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Symphony Int Hdgs (SIHL)


Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Symphony Int Hdgs

Letter to Shareholders from the Manager

RNS Number : 6535A
Symphony International Holdings Ltd
30 September 2020

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Symphony International Holdings Limited ("Symphony")


30 September 2020


Letter to Shareholders from the Manager


Dear Shareholders,


We, Symphony Asia Holdings Pte Ltd. ("SAHPL"), the Manager of Symphony International Holdings Limited ("SIHL"), are writing to inform you of our intention to take a reduced Management Fee, effective with the fee payable on October 1, 2020.


As you will recall, the Management Agreement with SIHL provides for a fee of 2.25% of the Net Asset Value ("NAV") of SIHL's assets, but with a Maximum and a Minimum of US$15 million and US$8 million per annum, respectively.


Symphony's NAV has been significantly reduced by the following:

· Dividends paid between 2014 - 2019 amounting to US$266.7 million;

· A share buyback program amounting to total cost of US$37.3 million; and

· A drop in the value of our investments as a result of the effects of COVID-19 on the economies and industries in which some portfolio companies operate.


Having considered our fee arrangements in the context of the above, we have decided to voluntarily reduce the Minimum fee by 25% from US$8 million per annum to US$6 million per annum, payable quarterly, as before. The fee payable will continue to be calculated as before but with this reduction in the minimum fee level.


Please visit for additional information on Symphony.



Yours sincerely


Anil Thadani


For further information:


Symphony Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd.   +65 6536 6177

Anil Thadani 

Rajgopal Rajkumar                                          


Dealing codes


The ISIN number of the Ordinary Shares is VGG548121059, the SEDOL code is B231M63 and the TIDM is SIHL.


The LEI number of the Company is 254900MQE84GV5DS6F03.



About Symphony


Symphony International Holdings Limited (LSE:SIHL) is a   London   listed strategic investment company that invests in consumer related businesses, primarily in the healthcare, hospitality, lifestyle (including branded real estate developments), logistics and education sectors predominantly in   Asia. It offers a way for investors to gain exposure to rising disposable incomes and wealth in fast growing economies. Symphony's objective is to provide superior capital growth by investing in high quality companies and form long-term business partnerships with talented entrepreneurs and management teams. Symphony's investment team has a broad range of expertise - many of its professionals have been working in   Asia   for more than 35 years. For more information please visit our website at  



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