7 January 18 January 10 April 3 April feb jan 66 Public Bank launched the Visa Platinum Card which offers an array Public Bank and Public Finance launched the Customer Care Campaign 67 PUBLIC BANK of tangible benefits such as Mega Bonus of 1% which translates Phase Three with the theme ‘Our Service Commitment Continues’. to cash back on retail purchases. The package also include a The launch was held at the Grand Lobby of Menara Public Bank and comprehensive insurance package which covers travel insurance up was officiated by Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Teh Hong Piow. to RM3M for personal accident coverage and purchase protection. 8 April 18 January Y.Bhg. Datuk Tay Ah Lek, Executive Director of Public Bank, was among Public Bank was awarded the Best Bank in Malaysia Award and the five distinguished personalities who were bestowed the IBBM’s 5th Malaysia Best Managed Companies award by the Asiamoney Fellowship Award at the Institute’s third Graduation and Awards Magazine. Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Teh Hong Piow, the President/CEO Ceremony which was held at the Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur. received the awards from Mr. William Goodhart, editor of Asiamoney at a presentation ceremony held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. 10 April apr Public Bank PR Advantage Visa Electron Debit Card was recognised 7 February at the Asia Pacific Member Conference held in Bangkok. The Bank A Chinese New Year dinner was hosted by Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. was presented with an award ‘First Off The Block’ for being the first Teh Hong Piow for about 230 staff and guests from the Public Bank Visa Electron Card within the Asia Pacific Region to offer an array of Group at the Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. benefits. 15 – 17 February 21 April Public Bank Vientiane branch donated Kip 1 million to the Laos Trade 21 April Public Bank was one of the seven participating banks at the Interbank Union Foundation to assist in its hosting of the 4th Major Conference GIRO Payment System’s signing ceremony which was held at the of Trade Union in Lao PDR. More than 200 participants from Laos, Nikko Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. This entailed the signing of a service China and Vietnam attended the conference. agreement which covers issues on shared ATM Network, Payment Gateway System and the Interbank GIRO System. 24 February A double bonus offer through the reduction of interest rates and the 21 April enhancement of its existing loan packages for purchase or refinancing In support of the Youth Leadership Programme organised by the Tun of residential and commercial properties popularly known as the 5 HOME Plan, MORE Plan and SWIFT Plan was offered by Public Bank for the auspicious dragon year celebrations. For the convenience of applicants, a total of 42 selected branches nationwide were Calendar of Significant Razak Foundation, Public Bank sponsored RM11,700 worth of the publication entitled ‘Tun Razak – Jejak Bertapak Seorang Patriot’. The sponsorship was presented by En. Razak Dali, Director of Public Affairs Division to Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Abdullah Mohd. Salleh, Chairman of EVENTS opened on consecutive Sundays, i.e. 27 February and 5 March 2000 the Tun Razak Foundation at the closing ceremony held at the Hotel to process and approve new loan applications. Istana, Kuala Lumpur. 8 March 27 April In collaboration with Visa International, Public Bank launched the PR A donation of Public Bank’s souvenir items of 25 caps and umbrellas Advantage debit card at the concourse of Sg. Wang Plaza. This is were presented to the sports carnival organised by the School’s Audit the first Visa Electron debit card in Malaysia and is accepted at over Division, Selangor of the Ministry of Education. The donation was eight million outlets all over the world with the convenience of cash presented by Cik Azian Shariff, Senior Manager of Corporate withdrawal at over 500,000 Visa/Plus ATMs. Communications, Public Affairs Division to Ms. Ch’ng Kum Kum, Chairman of the Welfare Funds of the Schools’ Audit Division. mar 7 February 27 April 9 March 8 May may A signing ceremony between Public Bank and Tenaga Nasional Berhad was held at Menara Public Bank. This over-the-counter collection Public Bank Papar branch was relocated to its new premises which service arrangement enables consumers to facilitate the payment of is bigger and more comfortable. electricity bills at all Public Bank and Public Finance 345 branches nationwide. 11 May A blood donation clinic was held at the Grand Lobby of Menara 15 March Public Bank. The mobile clinic received overwhelming response from Thirty-three selected branch managers nationwide and Head Office 183 donors comprising of Public Bank staff and the public. Senior Management staff attended a working session held at the 32nd floor of Menara Public Bank, to deliberate on marketing and 25 May business strategies for the Bank for the year 2000. Public Bank was bestowed the Asian Banking Awards 2000 for the Most Outstanding Customer Service Programme category in a 21 March ceremony held at the Kuala Lumpur Hilton Hotel. Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ The Far Eastern Economic Review magazine once again listed Public Dr. Teh Hong Piow received the award from Y.Bhg. Dato’ Salleh Bank among the top 10 Malaysia’s Leaders for its Review 200 Asia’s Harun, Deputy Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia. 15-17 February Leading Companies survey. Some 90 multinational companies in Asia attended the award presentation ceremony which was held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong. 9 March 11 May 26 June 68 1 June 18 July 69 The Bai Al-Einah Personal Financing was launched by the Bank to The 15th Hadiah Sastera Utusan Melayu-Public Bank awards were PUBLIC BANK assist customers with their personal expenditures such as financing presented to 30 winners at the Concorde Hotel, Kuala Lumpur by for their cars, houses or children’s education. This new product was Y.B. Tan Sri Khalil Yaakob, the Information Minister. jul based on the Islamic concept of Bai Al-Einah and was offered to Government servants, statutory bodies and Government agencies. A total of 33 prizes under four categories, i.e. short stories for the 18 July young, short stories, poems, and novels for the young were awarded to the winners. 6 June A signing ceremony was held for the purchase of HKD700 million of three years Floating Rate Certificates of Deposit to be issued by 19 July Public Bank. The signing ceremony was held at Menara Public Bank Public Bank emerged champion of the Governor’s Cup National between eight distinguished banking institutions arranged by Football League 2000 after defeating Maybank 5-4 during the final Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited which was 4 August match at the Kuala Lumpur Football Association Stadium, Cheras. also the Lead Manager. 31 July 9 June Public Bank donated a sum of RM10,000 towards the Tunku Kurshiah jun Public Bank and Public Finance upgraded their PB Telebanking College’s (TKC) school band. The donation is to assist TKC in service whereby customers can now conduct selected banking purchasing and maintaining the band equipments, uniforms and other transactions from the comfort of their home, in their office or from items. anywhere in the world where there is a touch-tone phone. 26 June 4 August 26 June The Sultan Abdul Hamid Old Collegians Associations (SAHOCA) Public Bank contributed RM10,000 towards the WWF Malaysia Flag Education Fund received a donation of RM100,000 for the Day 2000 to assist WWF Malaysia in their conservation work. The implementation of smart school projects for the future generation. cheque was presented by En. Razak Dali, the Director of Public The donation was presented by Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Teh Hong Piow Affairs Division to Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Khir Johari, the President of to the President of SAHOCA, Y.A.B. Dato’ Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad WWF Malaysia at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. 5 August 26 June A signing ceremony of the merger agreement between Public Bank and Hock Hua Bank was held at Menara Public Bank. The agreement was signed by Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Thong Yaw Hong, Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Calendar of Significant Mardi Gras Carnivale was the theme for Public Bank’s 34th Anniversary Banquet held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. About 1,500 staff attended this event, mostly attired in the Mardi Gras mood with Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Teh Hong Piow as the Guest-Of-Honour. EVENTS Dato’ Dr. Teh Hong Piow, Y.Bhg. Datuk Tay Ah Lek, on behalf of Public Bank and Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Datuk Amar Ling Beng Siew, Mr. Ting Sik Kang, and Y.Bhg. Datuk Lau Hieng Ing, of Hock Hua Bank. 5 August aug A branch managers’ seminar was held at Menara Public Bank. The 27 June seminar was attended by all the Public Bank branch managers, Public Finance 34th Annual General Meeting was held at the Equatorial 32 Head Office staff and Management staff, Hock Hua Selangor and Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Wilayah branch managers and some Senior Management from Public 5 August Finance. The half day seminar was officiated by Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Teh Hong Piow. 28 June Our bank held its 34th Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. It was attended by some 1,200 shareholders. 16 August The AGM was chaired by Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Thong Yaw Hong, the Public Bank and Public Finance were the first and only financial Chairman of Public Bank. 4 July institutions to participate in the BonusLink customer loyalty programme. A signing ceremony was held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. 