Muscat: Two Bank Sohar customers had the luckiest night of their lives as they were announced as the winners of Bank Sohar's most awaited annual draw – the Al Mumayaz Savings Scheme 2012 year end draws - and walked away with OMR500,000 and OMR100,000 respectively.
Under the Bank Sohar Al Mumayaz Saving Scheme programme customers and public were invited to attend a grand function at Al Sinislah Fort in Sur, on January 16, 2013. The guest of honour presiding over the event was Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Bahwan Al Mukhaini, member of State Council who graced the occasion and conducted the draw to reveal the names of the lucky winners.
Khalfan Rashid Al Tal'ey, DGM - Retail Banking, Bank Sohar said, "Customer loyalty has always been our core strength. At Bank Sohar, we believe in rewarding our loyal customers to highlight their role in our success. This idea was the genesis behind the Al Mumayaz savings scheme and we saw an overwhelming response from customers.
"All that customers needed to do, to be a part of the daily, quarterly and the year-end cash prizes was to maintain the very nominal minimum average balance required".
The Al Mumayaz "Add to your wealth'' savings scheme 2012 was conceived to encourage savings amongst the bank's customers while providing them with chances to win some of the most lucrative cash prizes in Oman. After a year of successfully organising events and road shows promoting the benefits of the Al Mumayaz scheme, Bank Sohar conducted the grand draws and announced the winners of the year end grand prizes. The winner of the year end grand draw won OMR500,000 and the winner of the exclusive draw took home OMR100,000.
The year end grand draw prize of OMR500,000 went to the lucky customer from the Privilege Banking branch, while the exclusive prize of OMR100,000 went to our customer from Ibra branch.
Representing Bank Sohar at the event, were Khalfan Rashid Al Tal'ey, and Salim bin Khamis Al Maskry, AGM – branches, along with other senior executives who welcomed the guests and thanked them for their support and loyalty to the bank.
Khalfan Rashid Al Tal'ey added, "I wish to convey our heartiest congratulations to the winner of the year end grand prize and winner of the exclusive prize, and we hope that their stories will inspire more of our customers across the Sultanate to get into the habit of saving. In recognition of the immense popularity Bank Sohar has seen for this scheme, we promise an even more attractive campaign under the Al Mumayaz Savings Scheme for 2013."
Overall, the Al Mumayaz Savings Scheme 2012 encouraged customers to earn the chance to win impressive cash prizes while promoting savings, a win-win situation for all account holders with Bank Sohar.
The event to announce the final winners of 2012 saw a great turnout and was covered by Hala FM, giving everyone who was not able to attend a feeling of being present, with live updates from the Al Sinislah Fort in Sur.