History

 
  • 1980
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  • 1997
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June 1980

Establishment of Central Plaza Co., Ltd. with the initial equity of Baht 300 million. It is a joint investment of the Central Group, Tejapaibul Group, Saha Union Group and various individuals to undertake retail property development business.

 
December 1982

CPN opened CentralPlaza Ladprao,Thailand's first mixed-use complex, located in the northern part of Bangkok. This was the first step in building CPN's retail property development business. To date, the project remains extremely successful.

 
November 1993

CPN opened CentralPlaza Ramindra, proving that a neighborhood shopping complex can still have an outstanding architectural interior design concept. Surrounded by residential areas, the complex is well-served by an efficient public a transportation network and is a family favorite.

 
December 1993

CPN opened Central City Bangna, later renamed CentralPlaza Bangna, a mixed-use complex, located at the eastern part of Bangkok. A joint investment with the Srivikorn Group, Navabhand Group and Tosapol Management Co., Ltd, in which CPN held a 20 percent stake.

 
March 1995
  • CPN opened CentralPlaza Pinklao, a mixed-use complex, in western part of Bangkok.
  • CPN was listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) with a registered capital of Baht 1,000 million.
 
July 1995

CPN opened Central Festival Center Pattaya, later renamed Central Center Pattaya, the first CPN shopping center outside of Bangkok, featuring an innovative fusion of Thai and Californian architectural style.

 
March 1996

CPN acquired a shopping center in Chiangmai from the original owner and renamed it CentralPlaza Chiangmai Airport. CPN undertook many improvements in addition to increasing the retail space in order to transform it into the largest and most modern mixed-use complex in the North. Management of this complex has been so successful that the occupancy rate of the tenants increased rapidly to well beyond the 60% occupancy rate at the time of purchase.

 
October 1997

CPN opened CentralPlaza Rama III, a mixed-use complex with an interior design theme of an underworld city. Despite the prevailing economic crisis at the time of its opening, the tenant occupancy rate was well over 80% and has continued to rise since.

 
October 2000

CPN opened CentralPlaza Chiangmai Airport - Phase 2A, comprising cinemas, a modern food center and a car park building with a capacity for 1,500 cars - ready to become a complete shopping center fully devoted to providing exciting shopping experience and convenience to customers.

 
September 2001

CPN acquired additional shares of Central City Bangna, resulting in CPN becoming the major shareholder and assuming full management control. Subsequently, numerous exterior and interior improvements were undertaken, including new zonings and the development of innovative retail spaces to attract new customers and increase sales.

 
January 2002

CPN was awarded an ISO 9001:2002. Certification, confirming CPN's attainment of internationally accepted service standards.

 
November 2002

CPN’s registered capital was increased to the amount of Baht 1,000 million by issuing and selling common shares to existing shareholders.

 
December 2002

CPN opened CentralPlaza Rama II, a mixed-use complex in the southern part of Bangkok, featuring the 'Central Park' - a civic facility for local residents. This was the first shopping center to be opened after the end of the economic crisis. As the development was undertaken during the crisis, CPN saved significantly on the construction costs. The opening also marked another success for the company as the occupancy rate was over 90% on the opening date.

CPN purchased the World Trade Center Project, later renamed CentralWorld, from Wang Petchaboon Group with the objective to transform it into the largest lifestyle shopping complex the heart of Bangkok. The development plan included the construction of premium office building, a 5-star hotel, the expansion of the existing shopping center and a skywalk to connect the shopping center and the nearby BTS stations to provide more convenience to customers.

 
January 2003

The share par value was decreased from Baht 10 to Baht 5 to increase the liquidity of CPN shares.

 
July 2003

CPN opened the expanded part of CentralPlaza Chiangmai Airport - Phase 2B to accommodate the increasing growth of the regional tourism industry as a result of effective to Government's policies.

