Standard Bank
About Standard Bank Group 
 
Standard Bank Group is the largest African bank by assets with a unique footprint across 20 African countries. Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, we are listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, with share code SBK, and the Namibian Stock Exchange, share code SNB. 
Standard Bank has a 155-year history in South Africa and started building a franchise outside southern Africa in the early 1990s.
 
Our strategic position, which enables us to connect Africa to other select emerging markets as well as pools of capital in developed markets, and our balanced portfolio of businesses, provide significant opportunities for growth. 
 
The group has more than 54 000 employees, approximately 1 200 branches and 9 000 ATMs on the African continent, which enable it to deliver a complete range of services across personal and business banking, corporate and investment banking and wealth management.  
Headline earnings for 2017 were R26 billion (about USD2 billion) and total assets were R2 trillion (about USD165 billion). Standard Bank’s market capitalisation at 31 December 2017 was R317 billion (USD28 billion).
 
The group’s largest shareholder is the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the world’s largest bank, with a 20,1% shareholding. In addition, Standard Bank Group and ICBC share a strategic partnership that facilitates trade and deal flow between Africa, China and select emerging markets.
 
For further information, go to http://www.standardbank.com
 
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