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The Public Bank Group is widely acknowledged for its performance in achieving the highest net return on equity, lowest cost to income ratio and best asset quality amongst Malaysian banking groups.

Founded in 1966 by its Founder and Chairman, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Teh Hong Piow, Public Bank enters into its 50th year of operations in 2016. Today, the Public Bank Group is the third largest banking group in Malaysia with an asset size of RM363.76 billion as at the end of 2015. Listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia in 1967, the Group is the third largest company with a market capitalisation of RM71.90 billion as at the end of 2015. With five decades of sustainable growth, the Group employs more than 18,000 staff and serves more than 9 million customers across the region.

To date, the Public Bank Group provides a comprehensive range of financial products and services comprising personal banking, commercial banking, Islamic banking, investment banking, share broking, trustee services, nominee services, sale and management of unit trust funds, bancassurance and general insurance products. The Group’s strategy remains focused on organic growth in the retail banking business, particularly on the retail consumers and small and medium enterprises (“SMEs”). As one of the top-tier banks in Malaysia, the Group is committed to sustain its strong business momentum and leading market positions.

With a strong tradition of service excellence, Public Bank reaches out to its customers via a network of 259 well distributed branches and over 2,000 self service terminals in Malaysia. In addition to its strong domestic operations, the Group has extensive branch network in the region with a network of 83 branches in Hong Kong, 3 branches in China, 28 branches in Cambodia, 7 branches in Vietnam, 4 branches in Laos and 3 branches in Sri Lanka.

Reputed for its strong financial performance and consistent prudent management, the Public Bank Group continues to be accorded with strong credit and financial ratings from local and foreign rating agencies. Standard & Poor’s reaffirmed Public Bank’s A- long-term rating and A-2 short-term counterparty credit rating with stable outlook. Moody’s Investors Service reaffirmed Public Bank’s foreign currency long-term deposit rating of A3 and short-term deposit rating of P-2 with stable outlook. Rating Agency Malaysia reaffirmed the Bank’s long-term rating of AAA, the highest rating accorded by Rating Agency Malaysia, and its short-term rating of P1 with stable outlook.

Public Bank’s undivided commitment to prudent management and performance excellence continues to be accorded international and domestic recognitions. In 2015, Public Bank was named the Strongest Bank in Malaysia by balance sheet in the Asian Banker 500 Strongest Bank. The Group has been bestowed with many best bank awards and excellence in corporate governance by other national and international publications. The Group will not be complacent but will continue to strive for greater performance excellence.

As a responsible corporate citizen, the Public Bank Group remains committed towards improving the quality of life of the workforce and their families as well as the community and society at large. Through its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, the Group continues to focus on nation building, enhancement of the market place, promotion of the workplace and environment conservation. These initiatives are implemented through the Group’s participation in programmes involving education, graduate employment, professional development, healthcare as well as support of the underprivileged. The Group will continue to seek ways to create a better community and corporate environment for everyone involved.