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Arab 100 - Results and Methodology

This survey covered the following countries: Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates

Total capital was defined as tier one capital plus tier two (supplementary capital) where applicable.

Total assets are given as reported in banks' financial statements net of contra accounts

Net profit is stated net of tax and before dividend distribution or allocation to reserves and minority interests.

The survey excludes state corporations and development banks responsible for the general promotion of economic growth.

Arab 100
2000 1999 Bank Country Ended Equity capital ($mn) Equity growth (%) Total assets ($mn) Equity growth (%) Net profit ($mn) Profit growth (%) 00 ROE (%) 00 ROA (%)
1 1 Arab Banking Corporation Bahrain Dec-00 2,321.00 2.79 26,676.00 9.52 127 13.39 5.47 0.48
2 2 Saudi American Bank S.Arabia Dec-00 2,297.20 4.3 21,545.60 4.85 535.4 122.2 23.31 2.48
3 3 National Commercial Bank S.Arabia Dec-98 2,143.60 3.09 24,518.80 7.5 275.7 6.15 12.86 1.12
4 4 Riyad Bank S.Arabia Dec-00 2,138.80 0.75 17,496.20 1.78 323.6

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