 
December 2003

CPN acquired Jusco from Siam-Jusco Co., Ltd. and transforming it into a modern community mall, called CentralPlaza Rattanathibet.

 
May 2004

CPN decreased the share par value from Baht 5 to Baht 1 to increase the liquidity of CPN shares.

 
February 2005

CPN opened The Offices at CentralWorld - an intelligent office building with 45 floors, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, comparable to any other world class office buildings.

May 2005

The CentralWorld project was launched with the aim to become the new global shopping landmark and Asia's premier shopping paradise.

 
August 2005

The CPN Retail Growth Fund (CPNRF) - the biggest joint property investment fund for retail property development business in Thailand was established.

 
September 2005

CPN officially opened of the expanded CentralPlaza Rattanathibet as a complete community mall.

 
November 2005

CPN is awarded Asia's "Best Under A Billion" from Forbes Asia Magazine. The company was selected as one of Asia's 200 outstanding companies with an annual income under US Dollars one billion in 2005.

The Board of Directors approved two new retail development projects valued at Baht 7.8 billion on Chaengwattana Road, and Pattaya Beach Road. The projects are expected to be completed in 2008.

 
December 2005

The company's new logo and the abbreviated name : CPN was officially introduced.

 
March 2006

CPN launched the Central Tower B Pinklao project, an 18 storey office building. The office building is located in the premises of CentralPlaza Pinklao in response to the expansion of business corporations in the vicinity.

 
May 2006

The credit ratings, as assigned by TRIS Rating, of CPN and its debt instruments were upgraded to “A”. This reflects our strength as the leader in shopping center developments in Thailand considering our expansion plan.

CPN share was selected by Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc. in calculating the MSCI index in Asia Pacific. This reflects our potential to grow further while demonstrating the appeal of our shares in the eyes of foreign investors.

 
June 2006

CPN opened the renovation phrase of CentralWorld. This is a key step for CentralWorld to become the largest Lifestyle Shopping Complex in Southeast Asia.

 
July 2006

CentralWorld has its soft launch opening as the largest lifestyle shopping complex in Southeast Asia.

 
March 2007

CPN announced four major lifestyles shopping complexes: CentralPlaza Chaengwattana (suburb of Bangkok), CentralFestival Pattaya Beach (Pattaya beach front – Chonburi province), CentralPlaza Chonburi (City of Chonburi), and CentralPlaza Khon Kaen (North-East of Thailand – Khon Kaen province). The four projects are strategically located at prime locations, and will generate employment and business opportunities in those provinces and its vicinity.

 
May 2007

The credit ratings, as assigned by TRIS Rating, of CPN and its debt instruments were upgraded to “A+”. This reflects the Company’s leading position in Thai retail property development industry, its proven record in managing high-quality shopping complexes, and reliable cash flow from contact-based rental and service income. The rating also takes into consideration of CPN’s business expansion plan.

 
June 2007

CPN issued unsubordinated unsecured debentures worth Baht 3,000 million in total to raise funds for business expansion.

 
November 2007

CPN re-launched CentralPlaza Rattanathibet with a new shopping zone and an extended section of the complex featuring a retail space and car park to make it an integrated shopping center and facilitate the increasing number of shoppers. CentralPlaza Ramindra was also re-launched after carrying out interior and exterior renovation to be modern and add more variety of fashionable goods and popular restaurants in response to the need of target customers.

 
November 2008

CPN opened CentralPlaza Chaengwattana, “The Best Interactive Lifestyle Shopping Complex in Bangkok. It has a complete range of options for shoppers with more than 300 vendors of different sorts. It is a center for finding famous brand name goods and services. The design is modern and cosmopolitan. The 7.5-m LED Light Box in front of the complex is the longest one in Southeast Asia.

