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Announcement Title Change - Announcement of Appointment
Announcement Subtitle Appointment of Editor-in-Chief of the English, Malay and Tamil Media group (EMTM)
Securities SINGAPORE PRESS HLDGS LTD (SPH)
Date & Time of Broadcast Jun 28, 2016 17:21
Submitted By Khor Siew Kim
Company Secretary
Description Please refer to the attached Media Release.
Appointment Details
Date of appointment Jul 1, 2016
Name of person Warren Fernandez
Age 50
Country of principal residence Singapore
The Board's comments on this appointment Mr Fernandez is currently the Editor of The Straits Times. Given Mr Fernandez's qualifications and experience, he will be able to contribute significantly to the Company in this capacity.
Whether appointment is executive, and if so, the area of responsibility Yes, executive appointment. Mr Fernandez will oversee the English, Malay and Tamil Media group and he will continue to be responsible for The Straits Times.
Job title Editor-in-Chief of the English, Malay and Tamil Media group.
Familial relationship with any director and/or substantial shareholder of the listed issuer or of any of its principal subsidiaries NIL
Conflict of interests (including any competing business) NIL
Working experience and occupation(s) during the past 10 years Mr Fernandez joined The Straits Times in 1990 as a political reporter and rose to become News Editor. He later also served as Foreign Editor and Deputy Editor. He left to join Royal Dutch Shell in 2008 as a Global Manager for its Future Energy project, before returning to The Straits Times in February 2012 as its Editor.
Shareholding interest in the listed issuer and its subsidiaries Yes
Shareholding details 1) Singapore Press Holdings (Overseas) Ltd - 1 Management Share
2) SPH shares - 86,455 Ordinary Shares
Other Directorships
Note: These fields are not applicable for announcements of appointments pursuant to Listing Rule 704(9) or Catalist Rule 704(8)
Past (for the last 5 years) 1) SGCM Pte Ltd
2) Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd
Present 1) Singapore Press Holdings (Overseas) Limited
2) Straits Times Press Pte Ltd
3) The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (Chairman)
Information Required Persuant To Listing Rule 704(7)(H)
(a) Whether at any time during the past 10 years, an application or a petition under any bankruptcy law of any jurisdiction was filed against him or against a partnership of which he was a partner at the time when he was a partner or at any time within 2 years from the date he ceased to be a partner? No
(b) Whether at any time during the last 10 years, an application or a petition under any law of any jurisdiction was filed against an entity (not being a partnership) of which he was a director or an equivalent person or a key executive, at any time when he was a director or an equivalent person or a key executive of that entity or at any time within 2 years from the date he ceased to be a director or an equivalent person or a key executive of that entity, for the winding up or dissolution of that entity or, where that entity is the trustee of a business trust, that business trust, on the ground of insolvency? No
(c) Whether there is any unsatisfied judgment against him? No
(d) Whether he has ever been convicted of any offence, in Singapore or elsewhere, involving fraud or dishonesty which is punishable with imprisonment, or has been the subject of any criminal proceedings (including any pending criminal proceedings of which he is aware) for such purpose? No
(e) Whether he has ever been convicted of any offence, in Singapore or elsewhere, involving a breach of any law or regulatory requirement that relates to the securities or futures industry in Singapore or elsewhere, or has been the subject of any criminal proceedings (including any pending criminal proceedings of which he is aware) for such breach? No
(f) Whether at any time during the last 10 years, judgment has been entered against him in any civil proceedings in Singapore or elsewhere involving a breach of any law or regulatory requirement that relates to the securities or futures industry in Singapore or elsewhere, or a finding of fraud, misrepresentation or dishonesty on his part, or he has been the subject of any civil proceedings (including any pending civil proceedings of which he is aware) involving an allegation of fraud, misrepresentation or dishonesty on his part? No
(g) Whether he has ever been convicted in Singapore or elsewhere of any offence in connection with the formation or management of any entity or business trust? No
(h) Whether he has ever been disqualified from acting as a director or an equivalent person of any entity (including the trustee of a business trust), or from taking part directly or indirectly in the management of any entity or business trust? No
(i) Whether he has ever been the subject of any order, judgment or ruling of any court, tribunal or governmental body, permanently or temporarily enjoining him from engaging in any type of business practice or activity? No
(j) Whether he has ever, to his knowledge, been concerned with the management or conduct, in Singapore or elsewhere, of the affairs of:-  
   (i) any corporation which has been investigated for a breach of any law or regulatory requirement governing corporations in Singapore or elsewhere; or Yes
If yes, please provide full details Warning by Police on 10 January 2013 for publishing the results of an election survey during block-out period [Section 78c(2) of Parliamentary Elections Act].
   (ii) any entity (not being a corporation) which has been investigated for a breach of any law or regulatory requirement governing such entities in Singapore or elsewhere; or No
   (iii) any business trust which has been investigated for a breach of any law or regulatory requirement governing business trusts in Singapore or elsewhere; or No
   (iv) any entity or business trust which has been investigated for a breach of any law or regulatory requirement that relates to the securities or futures industry in Singapore or elsewhere, in connection with any matter occurring or arising during that period when he was so concerned with the entity or business trust? No
(k) Whether he has been the subject of any current or past investigation or disciplinary proceedings, or has been reprimanded or issued with any warning, by the Monetary Authority of Singapore or any other regulatory authority, exchange, professional body or government agency, whether in Singapore or elsewhere? Yes
If yes, please provide full details As for Question (j)(i) above.
Information Required persuant to Listing Rule 704(7)(I)
Note: Disclosure applicable to the appointment of Director only
Any prior experience as a director of a listed company? No
If yes, please provide full details N/A

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