Press Release 2008

UOB Sends Cardmembers to Beijing for 2008 Olympic Games

Winners of UOB Everything's a Gift Contest unveiled

Kuala Lumpur, 14 May 2008 - August 2008 is an exciting month to remember for all sports fans worldwide. It holds an even more significant meaning for six (6) winners of UOB Everything's a Gift Contest, as these UOB Cardmembers and their companions will join thousands of fans from all over the world at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games to catch the sporting action live!

According to Mr Chan Kok Seong, Director and Chief Executive Officer, UOB (Malaysia), at the prize presentation ceremony, "We are really excited to present six (6) lucky UOB Cardmembers with an unforgettable experience - being right there in the midst of an action-packed Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, held for the first time ever in Asia! Thanks to our strategic partnership with Visa, we are able to reward our cardmembers with such a fantastic sporting experience - truly a prize that they can cherish for a lifetime. For many, this is an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience!"

Mr Chan added, "This UOB Everything's a Gift Contest was part of our credit card usage campaigns developed to thank our valued credit cardmembers for their continuous support. And judging from the thousands of entries received for this campaign, our cardmembers definitely welcomed the contest. They can expect more exciting and rewarding contests coming their way as we regularly run several campaigns annually."

Ms Jessica Pang, Country Manager, Malaysia, Visa International said, "As a worldwide sponsor of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Visa is in a unique position to reward Malaysian UOB Visa cardholders with an opportunity to witness, in person, what could be the best Games ever."

According to Pang, the UOB Everything's a Gift Contest is one of many promotional events running up to the Games in August, and support from Malaysian cardholders has been overwhelming. "We trust that our winners will enjoy their time in Beijing, especially with the opportunity to cheer on our Malaysian athletes vying for glory at the Games."

Mr Ong Chin Peng, UOB Everything's a Gift Contest Grand Prize winner, walked away with an all-expense paid 3-days-2-nights trip for two (2) to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony which promises to be a visual extravaganza! Plus, he will also receive RM5,000 spending money.

He said, "Fantastic! I look forward to Olympic Games every four years. It is definitely a dream come true to win a chance of a lifetime to witness the Opening Ceremony!"

Five (5) First Prize winners won an all-expense paid 3-days-2-nights trip for two (2) to Beijing which includes tickets to two (2) Olympic Games events and sightseeing tours to the Great Wall and Forbidden City.

Mr Yee Yook Seng, one of the five (5) UOB Everything's a Gift Contest First Prize winners, echoed Mr Ong's sentiments, "This is a case of firsts for me, as this will be my first time catching the Olympic Games live and I cannot wait to experience it. This is also my first visit to Beijing!"

The UOB Everything's a Gift Contest ran for four months from 1 December 2007 till 31 March 2008. Besides the Grand and First Prize winners, UOB (Malaysia) also rewarded monthly winners with RM88 cash credited into their credit card accounts.

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