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With SAS®, United Bank Limited strengthens enterprise risk management

SAS® to form software cornerstone for faster loan processing, improved ratings, lower costs

CARY, NC  (03 Apr. 2013)  – Reflecting increasing technological advancement across Pakistan's banking industry, United Bank Limited (UBL) will use software from business analytics leader SAS to increase the effectiveness of its enterprise risk management system. One of the oldest and largest commercial Pakistani banks, UBL plans to implement SAS solutions for managing credit, market and operational risk. With SAS as its risk management framework, UBL can adopt more banking best practices into its operations to improve ratings, reduce finance costs, generate faster feedback from loan applications and help meet Basel II requirements.

UBL will use SAS' powerful analytics to develop custom scorecards and credit risk models rapidly, investigate existing and new portfolio customers, accurately model capital requirements, and maintain a comprehensive audit trail. SAS will also enhance UBL's application scoring, customer behavior analytics, and the bank's ability to effectively manage data for better decision making.

By optimizing its comprehensive risk management strategy, UBL plans to achieve business benefits while complying with Basel II regulations. With SAS for Enterprise Risk Management, the bank will effectively integrate its risk management procedures across and within its main business lines.

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ABOUT UNITED BANK LIMITED

Founded in 1959, United Bank Limited (UBL) is one of Pakistan's largest private banks with a global strategic outlook and a strong track record of business growth, in terms of both volume and profit. UBL operates a network of more than 1,200 branches across Pakistan, including nine domestic Signature Priority Banking lounges and 17 overseas branches. UBL offers a dynamic portfolio of globally competitive products and services. With a credit rating of AA+/A-1+ and a customer base exceeding 3.5 million, UBL is at the forefront of the banking and financial services sector in Pakistan.

About SAS

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions delivered within an integrated framework, SAS helps customers at more than 60,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.

The Canadian subsidiary of SAS has been in operation since 1988. Headquartered in Toronto, SAS employs more than 300 people across the country at its Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Montréal offices. www.sas.com/canada

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