3 July In conjunction with the ‘Hari Pekerja dan Hari Bomba’, Public Bank 17 August jul contributed RM7,900 towards the publication of 50,000 copies of the special issue of ‘Kesatuan Pekerja Bomba dan Penyelamat’ newsletters. Public Bank together with Maybank and RHB Bank launched their respective Business to Business (B2B) e-commerce trading hubs, which enabled the banks to facilitate funds settlement through a 4 July virtual ‘payment card’. The launch was held at the J.W Marriot Hotel, The Pingat Bestari, Hadiah Bestari Muda and Sekolah Bestari Public Kuala Lumpur. Bank for the year 1998 and 1999 awards presentation ceremony was held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Y.B. Datuk Dr. Fong Chan Onn, the Human Resources Minister presented the awards to 18 August 62 students and four schools. The Islamic Banking Division signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the Bai Al-Einah Personal Financing with the Islamic Welfare Association and the Inland Revenue Department. The event was held 9 July at the Government Complex Building Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur. Public Bank was the first bank to lift the new Arab-Malaysian Cup 5 August (FA Cup) after defeating the RHB Bank 4-2 in the FA Cup final match at the Stadium Shah Alam. 19 August Public Bank Kuala Lumpur and Selangor branches celebrated their 34th Anniversary Dinner at the Grand Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur. About 1,440 staff attended the dinner with the theme Freakout 2000. The event was graced by Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Teh 19 August Hong Piow. 9 July 27 October 70 12 September 12 September 24 October 71 The Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange held its inaugural KLSE Investors’ Y.Bhg. Dato’ Lee Kong Lam, the Executive Vice President of Public oct PUBLIC BANK Week at the Exchange Square from 12 – 16 September 2000. Public Bank was conferred the Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP) by Bank sponsored RM10,000 and the Bank’s products and services His Royal Highness, the Sultan of Pahang. The DIMP is the most were showcased at a booth during the week. distinguished order of the crown of Pahang, with the status of Knight Commander. 18 September Our customers in Temerloh had a new and more comfortable banking 27 October environment as our Temerloh branch was relocated to a new premises. VID Public Bank was recently conferred with two `Flag of Honour’ 27 September awards from the Government of Vietnam as the Best Bank in Vietnam sep 24 September for BIDV’s excellent fulfillment of duties in 1999 and another award from the Governor of the State of Vietnam as the Best Commercial Campu Bank donated five tons of rice and USD400 to the flood Bank in the banking industry in Vietnam. victims of Cambodia. The staff of Campu Bank were accompanied to the affected villages by the Under Secretary of State, Minister of In conjunction with the 33rd VID Public Bank Board Meeting, Y.Bhg. Tourism and officials from the National Committee for Disaster to Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Teh Hong Piow presented the Bank for Investment hand over their contributions. and Development of Vietnam (BIDV), our joint venture partner in VID Public Bank, a pewter dragon plaque. 27 September 4 November 29 September In conjunction with the merger conversion between Public Bank and 3 November Hock Hua Bank, a briefing for Hock Hua Bank branch managers was Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Teh Hong Piow and his entourage of Senior held at Menara Public Bank. Thereafter a luncheon was hosted by Management staff visited Public Bank and Public Finance branches Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Teh Hong Piow followed by a tour of Menara in Kuching in conjunction with the Sarawak Region’s 34th Anniversary Public Bank for the Hock Hua branch managers. Dinner celebration. 28 September 4 November A group of 33 participants from the 19th Central Banking Course The Sarawak Region Public Bank Group celebrated their 34th organised by Bank Negara Malaysia visited Public Bank. The guests Anniversary Dinner at the Crowne Plaza Riverside Kuching, Sarawak. include participants from Sudan, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Cambodia, Kyrgyz More than 900 staff from the Public Bank Group and Hock Hua Bank Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Guinea, India, and Bostswana. 29 September Thirty-nine students from the Kolej Mas of Universiti Utara Malaysia Calendar of Significant throughout Sarawak attended the grand dinner celebration with the theme ‘Dance With The Tribes’ which was graced by Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Teh Hong Piow. EVENTS visited Menara Public Bank. The main objective of the visit was to 7 November find out more on career opportunities in the banking industry. Public Bank sponsored WISE Savings account for the winners of the Historical Web Profile 2000 competition organised by the Federal 30 September Territory Education Department for secondary schools. The purpose nov The Phoenix Welfare Foundation received a donation of RM3,000 of this competition is to instill the interest of history from various from Public Bank for the Foundation’s Charity Dinner 2000 which was sources by surfing the websites and thus improve the students’ skills held at the Royal Selangor Club Kuala Lumpur. The Foundation is a on information technology. voluntary organisation dedicated in promoting