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AIA Korea officially inaugurates as Korean corporation

By Kim Da-sol
  • Published : Jan 2, 2018 - 15:01
  • Updated : Jan 2, 2018 - 16:14
AIA Korea, local subsidiary of Asia’s largest life insurance AIA Group, officially inaugurated as a Korean corporation, the company said Tuesday. 
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of its launch, AIA Korea said its transition into a corporation will increase the company’s financial transparency and strengthen competitiveness. The company first entered the domestic market in 1987 as an insurer branch.

“Establishment as a Korean corporation is an important milestone for the company, which will help us develop a century-old know-how and boost sales of localized insurance products,” said AIA Korea CEO Cha Tae-jin. 

The company said it received an official approval from the Financial Supervisory Service to inaugurate as a Korean corporation late last year. 

AIA Korea posted a net profit of 177.7 billion won ($167.4 million) in the first half of 2017, about double of the amount made year-on-year.

By Kim Da-sol (ddd@heraldcorp.com)


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