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No changes to STI after quarterly review

Singapore and Hong Kong, 12 September 2013 – Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) and FTSE Group (FTSE) announced today that constituents of the Straits Times Index (STI) will be unchanged following the conclusion of its quarterly review.

The STI reserve list, comprising the five highest ranking non-constituents of the STI by market capitalisation, will be (in order of size) Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust, Keppel Land, UOL Group, CapitaCommercial Trust and Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Holdings. Companies in the reserve list will replace any constituents that become ineligible as a result of corporate actions, before the next review.

A full list of STI constituents can be found in Appendix 1.

The STI is widely followed by investors as the benchmark for the Singapore market and is used as the basis of a range of financial products including Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), futures, warrants and other derivatives. 

Several changes were made to other indices in the FTSE ST Index Series including the FTSE ST Maritime and FTSE ST Catalist. In the FTSE ST China Top Index, Global Logistic Properties, Keppel Land will replace United Envirotech, Hyflux respectivelyFull details of all deletions and additions can be found under the Index Reviews section at 
www.ftse.com/st

All changes from this review will take effect from the start of trading on 23 September 2013. The next review is scheduled for 12 December 2013.

The indices are reviewed half-yearly by the independent FTSE ST Index Advisory Committee, in accordance with the index ground rules and reviewed quarterly to fast-track the inclusion of eligible IPO stocks. The FTSE ST methodology ensures the indices accurately represent the investable universe for benchmarking purposes and can be easily replicated as the basis of index-linked products.

For more information about the STI and FTSE ST Index Series including index ground rules, please visit 
www.ftse.com/st.

Appendix 1

STI Constituents

    Capitaland
    Noble Group
    CapitaMall Trust
    Olam International
    CapitaMalls Asia
    Oversea-Chinese Banking
    City Developments
    SembCorp Industries
    ComfortDelGro
    Sembcorp Marine
    DBS Group Holdings
    SIA Engineering
    Genting Singapore
    Singapore Airlines
    Global Logistic Properties
    Singapore Exchange
    Golden Agri-Resources
    Singapore Press Holdings
    Hongkong Land Holdings
    Singapore Technologies Engineering
    Hutchison Port Holdings Trust
    Singapore Telecom
    Jardine Cycle & Carriage
    StarHub
    Jardine Matheson Holdings
    Thai Beverage
    Jardine Strategic Holdings
    United Overseas Bank
    Keppel
    Wilmar International Limited


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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. SPH has 19 titles licensed under the Newspaper Printing and Presses Act, of which nine are daily newspapers across four languages, and over 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region. On an average day, – 3.05 million individuals or 76 percent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH’s news publications. SPH’s internet editions of its major newspapers enjoy over 300 million page views with 20 million unique visitors each month. Other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, 
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