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Share Information
Byblos Bank currently has two types of shares – common and preferred – in circulation, all of which are traded on the Beirut Stock Exchange. 

The capital of the Bank is divided into 569,515,040 shares with a par value of LBP 1,210, consisting of:

  • 565,515,040 Common Shares,
  • 2,000,000 Series 2008 Preferred Shares,
  • 2,000,000 Series 2009 Preferred Shares.

Capital Increase In 2010
The Extraordinary General Assembly of the Bank's shareholders held on 19 February  2010 decided to increase the capital of the Bank from LBP 516,834,898,800 to LBP 689,113,198,400, i.e. for an amount of LBP 172,278,299,600, by way of issue of 142,378,760 new common shares with a par value of LBP 1,210 each, having the same rights and obligations as previously issued common shares. The newly issued shares received dividends for 2010.

Series 2008 Preferred Shares
On 15 August 2008, and based on the decision of the Extraordinary General Assembly held on 18 July 2008, the Bank issued Series 2008 Preferred Shares, according to the following terms:
Number of shares: 2,000,000
Share's issue price: USD 100
Share's nominal value: LBP 1,210
Benefits: Non-cumulative annual dividends of USD 8.00 per share, subject to the availability of non-consolidated distributable net profits.
Repurchase right: Redeemable (at a date subsequent to the approval of 2013 accounts by the General Assembly) at the Bank's option at the issue price plus any declared but unpaid distributions for all the years preceding the year of the call, with the condition that at least 25% of the original number of the preferred shares are called each time.

Series 2009 Preferred Shares
On 4 September 2009, and based on the decision of the Extraordinary General Assembly held on 1 August 2009, the Bank issued Series 2009 Preferred Shares according to the following terms:
Number of shares: 2,000,000
Share's issue price: USD 96
Share's nominal value: LBP 1,210
Benefits: Non-cumulative annual dividends of USD 8.00 per share, subject to the availability of non-consolidated distributable net profits.
Repurchase right: Redeemable (at a date subsequent to the approval of 2014 accounts by the General Assembly) at the Bank's option at USD 100 plus any declared but unpaid distributions for all the years preceding the year of the call, with the condition that at least 25% of the original number of the preferred shares are called each time.

Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs)
On 6 February 2009, the Bank entered into a depositary agreement with The Bank of New York Mellon (acting as depositary) and established a Global Depositary Receipts Program pursuant to which holders of common shares were given the option to deposit their common shares for the issuance of GDSs at a ratio of 50 common shares per GDS. GDSs, representing 11.38% of the common shares, were issued under the GDR Program and admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange's Main Market on 19 February 2009, making the Bank the first Lebanese bank to obtain a listing on the Official List of the United Kingdom Listing Authority in 12 years.

Priority Shares
On 10 December 2005, the Bank issued 206,023,723 priority shares that have the same rights and obligations as ordinary shares, and benefit from an additional yearly distribution of 4% of the priority shares' nominal value representing non-cumulative distribution of the non-consolidated net profits. On 5 May 2011, on the date of the Ordinary General Assembly, priority shares were automatically converted into ordinary shares.

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