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Awards & Milestones

The accolades we’ve obtained and achievements we’ve garnered are in recognition of our work in the telecoms and tech sphere.

AWARDS


MSWG-ASEAN Corporate Governance Recognition Awards 2018

Top 3 PLCs (Malaysia)

Top 50 ASEAN PLCs (Top 11 – 30)

NACRA 2018

Certificate of Merit – Axiata Integrated Annual Report 2017

Australasian Reporting Awards 2018

Silver Award – Axiata Integrated Annual Report 2017

Sustainable Business Awards Malaysia 2018

Best Stakeholder Engagement and Materiality

MILESTONES


22 January 2018

Headstart (Private) Limited (“Headstart”) became a 50.59% of Digital Holdings Lanka (Private) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dialog via conversion of the last tranche of its bonds in Headstart subsequent to its initial conversion in 2015 resulting into its earlier 26% stake in Headstart.

22 January 2018

ABS completed the incorporation of Axiata Global Services Pte Ltd to carry out regional Business-to-Business transactions including shared service support for Axiata Group.

30 January 2018

Following the receipt by Celcom of an offer from the MCMC on the reissuance of the existing Spectrum Assignment in 1950MHz to 1965MHz and 2140MHz to 2155MHz for a period of 16 years effective from 2 April 2018, subject to price component payment of RM118.4 million being made in one lump sum before 1 February 2018 and annual fixed fee payment of RM50 million payable before 15 December 2018 throughout the assignment period, the price component fee in one lump sum was submitted by Celcom to the MCMC on this date.

13 February 2018

With the non-participation by Axiata of the allotment by Idea of its 326,633,165 equity shares of face value of INR10 each (“Idea Shares”) at an issue price of INR99.50 per Idea Share aggregating to INR32.5 billion on preferential basis to several entities, Axiata Group’s shareholding in Idea was diluted from 19.7% to 18.1%.

23 February 2018

Following further notification by Idea on the allotment of 424,242,424 Idea Shares at an issue price of INR82.50 per Idea Share aggregating to INR35 billion to eligible qualified institutional buyers in the Qualified Institutional Placement, Axiata Group’s shareholding in Idea was further diluted from 18.1% to 16.34%

20 March 2018

Dialog Broadband Networks (Private) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dialog, entered into a Shareholder Agreement on 16 March 2018 with St. Anthony’s Property Developers (Private) Limited to acquire through a primary issuance, a 35% equity stake in Digital Reality (Private) Limited for the purpose of establishing, operating and managing a data centre business in Sri Lanka.

4 May 2018

edotco Malaysia Sdn Bhd (“edotco MY”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of edotco Group, entered into a Sale and Purchase of Shares Agreement with Utara Jernih Sdn Bhd and Mohd Azam bin Saad for the acquisition of 80,002 ordinary shares representing 80% of the issued share capital of Tanjung Digital Sdn Bhd (“TDSB”) for a total cash consideration of RM140 million.

4 May 2018

edotco Pakistan Private Limited ("edotco PK") a wholly-owned subsidiary of edotco Group, obtained the approval of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority on the change of shareholding in edotco PK by way of subscription by Dawood Hercules Corporation Limited of 45% of its share capital.

12 June 2018

With the completion of the exercise of the Mitsui Call Option in accordance with the terms of the Amended and Restated Shareholders Agreement (“ARSA”) between Axiata Investments (Cambodia) Limited (“AIC”), Southern Coast Ventures Inc. (“SCV”) and M&Y Asia Telecom Holdings Pte. Ltd. (“M&Y Asia”) dated 19 May 2017, AIC and M&Y Asia respectively held 72.5% and 20% in Axiata (Cambodia) Holdings Limited, the holding company of Smart with the balance 7.5% held by SCV.

11 July 2018

Axiata Investments (Labuan) Limited (“AIL”) on 10 July 2018 completed the incorporation of Axiata Digital Labs (Private) Limited to function as Software Development and IT Enabled Services venture of Axiata Group.

13 July 2018

AIL entered into a Share Purchase Agreement with Adnan Asdar Ali (“AA”) for the divestment AIL’s entire 89% stake in Multinet for a sum of USD1 on a cash free and debt free basis. AA is the current shareholder of Multinet holding the remaining 11% stake in Multinet.

20 July 2018

Sumitomo Corporation (“Sumitomo”) on 20 July 2018 invested in Axiata Digital Advertising Sdn Bhd (“ada”), a subsidiary of the Company held via Axiata Digital, for the subscription of 3,334,017 shares at a consideration of RM81.2 million (USD20 million) representing 18.31% of total issued and paidup share capital of ada.

