SM Named as Best Managed Company

Accepting the awards on behalf of SM are (from left) Mr. Tim Daniels, Consultant for Investor Relations, and Ms.Cora Guidote, SVP for Investor Relations. Also in the photo is Mr. Siddiq Bazarwala, CEO/ Publisher of Alpha Southeast Asia magazine.

(05 September 2016. Pasay City, Philippines) Hong Kong-based magazine Alpha Southeast Asia named SM Investments Corporation (SM) as one of the best-managed companies in the country in a recent poll among investors and analysts in Southeast Asia.

SM bagged a total of four awards including Best Chief Finance Officer for SM Executive Vice President and CFO Jose T. Sio for the fifth consecutive year.

SM also clinched Most Organised Investor Relations for the sixth straight year and Best Senior Management IR Support for the fourth consecutive year. SM was cited for Strongest Adherence to Corporate Governance

The awards were gathered from an annual poll conducted between February and June 2016 among 507 investors, pension funds, hedge funds, equity and fixed income brokers, and analysts with investment interests in the Southeast Asia region. Listed companies in the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia were ranked according to investors’ perceptions of their performance in financial management, corporate governance, integrated reporting/ corporate social responsibility, and investor relations strategy.

The awards presentation for the Philippine winners was held on September 1, 2016, at the Conrad Centennial Singapore.

Alpha Southeast Asia is a monthly magazine primarily written for institutional investors, and asset and fund management companies in Hong Kong, Singapore, other parts of Asia, US, Europe, and the Middle East. The magazine also has a strong following among the region’s largest local corporates.

For further information, please contact:

Ms. Corazon P. Guidote
Senior Vice President for Investor Relations
SM Investments Corporation
Tel. No. (632) 857-0117