INDONESIA: MPPA appoints Mr. William Travis Saucer as new CEO

JAKARTA, Indonesia, 2017-Sep-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (“MPPA”) today announced the appointment of a new CEO, Mr. William Travis Saucer, who will serve with immediate effect for a period of twelve months.

The Board strongly believes that Mr. Saucer, with his experience and familiarity of both the Indonesian retail market and of the Company, will effectively guide and manage an efficient process towards efficiency and growth. The Board has also decided that a search process be initiated immediately, chaired by the President Commissioner, with the task of finding a permanent CEO.

Mr. Saucer will serve as interim CEO and lead the Company as it continues to grow and strengthen its position as the leading home grown hypermarket group, with more than 289 multi-format stores nationwide.

Mr. Saucer has been with the Lippo Group since 2006, serving as Chief Executive of Matahari Department Stores until 2012, where he laid the foundation for Matahari’s spectacular growth story. Since 2013, Mr. Saucer continued to serve as Commissioner of PT Matahari Department Stores Tbk and Independent Commissioner of PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk.

Mr. Saucer brings more than 37 years of retailing and management experience both in the United States and in Indonesia. Mr. Saucer began his professional career in 1973 with JC Penney and Saks, and has held multiple leadership positions, including CEO of McRae’s in 1998.

Under Mr. Saucer’s leadership, the management at MPPA will focus on strengthening its customer value proposition, innovation, and at the same time increased operating efficiency, while continuing to empower its strong team of local and expatriate management.

Mr. Noel Trinder will continue to serve as Head of Lippo Group’s Consumer Retail Division and will focus on his Group responsibilities. The Board thanks Mr. Noel Trinder for his cumulative 10 years of leadership at MPPA. Mr. Trinder joined the Company in 2003 as CEO and has played an instrumental role in the development of the Hypermart format. In 2014, Mr. Trinder rejoined the Company as CEO and has built the Company to become the leading hypermarket that it is today.

Hypermart is Indonesia’s leading home grown hypermarket group operating more than 289 multi format stores nationally from Aceh to Papua, with an unparalleled world class logistics infrastructure and employs directly over 12,700 staff and store associates. It has a reputation of entrepreneurship, professionalism, discipline and is obsessed with customer satisfaction, innovation and excellence in operations. Over the last twelve years, its revenues have grown 37% CAGR. Its success and progress has been supported by 3,168 suppliers with a solid track record of partnership and supplier collaboration. The Company serves more than 15 million Indonesian each year and looks forward to continuing to innovate and grow to better serve our customers.

This press release has been prepared by PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA) and is circulated for the purpose of general information only. It is not intended for any specific person or purpose and does not constitute a
recommendation regarding the securities of MPPA. No warranty (expressed or implied) is made to the accuracy or completeness of the information. All opinions and estimations included in this release constitute our judgment as of this date and are subject to change without prior notice. MPPA disclaims any responsibility or liability whatsoever arising which may be brought against or suffered by any person as a result of reliance upon the whole or any part of the contents of this press release and neither MPPA nor any of its affiliated companies and their respective employees and agents accepts liability for any errors, omissions, negligent or otherwise, in this press release and any inaccuracy herein or omission here from which might otherwise arise.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this release are or may be forward-looking statements. These statements typically contain words such as “will”, “expects” and “anticipates” and words of similar import. By their nature, forward looking
statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those described in this release. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, economic, social and political conditions in Indonesia; the state of the property industry in Indonesia; prevailing market conditions; increases in regulatory burdens in Indonesia, including environmental regulations and compliance costs; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; interest rate trends, cost of capital and capital availability; the anticipated demand and selling prices for our developments and related capital expenditures and investments; the cost of construction; availability of real estate property; competition from other companies and venues; shifts in customer demands; changes in operation expenses, including employee wages, benefits and training, governmental and public policy changes; our ability to be and remain competitive; our financial condition, business strategy as well as the plans and objectives of our management for future operations; generation of future receivables; and environmental compliance and remediation. Should one or more of these uncertainties or risks, among others, materialize; actual results may vary materially from those estimated, anticipated or projected. Specifically, but without limitation, capital costs could increase, projects could be delayed and anticipated improvements in production, capacity or performance might not be fully realized. Although we believe that the expectations of our management as reflected by such forward-looking statements are reasonable based on information currently available to us, no assurances can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. You should not unduly rely on such statements. In any event, these statements speak only as of the datehereof, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any of them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Indonesian multi-format modern retailer MPPA received two prestigious awards

Lippo Village, Tangerang, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA), a multi-format modern retailer in Indonesia,which operates Hypermart, SmartClub, Foodmart, Boston Health & Beauty and FMX today (December 9, 2016) proudly announced that MPPA has received two prestigious awards: the Indonesia GCG Award II-2016 Retail Category and Indonesia Most Admired CEO 2016 for Retail.

The Indonesia GCG Award II-2016 was organized by Economic Review publication in cooperation with IPMI International Business School, Indonesia Asia Institute and Sinergi Daya Prima thru the conducting of extensive reviews of the participants’ good governance conducts in various aspectsto-date. MPPA was honored to receive this prestigious recognition for the Retail Category during the award ceremony which was celebrated on December 6, 2016 in Jakarta.

