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    • SAPURA GROUP OF COMPANIES LEADS CHARITY CHARGE AS IT JOINS RANKS OF MAIN SPONSORS OF CIMB ASIA PACIFIC CLASSIC, MALAYSIA

    Leading local Group of Companies expands support for sporting excellence and philanthropy through sponsorship of region's only PGA TOUR sanctioned event Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia August 26 - Sapura Group of Companies ("Sapura Group"), a leading public-listed Group involved in a diverse set of businesses, today confirmed its position as a Main Sponsor of Malaysia's premier golfing event - the PGA TOUR sanctioned CIMB Asia Pacific Classic, Malaysia at a press conference held today. Present at the event were YB Dato' Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia: YBhg Datuk Shahril Shamsuddin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sapura Group; YBhg General Tan Sri (Dr) Hashim Mohd Ali (Rtd), Executive Chairman, PGA Promotions and Mr Keld Kristiansen, Executive Chairman, Carbon Media Management. "Sapura Group is pleased to join the event today and participate in the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic, Malaysia as one of the Main Sponsors. This event will provide Malaysians and those in the South East Asian region the accessibility to a sport which is highly revered and is internationally acclaimed. We hope that with exposure to a world-class sports event like this, fellow Malaysians will learn the acquired techniques and will feel inspired to become more involved in professional sports," said Datuk Shahril Shamsuddin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sapura Group. "The Group is pleased to be part of an event which provides such opportunities for those within this region and ultimately puts Malaysia on the international golf map," added Datuk Shahril. This aspiration is supported through the Sapura Group's involvement in organising the Sapura Group Charity Golf Cup, the Sapura Charity Golf Dinner and Sapura Golf Clinics to raise funds for underprivileged children post event. "Among Malaysians, there are several companies that stand out for embodying the spirit of excellence and innovation at all levels of their being. The Sapura Group of Companies is definitely among these honored few and it is with great pleasure that I see them joining us as one of the main sponsors to this inaugural, historical and prominent tournament" said Dato' Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia at the press conference today. The first tournament sanctioned by the PGA TOUR in Southeast Asia, the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia, will be held from 28 to 31 October 2010 at the Mines Resort & Golf Club. The tournament is co-sanctioned by the PGA TOUR, Asian Tour and the Professional Golf Association of Malaysia (PGAM). In its inaugural year, it will feature an international field of 40 players competing for a USD6 million-prize purse, with the winner taking home a prize purse of USD1 million. The top 25 available players from the PGA TOUR's final FedExCup standing will qualify for the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic, Malaysia. The Top 10 players from the current Asian Tour Order of Merit and five players under sponsor exemptions will join them to complete one of the strongest playing fields in Asia's golf tournament circuit. "We are extremely pleased and honoured to have Sapura on board with us today. The CIMB Asia Pacific Classic, Malaysia is set to become this year's most prestigious golfing event in the region and we are proud to be associated with such a reputable organization," said Keld Kristiansen, Executive Chairman, Carbon Media Management- tournament organiser of the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic, Malaysia. Tickets for the highly anticipated CIMB Asia Pacific Classic, Malaysia are now on sale. For further details please visit www.cimbasiapacificclassic.com / www.ticketcharge.com.my
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