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Newsroom | 6 Sep 2018
SOMPO TO SPONSOR CIMB CLASSIC 2018 (PGA TOUR) GOLF TOURNAMENT

Sompo Holdings (Asia) Pte. Ltd. (SOMPO), is the holding company for its South Asian entities is pleased to announce its third year in a row sponsorship of CIMB Classic 2018. This year marks its ninth edition of the sole PGA TOUR-sanctioned tournament in South East Asia.

Sponsoring this world class golf event serves to elevate our global presence in this region. SOMPO also has a current bancassurance partnership with CIMB Group to distribute our non-life insurance products to their wide network of customers.

Being part of Malaysia’s biggest annual sporting showpiece and attracting top professional golfers to Malaysia, CIMB Classic offers an excellent platform for great publicity in which SOMPO as an innovative general insurance provider continues to protect our existing policyholders.

Tan Sek Kee, the CEO of SOMPO’s local entity in Malaysia, Berjaya Sompo Insurance said, “We are proud to be part of this prestigious event as golf is an excellent platform for getting everyone in the region, including both our internal and external stakeholders together and strengthening our relationship with our clients and business partners”.

1.About the CIMB Classic
Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Professional Golf Association of Malaysia, the CIMB Classic features a limited field of 78 players comprising of the top 60 available players from the 2017-2018 FedExCup points list, the top-10 available players from the Asian Tour Habitat for Humanity standing and eight sponsor exemptions, which include the two spots for Malaysian golfers via the CIMB National Championship and Official Golf Ranking.

2.Summary of the Tournament
(1) Name: CIMB Classic 2018
(2) Venue: TPC Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
(3) Dates: 11th – 14th October 2018

3.PGA Tour Official Website
http://www.pgatour.com/

About Sompo Holdings (Asia) Pte. Ltd.
Sompo Holdings (Asia) Pte. Ltd. (“SOMPO”), is the holding company for its South Asian entities and is part of Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc, which is a member of the SOMPO Holdings Group. SOMPO business is spread over 10 countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand with over 3,500 employees across the region. SOMPO is one of the fastest growing insurance companies in South Asia with a vision of becoming a key player by 2020 in every market it operates. SOMPO Holdings group management philosophy is “We will at all times carefully consider the interests of our customers when making decisions that shape our business. We will strive to contribute to the security, health, and wellbeing of our customers and society as a whole by providing insurance and related services of the highest quality possible”.

SOMPO Holdings is listed and headquartered in Japan and aims to be the best customer service provider both at home and abroad. It engages in the provision of insurance services, operating through Domestic Property and Casualty Insurance, Domestic Life Insurance, Overseas Insurance as well as other services including pensions, asset management and healthcare businesses. As the core company of the SOMPO Holdings Group, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa has established a network spanning 218 cities in 30 countries (As of March 31, 2018) including Europe, the Middle East, North America, Central and South America, Asia, Oceania and Africa. In addition to aiming to be a property and casualty insurance company that is most appreciated by the customers and leads the industry not only in scale but also service quality, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa is also driving the creation of a “theme park for the security, health, and wellbeing of customers” aimed by the group. For more information, go to www.sjnk.co.jp/english.

About Berjaya Sompo Insurance Berhad
Berjaya Sompo Insurance Berhad (“Berjaya Sompo”), is the Malaysian operating entity and part of Sompo Holdings (Asia) Pte. Ltd, established in collaboration between Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance and Berjaya Group in 2011. Bolstered by the Sompo Japan Nipponkoa’s strong global presence and world-class expertise and experience, Berjaya Sompo is a leading name in general insurance in Malaysia, with an ever-expanding network that presently comprises 20 offices and over 2,000 agents nationwide. Berjaya Sompo provides a comprehensive range of general insurance solutions for individuals and corporations. For more information, go to www.berjayasompo.com.my.

If you have further queries or require more information, please contact:

Mawarni Adam
Head of Brand, Marketing & Communications
Berjaya Sompo Insurance Berhad
Tel: +603 - 2170 7530
Email: Mawarni.adam@bsompo.com.my

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