Additionally, MPPA is honored to receive the prestigious Indonesia Most Admired CEO 2016 for Retail Category Award as a positive recognition of MPPA’s current CEO, Mr Noel Trinder, for his strong leadership, and motivation with clear business strategy and execution which led MPPA’s retail business to become the prominent retail player in Indonesia. This awarding programis conducted by Warta Ekonomi, a leading economic magazine, to value CEO’s across Indonesian corporates for strong leadership in fulfillment of the interests of its stakeholders, as well as inspiration and motivation for each respective company’s workforce for better future achievements The award ceremony was celebrated on December 7, 2016 in Jakarta.

Noel Trinder, CEO of MPPA, commented, “We are delighted and honored to receive these two prestigious awards. These recognitions strongly motivate us even more to deliver our best performance in 2017 and beyond. All aspects of good governance within our Company will continue to be strengthened in accordance with the main principles of Good Corporate Governance. I also humbly accept the CEO Award, which certainly strengthens my motivation to lead MPPA’s businesses in achieving even higher standards going forward.”

About PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA)

PT Matahari Putra Prima, one of Indonesia’s largest retailers, employs more than 13,000 associates who serve customers in 112 Hypermarkets (Hypermart), 25 Supermarkets (Foodmart Primo/Fresh), 49 Minimarket/ Convenience stores (FMX), 106 Health and Beauty format stores (Boston) and 2 Wholesale outlets (SmartClub). As of 30 September 2016, MPPA operates 294 stores in 68 cities throughout Indonesia.

MPPA continues to receive both domestic and international acknowledgement with several awards such as: Indonesia GCG Award II-2016 (Retail), Indonesia Most Admired CEO 2016 (Retail), Anugerah Indonesia TBK Company -III- 2016 (APTI-III- 2016) – Top 150 Best Public Listed Companies in Indonesia, 2016 SWA 100: Indonesia’s Best Wealth Creator, 2016 Brandz™ Top 50 Most Valuable Indonesia Brands by Millward Brown & WPP, The Charter Award concerning the environmental standards from Ecolabel & Green Label Indonesia by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Republic of Indonesia, 2015 Indonesia WOW Brand by MarkPlus Inc, 2015 Top 50 Most Valuable Indonesian Brands by Millward Brown, 2015 Indonesia Best eMark Award by SWA & Telkom University, and 2015 Top 10 Retailers Certificate of Distinction by Retail Asia.

For further information, please contact: corporate.communications@hypermart.co.id

Source: PT Matahari Putra Prima

MPPA opens its premium supermarket format in Denpasar, Bali

Lippo Village, Tangerang, 2016-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA), a multi-format modern retailer in Indonesia, which operates Hypermart, SmartClub, Foodmart, Boston Health & Beauty and FMX, proudly opened its premium supermarket format, Foodmart Primo on Friday November 11, 2016, located at Level 21 Mall Denpasar, Bali. The store has a gross selling area of ±1,298 m².

The Foodmart Primo is a professionally designed upmarket supermarket with a café, “boutique” bakery and restaurant, offering a high level of local and imported goods in a pleasant ambience for a more enjoyable shopping experience.

Director of Foodmart Operations, Dave Rao stated “Level 21 Mall is a life-style mall. Our presence is to provide a “one-stop” experience for the customers, whereby they can enjoy shopping at the various outlets as well as eat, drink and get their complete daily/weekly groceries at Foodmart Primo – all under one roof. Our assortment also includes handicrafts, souvenirs, aromatherapy, local snacks and more to cater to the large tourists precence in Bali.”

”To date, the Company had already established a presence in the Kuta area and has been looking for an opportunity to venture further into the residential parts of Bali. So when a location in the Level 21 lifestyle mall in Denpasar became available, MPPA took the opportunity to open another Foodmart Primo there.” he added.

About PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA)

PT Matahari Putra Prima, one of Indonesia’s largest retailers, employs more than 13,000 associates who serve customers in 112 Hypermarkets (Hypermart), 25 Supermarkets (Foodmart Primo/Fresh), 49 Minimarket/ Convenience stores (FMX), 106 Health and Beauty format stores (Boston) and 2 Wholesale outlets (SmartClub). As of 30 September 2016, MPPA operates 294 stores in 68 cities throughout Indonesia.

MPPA continues to receive both domestic and international acknowledgement with several awards such as: Anugerah Indonesia TBK Company -III- 2016 (APTI-III-2016) – Top 150 Best Public Listed Companies in Indonesia, 2016 SWA 100: Indonesia’s Best Wealth Creator, 2016 Brandz™ Top 50 Most Valuable Indonesia Brands by Millward Brown & WPP, The Charter Award concerning the environmental standards from Ecolabel & Green Label Indonesia by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Republic of Indonesia, 2015 Indonesia WOW Brand by MarkPlus Inc, 2015 Top 50 Most Valuable Indonesian Brands by Millward Brown, 2015 Indonesia Best eMark Award by SWA & Telkom University, and 2015 Top 10 Retailers Certificate of Distinction by Retail Asia.

For further information, please contact: Email: corporate.communication@hypermart.co.id

Source: PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA)

MPPA opens its new Hypermart G7 store at Citimall Baturaja in South Sumatera

Lippo Village, Tangerang, 2016-Oct-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA), a multi-format modern retailer in Indonesia, which operates Hypermart, SmartClub, Foodmart, Boston Health & Beauty and FMX, today (October 27, 2016) proudly opens its new Hypermart G7 store at Citimall Baturaja in South Sumatera.