welfare activities and providing financial assistance and support for the less fortunate 8 November community. Public Bank won the Industry Excellence Awards for the Finance sector 12 October under the Main Board category at the National Annual Corporate Report 12 October Awards (NACRA). The awards were presented by the Minister of Public Bank won the inaugural KLSE Corporate Excellence Award Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Malaysia, Y.B. Tan Sri Dato’ Hj. 2000 for the Main Board Category and the KLSE Corporate Sectoral Muhyiddin bin Hj. Mohd Yassin at the Palace of the Golden Horses, Award for the Finance and Closed End Fund Category. The awards Kuala Lumpur. were presented by Y.Bhg. Datuk Mohd. Nor Mohd. Yusof, Advisor to the Minister of Finance to Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Teh Hong Piow at 9 November oct the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Public Bank participated as the main banker in the Young Enterprise Programme organised by the American Chamber of Commerce. 20 October Y.A.Bhg. Datin Seri Dr. Siti Hasmah Mohd. Ali, wife of our Prime Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Teh Hong Piow visited five Public Bank Minister, presented the awards to the winners at a ceremony held at branches in the Johore Region in conjunction with the Johore the Parkroyal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Region’s 34th Anniversary Dinner which was held at the Eden Garden 9 November Hotel, Johor Bahru. 9 – 10 November Public Bank sponsored more than RM1,000 worth of corporate souvenir 21 October 10 November items for the 21st Ministry of Health Sports Carnival 2000 which was The Public Bank Group Johore Region celebrated their 34th Anniversary held at the University Technology Mara, Selangor. Dinner at the Eden Garden Hotel, Johor Bahru with the theme ‘Celebrity Night’. A total of 850 staff attended the event which was graced by 10 November Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Teh Hong Piow. A signing ceremony was held between Celcom (M) Sdn. Bhd. and Public Bank for the purchase of Celcom Prepaid Mobile Recharge 23 October Code through Public Bank and Public Finance ATMs nationwide. Public Bank Jalan Tun H .S. Lee branch moved to a new and bigger 20 October premises. 72 13 November 13 November 10 May 2000 73 Public Bank’s Bahasa Malaysia annual report won the ‘Anugerah Citra Wednesday – Announcement of unaudited consolidated results for PUBLIC BANK Bahasa’ award which was organised by ‘Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka’ the financial quarter ended 31 March 2000. under the Programme for the Promotion of the National Language in the Private Sector. Y.Bhg. Datuk Tay Ah Lek received the award from nov Y.B. Dato’ Haji Mohd. Khalid Mohd. Yunus, the Deputy Minister of 2 August 2000 Information Malaysia at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Wednesday – Announcement of unaudited consolidated interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2000. 17 November Public Bank donated RM100,000 to Yayasan Budi Penyayang (PENYAYANG), a charity organisation launched by Y.A.B. Dato’ Seri Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi at the Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel, 8 November 2000 Selangor. Wednesday – Announcement of unaudited consolidated results for the financial quarter ended 30 September 2000. 18 November Public Bank football team outclassed the Edaran Otomobil Nasional team to win the Selangor Dunhill League Cup for the fourth time at 30 January 2001 the Stadium Shah Alam. Tuesday – Announcement of audited consolidated results and the proposed payment of dividend for the financial year ended 31 December 2000. 21 November Public Bank sponsored RM5,000 towards the Malaysian Institute of Directors’ dinner which was held at the Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur to honour the MID Fellows award. 18 November Calendar of Significant EVENTS Financial Calendar 13 December 25 November Public Bank edged Kelab Sultan Sulaiman 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out 13 February 2001 final at Stadium MPPJ, Petaling Jaya to win the coveted trophy of Tuesday – Issue of Notice of 35th Annual General Meeting, Notice the Selangor FA Cup and completing a record of winning all the four of Dividend Payment, and Annual Report for the financial year ended titles for the year 2000. 31 December 2000. 4 December Public Bank Taman Johor Jaya branch was relocated to a new 13 December 8 March 2001 dec premises for the convenience of its customers. Thursday – 35th Annual General Meeting. 13 December Public Bank hosted a special dinner at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala 9 March 2001 Lumpur for Y.Bhg. Dato’ Lee Kong Lam who was conferred the Darjah Friday – Date of entitlement to the tax-exempt final dividend of Indera Mahkota Pahang, by His Royal Highness, the Sultan of Pahang. 15.0% for the financial year ended 31 December 2000. About 230 staff of the Bank and subsidiaries attended the dinner. 13 December 27 March 2001 Public Bank was voted as the Best Bank in Malaysia by the Global Tuesday – Date of payment of the tax-exempt final dividend of Finance magazine in their Best Banks 2000 Annual Awards. Y.Bhg. 15.0% for the financial year ended 31 December 2000. