AIA employees celebrate AIA’s 5th anniversary since IPO 

29 October 2015

HONG KONG, 29 October 2015 – AIA Group Limited (“AIA” or the “Company”) announced today it will celebrate its 5th anniversary since IPO through a number of initiatives that reflect the Company’s commitment to giving back to the local community.

Since its record breaking IPO as an independent, publicly listed company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 29 October 2010, AIA has grown to become the second largest life insurer in the world by market capitalisation and today is the largest Hong Kong-headquartered and Hong Kong-incorporated company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. AIA serves the holders of more than 29 million individual policies and over 16 million participating members of group insurance schemes.

“We are very proud of the progress AIA has made over the past five years in helping so many customers meet their protection and savings needs and in doing so, also help support economic and social development across 18 markets in the Asia-Pacific region. As The Real Life Company, we remain very committed to helping the people of Hong Kong and across the region to lead longer, healthier and better lives,” said Mr Mark Tucker, AIA’s Group Chief Executive and President.

To commemorate the Company’s fifth anniversary since IPO, AIA Group Office employees in collaboration with Tung Wah Group of Hospitals will volunteer their time to participate in activities that will benefit some of the less advantaged people in Hong Kong.

In addition, AIA will partner with Operation Breakthrough (an organisation which provides sports and other related activities to disadvantaged young people in Hong Kong) to conduct a special football clinic on 31 October. Around 80 children will attend the clinic, to be led by professional coaches. The children, aged between 8 and 12 years, will receive training and the opportunity to practise their football skills. They will also participate in friendly matches and learn about Healthy Living through advice offered by the coaches.

These initiatives are a reflection of AIA’s long-standing Corporate Social Responsibility programme, which places its focus on Healthy Living – helping people across the region to live longer, healthier, better lives. In 2014 alone, AIA engaged in close to 100 Healthy Living-related initiatives across the region, touching the lives of more than 100,000 people. Health and wellness remains a major issue across the region, and one that AIA is committed to continue to help address as it continues its new era of growth, guided by its Vision to be the pre-eminent life insurance provider in the Asia-Pacific region.

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About AIA

AIA Group Limited and its subsidiaries (collectively “AIA” or the “Group”) comprise the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group. It has a presence in 18 markets in Asia-Pacific – wholly-owned branches and subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, New Zealand, Macau, Brunei, a 97 per cent subsidiary in Sri Lanka, a 26 per cent joint venture in India and representative offices in Myanmar and Cambodia.

The business that is now AIA was first established in Shanghai over 90 years ago. It is a market leader in the Asia-Pacific region (ex-Japan) based on life insurance premiums and holds leading positions across the majority of its markets. It had total assets of US$172 billion as of 31 May 2015.

AIA meets the long-term savings and protection needs of individuals by offering a range of products and services including life insurance, accident and health insurance and savings plans. The Group also provides employee benefits, credit life and pension services to corporate clients. Through an extensive network of agents, partners and employees across Asia-Pacific, AIA serves the holders of more than 29 million individual policies and over 16 million participating members of group insurance schemes.

AIA Group Limited is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the stock code “1299” with American Depositary Receipts (Level 1) traded on the over-the-counter market (ticker symbol: “AAGIY”).

About Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs)

Since its establishment in 1870, TWGHs has been all along upholding its mission “To heal the sick and to relieve the distressed; to care for the elderly and to rehabilitate the disabled; to promote education and to nurture youngsters; and to raise the infants and to guide the children.” Nowadays, TWGHs has become the largest charitable organisation in Hong Kong. For over a hundred years, TWGHs’ medical and health, education and community services have developed rapidly to fulfil the needs of the society and to provide high quality services at low rates. Today, TWGHs operates over 292 services centres, including 5 hospitals and health services and 27 Chinese medicine services centres, 53 education services centres, 205 community services centres that cover elderly, youth and family, rehabilitation and traditional services, whilst the Tung Wah Museum strives to promote, restore and preserve the heritage and relics of TWGHs. TWGHs Record Centre has been set up to preserve TWGHs’ valuable cultural assets.

About Operation Breakthrough

Operation Breakthrough is a ground-breaking project in Hong Kong, where sport is being used as a means to help and rehabilitate young people: helping to fight crime and juvenile delinquency amongst low income and immigrant communities.

It operates in partnership with the Hong Kong Police, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and a number of other large agencies and organisations with the aim of providing sports and other related activities including self-development courses for young people in need. These activities are aimed to provide both a positive interaction and influence on young people whilst making a difference in their lives through sport.

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