MPPA keeps continuing to execute and deliver its expansion strategy throughout the country with a series of new store openings across its business formats. The Hypermart Baturaja Citimall is 20th store within Sumatra Island.

The new store is strategically located within the growing province of South Sumatera along with other existing Hypermart stores already operating in the city of Palembang and other areas within the province. The store has adopted the latest G7 concept with gross selling area of ± 6,500 m². This format features a new and improved store design. The new retail offering from Hypermart G7 will certainly add the MPPA’s strength as the dominant modern retail player in Sumatera.

MPPA’s Director of Public Relations and Communications, Danny Kojongian stated, “We are delighted to open our latest new Hypermart G7 store at Baturaja, South Sumatera. We would ensure that our quality product assortments and unparalleled retail services would bring a positive impact of modern retail offerings in Baturaja and South Sumatera, support the positive impact toward regional economy as well as provide the best services for the modern lifestyle in the region.”

About PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA)

PT Matahari Putra Prima one of Indonesia largest retailers employs more than 13,000 associates who serve customers in 112 Hypermarkets (Hypermart), 25 Supermarkets (Foodmart Primo/Fresh), 52 Minimarket/ Convenience stores (FMX), 106 Health and Beauty format stores (Boston) and 2 Wholesale (SmartClub). As of 30 June 2016, MPPA operates 297 stores in 68 cities throughout Indonesia.

MPPA continues to receive both domestic and international acknowledgement with several awards such as: Anugerah Indonesia TBK Company -III- 2016 (APTI-III-2016) – Top 150 Best Public Listed Companies in Indonesia, 2016 SWA 100: Indonesia’s Best Wealth Creator, 2016 Brandz™ Top 50 Most Valuable Indonesia Brands by Millward Brown & WPP, The Charter Award concerning the environmental standards from Ecolabel & Green Label Indonesia by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Republic of Indonesia, 2015 Indonesia WOW Brand by MarkPlus Inc, 2015 Top 50 Most Valuable Indonesian Brands by Millward Brown, 2015 Indonesia Best eMark Award by SWA & Telkom University, and 2015 Top 10 Retailers Certificate of Distinction by Retail Asia.

Contact:

corporate.communications@hypermart.co.id

Source: PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA)

MPPA receives APTI-III-2016 award as one of the 150 Best Public Listed Companies in Indonesia 2016

Lippo Village, Tangerang, 2016-Oct-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA), a multi-format modern retailer in Indonesia, which operates Hypermart, SmartClub, Foodmart, Boston Health & Beauty and FMX, today (October 25, 2016) announced that the Company has received the “Anugerah Indonesia TBK Company -III- 2016 (APTI-III-2016) – Top 150 Best Public Listed Companies in Indonesia”. The award was held on Friday, October 21, 2016 in Jakarta.

MPPA received the APTI-III-2016 as one of the 150 Best Public Listed Companies in Indonesia 2016 based on the Company Performance in 2015. In this award, the Company ranked 3rd in the category of Retail Trade business groups within the industrial sector of Trade, Services & Investment.

APTI-III-2016 is organized by the Economic Review magazine (incorporated in Indonesia-Asia Institute, Woman Review, Ideku Group) in collaboration with IPMI International Business School. This award is aimed to honor the Company growth performance (delta growth) in the fiscal year of 2015 and for the positive contributions to the business and economic development in Indonesia.

Through this award, each company is expected and encouraged to improve its performance and critical role in the nation economic development through performance improvement, professionalism, and competitiveness of enterprises. The procedure for assessment is based upon financial performance in the fiscal year 2015 by using the method of calculation and analysis of data obtained from each company’s information available on the company website, 2015 Annual Report and other sources.

Noel Trinder, CEO of MPPA, stated, “We are proud to receive this award as one of the best public companies in Indonesia. As we develop our retail business strategy in all regions in Indonesia, we are honored to receive positive recognition from independent parties to see that MPPA, as a public company, also participates positively toward a meaningful contribution on business and economic development in Indonesia. ”

About PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA)

PT Matahari Putra Prima one of Indonesia largest retailers employs more than 13,000 associates who serve customers in 112 Hypermarkets (Hypermart), 25 Supermarkets (Foodmart PRIMO/Fresh), 52 Minimarket/ Convenience stores (FMX), 106 Health and Beauty format stores (boston) and 2 Wholesale (SmartClub). As of 30 June 2016, MPPA operates 297 stores in 68 cities throughout Indonesia.

MPPA continues to receive both domestic and international acknowledgement with several awards such as: Anugerah Indonesia TBK Company -III- 2016 (APTI-III-2016) – Top 150 Best Public Listed Companies in Indonesia, 2016 SWA 100: Indonesia’s Best Wealth Creator, 2016 Brandz™ Top 50 Most Valuable Indonesia Brands by Millward Brown & WPP, The Charter Award concerning the environmental standards from Ecolabel & Green Label Indonesia by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Republic of Indonesia, 2015 Indonesia WOW Brand by MarkPlus Inc, 2015 Top 50 Most Valuable Indonesian Brands by Millward Brown, 2015 Indonesia Best eMark Award by SWA & Telkom University, and 2015 Top 10 Retailers Certificate of Distinction by Retail Asia.