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Teh Hong Piow received the award at a presentation ceremony at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. 18 December Public Bank Kota Kinabalu branch was relocated to a new and bigger premises for its customers’ convenience. Our inherent fundamentals are a medley of capable personalities, an unblemished performance, the voice of integrity, strengt h of character, touch of friendship and the smile of sincerity. At Public Bank Group, customer service excellence re m a i n s a n i n t r i n s i c f o c u s o f our corporate culture . 77 PUBLIC BANK Public Bank For Its Customers 2 3 5 • By providing the most courteous and efficient service Cares... in every aspect of its business; • By being innovative in the development of 1 A double bonus offer through the reduction of interest rates and the enhancement of its existing loan packages for the purchase or refinancing of residential and commercial 2000 by Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Teh Hong Piow at the Grand Lobby of Menara Public Bank. During the launch Public Bank rewarded 29 of its customers who put forth feasible and new banking facilities. properties popularly known as the 5 HOME contructive suggestions during the Phase Two Plan, MORE Plan and SWIFT Plan was offered Campaign. customers by Public Bank on 24 February 2000, for the auspicious dragon year celebrations. For the 4 Public Bank was one of the seven participating For Its Employees convenience of customers, a total of 42 selected branches nationwide was opened on consecutive Sundays, i.e. 27 February and 5 March 2000 banks at the Interbank GIRO Payment System’s signing ceremony which was held at the Nikko Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on 21 April 2000. This • By promoting the well-being of its staff through attractive to process and approve new loan applications. entailed the signing of a service agreement remuneration and fringe benefits; which covers issues on shared ATM Network, 2 Y.Bhg. Datuk Tay Ah Lek, the Executive Director Payment Gateway System and the Interbank • By promoting good staff morale through proper staff of Public Bank exchanging documents with GIRO System. Y.Bhg. Datuk Ir. Md. Sidek Ahmad, the Managing training and development and provision of opportunities Director of TNB Distribution Sdn. Bhd. during the 5 Public Bank was bestowed the Asian Banking for career advancement. signing ceremony at Menara Public Bank on Awards 2000 for the Most Outstanding Customer 9 March 2000. Customers of TNB can now pay Service Programme category in a ceremony their electricity bills over-the-counter in all Public held on 25 May 2000 at the Kuala Lumpur Bank and Public Finance branches nationwide. Hilton Hotel. Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Teh Hong Piow, President/CEO of Public Bank received 3 The Customer Care Campaign Phase Three the award from Y.Bhg. Dato’ Salleh Harun, which carries the theme, ‘Our Service Deputy Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia. Commitment Continues’ was launched on 3 April Corporate Caring For Our Customers 6 The Bai Al-Einah Personal Financing was 9 Encik Bistamam Ramli, Executive Director and launched on 1 June 2000 by the Bank to assist Group Executive Vice President of Celcom customers with their personal expenditures exchanging documents with Y.Bhg. Datuk Tay such as financing for their cars, houses or Ah Lek after the signng ceremony of purchase children’s education. This new product was of the Celcom Prepaid Mobile Recharge Code. based on the Islamic concept of Bai Al-Einah Celcom Prepaid Mobile subsribers can now and was offered to Government servants, purchase recharge code at any of the Public statutory bodies and Government agencies. Bank and Public Finance ATMs nationwide. For The Community It Serves 7 Public Bank and Public Finance are the first and only financial institutions to participate in The signing ceremony to mark this official tie- up between the two parties in providing the ATM-Giro service was held on 10 November • By assuming its role as a socially responsible corporate the Bonuslink customer loyalty programme. 2000 at Menara Public Bank. A signing ceremony was held on 16 August 2000 citizen in a tangible manner; at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Kuala Lumpur 10 Public Bank’s Papar, Temerloh, Jalan Tun H.S. whereby members who are the Bank’s customers Lee, Taman Johor Jaya and Kota Kinabalu • By adhering closely to national policies and objectives will be eligible for Bonuslink points. branches were relocated to new premises in thereby contributing towards the progress of the nation. year 2000. These movements were for their 8 Public Bank together with Maybank and RHB customers’ convenience to be served in a more Bank launched their respective Business to comfortable environment. Business (B2B) e-commerce trading hubs, which enabled the banks to facilitate fund For Its Shareholders settlement through a virtual ‘payment card’. The launch was held at the J.W. Marriot Hotel Kuala Lumpur on 17 August 2000. • By forging ahead and consolidating its position as a stable and progressive financial institution; • By generating profits and a fair return on their investment. 