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Bank of Palestine reports pretax income of $22.16 million in H1 2012


The Palestine Exchange (PEX) received a draft of interim consolidated financial statements from Bank of Palestine Company ( BOP). PEX disclosure rules give all PEX listed companies 45 days to report their first half interim financial statements as reviewed by their independent external auditor. In addition to this press release, this disclosure was published on the PEX website ( and emailed to PEX member securities firms.

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: 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 ( 23 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 should include information required by Article (38/2) of the PEX disclosure rules in place. The company included information regarding management, issued shares, material changes and significant events that may have affected financial performances during the first half of the year.

According to company data for the first six months of the year, net profit before taxes reached 22,158,975 USD, compared with a net profit before taxes of 21,767,354 USD from the first six months of 2011, a net increase of 1.8%. Total assets of the company reached 1,676,243,017 USD as of June 30th, 2012, compared to total assets of 1,653,960,732 USD as of December 31st, 2011, a net increase of 1.3%. Total liabilities of the company reached 1,469,076,326 USD as of June 30th, 2012, compared to total liabilities of 1,459,560,970 USD as of December 31st, 2011, a net increase of 0.7%. Net ownership equity of the company reached 207,166,691 USD (including 619,664 USD in Minority Rights) as of June 30th, 2012, compared with a net ownership equity of 194,399,762 USD (including 572,259 USD in Minority Rights) as of December 31st, 2011, a net increase of 6.6% in the last six months.






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