Contact:

corporate.communications@hypermart.co.id

Source: PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA)

MPPA announces new management appointments

Lippo Village, Tangerang, Indonesia, 2016-Oct-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA), a multi-format modern retailer in Indonesia which operates Hypermart, SmartClub, Foodmart, Boston Health & Beauty and FMX, today (October 6, 2016) announced new appointments for Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Strategic, Business Intelligence and Planning Officer. These appointments are in-line with the Company’s strategy to strengthen its management team for continuation of the Company’s retail growth and the anticipation of new business opportunities in the future.

MPPA welcomes Surya Tatang as the Company’s new CFO. The Board of Commissioners, Directors and management team are delighted to have Mr Tatang on-board to direct and supervise the Company’s overall financial aspects. Mr. Tatang is already well known by the MPPA team. His extensive corporate finance expertise in the financial industry includes the recent position of CFO of PT Link Net Tbk. He is a CFA charterholder.

MPPA also welcomes Patrick J. Hopper to assume the new position of Chief Strategic, Business Intelligence and Planning Officer. Subsequent to this appointment, Mr Hopper played an integral role as MPPA’s CFIO while also developing Company strategy and modernizing existing business processes. Mr. Hopper’s work led MPPA’s commitment to build a sustainable retail management platform and institutionalize business processes to support long term growth. As the Company continues to grow as a multi format retailer, Mr Hopper’s new role will be a key contributor to MPPA’s success in the years ahead.

Noel Trinder, CEO of MPPA, commented, “We are delighted and honored to have both Surya Tatang and Patrick J. Hopper as the Company’s new CFO and Chief Strategic, Business Intelligence and Planning Officer respectively. As MPPA grows its position as a leading FMCG retailer in Indonesia, the Company needs to continue strengthening its organization with the right capabilities at the right time. Both Surya and Patrick represent the best executives to assume their duties and will be important parts of the solid MPPA management team.”

About PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA)

PT Matahari Putra Prima one of Indonesia largest retailers employs more than 13,000 associates who serve customers in 112 Hypermarkets (Hypermart), 25 Supermarkets (Foodmart Primo/Fresh), 52 Minimarket/ Convenience stores (FMX), 106 Health and Beauty format stores (Boston) and 2 Wholesale (SmartClub). As of 30 June 2016, MPPA operates 297 stores in 68 cities throughout Indonesia.

MPPA continues to receive both domestic and international acknowledgement with several awards such as: 2016 SWA 100: Indonesia’s Best Wealth Creator, 2016 Brandz™ Top 50 Most Valuable Indonesia Brandsby Millward Brown & WPP, The Charter Award concerning the environmental standards from Ecolabel & Green Label Indonesia by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Republic of Indonesia, 2015 Indonesia WOW Brand by MarkPlus Inc, 2015 Top 50 Most Valuable Indonesian Brands by Millward Brown, 2015 Indonesia Best eMark Award by SWA & Telkom University, and 2015 Top 10 Retailers Certificate of Distinction by Retail Asia.

For further information, please contact: Email: corporate.communication@hypermart.co.id

Source: MPPA

MPPA increases stake in MatahariMall.com to 10%

Lippo Village, Tangerang , 2016-Jul-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA), a multi-format modern retailer in Indonesia, which operates Hypermart, Smartclub, Foodmart, Boston and FMX, today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an additional share purchase option of MatahariMall.com for Rp12,065 per share in all cash transaction valued at Rp99.8 billion. The Company’s total shares have raised to 15,728,152 or equals to 10%.

With the acquisition, MPPA hopes to benefit from wider access to e-commerce as its development will remain strong this year. The Company views e-commerce in Indonesia is an enormous market and will continue to grow.

The investment and partnership with MatahariMall.com is a new opportunity to foster O2O e-commerce components that encourage the sale contribution in the future. The relationship will improve MPPA’s position as the leading multi-format modern retailer in Indonesia, as well as contribute to a sound financial outlook going forward. MPPA takes advantage to secure a new opportunity to display and market the Company’s exclusive brand throughout Indonesia via e-commerce.

About PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA)
PT Matahari Putra Prima one of Indonesia largest retailers employs more than 13,000 associates who serve customers in 110 Hypermarkets (Hypermart), 23 Supermarkets (Foodmart Primo/Fresh), 50 Minimarket/ Convenience stores (FMX), 105 Health and Beauty format stores (Boston) and 1 Wholesale (SmartClub). As of 31 March 2016, MPPA operates 289 stores in 68 cities throughout Indonesia.

MPPA continues to receive both domestic and international acknowledgement with several awards such as: The Charter Award concerning the environmental standards from Ecolabel & Green Label Indonesia by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Republic of Indonesia, 2015 Indonesia WOW Brand by MarkPlus Inc, 2015 Top 50 Most Valuable Indonesian Brands by Millward Brown, 2015 Indonesia Best eMark Award by SWA & Telkom University, and 2015 Top 10 Retailers Certificate of Distinction by Retail Asia.

