BLC Bank sal achieves a C+ in Governance and Integrity Rating on online transparency and disclosure for 2017


Immediate Release  –  The Lebanon Report 2017


BLC Bank S.A.L improved its results from an F score (Fail) in 2015 to a C+ score (Fair) in 2017. The bank failed to disclose online its official governance documents that shareholders expect in order to take informed decisions. Transparency and Integrity are crucial for better performance and to support the company’s sustainability and growth.


Of the five corporate governance categories, the bank’s highest score is in the Financial Transparency (81 percent), followed by 56 percent in BMSP and 50 percent in Audit. Shareholder Rights and Integrity scored below the 50 percent GIR threshold, with 25 percent and 18 percent disclosures, respectively.


CG Categories 2017 2015
Audit 50% 0%
BMSP 56% 34%
Financial Transparency 81% 5%
Integrity 18% 10%
Shareholder Rights 25% 5%
Total 50% 17%



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