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SPH Magazines Incorporates The Operations Of Carma, Inside Golf, Just U and Jetaway

Singapore, 30 April 2007 – With effect from 1 May 2007, the entire operations of Heritage Media Pte Ltd (“HMPL”) will be consolidated under SPH Magazines Pte Ltd (“SPH Magazines”). HMPL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hardware Zone Pte Ltd which is in turn a wholly owned subsidiary of SPH Magazines.

HMPL publishes home-grown titles, Carma and Inside Golf which will be consolidated under the SPH Magazines’ General Lifestyle Division which is headed by Managing Director, Allen Loh under this exercise.

Besides the two titles, HMPL also publishes Just U and JetAway on behalf of National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) and JetStar Asia respectively. These titles will be managed by Dennis Pua, Managing Director of SPH Magazines’ Specialist Publications Division.

All editorial functions are overseen by Caroline Ngui, Group Editor-in-Chief.

Dr Jackie Lee, CEO of Hardware Zone said : “The general strategy for the Hardware Zone group is to stay focused to address the increasing needs of the new media industry. There will certainly be an immediate economies of scale when these four titles are consolidated under SPH Magazines.”

“My colleagues and I are very excited to become part of the SPH Magazines team. We will now have better resources to produce even better quality magazines for our readers,” says Tan Ju Kuang, editor of Inside Golf.

With a vision to be a world class Publisher of Choice, Mr Loh Yew Seng, CEO of SPH Magazines, said: “This consolidation of all lifestyle and custom publishing titles under one roof will certainly bring in a wealth of content and talent which mean more efficiencies. With these invaluable assets, we can respond more effectively to our advertisers and business partners to meet with the evolving market demands.”

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Angeline Lee
Head, Corporate Communications
SPH Magazines Pte Ltd
DID: (65) 6319 1468

Pearly Mak
Assistant Manager, Corporate Communications
SPH Magazines Pte Ltd
DID: (65) 6319 2336
Mobile: (65) 9765 6704

About SPH Magazines Pte Ltd

A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of media giant Singapore Press Holdings Limited.

With a proven track record for sterling editorial content & award-winning designs, SPH Magazines raises the bar as a dynamic magazine publisher. In its stable are over 90 titles in English and Chinese, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men´s lifestyle, movies, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. All the newsstand publications, including flagship title Her World, and other well-known titles such as Female, The Peak, Home and Decor, Nuyou, Torque, HWM and GameAxis are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle category.

In addition, an established editorial unit provides excellent custom publishing services to major corporate clients by producing custom lifestyle magazines, newsletters and other collateral to meet their business needs.

With a vision to continue growth regionally, SPH Magazines is set to become Asia´s publishing powerhouse. It has editorial offices in China, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Magazines in its fold have achieved strong market presence in their respective sectors, as well as distinguished track records and solid reputations.

At SPH Magazines, the promise is to deliver its best to meet the diverse needs and interests of readers and advertisers.