Bahrain Bourse Becomes the Share Registrar for GFH Financial Group’s Shares

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Bahrain Bourse (BHB) and GFH Financial Group signed on Thursday 20th April 2017 an agreement to assign Bahrain Bourse as a Share Registrar for the shares of the group.

The agreement was signed by the Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Bourse, Shaikh Khalifa bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa, and Mr. Hisham Alrayes, the Chief Executive Officer of GFH Financial Group.

According to the agreement, Bahrain Bourse will provide GFH Financial Group with a variety of services that includes maintaining a record of the share register that holds the shares in electronic form, and updating the data of the registry resulted from dealing on the bank’s shares in accordance with the rules and regulations of Bahrain Bourse.

In addition, the bourse will provide GFH Financial Group with online services that include real-time shareholding confirmations with the percentage of investors’ holdings’ dealings, investors’ account statements, and other periodical reports.

It is worth mentioning that Bahrain Bourse issued a resolution regarding amending the listing requirements of the listed shareholding companies on the Main Board in Bahrain Bourse, which includes registering and depositing the issued shares in the Clearing, Settlement, Central Depository & Registry system in the Bourse, and requires that the establishment and management of the shareholders’ record in the company is in line with the electronic registry system licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain.