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1997: KHC ranked #3 on the Top 100 Saudi Companies List of Arab News & Al-Eqtisadiah Newspapers.

1998: KHC ranked #1 on the Top 100 Saudi companies by Arab News/Al-Eqtisadiah Newspapers

1999: KHC ranked #1 on the Top 100 Saudi companies List of Arab News&Al-Eqtisadiah Newspapers.

2000: KHC ranked #1 on the Top 100 Saudi companies List of Arab News&Al-Eqtisadiah Newspapers.

2003: Kingdom Centre, Best New Skyscraper of the year

2003: Kingdom Centre, International Design & Development Award Winner

2004: KHC recognized by Riyadh Chamber of Commerce for Housing & Fighting Poverty in Saudi Arabia.

2004: KHC ranked #1 on the Top 100 Saudi companies List of Arab News&Al-Eqtisadiah Newspapers.

2005: Euro money magazine’s Gulf Real Estate Awards selects KHC as the winner of the Best Developer in Saudi Arabia & awards HRH Outstanding Contribution to Investment.

2005: KHC chosen # 1 among top 100 Saudi companies by Arab News & Al-Eqtisadiah Newspapers.

2006: KHC chosen # 1 among top 100 Saudi companies by Arab News Newspaper.

2007: Arabian Business magazine selected Kingdom Holding Company as the #1 Most Admired Arab Company among the list of 50 Most Admired Arab Companies.

2007: The Institute for International Research (IIR), Middle East presented the ‘Best IPO of the Year’ Award to KHC during an official ceremony in Riyadh.

2009: The Plaza Hotel, Best Hotel Overall Experience

2009: The Plaza Hotel, Best Concierge Service

Riyadh

2009: Four Seasons Riyadh Hotel Awarded Best Business Hotel

2009: Four Seasons Damascus Hotel Awarded Number One Hotel in Syria – SOLD

2009: Four Seasons Riyadh Hotel Awarded Best Business Hotel

2009: Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh ranked “The Best Hotel in Riyadh 2009”, Business Traveller Magazine

2010: Four Seasons George V in Paris Awarded Gallivanter’s Guide Award for Excellence Best Hotel/Resort Cuisine Worldwide

2010: Four Seasons George V in Paris Awarded Gallivanter’s Guide Award for Excellence Best City Hotel Worldwide

2010: The Plaza Hotel Won 2010 AAA’s Five Diamond Rating

Riyadh

2010: Four Seasons Riyadh Hotel Awarded Best Business Hotel

2010: Four Seasons Hotel New York Ranked Best Hotel in the Americas

2010: Four Seasons Nile Plaza Hotel Received Best Hotel in Quality & Service – SOLD

2010: Four Seasons George V in Paris Awarded Cigar Aficionado Best International City Hotel

2010: Four Seasons George V in Paris Awarded Luxist Readers’ Choice Best City Hotel

2010: Four Seasons George V in Paris Awarded Travel and Leisure Best Hotel Spa in Europe

2010: Four Seasons George V in Paris Awarded Celebrated Living 2010 Favourite European Hotel

2010: Four Seasons George V in Paris Voted Ultratravel Best City Hotel

2010: Business Traveller Awards Best Business Hotel in Western Europe

2010: The Sunday Times Travel Reader’s awards Favourite European City Hotel

2011: Four Seasons George V in Paris Awarded Gallivanter’s Guide Best European City Hotel

2011: Four Seasons Riyadh Hotel Awarded Best Business Hotel

2011: Raffles Makkah Palace Awarded the “Middle East’s Leading Luxury Hotel”

Mr Mohamed Arkobi Presenting Award to Prince Alwaleed

2011: Fairmont’s Makkah Clock Royal Tower was Awarded the “World’s Leading Landmark Hotel”

2011: Four Seasons George V in Paris Awarded The Sunday Times Travel Favorite European City Hotel

2011: Four Seasons George V in Paris Awarded Business Traveller Best Business Hotel in Western Europe

2011: Four Seasons George V in Paris Awarded the Palace rating by The French tourism authorities

2011: Four Seasons George V in Paris Bestowed Celebrated Living 2011 Best International Business Hotel Award

2011: Four Seasons George V in Paris Recognised by Celebrated Living 2011 as the Best European Hotel

2011: Four Seasons George V in Paris Awarded Condé Nast Traveler Best Hotel in France

2011: Four Seasons George V in Paris Awarded Brides Magazine US Best Honeymoon Hotel in Europe

2011: Four Seasons George V in Paris Awarded Gallivanter’s Guide Best City Hotel Worldwide

2011: Four Seasons George V in Paris Awarded Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s SPA Awards Best Hotel Spa in Europe

