Byblos Bank achieves a score of C+ in Governance and Integrity Rating on online transparency and disclosure for 2017


Immediate Release  –  The Lebanon Report 2017


Byblos Bank S.A.L achieved a score of 54 percent, still in the Fair range (C+). The bank had respectable improvements in Financial Transparency (86 percent) and Shareholder Rights (50 percent) categories.


The remaining categories of Audit (67 percent), BMSP (44 percent) and Integrity (36 percent) remained unchanged. It is important to note that Byblos Bank is compliant with the rigorous IFC requirements, which without any doubt is indicative of their commitment to best governance practices.


For the purpose of the GIR initiative, we are hopeful that Byblos Bank will adhere to our participative industry wide effort by sharing its best practices online and positioning itself as a role model.


CG Categories 2017 2015
Audit 67% 67%
BMSP 44% 44%
Financial Transparency 86% 77%
Integrity 36% 30%
Shareholder Rights 50% 38%
Total 54% 50%



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