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SPH is Founding Partner of inaugural #GivingTuesdaySG

Singapore, 25 November 2013 - Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) will be launching SPH Loose Change Day for its staff on 3 December 2013 in support of the inaugural #GivingTuesdaySG campaign. The campaign is part of a global movement to encourage people to give on a designated day, and coordinated by the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre.

On this day, SPH staff volunteers will collect contributions from fellow colleagues. All proceeds will be channelled to the charities under Community Chest, which provide essential social services to underprivileged children and youth, needy elderly and the disabled.

Besides SPH, The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF) is another founding partner of this nationwide programme. It will launch a Recurring Donor (RED) Initiative on the same day. Those interested to sign up as a recurring donor can do so via interbank GIRO or credit card deduction. The GIRO form is available for download at

Mr Alan Chan, Chief Executive Officer of SPH, said:"SPH has been giving throughout the year and across the Group. Through our support of the inaugural #GivingTuesdaySG with the SPH Loose Change Day and SPMF's 'RED' Initiative, we hope to inspire our staff and the public to give generously to the less fortunate, especially during this festive season."

SPH is also a longtime supporter of the Boys' Brigade Share-A-Gift drive, with staff adopting about 300 wishes of the underprivileged every year. The company also throws a year-end party for some of the beneficiaries every December.

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For more information, please contact:

Selina Lim (Ms)
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1872

Deror Wong (Mr)
Senior Executive
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1226

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, 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.

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 SPHMBO. 

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. 

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