To our customers, shareholders and business partners, we at Maybank are grateful to you for your continued support.
For the year ended 31 December 2012, we recorded Pre-tax Profit of RM7.9 billion and provided RM2.0 billion in taxes. We declared total net dividends of RM4.3 billion to our 58,000 shareholders. 49% of the dividends or RM2.1 billion are payable to PNB and the various funds managed by PNB. Another 14% or RM600 million are payable to EPF. These dividends indirectly benefit more than 11 million unit holders of Amanah Saham Nasional, Amanah Saham Bumiputera, Amanah Saham 1Malaysia and Amanah Saham Wawasan and 13 million EPF contributors. That means people like you and us.
With total assets of RM495 billion (USD160 billion), we are the number one banking group in Malaysia and one of the largest in Southeast Asia. With market capitalization exceeding RM77 billion (USD25 billion), we are the most valuable company listed on Bursa Malaysia. Our insurance & takaful arm, Etiqa, is the leading home grown insurance and takaful company. Maybank Islamic is also the largest Islamic bank in Southeast Asia with total assets of RM91 billion.
We continue to play our primary role in mobilizing deposits from customers and channeling them to productive sectors of the economy. One in five cars in Malaysia are financed by us. One in six homes are financed by us. And we are the largest financier to the business community with 20% market share. In short, as the highest rated bank in Malaysia, we not only keep people’s money safe, but we make it productive to help grow the economy.
Beyond business, we also play a part in touching the lives of communities wherever we operate, through numerous corporate responsibility programmes either directly or through our Maybank Foundation. These initiatives are intended to build a sustainable and progressive future for all and are very much in line with our commitment to be at the heart of the communities we serve.
Our heartfelt appreciation to you. Indeed, our success is due to you. Our success is for you.
From 47,000 Maybankers here in Malaysia and across the region.