 
January 2009

CPN launched CentralFestival Pattaya Beach, the Largest Beachfront Lifestyle Shopping Complex in Asia. Central Festival Pattaya Beach is unique as it is the only shopping complex in Thailand whose 111-metre-wide front faces the beach with the beautiful and vibrant environment of Pattaya City. As a “mixed-use development”, this ground-breaking shopping complex will offer comprehensive services, attracting upmarket customers with its shopping centre, department stores and 5-star hotel managed by the Hilton Group and scheduled to open in 2010.

CentralWorld was awarded BK Readers' Choice award 2008 by BK Magazine. BK Magazine gave this award to CentralWorld in recognition of it being Thailand’s most popular shopping center, as a result of votes cast by BK Magazine readers.

 
April 2009

CPN invested in CentralPlaza Udonthani, an investment that includes acquisition (shopping complex, hotel and convention centre) and renovation. In the first phase of the project, improvements will be made adhering to CPN’s standard, and in the second phase, the project will be expanded to twice its original size. CPN expects CentralPlaza Udonthani to become a lifestyle hub and a gateway to Indochina.

 
May 2009

CPN launched CentralPlaza Chonburi, the largest and newest shopping complex of the Eastern Region, which provides complete offerings for customers to update their lifestyle at the shopping complex. CPN would like to make this shopping complex to be the pride of Chonburi and the place for Chonburi residents to enjoy modern lifestyle experiences as offered in Bangkok.

 
July 2009

CentralWorld was named the winner of The Asia Pacific Property Awards 2009 in association with CNBC Arabiya in the Commercial category (2 awards) for the Best Mixed Use Development 2009 and Best Retail Development 2009.

 
August 2009

CentralWorld was named the winner of Super Brands Award 2009.

 
October 2009

CentralWorld was named the winner of The 2009 ICSC Asia Shopping Centre Awards - Gold Award for Development and Design Excellence by the International Council of Shopping Center or ICSC.

CPN was given The Thailand’s Most Innovative Companies Award 2009 and 1of Thailand's Top ten Innovative Companies 2009 by Krungthep Turakij in cooperation with Chulalongkorn Business School (CBS) as a model company that is committed to using innovations as tools to combat the economic crisis, leading to its business successes.

CPN received The Securities Analysts’ Choice Award 2009 in the Real Estate Development and Construction Materials category from the Securities Analysts Association (SAA).

 
November 2009

CPN successfully raised capital through the sublease of a part of its assets under the CentralPlaza Pinklao shopping complex and the Pinklao Tower A and B office buildings to CPN Retail Growth Fund (CPNRF).

CPN was awarded Board of the Year for Dintinctive Practices Award 2008-2009. The award was presented by Thai Institute of Directors (IOD), together with the Stock Exchange of Thailand, the Federation of Thailand Industries (FTI), the Thai Bankers’ Association (TBA), the Thai Listed Companies Association, and Federation of Thai Capital Market Organizations.

 
December 2009

CPN opened CentralPlaza Khonkaen, the first lifestyle shopping complex in the northeastern part of Thailand. As the complex is downtown, next to Khonkaen’s city gate, CPN has designed it to blend in with the gate, using northeastern arts and culture to create modern architecture landmark and equipped with an LED screen. The piece was inspired by wicker and silk weaving.

 
January 2010

CentralWorld was awarded BK Readers' Choice Award 2009 – Most Favorite Mall.

 
May 2010

CentralWorld was awarded ICSC’s 2010 Best of the Best Award for Design and Development. The "Best of the best" Award 2010 from ICSC can be compared to winning the best picture for the Oscars. This award certainly not represents only an achievement for CPN but also an indicator that we have put CentralWorld on the map for Thailand. Moreover, CentralWorld is published on the cover of "Winning Shopping Center Designs", ICSC’s annual book and the best-seller book for shopping center developers worldwide.

 
January 2011

CentralPlaza Chiangmai Airport won Thailand Quality Class Award from Thailand National Quality Award committee. The award is modelled on the internationally-recognised Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in the US.