27 July 2018

edotco MY completed the acquisition of the Sale Shares representing 80% of the issued share capital of TDSB resulted into TDSB becoming a subsidiary of Axiata.

16 August 2018

Axiata Group unconditionally and irrevocably relinquished some of its rights under the Share Subscription Agreement dated 25 June 2008 between; inter-alia, Axiata Group and Idea in relation to subscription by Axiata Group of shares in Idea, the same having been duly acknowledged by Idea on even date (“Relinquishment of Rights”), which include, amongst others, the following:-

i) Rights to appoint Axiata representative as a Board member of Idea and to the Board Audit Committee of Idea, and

ii) Anti-dilution rights.

With the Relinquishment of Rights, Axiata Group ceased to have significant influence on Idea in accordance with applicable accounting standard which will result in:-

i) Idea being reclassified as a financial asset measured at fair value through other comprehensive income; and

ii) An estimated de-recognition loss for financial year ending 31 December 2018

18 September 2018

The Sale and Purchase of the Shares (“SPA”) dated 30 August 2017 on the Proposed Acquisition of Deodar (Private) Limited (“Deodar”) has been terminated by Pakistan Mobile Communications Limited due to the nonfulfilment of the conditions precedent to the SPA; in particular, regulatory approval for the resulting change of control in Deodar contemplated under the SPA.

Consequentially, edotco Investments (Labuan) Limited (“edotco Labuan”) will not proceed with the Proposed Subscription under the Subscription Agreement with Dawood Hercules Corporation Limited of which the Subscription Monies was intended to partially fund the acquisition of Deodar.

8 November 2018

AIL completed the divestment of its entire 89% stake in Multinet resulting in the cessation of Multinet as a subsidiary of Axiata.

AWARDS


MSWG-ASEAN Corporate Governance Recognition Awards 2017

Chairman Of The Year Award – Tan Sri Datuk Wira Azman Hj. Mokhtar Excellence Award For CG Disclosure Merit Award For Board Diversity

PwC Malaysia Building Trust Awards 2017

Runner Up

Global Responsible Business Leadership Awards 2017

Masterclass Best Sustainability Report

ACCA Malaysia Sustainability Reporting Awards (MASRA) 2017

2nd Runner Up

Australasian Reporting Awards 2017

Silver Standard – 2015 Annual Report

CSR Malaysia Awards 2017

CSR Company of the Year

MILESTONES


9 January 2017

Axiata Digital completed the incorporation of Axiata Digital eCode Sdn Bhd to carry out the business of researching and developing internet services and mobile applications.

18 January 2017

edotco Group and Axiata entered into the following agreements-
- Share Subscription Agreement between edotco and Innovation Network Corporation of japan (INCJ) on the subscription by INCJ of up to 546,539,249 ordinary shares of RM1.00 each in edotco Group (edotco Shares) at a cash consideration of up to USD400.00 million; and
- Share Purchase Agreement between Axiata and Mount Bintang Ventures Sdn. Bhd. (MBVSB), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Khazanah for the purchase by MBVSB of 273,269, 624 edotco Shares at a purchase consideration of USD200.00 million.

27 January 2017

Completion of private placements of edotco Shares equivalent to USD300.0 million and USD200.00 million to INCJ and Khazanah. Shareholders’ Agreement between edotco Group, Axiata, INCJ and Khazanah to govern the parties’ relationship in edotco Group became effective.

20 March 2017

The Board of Directors of Idea Cellular Ltd approved the scheme of amalgamation of Idea and Vodafone India Limited and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Vodafone Mobile Services Limited with Idea (proposed merger).

18 April 2017

edotco entered into a Share Subscription Agreement with Kumpulan

Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) (“KWAP”) for the subscription by

KWAP of 136,634,812 ordinary Shares in edotco (“edotco Shares”) at a

cash consideration of USD100.00 million (equivalent to RM440.95 million).

28 April 2017

The private placement of edotco Shares to KWAP was completed.

15 May 2017

Axiata Business Services Sdn Bhd (“ABS”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Axiata, entered into a Share Sale and Purchase Agreement (“SSPA”) for the acquisition of 65% of the issued share capital of Suvitech Co., Ltd (“SCL”) at a consideration of up to USD11.05 million (equivalent to RM47.91 million) (“Proposed Acquisition of SCL”).

19 May 2017

Axiata and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Axiata Investments (Cambodia) Limited (“AIC”), entered into a Share Purchase Agreement (“SPA”) with M&Y Asia Telecom Holdings Pte. Ltd. (“MY Asia”) and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. for the disposal by AIC of 226 ordinary shares of USD1.00 each in Axiata (Cambodia) Holdings Limited (formerly known as Glasswool Holdings Limited) (“ACH”), the holding company of Smart Axiata Co., Ltd. ("Smart"), a 82.5% subsidiary of Axiata, representing 10% of the total issued and paid-up share capital of ACH, for a total cash consideration of USD66.0 million (equivalent to approximately RM285.7 million) (“Initial Sale”).

