SM President Frederic DyBuncio receives the award for Asia’s Best CEO

(9 July 2018. Pasay City, Philippines) Philippine conglomerate SM Investments Corporation (SM Investments) and its subsidiaries, SM Prime Holdings (SM Prime), BDO Unibank (BDO) and China Banking Corporation (China Bank) won 14 awards in the recent 8th Asian Excellence Awards of Hong Kong magazine Corporate Governance Asia.

SM and BDO Executives were named as Asia’s Best Chief Executive Officers, namely, SM President Frederic DyBuncio, BDO Chairperson Teresita Sy-Coson, BDO President and CEO Nestor Tan and SM Prime President Jeffrey Lim. For SM Investments, this marks the third year it received the Asia’s Best CEO award.

BDO Executive Vice President and Treasurer, Pedro Florescio III was also recognized as Asia’s Best Chief Finance Officer.

SM and BDO were cited as Best in Corporate Communications while SM, BDO, SM Prime and China Bank received awards for Best Investor Relations Companies. This is also the fourth year that SM Investments received the Best Corporate Communications award and the eighth consecutive year for Best Investor Relations Company.

Named Best Investor Relations (IR) Professionals are Alex Pomento, Vice President for Investor Relations of SM Prime, Luis Reyes, Jr., BDO Senior Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Planning and Alexander Escucha, Senior Vice President and Head of the Investor & Corporate Relations Group of China Bank.

The Asian Excellence Awards are designed to recognize the achievements and excellence in management acumen, financial performance, corporate social responsibility, environmental practices and investor relations. Since its inception in 2011, CG Asia has bestowed accolades on the Best CEO, Best CFO, Best Corporate Social Responsibility, Best Environmental Practices, Best Investor Relations, Best Investor Relations Professionals and Best Financial Public Relations Companies. This year’s winners were picked from several countries across the region including China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Published since 2002, Corporate Governance Asia provides news and analysis on corporate governance issues, boardroom practices and shareholder activism. It is read by 12,000 executives from Asia’s major public companies, regulators, institutional investors, fund managers, lawyers, accountants, academics, and government financial institutions among others.

About SM Investments Corporation

SM Investments Corporation is a leading Philippine company that is invested in market-leading businesses in retail, banking, and property. It also invests in ventures that capture high growth opportunities in the emerging Philippine economy.

SM’s retail operations are the country’s largest and most diversified with its food, non-food, and specialty retail stores. SM’s property arm, SM Prime Holdings, Inc., is the largest integrated property developer in the Philippines with interests in malls, residences, offices, hotels, and convention centers as well as tourism-related property developments. SM’s interests in banking are in BDO Unibank, Inc., the country’s largest bank, and China Banking Corporation, the 6th largest bank.

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Paul Arcenas
VP, Planning and Corporate Communications
SM Investments Corporation
Tel. No. (632) 857-0100 local 1039