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SPH honoured at 19th SIAS Investors’ Choice Awards 2018

Singapore, 25 September 2018 --- Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) received six awards at the 19th SIAS Investors’ Choice Awards, including a Runner Up for the Singapore Corporate Governance Award, Diversity.

The awards, organised by The Securities Investors Association Singapore (SIAS), were presented this evening at Mandarin Orchard Singapore, Grand Mandarin Ballroom. Mr Edwin Tong, Senior Minister of State for Law and Health, is the Guest of Honour.

Mr Chua Hwee Song, Chief Financial Officer, received the award on behalf of SPH. 

SPH had previously won the SIAS Investors’ Choice Awards 13 times and was a runner-up for four times. The objective of the awards is to encourage public listed companies to adopt high levels of corporate governance practices so that investors can feel safe investing with them.

Five SPH journalists also received awards for excellence in financial reporting.  All five journalists are first-time winners at the awards.   

1) Angela Tan, Senior Correspondent, The Business Times – Financial Journalist of the Year

2) Wong Kang Wei, Business Correspondent, Lianhe Zaobao - Most Promising Journalist of the Year Award

3) Chen Jing, Business Correspondent, Lianhe Zaobao - Special Award

4) Tan Hwee Hwee, Correspondent, The Business Times – Special Award

5) Tang Ai Wei, Correspondent, Lianhe Zaoabao – Special Award

Mr Ng Yat Chung, Chief Executive Officer of SPH, said: "We are proud to be honoured once again for our commitment in upholding good corporate governance, integrity and board diversity.  This has helped to sustain investors' confidence in us. We would also like to congratulate our award-winning journalists, whose dedication in delivering insightful news is good testimony of our quality journalism."  
Ms Chen Huifen, News Editor of The Business Times, said: “Angela has had many exclusives this year on a number of corporate and regulatory issues concerning the capital markets. She is not afraid to do the rough work, persistently finding alternative channels to get the truth even when official channels close on her. Angela’s news stories and commentaries are often thoughtful, balanced and impactful. She is able to write with authority and is becoming the go-to reporter for stories on the local markets.”

Ms Quek Lee Kiang, Business Editor of Lianhe Zaobao, said: “Kang Wei is a young budding journalist, with keen interests in new fields such as the sharing economy, block-chain and cryptocurrency. These are no easy topics to grasp for the average reader of the publication. He puts in extra efforts to ensure his works are relatable to them. In a short span of a year as a financial journalist, he has shown tremendous potential and delivers consistently high quality news reports on the economic, financial as well as the property markets.”

Commenting on Ms Chen Jing's performance, Ms Quek added: “Chen Jing has delivered extraordinary performance and shone as a financial journalist.  Besides covering macroeconomics and financial and property markets, she also ventured deep into the 'non-traditional' areas such as e-payments, fintech and blockchain. Chen Jing is sharp and quick to identify new trends. She has produced award-winning commentaries and featured stories of interest to investors and the general public."

As for Ms Tang Ai Wei, Ms Quek said: “Ai Wei is a highly valued member of Lianhe Zaobao business desk and consistently delivers excellent work, focusing on stock market stories.  She is always on the lookout for the latest developments in the oil & gas sector, and has produced extensive and insightful coverage on this sector."
On Ms Tan Hwee Hwee, BT's Ms Chen said: “Hwee Hwee has established herself as a trustworthy and sensible source for any corporate news concerning the offshore and marine sector. She has a deep understanding of the industry and this is reflected in the scoops, commentaries and news analyses she frequently writes for BT. In an era of data journalism, Hwee Hwee shows that the old school tactics of getting out of the office, talking to people and understanding the subject matter still thrive. Her stories are always accurate, insightful and discussed about."

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For more information, please contact:
Francis Mah
Senior Manager
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Singapore Press Holdings Limited 
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Corporate Communications & CSR
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About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd 

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms. 

SPH's core business is publishing of newspapers, magazines and books in both print and digital editions. It also owns other digital products, online classifieds, radio stations and outdoor media. 

On the property front, SPH owns 70% in a real estate investment trust called SPH REIT which comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road, The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall and The Rail Mall, a stretch of shopping and dining outlets along Upper Bukit Timah Road. SPH also owns and operates The Seletar Mall. It is developing a new commercial cum residential site at Woodleigh. It also has a stake in Chinatown Point and acquired a portfolio of Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) in the United Kingdom. 

It is in the aged care sector and owns Orange Valley, Singapore’s largest private nursing home operator. 

SPH runs a regional events arm and a chain of Buzz retail outlets. It also invested in the education business.

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