Melaka, June 21, 2005 : The historical city of Melaka took on a festive mood over the weekend as the RHB Di Hati nationwide roadshow kicked off its tour of the state.

Patrons and shoppers in the various supermarkets and shopping centres had a first hand look at what the RHB Group has to offer – from credit cards to Islamic financing instruments.

Investors and businessmen learned the vagaries of investing at the various seminars given by representatives of the various subsidiaries of the RHB Group as well as industry experts invited to give the talks.

The RHB Di Hati – Melaka roadshow is part of a nationwide tour that began in Kuala Terengganu in June last year. It completed its East Coast stint with Kota Baru in March before starting the West Coast leg of the tour in Seremban last month.

The highlight of the tour in Melaka – the official launching by Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Melaka Tun Datuk Seri Utama Mohd Khalil Yaakob – was held at the Renaissance Hotel Melaka this morning.

Also present were the Chief Minister of Melaka, Datuk Seri Haji Mohd Ali Mohd Rustam, members of the State Executive Council, State Government officials, state dignitaries and representatives of the media.

The Yang Di-Pertua Negeri, accompanied by host Dato Sri Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Taib, who is the Executive Chairman of RHB Capital Bhd (“RHB Capital”), launched the week-long RHB Group drive to enhance its presence in Malaysia’s most historic state.

Dato Sri Sulaiman said the RHB Group was proud to tap into a state with such a great potential like Melaka, given its history as a booming international trading post.

In conjunction with the event, Dato Sri Sulaiman presented books worth RM3,000 each to Stamford College, Multimedia University, Kolej Yayasan Melaka and Kolej Teknologi Islam Melaka.

The presentation of books was followed by the launching of the RHB Di Hati –Negeri Melaka by Tun Mohd Khalil. Dato Sri Sulaiman then took the guests on a tour of the exhibition area where a wide range of products and services from the RHB Group were on display.

Tun Mohd Khalil and Datuk Seri Mohd Ali were briefed on conventional and Islamic banking products and services offered by RHB Bank Bhd (“RHB Bank”) and RHB Islamic Bank Bhd (“RHB Islamic Bank”), merchant banking products offered by RHB Sakura Merchant Bankers Bhd (“RHB Sakura”) as well as insurance products from RHB Insurance Bhd (“RHB Insurance”).

They were also given an insight into securities trading, the unit trust business and asset management services by RHB Securities Sdn Bhd (“RHB Securities”), RHB Unit Trust Management Bhd (“RHB Unit Trust”) and RHB Asset Management Sdn Bhd (“RHB Asset Management”)

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