BMB Investment Bank shares to resume trading

3 September 2005

ManamaBahrain (3 September 2005– BMB Investment Bank (“BMB”) announced today that trading in its shares would resume on Sunday September 4th on the Bahrain Stock Exchange. The Bank’s shares had been suspended from June 2004 due to the then pending capital re-organization plan.

The resumption of trading in the Bank’s shares marks the final step in the process of capital reorganization which has seen a total of US $52.33 million in new capital injected into the Bank. With this capital increase, the Bank’s capital adequacy ratio stands at 15.47%.