Directorate Change

RNS Number : 3341I
Asian Plantations Limited
10 March 2010
 



10 March 2010

 

Asian Plantations Limited

("APL" or the "Company")

 

Directorate Change

 

 

Asian Plantations Limited (LSE: PALM), a palm oil plantation company with operations in Malaysia, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tan Sri Datuk Amar Leo Moggie ("Tan Sri") as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, subject to shareholder approval, to be sought at the Company's next General Meeting.

 

Since 2004, Tan Sri has been the Chairman of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (www.tnb.com.my), the integrated national power utility company of Malaysia, which is listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation in excess of US$10 billion.  In addition, he is an Independent Non-Executive Director of DiGi.Com (www.digi.com.my), one of the leading mobile telecommunication companies in Malaysia, which is listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation in excess of US$4 billion.

 

Between 1978 and 2004, Tan Sri was a Federal Minister in Malaysia, having begun his political career in 1974, when he was elected as a Member of Parliament and Member of the Sarawak Legislative Assembly. He went on to serve as a Cabinet Minister in the State Government of Sarawak from 1976 to 1978. In 2000, he was conferred the Honorary Doctorate of Laws by Otago University and, in 2003, the Honorary Doctorate of Science by Multimedia University Malaysia.

 

The following information is provided pursuant to paragraph (g) Schedule Two of the AIM rules:

 

Tan Sri Datuk Amar Leo Moggie (aged 68).

 

Current Directorships and Partnerships:

Amarcorp Sdn. Bhd.

Commonwealth Partnership For Technology Management Limited

DiGi.Com Bhd.

HMS Capital Sdn. Bhd.

Knight Capital Sdn. Bhd.

Tenaga Nasional Berhad

The News Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad

 

There is no further information that is required to be disclosed pursuant to paragraph (g) Schedule Two of the AIM rules in relation to Tan Sri Datuk Amar Leo Moggie.

 

 

Dennis Melka, APL's Joint Chief Executive Officer, commented:

 

"Tan Sri has a distinguished record of 26 years' service with the Malaysian Federation and since retiring from public service has held numerous senior leadership positions in Malaysian industry.  This wealth of experience is of tremendous value to the board of APL as we continue to grow the Company.  We welcome Tan Sri and look forward to working closely with him."

 

 

For further information contact:

 

Asian Plantations Limited

Dennis Melka, Joint Chief Executive Officer

Graeme Brown, Joint Chief Executive Officer

 

 

                       Tel:  +65 9878 4171

                       Tel:  +60 19 8560221

Strand Hanson Limited

James Harris

Paul Cocker

 

 

Tel: +44 (0)20 7409 3494

Mirabaud Securities LLP

Rory Scott

 

 

Tel: +44 (0)20 7878 3360

Bankside Consultants

Simon Rothschild

Oliver Winters

 

 

Tel: +44 (0)20 7367 8871

Tel: +44 (0)20 7367 8874

 


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