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Another successful Global Fusion for BANK SARASIN-ALPEN and ALPEN CAPITAL

Dubai, 8th February, 2009

BANK SARASIN-ALPEN (ME) Ltd, a subsidiary of the Swiss private Bank Sarasin & Co. Ltd, together with its investment banking arm ALPEN CAPITAL (ME) Ltd successfully hosted its fifth annual GLOBAL FUSION concert on February 6, 2009 at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. The event was attended by clients - both current and prospects and senior staff members from its various locations.

Speaking at the event, His Excellency Dr Omar Bin Sulaiman, the Governor of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), highlighted the role of organizations such as BANK SARASIN-ALPEN and ALPEN CAPITAL in supporting music and talked about "Global Fusion" as a very novel and innovative concept.

Global Fusion: Continuing its success story

Global Fusion: Continuing its success story "Global Fusion is a special event for us. This is the fifth year that we are hosting the event and it is always a delight to see it receiving an overwhelming response," says Rohit Walia, Executive Vice Chairman & CEO Bank Sarasin-Alpen and Alpen Capital. "It is always a challenge to outdo the previous year but our audiences have been very appreciative of all our previous fusion events." "Global Fusion is our flagship event and we are delighted that like every year it has been enjoyed by our guests." adds Fidelis M Goetz, Member of the Board, Bank Sarasin-Alpen and Alpen Capital.

The Dubai 'GLOBAL FUSION' event featured George Brooks - the world renowned saxophonist as the lead artiste along with musical gurus like Vikku Vinayakram, Niladari Kumar, Fazal Quershi, Homayun Sakhi, Fareed Haque and Kai Ekhardt. As a part of their ongoing support for the Music and the Arts and following their tradition of felicitating an artiste who has played an important role in supporting the Global Fusion initiative, the 2009 concert honoured George Brooks. Rohit Walia, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Bank Sarasin-Alpen and Alpen Capital felicitated George Brooks for his contribution to Global Fusion.