For further information, please contact:

Email: corporate.communication@hypermart.co.id

Source: MPPA

Indonesian retailer MPPA collaborates with Tetra Pak

Tangerang, Indonesia, 2015-12-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT. Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA), a multi-format modern retailer in Indonesia, through Hypermart and Foodmart is in a collaboration with Tetra Pak. Tetra Pak is a leading food packaging company in the world that partners with EcoBali and continue the CSR program “One Pack, One Act for Our Earth”, where the program’s inauguration is conducted at Hypermart Bali Galeria.

This program portrays a form of awareness by MPPA and Tetra Pak Indonesia on the environment, at providing an educational facilities and real action to build awareness and develop a conscious behavior to consumers on the environment and society at large.

MPPA and Tetra Pak Indonesia have set up five Tetra Pak cartons collection centers at Hypermart and Foodmart outlets in Bali. This program aims for customers real action to bring Tetra Pak carton packages that have been consumed to the drop box to be collected and recycled. The “One Pack, One Act for Our Earth” campaign program in Bali in 2015 will last for three months.

The Customers can get a free exciting recycling education at Hypermart Galeria and given the opportunity to get souvenirs made from recycled Tetra Pak carton packaging as a form of appreciation for the support and real actions.

Danny Kojongian, Director of Corporate Communications MPPA said “Following the success of the program “One Pack, One Act for Our Earth” that has been done in several Hypermart outlets in Greater Jakarta area previously, we are proud to be able to continue this CSR program in Bali to work together with EcoBali community. On this occasion, we also invite Foodmart (MPPA supermarket business) together with Hypermart to actively participate in this program. ”

“We expect this CSR program is well received by consumers and the people of Bali as a form of concern to preserve the surrounding environment together through active participation in efforts to recycle used cartons packages” he continued.

Mignonne N.B. Maramis Akiyama, Communications Director Tetra Pak Indonesia also stated “It is an honor for Tetra Pak Indonesia to launch the program ‘One Pack, One Act for Our Earth’ in Bali, given that Bali is one of an area in Indonesia which has a high conscious for the environment. We have partnered with EcoBali since 2007 to collect Tetra Pak cartons in Bali through a number of schools, hotels, villas and housing. We hope that this unique collaboration with Hypermart, Foodmart and EcoBali can increase the interest and behavior to recycle the used carton packages for the realization of Bali Green Province. ”

About PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA)
PT Matahari Putra Prima (MPPA) operates Hypermart, Foodmart and Boston Health & Beauty. Total 2014 Sales amounted to Rp 13,59 Trillion (audited), a growth of 14.1% from 2013. Net Income 2014 amounted to Rp 554,0 Billion, which grew 24.5% from Rp 444,9 Billion in 2013. Hypermart has the widest store network among hypermarket operators in more than 60 cities ranging from Tanjung Balai (Medan) to Jayapura (Papua).

MPPA continues to receive both domestic and international acknowledgement with several awards such as: 2014 Customer Satisfaction by Roy Morgan, 2014 Excellence Experience by Bisnis Indonesia & Carre CCSL, 2014 Top 500 Bronze Award by Retail Asia, 2014 Charta Peduli Indonesia by Dompet Dhuafa, 2014 Superbrand Indonesia by Superbrand, 2014 Best Senior Management IR Support & Most Improved Investor Relations by Alpha Southeast Asia, 2014 Most Admired Companies by Fortune Indonesia, and 2014 Most Admired Company by Warta Ekonomi.

About Tetra Pak®
As the the worlds leading food processing packaging company in the world, Tetra Pak’s motto PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD® reflected in the values of the work done by Tetra Pak to provide safe food, anywhere.

With operating in more than 175 countries and over 20,000 employees, Tetra Pak believes in responsible industry leadership, in creating profitable growth along with the desire to be a good corporate citizen and a pattern of sustainable business approach

Tetra Pak is partnering with its customers to deliver the right solutions in the field of food processing and packaging and will continue innovating to create practical, innovative and environmentally friendly product to millions of people around the world.

About eco Bali Recycling
ecoBali Recycling is a company engaged in the environment, especially in “Responsible waste management”. With the primary vision to achieve “zero waste”, EcoBali has several environmental programs such as environmental education to schools, non-organic waste collection services, composting, waste management consulting for businesses and the tourism sector, and to encourage the implementation of best course of action for the environment and sustainable solutions.

EcoBali partnered with Tetra Pak since 2007 and is responsible for collecting Tetra Pak packages in Bali. In this program EcoBali collaborate with collectors, schools, tourism sector, as well as the community.

For further information please contact:
PT. Matahari Putra Prima TBk:
Fernando Repi,
Public Relation Department Head
fernando.repi@hypermart.co.d
081511181187

Danny Kojongian,
Director of Public Relations & Communications
danny.kojongian@hypermart.co.id

Tetra Pak Indonesia:
Mignonne N.B. Maramis Akiyama,
Communications Director
mignonne.akiyama@tetrapak.com

ecoBali Recycling
Ketut Mertaadi,
Direktur
ketutm@eco-bali.com
085953819533

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Indonesian retailer MPPA collaborates with Tetra Pak

Indonesia: PT Matahari Putra Prima (MPPA) announces Interim Dividend for FY2015 of Rp 37.6 billion

Tangerang, Indonesia, 2015-11-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT Matahari Putra Prima (MPPA) announces that it will distribute an interim dividend for 2015 fiscal year in the amount of Rp 37.6 billion, or Rp 7/per share to be paid in December 2015.