2011: Four Seasons George V in Paris Awarded SpaFinder Best for Accommodations

2011: Four Seasons George V in Paris Awarded SpaFinder Best for Interior Design

2011: Four Seasons George V in Paris Awarded SpaFinder Best for Luxury

2011: Four Seasons George V in Paris Awarded SpaFinder Favorite Spa Manager

2011: Four Seasons George V in Paris Awarded SpaFinder Favorite Spa Treatment

2011: Four Seasons George V in Paris Awarded SpaFinder Best Urban Hotel Spa

2011: Four Seasons George V in Paris Awarded SpaFinder Crystal Awards Europe

2011: Four Seasons George V in Paris Awarded SpaFinder Crystal Award France

2011: Four Seasons George V in Paris Awarded Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report Best City Hotel in Continental Europe

1980: KINGDOM ESTABLISHMENT FOR COMMERCE AND TRADE FOUNDED

Prince Alwaleed founds Kingdom Establishment for Commerce and Trade – a consultancy business assisting international companies to do business in Saudi Arabia.

1980: EARLY REAL ESTATE AND BANKING INVESTMENTS EARLY REAL ESTATE AND BANKING INVESTMENTS

Prince Alwaleed begins a process of investing profits from the company’s earliest successes into Riyadh real estate and Saudi Arabian banking interests.

1986: CONTROLLING STAKE ACQUIRED IN SAUDI COMMERCIAL BANK

The company purchases a controlling stake in Saudi Commercial Bank with the intention of merging it with Saudi Cairo Bank.

1991: MAJOR INVESTMENT IN CITIBANK (NOW CITIGROUP)

The company invests USD 207m in the ailing banking giant to secure a 4.9% stake. Having returned the bank to profitability, the company is invited by management to increase its stake by USD 590m.

1991: RIYADH LAND ACQUIRED

The company purchases a significant plot of land in Riyadh.

1993: INVESTMENT IN SAKS, WINS RIGHTS TO MIDDLE EAST FRANCHISE

The company acquires the Middle East franchise for SAKS, and makes a USD 100m investment in the company.

1994: INVESTMENT IN EURODISNEY

The company makes a USD 345m investment in Disneyland Paris, securing a 24% equity stake.

1994: KHC ENTERS HOTEL MANAGEMENT WITH FAIRMONT AND FOUR SEASONS

The company moves into the hotel management sector by acquiring a 50% stake in Fairmont Hotels and 22% of Four Seasons Hotels.

1994: INVESTMENT IN THE NEWLY FORMED KINGDOM HOTEL INVESTMENTS

KHI is formed to consolidate KHC’s Middle Eastern hotel interests with KHC acquiring 54.1% of KHI’s share capital.

1994: INVESTMENT IN BALLAST NEDAM

The company acquires a 3% stake in the Dutch construction firm.

1995: INVESTMENT IN NEW YORK PLAZA HOTEL

The company invests USD 300m to secure a 42% stake in the world famous New York hotel.

1995: INVESTMENT IN CANARY WHARF

As part of a KHC led consortium, the company invests in the Canary Wharf construction project through development company Songbird Estates.

1995: INVESTMENT IN TASNEE INDUSTRIAL

Company invests in major Saudi Arabian petrochemical and industrial company TASNEE, followed by a major program of acquisitions.

1995: INVESTMENT IN ROTANA

The company acquires a 25% share of media company Rotana.

1996: KINGDOM HOLDING COMPANY ESTABLISHED

After 17 years’ of investment success, Kingdom Establishment for Commerce & Trade is renamed Kingdom Holding Company.

1996: MAJOR INVESTMENT TO ESTABLISH AL-AZIZIA INVESTMENT COMPANY

KHC invest SR 500m to help establish Al-Azizia Commercial Investment Company, soon to become one of the Middle East’s largest diversified investment groups.

1996: PURCHASE OF GEORGE-V HOTEL, PARIS

KHC purchases the famous George-V Hotel in Paris outright for USD 120m before initiating a 2-year period of renovation and refurbishment.

1996: INVESTMENT IN ARAB JORDAN

KHC negotiates a USD 70m joint venture with Arab Jordan Investment Bank to develop Four Seasons Hotel Amman

1997: INVESTMENT IN NETSCAPE


KHC enters the internet services market by acquiring 5% of Netscape for USD 146m (a holding that would eventually become part of Time Warner).

1997: INVESTMENT IN NEWS CORPORATION


KHC invests USD 400m in the world’s third biggest media conglomerate, securing a 5% stake in the company.

1997: INVESTMENT IN APPLE INC.

KHC acquires a 5% stake in the world’s most creative and fastest growing computing and personal electronics company.

1997: INVESTMENT IN MOTOROLA


KHC invests USD 300m in telecommunications and IT solutions company Motorola.

1997: INVESTMENT IN PALESTINE INVESTMENTS AND DEVELOPMENT


KHC invests USD 10m in Palestine Investments and Development Company.

