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    Chairman's Message

    Dear Investors, Business Partners and Dear Colleagues;

    Since its establishment, A&S Investment Holding, which has been successful in every sector it operates and has pioneered many initiatives, owes its growth and strengthening to the successful growth, change, and development speed our country has shown over the past 20 years. With this management approach; It has become a holding structure that contributes greatly to the country's economy and growth within a wide range of activities such as real estate, finance, energy, mining, exports, tourism, media, education, and retail sectors. In the globalizing business world, our country, with the dizzying speed of change and communication, has become the world's 13th largest and Europe's 5th largest economy among OECD countries, with its unique geographical location and economic reforms. 

    Our country Turkey ,which naturally serves as a bridge between East-West and North-South, is an effective and cost-effective gateway to important markets. This unique and invaluable position; allows easy access to 1.7 billion customers in Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East, and North Africa and corresponds to many markets with a total gross domestic product of 25 trillion US dollars in these regions, and access to these markets is possible from the economic capital of our country, Istanbul, within a maximum flight distance of 4 hours, the biggest proof of irresistible and unstoppable economic growth. 

    The wealth of the Middle East and North Africa; will transfer to Turkey very quickly and irreversibly over the next 10 years, due to political and economic turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa, the stagnation of the European economy, and the influence of Islamophobia in Europe and the United States. Total direct foreign investment of 180 billion US dollars captured in the last 14 years; will increase many times due to the impact of economic and political turmoil in neighboring regions and the superior performance and stability demonstrated by Turkey in its region in a short time. Our goal is to contribute to the development, growth, and prosperity of our country by facilitating the emergence of more capital from the Middle East, Africa, and Eurasia for the development of our country; to increase this capital and wealth transfer as much as possible, and to ensure that this capital is transformed into work, jobs, and employment within the country's economy. We are proud of bringing billions of US dollars of direct foreign investment to our country in line with these goals and principles and aim to multiply these investments to our country. 

    With this belief and vision, the growth of our company has always been a prerequisite and a priority factor for the growth of our country and its prosperity. Our confidence in the dynamism of our country and its future growth motivates and inspires us. While planning our new investments in line with these realities, we attach importance to our strategies, risk management systems, and liquidity situation to successfully capitalize on the economic or geopolitical fluctuations of our time. 

    A&S Investment Holding is moving confidently towards its goals with the vision of being the oldest, most established, and largest private sector investment company in its region for years. As of 2024, the asset in management has reached 20 billion US dollars, which is an indicator of the successful growth and development process of the company. 

    Among our goals is to be a global investment and investment management company in international markets. Also, we aim to reach an asset size of 200 billion US dollars within the next 5 years by actively contributing to the development and prosperity of the world economy. By making active investments in 7 continents, especially in the Americas and Africa, we aim to be a prominent investment company in the world. 

    Although private sector investments have declined in developing countries, as A&S Investment, we have increased our investments in many different sectors in our country and created employment opportunities in our 2015 - 2020 business program. Within the framework of our sustainable growth strategies, we will continue to invest in our country and continue to encourage foreign companies to invest in our country. The greatest support that makes our economic and social achievements permanent comes from our dedicated employees, our partners, and our social stakeholders. A&S Investment Holding has represented innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability, and social responsibility for four generations. In this context, we will act with the same productivity and profitability in the sectors we operate and actively pursue new investment opportunities. As a result, we will carefully monitor various investment opportunities by establishing partnerships with many foreign investors both domestically and internationally to enter new business areas. We sincerely believe that we will achieve new successes and make a difference through innovative approaches in the sectors where we operate in the coming periods. With our company's existing visionary and entrepreneurial spirit, we will maintain our dynamism and are on the brink of a significant rise. On this occasion, I would like to thank our employees, our partners, our investors, and all our social stakeholders for their trust, support, and cooperation, including OUR UNIQUE and BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY.

    Best regards,
    Chairman of the Board of Directors
    Uğur AKKUŞ


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