Press Release: FDC Postpones Equity Offering

January 21, 2011
by Filinvest Development Corporation


Filinvest Development Corporation (“FDC”) has decided to postpone a follow-on equity offering due to volatile market conditions. While there was ample demand from investors for an offering to be completed, the board has decided that the proposed offer price of its equity shares would not reflect the true value of the company. FDC believes it will have sufficient internally generated cash for its capital expenditure and expansion plans for the upcoming year.


The Filinvest Group is one of the Philippines’ leading conglomerates, with interests in real estate, financial and banking services and the sugar industry. The Group’s real estate business comprises affordable and mid-income housing leader, Filinvest Land, Inc. (“FLI”), a PSE-listed company in which FDC has an effective 53% ownership interest. FDC also has 91% effective ownership in Filinvest Alabang, Inc. (“FAI”) developer of Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang – the premiere urban district in South Metro Manila. The Group operates in almost all segments in the Philippine real estate industry. The Group’s financial and banking operations are conducted through wholly owned East West Bank Corporation (“EWBC”), one of the fastest growing commercial banks with one of the highest return on equity in the Philippine banking sector. In the sugar industry, FDC wholly-owns the Pacific Sugar Holdings Corp. (“PSHC”), which operates a total of two sugar mills and two sugar refineries, and has corporate sugarcane farming operations.

This document is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States. Securities of FDC may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration. Any offering of FDC’s securities to be made in the United States will be made only by means of an offering memorandum that may be obtained from FDC and will contain detailed information about FDC, its management, as well as financial statements.

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