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Thai bourse announces 81 firms, 7 CEOs nominated for SET Awards 2013
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), together with Money & Banking Magazine, announces that 81 companies and seven CEOs have been nominated to compete for SET Awards 2013, which this year will celebrate its 10th anniversary, under the concept “The Era of Growth," to be held on November 20 in Bangkok.
This year’s concept underlines the strength and effectiveness of listed companies, securities, and asset management firms in stepping up to the regional level and growing with sustainability together with the Thai capital market.

The SET Awards recognizes and honors firms that are outstanding in several aspects, such as profitability and social service, including listed companies, securities firms, asset management companies, and their top executives, and hold them up as role models for others in the capital market.

SET President Charamporn Jotikasthira said the final list was meticulously selected by a panel of distinguished judges, resulting in a final round consisting of 81 companies and seven CEOs in seven categories, including SET Awards of Honor for companies and persons who have continuously keep their prominence.

“All finalists are notable in many aspects, making them praiseworthy for having grown with sustainability. The award ceremony will include a memorial book and other media commemorating the 10th anniversary, and will feature interviews with executives from past SET Award winners,” Charamporn added.  

Santi Viriyarungsarit, Editor-in-Chief of Money & Banking Magazine, the SET Awards co-host, said: "The SET Awards shows our pride in helping society realize the importance of the capital market and aiding it to grow strongly with quality. The contest has been ongoing for a decade now, with increasing commitment and support from all involved. The rise in number of nominees also shows the contest’s success in encouraging companies to comply with international standards and be ready for regional competition.”    

The distinguished judges for the SET Awards 2013 are Panas Simasathien, Maruey Phadoongsidhi, Seri Chintanaseri, Santi Viriyarungsarit, Yuth Vorachattarn, Patareeya Benjapolchai, Charamporn Jotikasthira, and Chanitr Charnchainorong. The awards are in seven categories, consisting of Best Asset Management Company, Best CEO, Best Company Performance, Top Corporate Governance Report, Best Corporate Social Responsibility, Best Investor Relations, and Best Securities Company.

This year's event will be held on November 20, at the Aksra Theater King Power, Bangkok.

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