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Senior Executive in SPH Resigns

Singapore, 5 April 2012 – Mr Robin Hu, Senior Executive Vice President of Chinese Newspapers Division and Newspaper Services Division, will be leaving Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) to pursue a job opportunity overseas. Mr Hu joined SPH in 2004.

Mr Lim Jim Koon, a newspaper veteran of 35 years will take over as Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese Newspapers Division. Mr Lim became Editorial Advisor to Lianhe Zaobao following his retirement as editor of the paper in 2011. He will take over from Mr Hu on 1st June as chief editor of all the newspapers and magazines produced by the division.

There are two departments in the Newspaper Services Division - Circulation Department, which is the newspapers’ and magazines’ distribution arm of the group, and Production Department, which prints all the newspapers in the group. The Circulation Department helmed by Mr Chua Wee Phong, Executive Vice President will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer. The Production Department headed by Mr Lim Swee Yeow, Vice President, will now report to Mr Low Huan Ping, Executive Vice President of Technology. Mr Low will concurrently oversee the Information Technology Division as well as Production Department. These changes will also take effect on 1st June.

Mr Alan Chan, Chief Executive Officer of SPH said, “I would like to thank Robin for his outstanding contribution to SPH. Over the past eight years, he launched several new products including My Paper, a bilingual free newspaper, ZbbZ, a bilingual "newsgazine" and Omy, a Chinese news and entertainment website. A strong circulation subscription system was also established as well as the creation of some 70 Buzz kiosks. Robin was also Chairman of Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd and Deputy Chairman of SPH Magazines Pte Ltd. I wish him all the best in his new career.”

“I am grateful for the many opportunities SPH has given me. I leave with fond memories, friendship and gratitude to the many people whom I have worked with in an eight year journey that was both memorable and fruitful,” said Mr Hu.

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About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

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

Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing

In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages. On an average day, 2.92 million individuals or 74 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 330 million page views with 18 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; Stomp,, and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times Weekend's iPad application. SPH's Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital platforms which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.

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. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 in Chinese and 91.3FM in English.

Events and Out-of-Home Advertising
SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s leading Digital Out-of-Home advertising company.


SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its latest retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.