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MBSB History in Brief

The origin of Malaysia Building Society Berhad (MBSB) can be traced back to the Federal and Colonial Building Society Limited incorporated in 1950. In 1956, it changed its name to Malaya Borneo Building Society Limited (MBBS), with the Malaysian government as its major shareholder. MBBS was then listed on the Stock Exchange of Malaya and Singapore in August 1963.

The company became an incorporation in Malaysia under the Companies Act 1965 on 17 March 1970, before it was listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange, now Bursa Malaysia on 14 March 1972. The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is currently the holding entity of MBSB.

MBSB has been at the forefront of the nation’s financial services industry and economic development for decades.

MBSB marked a new chapter with the finalisation of the acquisition of the entire equity interest of Malaysian Industrial Development Finance (MIDF) from Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) on 2 October 2023. The completion of the merger is strategically compelling as the enlarged Group emerges as a major player in Islamic banking, with strengthened capacity through a bigger balance sheet, a wider reach, and a whole range of new offerings from Consumer Banking, Commercial & SME Banking to Corporate & Investment Banking businesses.

MBSB welcomes MIDF as the Group’s new member company in addition to its current member company, MBSB Bank Berhad.

By combining the strengths, MBSB Group is well-positioned to provide customers with better service, innovative products, personalised experiences, and even greater sustainability.

MBSB Corporate Highlights
  • MBSB has been granted with an exemption under Section 7(4) of the Borrowing Companies Act 1969 (BCA).
  • As a result of the change from BCA to Finance Companies Act (FCA), all references to borrowing business and borrowing company were to be construed respectively as finance business and finance company.
  • The FCA was later repealed by Banking and Financial Institutions Act 1989 (BAFIA).
  • The BAFIA has been repealed and replaced with FSA 2013.
  • On 6 November 2017, MBSB entered into the Share Purchase Agreement with the shareholders of Asian Finance Bank Berhad ("AFB/Vendors") for the proposed acquisition by MBSB of the entire equity interest in AFB for an aggregate purchase of RM644,952,807.66 to be satisfied by way of cash amounting to RM396,894,036.26 and the issuance of 225,507,974 Consideration Shares at an issue price of RM1.10 per Consideration Share ("the Acquisition").
  • The Acquisition was approved by the shareholders of MBSB on 23 January 2018. The shareholders also approved the transfer of Shariah Compliant Assets and Liabilities of MBSB to AFB via a Members' Scheme of Arrangement.
  • Pursuant to the abovesaid approval and upon completion of the transfer of shares and the payment of the balance of the purchase consideration to the Vendors, AFB became a wholly owned subsidiary of MBSB on 7 February 2018. AFB undertook a rebranding exercise on 2 April 2018 and changed its name to MBSB Bank Berhad ("MBSB Bank").
  • MBSB announced on 2 October 2023 the finalisation of the acquisition of the entire equity interest of Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad (MIDF) from Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB).
  • The purchase consideration of RM1.01 billion was settled by the issuance of 1.05 billion new MBSB shares at RM0.9652 per share (Final Consideration Shares), which have been allotted to PNB on 2 October 2023.
  • Through this merger, MIDF is now a wholly- owned subsidiary of MBSB and PNB emerges as a substantial shareholder of MBSB with an equity stake of 12.78%. The Employees Provident Fund’s (EPF) shareholding in MBSB is reduced from 65.78% to 57.45%.