Dubai Investments, the leading Middle East investment and a public joint stock company listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM), has announced distribution of 10% cash dividend to the shareholders for the financial year ending December 31, 2019. A proposal to this effect was approved by the shareholders at the company’s virtually held 24th Annual General Meeting [AGM] on June 3rd, 2020.
Abdulrahman Ghanem Al Mutaiwee was elected as the company’s new Chairman and Khalid Bin Kalban as its new Vice-Chairman. The other board members comprise of Ali Fardan Ali Al Fardan, Mohamed Saif Darwish Al Ketbi, Khaled Mohammad Ali Al Kamda and two new members, Abudulrahman Mohamed Rashed Alshared and Hussain Nasser Ahmed Lootah.
The company’s shareholders also approved all other resolutions presented by Dubai Investments Board of Directors. The Group has reported profit attributable to the shareholders of the Company of AED 657.4 million for the year ended 31 December 2019 as compared to AED 651.4 million in the previous year.
Total assets of the Group have increased by AED 1.41 billion and stands at AED 20.96 billion as of 31 December 2019 (2018: AED 19.55 billion). The increase in total assets is mainly attributable to acquisition of additional 66% interest in Globalpharma LLC and cost incurred on development of real estate projects during the year.
During the AGM, the Company stated that it is studying and evaluating businesses to review and enhance business continuity plans as new strategies are solidified.
The Company confirmed it has a strong foundation and ability to withstand pressure, streamline businesses, ensure the safety and well-being of workforce and reduce business impacts. It also assured a healthy liquidity portfolio with plans focused on tapping into the right stimulus measures keeping liquidity stable and maintaining operational resiliency.
The Company also confirmed remaining upbeat on future prospects and striving to strengthen existing businesses and highlighted 2020 as the 25th year of successful business investments.