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Oceanic Bank Press Office

Oceanic Bank International Plc, is a sixteen year old commercial bank with business offices located in several parts of Nigeria.


New Mauritius Hotels

New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMH) is one of the leading listed companies on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius, operating eight resort hotels and an airline catering unit in Mauritius and one hotel in Seychelles . The hotels are marketed under the well-known Beachcomber brand. NMH is also engaged in tour operating activities through its foreign subsidiaries.

 


Douja Prom Addoha

Douja Prom Addoha (DPA) offers real estate subsidization and commercialization services. DPA was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Casablanca , Morocco . The Company’s principal activity is to operate in the land and real estate sector. The Company’s property portfolio includes warehouses, apartments, shops, factories, retirement homes, car parks, laboratories and hotels. All the Company’s property is located in Morocco .


Guinness Ghana Breweries

Guinness Ghana Breweries, Ltd. produces stout, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. It operates in Accra , Ghana . Guinness Ghana Breweries, Ltd. was formerly known as Guinness Ghana, Ltd. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Kumasi , Ghana . Guinness Ghana Breweries, Ltd. is a subsidiary of Diageo plc.


Telecom Egypt (TE)

Telecom Egypt (TE) is the only fixed-line telecoms services provider in Egypt , boasting the largest fixed line subscriber base in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region with more than 10.8 million customers at the end of December 2006. TE also participates in the Internet segment through its 95% owned subsidiary, TE Data, and in the mobile segment through its 45% holding in Vodafone Egypt (VE), one of the three active Egyptian mobile operators.


KPLC

KPLC is a limited liability company responsible for the transmission, distribution and retail of electricity throughout Kenya . KPLC owns and operates the national transmission and distribution grid, and retails electricity to more than   980,000 customers throughout Kenya .


Naiade Resorts

Naiade Resorts offers high quality leisure and hotel services and products, operating t resort hotels and catering units through 6 exclusive hotels in the Indian Ocean and the know-how of the leading Mauritian hotel group.

 


Banque Marocaine du commerce Exterieur

Banque Marocaine du commerce Exterieur (BNCE) is one of morocco leaders in the banking industry through the bank’s various divisions, Retail Banking, Corporate Banking, investment and international banking activities, through synergies across the different entities of BMCE Group both in Morocco and overseas.


Omnium Nord Afrcain

Omnium Nord Afrcain (ONA) S.A is a Public Listed Company in the Casablanca and Paris Stock market with a large and diversified portfolio. It is an industrial, financial and services group, strongly focused on positions of leadership and value creation in business activities contributing to the growth and sustainable development of Morocco , the Maghreb Region and the African Continent. ONA Group is structured around Strategic Domains of Activities: Mining, Agribusiness, Distribution, Financial Services, and Growth Drivers.


Equity Bank

Equity Bank is one of the leading providers of microfinance in Kenya offering retail as well as corporate banking .


MCB

The MCB has had a tradition of being a leader adapting to changes and innovating to satisfy customer needs. The Bank continues to offer excellent service delivery in the fields of retail, corporate as well as personal banking.


Standard Chartered Bank Zambia

Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc has been operating in Zambia since 1906, and has consistently provided world-class solutions to our customers. The bank continues to lead the way and have remained the leading international bank, with over 400 employees across our network of 15 branches. Their Consumer Banking offerings include transactional account services, debit cards, personal and business installment loans and wealth management products through our branch network across the country, whilst their Wholesale Banking services offer corporate and institutional customers comprehensive banking solutions, with a particular emphasis on relationship banking.


Stanbic Bank in Uganda

Stanbic Bank in Uganda is part of one of Africa ’s leading banking and financial services group, Standard Bank. Standard Bank, based in Johannesburg, South Africa and has total assets of about US$81 billion and employs about 35 000 people worldwide. Its network spans 17 sub-Saharan countries (including South Africa ) and extends to 21 countries on other continents, including the key financial centers of Europe, the United States and Asia . In addition to banking, Standard Bank has a strategic interest in the insurance industry through its control of the Liberty Group, one of Africa ’s leading life offices and financial services groups.