Benjamin Mailool, the President Director of MPPA said, “We are pleased to announce the interim dividend to our valued shareholders. This demonstrates the Company’s on-going commitment to maximize shareholder value, despite within current challenging market situation, and at the same time ensure the continuing growth of the Company’s retail business in line with its long-term strategic direction.”

The interim dividend is payable in Rupiah according to the following timetable:

  • Cum-dividend for trading in Regular Market and Negotiation: December 1, 2015
  • Ex-dividend for trading on the Regular Market and Negotiation: December 2, 2015
  • Cum-dividend for trading in Cash Market: December 4, 2015
  • Ex-dividend for trading in Cash Market: December 7, 2015
  • Recording date are entitled to a cash dividend: December 4, 2015
  • Cash dividend payment: December 23, 2015

Procedure for Interim Dividend Distribution:

1. Interim Dividend for Fiscal Year 2015 will be distributed to the shareholders whose names are registered in the Register of Shareholders (Recording Date) on December 4, 2015 until 16:00 pm and / or shareholders of the Company in the Sub Account in PT Indonesian Central Securities Depository (KSEI) at the close of trading on December 4, 2015.

2. For shareholders whose shares are registered in the collective custodian at the Indonesian Central Securities Depository (“KSEI”), the payment of cash dividends will be implemented through KSEI and will be distributed into securities company account and /or custodian bank on December 23, 2015. Proof of payment cash interim dividend will be delivered by KSEI to shareholders through Securities Company or Custodian Bank where the shareholders open their accounts.

3. For shareholders whose shares are not in collective custody, Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) shall be submitted to the Registrar (“Registrar”) PT Sharestar Indonesia which addresses at BeritaSatu building (d / h. Citra Graha Building) 7th Floor, Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto Kav. 35-36, Jakarta 12950, no later than the date of December 4, 2015 at 16.00 pm.

4. Cash dividends will be taxed in accordance with the applicable tax regulations. The amount of tax charged will be an amenability by the shareholders and deducted from the amount of cash 2015 interim dividend which become the shareholders’ rights.

5. For shareholders who are Domestic Taxpayers in the form of legal entities that have not submitted a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) shall submit the TIN to KSEI or the Securities Administration Bureau (BA) PT Sharestar Indonesia domiciled at: BeritaSatu Building Plaza ( d / h . Citra Graha Building) Fl. 7, Jl .Jend .Gatot Subroto Kav. 35-36, Jakarta 12950, at the latest on December 4, 2015 at 16.00 pm. In the absence of TIN, the Interim Dividends paid to domestic taxpayers will be subject to Income Tax with a rate of 30%.

6. For foreign shareholders who are Foreign Taxpayers who use the tax deduction tariff based on Double Taxation Treaty (P3B) with Indonesia, shall submit the original Certificate of Domicile from their country of origin or a copy of the letter legalized by The Tax Office Sign Exchange Company to KSEI or the Registrar PT Sharestar Indonesia (“BAE”) domiciled at BeritaSatu building (d / h. Citra Graha Building) 7th Floor, Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto Kav. 35-36, Jakarta 12950 at the latest on December 9, 2015, 2015, in the absence of the letter mentioned above, cash dividends paid to foreign shareholders will be subject to Income Tax Article 26 with a rate of 20%.

7. For shareholders whose shares are registered in the collective KSEI, the evidence dividend withholding tax can be retrieved in the securities company and / or custodian bank where the shareholders open securities account and shareholders of script can retrieved it at BAE starting on December 23, 2015.

For further information, please contact:
Phoa Marchea Trenggono,
Investor Relations & Communications Officer
marchea.phoa@mppa.co.in

Danny Kojongian,
Director of Public Relations & Communications
danny.kojongian@hypermart.co.id

About PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA)
PT Matahari Putra Prima (MPPA) operates Hypermart, Foodmart and Boston Health & Beauty. Total 2014 Sales amounted to Rp 13,59 Trillion (audited), a growth of 14.1% from 2013. Net Income 2014 amounted to Rp 554,0 Billion, which grew 24.5% from Rp 444,9 Billion in 2013. Hypermart has the widest store network among hypermarket operators in more than 60 cities ranging from Tanjung Balai (Medan) to Jayapura (Papua).

MPPA continues to receive both domestic and international acknowledgement with several awards such as: 2014 Customer Satisfaction by Roy Morgan, 2014 Excellence Experience by Bisnis Indonesia & Carre CCSL, 2014 Top 500 Bronze Award by Retail Asia, 2014 Charta Peduli Indonesia by Dompet Dhuafa, 2014 Superbrand Indonesia by Superbrand, 2014 Best Senior Management IR Support & Most Improved Investor Relations by Alpha Southeast Asia, 2014 Most Admired Companies by Fortune Indonesia, and 2014 Most Admired Company by Warta Ekonomi.

Indonesia: PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA) opened the 112th Hypermart outlet at Pentacity Mall Balikpapan

Lippo Village, Tangerang, INDONESIA, 2015-10-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA), a multi-format modern retailer in Indonesia, which operates Hypermart, Foodmart and Boston Health & Beauty, today has opened the 112th Hypermart outlet at Pentacity Mall Balikpapan. The new outlet with a selling area of 3,200 m² is located in a super-block area that combines both residential and commercial buildings.

