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Sporting Good Fun for Kids at Standard Chartered Bank

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Sporting Good Fun for Kids at Standard Chartered Bank

A sports-themed Kids@Work event to celebrate Singapore hosting the 28th SEA Games

Photo 1: Mr Lim Cheng Teck, Chief Executive Officer, ASEAN, joins in the fun as the employees’ children ‘parade’ their newly-crafted horses.

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Photo 2: Mr Lim Cheng Teck, Chief Executive Officer, ASEAN, enjoying a candid moment with two of the employees’ children after they completed their craft horses.

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Photo 3: Standard Chartered Bank employees’ children rowing their winning dragon boat which they designed, colored and crafted from scratch.

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Photo 4: Standard Chartered Bank’s staffs’ children touching up their self- designed dragon boat at the Bank’s 10th annual employee engagement event, kids@work.

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5 June 2015, Singapore – Almost 600 kids and their parents bonded over sports activities at Standard Chartered Bank’s 10th annual Kids@Work today. Held at both the Bank’s offices at Marina Bay Financial Centre and Changi Business Park, all employees were encouraged to bring their children to the office to get a firsthand experience of their parents’ daily life at work.

In line with the official opening of the 28th SEA Games today, this year’s Kids@Work was intentionally themed around sports, with activities focusing on sports, competition and team play.

The first activity, “Be a Sport”, has been designed for kids aged from two to seven years old. The kids had to design and wear their own cardboard horses, and participate in a mini horse racing competition. This activity was chosen to mirror the equestrian segment at the SEA Games.

For the older kids aged between eight and twelve, the activity “Race of the Dragons” was chosen to represent the Dragon Boat segment at the SEA Games. In groups of ten, the kids had to build a life-sized dragon boat with a set of materials provided, and some of which had to be obtained by winning challenges

Mr Lim Cheng Teck, Chief Executive Officer, ASEAN said,
“At Standard Chartered, we believe in a balanced and people-focused culture, where we prioritise not only our employees’ professional development, but also their personal well-being. Kids@Work is one such example; it was conceptualised on the back of feedback that every child enjoys going to work with his or her parent for the day. Kids@Work presents a fantastic engagement activity for our employees and I am glad to share that attendance has grown more than threefold since we launched it 10 years ago. Our employees have shared that they are appreciative of the opportunity to spend time with their managers and kids in a less formal environment.

With this year’s Kids@Work falling on the same day as the official opening of the 28th SEA Games, we have the opportunity to make this year’s event even more meaningful as employees and their children bond over sports-related activities to celebrate the spirit of the SEA Games and sportsmanship.”

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For more information, please contact:

Carol Alisha Chan
Corporate Affairs, Singapore
Standard Chartered Bank
DID: +65 6596 9403
Email: carol-hy.chan@sc.com

Jasmine Zhao
Corporate Affairs, Singapore
Standard Chartered Bank
DID: +65 6596 7756
Email: jasmine.zhao@sc.com

Note to Editors:

Standard Chartered in Singapore is part of an international banking group with more than 86,000 employees and a 150-year history in some of the world’s dynamic markets. We bank the people and companies driving investment, trade and the creation of wealth across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, where we earn around 90 per cent of our income and profits. Our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good.

Standard Chartered has a history of 156 years in Singapore, opening its first branch here in 1859 and in October 1999 was among the first international banks to receive a Qualifying Full Bank (QFB) license, an endorsement of the Group’s long-standing commitment to its businesses in the country. ce, social responsibility, environmental protection and employee diversity. The Bank’s heritage and values are expressed in its brand promise, ‘Here for good’.

The Bank transferred its Singapore Retail and SME business to a locally-incorporated subsidiary, Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Limited on 7 October 2013.

The Bank in Singapore serves both retail and corporate customers. It provides credit cards, personal loans, auto loans, mortgages, deposit taking and wealth management services to individuals and small to medium sized enterprises. The Bank also provides corporate and institutional clients with services in trade finance, cash management, lending, securities services, foreign exchange, debt capital markets and corporate finance.

The Bank employs around 7,000 people in Singapore and has a network of 18 branches, 7 Priority Banking centres and 32 ATMs. Standard Chartered is the only international bank to offer NETS service, giving its customers access to EFTPOS at over 17,000 outlets island-wide.

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Kids@Work 2015 Factsheet

Background

Kids@Work, launched in 2006, is an annual employee engagement event where all Bank employees are encouraged to bring their children to work to understand what their parents do at work. It was conceptualised based on feedback that every child enjoys going to work with his or her parent for a day

On top of learning more about their parents’ jobs, the children also participated in a range of games and workshops customised for different age groups. This year’s theme is sports, in line with the 28th SEA Games, and the kids’ activities revolved around sports, competition and team play. The same sets of activities are available at the Bank’s offices in Marina Bay Financial Centre and Changi Business Park.

Kids@Work is a fantastic employee engagement platform

These activities give the Bank the opportunity to build a balanced culture which not only focuses on our employees’ professional development, but also their personal well-being. Feedback from employees indicates that they feel more engaged at work when the Bank and their managers take interest in their personal lives.

10th year of Kids@Work

This is the Bank’s 10th year organising this event.

Participation at this year’s Kids@Work grew more than threefold since it was launched in 2006 – kids’ participation grew from 173 to 600 and employee participation grew from 105 to 390.

What’s special this year

This year, Kids@Work bears a sports theme to celebrate Singapore hosting the 28th SEA Games in SG50 year. 5 June 2015 coincides with the official opening ceremony of the 28th SEA Games. All activities revolve around sports, competition and team play.

Each registered kid gets a goody bag, which consists of a LFC drawstring bag, colouring sheets, crayons and a sports water bottle.