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Casa Mia teams up with uab bank to provide a new culinary experience at Times City



Yangon, 10th February 2020 - uab bank, Myanmar Best Bank by Euromoney and Casa Mia Italian Kitchen & Bar, an award-winning restaurant in Yangon teams up to provide a new culinary experience at Times City Yangon. The new restaurant will be situated within uab bank’s flagship store spanning over 7,000 square feet across 2-floors at Times City and is part of uab bank’s ongoing innovation of “Banking by the way” and its drive to integrate lifestyle into banking. The new Italian restaurant will be named “La Pie Sa” – a word play combining Italian words “La Pizza” and Myanmar “Lar Pyi Sar” that means “Come and Eat”.

Beyond the new Italian restaurant situated in uab bank’s flagship store, this collaboration with Casa Mia will also see the setup of an ultra-exclusive private tower club on Level 23 at uab Tower. The uab Tower Club boasts a panoramic view of the Yangon city with a posh lounge featuring customdesigned furnishing, an exquisitely designed lighted bar counter, and a private dining facility comprising a Chinese-style dining room and a western-style dining room. Membership to the uab Tower Club is extremely exclusive and strictly on an “invitation only” basis.

This partnership adds a new dimension to uab Towers @ Times City which recently won two prestigious awards at the 2019 PropertyGuru Myanmar Property Awards. uab bank’s new Head Office sets new benchmarks in the future of workplace in Myanmar with ultra-modern facilities, open and innovative workspace and advanced technology. Spanning three levels and covering over 60,000 square feet at Times City Yangon, uab Tower is in the heart of the largest and most luxurious commercial development in Yangon.

uab Tower is probably the most desired and prestigious workspace in Myanmar currently and along with our rebranding, we seek to integrate lifestyle with banking in what we term “Banking by the way”. This partnership with Casa Mia aims to deliver on our strategy and provides our customers with an unique culinary and dining experience with “La Pie Sa” restaurant. Our ultra-exclusive private uab Tower Club will offers discerning customers a “one-of-a-kind” experience that is probably the first in Myanmar.” said Christopher Loh, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of uab bank.

Commenting on the strategic partnership, Gerald Lee, Managing Director of Myanma Food for Thought (MFFT) said, “My partners and me cannot be more excited about the opportunity to partner uab bank in a new food and beverage concept. “La Pie Sa” will be a combination of a world-class ALL day dining experience with a state of the art banking facility. All this available at Times City in Yangon. We thank our new partner uab bank and look forward to bring this exciting experience to the Myanmar people.”

About uab bank

uab bank is a leading bank in Myanmar. Recognised for its successful transformation and leadership in the Myanmar banking sector amidst the regulatory changes and governance requirements, uab bank was named 'Myanmar's Best Bank' by Euromoney, 'Mid-sized Domestic Retail Bank of the Year' by Asian Banking & Finance, and was ranked No.1 in Corporate Governance Disclosure by TiME Pwint Thit Sa Report published by the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business.

Established in 2010, we are now serving our customers from a growing network of over 78 branches in 47 townships across Myanmar. uab provides a wide range of financial services including consumer banking, premier banking, SME banking, corporate banking, trade finance and treasury services. Through our subsidiary, uab securities, we also provide brokerage services, corporate and financial advisory, investment banking and capital market activities.

At uab bank, we believe in leading the way towards a better Myanmar, humanising banking, connecting people, creating opportunities and changing lives. In December 2017, uab launched "Be The Change Myanmar" initiative that represents our commitment to driving change for a better Myanmar, specifically focusing on empowering women and children. We believe uab must operate responsibly and be committed to the community we are in.

About Casa Mia Italian Kitchen & Bar

Casa Mia Italian Kitchen & Bar, a Trattoria (Italian-style restaurant) based in Yangon, started in 2016 at Sule Square, Yangon. This brand was born between the partnership of The Le Amis Group and Myanma Food for Thought (MFFT).

Receiver of prestigious Myanmore Dining & Nightlife Awards for “Best Italian Restaurant’’ in 2017, its menu revolves around classic Italian food with a focus on quality, seasonal ingredients and draws inspiration from Italy’s diverse regions. Known for an extensive wine list which includes wines from all over the world and Casa Mia also offer a full bar with signature cocktails.

Casa Mia strives to provide a true Italian hospitality and elegant service in a timeless setting intended to make you feel at ease.

For media enquiries, please contact:

uab bank

+959 4282 09176

Casa Mia Italian Kitchen & Bar

+959 4000 42596

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