Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – AB Bank Limited, the first private bank of the country celebrated its 29th founding anniversary on Tuesday.

All of its 81 local branches arranged simultaneous programs to celebrate the day in a befitting manner, a bank statement said.

M Wahidul Haque, Chairman of AB Bank, in presence of other directors and officials inaugurated the programme at the head office in the city Tuesday. A welcome speech was delivered in honor of the audience by Kaiser A Chowdhury, President and Managing Director of the bank.

The bank operates through 81 online branches, 11 SME centers, a nationwide ATM network controlled by its own subsidiary Cashlink Bangladesh Limited, two independent subsidiaries in investment banking and capital market, one branch in Mumbai and another Finance company in Hong Kong.

AB Bank will soon launch operations in United Kingdom and Myanmar.

The bank has also planed to introduce new products under corporate and retail banking services. It has also taken up program to offer customized products for Non Resident Bangladeshis (NRB).

BBN/SSR/AD-13Apr11-12:56 am (BST)