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Century Properties wins 2014 Asset Award for Best Structured Trade Finance Solution

Century Properties Group, Inc. recently won the 2014 The Asset Triple A Transaction Banking – Treasury, Trade & Risk Management Awards for having the Best Structured Trade Finance Solution in the Philippines.  Photo shows Century Properties Chief Financial Officer Jose Carlo R. Antonio with Chek Wee Lim of Standard Chartered Bank (left image) and Stephen Sieh, the company’s financial adviser from Primeiro Partners (right image) at the awards ceremony on April 8, 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.

The publicly-listed premiere property developer was cited by The Asset’s Board of Editors for having the best structured trade finance solution of Php4.2 billion for several buildings situated in its three masterplanned communities, “avoiding negative carry of traditional funding route, as well as mitigating single event risk by financing all said projects concurrently.”

“Our company thanks The Asset for recognizing our efforts in creating the best financial solutions for our needs as a fast-growing real еstatе company. This award underscores Century’s commitment to build a good track record in raising finance and achieving a strong financial performance for the company, to give the best value to its shareholders,” Antonio said.

For the said transaction Standard Chartered was the Mandated Lead Arranger & Bookrunner for the US Dollar and Philippine Peso tranches, while Taiwan Cooperative Bank was the Arranger of the US Dollar tranche.  Primeiro Partners’ Stephen Sieh is the company’s financial adviser.

Century Properties is the sole winner of the said award category and only one of three Philippine companies to be honored in the 2014 regional awards, which seek to identify corporations and banking institutions that have implemented the most effective and innovative treasury, cash management, capital and trade finance and risk management solutions in Asia.

The Asset Publishing and Research Ltd. is a multimedia company geared towards the elite community of leading corporate and financial decision makers in Asia.

In the last five years, Century Properties has developed premium market leadership through design and partnering with world renowned brands such as Trump for the Trump Tower at Century City, Missoni Home for Acqua Livingstone, Versace Home for Milano Residences, John Hitchcox and Philippe Starck through yoo inspired by Starck for Acqua Iguazu residences, and Armani/Casa and Studio Daniel Libeskind for Century Spire.

In the first quarter of the 2014, Century Properties inaugurated the Paris Beach Club designed by international style icon Paris Hilton and also turned over the third building at the Azure Urban Resort Residences in Paranaque City. The company also completed and opened the five-level Century City Mall in Makati, its first retail development; and topped-off the construction of buildings in its Acqua Private Residences and Residences at Commonwealth projects in Mandaluyong and Quezon City, respectively. By the end of the year Century will also complete its IT-medical arts building in partnership with GE Healthcare, called Centuria Medical Makati.

Century Properties Group, Inc. is a forerunner of premium real еstatе developments in the Philippines. Since it was founded 28 years ago, the company has transformed close to a million square meters of space into premier residential and office developments in and outside Metro Manila. Its name has become synonymous with quality real еstatе projects that showcase the best of innovations and world-class design, with a desire to contribute to the transformation of the Philippines into a global destination.


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