Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

19th June 2005

Beximco Pharmaceuticals to honour heroes

Cardiff hero Mohammad Ashraful who scored the defiant hundred for Bangladesh against world champions Australia will be honoured by Beximco Pharmaceuticals in a move that will also recognise fellow Tigers in the victorious team.

The company today announced a reward of Tk 10,00,000 for the Bangladesh cricket team. part in what has been billed the biggest upset in one-day cricket history, the company said.

The young all-rounder will be richer for a Tk 100,000 while his teammates will receive Tk 50,000 each for their part in what has been billed the biggest upset in one-day cricket history, the company said. “This is definitely a bigger feat than any other (that Bangladesh team has achieved so far) in This is definitely a bigger feat than any other (that Bangladesh team has achieved so far) in cricketing terms,” said Salman F Rahman, the Group Deputy Chairman. “Maybe this is the most glamorous achievement in any sport in the three and a half decades of our existence.”

Mr. Rahman spoke of corporate social responsibility while announcing the rewards. “Companies such as ours must do more to help and encourage these youngsters who bring unquantifiable benefits through such laurels.”

A leading promoter in the country′s sporting world, Mr. Rahman said: “Beximco Pharma′s small contribution is meant to share the joy and sense of pride this victory has brought to us.”

The pharmaceutical company also proudly mentions that Mohammad Ashraful has been an employee of the Beximco Pharmaceuticals for last four and half years.

The invincible current world champions Australia lost to Bangladesh by five wickets in the 2nd match of the Tri-nation NatWest Trophy on Saturday.

Beximco Pharmaceuticals is a member of Beximco Group, the largest private sector business conglomerate of Bangladesh, comprising of 8 divisions and over 25,000 employees.