KARACHI (PR) - Soneri Bank Limited posted a profit before tax of Rs.1,624.265 million and profit after tax of Rs.975.982 million for the half year ended 30 June 2018. These amounts are higher than the corresponding period last year by 12.02 percent and 20.22 percent respectively. Earnings per share of the Bank stood at Rs. 0.8853 which is also 20.22 percent higher than corresponding period of 2017.The Board in its 163rd meeting held on 28August 2018, approved the Bank’s un-audited condensed interim financial statements for the half year ended 30 June 2018. During the period deposits grew by 7.07 percent closing at Rs. 243.417 billion (December 2017: Rs. 227.348 billion). Net advances grew by 2.39 percent to Rs. 168.219 billion (December 2017: Rs. 164.293 billion).