Facade of a Bank of Sharjah branch.
The Bank has already obtained the approval of the capital increase from CBUAE and SCA. Image Credit: Gulf News Archive

Sharjah: Bank of Sharjah approved to increase its capital by Dh800 million during its Annual General Meeting held on May 4, 2023. This move is set to enhance the Bank’s financial position and foster future growth. The strategic step involves issuing 800 million new shares at par.

Sharjah Asset Management, the investment arm of Sharjah Government, will be the primary beneficiary of this capital increase, raising its shareholding in the bank from 17.16 per cent to approximately 40 per cent. This development demonstrates the strong and continued partnership between Bank of Sharjah and the Government of Sharjah. The Bank has already obtained the approval of the capital increase from the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) and the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA).

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“This significant capital injection is a testament to the unwavering confidence our strategic shareholder places in our vision and future endeavors,” said Sheikh Mohammed Bin Saud Al Qasimi, Chairman of Bank of Sharjah. “With this boost, we are now empowered to accelerate growth, enrich customer experiences, reward shareholders, and make a profound impact on the community at large.”

“The capital increase will bring the Bank’s total capital to Dh3 billion, significantly bolstering its financial position and enhancing its ability to pursue new opportunities and investments,” he added.