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Ordinary General Assembly Meeting FYE 31 March 2012


MENA Capital Holding Company held its Annual General Assembly (AGM) for the financial year ended 31 March 2012 on Thursday, June 28, 2012. On the occasion, the Chairman & Managing Director of the Company, Mr. Hamad Abdullatif Al-Asfour said that in circumstances of slow global economic recovery and limited investment opportunities, MENA Capital has continued to adopt a cautious approach to its investment activities by focusing on strengthening internal controls and streamlining its operations during the past year. At the start of the year, the Company modified its strategic plans to mitigate the impact of the crisis, face its consequences and prepare the Company for the post-crisis phase by capitalizing on opportunities that may arise due to improvements in market conditions. During the year, a solid framework was developed and implemented in all areas of operations and a robust management reporting system was put in place which together facilitated cost monitoring, control measures and compliance with statutory requirements. The results for the year are in line with the level of investing activities that the Company had during the year which were flat due to the uncertainties in the MENA region.

The AGM unanimously approved all items listed in the Agenda, including the audited financial statements of MENA Capital for the FY ended 31st March 2012 along with the Auditor's Report and the Board of Director's Report for the period. The meeting also approved the reappointment of Ernst & Young Al Aiban Al Osaimi & Partners as the statutory auditors of the Company for the FY ended 31st March 2013.
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MENA Capital Holding announces annual profits of KWD 14.4 million and 54.1 fils Earnings per Share.


The General Assembly of MENA Capital Holding endorsed all the items listed on the Agenda during an Ordinary Session on 17 July 2011. Most importantly, the General Assembly endorsed the Financial Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2011 and its Auditors’ Report, the Board of Directors Report and released the Board of Directors’ actions for the said fiscal year.

Hamad Abdullatif Al-Asfour, Chairman & Managing Director of MENA Capital Holding announced during the meeting the Company’s substantial profits covering all losses accumulated during the previous three financial years. The Company reported Net Profits of KWD 14.39 million attributable to shareholders of the parent during the year against a loss of KWD 1.14 million during the corresponding previous year, reversing the negative Earnings per Share (EPS) (3.9 fils negative earnings as of March 31, 2010) to current year positive Earnings per Share of 54.1 fils.

As is typical of any private equity focused investment operations, the Company’s financial performance generated initial accumulated losses of KWD 12.025 million as of 31 March 2010 which were positively reversed when the Company exited one of its investments in Turkey through a subsidiary. As a result, the Company realized significant improvements in Return on Assets (ROA) which is 41.21% at the end of the current year (31 March 2010: -3.38%). The Return on Equity (ROE) too registered a sharp increase to 77.28% from -5.51% at the end of last year. Today, the Company holds a strong liquidity position with no debt on the Holding level. This is reflected in the high liquidity ratios at the end of the current financial year.
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