On the first day of their sponsorship deal with Liverpool FC, Standard Chartered Chairman John Peace pens a letter to Reds fans all over the world.
Dear Liverpool supporters,
Today we're thrilled to celebrate the official start of Standard Chartered's sponsorship of Liverpool Football Club. We've eagerly anticipated this day for nearly a year, and the excitement has been building amongst the 75,000 people who work for Standard Chartered across the globe.
Many Standard Chartered employees are passionate football fans, and some are lifelong Liverpool supporters. Yours is the most successful team in the history of English football, with a truly spectacular and international fan base, and we are very proud to have our name on your shirts.
As you may know, we are a British bank that operates mainly in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Founded over 150 years ago, we now have over 14 million customers, many of whom are also avid Liverpool FC fans.
We look forward to working with such a famous brand as Liverpool FC, promoting your club and bringing these fans together around the world. Today is a truly historic milestone, and we hope to create a long and successful partnership for many years to come. We know it's going to be a winning combination.