 
March 2011

CPN opened CentralPlaza Chiangrai, the first lifestyle shopping centre and all-inclusive lifestyle hub in Chiangrai, the province in the northern part of Thailand that has great potential and strength for growth. The shopping center will be the jigsaw piece that complements and enhances Chiangrai as the newest magnetic destination attracting both Thais and foreigners to this province.

CentralWorld was awarded Brand of the Year 2010 Award from Superbrands Council.

 
August 2011

28 สิงหาคม 54 เปิด เซ็นทรัลพลาซา ลาดพร้าว หลังปิดปรับปรุงเป็นเวลา 3 เดือน

หลังการปรับภาพลักษณ์ เซ็นทรัลพลาซา ลาดพร้าว จะสามารถดึงดูดกลุ่มเป้าหมายที่เป็นคนรุ่นใหม่ ที่มีรายได้สูง (High Income) เข้ามาที่นี่มากขึ้น เพื่อเป็นการขยายฐานจากกลุ่มลูกค้าเดิมของเรา เนื่องจากเรามีการ ปรับ Positioning ที่นี่ให้ เข้ากับไลฟ์สไตล์ของคนที่เปลี่ยนไป

 
October 2011

20 ตุลาคม 2554 เปิดเซ็นทรัลพลาซา พิษณุโลก

ไลฟ์สไตล์ช้อปปิ้งเซ็นเตอร์แห่งภาคเหนือตอนล่าง สำหรับนักลงทุนที่มีวิสัยทัศน์กว้างไกล ด้วยพื้นที่กว่า 105 ไร่ในอำเภอเมืองพิษณุโลก ซึ่งเป็นใจกลางศูนย์กลางธุรกิจเชื่อมต่อ ภาคกลาง ภาคเหนือ รวมไปถึงประเทศเพื่อนบ้านในภูมิภาคอินโดจีน พร้อมด้วยการเดินทางสะดวกสบายเพียง 5 นาที จากใจเมืองทั้งยังเพียบพร้อมด้วย สิ่งอำนวนความสะดวกและร้านค้าชั้นนำมากมาย

 
December 2011

14 ธันวาคม 2554 เปิดเซ็นทรัลพลาซา แกรนด์ พระราม9

เปิดตัวอย่างยิ่งใหญ่ ณ ย่านธุรกิจการค้าสำคัญของกรุงเทพฯ บนเนื้อที่กว่า 214,000 ตารางเมตร ที่พร้อมให้คุณได้สัมผัสประสบการณ์ช้อปปิ้งแปลกใหม่กับร้านค้าแบรนด์ดังมากมาย อิ่มอร่อยกับสุดยอดร้านอาหารนานาชาติและเต็มอิ่มกับความบันเทิงครบวงจร ยิ่งไปกว่านั้นศูนย์การค้าเซ็นทรัลพลาซา แกรนด์ พระราม9 มีประตูทางเข้าศูนย์การค้าเชื่อมต่อกับ สถานีรถไฟฟ้าใต้ดินพระราม9 ลูกค้าจึงสะดวกสบายในการเดินทางมายังศูนย์การค้ามากยิ่งขึ้นด้วย

 
14 October 2012

Opening of CentralPlaza Suratthani, the largest lifestyle shopping complex in Thailand's upper south. The project is located in Suratthani Province, the trade center of the upper South. With a location on a new economic road that links the city with the airport, the project can well respond to the expanding city.

Furthermore, the project is surrounded by major attractions, educational institutions, and government agencies. The province is also a major trade and tourism spot of the southern region thanks to its border connected with five provinces. CentralPlaza Suratthani comprise of 250 retail shops including fashion, food and dinning and convention hall.

 
30 November 2012

Grand Opening Day of CentralPlaza Lampang, the new lifestyle shopping center in Thailand's northern region is designed with inspiration on Lanna architecture "wood stencil", combination with modern graphic. Moreover, it becomes one-stop-shopping destination for shopping, dinning, entertainment and leisure.

