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SM Wins CG Asia Awards

From left are SM Prime Holdings EVP Jeffrey Lim; BDO Unibank SVP Ismael Estela, Jr. ; SM Investments Corp. SVP for Investor Relations Cora Guidote; BDO EVP and Treasurer Pedro Florescio III; China Bank Corp. SVP for Investor and Corporate Relations Alexander Escucha; BDO Senior Manager Catherine Uy; and BDO VP Terence Chua
 
(28 June 2016. Pasay City, Philippines) SM Investments Corporation (SM) and its subsidiaries won awards from Hong Kong-based publication Corporate Governance Asia during the 6th Asian Excellence Recognition Awards 2016 organized by the magazine.
 
SM and its subsidiaries SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime), BDO Unibank, Inc. and China Banking Corporation (China Bank) were chosen as awardees from the Philippines.
 
SM, SM Prime, BDO and China Bank were awarded Best Investor Relations Companies.  BDO Unibank Chaiperson Teresita T. Sy-Coson, SM Prime President Hans T. Sy, BDO President and Chief Executive Officer Nestor V. Tan and China Bank President and CEO Ricardo R. Chua were recipients of the Asia’s Best CEO awards.
 
Awards for Best CFO were given to Jose T.Sio, EVP and CFO of SM; Jeffrey Lim, EVP for SM Prime; Pedro M. Florescio III, BDO  EVP and Treasurer. Cited as Best IR Professionals were Corazon P. Guidote, Senior Vice President for Investor Relations at SM; Luis S. Reyes Jr., Senior Vice President for Investor Relations and Corporate Planning; and Alexander C. Escucha, Senior Vice President and Head of Investor and Corporate Relations.
 
The 6th Asian Excellence Recognition Awards recognize excellence in investor communications, business ethics, corporate social responsibility (CSR), environmental practices and financial performance. Recognition was given based on data that was submitted by companies and investors.
 
The awards highlighted the outstanding achievements of Chief Executive Officers or CEOs and Chief Finance Officers or CFOs in investor relations in both publicly-listed companies and in privately-owned entities, including state-owned and government-controlled enterprises in Asia.
 
“On behalf of SM Investments, we would like to thank Corporate Governance Asia for this recognition. This inspires us to work harder to address the needs of retail and institutional investors aligned with global corporate governance standards and a dynamic global landscape,” SM Senior Vice President for Investor Relations Corazon P. Guidote said.
 
The multiple awards given were the following:
 
SM Investments Corporation
 
Best Investor Relations Company (Philippines)
 
Asia's Best CFO (Investor Relations)
Jose T. Sio, Executive Vice President and Chief Finance Officer 
 
Best CSR
 
Best Investor Relations Professional (Philippines)
Corazon Guidote, SVP for Investor Relations
 
SM Prime Holdings Inc.
 
Best Investor Relations Company (Philippines)
 
Asia's Best CEO (Investor Relations)
Hans T. Sy, President
 
Asia' Best CFO (Investor Relations)
Jeffrey Lim, Executive Vice President
 
BDO Unibank, Inc.
 
Best Investor Relations Company (Philippines)
 
Asia’s Best CEO (Investor Relations)
Teresita T. Sy-Coson, Chairperson
Nestor V. Tan, President and CEO
 
Asia’s Best CFO (Investor Relations)
Pedro Florescio III, EVP and Treasurer
 
Best CSR
Best Environmental Responsibility
 
Best Investor Relations Professional (Philippines)
Luis Reyes, Jr., SVP for Investor Relations and Corporate Planning
 
China Banking Corporation
 
Best Investor Relations Company (Philippines)
 
Asia’s Best CEO (Investor Relations)
Ricardo R. Chua, President and CEO
 
Best Investor Relations Professional (Philippines)
Alexander C. Escucha, SVP for Investor and Corporate Relations
 
Corporate Governance Asia is now read by 14,000 of the most important companies in Asia and provides incisive editorial content with extensive coverage on the latest and current developments, legislation's, case studies and various analyses relating to corporate governance practices in Asia.
 
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
Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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