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SPH awarded at 2007 INMA Newspaper Marketing Awards

Singapore, 18 June 2007 – Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) won international recognition at the 2007 INMA Newspaper Marketing Awards, which honours excellence in newspaper marketing worldwide.

The winning entry was the SPH Ink Awards, organised by the Product Development and Branding unit of SPH’s Marketing Division. It came in second in Category 15 "Managing Advertiser Relationships", for newspapers in the circulation group over 300,000. The First Place in that category went to the Los Angeles Times.

Singapore was the only Asian country which won in the category. Other winners in the same category were New Zealand, Venezuela, Austria and USA. The only other Asian newspaper that won an award among the 128 winners was the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong, China in Category 10 "Premiums/Incentives".

The entries were judged on their concept, creativity, copy/graphic design, production, overall effectiveness and their end results.

Mr Alan Chan, Chief Executive Officer of SPH, says: "We are pleased that the SPH Ink Awards has been recognised as a creative way to market The Straits Times and to strengthen our relationships with our advertisers. The honour is even greater knowing that the judging was done by a team of international professionals in the advertising, marketing as well as newspaper businesses."

"As the leading media company in Singapore, we need to constantly think of innovative ideas to move the industry foward. We also recognise that, to stand out from the competion, we need a strong team to create new marketing strategies and execute them well," he adds.

Mr Leslie Fong, Executive Vice-President of SPH’s Marketing Division, says: "Organising the SPH Ink Awards was a long process. A lot of thought was put into perfecting the concept and the format of the awards. The team has worked hard and we are now seeing the fruits of our labour. The award will serve to motivate us to furthur improve the SPH Ink Awards, and at the same time, think of new ideas to market not just The Straits Times but other SPH products as well."

The 72nd INMA Newspaper Marketing Awards were presented at the INMA World Congress in Paris recently.

This is not the first victory for the SPH Ink Awards. Earlier, it clinched the John V Sellers title for Best Campaign in the over 50,000 circulation category at the Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers Association (PANPA) 2007 Newspaper Advertising Awards, held in March this year.

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For more information, please contact:

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Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
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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 100 million pageviews with 6 million unique visitors every month. 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.

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 in Mandarin and Radio 91.3 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.

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.

About INMA

The International Newspaper Marketing Association (INMA) is a non-profit member organisation dedicated to recognising and extending marketing activities of newspapers, and serving as the industry’s premier marketing ideas association. Today, the fast-growing INMA has more than 1,300 members in 72 countries, mostly senior marketing officers at daily newspapers.