FCMB Group PLC

Lagos: Friday, August 24, 2012 – First City Monument Bank Plc (FCMB) has renewed its partnership with Kinetic Sports to be one of the official sponsors of Copa Lagos Beach Soccer tournament scheduled to hold in December 2012.

Copa Lagos Beach Soccer tournament was first hosted in Nigeria in December 2011 at the Eko Atlantic Mega City site with four teams Brazil, England, South Africa and Nigeria competing. The Nigerian national team, Sand Eagles, emerged tournament winners over world champions Brazil. The teams participating in this year’s tournament are yet to be unveiled.

Mr. Kenny Aliu FCMB’s Group Head, Corporate Communications said “we are proud to be renewing our partnership with Kinetic Sports as the official sponsor in the banking category for the Copa Lagos Beach Soccer tournament which is holding for the second year running in Nigeria. Sponsoring and aligning our brand with this prestigious event is a continuation of FCMB's support for Soccer and Sports as a whole. We have a tradition of supporting and sponsoring FIFA World Cup tournaments locally and; our continued sponsorship of Copa Lagos Beach Soccer tournament once again is a reaffirmation of our policy to support sports and youth development.”

Mr. Samson Adamu, Chief Executive Officer of Kinetic Sports said “Kinetic Sports is fully committed to ensuring the 2012 Copa Lagos tournament is bigger”, promising that this year’s event will be providing more value and leveraging opportunities for FCMB. He went further to say “We are fully committed to offering value to our esteemed sponsors. FCMB was a great partner to have last year and we aim at surpassing expectations this year.”

While the soccer tournament stays as the main feature of the 3-day event, Copa Lagos lived up to its lifestyle claim as it boasted of daily concerts featuring the nation’s biggest musicians and an international fashion sho

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