OREANDA-NEWS. AIA Group Limited (“AIA” or the “Company”) announced today it will celebrate its 5th anniversary since IPO through a number of initiatives that reflect the Company’s commitment to giving back to the local community.

Since its record breaking IPO as an independent, publicly listed company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 29 October 2010, AIA has grown to become the second largest life insurer in the world by market capitalisation and today is the largest Hong Kong-headquartered and Hong Kongincorporated company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. AIA serves the holders of more than 29 million individual policies and over 16 million participating members of group insurance schemes.

“We are very proud of the progress AIA has made over the past five years in helping so many customers meet their protection and savings needs and in doing so, also help support economic and social development across 18 markets in the Asia-Pacific region. As The Real Life Company, we remain very committed to helping the people of Hong Kong and across the region to lead longer, healthier and better lives,” said Mr Mark Tucker, AIA’s Group Chief Executive and President.

To commemorate the Company’s fifth anniversary since IPO, AIA Group Office employees in collaboration with Tung Wah Group of Hospitals will volunteer their time to participate in activities that will benefit some of the less advantaged people in Hong Kong.

In addition, AIA will partner with Operation Breakthrough (an organisation which provides sports and other related activities to disadvantaged young people in Hong Kong) to conduct a special football clinic on 31 October. Around 80 children will attend the clinic, to be led by professional coaches. The children, aged between 8 and 12 years, will receive training and the opportunity to practise their football skills. They will also participate in friendly matches and learn about Healthy Living through advice offered by the coaches.

These initiatives are a reflection of AIA’s long-standing Corporate Social Responsibility programme, which places its focus on Healthy Living – helping people across the region to live longer, healthier, better lives. In 2014 alone, AIA engaged in close to 100 Healthy Living-related initiatives across the region, touching the lives of more than 100,000 people. Health and wellness remains a major issue across the region, and one that AIA is committed to continue to help address as it continues its new era of growth, guided by its Vision to be the pre-eminent life insurance provider in the Asia-Pacific region.