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Code, standards and communications

This website provides an in depth analysis of the Bank’s standard governance practices. Recent developments in corporate governance, including, amongst other things, the Board’s activities, meetings, performance evaluation, remuneration and interests, management remuneration and incentives, internal controls and audit arrangements, and Islamic banking, in each case in the most recent financial year, can be found in the Bank’s latest annual report.

Click here to view the Bank's latest annual report.

ADCB recognizes the role of good corporate governance in enhancing market stability, protecting shareholders and creating additional shareholder value. ADCB strives to earn and retain the trust of its shareholders, customers and other stakeholders through commitment to upholding high standards of corporate governance which reflect applicable legal and regulatory requirements and best practices. The guiding principles of the Bank’s corporate governance are:

Responsibility - clear division and delegation of authority.

Accountability - in relationships between the Bank’s management and the Board, and between the Board, shareholders and other stakeholders.

Transparency and disclosure - to enable stakeholders to assess the bank’s financial performance and condition.

Fairness - in the treatment of all stakeholders.

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  • Corporate governance code

    ADCB is committed to high standards of corporate governance. The Bank has adopted an internal code of corporate governance, which is based on local regulation and international best practices.

    Click here to view the Bank’s Corporate Governance Code, revised in 2015.

  • Disclosure standards

    In addition to the items mandated for public disclosure by the Securities and Commodities Authority’s Regulations as to Disclosure and Transparency (as amended by Decision no. 75 Year 2004 and Decision no. 155 Year 2005) (the “Disclosure Regulations”), the Bank’s corporate governance principles require the Bank to maintain high standards of disclosure and transparency.

  • Communication with shareholders

    In addition to the Bank’s extensive disclosure through its annual report and website, the Chairman, and the Bank’s strategic relations department, are in regular dialogue with the major shareholders and ensure that the Board understands their views. Enquiries are welcomed from shareholders and other stakeholders concerning their shareholdings and the business of the Bank, and are dealt with in an informative and timely manner. In this regard, the Bank instituted a feedback form on its Investor Relations website page. All shareholders are encouraged to attend the annual general assembly or appoint proxies to attend and vote in their stead.

  • Investor relations

    The Bank's Investor Relations Department is responsible for, amongst other things:

    • Investor and analyst relations
    • Material disclosures to investors and key Bank stakeholders

    Visit Investor Relations web page

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