Gulf Bank, yesterday received the ‘Best Retail Bank’ award from Arabian Business Magazine, the best selling business magazine in the Middle East. The awards ceremony was held at the Marriot Courtyard Hotel, Kuwait, on Sunday 21st June 2010. Mr. Aly Shalaby, General Manager Consumer Banking Group said: “We are proud to win the prestigious Best Retail Bank Award. Gulf Bank originally set out to make a long-term commitment to customer service, growth and product innovation. This award recognises the Bank’s remarkable success and is a testament to the progress that Gulf Bank has made in Kuwait. It further reinforces our reputation as a market leader in product and service innovation and we are rapidly building a reputation as Kuwait’s preferred local Bank.” Today’s announcement comes on top of a number of other major awards which Gulf Bank has recently won including: Best Contact & Service Centre; Best Public Relations Campaign for Corporate Social Responsibility; Localization Award from the GCC Council of Ministers of Labour and Social Affairs, for the 5th consecutive year for the employment, development and training of nationals; Best Employer Award in the GCC at the GCC Human Resource Excellence Awards, and Best Loyalty Program. The Best Retail Award was judged by editors with input from industry analysts, corporate executives and banking consultants.