1998: INVESTMENT IN MÖVENPICK HOTELS AND RESORTS

KHC and KHI acquires an interest in luxury Swiss Hotel and Resort Group, Mövenpick.

1998: KHC BEGINS MAJOR KINGDOM CITY DEVELOPMENT

KHC begins work on Kingdom City, an exclusive residential development in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

1998: INVESTMENT IN UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA

KHC acquires a 13.7% stake in United Bank for Africa.

1998: INVESTMENT IN ECOBANK

KHC acquires a 10% stake in Ecobank. Ecobank is a full-service bank focused on sub-Saharan Africa.

1998: INVESTMENT IN ARAB PALESTINIAN INVESTMENT

KHC acquires a 4% stake in Arab Palestinian Investment Company.

1998: INVESTMENT IN SONATEL

KHC acquires a 10% stake in technology company Sonatel.

1999: KHC BEGINS MAJOR KINGDOM HOSPITAL DEVELOPMENT

KHC begins work on Kingdom Hospital, a major healthcare project preceding the acquisition of a leading Riyadh-based consulting clinic.

2000: KHC BEGINS KINGDOM SCHOOLS PROJECT

KHC opens its first gold standard private school in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

2000: INVESTMENT IN eBAY

KHC invests USD 50m in leading global online auction site eBay.

2000: KHC COMPLETE KINGDOM CENTRE PROJECT

KHC completes its landmark Kingdom Centre project; comprising a luxury three level shopping mall and office tower, one of the tallest building in the Middle East.

2003: INVESTMENT IN IFA HOTELS & RESORTS


KHI invests in Kuwait based global luxury hotel management and development company IFA Hotels & Resorts.

2004: INVESTMENT IN MORGAN STANLEY LED CANARY WHARF CONSORTIUM

KHC joins a Morgan Stanley led consortium to acquire Canary Wharf and take the company private, preceding the decision later that year to sell one third of the investment at a significant profit.

2004: INVESTMENT IN CONSULTING CLINICS BEIRUT

KHC acquires a 40% stake in Consulting Clinics Beirut as part of the company’s move into the healthcare sector.

2004: INVESTMENT IN PAN-AFRICAN INVESTMENT

KHC invests USD 35m in Pan-African Investment Partners Fund.

2005: PURCHASE OF SAVOY HOTEL, LONDON

KHC, in association with Royal Bank of Scotland, purchase the world famous Savoy Hotel, London.

2005: INVESTMENT IN ROYAL PALM HOTEL, MAURITIUS

KHI acquires a 96% stake in the Royal Palm Hotel, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

2006: KINGDOM HOTEL INVESTMENTS COMPLETES PUBLIC OFFERING

KHI completes initial public offering in Dubai, raising USD 400m for new acquisitions and developments.

2007: KHC COMPLETES IPO

KHC completes its IPO taking it from a Prince Alwaleed’s private company with private assets to a public company with a defined mission and responsibility to shareholders. KHC started trading on the Tadawul on 29th July 2007.

2007: INVESTMENT IN SMRG

KHC acquires a 25.5% interest in leading Arab publishing and media research group, SMRG.

2007: INVESTMENT IN NAS SAUDI ARABIA

KHC invests USD 594m to acquire a 37% stake in private air charter company NAS Saudi Arabia.

2008: TASNEE RIGHTS ISSUE

KHC invests heavily in the Tasnee rights issue, purchasing 6.23% of the company’s capital.

2010: PURCHASE OF REMAINING KHI SHARES

KHC purchases the remaining KHI shares in a deal worth $375m

2010: PURCHASE OF GENERAL MOTORS SHARES

KHC purchases USD500million for a 1% stake of GM shares at IPO.

2011: INVESTMENT IN GLENCORE

KHC invests $60m in the Glencore IPO.

2011: CONTRACT FOR THE WORLD’S TALLEST TOWER SIGNED

KHC signs a SR4.6 billion contract for the construction of the tallest tower in the world to be built in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

2011: KHC INVESTS IN TWITTER

KHC makes a significant investment of USD 300m in social media giant Twitter. Prince Alwaleed commented: “Our investment in Twitter reaffirms our ability in identifying suitable opportunities to invest in promising, high-growth businesses with a global impact.”

2012: Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh awarded “Best Five Star Hotel” in Saudi during Saudi Excellence in Tourism Awards

2012: Four Seasons George V in Paris Ranked By Condé Nast Traveller Gold List Best Hotel in Europe for Service

2012: Gallivanter’s Guide Awards Four Seasons George V in Paris – Best City Hotel Worldwide

2012: Gallivanter’s Guide Awards Four Season George V Paris – Best European City Hotel

2012: Conde Nast Travellers’ Spa Awards Four Seasons George V, Paris Second Best Hotel Spa in Europe

2012: Ultra Travel Ranked Four Seasons George V in Paris, Best Hotel in Europe

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