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SET News :Thai listed firms mark top inclusions in DJSI among ASEAN, largest additions in emerging markets
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September 11, 2017

Thai listed firms mark top inclusions in DJSI among ASEAN, largest additions in 
emerging markets

BANGKOK, September 11, 2017 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has announced
that 17 Thai listed companies have been selected as components of the 2017 Dow
Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), one of the most recognized sustainability
indices. The list consists of Airports of Thailand pcl (AOT), Banpu pcl (BANPU),
Charoen Pokphand Foods pcl (CPF), Central Pattana pcl (CPN), IRPC pcl (IRPC),
Kasikornbank pcl (KBANK), Minor International pcl (MINT), PTT pcl (PTT), PTT
Exploration and Production pcl (PTTEP), PTT Global Chemical pcl (PTTGC), Siam
Cement pcl (SCC), Thai Oil pcl (TOP), Thai Union Group pcl (TU), as well as
four new comers namely CP All pcl (CPALL), Home Product Center pcl (HMPRO),
Indorama Ventures pcl (IVL) and True Corporation pcl (TRUE).

Thai listed firms made another record year with highest inclusions and additions
among ASEAN countries in DJSI Emerging Markets, and the largest inclusions
among ASEAN in DJSI World, achieving remarkable success in the continuous
sustainability development at international level.  Moreover, TOP earned the top
 score in Energy Industry Group Leader for fourth straight year.

Five of 17 selected firms, namely KBANK, PTT, PTTEP, PTTGC and SCC, have been 
selected in the 2017 DJSI World Index, while AOT, BANPU, CPALL, CPF, CPN, HMPRO,
IRPC, IVL, KBANK, MINT, PTT, PTTEP, PTTGC, TOP, TRUE and TU have been chosen to
 be in the DJSI Emerging Markets Index.

SET President Kesara Manchusree said, "SET is committed to promoting listed 
companies to realize the importance of sustainable business operations by
enhancing growth in both quantity and quality. SET has encouraged Thai listed
companies to participate in the DJSI's assessment and this marked a big step
forward for the continued increase in number of listed companies that meet
international sustainable standards, while also reflecting their commitment and
determination. SET has boosted their readiness by equipping executives and
operational staff with knowledge and understanding via DJSI Exclusive Coaching
project. Experts from Swiss-based RobeccoSAM were invited to conduct workshop,
for four consecutive years this year, to enhance the attractiveness of Thai
securities with outstanding sustainability as an alternative for both local and
foreign investors."

This year, DJSI invited 2,528 companies listed on global stock exchanges (DJSI 
World) and another 803 firms listed on emerging markets based on market
capitalization to participate in DJSI corporate sustainability assessment to
select the list of companies that have passed the criteria into DJSI members.
The DJSI series have been used by leading funds as a measure for investment,
while foreign investors have increasingly paid more attention to sustainability
and corporate social responsibilities. As of April 2017, assets under management
with sustainable and responsible investment amounted to USD 68 trillion, which
has continuously increased every year, according to UN Principles of Responsible
 Investment's (UNPRI) survey.

The announcement of the list of DJSI members will be effective from September 
18, 2017 onwards. DJSI reviews and announces the list of its members every

Note: Thai Beverage pcl, a Thai non-SET listed firm, has also been selected as a
 member of DJSI indices.
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