 
5 April 2013

Opening of CentralPlaza Ubonrathchathani, the modern and comprehensive lifestyle shopping center of Southern Isaan. The architecture and design is a perfect combination of local art and culture as the lotus is the symbol of the province, the building is decorated with lotus leaves and petals in a modern way. A strategic province of economy, trade, and travel, and a gateway to Indochina like Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Receive high purchasing power from surrounding provinces including neibouring Paksay and Jampasak of Laos

Features Robinson Department Store, Tops Market, PowerBuy, SuperSports, B2S, OfficeMate and more than 200 retail shops, seven Major Cineplex digital screens, and the Fun Planet.

 
14 November 2013

Opening of CentralFestival Chiangmai, the new "tourism and shopping destination" in Chiangmai and the "lifestyle hub" of the North. The shopping complex become the new landmark of Chiangmai with eye-catching architectural design of "Futuristic Lanna" inspired by cultural heritage of the North coupled with energy –saving and environmental friendly technology. CentralFestival Chiangmai is serving customers with high purchasing power in Chiangmai and 5 nearby provinces, containing over 2.1 million people, as well as 5 million foreign and Thai tourists per year.

Satisfy the different lifestyle and fulfill your life perfectly with the modernized goods and services by over 250 fashion brand-named stores, over 60 lifestyle restaurants both indoor and outdoor and 9 standard screen Major Cineplex cinemas with 1 IMAX 3D."The Bloom" Lifestyle and Gastrobar landmark of Chiangmai is the first and the only premise that combine with lifestyle gastro bars to serve nightlife recreation. Architecture is inspired by "Flora Blossom" Chiangmai's uniqueness.

 
14 December 2013

Opening of CentralFestival Hatyai the new dimension of the first shopping complex in central Hatyai, Songkla on the area of over 250,000 square meters. Outstanding modern architecture inspired by the shape of crystal and refraction of light in prisms, combining with modern graphics.Cover 1 million people in Songkla and 2.5 million people in 6 nearby provinces as well as 3.5 million local and foreign tourists. Fulfill and entertain customers with modernized goods and services by over 250 fashion brand-named store, famous restaurants, 10 movie cinemas of international standard and 1 IMAX 3D theater, Ice-skate arena,"Fun Planet" and the biggest Convention Hall.

 
January 2014

Mr. Preecha Ekkunagul replaced Mr. Kobchai Chirathivat as President & CEO, effective from January 2, 2014, with Mr. Chirathivat continuing to serve as director.

 
March 2014

CentralFestival Samui was launched on Chaweng Beach, the most popular tourist spot and prime economic zone of Samui Island. As one of Thailand’s world-class beach destinations, Samui enjoys a thriving economy with a rising number of beach resorts.

 
April 2014

CPN formally proceeded with the lease of the properties (partial) in CentralPlaza Chiangmai Airport to the CPNRF, amounted 10,496 MB approximately and has invested in 23.53% of the additional investment units of CPNRF, or 135,593,664 units at a value of Baht 15, for a total of 2,034 MB. This leads CPN to hold in total of 590,521,686 units, and the percentage of investment in CPNRF has changed from 27.80% to 26.69% after the capital increase.

CPN held AGM No. 1/2014, covering the following agenda items: approval of its financial statementsended on December 31, 2013, and approval of Baht 0.55 per share dividend payments, based on the performance in 2013.

 
May 2014

TRIS Rating has upgraded the company and the existing senior debenture ratings of Central Pattana PLC to “AA-” from “A+”. The upgrade reflects improvements in CPN’s operating and financial performances during the last three years. The “AA-” ratings continue to reflect CPN’s leading position in the retail property development industry in Thailand, proven record in managing high-quality shopping centers, reliable cash flow from contract-based rental and service income, and conservative financial policy. The ratings also take into consideration the large amount of capital expenditures needed for business expansion during 2014- 2016.

