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SPH APPOINTS NEW BOARD DIRECTOR

Singapore, 2 September 2013 – Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) has appointed Mr Quek See Tiat as an independent director to its Board with effect from 1 September 2013. Mr Quek will be a member of the Audit Committee and the Board Risk Committee. 

Mr Quek, 59, graduated with Honours in Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science. He is also a Fellow with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. 

From 1 July 1987 to 30 June 2012, he was a Partner and subsequently Deputy Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has extensive audit and business advisory experience, and has been involved in planning, executing and managing audits of large public listed companies in Singapore. 

Besides SPH, Mr Quek serves as Chairman of Building and Construction Authority and sits on the boards of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Neptune Orient Lines Ltd, Energy Market Authority and Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. 

Mr Quek said: “I am grateful for the opportunity to serve on SPH’s Board. I look forward to working with the Board to ensure SPH’s continued success and prosperity against a rapidly changing media landscape.”

Dr Lee Boon Yang, Chairman of the SPH Board, said: “On behalf of the Board, I welcome See Tiat as our new member. With his experience and qualifications, I am confident that he will be able to work closely with the rest of us to harness the Company’s strengths and steer it to greater heights.”



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For more information, please contact:

Chin Soo Fang
Head
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1216
Fax: 6319 8150
Email: 
soofang@sph.com.sg

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing 

SPH has 19 titles licensed under the Newspaper Printing and Presses Act, of which nine are daily newspapers across four languages. On an average day, 3.05 million individuals or 76 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.

Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 300 million page views with 20 million unique visitors every month. Apart from AsiaOne, SPH’s online and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds); Stomp, 
omy.sg and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times’ iPhone application. SPH’s Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital editions which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.

Broadcasting
In the radio business, SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss92 and HOT FM91.3 in English. SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. 

Events and Out-of-Home Advertising
SPH’s events arm Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPH MediaBoxOffice. 

Properties
SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established principally to invest, directly or indirectly, in a portfolio of income-producing real estate which is used primarily for retail purposes in Asia-Pacific, as well as real estate-related assets. SPH REIT is managed by SPH REIT Management Pte. Ltd., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Limited. 


The initial portfolio of SPH REIT comprises the following two high quality and well located commercial properties in Singapore:

· Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property, well known for its upscale mall housing many luxury brands, located in the heart of Orchard Road; and
· The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall located in the centre of Clementi town, an established residential estate in the west of Singapore. 

The Seletar Mall is SPH's latest retail development and is expected to open at the end of 2014. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road. 

For more information, please visit 
www.sph.com.sg