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Thai listed companies make top additions in 2015 DJSI Emerging Markets

BANGKOK, September 11, 2015 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) announces that 13 Thai listed companies have been selected into the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), one of the most highly regarded global sustainability indices. This list consists of three newcomers, highest additions in global emerging markets, namely Advanced Info Service pcl (ADVANC), Airports of Thailand pcl (AOT) and Charoen Pokphand Foods pcl (CPF), on top of the ten existing Thai firms: Banpu pcl (BANPU), Central Pattana pcl (CPN), IRPC pcl (IRPC), Minor International pcl (MINT), PTT pcl (PTT), PTT Exploration and Production pcl (PTTEP), PTT Global Chemical pcl (PTTGC), Siam Cement pcl (SCC), Thai Oil pcl (TOP) and Thai Union Frozen Products pcl (TUF).

The rising number of Thai listed firms being components of DJSI reflects the success of Thai listed firms towards global standards, underlining ET’s key mission to become a sustainable stock exchange to enhance sustainability of the Thai capital market .

Four of the 13 selected firms, namely PTT, PTTEP, PTTGC and SCC, have been selected in the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DSJI World), while ADVANC, AOT, BANPU, CPF, CPN, IRPC, MINT, PTT, PTTEP, PTTGC, SCC, TOP and TUF have been chosen to be in the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index (DJSI Emerging Markets). Significantly, TOP was ranked the highest score among the global leading firms in Energy Industry Group.

SET Executive Vice President Bordin Unakul said, “This success have proven listed companies' efforts and SET’s commitment to drive Thai listed companies in operating businesses with the best sustainability practices by considering environmental, social and governance (ESG). This year, out of 34 invited companies, 23 companies participated in the evaluation, rising to 68 percent from 48 percent last year, partly due to SET’s major role to encourage Thai listed firms to participate in the evaluation as well as building their readiness to be a DJSI component via various activities. "

The DJSI, the global indices, track the financial performance of leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide, and leading funds use the DJSI as a gauge for making prudent long-run investment decisions. This year’s DJSI review was effective on September 10, 2015. S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM jointly announce results of its annual review every September.

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