Pursuant to the Initial Sale, AIC also entered into an Amended and Restated Shareholders Agreement (“ARSA”) with MY Asia and Southern Coast Ventures Inc. (“SCV”) to govern their relationship as shareholders of ACH which includes inter-alia, a call option to MY Asia for further 10% stake in ACH.

1 June 2017

The disposal by AIC of 226 ordinary shares in ACH, the holding company of Smart, was completed.

AIC and MY Asia now respectively holds 82.5% and 10% interest in ACH, with the balance 7.5% held by SCV.

6 June 2017

ABS completed the incorporation of Xpand Investments (Labuan) Limited (“Xpand Labuan”), a private company limited by shares in the Federal Territory of Labuan

20 June 2017

Edotco Pakistan (Private) Limited ("edotco PK"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of edotco, entered into an Agreement for the Subscription, Sale and Purchase of Shares with Tower Share (Private) Limited (“TS PK”) and Tanzanite Tower Private Limited (“TTPL”) for the subscription of 899,900 ordinary shares of Rs.10 each in TTPL and acquisition from TS PK of the entire issued share capital of TTPL for a total cash consideration of USD90.0 million (equivalent to approximately RM385.4 million).

13 July 2017

Adknowledge Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (“APAC”), an 80% owned subsidiary of Axiata Digital Advertising Sdn Bhd ("ADA") which in turn is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Axiata via ADS, incorporated a new subsidiary, Adknowledge Asia Philippines Inc. (“AAP”), a private company limited by shares, in Philippines. The incorporation of AAP was completed following the receipt by APAC on 12 July 2017 of the Certificate of Incorporation from Securities and Exchange Commission, Republic of Philippines.

3 August 2017

edotco PK completed the acquisition of 100% equity interest in TTPL for a purchase consideration of USD88.9 million (equivalent to RM381.0 million) after adjustments provided under the terms of the Sale and Purchase Agreement ("SPA").

In accordance with the terms of the SPA, TTPL had on the Completion Date entered into a Share Pledge Agreement (“PA”) with HB Offshore Investments Limited (“HBOIL”), the owner of wi-tribe Pakistan Limited (“wi-tribe”), provider of wireless broadband services in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi, and Faisalabad.

16 August 2017

ABS through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Xpand Labuan, had completed the Proposed Acquisition of SCL.

30 August 2017

edotco Investments (Labuan) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of edotco, entered into a Subscription Agreement with Dawood Hercules Corporation Limited for the subscription of shares in edotco PK.

12 September 2017

Dialog Axiata PLC, a 83.32% subsidiary of Axiata, acquired by way of stock trade crossing on Colombo Stock Exchange, a total of 37,374,598 ordinary shares of Colombo Trust Finance PLC from Cargills Bank Limited.

13 September 2017

ADS completed the incorporation of Merchantrade Digital Services Sdn. Bhd. a private company limited by shares, to be used as the designated vehicle for the joint venture between ADS and Merchantrade Asia Sdn Bhd to carry out the business of digital financial services and solution provider.

9 October 2017

Smart entered into following agreements:-

    Convertible Loan Agreement with Sabay Digital Plus Co., Ltd (“SDP”) under which Smart will make available a loan facility of USD1.5 million to SDP which is convertible to ordinary shares in SDP (“SDP Shares”); and

    Call Option Agreement with SDP and Sabay Digital Group Pte. Ltd. (“SDG”) for the acquisition of additional SDP Shares from SDG as follows:-

    Such number of SDP Shares resulting with the aggregate number of SDP Shares held by Smart is equivalent to 30% of the issued and paid-up capital of SDP; and

    All or part of the remaining issued and paid-up capital of SDP from SDG at a price to be agreed by the parties.

11 October 2017

ADS completed the incorporation of Axiata Digital Bangladesh (Private) Limited (“ADB”), a private company limited by shares, in Bangladesh, to carry out an online ticketing business in Bangladesh.
 

26 October 2017

ADA completed the incorporation of a new subsidiary, PT Axiata Digital Analytics Indonesia (“PTADAI”), a limited liability company in Indonesia, to carry out business of digital advertising and consumer analytics of ADS in Indonesia.
 

17 November 2017

ADS completed the incorporation of a new subsidiary, PT Axiata Digital Services Indonesia (“PTADSI”), a limited liability company in Indonesia, to carry out the business of digital financial services of ADS in Indonesia.

