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11th September 2013

(From Left to Right: Nick Laurance, Section Editor, Head of Communications of World Finance and Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank)

The Management Committee members of Baiduri Bank Group – From Left to Right: Pg Azaleen bin Pg Dato Hj Mustapha, Senior Manager of Treasury; Pierre Imhof, Chief Executive Officer; Hj Haliluddin bin Dato Hj Talib, General Manager of Baiduri Finance; Yvonne Chan, Senior Manager of Corporate Banking; Ti Eng Hui, Deputy General Manager of Retail Banking and Branch Network; Andrew Young, Deputy General Manager of Operations Management Division and Veronica Chong, Senior Manager of Human Resources and Finance.

Bandar Seri Begawan, 11 September 2013 – Baiduri Bank Group has been recognized as the "Best Banking Group 2013 in Brunei" by World Finance Magazine in UK making this the fifth time that the Bank has been selected for this award.

Mr Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank received the award in the form of a crystal obelisk from Nick Laurance, Section Editor, Head of Communications of World Finance at the London Stock Exchange media centre. Following the award presentation was an interview on the challenges faced by Baiduri Bank Group and its developments throughout the year.

"We are honoured to have won this prestigious award. Despite considerable challenges, this award is testimony to the concerted efforts of each and every employee of the Bank and our loyal investors, which have led to our strong financial performance. It is also a testament of our business model comprising of 3 core businesses namely Corporate Banking, Retail Banking and Financing under our subsidiary company, Baiduri Finance."

"It has always been our core value to help as many individuals and businesses to achieve their needs and dreams. Based on the Group's close relationship with our customers, we are able to listen to them and gather feedback on how we can improve our product and service offerings. Baiduri Bank Group also strives for innovation and have recently launched 2 new technological initiatives for smartphones namely Baiduri Deals and the Personal i-Banking mobile application. We will use our achievements as an inspiration to try even harder to meet customer's expectations and provide more technological initiatives."says Pierre Imhof.

This is the second international banking award received by Baiduri Bank Group this year. On 18th July 2013, Baiduri Bank was awarded the Domestic Retail Bank of the Year Brunei 2013 by The Asian Banking & Finance magazine at an awards ceremony held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore. It was the first time the Domestic Retail Bank of the Year award category for Brunei was introduced by The Asian Banking & Finance magazine; and Baiduri Bank achieved the honourable distinction of achieving it for the first time.

Excerpts of the award presentation and interview can be viewed on www.worldfinance.com and Baiduri Bank’s website www.baiduri.com

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