HNB recognised at CMA Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards

Sri Lanka’s leading private sector commercial bank HNB PLC, once again secured its place among
the 10 Best Integrated Annual Reports at the CMA Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards 2020.
Organised by the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA), the sixth
consecutive edition of the awards ceremony was held as a hybrid event, which included a virtual
component in light of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are honoured to once again be ranked among the 10 Best Integrated Annual Reports. The past
year has been one of unprecedented volatility. While challenging, these conditions have also
illustrated the value of maintaining the very highest quality of reporting and disclosures, as it enables
all stakeholders to take decisions based on accurate data. By securing our transparency and
accountability, we also ensure that we remain agile and responsive to an increasingly volatile
operating environment,” HNB Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Dilshan Rodrigo
The award represents the most recent in a long series of accolades won by HNB in the recent past.
Notably, the bank was recognized as the ‘Best Managed Bank During COVID-19 in Sri Lanka’ by the
prestigious Asian Banker Magazine, while the Bank’s Managing Director and CEO Jonathan Alles, was
awarded the Leadership Achievement Award for having delivered the Best CEO response to the
COVID-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka.
HNB was also declared the Best Retail Bank and Best Microfinance Bank in Sri Lanka for the second
consecutive year at the International Finance Awards 2019, in addition to being recognized as the
Best Sub-Custodian Bank in Sri Lanka at the Global Finance Awards 2020. The bank further won the
Award for the Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka for the 11th time at the Asian Banker Awards 2020, in
recognition of its sustainable growth and continuous improvements in processes, products and
services amidst a challenging macroeconomic environment.
With 252 customer centres across the country, HNB is one of Sri Lanka’s largest, most
technologically innovative banks having won local and global recognition for its efforts to drive
forward a new paradigm in digital banking. The bank has continuously won prestigious accolades
locally and internationally and is ranked number 3 on the LMD ‘Most Awarded 2019 /20 Hall of
Fame Top 50 ranking.
Over the recent past, HNB is also ranked among the Top 1,000 banks globally by The Banker
Magazine. Locally, HNB is amongst the ‘Business Today Top 10’ and the ‘10 Most Admired Companies’ in Sri Lanka by CIMA and ICCSL. HNB has been assigned a long-term national rating of
AA+ (lka) by Fitch Ratings (Lanka) Ltd.

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