SINGAPORE, 15 July 2014 – Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has won the Best Investor Relations Award (Gold) for 2013 in the "$1 billion and above market capitalisation'' category at the Singapore Corporate Awards 2014. This is one of the five awards which make up the Singapore Corporate Awards (SCA), the others being the Best Managed Board, Best Chief Executive Officer, Best Chief Financial Officer and Best Annual Report.Held at the Resorts World Convention Centre in Sentosa this evening, the 2014 Gold award is the most prestigious compared to the Bronze awards won in 2010 and 2011 and the Silver award won in 2012.
Mr Tony Mallek, Chief Financial Officer, received the award on behalf of SPH from Mr David Lim, CEO Singapore & Head Private Banking, South East Asia and member of the Management Advisory Board, Julius Baer Group. President Tony Tan was the event’s Guest-of-Honour.Mr Alan Chan, CEO of SPH said: "This award is an endorsement of our investor relations strategy at SPH. We help the investment community understand the company’s plans through regular and timely engagement. I would like to thank our board of directors for their continued guidance and all staff for making this award possible. My thanks too, to the analysts and shareholders for their constant feedback on how we can do better."The Singapore Corporate Awards is open to listed companies. It is organised by the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), Singapore Institute of Directors (SID) and The Business Times, supported by Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and Singapore Exchange (SGX). It is sponsored by Bank Julius Baer. The current award partners are Aon Hewitt, Citigate Dewe Rogerson i.MAGE, Egon Zehnder, EY and Singapore Management University (SMU).
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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.
Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing
SPH has 19 titles licensed under the Newspaper Printing and Presses Act, of which nine are daily newspapers across four languages. On an average day, 3.05 million individuals or 76 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, SPH's suite of digital products includes online editions of newspapers and magazines, as well as mobile applications. Our online products enjoy 360 million page views with 23 million unique browsers every month. Apart from AsiaOne, SPH’s online and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds); Stomp, omy.sg and SPH Razor. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times’ iPhone application. SPH’s Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital editions which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions. The Malay language-daily Berita Harian has apps for both iPhones and Android smartphones and iPads, offering both native and PDF formats, and an online version.
In the radio business, SPH Radio Pte Ltd operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss92 and HOT FM91.3 in English. 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.
Events and Out-of-Home Advertising
SPH’s events arm Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO.
SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established principally to invest, directly or indirectly, in a portfolio of income-producing real estate which is used primarily for retail purposes in Asia-Pacific, as well as real estate-related assets. SPH REIT is managed by SPH REIT Management Pte. Ltd., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Limited.
The initial portfolio of SPH REIT comprises the following two high quality and well located commercial properties in Singapore:
· Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property, well known for its upscale mall housing many luxury brands, located in the heart of Orchard Road; and
· The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall located in the centre of Clementi town, an established residential estate in the west of Singapore.
The Seletar Mall is SPH's latest retail development and is expected to open at the end of 2014. 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. For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg.