Absa Group Limited (Absa or the Group), listed on the JSE Limited is one of South Africa's largest financial services groups. Absa is a subsidiary of Barclays Bank PLC (Barclays), which owns 55,5%. We offer a complete range of retail, business, corporate and investment banking, insurance and wealth management products and services. The Group's business is conducted primarily in South Africa. It also has equity holdings in banks in Mozambique and Tanzania, representative offices in Namibia and Nigeria and bancassurance operations in Botswana and Mozambique.
At 31 December 2012, the Group had 718,2 million shares in issue and a market capitalisation of R117,79 billion. The Group had assets of R807,9 billion, 10,9 million customers, 9 929 automated teller machines and 33 717 permanent employees.
Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail and commercial banking, credit cards, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services with an extensive international presence in Europe, the USA, Africa and Asia.