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SET News :Ten Thai listed companies selected for Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
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                                                                                    SET News 
Sept 22, 2014
Ten Thai listed companies selected for Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
BANGKOK, September 22, 2014 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) announced 
that the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), one of the most highly
regarded global sustainability indices, has included six more Thai listed
companies, namely Banpu pcl (BANPU), Central Pattana pcl (CPN), IRPC pcl (IRPC),
Minor International pcl (MINT), PTT Exploration and Production pcl (PTTEP), and
Thai Union Frozen Products pcl (TUF), on top of the four existing Thai firms:
PTT pcl (PTT), PTT Global Chemical pcl (PTTGC), Siam Cement pcl (SCC), and Thai
Oil pcl (TOP), following the recent announcement of the annual DJSI review
conducted by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM.
Of the ten listed firms, four companies, which are PTT, PTTEP, PTTGC and SCC, 
have been selected in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DSJI
World), while BANPU, CPN, IRPC, MINT, PTT, PTTEP, PTTGC, SCC, TOP, and TUF have
been chosen to be in the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index (DJSI
Emerging Markets).
SET President Kesara Manchusree said it was great pleasure that the ten Thai 
listed companies had been selected for the DJSI, more than doubling the amount
of Thai firms in 2013 when only four companies were selected in the indices.
More importantly, there were four Thai firms in the DJSI World this year with
PTTEP as a newcomer, together with the previous three companies in 2013 (PTT,
PTTGC, SCC). For the DJSI Emerging Markets, BANPU, CPN, IRPC, MINT, PTTEP, TUF
were newly added, along with the four in 2013 (PTT, PTTGC, SCC, TOP).
"Being components in the DJSI has reinforced attractiveness of the Thai stock 
market among both domestic and foreign investors, and boosted confidence that
the companies have operated businesses with the best sustainability practices by
considering environment, society, corporate governance and good performance,
enabling their businesses to grow continuously and sustainably, ultimately
providing good long-term returns for investors," stated Kesara.
"The increase in the number of companies selected into the DJSI is a result of 
listed companies' efforts and SET's commitment to develop and enhance knowledge
of evaluating sustainability. SET has played a major role to build the
companies' readiness to be a component of the DJSI via main activities, such as
DJSI Exclusive Trainings, CEO Forums and DJSI Coaching Workshops to improve the
companies' potentiality to be selected into the DJSI. This is part of the SET's
key mission to develop the Thai capital market towards sustainability in the
long run," Kesara added.
The DJSI were the global indices to track the financial performance of leading 
sustainability-driven companies worldwide, and leading funds use the DJSI as a
gauge for making prudent long-run investment decisions. The DJSI invites over
3,000 publicly traded companies to report annually on their sustainability
practices. Selection to the DJSI is based on market capitalization and in-depth
analysis of a company's economic, social and environmental aspects, with a focus
on long-term development of corporate value. The DJSI review this year was
effective from September 11, 2014. S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM announce
results of its annual review every September.
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