12 December 2017

ADS completed the incorporation of APIgate Sdn. Bhd. (“APIgate”) to carry out the business of developing Application Programming Interface ("API") and offering API services via API hub and portals software and mobile application.

18 December 2017

Celcom  Axiata  Berhad,  a  wholly-owned subsidiary of Axiata, had completed the incorporation of On Site Services Sdn Bhd, to carry out the business of engineering and design, installation, testing and commissioning, network audit and optimisation for the telecommunication services industry and provision of telecommunication equipment and accessories.

AWARDS


2016 GSMA Mobile World Congress

Dialog for Best Mobile Network Solution for Serving Customers

Bank Negara Malaysia

Emas Status for Issuance of Sukuk

FinanceAsia Best Managed Company Poll 2016

No 2 Best Managed Company in Malaysia 
No 3 Most Committed to Corporate Governance in Malaysia 
No 3 Best at Investor Relations in Malaysia 
No 4 Best at Corporate Social Responsibility in Malaysia 
No 1 Best CFO in Malaysia

MILESTONES


28 January 2016

Landmark three-party agreement reached between Celcom, Telekom Malaysia Berhad and its subsidiary Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd to offer converged mobile and fixed broadband services.

28 January 2016

Robi entered into an agreement with Bharti Airtel Holdings (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (Bharti) for the merger of Robi with Airtel Bangladesh Limited (Airtel Bangladesh) on the terms set in the agreement and Companies Act 1994 of Bangladesh.

1 February 2016

Celcom and Celcom Mobile received notices of spectrum reallocation from Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) for both the 900MHz and 1800MHz bands.

17 February 2016

Acquisition of entire issued and paid-up capital of Reynolds Holdings Limited (Reynolds) which in turn holds 80% equity interest in Ncell was approved by Axiata shareholders at an Extraordinary General Meeting.

25 February 2016

Axiata Digital completed the incorporation of AD Video Sdn Bhd to establish, maintain and operate internet-based multimedia services.

10 March 2016

XL shareholders approved the establishment by XL Long Term Incentive Plan (LTIP) 2016-2020 for eligible employees and Directors of XL at an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders.

17 March 2016

WSO2.Telco Inc., a subsidiary of Axiata Digital, completed the incorporation of WSO2.Telco (Private) Limited in Sri Lanka to develop and provide support services to software technologies, products and solutions.

24 March 2016

Completion of acquisition of edotco Pakistan (Private) by Axiata Investments (Labuan) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Axiata.

11 April 2016

Completion of the acquisition of Ncell

3 May 2016

Axiata Digital completed the incorporation of VM Digital (Thailand) Co. Ltd., to operate telecommunications and all types of communication businesses.

9 May 2016

XL entered into a Dead of Establishment with PT Indosat Tbk for the establishment of a joint venture, PT One Indonesia Synergy Tbk.

26 May 2016

Axiata shareholders approved the establishment of Axiata’s new LTIP replacing the existing LTIP which will expire in April 2019. The new LTIP is for a period of ten years from the effective date of the LTIP.

15 June 2016

XL received the ‘Dissolution Certificate’ from Labuan Financial Services Authority for its wholly-owned subsidiary companies, namely, GSM One (L) Limited (GSM One) and GSM Two (L) Limited (GSM Two).

24 June 2016

Robi and Bharti extended the agreement on the merger of Robi with Airtel Bangladesh until 26 September 2016.

29 July 2016

Axiata completed the incorporation of Axiata Business Services Sdn Bhd to provide international carrier services, global communications products, managed information, communications and technology and Internet-of-Things.

30 August 2016

Celcom received Letter of Offer from the MCMC in respect of the allocation of 2x10MHz of 900MHz and 2x20MHz of 1800MHz bands effective 1 July 2017.

31 August 2016

High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh approved the Scheme of Amalgamation for the merger of Robi with Airtel Bangladesh subject to certain conditions.

30 September 2016

Axiata’s new LTIP Axiata became effective after all required approvals obtained and compliance of the requirements pertaining to the new LTIP.

31 October 2016

Celcom received the letter from the MCMC granting Celcom and Celcom Mobile the full settlement of spectrum fees amounting to RM816.75 million.

7 November 2016

edotco Investments (Labuan) Limited (edotco Labuan), a wholly-owned subsidiary of edotco Group, entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement with YSH Finance for the acquisition of 250,000 ordinary shares in the share capital of edotco Investments Singapore Pte Ltd, the parent company of edotco Myanmar Limited (edotco MM) representing 12.5% of the options over these shares, at a cash consideration of USD35.0 million.

