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CIMB Bank Opens Two Branches in Sabah
06 April 2009

Kota Kinabalu: CIMB Bank and CIMB Islamic officially opened two new branches in Sabah today – one at 1 Borneo in Kota Kinabalu and another at

Bundusan Square
, Penampang.

At the launch of the branch at 1 Borneo hyper mall today, Sulaiman Mohd Tahir, Head of Consumer Sales and Distribution, CIMB Bank said the opening of the two new branches is yet another step forward for CIMB Bank. “We believe that this 1 Borneo branch is an excellent new location to serve the banking needs for a wide range of customers located within or visiting the hyper mall. This full-service branch offers a wide range of conventional and Islamic products to meet the banking needs of the public and business community at the hyper mall and the surrounding areas.”

The launch of the 1 Borneo branch was officiated by Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Haji Aman, the Sabah Chief Minister together with Dato’ Sri Nazir Razak, Group Chief Executive, CIMB Group and Sulaiman Mohd Tahir. With the launch of the two new branches today, the Bank expects to have a total of 14 branches in Sabah by the end of the year.

The CIMB Bank and CIMB Islamic branch at 1 Borneo is located at the ground floor of the hyper mall with a total area of approximately 3,400 square feet. Business owners, shoppers, hotel guests and tourists, can perform a variety of transactions at this full-service branch, such as opening accounts, investing in structured and wealth management products; applying for loans and foreign currency exchange. 1 Borneo hyper mall is a mixed development project strategically located on 23.3 acres of prime land within Kota Kinabalu city centre, along

Jalan Sulaman Highway
and adjacent to University Malaysia Sabah.

Sulaiman said that since the re-branding exercise in 2006, CIMB Group has revamped and transformed its consumer banking offering to customers. “We are honoured that our efforts are recognised by the industry and customers. I am pleased to announce that The Asian Banker selected CIMB Bank as the sole winner in Asia for the “Best Retail Banking Branch Innovation Award” at its “Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards” ceremony last month in Singapore. The award recognises the Bank’s drive to create a single banking identity with new branch innovations that provide a more warm and user-friendly banking environment,” he continued. 


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