Zain Zambia

Zain Zambia Limited was launched in 1998. The company is Zambia ’s most innovative mobile phone operator and continues to be leaders in innovation in the telecommunications industry.

 


 

Kingdom Meikles

Kingdom Meikles is one of the largest groups in Zimbabwe with interests in the hotel, retail stores, financial services, tea and cotton processing sectors. Kingdom Meikles’ growth prospects focus on domestic and regional expansion through the promotion of responsible and long term sustainable stakeholder relationships.


Econet Wireless

Econet Wireless is a diversified telecommunications group with operations in nine countries in Africa, Europe and the East Asia Pacific Rim, offering products and services in the core areas of mobile and fixed telephony services, internet and satellite. The group is headquartered in South Africa and runs each operation as a stand-alone entity with full local board and management control. Econet currently has operations and offices in Botswana , Burundi , Kenya , Lesotho , New Zealand , Nigeria , South Africa , the UK and Zimbabwe .


Barclays Bank

Barclays Bank is one of the leading banks in Zimbabwe and has operated in the country since 1912 and is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. The bank’s head office is in Harare , the capital city of Zimbabwe . The bank has a major commercial banking network throughout the country with 38 branches in all large commercial centers.  Barclays Bank currently has the largest ATM network in Zimbabwe with 71 ATMs spread across the country.


Banque de l’Habitat (BH)

Banque de l’Habitat (BH) is a Tunisia-based bank listed on the Tunis Stock Exchange. BH is a financial institution that offers a diversified range of financial products and services. The Bank’s activity is centered primarily on real estate and it provides services such as private credit, corporate credit, securities investment, payment facilities and international operations. BH undertakes banking operations in Tunisia and abroad. It operates through several subsidiaries, including Modern Leasing, Sopivel and Societe Generale de Recouvrement de Creances.


Arab Tunisian Bank (ATB)

Arab Tunisian Bank (ATB) is a Tunisia-based bank, listed on the Tunis Stock Exchange. It provides a range of financial products and services, including check accounts, savings accounts, consumer credits, bank cards, online banking, as well as portfolio management services. The Bank has formed three divisions, such as Private banking, engaged in the customer financial services; Youth banking, focused on the solutions for young clients, and Corporate banking, involved in the services for business customers. ATB operates in Tunisia through the network of branches and it also has correspondents abroad, including Algeria , Belgium , France , Kuwait and Switzerland .


Artes

Artes is a Tunisia-based company primarily engaged in the retail of cars. It provides new cars under the Renault brand to the customers in the Tunisian market. In addition, the Company supplies auto parts and offers car repair services. Artes SA operates through its subsidiaries, including Adev SARL, focused on the retail of cars, the sale of parts and the provision of services under Nissan brand, and Artegros SA, specialized in the wholesale of Renault and Nissan’s car parts. Artes SA is listed on the Tunis Stock Exchange.


Tunisair

Tunisair is a Tunisia-based airline company that offers charter and scheduled flights. The Company specializes in the air transportation of passengers but it also provides freight services. Tunisair SA operates a fleet of 30 Boeing and Airbus aircrafts, serving approximately 101 destinations located in over 28 countries. The Company is listed on Tunis Stock Exchange.


BMCI

BMCI (Banque Marocaine pour le Commerce et l’Industrie) is a Morocco-based bank listed on Casablanca Stock Exchange. The Bank’s principal shareholder is BNP Paribas group, which holds a 64.67% stake. BMCI SA offers its banking services, such as loans, leasing services, trade finance operations and asset management, among others, to individuals, professionals, small, medium and large-sized companies, institutions and financial bodies. The Bank operates through several subsidiaries, including BMCI Bourse, BMCI Finance, BMCI Gestion, BMCI Banque Offshore, BMCI Leasing, BMCI Assurance and BMCI Credit Conso.


