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UBS Indonesia Conference 2007 reflects international investors' confidence in Indonesia

Jakarta | | Media Releases APAC

Against the backdrop of Indonesia's positive economic outlook, UBS is hosting its first UBS Indonesia Conference in Jakarta that will bring together international investors and high profile Indonesian companies listed on the Jakarta Stock Exchange.

UBS has hosted Indonesian corporations on non-deal roadshows in Europe and US for four years since 2003. Building on the momentum of investor interest in Indonesian companies, UBS will be presenting the UBS Indonesia Conference on Wednesday, 2nd May to Friday, 4th May at the Four Seasons Hotel. With a confirmed attendance of more than 100 institutional investors, 89 percent from Australasia and 11 percent from Europe and US, it has become one of the most highly anticipated financial events in Jakarta. More than 40 listed and unlisted Indonesian corporations including all of the Top 10 companies listed on the Jakarta Stock Exchange will be featured at the event.

The UBS Indonesia Conference will offer international investors the opportunity to gain invaluable "on-the-ground" insights and meet company management through one-on-one meetings, roundtable discussions and site visits.

"We believe that overall prospects for the Indonesian market are good led by strong domestic consumption and the introduction of pro-investment government policies. Our clients share this positive outlook which is reflected in the high participation rate from overseas," said Sarah-Jane WAGG, President Director and Head of Indonesian Equities at PT UBS Securities Indonesia.

"Through the roadshows we have organised in the last few years, we have seen increasing interest in Indonesian corporations. The UBS Indonesia Conference takes a step further in helping Indonesian corporations and international investors develop closer partnerships. Institutions will gain direct access to senior management and develop deeper insights into Indonesia as an investment destination. Corporations will also have the opportunity to meet with investors and expand their shareholder base," she added.

Recent improvements in the Indonesian economy have generated international investment interest in the equity and fixed income market. UBS estimates an economic growth rate of 6.3 percent for Indonesia in 2007, on the back of improved consumer demand, investment and exports and an anticipated further reduction in inflation rate and interest rate.

The conference will see senior management participation from companies such as Telkom, BRI, Astra International, Bumi Resources, Kalbe Farma, Bakrie Sumatra Plantation and Berlian Laju Tanker.

UBS has maintained a presence in Indonesia since 1991, and has been a trusted advisor to the government since 1974. It has been one of the most active brokers of Indonesian equities since 2001, encouraging greater foreign direct investment and attracting tier-one international investors to Indonesia. Several highlights include: a US$1 billion bond for Perusahaan Listrik Negara, a US$1 billion Sovereign Bond Offering for Government of Indonesia; a US$270 million bond issue for MGTI; a US$336 million placement for Bank Mandiri, a US$488 million privatization/IPO for Bank Rakyat Indonesia, and an AUS$356 million advisory for Medco Energi on the unsolicited takeover of Novus Petroleum in Australia.

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