SM, BDO Garner Awards from Financial Magazine

(Left Photo) Mr. Jose T. Sio (left), Executive Vice President and Chief Finance Officer of SM Investments Corporation receives the Best CFO in the Philippines award from Mr. Siddiq Bazarwala, Publisher of Alpha Southeast Asia magazine. (Right Photo) SM Investments Corporation SVP for Investor Relations Ms. Corazon Guidote (left), and VP for Corporate Governance Mr. Gil Gonzales (far right) receive the plaque for Most Organised Investor Relations, Best Senior Management Support, Strongest Adherence to Corporate Governance and Best Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility.

(20 September 2013. Pasay City, Philippines)  SM Investments Corporation (SM) and banking arm BDO Unibank, Inc. recently received honors from Alpha Southeast Asia, a Hong Kong-based business publication focusing on international finance in the ASEAN region during a ceremony held recently at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Makati City. The 3rdAnnual Southeast Asia Institutional Investor Corporate Awards polled more than 473 investors and analysts across the region as well as US and Europe. The participants included fund managers with investment interests in Southeast Asia, large institutional investors, insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds, private banks, equity and fixed income brokers as well as buy and sell side analysts. Investor choices were narrowed down to the top 3 in each of the seven award categories. SM’s chief finance officer, Mr. Jose T. Sio, was awarded as the Best CFO in the Philippines.

The multiple awards received by the SM Group are as follows:

Most Organised Investor Relations
BDO Unibank, Inc.

Best Senior Management Support

Strongest Adherence to Corporate Governance

Best Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility

Best CFO in the Philippines
Jose Sio, CFO, SM Investments Corp.

In just over five decades, SM, as a company, has grown from a mere shoe store to become one of the Philippines’ largest conglomerates with diverse and leading operations in retail, banking, and property.


For further information, please contact:

Ms. Corazon P. Guidote
Senior Vice President for Investor Relations
SM Investments Corporation
Email :
Tel. 857-0117

Date: Friday, September 20, 2013

Source: SMIC Investor Relations