Ecobank

Ecobank is the leading independent regional banking Group in West and Central Africa providing wholesale and retail banking services to its customers. Established in 1985 Ecobank has grown to a network of over 500 branches with offices in 25 countries including Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tchad, Togo, Gambia, Rwanda, Congo Brazzaville and Malawi, with plans to establish more presence in East and Southern Africa.


Safaricom

Safaricom is the leading mobile telecommunications company operating in Kenya . They provide a host of products and services for Telephony, GPRS, 3G, EDGE, Data and Fax.


SABMiller

SABMiller is one of the world’s leading brewers with brewing interests or major distribution agreements in over 60 countries spread across six continents.


First National Bank

First National Bank Botswana was registered in 1991, as a wholly owned subsidiary of First National Bank Holdings ( Botswana ). Various acquisitions led to the bank becoming a listed entity on the Botswana Stock Exchange in 1993. Today, the bank has shifted from being a bank with a predominantly retail focus to one that also successfully services the commercial and corporate market.


Botswana Life

Botswana Life is the country’s largest and most established life insurance company, with market share exceeding 70.

 


LETSHEGO

LETSHEGO was the first micro lending company to be established in Botswana and is still the leading provider of unsecured credit to Batswana.  LETSHEGO was established to provide unsecured loans to formally employed clients. The company commenced trading in September 1998 after being incorporated in March of the same year.


Orascom Telecom

Orascom Telecom is a leading mobile telecommunications company operating in six emerging markets having a population under license of 430 million with an average penetration of mobile telephony across all markets of approximately 44%. OT is considered among the largest and most diversified network operators in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia, and has acquired in early 2008 a license to operate mobile services in North Korea .


EFG-Hermes

Founded in 1984, EFG-Hermes is the premier investment bank in the Middle East and is recognized as the regions market leader in securities brokerage, asset management, investment banking, private equity, and research. The firm has a proud history of innovation, market leadership and dedicated client service.


EZZ Steel

EZZ Steel is the Middle East ’s leading producer of high-quality long and flat steel for use in a wide range of end applications. Dependable products, made to customer and international specifications, combined with unrivalled customer service has created a strong reputation in the region and an ever-growing status in markets around the world.


CIB

Under the slogan To grow, and help others grow’ , CIB has grown from strength to strength and now holds the largest market capitalization in the Egyptian banking sector, amounting to approximately EGP 18 billion.CIB is recognized as the bank with the strongest brand equity in corporate banking in Egypt; CIB has additionally been consistently recognized on a global level as the “Best Bank in Egypt”; an award it has received on numerous occasions by publications such as The Banker, Global Finance, Euro money and Emerging Markets.


Ghana Commercial Bank

Ghana Commercial Bank Ltd. established in May 1953 for Ghanaian entrepreneurs, is now the largest indigenous Bank with 142 branches nation-wide. Our objective among others is to support the private sector and facilitate the nation’s economic growth.


CFC Bank

CFC Bank Ltd Kenya is a medium sized bank focused on providing banking financial services to commercial, corporate and retail customers including large corporate institutions, parastatals, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions and multi-nationals. It is also a holding company with substantial direct and indirect equity interests in companies providing products and services ranging from custodial services, investment banking, stock broking, fund management, general insurance and life assurance services and product.


Illovo Sugar

Illovo Sugar is a leading, global, low-cost sugar producer and a significant manufacturer of high-value downstream products. The group is Africa ’s biggest sugar producer and has extensive agricultural and manufacturing operations in six African countries.

 


National Bank of Malawi

National Bank of Malawi is a financial services company based in Malawi . It was listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange on 21 August 2000 with a total of 450,000,000 ordinary shares.

