GT Capital 10th PSE Listing Anniversary
GT Capital celebrates its 10th Listing Anniversary
in the Philippine Stock Exchange
(20 April 2022. Makati City, Philippines.) GT Capital Holdings, Inc. (GT Capital/ GTCAP) celebrated today its 10th Listing Anniversary in the Philippine Stock Exchange in BGC. In attendance were PSE Chairman, Mr. Jose T. Pardo, PSE President and CEO, Mr. Ramon S. Monzon, GT Capital Chairman, Mr. Arthur V. Ty, GT Capital co-Vice Chairmen, Mr. Francisco C. Sebastian and Mr. Alfred V. Ty, GT Capital President, Mr. Carmelo Maria Luza Bautista, and other Board of Directors and senior executives of GT Capital.
“Today, BLUE CHIP companies are the titans of their sectors, industry-defining companies that are well known, well capitalized, long-term, stable plays with solid financial prospects – a very appropriate description of what GT Capital is and why it is one of the very few BLUE CHIP companies in the Philippines today.” PSE President and CEO, Mr. Ramon S. Monzon said.
“To our friends and partners in the PSE, thank you for giving us the opportunity to do our part in nation-building, through the capital we raise and the projects and businesses that we are able to do with this capital. To our stockholders, thank you for your trust. Of course, to the real heroes of GT Capital, our component companies, our group directors, advisers, employees, and other stakeholders, thank you for a decade of growth, financial stability, and value creation.” GT Capital Vice Chairman, Mr. Francisco C. Sebastian said.
Ten years ago to this day, GT Capital raised Php21.6 billion on the Philippine Stock Exchange in Makati City after its initial public offering was more than five times oversubscribed. Shortly after listing, GT Capital was recognized as a blue chip stock through its inclusion in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI), and Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) indices. After achieving its objective to become the primary holding company for the businesses of the Ty family, GT Capital has grown to become one of the leading conglomerates in the country, with market dominant businesses in key sectors of the Philippine economy. Furthermore, GT Capital’s component companies have achieved remarkable milestones over the past ten years.
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (Metrobank) was awarded as the Best Domestic Bank in the Philippines in the 2021 Asia Money Best Bank Awards, and cited as the Strongest Bank in the Philippines in 2021 by The Asian Banker. These milestones are a testament to Metrobank’s strength as a leading domestic franchise.
Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) achieved its 20th consecutive Triple Crown award with an all-time high market share of 46.3% in full-year 2021, reaffirming its dominance in the passenger car, commercial vehicle, and overall market segments. In November 2021, TMP received the prestigious Philippine Quality Award for Performance Excellence (Level 4) from the Department of Trade and Industry. In addition, TMP recently achieved a key milestone of selling two million vehicles since starting operations in 1988. TMP continues to fulfill its commitment to nation-building and improving mobility in the Philippines.
Federal Land, Inc. (Federal Land), the wholly-owned property subsidiary of GT Capital, has partnered with several best-in-class global brands over the years to develop and launch iconic projects across Metro Manila and other key growth areas in the Philippines. In 2008, Federal Land partnered with Orix Corporation (Orix) of Japan to develop the Grand Midori Makati on Legazpi Street. In 2012, Federal Land formed a joint venture with Orix to bring the iconic Grand Hyatt Manila and Grand Hyatt branded residences to North Bonifacio Global City. In 2019, Federal Land launched The Estate Makati in partnership with SM Prime Holdings, and design by world-renowned architectural firm Foster + Partners.
In 2017, Federal Land formed a partnership with Nomura Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. (Nomura) and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings (Mitsukoshi) for the development of The Seasons Residences and Sunshine Fort in Grand Central Park, BGC. Federal Land’s The Seasons Residences received the 5-Star Award for the “Best in High-Rise Residential Building in the Philippines” category at The International Property Awards for Residential High-Rise Development in the Philippines. This signature development set a new global standard in the Philippine real estate industry. The International Property Awards program celebrates the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. An International Property Award is seen as a world-renowned mark of excellence.
In January 2022, Federal Land forged its second strategic partnership with Nomura. The newly formed joint venture, Federal Land NRE Global, Inc. (FNG) is expected to bring milestone developments that mix Japanese inspiration with Filipino sensibility. The company differentiates itself from other developers with its push for smart cities, the presence of Japanese retail concepts, and its client-first mindset. FNG plans to develop projects in Metro Manila, Cavite, and Cebu. This will include an initial pipeline of residential and commercial properties, office spaces, and industrial projects.
The Insurance Asia Awards 2021 cited AXA Philippines (AXA) as the International General Insurer of the Year in the Philippines, as well as having the Mobile App of the Year. On September 2021 the Board of Directors and stockholders of AXA and Charter Ping An Insurance Corporation (CPAIC) approved the plan of merger between AXA and CPAIC. AXA will be the surviving corporation and CPAIC shall be absorbed to become a single corporation.
GT Capital has been rated favorably in its environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) efforts by various international rating agencies. Furthermore, the company is recognized as a Triple Arrow Rated Company by the ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard (ACGS). With the support of its long-term strategic partnerships with best-in-class global brands and guided by its strategic direction of expanding its value chain in existing segments where it is invested, establishing synergies across its component companies, and exploring new growth sectors, GT Capital continues to provide quality products and services to Filipinos, while contributing to nation-building.