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SPH is named Distinguished Patron of the Arts for the 15th consecutive year

Singapore, 2 October 2007 - For its contribution to the Singapore arts scene, Singapore Press Holdings is named Distinguished Patron of the Arts at the Patron of the Arts Award 2007.

The awards will be presented by Dr Lee Boon Yang, Minister for Information, Communications & the Arts this evening at the Esplanade Theatre at 6pm.

This is the 15th consecutive year SPH is honoured with the Distinguished Patron of the Arts Award given by the National Arts Council. SPH’s major arts sponsorships for last year include the SPH Gift of Music series, Singapore River Hong Bao and the Chinese Cultural Festival.

On the same note, SPH Foundation will be receiving the Friends of the Arts award. The Foundation, which was set up in 2003, has sponsored the Story Challenge by The Theatre Practice and Drama of History by the National Museum in 2006, among others. This is the third time the
Foundation is recognised at the awards. It received the Friends of the Arts award in 2005 and Patron of the Arts award in 2006 respectively.

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For more information, please contact:

Francis Mah
Manager
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1028
Mobile: 9697 8208
Email: mahys@sph.com.sg


About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Newspapers and Magazines
Main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is the leading media company in Singapore, delivering news and information through print, Internet and broadcasting platforms. In Singapore, it publishes 14 newspapers in four languages. Every day, 2.7 million individuals or 83 percent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH’s news publications. SPH also publishes over 90 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology.

Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 110 million pageviews with 7 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH´s online and new media initiatives include a revolutionary mobile advertising and information service, ZapCode; recruitment and job search service, ST701; and STOMP (Straits Times Online Mobile Print), a portal that connects, engages and interacts with readers on the Web and via mobile phone messaging.

Broadcasting
SPH has a 20 percent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8, U and TV Mobile, and a 40 percent stake in MediaCorp Press Pte Ltd, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has a 80 percent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 FM in Mandarin and Radio 91.3 FM in English.

Outdoor Advertising
In addition, SPH has ventured into outdoor advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore´s largest outdoor motion display advertising network media company, and a 35 percent stake in TOM Outdoor Media Group, a leading outdoor advertising company in China.

Properties
SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore’s main shopping belt. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, is also developing a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.