Dated: April 4, 2006: JCR-VIS, a credit rating company has assigned a Management Quality rating of AM3 denoting “Good Quality Management” to Faysal Asset Management Limited (FAML). The rating company noticed that the investment policies have been clearly defined for the two funds under management. Faysal Asset Management, launched in 2003, a leading asset management company is a joint venture of Faysal Bank, Islamic Company of the Gulf (IICG), and AKD securities Ltd. Faysal Asset Management is currently managing over 3.2 billion rupees in two diverse mutual funds namely Faysal Balanced Growth Fund (FBGF), and Faysal Income & Growth Fund (FIGF). JCR-VIS also noted quality investment discipline enforced by the management company. Faysal Asset Management also benefits from the strong franchise of Faysal Bank, which also provided enhanced market reach.