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25 Apr, 2018

Malaysian Bank opts for the National Zoo for its ‘Grow, Green and Glow’ CSR project

KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 (Bernama) — AmBank Group organised its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme at Zoo Negara Malaysia (Zoo Negara) on 7 April 2018 with the ‘Grow, Green and Glow’ initiatives to show its support towards the environment, with a variety of activities to beautify the Zoo, besides creating awareness with regards to wildlife and to create excitement around the Zoo.

The CSR Programme was themed ‘Grow, Green and Glow’, respectively referring to landscaping, enrichment and painting, in line with the Group’s Corporate conservation, reservation and sustainability strategy. More than 150 staff participated in the activities such as planting 800 shrubs to increase biodiversity values in plantation, river cleaning, cleaning and washing the camel enclosure and scraping and painting the road curbs for approximately about 250 metres.

The CSR programme was participated by Dato’ Sulaiman Mohd Tahir, Group Chief Executive Officer, AmBank Group, Eqhwan Mokhzanee, Chief Executive Officer, AmBank Islamic, Jade Lee, Managing Director, Retail Banking, AmBank (M) Berhad, Shamsul Bahrom Mohamed Ibrahim, Group Chief Internal Auditor, AmBank Group, Penelope Gan, Group Chief Human Resource Officer, AmBank Group, Seohan Soo, Executive Vice President, Capital Markets Group, AmInvestment Bank Berhad and Syed Anuar Syed Ali, Head, Group Corporate Communications & Marketing, AmBank Group, who is also the President of Kelab AmBank Group (KAG) and more than 150 staff of AmBank Group.

AmGroup Foundation has been sponsoring RM40,000 annually to Zoo Negara for the upkeep of the camels, besides contributing to other various initiatives with Zoo Negara for the last 25 years. The Chairman of AmBank Group, Tan Sri Azman Hashim is a life member of Zoo Negara.

“We are indeed committed in continuing our tradition by supporting Zoo Negara through various causes and contributions for the upkeep of the animals, besides maintaining its facilities and environment for the visitors’ convenience. This is also to further demonstrate us, the AmBankers as caring corporate citizens,” said Dato’ Sulaiman Mohd Tahir.

Over the last 25 years, AmBank Group has been actively involved with Zoo Negara, for the upkeep of camels and other activities through its sports club, Kelab AmBank Group, in organising events such as family outings, camel foot-print activity with its Savers’ Gang account holders and their families and many other initiatives involving AmBank Group staff.

“The outing was indeed a memorable occasion for all AmBankers and we are absolutely delighted to lend a helping hand in giving back to the society at large. We would like to thank everyone at Zoo Negara for their warm welcome and hospitality and we look forward to continuing similar initiatives,” said Syed Anuar Syed Ali.

About AmBank Group

AMMB Holdings Berhad is the holding company of AmBank Group and has been listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia since 1988. It is the sixth largest banking group by assets in Malaysia, with a market capitalisation of around RM14 billion and assets of RM134.8 billion at 31 March 2017.