NBAD Official Bank of F1 Abu Dhabi GP

Abu Dhabi, 15 September 2009 - National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), The Number One Bank in the UAE, has signed TODAY a three-year agreement to sponsor Yas Marina Circuit, which will host the 2009 Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, one of the most anticipated events in the international sporting calendar, from October 30 to November 1st, 2009.

The Bank will be the Official Bank of the 2009 Formula 1™ Etiahd Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the Official Partner of Yas Marina Circuit. Sponsoring Yas Marina Circuit activities for three years and securing the" title of Official Bank of the 2009 Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is a tremendous honor for NBAD. We believe this will further strengthen NBAD's association with world class events and enable the bank to increase its reach to global audience," said Mr. Abdulla Mohammed Saleh AbdulRaheem, NBAD's Group Chief Operating Officer. NBAD is part of the DNA of Abu Dhabi; this move confirms our" commitment to serving and building Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE nation by supporting milestones events and financing projects in different economic sectors to achieve Abu Dhabi Vision 2030" he explained. Since its inception in 1968, NBAD has been committed to the service of" UAE society. This pledge emanates from our belief that social responsibility is one of the pillars which underpin our success as a responsible financial institution" he added. " We pledge to act as a role model in the economic, social and environmental development of the UAE and the countries in which we operate. We are engaged in many vital activities in this regard such as

donations, sponsorships, corporate philanthropy, and CSR projects. Our community support focuses on the areas of education, community development, environment, art, music, and sports" said NBAD's Group Chief Operating Officer.

Ranked as one of the top 50 safest banks in the world, NBAD currently operates across 12 countries on four continents. The bank has one of the largest branches and ATM networks in the UAE and the largest overseas network of all the UAE local banks.

Over the past four decades, the Bank has managed to contribute to the economic and social developments enabling the United Arab Emirates to be considered one of the top emerging economies within a very short period of time. NBAD has been playing significant and leading roles in the economic and social development of the UAE as well as fulfilling our customers' requirements. We are delighted to announce the National Bank of Abu Dhabi as an" Official Partner of Yas Marina Circuit for the next three years and look forward to a mutually beneficial collaboration. This partnership is another example of the commitment by key organizations in Abu Dhabi to support major initiatives like Yas Marina Circuit in the capital," said Richard Cregan, CEO, Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management. Formula 1™ race weekends are watched by more than 600 million" viewers globally, which enables our partners to broaden their reach and visibility both locally and internationally. We are confident that this sponsorship platform can provide the National Bank of Abu Dhabi with an opportunity to leverage significant marketing and business opportunities ".

We are delighted to welcome the National Bank of Abu Dhabi as the" Official Bank of the 2009 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX, said Allsport's spokesperson. "By supporting the Grand Prix the National Bank of Abu Dhabi has secured a year-round association with the Yas Marina Circuit," Allsport added. NBAD is a forward-looking, safe, ethical responsible, , and innovative" bank. We are very keen on working in partnership with the best in class and we are delighted to be working with Yas Marina Circuit on one of Abu Dhabi's most important events" said Mr. Abdulla M.S. AbdulRaheem, NBAD's Group Chief Operating Officer.

We believe Yas Marina Circuit will play an integral part in the development of Abu Dhabi as a leading international city with world class sporting and recreational facilities. As we are committed towards serving the community of the UAE, we are pleased to partner with Yas Marina Circuit as we share the same values and ambitions." he concluded.
About NBAD: The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), The Number One Bank in the UAE, was incorporated in 1968. NBAD has a network of 90 branches in the UAE in addition to Cash offices that are spread out at remote locations to provide banking services to customers stationed at offshore oil operations and in desert locations as well as other government organizations. NBAD also has three Shift offices inside the security areas of the Abu Dhabi International Airport providing currency & traveler's cheques exchange services. The branch network is widened further with over 300 ATMs through which customers perform a variety of transactions. Besides brick & mortar branches, NBAD provides 24 hour internet banking accessibility through NbadOnline and NbadDirect, as well as account access and personalized customer support through the 24-hour Call Centre. NBAD's overseas network stretches from Oman, Kuwait, and Bahrain in the G.C.C., Egypt, Libya, and Sudan in Africa, London, Paris, and Geneva in Europe to Washington D.C. in the U.S.A. The bank provides its customer with a wide variety of financial services targeted at all segments of the retail and corporate market in addition to Fund Management, Brokerage, Leasing, Property Management businesses and Private Banking. NBAD is rated senior long term/short term A+/A-1 by Standard and Poor's, Aa3/P1 by Moodys and AA-/F1+ by Fitch giving one of the strongest combined rating of any Middle Eastern financial institution. NBAD is an award winning leader in the UAE and GCC financial services industry. NBAD was recently awarded the prestigious the 'Best Bank in UAE 2009' from Euromoney, 'UAE Corporate Governance Award' by Hawkamah, Institute of Corporate Governance, the Human Resources Development Award in Banking Sector from Emirates Institute of Banking & Finance Sector, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award, 'Best Bank in UAE' from emeafinance, and Best Personal Loan in product category by The Banker Middle East publications. In previous years, NBAD has also won other prestigious awards such as the Sheikh Khalifa Gold 3 Award, the Dubai Quality Award, the Middle East Excellence Award 2008, ACN Arab Technology Award for the Banking & Finance, CIO Award of The Year, the 'Best Bank in UAE' from Euromoney and Banker publications, 'Human Resources Development Award' from the Emirates Institute for Banking & Financial Studies, the 'Middle East e-Banking Country Award', the 'Outstanding use of IT in Financial Services Award, and excellence award for 'Best use of Technology' from Banker Middle East. The bank has been recognized as a "Super Brand" by Superbrands, the independent authority and arbiter on branding.About Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management (ADMM):ADMM L.L.C. is a joint venture between the Government of Abu Dhabi and ALDAR Properties PJSC, the leading developer in the Emirate. Incorporated in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the company has been established to oversee the construction of Yas Marina Circuit, home of the 2009 Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and the successful ongoing operations of the track. ADMM will manage the circuit's racing properties as well as all other facilities on the circuit grounds, including the drag strip, and karting. ADMM's management team, consisting of leading industry professionals, is committed to delivering a world-class and state-of-the-art motor sport venue.


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