6 7 9 ...With Integrity 78 79 PUBLIC BANK 1 3 4 6 1 1 5 6 1 A Chinese New Year dinner was hosted by 4 A farewell dinner was held for Mr. Kwek Hock 1 Public Bank Tawau branch distributed ang pow 4 The Teku Community Association received a Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Teh Hong Piow for about Siong, Telecommunications Centre Manager and gifts on 1 February 2000 to 60 residence donation of schoolbags on 28 April 2000 from 230 staff and guests from the Public Bank on 4 May 2000 at the Xin Cuisine Restaurant, of the Rumah Warga Tua Air Panas Tawau in Public Bank Sibu branch, in support of the conjunction with the spirit of the auspicious Association’s fund raising activities in helping the community Group. The auspicious dinner was held at Kuala Lumpur. Mr. Kwek retired after serving employees dragon year. poor and needy residing at the Teku resettlement the Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur on the Bank for 33 years. area in Sarawak. 7 February 2000. 2 Public Bank Kuching branch opened a stall at 5 Staff and family members of the Public Bank the Pertubuhan Bagi Ibubapa Kanak-kanak 5 A blood donation clinic was held at the Menara 2 A Customer Service Representatives Programme Kulim and Kuala Ketil branches having lots of Cacat Sarawak (PIBAKAT) Food Fair organised Public Bank on 11 May 2000 with encouraging was attended by 35 selected staff from fun in the sun on the beaches of Penang on to raise funds for the society on 2 April 2000. response from 183 donors comprising of the 30 branches nationwide which was held from 27 – 28 June 2000. The outing was organised staff and public. 14 to 23 February 2000 at our IT and Training to foster closer ties amongst the staff and 3 In support of the Youth Leadership Programme Centre in Bangi. their family members. organised by the Tun Razak Foundation for the Year 2000, Public Bank sponsored RM11,700 3 About 32 staff of Public Bank Gurun branch 6 Mardi Gras Carnivale was the theme for Public worth of publications entitled ‘Tun Razak – went on-board The Empress for the cruise to Bank's 34th Anniversary Banquet held at the Jejak Bertapak Seorang Patriot’ as souvenirs to the participants of the programme. En. Razak nowhere on 3 March 2000. They sailed away Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on Dali, Director of Public Affairs Division presented happily on the beautiful blue ocean creating 5 August 2000. About 1,500 staff turned-up the Bank’s contribution to Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Abdullah closer ties among themselves. for this event, mostly attired in the Mardi Gras Mohd. Salleh, the Chairman of the Foundation on costume. 21 April 2000 at the Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur. Caring For Our Employees Caring For Our Community 7 A branch managers' seminar was the held 10 The branch managers of Johore Region posing 6 Public Bank donated RM10,000 towards 8 Public Bank sponsored the 15th Hadiah Sastera at Menara Public Bank on 5 August 2000 proudly with Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Teh Hong Piow the WWF Malaysia Flag Day 2000 to assist Utusan Melayu – Public Bank award presentation which was well attended by all Public Bank during his official visit to Johor Bahru on them in their conservation work. The contribution ceremony at the Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur branch managers, 32 Head Office staff and 20 October 2000 in conjunction with the was presented to Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Khir on 18 July 2000. Thirty local writers received Johari, the President of WWF Malaysia by their awards from Y.B. Tan Sri Khalil Yaakob, Management staff, Hock Hua Selangor and region's 34th Anniversary Dinner celebration En. Razak Dali, Director of Public Affairs Division the Information Minister, Malaysia. Wilayah branch managers and some Senior at the Eden Garden Hotel, Johor Bahru. on 26 June 2000 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Management from Public Finance. Kuala Lumpur. 9 Public Bank donated RM100,000 towards the 11 Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Teh Hong Piow posing Sultan Abdul Hamid Old Collegians Association’s 8 The Security Division held a demonstration with the winners of the Theme Awards 7 Y.B. Datuk Fong Chan Onn, The Human (SAHOCA) Education fund in support of the and training session for all Senior Management Competition – ‘Dance With The Tribes’ at the Resources Minister handing over the certificate implementation of smart schools programme. staff and fire wardens (staff) on how to use Crowne Plaza Riverside Hotel, Kuching on and the gold coin to one of the winners of Pingat The donation was presented by Y.Bhg. Tan Sri the SUPER FIRE X-500 fire extinguisher, on 4 November 2000. Bestari award to recognise students who Dato’ Dr. Teh Hong Piow to Y.A.B. Dato’ Seri Dr. 22 August 2000 at Menara Public Bank. achieved excellent results in their Penilaian Mahathir Mohamad, the President of SAHOCA 12 ‘The Undisputed Champion’. Public Bank football Menengah Rendah (PMR) and Sijil Peperiksaan on 4 August 2000 at the Sheraton Imperial 9 The Optimax Laser Eye Centre, a centre for team with Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Teh Hong Malaysia (SPM) examinations. Public Bank has Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. been organising this event with the Ministry of corrective eye treatment organised a presentation Piow after winning the Selangor FA Cup at the Education for the past 15 years. The award to all staff at Menara Public Bank on Stadium MPPJ on 25 November 2000. presentation ceremony was held on 4 July 28 September 2000. 