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Three Changes to STI after Semi-Annual Review

 

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Singapore Exchange (SGX) and FTSE Russell announce today that UOL Group, Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Holdings and SATS will replace Jardine Matheson Holdings, Jardine Strategic Holdings and Olam International as constituents of the Straits Times Index (STI) following the conclusion of the semi-annual review.

In response to market demand, a recent market consultation showed strong support for the introduction of an enhanced liquidity rule for the STI beginning with this review. Please refer to the FAQ on the index homepage http://www.ftse.com/products/downloads/FAQ-FTSE_STI_Methodology_Change.pdf for more information.

The STI reserve list, comprising the five highest ranking non-constituents of the STI by market capitalisation, will be (in order of size) CapitaLand Commercial Trust, Singapore Post Ltd, Suntec REIT, Keppel REIT and M1. Companies on the reserve list will replace any constituents that become ineligible as a result of corporate actions, before the next review. A full list of STI constituents can be found in the Appendix.

The STI is widely followed by investors as the benchmark for the Singapore market and is used as the basis for a range of financial products including Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), futures, warrants and other derivatives.

Several changes were made to other indexes in the FTSE ST Index Series. Full details of all deletions and additions can be found at http://www.ftse.com/products/indices/SGX-ST.

All changes from this review will take effect from the start of trading on 21 September 2015. The next review is scheduled for 3 December 2015.

The indexes are reviewed half-yearly in accordance with the index ground rules and reviewed quarterly in June and December to fast-track the inclusion of eligible IPO stocks. The FTSE ST methodology ensures the indexes accurately represent the investable universe for benchmarking purposes and can be easily replicated as the basis of index-linked products.

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For further information:
SPH
Chin Soo Fang
Corporate Communications & CSR
Tel: +65 6319 1216
Email: soofang@sph.com.sg

SGX
Patricia Choo
Marketing & Communications -Singapore Exchange
Tel: +65 6713 6102
Email: patricia.choo@sgx.com

FTSE Russell
Fennie Wong
Tel: +852 2164 3267
Email: media@ftse.com

Jointly issued by:
Singapore Press Holdings Limited, Co. Regn. No: 198402868E
Singapore Exchange Limited, Co. Regn. No: 199904940D
FTSE International Limited, Co. Regn. No: 03108236

Notes to editors:
About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media.

SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two English radio stations and one Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm, and runs a chain of modern retail convenience stores. SPH also has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.

SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall. SPH's latest retail development is The Seletar Mall located in Sengkang.

For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg

About Singapore Exchange (SGX)
Singapore Exchange (SGX) is the Asian Gateway, connecting investors in search of Asian growth to corporate issuers in search of global capital. SGX represents the premier access point for managing Asian capital and investment exposure, and is Asia's most international exchange with about 40% of companies listed on SGX originating outside of Singapore. SGX offers its clients the world's biggest offshore market for Asian equity index futures, centred on Asia's three largest economies - China, India and Japan.

In addition to offering a fully integrated value chain from trading and clearing, to settlement and depository services, SGX is also Asia's pioneering central clearing house. Headquartered in Asia's most globalised city, and centred within the AAA strength and stability of Singapore's island nation, SGX is a leading Asian counterparty for the clearing of financial and commodity products.

For more information, please visit www.sgx.com

About FTSE Russell
FTSE Russell is a leading global provider of benchmarking, analytics and data solutions for investors, giving them a precise view of the market relevant to their investment process. A comprehensive range of reliable and accurate indexes provides investors worldwide with the tools they require to measure and benchmark markets across asset classes, styles or strategies.

FTSE Russell index expertise and products are used extensively by institutional and retail investors globally. For over 30 years, leading asset owners, asset managers, ETF providers and investment banks have chosen FTSE Russell indexes to benchmark their investment performance and create ETFs, structured products and index-based derivatives.

FTSE Russell is focused on applying the highest industry standards in index design and governance, employing transparent rules-based methodology informed by independent committees of leading market participants. FTSE Russell fully embraces the IOSCO Principles and its Statement of Compliance has received independent assurance. Index innovation is driven by client needs and customer partnerships, allowing FTSE Russell to continually enhance the breadth, depth and reach of its offering.

FTSE Russell is wholly owned by London Stock Exchange Group.

For more information, visit www.ftserussell.com

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Appendix:

STI Constituents