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SPH wins Singapore Corporate Governance Award at SIAS 18th Investors’ Choice Awards 2017

- 5 SPH journalists recognised for their excellence in financial reporting

Singapore, 19 September 2017 – Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) is the winner of the Singapore Corporate Governance Award in the “Consumer Discretionary” category at the SIAS 18th Investors' Choice Award 2017. 

SPH had previously won the Most Transparent Company award 12 times and was a runner-up for four times. The award was given to listed companies that have been transparent and have helped investors make informed decisions. 

SIAS had reviewed the various Investors' Choice Award categories to better reflect changes in the business environment and the progression of corporate governance trends. These criterion have now been incorporated into the Singapore Corporate Governance Awards.   

The award was received by Ms Ginney Lim, General Counsel; Executive Vice-President, Corporate Communications & CSR and Group Company Secretary of SPH. 

Ms Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and Ministry of Trade and Industry, was the event’s Guest-of-Honour, which was held at Mandarin Orchard Singapore this evening.

Mr Ng Yat Chung, Chief Executive Officer of SPH, said: “I am pleased that SPH has won the Singapore Corporate Governance Award again. It is a reflection of our commitment to uphold good corporate governance and transparency, and to build trust with our investors and shareholders. 

Our business journalists have also been recognised for their editorial excellence again. This proves their relentless commitment to quality content. I would like to congratulate them on their achievements.”

The 5 SPH journalists who received awards for their excellence in financial reporting are:

1) Ms Hu Yuanwen, Correspondent, Lianhe Zaobao - Financial Journalist of the Year.
2) Ms Jamie Lee, Correspondent, The Business Times - Financial Journalist of the Year.
3) Ms Claire Huang, Correspondent, The Business Times - Special Award
4) Ms Grace Leong, Correspondent, The Straits Times - Special Award
5) Ms Quek Suzane, Associate Business Editor, Lianhe Zaobao - Investor Education Journalist of the Year.

This is the second award for Ms Jamie Lee. She won the same award in 2010.

This is also the second award for Ms Grace Leong. She had first won for Financial Story of the Year in 2012 during her stint with The Business Times. 

This is the second award for Ms Quek Suzane. In 2006, while serving as an Assistant to the Editor (Business News) in Lianhe Zaobao, she was a Special Award recipient. 

Ms Hu Yuanwen and Ms Claire Huang are both first-time award recipients.

Mr Wong Wei Kong, Editor, The Business Times, said: “Jamie has distinguished herself in reporting and analyzing the digital disruption of banking and finance, a still unfolding story that holds great implications for banks, businesses and jobs."

Mr Wong added: "In giving readers insights to how the insurance business works, Claire does a great service in demystifying the industry and raising consumer awareness."

Ms Quek Lee Kiang, Business Editor, Lianhe Zaobao, said: "Yuanwen has consistently delivered excellent quality of work, and proven herself as an all-rounded financial journalist. We can always depend on her to break and write important financial news. She has a sharp news sense for identifying new trends in the investment landscape, such as the rise of robo-advisory services in Singapore and penned commentaries reminding retail investors of the related risks involved."

 

Ms Quek added: "Suzane has strong passion in investor education. Last year, she mooted the idea to have a monthly feature “中年智富” for our middle aged readers, so as to help them equip with basic financial management skills and thus for them to enjoy greater financial autonomy after retirement.  She has produced stories that are close to their hearts, addressing issues they are concerned with, highlighting pitfalls to avoid and investments myths to be debunked."

Ms Lee Su Shyan, Business Editor, The Straits Times said: “As a good journalist, Grace pursues stories even if they seem to have hit a dead end. Her persistence and patience paid off, yielding several exclusive corporate stories such as the victory of Sakae Holdings in a shareholder dispute and reasons why the iconic heritage project at Capitol Singapore stalled.

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Yeo Siew Chi (Mr) 
Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR Division
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
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Email: 
yeosc@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.


Media 


The English/Malay/Tamil Media group comprises the print and digital operations of The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian, My Paper (English section) and their respective student publications. It also includes subsidiaries Tamil Murasu Ltd, which publishes Tamil Murasu and tabla!; book publishing arm Straits Times Press; SPH Data Services, which licenses the use of the Straits Times Index in partnership with the Singapore Exchange and FTSE-Russell Ltd; financial data company ShareInvestor; and the two English stations of SPH Radio - Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3.

The Chinese Media group publishes three Chinese newspapers in print and digital format - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; four student weeklies - zbCOMMA, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior and Thumbs Up Little Junior, ZBBZ Newsgazine and My Paper (Chinese section). It also operates SPH Radio's Chinese radio station, UFM100.3, and Focus Publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including U-Weekly.

SPH's other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, Stomp, 
zaobao.sgomy.sg and SPH Razor. 

On an average day, 2.4 million* individuals or 58 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications in print copies or one of our digital platforms. (
* Nielsen Media Index 2015,Monday-Sunday, read any SPH newspapers in print or digital format)

SPH Magazines, SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles and has various online sites, like 
hardwarezone.comherworldplus.com andluxuryinsider.com in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. It has also invested in digital newsstand Magzter.

SPH also provides out-of-home (OOH) advertising options where it manages large format screens and static billboards at key locations in the Central Business District, Orchard Road, City Fringe as well as major heartland hubs.

SPH Buzz is a modern retail convenience chain with a network of stores around the island.

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.


Properties

SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established to invest in a portfolio of income-producing real estate primarily for retail purposes. SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall in the centre of Clementi town.

The Seletar Mall, located in Sengkang, is SPH's latest retail development. 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.


Other Businesses

Online Classified

SPH’s online classifieds include the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs, FastJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds,Trezo), sgCarMart and StreetSine.
SPH's regional joint venture online classified business has a number of leading online classified sites in the region.


Events and Exhibitions

Sphere Exhibits, Sphere Conferences, Exhibits Inc and Bizlink Exhibition Services organise innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. 


Education

SPH has a 22 per cent stake in preschool and enrichment provider MindChamps.

For more information, please visit 
www.sph.com.sg.