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1 Seizing Opportunities in Asia and Beyond

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3 Asia, the region of growth opportunities 30% Projected contribution from Asia (excluding Japan) to global GDP in Today, Asia is the world s fastest growing economic region a financial hub of exciting and lucrative opportunities for foreign direct investments. Amongst Asia s key defining strengths are its favourable demographic trends as well as economic diversity, which come together to create a vast potential for continued growth. Japan 9% European Union 27% Rest of the World 7% United States 24% China 9% India 2% Asia 6% excludes China, India & Japan Sub-Saharan Africa 2% Middle East & North Africa 4% Latin America 7% Commonwealth of Independent States 3% In spite of on-going global developments, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in Asian countries continues to show sustained growth, reflecting both the region s sheer vitality and economic resilience. Fuelled by this dynamism, all trends and predictions point to Asia becoming one of the main engines driving global growth by Asia (excluding Japan) contributed 17% of global GDP in 2010 Rest of the World 4% Japan 6% China 19% European Union 20% India 6% United States 18% Commonwealth of Independent States 4% Asia 7% exclude China, India & Japan Latin America 8% Asia (excluding Japan) projected to contribute 30% of global GDP in 2020 Sources: International Monetary Fund UOB Economic-Treasury Research Estimate Sub-Saharan Africa 3% Middle East & North Africa 5% Rising opportunities in South East Asia 604 million people with a growing middle class Strong domestic consumption and abundant natural resources Total trade is about US$2.39 trillion Combined GDP is US$2.18 trillion Average growth is over 5% p.a. within last decade Source: ASEAN Statistic Leaflet

4 UOB, your partner in Asia and beyond More than 500offices globally. United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB), headquartered in Singapore, is well established as a leading bank in Asia, with close to 80 years of operating history. We provide a wide range of financial services through our global network of over 500 offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Western Europe and North America, including banking subsidiaries in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and China. We have an extensive network of more than 480 branches in Asia, which includes more than 70 branches in Singapore, over 160 branches in Thailand and another 210 branches in Indonesia. With our long operating history and intimate knowledge of the region, we are your partner of choice to help you expand your business. 03

5 UOB FDI Advisory Unit 9FDI Centres across Asia. Recent years have seen an increasing number of fast-growing global and Asian companies establishing presence in the region. In order to better align our services with customers evolving needs, UOB introduced the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) advisory service in Singapore in Our FDI Advisory Unit provides a one-stop service for foreign companies looking to set up regional operations. This process includes potentially daunting complexities in areas such as legal and accounting matters; because of this, UOB has partnered with government agencies, as well as various business associations and professional service providers in the region, to deliver a seamless and integrated business solution. UOB is proud to be the first Singapore bank to provide such a comprehensive and dedicated service to meet your diverse yet precise needs in regionalisation. Today, our FDI Advisory Unit has expanded its reach we now offer our onestop solution across major countries in Asia, to better facilitate your business expansion throughout the region. UOB FDI Centres in Asia India Myanmar Thailand Malaysia Singapore China Hong Kong Vietnam Indonesia By leveraging on our developed network of strategic business partners in Singapore and the region, you can be assured that your overseas expansion plans are well supported by a team of industry experts. 04

6 What we can do for you UOB provides a full suite of banking services via our well-established banking network in the region to meet your diverse personal and corporate requirements. Our services include: Corporate and Commercial Banking Services - Factoring - Hire-Purchase Financing - Commercial and Industrial Property Financing - Working Capital Financing - Structured Trade and Commodity Financing - Project and Specialised Financing Investment Banking and Treasury Services - Investment Banking (Merger and Acquisition, Privatisation, IPO Listing, etc) - Treasury, Bullion and Futures Services Transaction Banking Services - Cash Management - Trade Finance Services - Financial Supply Chain Management Personal Wealth Management - Wealth Advisory Services and Products - Advanced Financial and Portfolio Planning UOB s well-established banking network in major countries across Asia allows us to better serve your company s expansion needs. In each of these markets, we have a dedicated team of FDI Advisors to help you in your banking requirements. At the same time, we are able to effectively connect you with our business partners such as legal, accounting firms and local government investment agencies that can help you execute your regionalisation plans a seamlesslypackaged business solution to ensure your company s growth and expansion takes place smoothly and efficiently. For more information Please visit our website or us at 05

7 Our awards and accolades in 2013 The Banker Bank of the Year Awards 2013 Bank of the Year, Singapore Alpha Southeast Asia Deal and Solution Awards 2013 Best Structured Trade and Commodity Trade Solution of the Year in Southeast Asia Best Cross-Border M&A Deal of the Year in Southeast Asia (TCC Assets Limited s acquisition of Fraser and Neave Limited) Asiamoney Cash Management Polls Best Overall Cross-Border Cash Management Services in Singapore (as voted by Small, Medium and Large-sized Corporates) Best Foreign Cash Management Bank in Malaysia (as voted by Small, Medium and Large-sized Corporates) Best Overall Domestic Cash Management Services in Singapore (as voted by Small, Medium and Large sized Corporates) Best Local Cash Management Bank in Singapore (as voted by Small and Large-sized Corporates) The Asset Triple A Transaction Banking Awards 2013 Best solution provider, Trade Finance (Indonesia and Thailand) Best solution, Structured Trade Finance (Indonesia) Global Trade Review (GTR) Asia Leaders in Trade 2013 Best Trade Finance bank in Singapore 06

8 United Overseas Bank Limited Company Registration No.: Z Head Office 80 Raffles Place, UOB Plaza, Singapore Phone: (65) Fax: (65)

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