July 1, 2022

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Hapoalim posts NIS 1.65b Q1 profit but still no dividend

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This morning, Bank Hapoalim (TASE: POLI) released its to start with quarter financials, exhibiting a revenue for the quarter of NIS 1.654 billion, 22.2% greater than in the corresponding quarter of 2021. The improve is revenue is attributed to continued advancement in the bank’s small business, and also to adjustments in the CPI and to reversals of credit score reduction provisions.

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Regardless of this, the lender has made a decision not to declare a dividend for the second quarter in succession, mainly because of the speedy expansion in its credit history portfolio, chiefly in credit score for genuine estate and design, which has entailed a significant allocation of cash against the credit score awarded, and also due to the fact of the decrease in bond yields, which has afflicted the bank’s shareholders’ fairness.

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“The bank aspires to return to plan dividend distributions in the in the vicinity of potential, when retaining balanced progress, and it thinks that the stage of the bank’s cash ratios as reflected in these fiscal statements, and the extent of its growth, are important milestones on the way to the possibility of renewing dividend distributions for the next quarter of 2022 and onwards. Dividend distributions and their size will be subject to, among the other factors, the bank’s final results, trends and developments in the marketplaces and in macro-financial disorders, the result of utilizing long term regulatory directives, and will be in accordance with the assessments applicable under regulation,” the lender said.

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Yet, straight away right after the monetary statements were being released, Bank Hapoalim announced that it was utilizing a payment approach it made a decision on last calendar year, and that it was carrying out a personal allocation of shares to CEO Dov Kotler, to eleven users of senior administration, to 91 supervisors, and to quite a few managers who retired very last 12 months, amounting to NIS 11.5 million. Of this, Kotler himself will acquire stock-dependent payment of much more than NIS 96,000 in the kind of shares that will be locked up for three years (from the conclude of 2021).

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Credit score to the public amounted to NIS 364.3 billion at the conclude of the to start with quarter, 3.3% a lot more than at the stop of 2021. As need for home financial loans continued to be solid, the financial institution amplified its housing credit history portfolio by NIS 4.6 billion, symbolizing 4.1% growth in the quarter.

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Business credit grew 3.7% in the quarter, company credit score grew 2.7%, and credit score to compact corporations grew 1.4%.

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Published by Globes, Israel business information – en.globes.co.il – on May 23, 2022.

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