The “stable” outlook reflects the expectationth at CPN will continue to sustain its strong operating performance for its shopping center portfolio. Despite pursuing its growth strategy, the company is expected to maintain its financial discipline. The net interest-bearing debt to equity ratio is expected to stay below 1 time in the medium term.

 
July 2014

Groove@CentralWorld was officially inaugurated along the side of Rama I Road in front of The Offices at CentralWorld, surrounded by office buildings, residential places, and luxury hotels. A downtown center of world-renowned lifestyle restaurants and fashion boutiques, Groove@CentralWorld is a worldclass meeting place for office workers, business people, and tourists.

 
August 2014

CentralPlaza Salaya was launched on Boromma Ratcha Chonnani Road, between Buddha Monthon 5 and 7 intersections, amid the westward expansion of Bangkok and its perimeters, covering the densely populated residential zones of Amphoe Buddha Monthon, Amphoe Nakhon Chaisi, Amphoe Samphran and Amphoe Muang Nakhon Pathom. Located within an educational zone surrounded by leading hotels and government offices, this shopping complex has the young generation with high purchasing power and tourists among its target groups.

 
October 2014

CPN, the first and only Thai company in the real estate sector, has been selected as an index component of 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Emerging Markets (DJSI Emerging Markets) . This prestigious membership reaffirmed CPN’s philosophy of sustainable business conduct , taking into account the society, the environment, and all stakeholders, with active participation in social and community development.

 
April 2015

The AGM No. 1/2015 had following resolutions: approval of its financial statements ended on December 31, 2014, approval of Baht 0.65 per share dividend payments, based on the performance in 2014, and also approval of the connected transaction and the asset acquisition transaction regarding the investment in the certain part of CentralFestival Phuket.

 
May 2015

CentralPlaza Rayong was launched on the potential site of Rayong, Thailand’s eastern economic hub with the highest per capita income in Thailand and Gross Provincial Product (GPP) ranked top in Eastern Thailand and second only to Bangkok. Rayong sees rapid urban growth and expansion of property projects, particularly condominiums. Rayong is Thailand’s biggest industrial hub with over 1,900 factories as well as one of the country’s prime tourist attractions. The project therefore accommodates purchasing power of over 820,000 people.

 
June 2015

CPN has invested in properties under Central Festival Phuket (“CFP”) Project with Central Department Store Co., Ltd. (“CDS”) where CPN partially sub-leases the land on which the project lies for 25 rai, 36.8 sq.wah. from CDS for 41 years, leases part of CFP building and takes ownership transfer of system works with net leasable area of 44,347 sq.m. according to the resolutions of CPN’s 2015 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

TRIS Rating affirms the company rating and the existing senior unsecured debenture ratings of Central Pattana PLC. (CPN) at “AA-”. At the same time, TRIS Rating assigns the rating of “AA-” to CPN’s new senior unsecured debentures, worth Baht 1,000 million (CPN221A). The proceeds from the new debentures will be used for business expansion. The “AA-” ratings reflect the company’s leading position in the retail property development industry in Thailand, proven record of managing high-quality shopping centers, reliable cash flows from contract-based rental and service income, and conservative financial policy. The ratings also take into consideration the large amount of capital expenditures needed for business expansion during 2015-2017.

The “stable” outlook reflects the expectation that CPN will sustain the strong operating performance of its shopping centers. Despite pursuing its growth strategy, the company is expected to maintain its financial discipline. The net interest-bearing debt to equity ratio should be kept lower than 1 times.