2000 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. 7 10 11 12 7 7 8 9 80 81 PUBLIC BANK 11 13 14 1 3 4 shareholders 10 Public Bank donated RM10,000 to the Tunku 13 Public Bank Brinchang branch organised a 1 Public Bank has been voted as the Best Bank 3 A signing ceremony was held for the purchase Kurshiah College’s (TKC) school band in charity visit to Sekolah Semangat Maju Ipoh, in Malaysia and the 5th Malaysia Best Managed of HKD700 million of three years Floating Rate committing its role as a caring corporate a school for the mentally retarded where they Companies by the Asiamoney Magazine. Y.Bhg. Certificates of Deposit to be issued by Public citizen. The donation will assist TKC to donated food items and fresh highlands community Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Teh Hong Piow received the Bank. The signing ceremony was held at Menara purchase and maintain the band’s equipments. vegetables to the school on 1 October 2000. award from Mr. William Goodhart, editor of Public Bank on 6 June 2000 between eight Asiamoney in a ceremony held at the Ritz distinguished banking institutions arranged by 11 Campu Bank donated five tons of rice and 14 Public Bank Miri branch contributed a cash Carlton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on 18 January 2000. Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation USD400 to the flood victims of Cambodia. donation to the Malaysian Diabetes Association, Limited which was the Lead Manager. The staff of Campu Bank took three boats to Miri to assist the Association in organising the the flood affected areas across paddy fields ASEAN Diabetes Camp 2001. The donation 2 The Far Eastern Economic Review magazine to distribute their contributions on 24 September which was presented on 24 October 2000 is listed Public Bank among the top 10 Malaysia’s 4 Members of the Board of Directors of Hock Hua 2000. aimed at helping and educating young diabetic Leaders for its Review 200 Asia’s Leading Bank and Public Bank at the merger agreement patients to learn more about their disorders Companies survey. Some 90 multinational signing ceremony which was held on 26 June 12 A sum of RM3,000 was donated to the Phoenix and increasing self-managing skills thus companies in Asia attended the award 2000 at the Menara Public Bank. With this Welfare Foundation on 30 September 2000 encouraging independence and self-reliance. presentation ceremony which was held at the merger both banks would benefit from access where a charity dinner was held at the Royal Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong on 21 March 2000. to a larger branch network, a geographically Selangor Club Kuala Lumpur. The donation 15 SRJK (C) Boon Beng received a facsimile well-distributed customer-base and a range of was for the less fortunate schools, charity machine from Public Bank Simpang Ampat new financial services and products and in homes and associations. branch on 3 November 2000. The school is information technology. one of the branch’s adopted schools in the Adopted School Programme campaign. Caring For Our Community Caring For Our Shareholders 16 The Historical Web Profile 2000 competition 18 Y.Bhg. Dato' Seri Dr. Siti Hasmah Mohd. Ali, 5 About 1,200 shareholders attended Public Bank’s 7 The Industry Excellence Awards for the Finance organised by the Federal Territory Education wife of the Prime Minister posing with the 34th Annual General Meeting on 28 June at Sector under the Main Board category was Department was held for secondary schools winners of the Young Enterprise Programme the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. once again awarded to Public Bank at the whereby Public Bank sponsored WISE Savings 2000. This community service programme National Annual Corporate Report Awards Accounts for the winners. En. Razak Dali under the auspices of the American Malaysian 6 Public Bank won the inaugural KLSE Corporate (NACRA) presentation ceremony which was presented the Bank’s contributions to the Chamber of Commerce held its year-end award Excellence Award 2000 for the Main Board held at the Palace of the Golden Horses Hotel, students on 7 November 2000 at the Dewan presentation ceremony at the Parkroyal Hotel Category and the KLSE Corporate Sectoral Kuala Lumpur on 8 November 2000. Sri Anjung, Jabatan Pendidikan Wilayah Kuala Lumpur on 9 November 2000. Public Award for the Finance and Closed End Fund Persekutuan. Bank has been sponsoring this programme acting as the main banker since 1990. Category on 12 October 2000 at the Shangri-La 8 Public