ALLIED IRISH BANKS (AIB) is the Republic of Ireland's largest banking and financial services organization. The company was formed in 1966 through an alliance of three banks dating from the 19th century: The Provincial Bank, The Royal Bank, and The Munster and Leinster banks. They are now a global organization operating predominantly as a retail and commercial bank with representation in Europe, the Pacific Rim, and the United States.

Worldwide, the AIB Group has 800 offices, 25,000 employees, and approximately 40,000 shareholders. In terms of capital it is ranked 164th out of the world's top 1,000 banks having assets of about $40 billion. They have strong franchises in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Great Britain and Poland and are also a key investor (22.5 percent ...

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