Hypermart Pentacity Mall is the 12th Hypermart outlet in Kalimantan and also become the 3rd outlet in the province of East Kalimantan. Balikpapan city rated among the businessmen as one of the highest potential investment destination. It is not surprising that there are many new investment developments in Balikpapan, including the projects of Pentacity development.

Director of Public Relations & Communications MPPA, Danny Kojongian stated, “The opening of the 112th store at Pentacity Balikpapan is part of Hypermart new stores expansion plan in 2015. Besides that, MPPA has also done some other renovations on Hypermart outlets to further strengthen the position of MPPA as a modern multi-format retailer in Indonesia.”

For further information, please contact:
Phoa Marchea Trenggono,
Investor Relations & Communications Officer
marchea.phoa@mppa.co.in

Danny Kojongian,
Director of Public Relations & Communications
danny.kojongian@hypermart.co.id

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Indonesia: PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA) opened the 112th Hypermart outlet at Pentacity Mall Balikpapan

Indonesia: PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA) opened the 112th Hypermart outlet at Pentacity Mall Balikpapan

Indonesia: MPPA relaunched Hypermart G7 concept at Metro Indah Mall Bandung, West Java

Tangerang, Indonesia, 2015-10-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA), a multi-format modern retailer in Indonesia, which operates Hypermart, Foodmart and Boston Health & Beauty, today has relaunched Hypermart G7 concept which located at Metro Indah Mall Bandung, West Java. Another Hypermart store within the same province has also been reopened on September 26, 2015 which is located at Depok Town Square.

Hypermart G7 featuring a new type of gondola shelving with wider hallways to provide better navigation for customers, as well as larger fresh area. Fashion and Beauty center are upgraded and expanded to fit the evolving consumers’ lifestyles. While Bakery, Ready to Eat, Fresh Food, Bulk Food, Home and Living are extended and offer a wider range of products with modern concepts. In the operation, the outlet is engaged with the concept of environmentally friendly by using LED technology.

Director Public Relations and Communications, Danny Kojongian stated “We are pleased to announce the re-opening our Hypermart stores at Depok Town Square and MIM Bandung with the latest G7 concept to provide its modern retail offerings to valued, modern customers within the fast-growing Depok and Bandung area. These openings not only represent stronger Hypermart’s presence within the regions, but also demonstrates MPPA’s commitment in delivering its outstanding G7 Hypermarts to Indonesian consumers despite the current challenging macro-economic condition.”

“We are proud and honored with our participation to strengthen the nation’s economy through Hypermart expansion, reinventing Foodmart supermarkets and starting to cater the B2B segment throughout the regions. MPPA is poised further to become the No. 1 Multi-Format FMCG Modern Retailer in Indonesia,” he continued.

Hypermart MIM Bandung is the 7th outlet which has been renovated to G7 concept. Until September 2015, MPPA has renovated 7 Hypermart outlets and opened 2 new outlets in G7 format.

For further information, please contact:

Phoa Marchea Trenggono,
Investor Relations & Communications Officer
marchea.phoa@mppa.co.in

Danny Kojongian,
Director of Public Relations and Communications
danny.kojongian@hypermart.co.id

About PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA)
PT Matahari Putra Prima (MPPA) operates Hypermart, Foodmart and Boston Health & Beauty. Total 2014 Sales amounted to Rp 13,59 Trillion (audited), a growth of 14.1% from 2013. Net Income 2014 amounted to Rp 554,0 Billion, which grew 24.5% from Rp 444,9 Billion in 2013. Hypermart has the widest store network among hypermarket operators in more than 60 cities ranging from Tanjung Balai (Medan) to Jayapura (Papua).

MPPA continues to receive both domestic and international acknowledgement with several awards such as: 2014 Customer Satisfaction by Roy Morgan, 2014 Excellence Experience by Bisnis Indonesia & Carre CCSL, 2014 Top 500 Bronze Award by Retail Asia, 2014 Charta Peduli Indonesia by Dompet Dhuafa, 2014 Superbrand Indonesia by Superbrand, 2014 Best Senior Management IR Support & Most Improved Investor Relations by Alpha Southeast Asia, 2014 Most Admired Companies by Fortune Indonesia, and 2014 Most Admired Company by Warta Ekonomi.

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Indonesia MPPA relaunched Hypermart G7 concept at Metro Indah Mall Bandung, West Java

MPPA through Hypermart became one of the winners in INDONESIA WOW BRAND AWARD 2015 Retail Sector, Hypermarket category

Tangerang, Indonesia, 2015-9-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The prestigious award event, Indonesia WOW Brand organized by the PT MarkPlus Indonesia (MarkPlus, Inc.) was held at The Ritz-Carlton, Mega Kuningan, Jakarta on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Through an intense consideration process on hundreds of brands, PT Matahari Putra Prima tbk. through Hypermart managed to become one of the winner in INDONESIA WOW BRAND AWARD 2015 Retail Sector, Hypermarket category.

INDONESIA WOW BRAND 2015 is an apreciation for the achievements by the brand based on research as one of the applications of the WOW Marketing theory. On the WOW Marketing theory in the era of connectivity, there are customers path changes, where before their brands selection decision was only influenced by individual decision, now it is influenced by many people (including the media).

