|Lance Burbidge||Head, Investor Relations|
|Lee Yuan Siong||Group Chief Executive & President|
|Garth Jones||Group Chief Financial Officer|
Good morning from Hong Kong and welcome to our 2022 Interim Results Presentation. AIA has delivered a resilient performance and I would like to thank our employees, agents, and partners for their outstanding dedication and professionalism during these extraordinary times. In the first half of 2022, unprecedented outbreaks of the Omicron variant caused temporary disruptions while global capital markets have been extremely volatile in response to the evolving macroeconomic conditions. Throughout our long history, we have successfully navigated periods of uncertainty and change and our unwavering commitment to our customers, our balance sheet strength and financial discipline are important differentiators. Today’s results demonstrate the power of AIA’s substantial competitive advantages, continued focus on executing our growth strategy and the benefits of our scale and diversity in the world’s most attractive region for life and health insurance.
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