Access Bank Takes Social Responsibility Campaign to Ham Polo Club
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Access Bank Takes Social Responsibility Campaign to Ham Polo Club PR Newswire LONDON, July 8, 2012 LONDON, July 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Access Bank Plc, a leading African financial institution, extended its corporate social responsibility campaign to London's oldest polo ground on

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Access Bank Takes Social Responsibility
Campaign to Ham Polo Club
PR Newswire
LONDON, July 8, 2012
LONDON, July 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/
-Access Bank Plc, a leading African financial institution, extended its corporate social
responsibility campaign to London's oldest polo ground on Sunday 8 July 2012. In
conjunction with UNICEF and Fifth Chukker, the event was held to highlight the needs of
orphaned and vulnerable children in Nigeria.

Ham Polo Club was the setting for this inaugural 'Access Bank Day' which was attended
by senior members of African and Nigerian governments, UK and African business
leaders and customers of Access Bank Nigeria and UK, as well as members of the British
royal family. In addition to raising awareness of those children suffering in Nigeria, the
event also demonstrated the range of UNICEF's charitable projects that address the
needs of these children.
Commenting on the initiative, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, group managing director for
Access Bank said: "We are pleased to have this opportunity to work with UNICEF and
Fifth Chukker to make a difference to the lives of those children suffering in Nigeria.
Socioeconomic development through responsible business practices and environmental
considerations is extremely important. We are committed to supporting this programme
and assisting UNICEF with the good work they are doing in Nigeria."
Access Bank's partnership with the Fifth Chukker Polo Club and UNICEF has already
successfully raised more than N100m (£380,000) for UNICEF projects to help
underprivileged children in Northern Nigeria. The Ham Polo Club has helped raise almost£2million for charity over the last few years through several charitable events that run
each year.
Access Bank has continuously displayed a strong commitment to global health issues by
investing in successful health programmes in Nigeria and other African countries. It has
recently donated $1million to the Global Fund "Gift from Africa Project" to support the fight
against the triple pandemics of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. This gesture makes
Access Bank the single largest African private sector donor to the Global Fund.
Notes to Editors
About Access Bank
Access Bank Plc is a full service commercial bank operating through a network of 348
branches and service outlets located in major centres across Nigeria, Sub Saharan Africa
and the United Kingdom. Listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1998, the bank serves
its various markets through five business segments: Institutional, Commercial, Retail
Banking, Transaction Services and Financial Markets.
The bank has over 800,000 shareholders including several Nigerian and international
institutional investors and has enjoyed what is arguably Africa's most successful banking
growth trajectory in the last ten years ranking amongst Africa's top 15 banks by total
assets and capital in 2012.