Sunday, February 13, 2011

FALCON PRIVATE BANK STRENGTHENS PRESENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST




Zurich, Switzerland and Dubai, UAE: Falcon Private Bank, the Swiss wealth management specialist,

recently reiterated its commitment to the Middle East with the announcement of the opening of a
representative office in Abu Dhabi. Falcon Private Bank offers personalized wealth management
and investment solutions to private clients, wealthy families and institutional investors.

The Swiss Private Bank has been present in the region with its Dubai representative office since 2008
and has been owned by Aabar Investments PJSC since April 2009, a global investment company based
in Abu Dhabi, which in turn is majority controlled by the state-owned International Petroleum Investment
Company (IPIC).

In a recent visit to the UAE, Falcon Private Bank CEO, Eduardo Leemann commented, “We are very
excited about the positive direction in which our global strategy is going, and with our impending
expansion plans in the dynamic and fast-growing Middle East market. We have grown our business in the
region significantly over the last year. Abu Dhabi offers very promising potential for the future given the
city’s economic prospects and we are looking forward to the opening of our second Middle Eastern office
in the first quarter of 2011.”

“Our fast approaching expansion into the UAE capital will offer great potential for the future, and promises
to solidify the Bank’s success in the region and the strong backing of our owners,” added Zafar Khan,
Chief Executive MENA Region, Falcon Private Bank.

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FALCON PRIVATE BANK LTD. is an experienced Swiss private bank specialized in wealth management for private clients,

wealthy families and institutional investors. Its clients all over the world enjoy the benefits of over 40 years of experience in Swiss
private banking and the financial strength and solidity of its owner Aabar Investments PJSC. Falcon Private Bank has branches and
representative offices in Geneva, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai.

AABAR INVESTMENTS PJSC is a global investment company investing across industry sectors in attractive opportunities with

significant long-term growth potential. International Petroleum Investment Company, an investment company wholly owned by the
Government of Abu Dhabi, owns 86.16% of the shares in Aabar.

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