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Singapore Press Holdings and Singapore Press Holdings Foundation donate $1 million to charity

Singapore, 3 November 2014 - In celebration of Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) 30th anniversary this year, SPH and SPH Foundation will present $1 million (with government matching under the Care & Share Movement) to 50 charities at “A Nation in Concert”, a musical by The Rotary Club of Pandan Valley that features a cast of theatre practitioners and underprivileged talents at the Marina Bay Sands Theatre on 8 November 2014.  Besides the monetary donation, SPH will also invite about 200 beneficiaries from the selected charities to the musical performance. 

SPH is the platinum sponsor for this musical and a cheque will be presented to Community Chest after the matinee show by SPH and SPH Foundation Chairman Dr Lee Boon Yang.

Every year, SPH and SPH Foundation work with Community Chest to identify charities serving the needy elderly as well as disadvantaged children and youth for its annual charity cheque presentation. SPH and SPH Foundation also contribute to other charities and causes throughout the year.

On top of the cheque donation, all net proceeds from this musical will be channelled to participating charities: Association for Persons with Special Needs, Handicaps Welfare Association, The Singapore Association for the Deaf, Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped, and be entitled to matching grants by the government on a one for one basis under the Care & Share Movement.

Dr Lee said: “At SPH we always remember fellow Singaporeans who are needy or underprivileged. Our Corporate Social Responsibility programme is aimed at helping them. As we celebrate our 30th Anniversary this year, we are delighted to do our part to strengthen community ties and social cohesiveness. We also thank our readers and partners for your invaluable support over the years."

For more information of the musical, visit  www.anationinconcert.com

Media Invitation

You and your photographer/camera crew are invited to cover "A Nation in Concert"

Date: 8 November, 2014 (Saturday
Time: 3
* to 6 pm 
(*Please arrive at 1.30pm for a briefing by organiser)
Venue: Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands


As we need to set aside tickets for the media, please RSVP to Deror Wong at the contact details below by 5pm, 5 November. 

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Limited 
Co. Regn. No. 198402868E

For media enquiries, please contact:

Chin Soo Fang (Ms)
Head 
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID: 6319 1216 
Email: soofang@sph.com.sg  

Deror Wong (Mr)
Senior Executive 
Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd 
DID: 6319 1226 
Email: derorw@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.

About the Singapore Press Holdings Foundation

The Singapore Press Holdings Foundation, a registered charity and an Institution of Public Character, was first set up as the Press Foundation of Singapore in January 2003 to help build a lifelong learning community that embraces language enrichment, creativity, diversity, healthy living and sports. The seed contribution of $20 million to the Foundation came from media group Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. It was renamed Singapore Press Holdings Foundation in May 2005. 

For more information, please visit the Foundation’s website at 
www.sphfoundation.org.sg