 


Press Corporation

Press Corporation is a holding company operating through 19 subsidiaries and 4 associate companies in the distribution, banking, insurance, ethanol production, manufacturing and processing sectors of the Malawian economy


Sun Resorts

Sun Resorts is a major Mauritian hotel group that currently owns and manages four resorts in Mauritius - Le Touessrok, Sugar Beach Resort, La Pirogue and Le Coco Beach. The Company’s flagship property is Le Touessrok, a five-star luxury resort and member of the Leading Hotels of the World. Le Touessrok was successfully re-launched in 2002 as the ultimate tropical chic contemporary resort. Sun Resorts Limited was incorporated on 10 February 1983 and has been listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius since January 1993 The Company is 100% Mauritian-owned and currently has about 6,000 shareholders.


Rogers

Founded in 1899, with headquarters in Port Louis , Mauritius , Rogers is organized in five divisions providing services in: Aviation, Hotels, Leisure, Logistics and Shipping. These divisions each manage a portfolio of leading local and international brands. The company’s strategy is to be the region’s strongest platform in tourism and logistics by engaging its 3000 employees into becoming customer focused individuals enthusiastically driving their brands in a shared spirit of Leadership, Openness and Dynamism.


Lafarge

Lafarge is World leader in building materials resent in 76 countries, the Group responds to the world’s demand for housing and infrastructure. Lafarge is driven by the needs of its customers, shareholders, local communities and architects. The Group creates high value-added solutions which encourage creativity whilst leaving a lighter trace on the world. Lafarge Morocco is a member of the Lafarge Group, one of the world’s leading Companies in building materials.


FNB Namibia

FNB Namibia Holdings Limited was incorporated in June 2003. It is the direct result of the merger between First National Bank of Namibia Limited and Swabou Holdings. The new Namibian financial powerhouse was created as a result of the visionary business consideration to create opportunities to attain significant economies of scale and scope with regard to operations and product offerings between First National Bank and Swabou Holdings. The bank offers retail banking and commercial services.


First Bank of Nigeria

First Bank of Nigeria Plc for over a century has distinguished itself as a leading financial institution and a major contributor to the economic advancement and development of Nigeria . The Bank was incorporated as a limited liability company on March 31, 1894, with Head Office in Liverpool by Sir Alfred Jones, a shipping magnate.


Intercontinental

Intercontinental is one of Nigeria ’s leading financial institutions offering retail banking and commercial banking as well as other banking services to customers, investors and other stakeholders across the continent. The bank is in technical partnership with BNP Paribas, one of the ten largest banks in the world in the management of Nigeria ’s foreign reserves. The partnership is also to fuel the bank’s drive to being a strong player in global banking by cooperating in areas of trade finance, asset management and product innovation.


United Bank for Africa

United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) is the product of the merger of Nigeria ’s third (3rd) and fifth (5th) largest banks, namely the old UBA and the erstwhile Standard Trust Bank Plc (STB) respectively, and a subsequent acquisition of the erstwhile Continental Trust Bank Limited (CTB). The union emerged as the first successful corporate combination in the history of Nigerian banking. It has over seven hundred (700) retail distribution centres across Nigeria , its main operational base, 16 branches in Ghana , 5 branches in Uganda and 5 branches in Cameroon . Outside Africa, it also has presence in New York , Cayman Island and London . The offers retail and a wide spectrum of services to the Nigerian public.


Zenith

Zenith was established in May 1990 and started operations in July same year as a commercial bank. It became a public limited company on June 17, 2004 and was listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange on October 21, 2004 following a highly successful initial public offering (IPO), which recorded a subscription level of 554%. The bank presently has a shareholder base of above one million, an indication of the wide acceptability of the Zenith brand.


Union Bank of Nigeria

Union Bank of Nigeria Plc was established in 1917 as a Colonial Bank with its first branch in Lagos . In 1925, Barclays Bank acquired the Colonial Bank, which resulted in the change of the Bank’s name to Barclays Bank (Dominion, Colonial and Overseas). Following the enactment of the Companies Act 1968 and the legal requirement for all foreign subsidiaries to be incorporated locally, Barclays Bank (D C O) in 1969 was incorporated as Barclays Bank of Nigeria Limited. The bank is one of Nigeria ’s leading retail banks.


