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Rustaq branch customer wins RO 400,000 al Mazyona grand prize

BankMuscat set to spring a surprise with exciting 2012 savings scheme

MUSCAT, 7 January 2012 – Excitement gripped Markaz Al Bahja mall as Oman's popular al Mazyona savings scheme from BankMuscat turned out to be a grand celebration for Rashid bin Hamed al Shukaili from Rustaq branch who won the second RO 400,000 jackpot prize of the 2011 scheme. H.E Mohammed Abdullah Al Busaidi, Wali of Seeb, presided at the mega event attended by senior bank officials and picked the lucky winner.

Rashid bin Hamed al Shukaili, 52-year-old businessman, has been banking with BankMuscat for the past 20 years. He benefited from the 'loyalty bonus' and his chances got multiplied 20 times, thereby giving him a huge chance to win the RO 400,000 prize.

Al Shukaili commented on the life-changing experience: “I am delighted to win this big prize from BankMuscat. This is an exciting scheme reflecting the dreams and ambitions of people. I always dreamt of winning a prize and it has totally changed not only my life but also the future of my family."

Al Shukaili is familiar with BankMuscat products and services. Personally, he recommends BankMuscat to friends and relatives because of the many value-added services provided by the Bank. “I am very happy with the banking facilities and the helpful and courteous approach by the staff." Asked what he intended to do with the prize money, Al Shukaili said his dream was to set up a factory in Rustaq.

Said Al Badai, AGM – Branches, said: “We congratulate Al Shukaili for winning the al Mazyona jackpot prize. He represents the experienced generation aware of the responsibilities to maintain prudent savings habits. Customers banking with BankMuscat in all parts of the country are rewarded with attractive prizes and personalised services."

Al Badai added: “BankMuscat recently conducted a country-wide market research on savings schemes to gather feedback from customers on their preferences and needs. The Bank is getting ready to announce an even better savings scheme this year which has been structured after taking into account the findings of the market research, which will be well appreciated by different customers and will once again showcase the leadership position enjoyed by al Mazyona in the market and banking industry."

A large turn-out of crowd, including children, citizens and residents, witnessed the most awaited event in the Sultanate's banking calendar, affirming the vision and constant efforts of BankMuscat to fulfill the aspirations and ambitions of the largest banking family in Oman. The celebrations included cultural and entertainment programmes, including music, drama, magic and cartoon shows for children and family. Exciting prizes were given away to winners of competitions held on the occasion.

In order to maintain the tradition of providing complete transparency of the scheme and good governance, the prize draws and general purpose controls surrounding al Mazyona draws are fully tested and certified by Ernst & Young. The grand draw was witnessed and certified by representatives from E&Y.

al Mazyona, reckoned the savings scheme of the nation, offers one of the biggest prize money in the savings scheme history in Oman. The objective is to create a lifetime change for winners and allow them to invest their prize money in things that will make a lasting difference and the well-being of their families.

In 2011, al Mazyona marked 20 years of fulfilling dreams with a never-before offer guaranteeing bigger and better winning chances for customers across the Sultanate. With attractive weekly, monthly, quarterly and bi-annual grand prizes, the highly inclusive scheme was designed to ensure high-value prizes throughout the year to maximum number of customers.

The 20th anniversary of al Mazyona marked a milestone for Oman. The distinguishing element of the prize draws was the generous use of the theme of 20 and its multiples thereof, establishing al Mazyona's status as the savings scheme for the nation. On this occasion, BankMuscat rewarded loyal customers with bonus winning chances based on the duration of their association with al Mazyona.

Winning with al Mazyona has never been simpler as customers are not required to block their money for long and no average balance is also required, which makes the savings scheme sensible. The flexible scheme makes regular saving easier and is available at the largest network of 130 branches across Oman.

The weekly prizes included RO 2000 each for 12 guaranteed winners from all the Sultanate's regions. The monthly prize was an exciting RO 20,000 each for two winners. The quarterly prizes included RO 200,000 every three months. The climax of al Mazyona was the grand prize of RO 400,000 every six months.