Amana Bank is a licensed commercial bank in Sri Lanka practising Islamic finance

Strategic Shareholders

Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (14.44%)

Since its inception in July 1983, Bank Islam has not only become the symbol of Islamic banking in Malaysia, it has also played an integral role in setting the stage for a robust growth of the country’s Islamic financial services industry. True to its pioneering and innovative heritage, Bank Islam is committed to its role as a leading vehicle in transforming Malaysia into a global Islamic financial hub. To this end, Bank Islam continuously develops and introduces trend-setting financial solutions, some of which are the first-of-its-kind in the world or at least in the region in widening the breadth of its innovative end-to-end Shariah-based financial products and services, comparable to that offered by its conventional counterparts. Today, Bank Islam parades a wide-ranging list of more than 50 innovative and sophisticated Islamic financial products and services as well as a fast growing network of 138 branches and more than 1200 self-service terminals nationwide. In recognition of its prominence in the industry, Bank Islam was awarded the Reader’s Digest Platinum Award for being the Most Trusted Brand for Islamic Financial Services for five consecutive years from 2009 to 2011

AB Bank Limited Bangladesh (14.44%)

AB Bank is known as one of Bangladesh’s leading private banks since its commencement 33 years ago. It continues to remain updated with the latest products and services, considering consumer and client perspectives. AB Bank has thus been able to keep their consumer’s and client’s trust while upholding their reliability, across time. AB Bank has established its presence in 93 different Business Centres of the country, one foreign Branch in Mumbai, India and also established a wholly owned Subsidiary Finance Company in Hong Kong in the name of AB International Finance Limited. To facilitate cross border trade and payment related services, the Bank has correspondent relationship with over 220 international banks of repute across 58 countries of the World.

Akbar Brothers (Pvt) Limited Sri Lanka (9.98%)

Internationally renowned as one of Sri Lanka’s foremost exporters of Teas, Akbar Brothers has successfully diversified into a range of sectors through strategic reinvention and expansion. Today, the Group has a firm presence in the sectors of Tea, Power Generation, Healthcare, Packaging, Property Development and Environmental Services. Akbar Brothers rank proudly as the largest exporter of Ceylon Tea in the country, a position held for the past 20 consecutive years, and has been the recipient of many top national and international awards over the years including the prestigious Presidential Award for Sri Lanka Exporter of the Year, for outstanding exports to over 90 countries worldwide.

Islamic Development Bank Saudi Arabia (9.62%)

The Islamic Development Bank is an international financial institution established in pursuance of the Declaration of Intent issued by the Conference of Finance Ministers of Muslim Countries held in Jeddah in December 1973. The functions of the Bank are to participate in equity capital and grant loans for productive projects and enterprises besides providing financial assistance to member countries in other forms for economic and social development. The Bank is authorized to accept deposits and to mobilize financial resources through Sharia compatible modes. The present membership of the Bank consists of 56 countries. The vision of the bank is “To be the leader in fostering socio-economic development in member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries in conformity with Sharia.” The IDB Group is committed to alleviating poverty; promoting human development; science and technology; Islamic economics; banking and finance; and enhancing cooperation amongst member countries, in collaboration with its development partners.

Expolanka Holdings PLC (7.22%)

Expolanka’s origins date back to the 1970’s, as an exporter of fresh produce. Now more than 40 years later, Expolanka Holdings is one of Sri Lanka’s finest award-winning enterprises that have achieved phenomenal successes. The company is listed in the Main Board of the Colombo Stock Exchange as a diversified conglomerate. With diversified interests in Freight & Logistics, Travel & Leisure, International Trading & Manufacturing and Strategic Investments sectors, the Group, which has a global presence in over 12 countries and 38 cities, has 60 subsidiaries and joint venture companies. The Group firmly believes that entrepreneurship and business values need to go hand in hand to grow successful, sustainable businesses as Expolanka’s businesses have been built on a solid foundation of values, which has remained the bedrock of its operations. Expolanka’s ‘dare to do’ spirit has enabled the company to transcend ordinary entrepreneurship and be in the forefront of idea and innovation in today’s business sector not only in Sri Lanka, but also in the international arena. In 2014, the Group reached a strategic partnership with SG Holdings Group, a leading logistics group in Japan which includes Sagawa Express, one of the largest delivery companies in Japan. SG Holdings group has a presence in the Asian Region with 24 locally-incorporated subsidiaries in 14 countries outside Japan including China, Vietnam and Singapore.

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