Guaranty Trust Bank

Guaranty Trust Bank plc was incorporated in July 1990, as a private limited liability company wholly owned by Nigerian individuals and institutions. The bank was licensed as a Commercial Bank in August 1990 and commenced operation in February 1991.In September 1996, Guaranty Trust Bank plc became a publicly quoted company and won the Nigerian Stock Exchange President’s Merit award that same year and again in the years 2000, 2003,2005 and 2006. The Bank was also runner-up for the quoted company of the year award in 2005.


Nigerian Breweries

Nigerian Breweries Plc, the pioneer and largest brewing company in Nigeria , was incorporated in 1946 and recorded a landmark when the first bottle of STAR Lager beer rolled off the bottling lines in its Lagos Brewery in June 1949. This was followed by Aba Brewery which was commissioned in 1957, Kaduna Brewery in 1963 and Ibadan Brewery in 1982. In September 1993, the company acquired its fifth brewery in Enugu while in October 2003, a sixth brewery, sited at Ama in Enugu state was commissioned. Ama Brewery is the biggest brewery in Nigeria and the most modern in the world. Operations in Enugu brewery was discontinued in 2004. Thus, from its humble beginning in 1946, the company now has five operational breweries from which its high quality products are distributed to all parts of this great country.


Lafarge

Lafarge is a long established, leading manufacturer of cement operating two factories in Nigeria , which is located in Ogun State . It is a member of the Lafarge Group, one of the world’s leading Companies in building materials.


The Anglo Platinum

The Anglo Platinum group is the world’s leading primary producer of platinum group metals (PGMs). Anglo Platinum is listed on the Johannesburg and London stock exchanges. It is also represented on the Brussels Bourse by means of International Depository Receipts (IDRs). The Group’s main operating mines include Rustenburg Platinum Mines’ (RPM) Rustenburg Section, Amandelbult Section and Union Section (85% owned), as well as Potgietersrust Platinums Limited (PPRust) (now Mogalakwena Section), Twickenham and Lebowa Platinum Mines Limited (LPM).


Anglo American

Anglo American is one of the world’s largest diversified mining groups. Their unique portfolio of high quality mining assets and natural resources includes precious, base metals and bulk commodities. Anglo has operations in Africa, Europe, South and North America, Australia and Asia .


BHP Billiton

BHP Billiton Is The World’s Largest Diversified Resources Company. The company is distinguished from other resource companies by the combination of the quality of their deep inventory of growth projects; customer-focused marketing; diversification across countries, commodities, and markets; and their petroleum business.


MTN Group

The MTN Group Limited (MTN Group) is a leading provider of communication services, offering cellular network access and business solutions. The MTN Group is listed in South Africa on the JSE under the Industrial – Telecommunications sector. Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East . As at the end of December 2006, MTN recorded more than 40 million subscribers across its operations.


Richemont

Richemont owns several of the world’s leading companies in the field of luxury goods, with particular strengths in jewellery, luxury watches and writing instruments. In addition to its Luxury business, Richemont holds a significant investment in British American Tobacco - one of the world’s leading tobacco groups. Richemont was created in 1988 by the spin-off of international assets owned by Rembrandt Group Limited of South Africa (now known as Remgro Limited). Established by Dr Anton Rupert in the 1940s, Rembrandt Group owned significant interests in the tobacco, financial services, wines and spirits, gold and diamond mining industries as well as the luxury goods investments that, along with the investment in Rothmans International, would form Richemont.


Old Mutual

Old Mutual plc is an international financial services group, whose activities are focused on asset gathering and asset management as well as provision of life assurance products.


