CIMB Niaga extends Indonesian Masters sponsorship

Fri 03 May 2013

CIMB Niaga extends Indonesian Masters sponsorship

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Jakarta, May 3: The CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters is set to feature prominently on the Asian Tour Schedule for another three years after the event received further backing from title sponsor, CIMB Niaga, organisers announced on Friday.
The commitment from CIMB Niaga will ensure that the full field Asian Tour event continues to be staged on the region’s premier Tour until 2016. CIMB Niaga also promises to bring in international stars in every edition.
Since making its debut in 2011, the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters has grown into Indonesia’s most prestigious international golf tournament that is sanctioned by the Asian Tour, which is celebrating its 10th season this year.
Over the years, the event has attracted a stellar field including Lee Westwood, a two-time Indonesian Masters champion, Major winners, Darren Clarke and Ernie Els as well as top Asian Tour stars.
Arwin Rasyid, President Director of CIMB Niaga Tbk is delighted to witness the growing stature of the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters and is confident that the event will continue to enjoy further success.
"Our commitment towards the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters underscores the success of the tournament to date and we’re confident that it will continue to grow as one of the premier sporting event in Indonesia,” said Arwin.
"We are delighted to have CIMB Niaga sign on as our Title Sponsor for another three years. It has been a pleasure working together with them for the past two years and we look forward to growing the tournament in the years to come. Our goal from the start was to establish an Asian Tour event in Indonesia that would become one of the most prestigious international golf tournament in the region." said Grant Slack, Director, Indonesian Masters PTE LTD. 
Asian Tour Executive Chairman Kyi Hla Han said the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters will continue to form part of the strong Asian Tour Schedule that showcase the best talents from the Tour.
"I would like to express our fullest appreciation to CIMB Niaga who has taken every effort to further raise the profile of this wonderful event to the world.  As a full-field Asian Tour tournament, our talented members will continue to be given the opportunity to compete against many of world’s best players,” said Han.
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About CIMB Niaga
CIMB Niaga was established as Bank Niaga in 1955. CIMB Group holds around 97.94% of the stakes in CIMB Niaga. The Bank offers a comprehensive suite of both conventional and Islamic banking products and services, through an expanding delivery channel network of 971 offices all over Indonesia as at 31 March 2013, including 592 branches, 350 Mikro Laju units (including 21 outlets attached to a branch), and 50 cash/payment points. CIMB Niaga has more than 14,300 employees.
CIMB Niaga encourages people to share high growth and take advantage of all the potential that South-East Asia regions bring – in line with CIMB Group’s brand positioning: “ASEAN for You”.
CIMB Group is Malaysia’s second largest financial services provider and one of ASEAN’s leading universal banking groups. It offers consumer banking, investment banking, Islamic banking, asset management and insurance products and services. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, the Group is now present in 8 out of 10 ASEAN nations (Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia, Brunei, Vietnam, and Myanmar). Beyond ASEAN, the Group has market presence in China, Hong Kong, Bahrain, India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Australia, the US, UK and Korea. CIMB Group is listed on Bursa Malaysia via CIMB Group Holdings Berhad. It has a market capitalisation of USD18.4 billion as at 31 March 2013. The Group has over 42,000 employees located in 17 countries.
About the Asian Tour 
In 2013, the Asian Tour will celebrate a momentous milestone with its 10th season. As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include Abacus (Official Apparel Partner), BlackBerry (Official Communications Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Supplier), Singha Beer (Official Beer), Srixon (Official Ball), Starwood Hotels and Resorts (Official Hotels and Resorts) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). The Asian Tour has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Also, visit us at www.asiantour.com, www.facebook.com/asiantourgolf, www.twitter.com/asiantourgolf, www.youtube.com/theasiantour and www.weibo.com/asiantourgolf