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14 November 2015
Bandar Seri Begawan, 14 November 2015 – In celebration of Deepavali, the Festival of Lights, the Baiduri Bank Group tonight hosted a dinner for its customers and partners at the Indera Samudra Grand Hall, The Empire Hotel & Country Club, Jerudong.

In attendance as the Guest of Honour was His Excellency Dr. Ashok Kumar Amrohi, High Commissioner of India to Brunei Darussalam.

The evening began with the traditional Light Ceremony by Mr. Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank; Mr. Ti Eng Hui, DCEO of Baiduri Bank, Pehin Dato Hj Mahdini, President of Brunei-India Friendship Association; and the Guest of Honour, His Excellency Dr. Ashok Kumar Amrohi.

In his welcoming address, Mr. Imhof expressed his appreciation and thanks to the guests for their support and confidence over the years and outlined the major progresses and achievements of the Baiduri Bank Group in 2015.

Speaking on the achievements, he said, "We will continue to invest in our business as we believe in the future of Brunei’s financial industry." He further elaborated that Baiduri has been maintaining a high level of liquidity and strong capital base, as per Standard & Poor's credit rating. "With this level of liquidity, we intend to pursue more business opportunities and finance more businesses, projects and individuals."

The Group has continued to receive major international banking awards, bearing testament to its good performance. This year alone, Baiduri had received four major banking awards - the Domestic Retail Bank for Brunei 2015 and the Mobile Banking Initiative of the Year for Brunei 2015 from the Asian Banking and Finance magazine; the Best Banking Group for Brunei 2015 from World Finance magazine and Brunei’s Safest Bank 2015 by Global Finance.

Regarding the future outlook of Baiduri Bank, Mr. Pierre Imhof stated, "Though we believe the business environment will continue to face challenges, we shall continue to focus on improving our customer service capabilities and widen our product range."

Throughout the evening, guests were treated to a variety of song and dance performances by local artists, school children and staff which culminated in a presentation of the lucky draw prizes by Mr. Pierre Imhof and His Excellency Dr. Ashok Kumar Amrohi.

Around 500 customers and associates from the local Indian community were present at the event. The large gathering of guests included foreign diplomats, prominent Indian business leaders and professionals working in Brunei as well as loyal customers and partners of Baiduri Bank.

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