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NOW Corporation Corporate Profile


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NOW Corp is a telecom, media and technology firm in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE Ticker: NOW)

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NOW Corporation Corporate Profile

  1. 1. DISCLAIMER By attending the meeting where this presentation is made, or by reading the presentation slides, you agree to be bound by the following limitations: This document is highly confidential and being made available solely for information and may not be retained by you nor may this document, or any portion thereof, be shared, copied, reproduced or redistributed to any other person in any manner. The information in this document has been prepared by NOW Corporation (“NOW”) based on information available to them for selected recipients for information purposes only and does not constitute a recommendation regarding the securities of NOW. The statements contained in this document have not been independently verified and speak only as at the date of which they are made. 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No part of this presentation, nor the fact of its distribution, should form the basis of, or be relied on in connection with, any contract or commitment or investment decision whatsoever. This document is not financial, legal, tax or other product advice. There shall be no sale of any of NOW’s securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to qualification under securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. This presentation must not be distributed to the press or any media organization. A REGISTRATION STATEMENT RELATING TO THE SECURITIES DESCRIBED HEREIN HAS BEEN FILED WITH THE PHILIPPINES’ SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, BUT HAS NOT YET BECOME EFFECTIVE. THESE SECURITIES MAY NOT BE SOLD NOR OFFERS TO BUY THE SAME BE ACCEPTED PRIOR TO THE TIME THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT BECOMES EFFECTIVE. THIS COMMUNICATION SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL OR BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY. The securities referred to in this presentation are to be issued by NOW and the proceeds from future sale will represent new funds. A preliminary prospectus for these securities may be obtained from which is subject to completion or amendment without notice. Only the Final Prospectus can be relied upon. The Final Prospectus, which will be filed after the review of the Securities and Exchange Commission of the Philippines (“SEC”) and issuance by the SEC of pre-effective clearance, will be the only approved selling document for the offer.
  2. 2. Commercial in confidence NOW currently provides a range of IT and telecoms services and is looking to expand into the consumer mobile segment Software Licenses and Services IT Manpower and Resource Augmentation Broadband and Wireless Cable TV Services ▪ IBM Collaborations Solutions ▪ Cloud Hosting Services ▪ Virtual Private Networks (VPN) ▪ Cloud-based Multimedia Conferencing Services ▪ Web Hosting, Cloud-based Mail and Messaging Services ▪ IT Staff Augmentation ▪ Managed services ▪ Search & select ▪ “Fiber-in-the-Air” point-to-point based broadband service – primarily serving enterprise customers Overview of NOW’s business segments and services offered 3Introduction to NOW
  3. 3. Commercial in confidence Collaboration Teleph ony Productivity Tools Software Solution & Services Application IT Manpower & Services Digital Presence Broadband Network Connectivi ty Cloud Services Connectivity Digital Presence Fixed Wireless Broadband Pre-5G, CIR Broadband Internet, Platform for E-Commerce Collaboration Solution + Services + Manpower Recruitment + Managed Services NOW is a TMT firm with deep experience in managing and executing TMT products and services for the enterprise market 4Introduction to NOW
  4. 4. Commercial in confidence NOW has a strong track record in providing IT and telecoms services to customers in the Philippines Software Licenses and Technical Services IT Resource Manpower and Augmentation Broadband and Wireless Cable TV NOW currently serves a wide range of enterprises in the Philippines, providing a range of IT and telecoms services – covering both large multinational corporations as well as leading local companies 5Introduction to NOW
  5. 5. Commercial in confidence NOW has an existing fixed-wireless business covering CBD areas in NCR, providing enterprise clients with guaranteed speeds of up to 1Gbps NOW’s fixed-wireless enterprise broadband service is available in the main CBD areas across Metro Manila, providing it with a wide addressable market The service utilises point-to-point and point-to-multipoint technology to deliver broadband services with committed information rate (CIR) of up to 1Gbps Existing coverage in CBD areas across Metro Manila Excellent speeds to meet enterprise requirements 6Introduction to NOW
