Change - Announcement Of Cessation Of Independent Director

BackJun 29, 2018
Announcement Title Change - Announcement of Cessation
Date & Time of Broadcast Jun 29, 2018 18:57
Status New
Announcement Sub Title Cessation of Independent Director
Announcement Reference SG180629OTHR0ZZU
Submitted By (Co./ Ind. Name) Tan Swee Gek
Designation Company Secretary
Description (Please provide a detailed description of the event in the box below) This announcement has been prepared by Company and its contents have been reviewed by the Company's Sponsor, Hong Leong Finance Limited, for compliance with the relevant rules of SGX-ST. The Sponsor has not independently verified the contents of this announcement.

This announcement has not been examined or approved by the SGX-ST and the SGX-ST assumes no responsibility for the contents of this announcement, including the correctness of any of the statements or opinions made or reports contained in this announcement.

The contact person for the Sponsor is Mr Tang Yeng Yuen, Vice President, Head of Corporate Finance who can be contacted at 16 Raffles Quay, #01-05, Hong Leong Building, Singapore 048581, Telephone: (65) 6415 9886.
Additional Details
Name Of Person Benjamin Choo Chih Chien
Age 42
Is effective date of cessation known? Yes
If yes, please provide the date 29/06/2018
Detailed Reason (s) for cessation Mr Benjamin Choo Chih Chien's resignation is line with the Board s direction to reduce the size of the Board to one that is appropriate for the Company.

The Company s sponsor, Hong Leong Finance Limited, after having interviewed Mr Benjamin Choo Chih Chien, is not aware of any other material reasons for the cessation of Mr Benjamin Choo Chih Chien as the Independent Director of the Company.
Are there any unresolved differences in opinion on material matters between the person and the board of directors, including matters which would have a material impact on the group or its financial reporting? No
Is there any matter in relation to the cessation that needs to be brought to the attention of the shareholders of the listed issuer? No
Any other relevant information to be provided to shareholders of the listed issuer? No
Date of Appointment to current position 01/04/2016
Does the AC have a minimum of 3 members (taking into account this cessation)? No
Number of Independent Directors currently resident in Singapore (taking into account this cessation) 2
Number of cessations of appointments specified in Listing Rule 704 (7) or Catalist Rule 704 (6) over the past 12 months 3
Job Title (e.g. Lead ID, AC Chairman, AC Member etc.) Independent Director (Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, member of the Audit and Nominating Committees)
Role and responsibilities Independent Director (Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, member of the Audit and Nominating Committees)
Familial relationship with any director and/ or substantial shareholder of the listed issuer or of any of its principal subsidiaries None
Shareholding interest in the listed issuer and its subsidiaries? Yes
Shareholding Details 75,000
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