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CIMB Bank Opens Branch at Solaris Mont' Kia
15 January 2008

Kuala Lumpur: CIMB Bank and CIMB Islamic officially launched its branch at premier commercial development Solaris Mont' Kiara today. This full-service branch offers a complete range of conventional and Islamic products to meet the banking needs of residents and business owners in the vicinity.

The launch was officiated by Tong Kooi Ong, Executive Chairman of Sunrise Berhad, and Dato' Nazir Razak, Group Chief Executive of CIMB Group. Sunrise, a property development company, completed building Solaris Mont' Kiara in 2007.

The branch occupies two floors with a total area of approximately 8,100 square feet. Business owners and residents can perform a variety of transactions at this full-service branch, including opening accounts, investing in structured and wealth management products and applying for loans. Priority customers can also enjoy the additional facilities at this branch provided by CIMB Club, CIMB Bank's preferred banking service platform.

"Over the past 2 ½ years, CIMB Group has completely revamped and transformed its consumer banking offering to customers. We are gratified that our efforts are being recognised by the industry and I was especially pleased when CIMB Bank was recently named the "Most Improved Retail Bank in Asia" by Asian Banking and Finance Magazine. We also won "Bank of the Year" for Malaysia in The Banker Awards 2007 for the second consecutive year," said Dato' Nazir.

"Today's new branch here at Solaris is yet another step forward for CIMB Bank. We believe that this is an excellent new location from which to serve the banking needs of an estimated 40,000 residents who live in the extended Mont' Kiara enclave and the mass affluent triangle of Bukit Damansara, Sri Hartamas and Bukit Tunku," he added.

"The residents of Mont' Kiara will be well-served by a very progressive, innovative and customer-oriented bank that CIMB has become," said Tong.

The Solaris Mont' Kiara branch marks the first new branch to be launched by CIMB Group in 2008. Another seven new CIMB Bank branches are expected to open during the year.

The Solaris Mont' Kiara branch is open Mondays to Fridays from 9.15 a.m. to 4.45 p.m.

About CIMB Bank

CIMB Bank is the commercial banking arm of CIMB Group while CIMB Islamic is the Group's global Islamic banking and finance franchise. Both CIMB Bank and CIMB Islamic offer their retail banking services to over 4.5 million customers on a dual banking platform in 383 branches nationwide.

CIMB Group is Malaysia's second largest financial services provider and one of Southeast Asia's leading universal banking groups. It offers consumer banking, investment banking, Islamic banking, asset management and insurance products and services. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, its key regional offices are located in Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.

CIMB Group operates its business through three main brand entities, CIMB Bank, CIMB Investment Bank and CIMB Islamic. CIMB Group is also the majority shareholder of PT Bank Niaga in Indonesia.

CIMB Group is owned by Bumiputra-Commerce Holdings Bhd, which is listed on Bursa Malaysia with a market capitalisation of over US10 billion. The Group has over 20,000 employees located in 11 countries.