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After conclusion of our intended merger, we will become

Saudi National Bank

 
 
A bank for all

A message from the leadership of NCB and Samba.

This merger of NCB and SAMBA would create a clear national champion that will transform the local banking sector and catalyze the delivery of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030

Saeed Mohammed Al-Ghamdi, Chairman of NCB

Our goal is to approach this merger with the objective to maximize opportunities for our customers, employees, local communities and shareholders. Together, SAMBA and NCB could truly become a bank for all

Ammar Alkhudairy, Chairman of SAMBA

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A new Saudi banking champion 

Largest wholesale bank supporting economic transformation in Saudi Arabia

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Creating the future

Unlocking value for families, entrepreneurs and visionaries

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Revolutionizing the Saudi banking industry 

The new, bigger bank will achieve significant value, driving positive impact for shareholders, customers and communities

 

The merged bank in numbers

Resilient powerhouse with strong liquidity and robust capital position 

Based on aggregated financials as at 30 June 2020

82%

loan to deposit ratio

120

billion

combined equity base
(USD 32 billion)

SAR

The largest bank in Saudi Arabia and the number one bank in the MENA region by net income – SAR 7.2 billion (USD 1.9 billion)

Based on aggregated financials as at 30 June 2020

(USD 223 billion)

837 billion

SAR

in assets
Merger timeline

Get your updates on the merger journey

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Jun 25

2020

Merger announcement

Initial disclosure to pursue merger discussions and start due diligence

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 Jul 01
2020

Due diligence

Merger studies period for both banks

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Oct 11
2020

Merger agreement signed

Signing of the agreement to proceed with the merger

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Est. Q2

2021

Start of integration

Deal completion

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Mar 01

2021

Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) vote

Shareholders vote on the proposed merger after regulatory approvals

Stay up to date with what media is saying about the merger process

 
Latest news

Date

Article Headline

Publication

Link

30 Jun 2020

NCB and Samba merger would create new Middle East megabank 

The Banker

30 Jun 2020

NCB-Samba merger to create national champion in banking

Arab News

 
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Shareholders & investors

Learn more about the transaction and its benefits by downloading our investor presentation. For additional information or questions relating to your investment, please get in touch with your bank's investor relations representative.

 

Frequently asked shareholder & investor questions

If you have a question that has not been answered below, view the full investor FAQ document

What am I getting as a shareholder?


The proposed merger will unlock considerable synergies and growth potential to maximize value for all stakeholders. Shareholders will benefit from the strategic and financial upsides of the merger as the larger franchise will deliver more opportunity and drive long-term shareholder value. For more information, please download the investor FAQs




Why and when should shareholders vote for the merger?


As a shareholder, you will be invited to vote on the proposed merger at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), following which, if the merger will be agreed by the shareholders of both banks, the two entities’ shares will be combined and the starting date of trading the new entities’ shares will be dependent on obtaining all necessary approvals from the Capital Market Authority (CMA) and the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul). For more information, please download the investor FAQs




What will be the dividend policy going forward?


Discussions are ongoing but no final decisions have yet been made. Both banks are working together to create a dividend policy that is in the best interest of all stakeholders

However, the combined entity will have a strong capital position and any dividend policy decisions will be a reflection of its capital strength. For more information, please download the investor FAQs




What happens after the firm intention announcement?


The next step is to seek both banks’ shareholders’ approval on the proposed merger in the upcoming EGM. The timing of the EGM will be subject to the completion and publication of an Offer Document and Shareholder Circulars that are required by the regulators. You will be notified on the process in due course. For more information, please download the investor FAQs




Why are the banks merging?


The proposed merger will unlock considerable synergies and growth potential to maximize value for all stakeholders:It will create a new Saudi banking champion which will be a regional powerhouse in the consolidating Saudi and MENA banking landscape. It will be the number one bank in Saudi Arabia serving approximately 25% of the retail and wholesale banking market with aggregated SAR 837 billion ($223 billion) assets. For more information, please download the investor FAQs





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Customers

The proposed merger of NCB and Samba will deliver a world of benefits for customers, from upgraded services to new products. In the meantime, it will be business as usual for all corporate and personal banking clients at both banks, and you will be kept informed by your bank well in advance of any planned changes to services or products.

If you wish to know more about the merger, please download the documents below. For questions related to customer service, please reach out to your usual customer service contacts, which we have listed for you here.

