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Standard Bank Group wins Global Finance Best Bank in Africa
7 April 2014

Standard Bank Group has been chosen as the Best Bank in Africa by Global Finance magazine. In addition, Standard Bank Group received the country awards for Angola, South Africa and Uganda in Global Finance's World's Best Emerging Markets Bank Awards 2014.

Global Finance has also named Standard Bank Group as the Global Best Investment Bank in Frontier Markets and the Best Investment Bank in Africa in its 2014 World's Best Investment Bank Awards.

The World's Best Emerging Markets Bank Awards select top banking performers in emerging markets. Banks are judged on numerous factors including growth in assets, profitability, strategic relationships, customer service, pricing and innovative products.

The World's Best Investment Bank Awards recognise individual banks from various countries, regions and sectors across the globe that have met the criteria set out by Global Finance editors and a team of experts. The awards are based on various elements including market share, number and size of deals, service and advice and structuring capabilities based on deals completed in 2013.

"Winning these accolades across numerous categories is testament to our on-going commitment to becoming Africa's leading financial services organisation," says Ben Kruger Chief Executive of Standard Bank Group.

"Our distinctive African footprint has allowed us to gain strategic insights into the various African markets within which we operate, ensuring that we are uniquely placed to provide our clients with world class service."

Over the years, Standard Bank Group has built strong in-country advisory capability in a number of key global and African markets, including South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Mozambique, China and London, delivering a full range of corporate and investment banking services to clients across various emerging markets. Standard Bank Group's strategy is to remain committed to Africa, with a particular focus on natural resources and infrastructure.

With operations in 19 African countries including South Africa, Standard Bank Group continues to focus on delivering superior sustainable shareholder value by serving the needs of its customers through first-class, on-the-ground operations in chosen countries.

Global Finance is a leading monthly global industry publication aimed at corporate leaders, bankers, investors and executives responsible for making investment and strategic business decisions. See www.gfmag.com.

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