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SPH Magazines’ Chief Executive Officer appointed Executive Board Member for the Society of Publishers in Asia

Singapore, 17 December 2008 – SPH Magazines Pte Ltd’s (SPH Magazines) Chief Executive Officer, Mr Loh Yew Seng, was nominated and elected to the Executive Board of The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) for 2008/09 during its annual general meeting last week.

Mr Loh has been holding his current office in SPH Magazines since June 2006. He joined Singapore Press Holdings in July 2001 as Vice-President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the magazines business group. Mr Loh began his career in 1994 with Arthur Andersen and held notable corporate finance and financial analyst positions in Banque International a Luxembourg, Van der Horst Limited and Visa International. He has been a Chartered Financial Analyst since 1999.

“It is a great honour to join SOPA’s Executive Board,” said Mr Loh. “My appointment is recognition of SPH Magazines’ leading position and achievements in the regional publishing industry, as well as its status as the Publisher of Choice. I look forward to learning from our regional counterparts in the committee and making a positive contribution to the publishing scene in Asia."

Mr Alan Lammin, who was re-elected as SOPA chairman at the same annual general meeting said: “We are delighted to welcome Mr Loh to the Executive Board of the Society of Publishers in Asia. With the difficult times ahead, it is now more important than ever to provide a strong and united platform for Asian and international publishers to network and collaborate on common industry issues.”

About SPH Magazines
SPH Magazines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Limited, is the publisher of choice in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific. It produces over 100 titles in the region covering women’s and men’s lifestyle, fashion and beauty, bridal, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. Many of its magazines, like Her World, Female, Home & Decor, Young Parents, HWM are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective categories. It has a fleet of luxury titles, like The Peak, ICON, AsiaSpa, Asia-Pacific Boating, Jet Asia-Pacific and Luxury Properties, of which some are under its wholly-owned company, Blu Inc Media (HK) Limited. Its custom publishing arm services corporate clients by producing custom lifestyle publications which include award-winning magazines like SilverKris, LATITUDE ONEo15, BizQ and Millenia. SPH Magazines also owns a Hitwise top-listed online portal www.hardwarezone.com(R) and clickTRUE that offers effective online platforms for advertising and communication services for clients on a world-wide basis. For more information, visit its corporate website at www.sphmagazines.com.sg.

About SOPA
The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) is a 26-year old regional body incorporated in Hong Kong in 1982, dedicated to promoting best industry practices and facilitating a conducive environment for profitable publishing. It represents the interests of international, regional and local publishers in newspapers, magazines and new media in Asia, with a view to fostering better cooperation and understanding among members.

SOPA is a non-profit organization. It is committed to responsible journalism and works to establish standards and guidelines for publishers relating to issues such as quality control, professional development, circulation, advertising and new media. It runs the prestigious annual SOPA Awards for Editorial Excellence to set world-class benchmarks for journalism in Asia. For more information, visit SOPA’s official website at www.sopasia.com.


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