AEON CO. (M) BHD. is a leading retailer in Malaysia with a total revenue of RM3.26 billion for the financial year ended 31 December 2012. The Company was incorporated on 15 September 1984. AEON CO. (M) BHD. (AEON or the Company) was set up in response to the Malaysian Government's invitation to AEON Japan to help modernise the retailing industries in Malaysia. The 'AEON' name today is well established among Malaysians as well as foreigners, especially due to its association with the international AEON Group of Companies. AEON has established itself as a leading chain of General Merchandise Stores (GMS). AEON's constant interior refurbishment of stores to project an image designed to satisfy the ever changing needs and desires of consumers is clear evidence of this. The Company's performance has been further enhanced by the management's acute understanding of target market needs and the provision of an optimal product- mix. AEON's stores are mostly situated in suburban residential areas, catering to Malaysia's vast middle income group. The AEON Group of Companies consists of AEON Co., Ltd. and about 200 consolidated subsidiaries and affiliated companies. In addition to its core GMS plus its supermarket and convenience store operations, AEON is also active in specialty store operations and shopping centre development, operations, credit card business and services. The AEON Group of Companies is an integrated Japanese retailer and is active not only in Japan but also throughout Southeast Asia and China. At all times, in every market, AEON's activities are guided by its unchanging 'Customer First' philosophy. Its aim is to surpass expectations by combining excellent products with unique personal services that enhance the shopping experience to make customers smile every time they shop.