Accepting the award on “Best Company for Leadership Department Stores Asia” for SM is Mr. Gil Gonzales (right), Vice President for Corporate Governance and Risk Management at SM Investments Corporation. Also in the photo is Mr. Guido Giommi, President of Le Fonti Publishing House, the organizer of the IAIR Awards.

4 December 2013, Pasay City, Philippines.  SM Investments Corporation (SM) clinched the “Best Company for Leadership Department Stores Asia” award from the International Alternative Investment Review magazine, a global independent publication and one of the fastest growing magazines worldwide with regard to issues on global economy and sustainability.

The IAIR Awards is focused on Global Economy and Sustainability and in particular the following categories: Green Economy, Alternative Investments, Business Opportunities, Global Corporate Excellences, Forex, Exchange Traded Funds or ETFs and Commodities, Law, Asset Management, Family Office and Wealth Management, Philanthropy, Private Equity, Real Estate and Property, Succession Planning and Family Business.  A poll is conducted among IAIR’s 50,000 readers online for the awards.

SM is one of the country’s largest holding companies. Over the last five decades, SM has demonstrated its leadership in its core businesses—banking, property development and retail as well as growing interest in hotels and conventions. SM has also ventured into investments outside of its core businesses where it sees value and high growth opportunities such as in mining, energy, and integrated resorts to name a few.

SM is listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange under the symbol, “SM”. SM’s American Depositary Receipts (ADR) is available over the counter in the United States under the symbol “SMIVY”.

For further information, please contact:

Ms. Corazon P. Guidote
Senior Vice President for Investor Relations
SM Investments Corporation
Tel. No. 857-0117

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Source: SMIC Investor Relations