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Managing Director Chief Executive Officer of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated Mr Arnold Ekpe, has disclosed that the bank will remain focused on improving its services and financial performance.

Ekpe made the pledge at the award presentation ceremony as the 'Best Bank in Africa' in the Euromoney 2011 Excellence Awards held in London recently.

In a statement issued by the bank in Lagos, he said that the bank's vision had always been to provide world-class banking services, whilst enhancing the financial integration of Africa.

'Whilst this accolade comes as a gratifying acknowledgement of the group's significant progress to date, we are mindful of the need to remain focused on improving our services and financial performance.

We are grateful for the continued support of our clients, shareholders and employees, without whom this achievement would not have been possible, 'he said.

In its evaluation, Euromoney highlighted Ecobank's reach in Africa and its role in providing the banking infrastructure for Africa's growing middle class and in facilitating banking transactions across the continent.

The annual Euromoney Award for Excellence in the financial services industry, now in its 20th year, has one central theme of recognising institutions and individuals that demonstrate leadership, innovation, and momentum in the markets.

Incorporated in Lomé, Togo, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) is the parent company of the leading independent regional banking group in Africa.

It currently operates in 30 African countries with an affiliate in Paris and representative offices in Dubai, Johannesburg, London and Luanda. ETI is listed on the stock exchanges in Lagos, Accra and the West African Economic and Monetary Union