Security Bank scores triple win in the 5th Asian Excellence Awards 2015

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Security Bank bagged three awards during the 5th Asian Excellence Awards 2015 hosted by Corporate Governance Asia on April 10 at the JW Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong. Receiving the awards were Security Bank key executives (from left): Vice President and Investor Relations Head Ropi Dangazo, Senior Vice President and Assistant Corporate Secretary Melissa Aquino and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Joselito Mape. Joining them was Corporate Governance Asia publisher and managing director Aldrin Monsod.

Security Bank garnered three awards during the 5th Asian Excellence Awards 2015 hosted by Corporate Governance Asia on April 10 at the JW Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong.

Security Bank President and CEO Alberto Villarosa was recognized for the second straight year as Best CEO for Investor Relations. This award is bestowed upon the leader who is responsible for driving the overall management and growth of his company. The Best CEO represents the company among investors, shareholders and all the stakeholders. The Best CEO provides leadership to the board, ensuring that the board works effectively and discharges their responsibilities to the best of their abilities.

The bank announced earlier that Villarosa will step up as Chairman effective April 28, with Bank of the Philippine Island’s Alfonso Salcedo, Jr. taking the reins as President and CEO.

Consequently, Security Bank received the award as Best Investor Relations Company in the Philippines. This award recognizes the bank’s commitment to the highest standards of disclosure, transparency and fairness in disseminating information. Aside from the regular reports submitted to regulatory bodies, the Best Investor Relations Company takes extra efforts to boost communications with all the stakeholders. By maintaining an open and transparent communications with its investors, Security Bank is able to build and sustain investor confidence.

Finally, the bank was given the Best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award for its commitment to create positive social and environmental impact on the communities where it operates. Through its CSR arm, SB Foundation, Inc. (SBFI), Security Bank allocates resources to help uplift the condition of education infrastructure and the environment, most especially in the countryside. The bank also advocates volunteerism as it engages employees for regular outreach programs for several projects. The Best CSR Award distinguishes the bank’s ability to sustain responsible policies and practices into the daily operations of its business.

The Asian Excellence Awards was designed to promote excellence among Asian corporations especially now that Asia is globally acknowledged as an ideal investment destination due to its robust economic growth. The award recognizes achievements and excellence in management acumen, financial performance, corporate social responsibility, environmental practices and investor relations. These awards are in the tradition of the high standards set and uphold by Corporate Governance Asia, the authoritative voice in corporate governance practices in the region.

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