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Significant Events - 2001
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Feb. MMAb2b.com was formally launched, marking a new age of Bank SinoPac's online financing service for corporate clients.
Apr. The board of directors held its annual meeting for 2001, electing the bank's fourth administration of directors and supervisors.
May Global Finance journal ranked Bank SinoPac as the best bank in Taiwan.
May Bank SinoPac and Philharmonic Radio Taipei co-sponsored the 2001 SinoPac classical music contest, awarding six winners with elite musician prizes.
June Bank SinoPac applied Internet technology to its multiple-currency ATM system, providing customers with 24-hour access to foreign currencies such as US greenback, Hong Kong dollar and Japanese yen.
June The Ministry of Finance (MOF) recognizes Bank SinoPac for its outstanding financial monitoring system.
July The North Kaohsiung Branch was inaugurated.
Aug. The Da-an Branch was inaugurated.
Aug. International credit rating institution Moody's upgraded Bank SinoPac's long-term rating to Baa2 and reaffirmed the short-term rating at Prime-3 and financial strength rating at D+.
Sep. Bank SinoPac launched the multiple-currency savings account, allowing customers to use the same passbook for savings of different foreign exchanges. Such accounts offer clients greater flexibility in arranging their assets denominated in cross-currencies.
Sep. Bank SinoPac, SinoPac Securities and National Securities make a joint announcement that they would jointly establish a financial holding company, SinoPac Holdings, marking the first case of a Taiwan financial holding company operated by institutions across different financial sectors.
Oct. Commonwealth Magazine Selects Bank SinoPac as a model Taiwan bank.
Oct. Former Chairman Lin Lih-shin retired, and became senior consultant to the bank. Former President Paul C. Lo was promoted to Chairman; former Vice President Chen Pou-tsang was promoted to President; former Vice President and Business Section Manager Chia Chen-I was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Former Vice President Chi Chien was transferred to Chairman of SinoPac Life Insurance Co.
Oct. SinoPac e-Plaza was inaugurated, applying modern Internet technology to daily life and facilitating channels for asset management. It created a new asset management model in Taiwan.
Oct. Bank SinoPac teamed up with the world's largest export insurance provider Coface Group and co-launched the「@Credit & Financing」program on MMAb2b.com, the first solution in Asia to offer online credit-rating information on exporters around the world and trade financing and insurance services.
Nov. Bank SinoPac, Aetna Sinopac Credit Card Company and MasterCard International co-launched the “Combo Card”, combining the functions of an ATM card, a credit card and MMA investment services in one.
Nov. Bank SinoPac's operation center for southern Taiwan was relocated to our Kaohsiung Building and expanded in operational scale.
Nov. The North Sanchung Branch was inaugurated.
Nov. Bank SinoPac held an extraordinary shareholders' meeting, which passed the proposal to form a financial holding company with SinoPac Securities and National Securities. The fund for establishing the financial holding company would be raised through share transfer of the three initial founding institutions. The meeting approved the company charter, shareholders' meeting rules and director and supervisor election procedure for the proposed financial holding company. The first board of directors and supervisors of the proposed financial holding company were also elected during the extraordinary shareholders' meeting.
Dec. The Asset Journal in its December 2001 issue honored Bank SinoPac as the best commercial bank in Taiwan.
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