9 November 2016

Robi obtained the extension from the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh for the registration of the Scheme of Amalgamation for the merger of Robi-Airtel Bangladesh with Registry of Joint Stock companies for a period of 4 weeks from 9 November 2016 to 9 December 2016.

16 November 2016

Robi registered the Merger Filing with the Registry of Joint Stock Companies. Pursuant to the above and in accordance with the agreement, the merger of Robi with Airtel Bangladesh is effective.

17 November 2016

edotco Labuan completed the incorporation of Edotco Towers (Bangladesh) Limited.

21 November 2016

Dialog completed the incorporation of Dialog Business Services (Private) Limited to provide Business Process Outsourcing services including call centre.

13 December 2016

Axiata and edotco Group entered into a binding term sheet with INCJ and Khazanah for private placement of edotco shares.

19 December 2016

Completion of the acquisition of additional 12.5% stake in edotco MM. edotco Group now holds 87.5% interest in edotco MM.

AWARDS


MSWG-ASEAN Corporate Governance Index 2015 Awards

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Practices 
Top 10 Corporate Governance Disclosure Merit Recognition Award 
Exemplary AGM Conduct & Minutes

2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress Chairman’s Award

Dato’ Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim, President and Group CEO

Frost & Sullivan Pacific ICT Award

Smart for Asia Pacific Emerging Market Telecom Service Provider 2015

ACCA Malaysia Sustainability Reporting Awards (MaSRA) 2015

Best Sustainability Report

MILESTONES


19 January 2015

Axiata, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Axiata Digital Advertising Sdn Bhd completed the subscription of its 80% stake in Adknowledge Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (“AAP”).

4 February 2015

In relation to the entry by Axiata Investments (Labuan) Limited into the Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) for the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of edotco Pakistan (Private) Limited, the parties to the SPA agreed to extend the period to satisfy all conditions precedent of the SPA from 31 January 2015 to 31 May 2015.

24 July 2015

Axiata Digital entered into a Subscription and Stockholders’ Agreement with WSO2 and WSO2.Telco, Inc. for the subscription by Axiata Digital of the following shares in WSO2 Telco and to govern their relationships in WSO2 Telco.

7 August 2015

Adknowledge Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., an 80% subsidiary of Axiata Digital Advertising Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Axiata Digital Services Sdn Bhd, which in turn is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Axiata Group Berhad, entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement with Komli Media, Inc for the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Komli Asia Holding Pte.Ltd. at a cash consideration of USD11.25 million.

4 September 2015

Celcom and MYEG are currently in the exploratory stage on the areas of collaboration between the Parties and has agreed to extend the MOU further for another period of 1 year.

2 October 2015

edotco Group Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Axiata entered into a Share Purchase Agreement with Digicel Group Limited to acquire a 75% equity interest in Digicel Asian Holdings Pte Ltd., the parent of Digicel Myanmar Tower Company Limited.

28 October 2015

PT XL Axiata Tbk, a 66.43%-owned subsidiary of Axiata listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) (formerly known as Jakarta Stock Exchange), announced its plan to establish the Sukuk Programme.

4 December 2015

edotco Group Sdn Bhd completed the acquisition of 75% equity interest in Digicel Asian Holdings Pte Ltd, the parent of Digicel Myanmar Tower Company Limited.

21 December 2015

Axiata Investments (UK) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Axiata entered into a sale and purchase agreement and other ancillary agreements with the parties for the acquisition of the entire issued and paid-up capital of Reynolds Holdings Limited for a total cash consideration of approximately USD1,365.1 million (equivalent to approximately RM5,907 million).

AWARDS


Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards

Best Telecom Group 2014

ACCA Malaysia Sustainability Reporting Awards (MaSRA) 2014

Best Sustainability Report, Runner-up

The Edge Billion Ringgit Club 2014


Malaysia's Outstanding CEO 2014, Dato Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim
Best CR Initiative, 3rd Place

Malaysian-ASEAN Corporate Governance Index 2014 Awards

Top 5 Corporate Governance - Overall Recognition 
Exemplary Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Practices 
CEO of the Year, Dato' Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim

National Annual Corporate Reports Awards (NACRA) 2014

Best Designed Annual Report, Silver Award

Kancil Awards 2014

Film Craft Cinematography, Bronze Kancil

MILESTONES


20 January 2014

Celcom extended the duration of the Network Collaboration Agreement (NCA) with DiGi Telecommunication Sdn Bhd for a further period of 3 years effective 18 January 2014 and the Parties will continue to carry on the intents and purposes of the network collaboration to realise its full benefits, as seen in the recent developments on network infrastructure collaboration.

30 January 2014

Axiata completed the incorporation of Axiata Digital Services Sdn Bhd, a private company limited by shares, under the Companies Act 1965.

