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29 Jun 2017 16:44:00
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SET News :"SET named "Best Sustainable Securities Exchange Southeast Asia Emerging Markets 2017"
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                                                                                             SET
 News 49 /2017
                                                                           June 
29, 2017

SET named "Best Sustainable Securities Exchange Southeast Asia Emerging Markets 
2017"

Bangkok, June 29, 2017 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) affirms its 
leading role in sustainable development in the region with the "Best Sustainable
Securities Exchange SoutheastAsia Emerging Markets 2017" award by the
London-based magazine Capital Finance International (CFI.co). This affirms the
outstanding performance in sustainable development in the region and reflects
SET's determination in propelling the growth of the capital market, economy,
society and entire nation sustainably.

SET President Kesara Manchusree emphasized that coupling with its outstanding 
quantitative performance, under 'To Make the Capital Market Work for Everyone'
vision, SET has also implemented sustainability development in all aspects of
operation to create positive impact on the economy, society and the environment
at every turn. Sustainability is key to SET which has been  the first exchange
in ASEAN joining the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative. SET has
launched initiatives to boost financial literacy, savings and investment
planning among investors, students and general public; undertaking of
environmental, social and governance or ESG practices among listed companies; as
well as various projects on community and social development towards
sustainability.

"SET's sustainability projects have rendered concrete results. Fourteen listed 
companies are included in DJSI, the highest number in ASEAN. In corporate
governance, SET has continuously received the highest ASEAN CG Scorecard. As
many as 30 listed companies are among the 78 companies constituting the
FTSE4Good ASEAN5 Index. In addition, 14 awards, out of 24 awards, for
outstanding investor relations or IR awards have been granted to Thai listed
companies. We will treasure this prestigious CFI.co's 'Best Sustainable
Securities Exchange Southeast Asia Emerging Markets 2017' Award as a motivation
to keep on moving and synergize with all parties in the capital market. Most
importantly, the award reflects the Thai capital market's quality and potential,
with performance that shines at regional and international levels," added
Kesara.

CFI.co is a print journal and online resource reporting on business, economics 
and finance. Headquartered in London, the journal addresses economic, political
and business factors affecting emerging markets and helps to identify regions,
industry sectors and companies that will succeed. To inspire others to further
improve their own performance, the awards are based on opinion surveys of
readers and a distinguished judging panel.


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