Manila, 26 June 2003 – Security Bank Corporation (PSE:SECB) formalized its PHP 350 Million participation in a syndicated PHP 1.3 Billion 3-Year Revolving Credit Facility for AIG Credit Card Company Philippines, Inc. in a signing ceremony at the Manila Peninsula Hotel. SBC was represented by President & CEO Rafael F. Simpao Jr. and SVP Patricia May Siy, while AIG Credit Card”s signatories were company directors Rolando Tanchangco, who is also CEO of Philam Savings Bank, and Teresita Salonga, who is in addition Group Treasurer of the Philam Group of Companies.
BDO Capital & Investment Corporation, Standard Chartered Bank, and Security Bank were lead arrangers for the deal, while Equitable PCI Bank was co-arranger. Proceeds of the loan facility will be used to augment working capital requirements and for general corporate purposes.
AIG Credit Card is owned by AIG Consumer Finance Group and Philamlife, and forms part of the American International Group, a leading international insurance and financial services company and the largest underwriter of commercial and industrial coverage in the USA. AIG Credit Card, which carries Visa and Mastercard, is a relatively new player in the local credit card industry, but has acquired more than 328,000 cardholders in under five years and now ranks 4th largest in terms of cardmember base. The company is anchored on the vast distribution and marketing network and expertise in consumer marketing of its parent companies, AIG and Philamlife.