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Final dividend for FY 2005

13 December 2005

Singapore Press Holdings Limited ("SPH") had in the announcement of its results for the financial year ended 31 August 2005, released on 11 October 2005, stated that it would announce the actual amount of the Special Dividend that would be paid utilising Section 44A credits and/or on a one-tier tax basis, based on the issued shares of the Company as at the Books Closure Date of 13 December 2005. SPH is pleased to announce the final dividend for FY 2005, comprising Normal and Special Dividends, as follows:

Name of Dividend Final Normal Dividend Final Special Dividend
Dividend Type Cash Cash
Dividend Rate 10 cents per share (less 20% tax)
  • 8.3425 cents per share (less 20% tax)
  • 1.1260 cents per share net*

    * Tax-exempt one-tier basis

Based on the above payout, the payment of the final Normal, final Special utilising Section 44A credits and final Special tax-exempt one-tier dividends will be computed, rounded to the nearest cent. Payment of the dividends will be made on 22 December 2005.