 
August 2015

CentralPlaza WestGate was inaugurated and dubbed the Ultimate Super Regional Mall on the strategic location in the Bang Yai intersection, Bangkok’s “West Gate”. The site is accessible through the government’s completely integrated transportation system linking all routes together. The project gathers lifestyle experiences and entertainment to fulfill all demands of everyone in the family with extensive products and services. CentralPlaza WestGate is designed to be an ultimate lifestyle centre with unique design features and creative art installations throughout the shopping center under the concept of ‘BIG Life’. The mall has received a positive response from customers and tenants. In addition, CPN announced the collaboration plan with the major international furniture company, “IKEA” to open a new IKEA store on the compound of CentralPlaza WestGate, which would strengthen CentralPlaza WestGate its regional mall status, differentiate CPN from competitors, and attract more customers to CPN’s shopping complex as to boost the tenant’s confidence.

 
September 2015

CPN, the first and only Thai company in the real estate sector, has been selected as an index component of 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Emerging Markets (DJSI Emerging Markets) for two consecutive years. This prestigious membership reaffirmed CPN’s philosophy of sustainable business conduct, taking into account the society, the environment, and all stakeholders, with active participation in social and community development.

Board of Directors approved the residence business (condominiums) on CPN’s shopping complex land under the Chiangmai, Khonkaen and Rayong projects, worth some 1,626 MB (excluding land value). Recognizing the potential of mixed-use development of shopping complex projects, CPN announced to develop residential projects in optimal support of its core shoppingcomplex business. CPN has projected the beginning of the construction work for those three projects by 2Q16, and will take about two years to complete.

 
October 2015

The new-look CentralPlaza Pinklao was relaunched section by section after a major renovation as to modernize image and create appeal to the shopping complex. This will help boost customer traffic within the mall, increase the renewal rate of rental contracts, attract new tenants as well as enhance competitiveness, respond to customers’ dynamic expectations, and maintain the positioning of a one-stop shopping center. CentralPlaza Pinklao is located on a strategic commercial site amid burgeoning housing and condominium projects in western Bangkok..

 
November 2015

CPN launched CentralFestival EastVille, the brand new model of ‘CentralFestival’ brand refresh with a dimension of freshness and a sense of relaxation by adding new elements of an exotic experience and interaction with customers through modern design works, using Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) standards. CentralFestival EastVille combines indoor and outdoor spaces together with special green areas and large trees to bring a touch of nature to the shopping center, where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of the city under the concept of ‘Bangkok Escape’. An extensive range of products and services are available at the shopping destination zone and multiple indoor and outdoor spaces are provided for various activities, from dusk to dawn. The site is located on a high potential area for further economic growth of eastern Bangkok in particular to accommodate residents with high purchasing power who lives in the nearby Watcharapon area and surrounding areas including potential customers from Sukhumvit area. In the future, there will be the Grey monorail (Watcharapon-Rama 9), with a station in front of the project and the MRT Yellow Line (Lardprao -Samrong) in the vicinity nearby.

 
December 2015

The fully themed roof-top waterslide park on the sixth floor of CentralPlaza Bangna was relaunched after renovation to enhance safety and beauty. More amusement park equipment are added to attract larger customer bases, covering wider age groups of both Thai and foreign customers. The water-park launch will enhance CentralPlaza Bangna’s competitiveness, enabling it to attract more customers. Designed under the theme of PORORO, a famous South Korea’s iconic animated character ‘little penguin and friends’, the water park was named “PORORO AQUAPARK BANGKOK”.

 
January

CPN Residence Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of CPN, launched the “ESCENT” residential projects in the form of a condominium on CPN’s shopping complex land under CentralFestival Chiangmai, CentralPlaza Khonkaen, and CentralPlaza Rayong projects for a total project value of approximately Baht 3,000 million. All three garnered excellent responses, with full booking due to outstanding locations and project formats that match customers’ needs. Construction has proceeded as planned, due for completion and ready for ownership transfer by 2018.

 
April

The AGM No. 1/2016 approved the dividend payment against the 2015 performance outcomes at Baht 0.70 per share and approved the ceiling for the issuance and offer of debentures up to Baht 10,000 million. At the same time, it approved a ceiling for the issuance and offer of short-term bills of exchange or short-term debentures, or both, worth up to Baht 6,000 million in support of investment plans for developing new projects and CPN’s future business expansion.

