Metrobank ranked first in “Financial Reputation” in the Philippines by readers of The Wall Street Journal Asia, according to Asia 200. The report was based on the survey of over 2,000 executives in Asia and the Pacific.This is the second year in a row that Metrobank topped the financial reputation category. The bank also ranked in the Top 10 of the Philippines' most admired companies in the Asia 200."We are happy to be given this latest recognition from the readers of the Wall Street Journal," said Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company president Arthur Ty. "This affirms that our strategies are on the right track, as we aim to be the best bank for all our stakeholders." "Metrobank has long been known for its quality and standard of excellence. Our track record in financial performance, and reputation for stability bear this out," Ty added. "Moving forward, we would like to move towards deepening relationships with our customers and making banking easier for them. Our goal remains to be their trusted banking partner."The Wall Street Journal Asia 200 survey was first launched in 1993 by the Far Eastern Economic Review. The survey identifies the most admired publicly-traded companies in Asia based on five key leadership criteria: innovation, long-term vision, quality, corporate reputation, and financial reputation.A total of 2,622 executives and professionals from 12 Asia-Pacific countries participated in the survey, which was conducted between 1 December 2008 and 21 January 2009 by Aha! Research, a Hong Kong-based market research company, on behalf of The Wall Street Journal.
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