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SGX Bull Charge 2011 draws record 5,000 participants, raises $1.139 million

Press Release  •  Nov 14, 2011 15:22 SGT

Singapore Exchange (SGX) has raised $1.139 million from The Bull Charge 2011 charity run. A record high 5,000 participants from listed companies and the financial community took part in the event.

Funds raised will go towards five charities - the Autism Youth Centre by Autism Association, Care Corner Family Service Centre, Community Rehab and Help Me Go Home Programme by Tan Tock Seng Community Charity Fund, Lions Befrienders Service Association and Shared Services for Charities.

Guest-of-honour Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister of State for Finance and Transport, also joined in the run which was flagged off at The Float @ Marina Bay.

The highlight of the event was the Chief Challenge where 17 corporate chiefs joined SGX CEO Mr Magnus Bocker, in running and raising funds. The corporate chiefs are from ANZ, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, CapitaLand, Clifford Chance, Cosco Corporation, Courts (Singapore), Deutsche Bank, HSBC, K-Green Trust, Kreuz Holdings, Macquarie Capital (Singapore), Newedge Financial, OSIM International, Park Hotel Group, Singtel and Yongnam Holdings.

In addition to the 5km run, the Chief Challenge and the annual ‘Management Team Relay’ segments, The Bull Charge® 2011 featured a new activity, the “Bull Challenge”. During this segment, the enthusiastic crowd cheered on as eight teams – each comprising sponsors paired with beneficiaries - competed to lasso and bring in floating bulls from across the water around The Float.

Steadfast sponsors of The Bull Charge including Noble Group, Binjaitree, CapitaLand Hope Foundation, Thai Beverage, UOB Group, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Temasek Holdings and many others once again showed their full support of the event.

Said Mr Bocker, “I am heartened by the strong support shown by our corporate sponsors, corporate chiefs and runners. Your participation in The Bull Charge shows that a financial community with a heart can indeed make a difference to those in need.”

Over the past eight years, The Bull Charge has raised more than S$17 million for various charities.

Please refer below for full details of The Bull Charge 2011 results and visit our website at http://bullcharge.sg for more information.

 

Results

1. Chief Challenge 

1st – Mr Alex Hungate of HSBC came in at 18min 5sec

2nd – Mr Robert Campion of Bank of America Merrill Lynch came in at 19min 56sec

3rd – Mr Magnus Bocker of SGX came in at 20min 12sec

 

2. 5km Run

a) Top 3 Male Runners

1st – Mr Marcus Ong, an individual, came in at 15min 53sec

2nd – Mr Stuart Hagnes of Morgan Stanley came in at 16min 32sec

3rd – Mr Sam Fletcher of Bank of America Merrill Lynch came in at 16min 40sec

 

b) Top 3 Female Runners

1st – Ms Vivian Tang of CIMB came in at 18min 13sec

2nd – Ms Lynly Tan, an individual, came in at 20min 49sec

3rd – Ms Lisa Kilday, an individual, came in at 20min 59sec

 

3. Top 3 “Bull Challenge” Participants

1st – Bank of America Merrill Lynch

2nd – DR WHO

3rd – SGX

 

4. Top 3 winning teams of the Management Team Relay

1st – Bank of America Merrill Lynch

2nd – Bursa Malaysia

3rd – Li-Ning

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is among the world's largest exchanges and Asia's second largest listed exchange. As the Asian gateway, SGX is the market of choice for investors wanting to participate in Asia's vibrant and rapidly growing economies, and for Asian issuers seeking international capital.

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