SM Recognized for Excellence in Investor Relations and Corporate Governance

Tristan Choa, VP for Investor Relations at SM Investments Corporation receives the award on behalf of SM from Aldrin Monsod, CG Asia Founder, Managing Director, and Publisher.

(11 July 2019. Pasay City, Philippines) SM Investments Corporation (SMIC), BDO Unibank Inc. (BDO), and SM Prime Holdings Inc. (SM Prime) seized 11 awards in the recently held 9th Asia Excellence Awards of Hong Kong-based Corporate Governance Asia magazine.

Recognized as Asia’s Best CEO are BDO Chairperson Teresita Sy-Coson; SMIC President and Chief Executive Officer Frederic DyBuncio; BDO President and CEO Nestor Tan and SM Prime President Jeffrey Lim.

Cited as Best Investor Relations Company are SMIC and BDO for the ninth straight year and SM Prime for the sixth year in a row.

Named as Best Investor Relations Professionals are the various companies’ heads of Investor Relations: SMIC’s Tim Daniels, SM Prime’s Alex Pomento, and BDO’s Luis Reyes Jr.

BDO was also cited for Best Corporate Communications.

The Asian Excellence Awards recognize the achievements and excellence in management acumen, financial performance, corporate social responsibility, environmental practices, and investor relations of public companies across the region, including China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Thailand.

CG Asia is a regional journal published quarterly carrying news and analysis on corporate governance issues, boardroom practices, and shareholder activism. It is headquartered in Hong Kong since 2002 and is read by 9,000 executives from Asia’s major public companies, regulators, institutional investors, fund managers, and government financial institutions to name a few.

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