Lagos, Nigeria, December 2020 \u2013 FBNQuest Merchant Bank, the investment banking and asset management subsidiary of FBN Holdings Plc, has received an \u201cA\u201d rating from Augusto & Co., which affirms the Merchant Bank\u2019s stable outlook. The rating was assigned in the recently released rating report by Agusto & Co, a foremost rating agency in Nigeria. It recognises the Bank\u2019s better capitalisation ratios and improved profitability during the period, supported by acceptable asset quality, investment banking expertise and trading activities\u201d. According to the Agency, FBNQuest Merchant Bank is in good financial condition and has a strong capacity to meet its obligations to clients. The organisation\u2019s performance over the years has been reflective of a dedicated strategy to deliver increased value to clients by virtue of a wide product range and deep talent pool. The Bank\u2019s value proposition leverages on the strength of the FBN brand, heritage and expertise to provide bespoke financial solutions. Its subsidiaries provide partnerships that enhance the delivery of the organisation\u2019s overall business strategy. Speaking on the rating, Kayode Akinkugbe Managing Director, FBNQuest Merchant Bank stated that \u201cWe are pleased to have been assigned an \u201cA\u201d rating from Agusto & Co. in spite of the current headwinds. We remain committed to being a trusted wealth manager with strong investment banking capabilities\u201d. FBNQuest was recently recognised as the winner of the Deal of Year (Africa) at the 2020 Banker Deals of the Year Awards; the Best Asset Manager (Nigeria) at the 2020 EMEA Finance African Banking Awards; and the Debt Deal Of The Year at the 8th BAFI Awards. Agusto & Co is a Pan African leader in credit ratings and credit reports. They have assigned well over 1,500 ratings across various sectors and their ratings are accepted globally with a wide client base utilizing their ratings as a benchmark to measure business success. FBNQuest Merchant Bank Limited is the investment banking and asset management business of FBN Holdings Plc, one of the strongest and most dependable financial groups in Africa. We are innovative and client-focused, with strong industry and execution expertise to serve our diverse client base of high net-worth individuals, institutions, corporations and governments across a wide range of services. From securing wealth to financing business opportunities, we are constantly searching for what comes next so we can take our clients there first. We are a trusted and inspirational partner founded on innovation, strong heritage and a pioneering spirit that drives us to help our clients look beyond today and redefine tomorrow. We provide services in Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Wealth Management, Institutional Sales and Fixed Income, Currencies & Treasury to support the diverse financial needs of our clients.