Reference: Our disclosure dated 27 December 2011.
Due to the news published by some media regarding purchase of a bank in Pakistan, it is deemed necessary to make the following disclosure.
In our above-mentioned disclosure, it was announced that the Isbank Head Office had been authorized to take the necessary initiatives for opening a branch in Pakistan.
In this regard, the option of purchasing some of the HSBC branches that are operating in Pakistan is also being considered. As soon as there is concrete progress further disclosure will be made.
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