Press Release - SPH Appoints Two New Board Directors

BackFeb 27, 2004



27 FEBRUARY 2004 - Media group Singapore Press Holdings Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of two new directors to its Board with effect from 1 March 2004.

They are Professor Cham Tao Soon, 64, and Mr Willie Cheng Jue Hiang, 50.

Professor Cham, the former President of Nanyang Technological University, will be the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors as well as a member of the Executive Committee of SPH.

He is currently director of five listed companies in Singapore, namely, WBL Corporation, TPA Strategic Holdings, United Overseas Bank, Robinson & Company, and Natsteel, of which he is the Chairman. He also sits on numerous statutory boards, business committees, academic and civic organisations, such as the Singapore Symphonia Company, Land Transport Authority, Singapore International Foundation, Council of Presidential Advisers and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Foundation and Council.

Mr Cheng, the former Managing Director of Accenture Singapore who is active in the Singapore's infotech scene and community service, will be appointed to the Audit Committee of SPH.

He is currently a director of several companies and statutory boards, including Neptune Orient Lines, NTUC Fairprice and SPRING Singapore. He is also honorary deputy secretary of the Singapore Business Federation, member of the Committee on Governance of IPCs, Chairman of the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre and Committee On The Family.

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Limited

For more information, please contact:

Irene Ngoo
Assistant Vice President
Corporate Relations
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 63191216
Fax: 6319 8150

About SPH:

Main board listed Singapore Press Holdings Limited is the leading news and information provider, offering quality content for print, Internet, TV and radio. It publishes 14 newspapers in the four official languages and six lifestyle periodicals. Everyday, 2.78 million individuals, or 90 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of the SPH publications while the online editions of its six main dailies enjoy some 120 million pageviews a month. SPH has ventured into the broadcast medium and operates two popular free-to-air TV channels, Channel U in Chinese and Channel i in English. It also operates two entertainment radio channels, UFM 100.3 FM in Chinese and WKRZ 91.3 FM in English, under a joint venture company UnionWorks with NTUC Media.

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Submitted by Ginney Lim May Ling, Group Company Secretaryon 27/02/2004to the SGX