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Changes to Management Team of SPH's Chinese Newspapers Division

Singapore, 12 December 2013 --- Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) today announced that there will be changes to the management team of its Chinese Newspapers Division (CND), with effect from 1 January 2014

Mr Toh Lam Huat, who is the Supervising Editor of Lianhe Wanbao, Shin Min Daily News and Central Integrated Newsroom, will be appointed Special Projects Editor. 

Mr Chua Chim Kang will be appointed Managing Editor. His portfolio includes digital business development, business support, editorial administration, employee training and talent development of CND. He will also be in charge of the Central Integrated Newsroom. 

Mr Chua will hand over his position as Editor of Lianhe Wanbao to Ms Lee Huay Leng, who will relinquish her duties as Deputy Editor of Lianhe Zaobao cum Vice President of Cultural Industry Promotion. 

The other management positions in CND remain unchanged. Mr Goh Sin Teck is Editor of Lianhe Zaobao cum Editorial Consultant of My Paper (Chinese), Mr Pan Cheng Lui is Editor of Shin Min Daily News and Mr Seow Choke Meng is Executive Vice President of Cultural Industry Promotion. 

They will all report directly to Mr Lim Jim Koon, Editor-in-Chief of CND. 

Mr Lim Jim Koon said:"The objective of the restructure is to allow our management staff to be given the opportunities to take on various positions. With their respective wealth of experiences and knowledge in the organisation, I am confident that they will be able to make greater contributions to the future development of the Chinese Newspapers Division."

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For more information, please contact:


Francis Mah
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
DID : 6319 1028

Email : 
mahys@sph.com.sg

Vanni Cheong
Asst Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 6319 1553
Email: 
cvanni@sph.com.sg

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is 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 SPHMBO. 

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