INDONESIA WOW Brand 2015 Research on: Residential Property Developers, Shopping Mall & Retail Jabodetabek involved 575 respondents, which aims to determine customer path advocacy ratio based on the Residential Property, Developers, Shopping Mall & Retail. Respondents were randomly selected and interviewed by telephone on products purchased and consumed during the past month. Respondents representing middle to high (minimum upper-middle class) with the age range of 25-50 years.

Director of Public Relations and Communications MPPA, Danny Kojongian stated, “MPPA is proud to receive the Indonesia WOW Brand Award 2015. This reflects the positivity brand of Hypermart to consumers in Indonesia in accordance the Company’s commitment, to continuously provide the best of modern retail services in the middle of a challenging economic conditions.”

About PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA)
PT Matahari Putra Prima (MPPA) operates Hypermart, Foodmart and Boston Health & Beauty. Total 2014 Sales amounted to Rp 13,59 Trillion (audited), a growth of 14.1% from 2013. Net Income 2014 amounted to Rp 554,0 Billion, which grew 24.5% from Rp 444,9 Billion in 2013. Hypermart has the widest store network among hypermarket operators in more than 60 cities ranging from Tanjung Balai (Medan) to Jayapura (Papua).

MPPA continues to receive both domestic and international acknowledgement with several awards such as: 2014 Customer Satisfaction by Roy Morgan, 2014 Excellence Experience by Bisnis Indonesia & Carre CCSL, 2014 Top 500 Bronze Award by Retail Asia, 2014 Charta Peduli Indonesia by Dompet Dhuafa, 2014 Superbrand Indonesia by Superbrand, 2014 Best Senior Management IR Support & Most Improved Investor Relations by Alpha Southeast Asia, 2014 Most Admired Companies by Fortune Indonesia, and 2014 Most Admired Company by Warta Ekonomi.

For further information, please contact :
PT. Matahari Putra Prima, Tbk

Danny Kojongian,
Director Communications and Public Relations
Email: danny.kojongian@hypermart.co.id

Fernando Repi
Public Relation Department Head
Email: fernando.repi@hypermart.co.id
+6281393339727

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Indonesia: MPPA reopens newly remodeled 3 Hypermart stores in Jakarta and Surabaya to the latest Generation 7 concept

Lippo Village, Tangerang, 2015-5-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT. Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA), a multi-format modern retailer in Indonesia, which operates Hypermart, Foodmart and Boston Health & Beauty, has successfully remodeled 3 of its existing Hypermart stores to the latest Generation 7 (G7) concept. The Hypermart Pejaten Mall in South Jakarta was reopened on May, 16 2015, while the Hypermart Cibubur Junction in Jakarta and Hypermart Supermall Pakuwon in Surabaya were successfully reopened on May, 23 2015.

These stores were temporarily closed about 2-3 months and undergone extensive remodeling to adapt the G7 concept by featuring a new color scheme and better signage design, which resembles the first modern, unparalled hypermarket approach in Indonesia since the last decade.

Hypermart G7 uses LED lighting and environmentally friendly cooling on fresh products to save the electricity costs. To offer a better shopping experience and comfort, these outlets provide a layout of products by category, such as RTE (Ready to Eat), Bakery, Beauty and Health, Meat and Seafood, Home Electronics, Cooking, Home Living, Home Lifestyle, Household, with related products placed close to a variety of similar products in the stores. Hypermart G7 also places products with a modern look at competitive prices to bring the ultimate shopping experience for the Indonesian consumers.

MPPA’s Corporate Secretary, Director of Public Relations and Communications, Danny Kojongian stated, “In line with the Company’s renovation plan this year, we are delighted that 3 Hypermart outlets were successfully re-modeled to the newest G7 concept. In the second half this year the Company will be more aggressive with its store openings and renovations across Indonesia to deliver the best value to our stakeholders.”

About PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA)
PT Matahari Putra Prima (MPPA) operates Hypermart, Foodmart and Boston Health & Beauty. Total 2014 Sales amounted to Rp 13,59 Trillion (audited), a growth of 14.1% from 2013. Net Income 2014 amounted to Rp 554,0 Billion, which grew 24.5% from Rp 444,9 Billion in 2013. Hypermart has the widest store network among hypermarket operators in more than 60 cities ranging from Tanjung Balai (Medan) to Jayapura (Papua).

MPPA continues to receive both domestic and international acknowledgement with several awards such as: 2014 Customer Satisfaction by Roy Morgan, 2014 Excellence Experience by Bisnis Indonesia & Carre CCSL, 2014 Top 500 Bronze Award by Retail Asia, 2014 Charta Peduli Indonesia by Dompet Dhuafa, 2014 Superbrand Indonesia by Superbrand, 2014 Best Senior Management IR Support & Most Improved Investor Relations by Alpha Southeast Asia, 2014 Most Admired Companies by Fortune Indonesia, and 2014 Most Admired Company by Warta Ekonomi.

For further information, please contact :
PT. Matahari Putra Prima, Tbk

Danny Kojongian,
Director Communications and Public Relations
Email: danny.kojongian@hypermart.co.id

Phoa Marchea Trenggono,
Investor Relations & Communications Officer
Email: marchea.phoa@mppa.co.in

Website: http://ir.hypermart.co.id