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Absa’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Maria Ramos will retire at the end of February 2019. Maria has been Group Chief Executive since 2009 and she has led the Group through significant milestones. René van Wyk has been appointed as the Interim Chief Executive.

We are pleased to announce that Sandro Bucchianeri, Absa Acting Group Chief Security Officer, has been named a member of the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council’s (PCI SSC’s) newly-elected Board of Advisors

In all our businesses we have colleagues from different African countries, something of which we are very proud. We are deeply disturbed by the violence and attacks that this is happening in our country, and we condemn it in the strongest terms.

We have partnered with the Maharishi Institute (MI) to set up the Absa Cybersecurity Academy to address a skills shortage.

Absa is the first issuer to secondary-list metal exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on A2X Markets,

Barclays Africa Group Limited has officially been renamed Absa Group Limited and started trading under its new name and new share code (ABG) on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The new strategy prioritises cultural transformation as well as restoring leadership position in the group’s core business areas, and developing pioneering propositions for customers and clients.

Today, Absa, one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups, launches their UK office. Officially trading as Absa Securities UK, the move supports the group’s ambition to bring the world to Africa as the preferred corporate & investment banking partner between UK and European investors looking to do business in the continent’s growing economies.

Absa Group Limited today reported good progress in positioning to deliver on the new corporate strategy it launched in March 2018. The group, previously known as Barclays Africa Group, reiterated its goal to double its share of banking revenues in Africa to 12%.

Absa Group, formerly Barclays Africa Group, launches a new visual identity supported by a new marketing campaign. The group’s new logo features ‘absa’ in lower case, offering a more human, approachable and understated feel than its predecessor.

Absa Group Limited reported an increase in earnings, revenue and dividend for the first half of 2018 today. The group reported its first set of financial results as `Absa Group’ after being renamed on 11 July this year as it separates from the international Barclays PLC group.