 percent score on Financial Transparency is proof of their commitment to transparency. Disclosing the bank’s financials per country they operate in earned them the 90 percent score – the highest among its peers. Had the bank strengthened its disclosure of non-financial information, it would have reflected its real leadership position and advocated actively for a more transparent and accountable corporate Lebanon, hence promoting it as a safe investment destination.

 

CG Categories 2017 2015
Audit 50% 50%
BMSP 70% 71%
Financial Transparency 90% 82%
Integrity 36% 30%
Shareholder Rights 45% 48%
Total 64% 63%

 

 

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Farah Abou Salem

Analyst

fabousalem@sharholder-rights.com

+961 1 991911

 

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Since 2004, Capital Concept has been advising companies in the Middle East and North Africa region on corporate governance. Through its alliance with leading international organizations such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), as well as through close relationships with regional central banks and capital market regulators, Capital Concept assists clients in implementing best in class corporate governance standards. In April 2013, Capital Concept became the first corporate governance advisory firm recognized by Lebanon’s central bank, Banque du Liban (BDL), to review the banking sector in Lebanon and the MENA region.

 

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