Fact Sheet 

Total Assets


$28.636 billion - on March 31, 2015

Stockholders’ Equity


$4.162 billion  - on March 31, 2015



Arab Banking Corporation
ABC Tower, Diplomatic Area
PO Box 5698
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
(+973) 17 543000


& Services


ABC offers a wide range of international wholesale banking services including Corporate Banking & Financial Institutions, Project & Structured Finance, Syndications, Treasury, Trade Finance services, and Islamic Banking as well as Retail Banking, through offices spread across 17 countries – Algeria, Bahrain, Brazil, France, Germany, Iran, Egypt, Italy, Jordan, Singapore, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, Libya, UK, Grand Cayman, Russia and the US.

Online Services


ABC On-line -  abconline.arabbanking.com



ABC Islamic Bank (E.C.)
Arab Financial Services B.S.C. (c)
ABC Algeria
ABC Egypt
ABC Jordan
ABC Tunisie
ABC International Bank plc
ABC (IT) Services Ltd.
Banco ABC Brasil S.A.





ABC has a total of 3.11 billion shares of common stock outstanding. Stock trades on the Bahrain Bourse under the ABC symbol. The bank's authorized capital is US$ 3.5 billion. The subscribed & fully paid-up capital is US$ 3.11 billion.



Arab Banking Corporation (ABC) was incorporated in Bahrain pursuant to Amiri Decree Law No.2 for the year 1980 on 17th January 1980 with an authorised capital of US$1 billion.
By April 1981, US$750 million had been fully paid by ABC’s original three shareholders: the Ministry of Finance of Kuwait (whose shares have since been transferred to the Kuwait Investment Authority), the Libyan Secretariat of Treasury (whose shares were later transferred to the Central Bank of Libya) and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. At the end of 1989, ABC’s authorised share capital was increased to US$1,500 million and in June 1990, paid-up capital was raised to US$1,000 million through an international share offering. In June 2006, ABC’s shares were split $10 to $1 in order to boost trading activities by placing them in the same range as other shares quoted on the Bahrain Bourse. Currently, ABC has over 1,300 institutional and individual shareholders.
At an Extraordinary General Meeting held in April 2008 ABC’s shareholders approved an increase in the authorized capital of the bank from US$1.5 billion to US$2.5 billion and an increase in issued and paid up capital from US$1.0 billion to US$2.0 billion by way of a priority rights share offering to existing shareholders.
Another Extraordinary General Meeting was held on January 28, 2010 to approve an increase in the authorized capital from US$2.5 billion to US$3.5 billion and an increase in issued and paid up capital from US$2.0 billion to US$3.11 billion by way of a priority rights share offering to existing shareholders.

In December 2010 the Central Bank of Libya acquired the 17.72% shareholding of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority in ABC, increasing its stake to 59.37%.

Corporate Communications Contacts:



Abdulla Naneesh
Group Head of Corporate Communications

(+973) 17 543413




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