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Woman Of The Year 2005 Her World’s Tribute To Two Outstanding Women

Singapore, 1 March 2006 - Each Year, Her World magazine honours two special Singapore women for their outstanding achievements and for being a source of inspiration to the nation.

The Her World Woman of the Year Award and the Young Woman Achiever Award will be presented at the Woman of the Year 2005 gala dinner on Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at the Raffles Hotel Ballroom. Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Defence will be the Guest-of-Honour.

WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2005 : Euleen Goh
CEO, Standard Chartered Bank

The Woman of the Year award celebrates the achievements of a woman in Singapore who has made an outstanding contribution to society, projects the best image of our nation and is an inspiration and role model to other women.

This year’s winner, Euleen Goh, is the CEO of Standard Chartered Bank. She is one of the few women who have broken through the glass ceiling in the corporate world. A chartered accountant by profession, Euleen rose through the ranks since joining the bank in 1984. She is responsible for driving the bank’s corporate governance and strategic agenda in the country.

In addition to her work commitment, Euleen is also the chairman of International Enterprise Singapore, the lead agency spearheading our country’s efforts to develop its external economic wing. One of the causes she champions is the fight against HIV/AIDS discrimination in the workplace.

National Swimmer

The Young Woman Achiever Award recognises the success and potential of a young woman who is seen to pave the way for future generations. This year’s award recipient is Theresa Goh, a national swimmer. Though born with spina bifida, she overcame all odds to win many awards and medals for Singapore in paralympic swimming.

From the age of 12, Theresa started training competitively. She represented Singapore at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and the 2004 Athens Paralympics, where she finished in 5th position in the 100m Breaststroke.

She is Singapore’s best-performing athlete and has broken more records than most able-bodied athletes. Given her age and great determination to succeed, it looks like Theresa can continue excelling for Singapore for a long time yet.

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For more information, please contact:

Ms Cherie Ng
Head, Branding & Promotions
HER WORLD, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd
Tel: 6319-6013
Ms Koo Sok Hoon
Assistant Manager, B&P
HER WORLD, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd
Tel: 6319-6316

About Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Main board listed Singapore Press Holdings Limited is the leading media company in Singapore, in the print, Internet and broadcasting platforms. It publishes 14 newspapers in the four official languages and more than 80 magazine titles. Everyday, 2.8 million individuals, or 88 per cent of the people above 15 years old, read one of the SPH publications. Its Internet Business Unit manages the online editions of SPH’s major newspapers, which enjoy over 100 million pageviews from 6 million unique visitors every month.

SPH also owns a 20% stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8, U and TV Mobile, and a 40% stake in MediaCorp Press Pte Ltd, which publishes free sheet Today. SPH has a 70% stake in UnionWorks, which operates two entertainment radio channels, UFM 100.3 FM in Chinese and WKRZ 91.3 FM in English. In addition, SPH holds an 80% stake in SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s largest LED network media company, and a 35% stake in TOM Outdoor Media Group, a leading outdoor advertising company in China.

About SPH Magazines Pte Ltd
SPH Magazines Pte Ltd (formerly known as Times Periodicals Pte Ltd), a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Ltd, is the leading magazine publisher in Singapore with all its titles maintaining No.1 readership in their respective sectors, according to the Nielsen Media Index 2005.

Her World Singapore’s No.1 women’s magazine with readership of 199,000
Home & Decor Style leader in home interiors with readership of 45,000
Young Parents The best-read parenting magazine for those with children of 0 to 9 years old. Readership is 35,000. Off shoot publication Young Parents Baby is for parents with children under two, and bi-annual Young Parents Preschool Guide is the authoritative guide to the best childcare, kindergartens and enrichment courses in Singapore
Her World Brides The definitive wedding guide published quarterly with a readership of 25,000
Shape Singapore Singapore’s only active lifestyle guide for women; readership of 64,000.
Maxim Singapore The world’s best-selling men’s lifestyle magazine for discerning male aged between 20-45 with large disposable income.
Simply Her A lifestyle consumer guide that provides smart solutions, shopping guides and me-management tips for busy working women
ICON Singapore’s first and only Chinese luxury lifestyle magazine for women
Citta Bella Singapore’s No.1 Chinese women’s lifestyle magazine on fashion, beauty and living.
FIRST Singapore’s premier movie magazine

SPH Magazines also specialises in custom publishing and produces two of the highest circulating publications in Singapore.

NSMan 160,000 cps, bi-monthly for Safra National Service Association
Home Team NS 150,000 cps, bi-monthly for Singapore Police and Civil Defence NSmen
Silver Kris 73,000 cps monthly (English edition) and 45,000 cps bi-monthly (Japanese edition) for Singapore International Airlines
BiZQ Published bi-monthly for Singapore Business Federation