The National Investor: Best Asset Management House in the Region

Abu Dhabi – May 22nd 2006: The National Investor (TNI), the region’s leading investment banking firm, was awarded the prize for ‘Best Asset Management House’ during the 7th Annual Banker Middle East Industry Awards, which took place in Bahrain on 16 May 2006. Mr. Orhan Osmansoy, CEO, TNI said: “We are proud to have won such a prestigious award. This award highlights the accomplishments that TNI has achieved in asset management. Going forward, we intend to capitalize on the firm’s strong track record as an investment manager to broaden our fund offering around various asset classes, investment styles and risk profiles.”

About The National Investor (TNI): The National Investor is a leading UAE investment and advisory firm with a distinguished track record in investment banking, private equity, real estate and asset management. The Company is backed by over 120 UAE shareholders who come from the highest echelons of the business and political community. TNI is actively involved in investment banking, private equity, and asset management and is currently ranked as the leading arranger of public share offerings, having lead managed the largest number of public offerings in the UAE to date.