SEPANG, 22 August 2017 – AirAsia has been named Malaysia’s best company at The Edge Billion Ringgit Club 2017. AirAsia won the coveted Company of the Year award based on its return to shareholders, growth in profit before tax and return on equity over three years as well as corporate responsibility initiatives. AirAsia also received two other accolades for Highest Growth in Profit After Tax Over Three Years for Big Cap Companies with RM10 Billion to RM40 Billion Market Capitalisation and for Highest Growth in Profit After Tax Over Three Years for Trading/Services, Hotels, IPC and Technology. AirAsia Berhad Executive Chairman Datuk Kamarudin Meranun received the Company of the Year award from The Edge Media Group publisher and CEO Ho Kay Tat at a gala dinner at the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur last night. The Edge Billion Ringgit Club was started in 2010 to recognise Malaysia’s top performing listed companies with a market capitalisation of above RM1 billion.