SM, Subsidiaries Garner Awards on Corporate Governance

(Clockwise from top left) SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime) President Hans Sy with CG Asia Publisher and Managing Director Aldrin Monsod; SM Investments Corp. Chief Finance Officer Jose Sio and Mr. Monsod; BDO EVP and Head of Central Operations Group Dennis Velasquez, BDO SVP for Investor Relations and Corporate Planning Luis Reyes, Jr. and Mr. Monsod; and SM Prime EVP and CFO Jeffrey Lim

(08 April 2014. Pasay City, Philippines) Leading Philippine conglomerate SM Investments Corporation (SM) and its subsidiaries garnered awards on good corporate governance from Hong Kong publication Corporate Governance Asia (CG Asia).

CG Asia is the most authoritative journal on Corporate Governance in the region. Published quarterly, it provides news and analysis on corporate governance issues, boardroom practices and shareholder activism since seeing print in 2002. CG Asia is read by 9,000 executives from Asia’s major public companies, regulators, institutional investors, fund managers, lawyers, accountants, academics, and government financial institutions. 

The 4th Asian Excellence Recognition Awards are designed to recognize excellence in investor communications, business ethics, corporate social responsibility (CSR), environmental practices and financial performance. The recognition is based on scores from the data submitted by the publication’s readers and from interviews conducted with investors. These accolades are also for people who possess strong leadership in guiding the board of directors and the company’s management in growing/expanding the business, and at the same time in upholding the highest ethics in business practices. The awards also highlighted outstanding executive achievements in investor relations. 

The publication cited SM and its subsidiaries, BDO Unibank, Inc. and SM Prime Holdings, Inc. during an awarding ceremony held on April 3, 2014 at the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel in Hong Kong.

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

Asia’s Best CEO (Investor Relations)

Teresita T. Sy-Coson, Chairperson- BDO Unibank, Inc.

Hans T. Sy, CEO- SM Prime Holdings, Inc.

Asia’s Best CFO (Investor Relations)

Jose T. Sio, Executive Vice President, and Chief Finance Officer- SM

Jeffrey C. Lim, Executive Vice President, and Chief Finance Officer- SM Prime  

SM Investments Corporation

-Best Corporate Communications Team

-Best CSR

-Best Investor Relations Company

-Best Investor Relations Professional- Corazon P. Guidote

BDO Unibank, Inc.

-Best Corporate Communications Team

-Best CSR

-Best Investor Relations Company

-Best Investor Relations Professional- Luis Reyes, Jr.

SM Prime Holdings

-Best Investor Relations Company

-Best Environmental Responsibility

For further information, please contact:

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


Tuesday, April 8, 2014