Signing of business alliance between Daiwa Securities Group Inc. and Affin Investment Bank Berhad

13 December 2013

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Tokyo, Japan – Daiwa Securities Group Inc. ("Daiwa Securities Group") and Affin Investment Bank Berhad ("Affin Investment Bank"), a subsidiary of Affin Holdings Berhad have entered into a business alliance which marks a momentous collaboration between the two companies.

The signing ceremony was held during the 32nd Japan-Malaysia Economic Association (JAMECA) - Malaysia-Japan Economic Association (MAJECA) Joint Annual Conference and was witnessed by the Malaysian Prime Minister YAB Dato' Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak and the Minister of International Trade and Industry, YB Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed, adding another collaboration to a long list of successful tie ups between companies from both countries since the start of the Look East Policy over thirty years ago.

The agreement was signed in Tokyo by Affin Investment Bank's Managing Director, Puan Maimoonah Hussain with Chairman Gen. Tan Sri Yaacob Mohd Zain (R) signing as witness, whilst on Daiwa Securities Group's part the agreement was signed by Deputy President and COO, Mr. Nobuyuki Iwamoto and witnessed by President and CEO, Mr. Takashi Hibino.

The Chief Executive of Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera ("LTAT") and Group Managing Director of Boustead Holdings Berhad ("Boustead"), YBhg Tan Sri Dato' Seri Lodin Wok Kamaruddin, was also present to witness the signing ceremony. LTAT and Boustead are joint controlling shareholders of Affin Holdings Berhad.