SM founding Chairman Henry Sy, Sr. honored with Lifetime Achievement Award by Enterprise Asia

SM founding Chairman Henry Sy, Sr. honored with Lifetime Achievement Award by Enterprise Asia

 

Pasay City, Philippines, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Enterprise Asia, a non-governmental organization based in Malaysia which organizes the world-class Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) recently honored retail pioneer Henry Sy, Sr. with a Lifetime Achievement Award on December 1, 2016 at a ceremony held at the Dusit Thani Manila.

Mr. Sy is the first and only Filipino to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from Enterprise Asia which is on its third year of organizing the awards in the Philippines. The APEA recognizes and honors business leaders who have shown outstanding performance and tenacity in developing successful businesses within the Asian region. The awards also aim to gather leading entrepreneurs across Asia to spur greater innovation, fair practices and growth in entrepreneurship. Today, the awards covers Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, India, China and the Philippines.

“On behalf of Mr. Henry Sy, Sr. and his family, we thank Enterprise Asia for this honor and prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award,” Mr. Jose T. Sio, SM Investments Corporation (SM) Executive Vice President and Chief Finance Officer said.

Among the notable recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award for the past 10 years were: Mr. Yeoh Tiong Lay, the founder of YTL Corporation, the largest conglomerate in Malaysia; Mr. Teh Hong Piow, the founder of Public Bank Berhad, one of the largest banks in Malaysia;  Food magnate Mr. Sam Goi, Chairman of Tee Yih Jia Group of Singapore; Dr. Ciputra of PT. Ciputra Group, one of the leading property developers in Indonesia; Dr. Mokhtar Riady, founder of the Lippo Group of Indonesia; and real estate magnate Mr. Hui Wing Mau of the Shimao Group of Hong Kong to name a few.

Mr. Sy is the founding Chairman of SM. To many, he is the Father of Philippine Retail, having successfully built SM into a dominant player in the country’s retail industry with its highly progressive and innovative approach. Like his Chinese name predicted and with his vision, passion and hard work, Mr. Sy transformed Shoemart, from a humble shoe store, into SM, now a highly recognizable brand and icon with interests and presence in retail, banking, and property development.

Enterprise Asia is a non-governmental organization dedicated to recognizing entrepreneurship development across the region.

For further information, please contact:
Ms. Corazon P. Guidote
Senior Vice President for Investor Relations
SM Investments Corporation
E-mail: cora.guidote@sminvestments.com
Tel. No. (632) 857-0117
www.sminvestments.com

Source: SM Investments Corporation

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SM Investments Corporation named one of the best managed companies by Hong Kong-based magazine Alpha Southeast Asia

SM Investments Corporation named one of the best managed companies by Hong Kong-based magazine Alpha Southeast Asia
SM Investments Corporation named one of the best managed companies by Hong Kong-based magazine Alpha Southeast Asia

 

Pasay City, Philippines, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — 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, 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
E-mail: cora.guidote@sminvestments.com
Tel. No. (632) 857-0117
www.sminvestments.com

Source: SM Investments Corporation

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SM Investments Corporation cited as the Region’s Best Borrower in the Philippines based on research poll by Hong Kong magazine Finance Asia

Pasay City, Philippines, 2014-11-3— /EPR Retail News/ — SM Investments Corporation (SM) was cited as the Region’s Best Borrower in the Philippines based on a research poll by Hong Kong magazine Finance Asia.

The award was presented during the 2014 FinanceAsia Fixed Income Poll Awards dinner on October 29 in Singapore.

“We are pleased to accept this award which affirms SM’s initiatives towards promoting vibrancy in the capital markets. We are grateful to our investors for their confidence and support,” Jose T. Sio, Chief Finance Officer of SM said.

Last June, SM issued a USD350 million 10-year senior unsecured bond at a fixed rate of 4.875% per annum, a landmark transaction marking the longest-dated USD bond issued by SM and the company’s fourth USD bond issuance since 2009.

SM also raised PHP15 billion in May 2014 from a public offer of peso-denominated retail bonds with maturity of seven and ten years. The SM bonds are rated PRS Aaa by Philippine Rating Services Corporation, the highest rating assigned by the credit rating firm.

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About SM Investments Corporation
SM Investments Corporation (SM) is one of the leading conglomerates in the Philippines with highly synergistic businesses in retail, banking and property development. SM has evolved into one of the highly respected companies in the country owing to its progressive approach in business and its comprehensive sustainability programs for its host communities through SM Foundation and SM Cares.

SM’s retail operations enjoy a strong brand franchise consisting of The SM Store and its food retail chains namely SM Supermarket, SM Hypermarket, Savemore and WalterMart stores. SM’s property arm, SM Prime Holdings, Inc. is among the largest integrated property developers in Southeast Asia with interests in mall, residential, commercial and tourism development. SM’s interests in banking are in BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO), the country’s largest and in China Banking Corporation (China Bank), the fifth largest. Combined, these two banks have a network of over 1,000 branches nationwide.

All told, in just 56 years, SM has become one of the largest market capitalized companies listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange, a testament to its ability to deliver steady high earnings and asset growth, sound financial management that creates value for all its stakeholders.

For further information, please contact:

Ms. Corazon P. Guidote
Senior Vice President for Investor Relations SM Investments Corporation
E-mail: cora.guidote@sminvestments.com
Tel. No. 857-0117

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Receiving the award on behalf of SM is SM Senior Vice President for Finance Franklin Gomez.

Receiving the award on behalf of SM is SM Senior Vice President for Finance Franklin Gomez.