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Changes to the Straits Times Index

Singapore, 1 March 2006 - Following the latest review of component stocks of the Straits Times Index (STI), the following change will be made at the start of trading on Wednesday, 8 March 2006 - Great Eastern Holdings will be replaced by United Test and Assembly (UTAC).

The main criteria used in the review of component stocks were liquidity (as measured by average daily value traded over one year), market capitalisation and free float.

The weight factors of several index stocks will also be updated on Wednesday, 8 March 2006 to reflect corporate actions that have taken place (see table below).

With these changes, the 50 stocks in the STI capture 66% of the average daily value traded on the SGX and 71% of the market capitalisation of stocks listed on the SGX.

Table of index stocks with new weight factors

  Name Current Weight Factor New Weight Factor
1 Ascendas REIT 0.60 0.65
2 BIL International 0.45 0.35
3 Chartered Semiconductor 0.40 0.50
4 Cosco Corporation 0.40 0.35
5 Datacraft Asia 0.40 0.50
6 Fraser & Neave 0.80 0.70
7 Haw Par Corporation 0.60 0.35
8 Hyflux 0.45 0.50
9 MobileOne 0.45 0.40
10 Noble Group 0.35 0.30
11 SembCorp Logistics 0.25 0.30
12 SembCorp Marine 0.30 0.35
13 Singapore Exchange 1.00 0.90
14 SingTel 0.30 0.35
15 StarHub 0.20 0.25
16 STATS ChipPAC 0.60 0.70
17 TPV Technology 0.65 0.55
18 United Overseas Land 0.35 0.45
19 United Test and Assembly Center - 0.75
20 Venture 0.90 0.70

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For more information, please contact :

Julie Wee
STI Review Committee
The Straits Times
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 5367
E-mail: juliew@sph.com.sg

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