The Egypt – Gulf Company for Investment and Development, S.A.E. (formerly known as the Egyptian – Kuwaiti Company for Investment and Development, S.A.E.) was founded in accordance with the applicable laws of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the provisions of Law No. 8 of 1997 of issuing guarantees and investment incentives, and the provisions of Law No. 159 of 1981 of issuing joint-stock companies with a capital of 3.8 billion Egyptian pounds paid from 381 million Egyptian pounds.