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4 November 2015

Bandar Seri Begawan, 4 November 2015 - Baiduri Bank Group hosted an exclusive appreciation event for members of the media as part of their acknowledgement and gratitude towards the close working relationship between the media and the Bank. Held at Radisson Hotel, the event was themed "La Fiesta Mexicana."

Mr. Pierre Imhof, Chief Executive Officer of Baiduri Bank thanked the media for their ongoing support in strengthening the success of Baiduri Bank Group.

"On behalf of Baiduri Bank Group, I would like to thank you for all your support through the years.  It is with your support, that we have been able to grow from strength to strength to become the leading conventional bank in Brunei today", he said.

He also added on the Group's notable achievements this year, especially on winning 4 international banking awards, namely the Domestic Retail Bank for Brunei 2015 from Asian Banking and Finance magazine for the third consecutive time; the Mobile Banking Initiative of the Year for Brunei 2015 from the Asian Banking & Finance for the first time; the Safest Bank in Brunei 2015 from Global Finance, New York and the Best Banking Group for Brunei 2015 from World Finance.

As part of business expansion, this year also saw the launch of Baiduri Capital in August, a wholly owned subsidiary of Baiduri Bank.  Leveraging on technology, Baiduri Capital offers the first online securities trading platform in Brunei.

Alongside the Mexican theme, the food, music and décor were also Mexican inspired sending the guests on a uniquely Mexican experience.

Apart from the sumptuous food, games were organized throughout the evening to create a fun filled atmosphere. Members of media were divided into teams and played games which included "The Secret Message" which consist of team effort in conveying a Spanish written message correctly. The "Dance Off" game included team choreographing dance steps in a short time, whereas "Eat the Chili" game had contestants eating spicy chilies'.

The highlight of the night was the lucky draw grand prize, which was an Apple MacBook Air 11" 128GB and together with other prizes that included travel packages and technological products.

Around 100 guests from various media agencies attended the event. Mr. Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank, Mr. Ti Eng Hui, Deputy CEO, Pg Azaleen Pg Dato Hj Mustapha, Head of Retail Banking & Branch Network, and Ms. Dorothy Newn, Head of Corporate Communications & Marketing, and other members of the management and staff of Baiduri Bank Group were also present.

Baiduri A La Fiesta Mexicana
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