BoC among world's top 1,000
Bank of Ceylon has received the global recognition as one of the top
1,000 banks in the world, by the world’s premier banking and finance
Magazine, “The Banker”. The Top 1,000 banks were selected in recognition
of global leaders in the industry for their achievements. The rankings
are one of the industry’s most widely used index of global banking, and
are internationally recognized as the definitive guide to the soundness,
strength and profitability of banks.
Dr. Gamini Wickramasinghe and K. Dharmasiri
The Banker Magazine first published in January 1926 in U.K,
circulated over 180 countries is the key source of data and analysis for
the industry in international finance affairs.
Bank of Ceylon serves over ten million customers island wide and our
commitment to each of them remains steadfast. Fitch Rating Lanka Ltd has
upgraded Bank of Ceylon’s national long-term rating to AA+ (lka) stable
outlook which is the highest rating awarded to a local commercial bank.
Brand Finance Lanka ranked BOC as the number 1 brand in Sri Lanka for
the last four consecutive years. Our mufti-faceted offering is one of
our greatest strengths. From the children’s savings account to corporate
credit, for state sector and private companies, we serve at every level.
The bank has the strength and the diversity of resources to offer its
customers a range of financial solutions; such as Corporate Banking,
Personal Banking, Islamic Banking, Investment Banking, Off-shore
Banking, Development Banking, International and Treasury operations and
Trade Financing services, through its widely spread branch network and
extension offices close to 600 covering all parts of the country. At the
moment the bank has over 1,000 customer touch points covering branches,
extension offices, ATMs and over 800 foreign corresponding agents.
Commenting on this achievement Bank of Ceylon Chairman Dr. Gamini
Wickramasinghe said, “BOC has reached this milestone with a clear vision
to make the impossible possible. That is “One Ten Twelve”, the corporate
agenda for 2012 which translate into one trillion assets, Rs.10 billion
profit in 2012.
This task was achieved well before the target date, in mid 2012.
Therefore BOC became the first bank in Sri Lanka to reach a
prodigious milestone by achieving Rs. 1.0 trillion in assets. Dr.
Wickramasinghe. He said “ if you have a clear vision anything is
possible to achieve”.
BOC possess the strength and the diversity of resources to offer a
complete range of financial solutions to its customers. BOC has further
expanded its unprecedented banking and financial services to overseas
branches in Chennai and Male and banking operations in London.
Bank of Ceylon General Manager K. Dharmasiri said, “the bank has
reached its pinnacle in 2012 by achieving key milestones in terms of
growth in the bottom-line of the bank and expansion in all business
The bank has touched more than 10 million lives in the country. We
are leading in every aspect of banking and financial services.”