Sasol

Sasol is a global player in chemicals and fuels industry. Sasol’s acumen and commercial experience in coal-to-liquids and gas-to-liquids technology is increasingly being recognized and sought after worldwide.


Arcelor Mittal

Arcelor Mittal is the world’s number one steel company, with over 320,000 employees in more than 60 countries . It has led the consolidation of the world steel industry and today ranks as the only truly global steelmaker. Arcelor Mittal is the leader in all major global markets , including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging. The Group leads in R&D and technology, holds sizeable captive supplies of raw materials and operates extensive distribution networks. Its industrial presence in Europe, Asia, Africa and America gives the Group exposure to all the key steel markets, from emerging to mature. Arcelor Mittal will be looking to develop positions in the high-growth Chinese and Indian markets.


Standard Bank

Standard Bank we has established itself as a leader in banking technology in South Africa, where it deliver services through more than 1 000 points of representation. Standard bank also offer commercial and retail banking services18 sub-Saharan countries and 21 countries on other continents, including the key financial centers of Europe, the United States and Asia .


Kumba Iron Ore

Kumba Iron Ore is the JSE Ltd’s first pure iron ore play. The company is the world’s fourth largest supplier of sea-borne iron ore, and exports 73% of its 32Mtpa production. Kumba Iron Ore supplies 30 global customers, mainly in Europe and Asia . Kumba Iron Ore was born out the unbundling of Kumba Resources, a process which also created Exxaro,


The Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation Limited (RSSC)

The Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation Limited (RSSC), located in the north-eastern lowveld is one of the largest companies in Swaziland , employing in excess of 3,000 people (including seasonsals) and producing two-thirds of th country’s sugar.  RSSC manages approximately 15,607 hectares of irrigated sugar cane on two estates leased from the Swazi Nation and manages a further 5 011 hectares on behalf of third parties, delivering approximately 2.3 million tonnes of cane per season to the Group’s two sugar mills.


Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc

Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc commenced business in March 2000 as the sugar division of Dangote Industries Limited. The sugar refining factory at Apapa port was commissioned in 2001 with an initial installed capacity to process 600,000 MT of raw sugar per annum. The refinery has since undergone two expansions increasing the production capacity to about 1.44 million MT per annum, making it the largest sugar refinery in sub Saharan Africa and second largest in the world, after the 1.75 million MT per annum Al Khaleel


Bank PHB

Bank PHB, a leading financial services institution is Nigeria ’s emerging icon for banking excellence. Bank PHB has emerged as one of Nigeria’s fastest growing banks with profit before tax of N10.28 billion, total assets and contingents of N480 billion as at June 2007 making it Nigeria’s eighth biggest bank in profitability and size, and seventh biggest bank in deposits.


Cement Maroc

Ciment du Maroc manufactures and distributes concrete and cement products to the construction industry. The company offers portland cement, ready-made concrete products, and pellets. It is based in Casablanca , Morocco . Ciment du Maroc is a subsidiary of Italcementi SpA.


Sidpec

Sidpec is an Egyptian joint stock company established on 16 November 1997 Under Egyption investment law.Sidpec is considered the first integral step towards the petrochemicals future in Egypt .


Banque Marocaine du Commerce

Banque Marocaine du Commerce is one of the leading baking institutions in Morocco providing banking activity throughout the bank’s various divisions: Retail Banking, Corporate Banking, investment and international activities, or the synergies across the different entities of BMCE Group both in Morocco and overseas.


Unilever

Unilever manufactures fast moving consumer goods that add vitality to life. The company’s product meet everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene, and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life.


Namibiabian

Namibiabian is the leading brewer in Namidia. A milestone in the history of NBL was the relocation to the premises in Windhoek ’s Northern Industrial Area. The new brewery was officially opened in 1986.


Mobinil

As a major communications company, mobinil is one of egypt ’s leading mobile telecommunications companies listed on the Egyptian Stock Exchange. Their Innovative solutions to keep their clients connected through their postpaid, prepaid or business customer service options.