AGRIBUSINESS | Tony Chua, Hong Kong

Samling appoints Goh York Pooi acting CFO

The previous General Manager (Finance) of the Group was named to replace the late Cheam Dow Toon.

Reference is made to the announcement (the “Announcement”) of the Company dated 20 September 2010 in connection with the demise of Mr. Cheam Dow Toon, who was an executive director and the Chief Finance Officer of the Company at the time of his demise. Unless otherwise specified, terms used herein shall have the same meanings as defined in the Announcement.

The Board is pleased to announce that Mr. Goh York Pooi has been appointed as the Acting Chief Finance Officer of the Company with effect from 1 December 2010, according to a Samling report.

Mr. Goh, aged 48, joined the Group in 1993 and was, prior to his current appointment, the General Manager (Finance) of the Group, responsible for the Group’s financial reporting, treasury, tax and financial planning and analysis. Prior to joining the Group, he worked at Price Waterhouse (currently known as PricewaterhouseCoopers) from 1982 to 1988, where he acquired auditing experience in various industries, including manufacturing and banking. Subsequently, he joined Sime Darby, a Malaysia-based diversified multinational in 1989 as its Finance Manager before leaving in 1993.

Mr. Goh is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Master of Finance degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University in Australia.

The Board is confident that Mr. Goh’s depth of knowledge and familiarity with the Company’s procedures and operations will enable the Board and the Company to continue their activities without disruption and will contribute to optimize the future growth of the Company’s business and operations.

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