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ShareInvestor invests 15 per cent stake in social network site InvestingNote

Singapore, 9 June 2015 – ShareInvestor, the financial internet media and technology company and subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), has acquired a 15 per cent stake in Investing Note Pte Ltd (“InvestingNote”), with an investment of S$150,000.

Mr Shanison Lin, founder of InvestingNote, and other individual shareholders own the remaining 85 per cent of the company. Mr Lin was previously a software engineer with ShareInvestor’s applications team from 2009 to 2013 where he was involved in the development of the ShareInvestor portal and the roll-out of the first generation of SI mobile technology. 


Founded in 2014, InvestingNote (
http://www.investingnote.com) is a social network site which incorporates innovative technologies to enable interaction amongst retail investors in Singapore and in the region. The project is supported by the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore under its i.JAM Reload micro-funding programme, administered by the Media Development Authority. It is currently incubated by Singapore Infocomm Technology (SiTF) and NUS’ Furnace.

Retail investors currently access the latest business and financial news, as well as personal finance tools from a host of SPH platforms such as its financial daily, The Business Times; BTInvest and ShareInvestor. With InvestingNote and its focus on Singapore and US stocks, the site allows users to share market news and trading ideas, and upload these information on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. 


ShareInvestor, which provides market data tools and financial applications to institutional and retail investors, manages one of the largest independent financial portals in Singapore, as well as one of the largest investor relations network in Asia, serving countries such as Malaysia and Thailand. Its client list includes more than 450 public listed companies in the region and attracts more than 150,000 unique visitors to its online sites monthly. 


Christopher Lee, Chief Executive Officer of ShareInvestor said, “We are excited to embark on this new partnership with InvestingNote as we see potential synergies for both businesses. Throughout the last fifteen years, ShareInvestor has strived towards helping retail investors gain insights and take charge of their personal investments, whether through our proprietary market analytical data tools or through our public platforms such as our investment seminars and exhibitions. Our investment in InvestingNote will allow us to build and facilitate a social community of like-minded retail investors, thereby improving our investor outreach and reinforcing our existing investor education efforts.”


Issued by ShareInvestor Pte Ltd
Co. Regn. No. 199906807G


For more information, please contact:


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

Chua Pei Ling (Ms)
Executive 
Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings 
DID: 6319 1895 
Email: 
plchua@sph.com.sg 


About ShareInvestor


Founded in 1999, ShareInvestor is a finance-focused media & technology company with operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. ShareInvestor operates the largest investor relations network in ASEAN and its corporate clients include blue chip companies across the region. The company provides both online and offline investor relations and communication services for these companies.


As a technology company, ShareInvestor provides online market data information for multiple markets across its online toolsets, ShareInvestor Station™, ShareInvestor WebPro™ and ShareInvestor Mobile. The company also assists public listed companies and financial institutions with their corporate website designs and technology services.


ShareInvestor organises financial investment seminars and conferences for investors. Our annual large scale conferences, INVEST Fair™ in Singapore and Malaysia draw thousands of participants from Asia to the show.


In 2008, the ShareInvestor Group became a 100% owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).


More information can be found at 
www.ShareInvestorHoldings.com.


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 and My Paper (English section). It also consists of 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 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 - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; the digital editions of Lianhe Zaobao and Lianhe Wanbao, 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, UFM 100.3, and Focus Publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including U-Weekly. 


SPH's other new media initiatives include Asiaone, Stomp, 
omy.com and SPH Razor. 

SPH Magazines, SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles and has various online sites, like 
hardwarezone.comherworldplus.com and luxuryinsider.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 through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO.


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 classified include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds), sgCarmart and Streetsine.

SPH's regional joint venture online classified business, 701Search, 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.