 

Customer contacts

NCB customers
Email 

contactus@alahli.com 
Telephone

800 116 0131

Samba customers
Email 

CustomerCare@samba.com 

Telephone

800 124 2000

Frequently asked customer questions

If you have a question that has not been answered below, view the full customer FAQ document

What am I getting as a shareholder?


The proposed merger will unlock considerable synergies and growth potential to maximize value for all stakeholders. Shareholders will benefit from the strategic and financial upsides of the merger as the larger franchise will deliver more opportunity and drive long-term shareholder value. For more information, please download the investor FAQs




Why and when should shareholders vote for the merger?


As a shareholder, you will be invited to vote on the proposed merger at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), following which, if the merger will be agreed by the shareholders of both banks, the two entities’ shares will be combined and the starting date of trading the new entities’ shares will be dependent on obtaining all necessary approvals from the Capital Market Authority (CMA) and the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul). For more information, please download the investor FAQs




What will be the dividend policy going forward?


Discussions are ongoing but no final decisions have yet been made. Both banks are working together to create a dividend policy that is in the best interest of all stakeholders

However, the combined entity will have a strong capital position and any dividend policy decisions will be a reflection of its capital strength. For more information, please download the investor FAQs




What happens after the firm intention announcement?


The next step is to seek both banks’ shareholders’ approval on the proposed merger in the upcoming EGM. The timing of the EGM will be subject to the completion and publication of an Offer Document and Shareholder Circulars that are required by the regulators. You will be notified on the process in due course. For more information, please download the investor FAQs




Why are the banks merging?


The proposed merger will unlock considerable synergies and growth potential to maximize value for all stakeholders:It will create a new Saudi banking champion which will be a regional powerhouse in the consolidating Saudi and MENA banking landscape. It will be the number one bank in Saudi Arabia serving approximately 25% of the retail and wholesale banking market with aggregated SAR 837 billion ($223 billion) assets. For more information, please download the investor FAQs





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Media

Members of the media are encouraged to reach out and to make use of the media pack available for download.

 

Why are the banks merging?


The proposed merger will unlock considerable synergies and growth potential to maximize value for all stakeholders:

It will create a new Saudi banking champion which will be a regional powerhouse in the consolidating Saudi and MENA banking landscape. It will be the number one bank in Saudi Arabia serving approximately 25% of the retail and wholesale banking market with aggregated SAR 837 billion ($223 billion) assets. For more information, please download the media FAQs.




What is your outlook and strategy for the combined bank?


Accelerate growth in retail by increasing the product penetration across the combined client base through delivering best-in-class innovative propositions, foster SMEs development and lending, growing residential financing and promoting financial literacy. Strengthen leadership in wholesale by supporting the Kingdom’s landmark deals and mega projects, increase presence in treasury and capital markets, as well as facilitating trade and capital flows in and out of Saudi Arabia into global markets. For more information, please download the media FAQs.




How does this merger align with the objectives of Vision 2030?


Saudi Arabia’s economic reforms are beginning to bear fruit and with mega-projects starting to come to life, the need for a new Saudi banking champion with reach and innovation is necessary for Saudi Arabia’s private sector to enable the next phase towards Vision 2030. The Saudi banking sector has long been ripe for consolidation and with exceptional performance and efficiency from both banks, now is the perfect time to merge. For more information, please download the media FAQs.




What are the expected synergies from the merger?


The merger is expected to result in SAR 800 million ($213 million) cost synergies through economies of scale and enhanced productivity and sharing of best practices. Cost synergies would represent ~9% of the combined banks. Additionally, there exists a high potential for revenue synergies through leveraging best practices across both organizations to boost product cross-sell in Retail and Wholesale, improve operating model and sales and optimize investment portfolio. For more information, please download the media FAQs.




With all the economic uncertainty and slow growth, was this a wise decision?


Saudi Arabia’s banking sector is at a turning point that would result in the emergence of a new Saudi banking champion that can propel the Kingdom towards its Vision 2030 goals. It is an opportune time to form a hub for banking innovation that will leverage scale, reach and digital capabilities to drive the future of banking with enhanced products and exceptional customer experience. For more information, please download the media FAQs.





Frequently asked media questions

If you have a question that has not been answered below, view the full media FAQ document

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