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Singapore Press Holdings wins Investor Relations accolade at the Singapore Corporate Awards 2010

SINGAPORE, 10 May 2010 – Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has won the Best Investor Relations Award (Bronze) for 2009 in the "$1 billion and above market capitalisation'' category at the Singapore Corporate Awards 2010. Held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel today, this is the first time that SPH is recognised in this category.

Mr Tony Mallek, Chief Financial Officer, received the award on behalf of SPH from Mr Lim Chee Onn, Chairman of SingBridge International Singapore Pte Ltd. The event’s Guest of Honour was Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong.

Mr Mallek said: “This award is an acknowledgement of our Investor Relations team meeting the discerning needs of our stakeholders. During the challenging period of the global financial crisis, we maintained a strong rapport with the investment community by stepping up our activities to engage and keep them informed of our businesses. We will continue to uphold SPH’s standing as a credible and transparent company. The award has been made possible through the guidance of our board of directors, senior management and with the support of our dedicated staff.

The Singapore Corporate Awards is open to listed companies. It is organised by The Business Times and supported by Singapore Exchange. The other partners are Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS), Singapore Institute of Directors (SID), Citigate Dewe Rogerson i.MAGE, NUS Business School’s Corporate Governance & Financial Reporting Centre, Aon Consulting, Egon Zehnder International, Investors Management Association of Singapore (IMAS) and Securities Investors Association (Singapore) (SIAS).

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Regn. No. 198402868E

For media enquiries, please contact:

Ms Chin Soo Fang
Head
Corporate Communications Division
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 6319 1216
Email: soofang@sph.com.sg

Mr Yeo Siew Chi
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications Division
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 6319 1586
HP: 9749 5105
Email: yeosc@sph.com.sg


About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2009. It is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

Newspapers and Magazines
In Singapore, SPH publishes 17 newspaper titles in four languages. Every day, 3 million individuals or 79 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.

Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 225 million pageviews with 14 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; local search and directory engine, rednano.sg; Stomp (Straits Times Online Mobile Print), a portal that connects, engages and interacts with readers on the Web and via mobile phone messaging; omy, a bilingual news and interactive portal and The Straits Times RazorTV, a free access interactive webcast service offering live chat shows and video-on-demand clips.

Broadcasting
SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8, U and TV Mobile, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 in Mandarin and 91.3FM in English.

Outdoor Advertising
In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s largest outdoor motion display advertising network media company.

Properties
SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, is also developing a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.