SINGAPORE - Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) received the Most Transparent Company Award in the Services category at the 14th Securities Investors Association (Singapore) (SIAS) Investors' Choice Awards 2013 tonight. This is SPH's 10th consecutive award.*
Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Transport, Mrs Josephine Teo, was the event's Guest-of-Honour.
Seven SPH journalists also received awards for their editorial excellence. This is the most number of journalistic awards that SPH has ever received at the SIAS Investors' Choice Awards since its inception in the year 2000, with seven out of the nine journalists receiving awards coming from SPH. The Sunday Times Invest Section also received an award for Media Excellence in Community Investor Education.
1) Ms Andrea Soh (Journalist, The Business Times) - Most Promising Journalist of the Year Award (Winner)
2) Mr Cheow Kai Jian (Journalist, Lianhe Zaobao) - Most Promising Journalist of the Year Award (Winner)
3) Ms Rachel Scully (Journalist, The Straits Times) - Most Promising Journalist of the Year Award (Special Award)
4) Mr Cai Haoxiang (Correspondent, The Business Times) - Investor Education Journalist of the Year Award
5) Mr Goh Eng Yeow (Senior Correspondent, The Straits Times) - Outstanding Commentaries Award
6) Mr Kenneth Lim (Correspondent, The Business Times) - Special Award
7) Ms Teh Hooi Ling (Former Senior Correspondent, The Business Times) - Investor Education Journalist of the Year Award (Special Award)
8) The Sunday Times Invest Section (The Straits Times) - Media Excellence in Community Investor Education Award
Mr Alan Chan, Chief Executive Officer of SPH, said: "I am delighted that SPH has been awarded the Most Transparent Company Award at the 14th SIAS Investors' Choice Award. Winning this award for ten consecutive years is a testament of the investment community's confidence in the board, management and staff of SPH. By adhering and maintaining a high standard of corporate governance and transparency, we help our investors gain a good understanding of our company's operations and strategies, while earning their trust and support at the same time."
He added: "I am also pleased that our journalists have once again been recognised for their editorial excellence. Their passion and dedication to their profession have been rewarded and I would like to congratulate them on their achievements."
SIAS, a non-profit organisation, is the largest investor lobby group in Asia, with almost 70,000 retail investors as members. It actively promotes Investor Education, Corporate Transparency and Corporate Governance, and is the watchdog for investor rights. It launched the "Most Transparent Company Award" in 2000 to encourage public-listed companies to be more transparent so as to help investors make informed decisions on their investments.
* SIAS revised SPH's classification from Non-Electronics Manufacturing category to Services category.