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DBS Bank Annual Report 1998

Performance at a Glance

Financial Highlights

Letter to Shareholders

Corporate Governance

Operations Review

Financial Report



Operations Review

Supporting the Community


Clockwise from top left:

  • More than 70 students will receive DBS scholarships
    through our support of the Society for the Physically Disabled.
  • We also assisted the Singapore Sports Council by raising funds and supporting athletes in the Disability Sports 2000.
  • Theatrical productions sponsored by DBS included the Singapore Repertory Theatre's Golden Child, Ah Kong'sBirthday Party, ART, and A Twist of Fate.
  • DBS volunteers are active in the National Council of Social Service's Elderly Programme, which provides meals and services for needy elderly.

The Bank supports charitable, 
educational and cultural institutions
benefiting a cross-section of  the
community with special emphasis on
programmes that help people 
help themselves

Building a world-class bank
Individual and Enterprise Banking
Institutional Banking, Treasury and Capital Markets
Regional Development
Supporting the Community

During the year, DBS Bank awarded three scholarships with a total value of S$500,000. Since its inception, DBS has awarded more than 100 scholarships totalling S$8.4 million.

DBS also spent a total of S$235,000 in support of the National Council of Social Services' Elderly Programme, the Society for the Physically Disabled's SPD-Hope-DBS Education Programme, and the Singapore Sports Council for the Disabled's Disability Sports 2000 Programme.

For our long-time support of the SHARE programme, DBS received the Distinguished Gold Award for the third consecutive year. SHARE contributions from the Bank and employees over the last three years have totalled more than S$500,000. The Bank also participates in the SHARE Executive Programme which 'loans' management to the Community Chest of Singapore for 20 working days each year.

In recognition of our interest and involvement in charitable work, the Community Chest of Singapore awarded DBS Bank the 1998 Outstanding Corporate Citizen Award for Public Sector and Government-Linked Companies.