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UBS hosts second Indonesia Conference

Jakarta Media Releases APAC

In response to the strength of international investors' interest in Indonesia, UBS will be hosting its second Indonesia Conference in Jakarta between Monday 3rd March and Wednesday 5th March.

Along side close to 70 listed and unlisted Indonesian corporations, from a broad spectrum of industries, about 150 institutional investors from Australasia, Europe and the US will be attending the UBS-led event.

Entitled "Indonesia Bisa! Indonesia Can!", the conference will provide UBS's global clients, as well as its direct investors, with an invaluable overview of Indonesia's industrial, political and economic scene, while giving opportunities to gain exclusive insights from the cream of Indonesia's corporate elite through one-on-one meetings, roundtable discussions and site visits.

"Following the huge success of the inaugural conference, we are confident that this year's event will continue as a conduit for attracting foreign direct investment into Indonesia," said Sarah-Jane WAGG, President Director and Head of Indonesian Equities at PT UBS Securities Indonesia.

"The growth of Indonesia is evident from its ever-increasing market capitalization. Daily market turnover on the Indonesia Stock Exchange, for example, is now in excess of half a billion US dollars. And this only looks set to increase as the market increasingly becomes a destination for the global investment community," she added.

UBS analysts believe that a combination of strong domestic consumption, high commodity prices, large infrastructure projects, healthy investment and stable interest rates will stimulate economic growth of at least 5.8% in 2008.

For many years UBS has been a committed partner in the development of Indonesia's capital markets, delivering the breadth and depth of its capabilities to its clients.

As well as being one of the most active and highly ranked brokers of Indonesian equities in Indonesia, UBS has, through its subsidiary, PT UBS Securities Indonesia, participated in many of the country's landmark transactions. In 2007 it became the first foreign bank in Indonesia's capital markets to act as lead managing underwriter on the highly successful Indonesian IPO, Indo Tambangraya Megah. And with the last 12 months experiencing greater deal flow in Indonesia's markets, UBS led three out of the top four IPOs in the country, including: ITMG (US$337million), Media Nusantara Citra (US$427million) and Jasa Marga (US$380million). UBS also advised TPG on the acquisition of BTPN, the first major investment by a private equity firm into Indonesia.

UBS has also advised and underwritten a number of private debt capital financings for private Indonesian companies, a new product area that the bank, in response to the changing conditions of the global credit markets, will grow aggressively through 2008 and 2009.



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