Bank’s Bahasa Malaysia annual report 17 Public Bank Machang branch donated books Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The KLSE Corporate won the inaugural ‘Anugerah Citra Bahasa’ to the library of Sekolah Kebangsaan Pulai 19 Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia (PENYAYANG) Excellence Awards were initiated to honour award which was organised by ‘Dewan Bahasa Chondong. The donation benefited more than received a donation of RM100,000 from Public public-listed companies with excellent and dan Pustaka’ under the Programme for the 900 pupils of the school. En. Usman Ibrahim, Bank on 17 November 2000 at the Sunway exemplary corporate conduct. It also recognises Promotion of the National Language in the the branch manager presented the books to Lagoon Resort Hotel Selangor. PENYAYANG is the companies which establish and practise a private sector. Y.Bhg. Datuk Tay Ah Lek received the school's headmaster on 8 November 2000. a charitable organisation in support of the greater degree of accountability and responsibility the award from Y.B. Dato’ Haji Mohd. Khalid needy and the underprivileged community in to shareholders and investors. Mohd. Yunus, the Deputy Minister of Information providing education, public welfare, research, Malaysia at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala health, medical and other charitable purposes Lumpur on 13 November 2000. in Malaysia. 15 17 18 5 8 In line with its corporate philosophy in respect of caring for the community it serves, Public Bank assumes its role as a socially responsible corporate citizen in a tangible manner. Among the many spheres of civic activities in which Public Bank had demonstrated its support is the conservation of the environment. Visible examples of Public Bank's support in beautifying and greening Kuala Lumpur City begins at the doorstep of the Bank's own high rise buildings in Kuala Lumpur. The first one is Public Bank's Taman Wawasan, an innovative theme garden that revolves around Malaysia's Vision 2020, fronting Bangunan Public Bank situated at Jalan Sultan Sulaiman. The well maintained theme garden which merges innovation of three futuristic sculptures by Malaysian artists and a fountain, to the lush green landscape, is hailed as a landmark at the gateway to KL City through Jalan Syed Putra, since its development in 1993. This beautiful landscaped garden was adjudged the 1994 winner of ‘The Beautiful Compound Competition’ at Federal Territory level. The second theme garden is the Japanese landscaped garden making full use of every bit of available space fronting the Bank's Head Office building, Menara Public Bank, at Jalan Ampang to enhance its surroundings. The garden comprises of royal palms, flowering shrubs and a pebbled path running through the carpet of green grass. The beautiful setting that was completed in 1999 also blends well with the landscaping development fronting Menara Public Bank's opposite neighbour, the KLCC Twin Towers. Public Bank also cooperates with worthy initiatives and efforts by other government and non-government organisations which aim at nature conservation and preservation of wild life. These have taken In year 2000, the Bank donated RM10,000 towards the World Wide the form of donations or co-sponsorships of projects of such nature. Fund's (WWF) Flag Day 2000 programme. This project was held to collect funds to assist WWF Malaysia in their conservation work with In support of promoting appreciation and encouraging efforts towards the ultimate goal to stop and preserve the accelerating degradation conserving and creating a clean and beautiful environment, Public of our planet's natural environment, and help to build a future where Bank had participated in sponsoring the publications entitled humans live in harmony with nature. The Bank has also contributed ‘Beautiful Gardens of Malaysia’ initiated by MARDI in 1993 and in other WWF's campaigns, such as the WWF For Nature Species ‘Beaches of Malaysia’ by the Ministry of Agriculture's Department of 2000 Campaign and many others. Irrigation and Drainage in 1997. Over the years, the World Wide Fund Malaysia has also been one of the non-government organisations that Public Bank is also a supporter of the Malaysian Timber Council have been receiving cooperation from Public Bank from time to time. (MTC). Since 1998, the Bank has been donating to its World Forestry Day Campaign by sponsoring the production of 5,000 pieces of MTC's posters, which were distributed to Government offices, schools, universities and non-governmental organisations nationwide. At the branches level, various activities were also carried out in support of the cleanliness and greening of the environment. For example, our staff of Bintulu branch pitched in the Tanjung Batu Beach Cleaning Campaign while our Labuan branch participated in the New Millennium Tree Planting Program 2000 organised by the National Landscape Department, Federal Territory. As a responsible corporate citizen, Public Bank will continue to support not only economic development but also participate in initiatives to support efforts to conserve and preserve nature's blessings for continued appreciation enjoyment in the future.