 
June

CentralPlaza Pinklao with major renovation work after 20 years of operation was inaugurated under “The Best is Back” theme, designed as western Bangkok’s premier shopping center in line with this zone’s progress and lifestyles. Sporting new looks both exterior and interior, the shopping complex now boasts 360,000 sq.m. of the project area, the largest in Thonburi, with a carpark accommodating some 4,500 cars. CentralPlaza Pinklao refurbished stores and added new ones along with 200 fashion shops, stores, and restaurants.

TRIS Rating affirms the company and senior unsecured debenture ratings of Central Pattana Plc. at “AA-” with the “stable” outlook. The ratings reflect the company’s leading position in the retail property development industry in Thailand, proven records of managing high-quality shopping centers, reliable cash flows from contract-based rental and service income, and cautious financial policy. The “stable” outlook reflects the expectation that CPN will sustain the strong operating performance of its shopping centers. Despite continuously pursuing its growth strategy, the company is expected to maintain its financial discipline. The net interest-bearing debt to equity ratio should be kept lower than 1 times.

 
July

CentralPlaza Nakhon Si Thammarat, CPN’s 30th shopping complex, was inaugurated on July 28 as the first complete major lifestyle shopping complex in the province under a design concept for its exterior and interior that illustrates shadow-play narration of local lifestyles, employing the motif of “Nang Talung” or the Southern shadow puppet art, which is a unique identity of Southern culture as the highlight. The project investment was valued at Baht 3,500 million. CPN recognized the potential of this foremost province of the South, with major tourist attractions and the highest population of the South. Nakhon Si Thammarat is therefore a major economic hub with imminent spectacular growth.

 
September

CPN has been selected as a member of 2016 DJSI (Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Emerging Markets) for a third consecutive year. CPN was the first and only Thai company in the real estate sector to attain such membership, which illustrated its business standard based on corporate governance with due regard for the environment, society, and all stakeholders while being committed to secure, sustainable growth.

CPN was added to MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International) index for the second consecutive year based on a MSCI’s sustainability assessment and was chosen to be on the FTSE (Financial Times Stock Exchange) index in the Emerging Markets sector for the first year. This move reflected CPN’s commitment and socio-econoenvironmental value given to sustainable development based on the sustainability assessment for the real estate industry and international sustainable business.

 
November

CPN has been selected to list in “Thailand Sustainability Investment 2016” announced by the Stock Exchange of Thailand among all listed companies with sustainable business operations, a proof of business conduct marked by corporate governance with due regard for stakeholders. As a result, economic growth is achieved hand in hand with balanced socio-environmental development, and the company can thoroughly disclose its performance outcomes in economic, social, and environmental aspects.

 
December

CentralPlaza Bangna marked its new-look soft opening under “The Best Thing Happens Bangna” theme after revamping its exterior and interior and adding Central Group’s premium brands, fashion stores, and leading restaurants. Not long ago, CentralPlaza Bangna had piloted “Pororo Aquapark” the world-class rooftop water park, “Kidspace” fun-filled area for kids and families, along with “Food Patio” deluxe food kingdom on about 12,000 sq.m., with over 80 restaurants and “Food Balcony” premium collection of over 20 top restaurants-all these exclusively for the residents of Bangna and the vicinity.

CentralMarina was inaugurated as Pattaya’s first theme mall, more modern and stylish than ever after six months of renovation of formerly Central Center Pattaya. Sporting a “Fisherman Village” theme, CentralMarina strives to attract patrons with the addition of magnets such as a seafood market with chefs personally cooking tasty dishes to order, sports fashion factory outlets, and an outdoor “Market Market”, featuring a modern format for small retail entrepreneurs catering to the latest consumers’ lifestyles. The target group is Pattaya-based teenagers, workers as well as housewives, and foreign tourists.