RSPO Membership

RNS Number : 9156A
Asian Plantations Limited
05 April 2012

5 April 2012



Asian Plantations Limited

("APL" or the "Company")


RSPO Membership


Asian Plantations Limited (LSE: PALM), a palm oil plantation company with operations in Malaysia, is pleased to announce that it has now been granted membership to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil ("RSPO").


The RSPO is an association created by organisations carrying out activities in and around the entire supply chain for palm oil to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil.


Graeme Brown, APL's Joint Chief Executive Officer, commented:


"Commitment towards compliance with environmental guidelines relating to sustainable palm oil planting practices has been one of APL's key objectives since its admission to trading on AIM in 2009.  I am pleased that this commitment has been recognised and that we have now become a member of RSPO.  We look forward to continuing to develop our community and social responsibility initiatives in line with the Company's growth plans and securing eventual certification for our estates."



For further information contact:


Asian Plantations Limited

Graeme Brown, Joint Chief Executive Officer

Dennis Melka, Joint Chief Executive Officer



Tel:  +65 6325 0970


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James Harris

Paul Cocker

Liam Buswell



Tel: +44 (0) 20 7409 3494

Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited

Tom Nicholson

Callum Stewart



Tel:   +65 8614 7553

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7459 3600

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Steve Baldwin

Dan Iacopetti



Tel: +44 (0) 20 3037 2000


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Simon Rothschild


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7367 8871




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