20 March 2014

The proposed acquisition by XL of PT Axis Telekom Indonesia (Axis) was completed. Axis was further merged into XL as a single entity. The merger between XL and Axis was completed on 8 April 2014.

2 July 2014

Axiata entered into an agreement with Samart Corporation Public Company Limited to dispose of its entire shareholding in SAMART i-Mobile representing 24.08% of the total issued and paid-up share capital of SAMART i-Mobile for a total gross consideration of BHT2,874.7 million. The disposal was completed on 30 July 2014.

30 September 2014

XL entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with PT Solusi Tunas Pratama Tbk for the disposal of 3,500 of its telecommunication towers at the consideration of IDR5.6 trillion. The disposal was completed on 23 December 2014.

26 November 2014

Axiata completed the incorporation of Axiata Digital Advertising Sdn Bhd (ADA), a private company limited by shares, under the Companies Act, 1965.

27 November 2014

Dialog Axiata Tbk, an 83.32%- owned subsidiary of Axiata Group Berhad, completed the incorporation of Digital Holdings Lanka (Private) Limited, a private company limited by shares, under the Companies Act, No. 7 of 2007.

4 December 2014

ADA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Axiata Digital Services Sdn Bhd which in turn is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Axiata, entered into a Subscription and Shareholders’ Agreement with Adknowledge International, Inc and Adknowledge Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (AAP) for the subscription of an 80% equity stake in AAP by ADA for a cash investment of up to USD9.0 million.

15 December 2014

Axiata completed the incorporation of edotco Investments (Labuan) Limited, a private company limited by shares, under the Labuan Companies Act, 1990.

19 December 2014

AIL a wholly-owned subsidiary of Axiata, entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement for the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Edotco Pakistan (Private) Limited.

23 December 2014

PT XL Axiata Tbk completed the disposal of its 3,500 telecommunication towers to PT Solusi Tunas Pratama Tbk.

AWARDS


Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards

Best Telecom Group 2013

TMT Finance Asia TMT Leadership Award for Asia 2014 –

Dato’ Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim

Malaysian Business Awards ASEAN Conglomerate & CEO of the Year Award -

Dato' Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim

The Asset Triple A Best Corporate Sukuk

Best Islamic Deal, Malaysia

Islamic Finance News


Cross Border Deal of the Year 2012

KLIFFE

Most Outstanding Islamic Product

Malaysia-ASEAN Corporate Governance Index 2013 Awards

Top 3 Corporate Governance Transparency Award
Top 5 Overall Corporate Governance Award
Best Conduct of Annual General Meeting Award
Industry Excellence Award – Telecommunications

Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)

NACRA Merit Award

International Legal Alliance Summit

Silver Award Best Asian and South Pacific Legal

MILESTONES


13 May 2013

DBN, a subsidiary of Dialog, completed the acquisition of Sky Television and Radio Network (Private) Limited (Sky TV) at a consideration of SLR800 million (equivalent to USD6.35 million). In accordance with the SPA, Sky TV was amalgamated with DBN on 3 July 2013.

16 May 2013

XL entered into a joint venture with SK Planet Co Ltd and SK Planet Global Holdings Pte Ltd by incorporating a new limited liability company, PT XL Planet Digital Tbk.

4 July 2013

Celcom entered into a Master Collaboration Agreement with Altel Communications Sdn Bhd for the purpose of collaborating to develop, establish, build, operate and manage shared infrastructure for the provision of communication services in Malaysia.

2 September 2013

Celcom entered into a one-year Memorandum of Understanding with MY E.G. Services Bhd to jointly explore possible business opportunities and collaboration in the areas of e-Government services delivery and joint go-to-market for specific target market segments.

26 September 2013

XL entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement with Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Teleglobal Investments B.V., a 100%-owned subsidiary of STC, to purchase (or procure the purchase of) the entire issued share capital of PT Axis Telekom Indonesia, a 100%-owned subsidiary of STC, for a total cash consideration of USD865 million based on Axis’s 100% enterprise value (on a cash free and debt free basis).

18 October 2013

Celcom completed the divestment of its entire stake in Celcom Childcare Sdn Bhd to Early.

22 October 2013

Axiata announced key appointments in edotco Group, Axiata Group Chief Financial Officer, James Maclaurin vacates his post to move to a new strategic business unit, edotco, as Chief Executive Officer. Joining him were Nashad Emir and Thivanka Rangala, both internal talent from within the Group, as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. The appointments which took effect from 1 January 2014, were part of the Group’s Talent Management Programme, where identified talent is rotated and moved across OpCos for exposure and experience in different Axiata companies and markets.

