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SPH APPOINTS NEW BOARD DIRECTOR

SINGAPORE, 17 October 2014 Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) has appointed Ms Janet Ang Guat Har (洪月霞) as an independent director to its Board with effect from today. 

Ms Ang is the Managing Director of IBM Singapore since July 2011.  She joined IBM in 1982 as a Systems Engineer after graduating from the National University of Singapore Business School with a Business Administration Honours degree.  She spent  seven years in China with IBM Greater China and Lenovo before returning to Singapore to assume her current role.

Ms Ang serves on various committees in the community. She sits on the boards of the Public Utilities Board (PUB) and the InfoComm Development Authority (iDA).  

She also serves as board member of the National University of Singapore Alumni Advisory Board, Caritas Singapore as well as Employers’ Alliance and the Institute of Systems Science. She is also a committee member of the Women’s Health Advisory Council (WHAC), a Senior Member of the Singapore Computer Society (SCS) and President of the International Women’s Forum (Singapore chapter). 
Ms Ang was also a committee member of the recent Medishield Life Review Committee. 

Ms Ang said:"I am excited to be joining SPH at a time when media consumption habits have changed with technological advances, and when the digital media industry is abound with both challenges and opportunities.  SPH has been nimble to reinvent itself with its diverse suite of digital products to engage both readers and advertisers. I hope to tap on my years of IT experience to contribute to SPH's digital strategy and success."

Dr Lee Boon Yang, Chairman of the SPH Board, said: "On behalf of the SPH board, I welcome Ms Janet Ang on board. As SPH  continues to innovate in the fast-changing media industry, I am confident that Janet, with her vast experiences in the IT industry and knowledge of its evolving trends, will be able to contribute effectively to the growth of our business." 




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For more information, please contact:

Chin Soo Fang
Head
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
DID : 6319 1216/ 9688 6209
Email : soofang@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.


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, 2.8 million individuals or 69 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. Besides print, SPH newspapers are also available on online, smartphone and tablet platforms.

Broadcasting

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.


Properties

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.