AirAsia Wins ‘Best IR Website (Mid Cap)’ at the MIRA IR Awards!

Also won HR Asia’s award as one of the “Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2013”

Kuala Lumpur, 3 July 2013

The Malaysian Investor Relations Association Berhad (MIRA) recognised AirAsia Berhad as the winner of the ‘Best Investor Relations Website (Mid Cap)’ award for 2013, presented at the Third Malaysia Investor Relations Awards Ceremony today.

AirAsia Berhad’s CEO Aireen Omar and Investor Relations Manager Benyamin Ismail attended the event, held at Hotel Istana in Kuala Lumpur.

Aireen said, “As we expand our business and grow stronger in each market we operate in, maintaining a high degree of transparency and good corporate governance is crucial. Maintaining stringent IR standards is imperative to ensure the confidence of our stakeholders, in supporting further IR initiatives and business growth plans.

“A consistent communication platform is important to be effectively in touch with our stakeholders globally. It is the complete confidence in our practices and IR fundamentals which makes us a leader in the aviation industry and recognised as the world’s best. Thank you to MIRA for the honour. This is a fine win and we will definitely maintain this fantastic performance.”

The award was presented to AirAsia Berhad by the CEO of Bursa Malaysia, Dato’ Tajuddin Atan.

Established in June 2007 by Bursa Malaysia and funded by the Capital Market Development Fund, MIRA is the first and only professional association committed to promote good practice of IR by public listed companies. MIRA also plays an important role in developing and advancing the professional development of IR practitioners in Malaysia.

On a different note, AirAsia was selected by HR Asia Magazine as the proud recipient of the ‘Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2013’ award on Tuesday, 2 July 2013.

AirAsia Berhad Country Head of People Department, Zamrah Ismail and Head of IR and Compliance (People) Khairul Nizam Mahyiden represented the airline and accepted the award from HR Asia at a ceremony held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

Zamrah said, “We are feeling ecstatic over this win as we have been putting in great effort to make AirAsia the best company to work in. Rarely seen in other Asian companies, we have an open concept in place where employees are treated equally and are not separated by rank or position. We discover talents and encourage our employees, AirAsia Allstars as we call ourselves, to develop themselves further by taking on new challenges.”

“We are also committed to giving equal employment opportunities to all, by creating an environment free from any form of discrimination. We are steadfast in our belief in equal opportunity and meritocracy which help nurture our Allstars, who in turn, make AirAsia the best low cost airline in the world.”

HR Asia, a publication of Business Media International, caters to the new breed of dynamic human resource professionals who are leaders at strategic levels and beyond the traditional confines of HR management functions. It keeps the industry’s professionals informed of the latest benchmarks, best practices and happenings in the Asian HR scene.

Among the winners are major companies in telecommunications, banking, property development and others. AirAsia is the only winner from the airline / transportation industry.

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