AWARDS


Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards

Best Telecom Group 2012

Boston Consulting Group

2012 BCG Southeast Asia Challengers

Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI)

Asian Corporate Giants 2012 Listing – Top 10

Bank Negara Malaysia

Emas Status for Issuance of Sukuk

Finance Asia

Best Islamic Finance Deal 2012

Euromoney Islamic Finance

Most Innovative Deal 2012

Alpha Southeast Asia

The Best Deal of the Year 2012 in Southeast Asia

IFM (Industry Fund Management)

Cross Border Deal of the Year 2012

MILESTONES


January 2012

Launched AYTP, a developmental scholarship for young Malaysians, going beyond academics. Axiata will be investing at least RM100 million towards the programme via the Axiata Foundation

February 2012

Axiata together with the Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) and Total Sports Asia (TSA), announced the Axiata Cup, the world’s richest prize money team event of USD1 million.

June 2012

ATC was granted a 30-year tower operating licence from the Government of Cambodia.

June 2012

Axiata completed the incorporation of Axiata SPV2 Berhad, a public company limited by shares, under the Companies Act, 1965.

June 2012

Etisalat, divested 9.1% of their shares in XL through an accelerated book build offering to institutional investors. This led to an increase in XL’s public float from 20.2% to 33.5%. XL continued its focus in the data business and invested further in end-to-end network and infrastructure, with more than 11,000 new BTS successfully installed in 2012.

June 2012

Hello completed the incorporation of Axiata Towers (Cambodia) Company Limited (ATC) (now known as edotco (Cambodia) Co., Ltd), a private company limited by shares to undertake activities and operations related to telecommunications infrastructure.

July 2012

Axiata successfully priced its inaugural issuance of a 2-year RMB1 billion Sukuk via its wholly-owned Malaysian incorporated special purpose vehicle, Axiata SPV2 Berhad. The Sukuk issuance is issued under Axiata’s Multi-Currency Sukuk programme with an aggregate nominal value of up to USD1.5 billion or its equivalent in other currencies.

September 2012

Axiata was accorded the ‘Emas’ status by Bank Negara Malaysia for its inaugural issuance of a two year RMB1billion Sukuk.

October 2012

Axiata completed the incorporation of Axiata SPV3 Sdn Bhd (now known as edotco Group Sdn Bhd), a private company limited by shares, under the Companies Act, 1965.

October 2012

Robi, via Axiata Investments (Labuan) Limited, incorporated a new subsidiary, Bangladesh Infrastructure Company Limited (now known as edotco Bangladesh Co. Ltd), a public company limited by shares, under the Companies Act, 1994 of the Republic of Bangladesh.

December 2012

Dialog entered into an investment agreement for the acquisition of 26% equity interest in Digital Commerce Lanka (Private) Ltd. (Digital), after which Digital became an associate of the Group

December 2012

Axiata and its wholly-owned subsidiary, AIC entered into an SPA with Timeturns Holdings Limited to acquire Glasswool, the sole owner of Latelz (now known as Smart Axiata Co., Ltd). The operations of Hello and Latelz were merged as one combined entity, operating under the brand name ‘Smart’. On 19 February 2013, the acquisition and the transfer of Hello’s telecommunications business and assets were completed.

 

AWARDS


Asia Pacific Brands Foundation (APBF)

BrandLaureate CEO of the Year 2010-2011

Forbes Asia's Fab 50 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Award 2011

Best Telecommunications Group of the Year

Malaysian Corporate Governance Index Awards 2011

Best Conduct of AGM
Distinction Award

Telecom Asia Awards 2011

Best Regional Mobile Group

MILESTONES


January 2011

Celcom entered into a network collaboration with DiGi Tel to jointly implement the proposed long-term collaboration of sharing network infrastructure in Malaysia.

January 2011

Axiata introduced a new landmark to the KL Sentral skyline, ‘Prisms by Axiata’, an 83 feet steel sculpture by renowned Malaysian sculptor, Ramlan Abdullah.

January 2011

The first cohort of students were selected under the Axiata Young Talent Programme.

February 2011

Celcom entered into an MoU with TM on a strategic collaboration to provide fixed and mobile solutions covering high speed broadband services via wholesale long term lease from Celcom’s network and MVNOs.

April 2011

Celcom entered into a shareholders agreement with 23 other parties to form a consortium under the name of ‘Konsortium Rangkaian Serantau Sdn Bhd’ to implement an entry point project for the purpose of adding bandwidth capacity for Malaysia in anticipation of the increasing demand.

May 2011

Dialog entered into a shareholders agreement with Firstsource Solutions Limited (FSL) for the establishment of a joint venture company for the provision of Information Technology Enabled and business process outsourcing services in Sri Lanka and also for the international market.