  6. 6. 2012983-140 | Commercial in confidence NOW has a strong management team in place with a proven track record in the Philippines 7 Dr. Aquino has been working in both government and private sectors in the Philippines. He understands the local business environment through serving the following positions: ▪ Former Senior Undersecretary of the Department of Trade and Industry ▪ Strategy and Economic Consultant to both government and top corporations in the Philippines ▪ Doctorate in Business Administration from IESE BusinessDr. Thomas G. Aquino Chairman of the Board Mel V. Velarde President & CEO Mr. Velarde has a career in broadcasting, cable TV, telecommunications and information communications technology: ▪ Co-founded SkyCable and led its day-to-day operations as EVP and GM ▪ Former Philippine Commissioner to UNESCO and Chairperson on Science and Technology ▪ Boston University graduate (Summa Cum Laude); completed the Owners Presidents Management (OPM) Program at Harvard Business School (HBS) Rene C. Rosales Chief Technology Officer Vicente I. Peñanueva Chief Technology Officer Angeline L. Macasaet Chief Information Officer Elena H. Dimailig Head, Operations & Admin Group Kristian Noel A. Pura Head of Business Development Introduction to NOW
  7. 7. 2012983-140 | Commercial in confidence NOW – key milestones 8 Note:1. These include: Softrigger Interactive, Holy Cow Animation, and Softweb Consulting 1996 2008 2011 2013 2015 2018 Original incorporation of NOW Corporation (then known as MF Schroder & Co) Timeline of NOW’s key milestones Change of corporate name to NOW Corporation SEC approval for the addition of professional and manpower services to its portfolio SEC approval for the amendment of the Company’s primary purpose to a telecommunication, media and information technology business. Launch of fibre-to-the-air fixed-wireless broadband service in Manila Renewal of 25-year congressional franchise to provide electronic network services in the Philippines 2010 Investments made in several technology companies1 Introduction to NOW
  8. 8. Commercial in confidence 9 NOW has a congressional franchise which enables us to offer full-fledged telecommunications products + services ▪ NOW’s congressional franchise will allow it to provide a full range of telecoms services ▪ The franchise is valid for the long-term, with expiry only in 2043 ▪ NOW Corp, an affiliate of NOW Telecom, is listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange and operates with high levels of transparency to shareholders NOW’s congressional franchise permits it to: Construct, install, establish, operate and maintain lease, purchase, and carry on the business of providing telecommunications including electronic communications and electronic communications services throughout the Philippines and between the Philippines and other countries and other territories, including outer space for public domestic and international telecommunications Construct, establish, install, maintain, lease, purchase, and operate the corresponding transmitting and receiving stations, satellites, lines, systems, network, local gateways, domestic exchanges and platforms Provisions under NOW’s congressional franchise Corporate Overview
  9. 9. Commercial in confidence 10 “In terms of reliability and speed, NOW is at the top 1 or 2 among ISPs. Basically you get what you subscribe. We only get a downtime of 10mins in 1 year and this is very rare in the Philippines” WorkHaven Space, 2018 NOW has received strong positive feedback from its current customers on its quality of service and emphasis on customer service excellence NOW’s existing customers are highly satisfied with the quality and reliability of its fixed-wireless service “Whenever there is an Internet downtime, NOW responds fast to it” ABC360, 2018 NOW’s strong foothold on existing customers bodes well for its reputation and branding, paving the way for its expansion towards becoming a full-fledged mobile operator NOW also retains its customers with a superior level of customer service over the incumbents “In the Philippines, what makes an operator stand out is the customer service. We are satisfied with NOW’s customer support” Eurotel North Edsa E05, 2018 “Since we started using NOW from last year, we only experienced disconnection once. The Internet is stable” Philippine Crop Insurance Corp, 2018 “In terms of service quality, I would rate Globe as 2/10 and NOW as 9/10” Dept of Environmental and Natural Resources, 2018 Corporate Overview
  10. 10. Commercial in confidence 11 In addition, the NOW brand has been gaining increasing awarenes in market will enable rapid take-up of services after launch NOW has received significant attention and coverage in the mainstream media on its aspirations for being the new telco It has also attracted a strong following on social media, with many Filipinos expressing support for their bid to become the 3rd telco The attention has also spread to the stock market, with NOW’s shares seeing a considerable bump in volume + value traded Interview with Bloomberg Philippines Coverage in leading newspapers Comments by supporters on NOW’s Facebook page High share turnover amidst investor interest Corporate Overview