On August 17, 2021, the Board of Directors of Emperador Inc. (“Emperador” or “the Company”) approved the Company’s pursuit of a Secondary Listing by Way of Introduction (“Secondary Listing”) on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange (“SGX”).
The Company’s Board of Directors has granted authority to the Company’s Management to deliver all the necessary requirements for a Secondary Listing on the SGX as soon as practicable. The Company will continue to maintain its Primary Listing in the Philippine Stock Exchange (“PSE”) and the stock is anticipated to trade in both exchanges concurrently, subject to obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals.
According to Emperador Chairman and Founder, Dr. Andrew L. Tan, “We believe that SGX, one of the most developed exchanges in Asia, is the appropriate secondary exchange to raise the international profile of Emperador. We are very excited at the prospect of becoming the first ever PSE-primary listed company to conduct a Secondary Listing in the SGX and are optimistic that our Secondary Listing will serve as a catalyst to enhance the strategic collaboration between the PSE and the SGX.”
According to Emperador President Winston S. Co, “Over the years, Emperador has established itself as a leading global spirits company with established footprint in over 100 countries and leading market positions in brandy and whisky. We believe that a Secondary Listing on the SGX will create stronger awareness of Emperador and its world-class brands, as well as increase our stock’s visibility and international investor participation reflective of our global operations and revenue.”
The Company has appointed financial, legal and other necessary advisers to pursue the Secondary Listing.
Emperador is an integrated, global, leading manufacturer, bottler and distributor of brandy, Scotch whisky and other alcoholic beverages. In 2020, the Company was the largest brandy producer in the world according to the International Wines and Spirits Research, one of the largest overall spirits producers in the Philippines according to the Nielsen Company and the fifth largest Scotch whisky manufacturer in the world based on total Scotch production capacity in 2020 (grain and malt liquids productions only) according to the Scotch Whisky Industry Review. As of 2020, Emperador the Company’s brandy products held an 86.5% market share among all local and imported brandies in the Philippines based on volume according to Nielsen Company.
Emperador Inc. owns the multi-awarded Fundador Spanish Brandy de Jerez, having recently won the highest Platinum Award bestowed by the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, particularly for Fundador Supremo 18.