May 2011

The Group entered into an SPA with Telecommunication Company of Esfahan (MTCE) on the disposal of its entire shareholding in MTCE representing 49% of the total issued and paid up share capital in MTCE. The disposal was completed on 2 January 2013.

November 2011

Celcom entered into a shareholders’ agreement with PLDT Global Corporation and PLDT Malaysia Sdn Bhd to collaborate in establishing MVNO services for the Filipino community in Malaysia.

December 2011

Dialog entered into share purchase agreement with the shareholders of Suntel Ltd for the acquisition of the entire ordinary shares in issue in Suntel Ltd.

AWARDS


Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards 2010

Best Telecom Group of the Year
CEO of the Year: Service Provider

Telecom Asia Awards 2010

Telecom CEO of the Year
Best Regional Mobile Group

MILESTONES


February 2010

TMIC changed its name to Hello Axiata Company Limited.

March 2010

With the completion of the merger between Spice and Idea, Axiata through TMI Mauritius and TMI India increased its stake in Idea to 19.1%.

March 2010

AxB launched their new identity carrying the Axiata logo, ‘the prism’ under a new name ‘Robi’.

8 April 2010

Axiata SPV1 issued USD300 million aggregate principal amount of 5.375% Notes Due in 2020 guaranteed by Axiata payable semi annually in arrears on 28 October each year commencing 28 October 2010 (Notes). The Notes were listed and quoted on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on 29 April 2010 and the Labuan International Financial Exchange on 7 May 2010.

14 April 2010

Indocel reduced its shareholding in XL to 66.69% through the exercise of an international private placement of 19.8% in XL in order to increase public shareholding spread of XL shares.

28 April 2010

M1 changed its name to M1 Limited.

June 2010

Axiata and Celcom entered into an MoU with Digi Tel, a wholly owned subsidiary of DiGi and Telenor Asia Pte Ltd, a major shareholder of DiGi, to explore the viability of sharing network infrastructure.

August 2010

Celcom placed out RM4.2 billion nominal value unrated Sukuk with tenures ranging from five to ten years under a private offering to the Employees Provident Fund Board, CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad and Malayan Banking Berhad

December 2010

Axiata completed the sale of its entire stake of 18.9% in Samart to existing shareholders, Mr. Charoenrath Vilailuck and Mr. Watchai Vilailuck.

AWARDS


Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Award

Best Telecom Group of the Year 2009

National Annual Corporate Report Awards (NACRA) 2009

Gold Award in the Best Designed Annual Report category

Malaysian Corporate Governance Index 2009

Merit Award

Alpha South East Asia Annual Deal Awards 2009

Best Secondary Deal of the Year 2009 in Southeast Asia

MILESTONES


March 2009

TMI changed its name to Axiata Group Berhad.

April 2009

Axiata unveiled its new brand identity.

May 2009

TMIB changed its name to Axiata (Bangladesh) Limited.

December 2009

Indocel increased its shareholding in XL to 86.49% pursuant to a rights issue.

December 2009

XL changed its name to PT XL Axiata Tbk.
Celcom changed its name to Celcom Axiata Berhad.

MILESTONES


25 April 2008

TMI was demerged from TM, resulting in the acquisition of 100% stake in Celcom and 51.0%
stake in SunShare. TMI also acquired 16.81% and 49% additional stakes in XL and SunShare
respectively from Khazanah.

28 April 2008

TMI was listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad

August 2008

TMI India through TMI Mauritius acquired a 14.99% stake in Indian cellular company Idea and
announced a merger of Spice with Idea.

September 2008

A.K. Khan & Company Limited and affiliates disposed its entire stake in TMIB, equivalent to
30% of issued and paid-up share capital, to NTT DoCoMo, INC.

October 2008

TMI through TMI Mauritius increased its stake in Spice to 49% as a result of the mandatory
general offer of Spice undertaken as part of the Spice-Idea merger, which has yet to be
completed.

MILESTONES


June 2007

Indocel increased its shareholding in XL to 67.0% by a purchase of additional shares from AIF (Indonesia) Ltd.
 

July 2007

Spice was listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange. Due to the issuance of new shares by Spice in its IPO, TMI state was reduced to 39.2%.

September 2007

Dialog acquired the remaining 10.0% of the total issued and paid-up share capital in Dialog TV, which resulted in Dialog TV becoming wholly-owned by Dialog.

December 2007

TMI, through TMIL, entered into a shareholders' agreement with Etisalat Indonesia in relation to the acquisition of 15.97% equity interest in XL by Etisalat Indonesia from Bella Sapphire Ventures Ltd.