Despite significant losses recorded for the year US$ 33.5 million, the Bank ended the year with significant fair value gains of US$ 9.7 million

1 March 2010

Manama, Bahrain (1 March 2010) – BMB Investment Bank (“BMB” or the “Bank”) today announced its full year results for the financial year end 31 December 2009, and discussed the success of some of the key initiatives and, importantly, positive developments on its key business.