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Palestine Investment Bank earns a pretax income of $0.92 million in 1H 2011


The Palestine Exchange (PEX) received a draft of reviewed interim consolidated condensed financial statements from Palestine Investment Bank ( PIBC). The PEX disclosure rules in place give all of the PEX listed companies a period of 45 days to report their first half interim financial statements as reviewed by their independent external auditor. Their disclosure has been published on the PEX website ( and emailed to PEX member securities firms in conjunction with this press release.

The disclosed draft financials were not approved by the Palestinian Monetary Authority (PMA) and there may be some material changes. The bank must disclose the reviewed financials by the independent external auditor once approved by the PMA.

The disclosed information includes: an unsigned Independent Accountants" Review Report, the Statement of Financial Position, the Income Statement, the Statement of Comprehensive Income, Changes in Equity Ownership, the Statement of Cash Flows and Notes to the interim financial statements ( 19 notes). The company also provided its interim financial statements via the approved electronic form of disclosure applicable to the Banking & Financial Services Sector. The interim report also includes the additional information required by Article (38/2) of the PEX disclosure rules in place concerning management, issued shares, material changes and significant events that may have affected financial performance during the first half of the year.


According to company data for the first half of this year, net profit before taxes reached 922,199 USD, compared with a net profit before taxes of 3,042,672 USD from the first half of 2010, a net decrease of 69.7% Total assets of the company have reached 262,383,975 USD as of June 30th, 2011, compared to total assets of 264,563,368 USD as of December 31st, 2010, a net decrease of 0.8%. Total liabilities of the company have reached 200,056,697 USD as of June 30, 2011, compared to total liabilities of 202,787,057 USD as of December 31st, 2010, a net decrease of 1.3%. Net ownership equity of the company has reached 62,318,278 USD as of June 30th, 2011, compared with a net ownership equity of 61,776,311 USD as of December 31st, 2010, a net increase of 0.9% in the last six months.


Within the conclusion in the unsigned Independent Auditors’ Review Report ( Ernst & Young), the following was conveyed: Based on our limited review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the accompanying interim consolidated condensed financial statements are not, in all material aspects, presented in accordance with International Accounting Standard No. (34) . An additional paragraph, “Emphasis of a Matter”, was included and conveyed: the company disclosed their financial results without the approval of the Palestinian Monetary Authority (PMA).














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