Guaranty Trust Bank plc has continued to consolidate its position as a foremost African brand through adherence to high corporate governance principles, strong financial performance and the introduction of innovative products and services to ensure its stakeholders are well satisfied each time they encounter the GTBank brand. These efforts and the Bank’s numerous achievements in the last 12 months, recently led to its recognition as the top Nigerian Company in the Banking industry according to African Business’ Annual Rankings Magazine. The rankings which incorporates companies that are listed on African stock exchanges also includes those that are listed on other bourses elsewhere in the world and global giants listed on two or more of the Johannesburg, London, Sydney and New York exchanges. Commenting on the recent recognition, Segun Agbaje Managing Director/CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank plc attributed this achievement to discipline, a defined operating strategy, hands on knowledge about the Nigerian market and the passion of GTBank employees, who constantly strive to give 100% above customer expectations every single time. According to the Managing Director, ‘We are a Proudly African and Truly International Institution and are committed to the ideal that our stakeholders should be better off for partnering with us. This principle influences our operations, products, service style and company culture’. Guaranty Trust Bank plc was also recently adjudged the African Bank of the Year Award in Morocco and in its bid to further consolidate its position as the most service focused and profitable bank in Nigeria, it recently upgraded its internet banking platform to make it more secure and to serve customers better and also its innovation of the social banking platform on Facebook which allow customers to bank anywhere in the world. Guaranty Trust Bank plc was established in 1990 and has within the last 22 years come to be recognized as one of the most innovative and service focused banks in the Nigerian financial market space. The Bank operates from 200 business locations in Nigeria and has banking subsidiaries in Cote D’Ivoire, the Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom.