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Change - Announcement Of Appointment Of Independent Non-Executive Director

BackOct 01, 2018
Announcement Title Change - Announcement of Appointment
Date & Time of Broadcast Oct 1, 2018 6:16
Status New
Announcement Sub Title Appointment of Independent Non-Executive Director
Announcement Reference SG181001OTHRT7BV
Submitted By (Co./ Ind. Name) Lai Kuan Loong, Victor
Designation Company Secretary
Description (Please provide a detailed description of the event in the box below) Appointment of Independent Non-Executive Director


The joint issue managers of the initial public offering and listing of NetLink NBN Trust were DBS Bank Ltd., Morgan Stanley Asia (Singapore) Pte., and UBS AG, Singapore Branch. The joint underwriters of the initial public offering and listing of NetLink NBN Trust were DBS Bank Ltd., Morgan Stanley Asia (Singapore) Pte., UBS AG, Singapore Branch, Merrill Lynch (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Citigroup Global Markets Singapore Pte. Ltd., The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Singapore Branch, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited, and United Overseas Bank Limited. The joint issue managers and joint underwriters of the initial public offering assume no responsibility for the contents of this announcement.
Additional Details
Date Of Appointment 01/10/2018
Name Of Person Ms Ku Xian Hong
Age 59
Country Of Principal Residence Singapore
The Board's comments on this appointment (including rationale, selection criteria, and the search and nomination process) As part of the continuing effort of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee ("NRC") to ensure Board diversity in skills, experience and gender, the NRC has recommended the appointment of Ms Ku Xian Hong as an Independent Non-Executive Director of NetLink NBN Management Pte. Ltd. After reviewing the recommendation of the NRC and Ms Ku's credentials and experience (as set out below), the Board has confirmed Ms Ku's independence and approved her appointment as an Independent Non-Executive Director of NetLink NBN Management Pte. Ltd. With Ms Ku's IT background and project management expertise, she will be able to contribute to the operations of NetLink NBN Trust. Ms Ku has been appointed as a member of the Risk and Regulatory Committee.
Whether appointment is executive, and if so, the area of responsibility Non-Executive
Job Title (e.g. Lead ID, AC Chairman, AC Member etc.) Independent Non-Executive Director, Member of the Risk and Regulatory Committee
Familial relationship with any director and/ or substantial shareholder of the listed issuer or of any of its principal subsidiaries Nil
Conflict of interests (including any competing business) Nil
Working experience and occupation(s) during the past 10 years Ms Ku was a Managing Director in Accenture Singapore before retiring in November 2013. She assumed several leadership roles over the 27-year career. She specialised in the formulation, management and implementation of large scale change programs, system integration and transformation projects. Her client experiences include those in government, financial institutions, telecommunication providers and high tech companies. She spent four years working in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan to establish the Greater China Change Management practice to help clients transform their workforce.

She currently serves on the board and working committees of a number of nonprofit organizations. She also serves in the editorial committee of the series of Corporate Governance Guides published by the Singapore Institute of Directors.
Undertaking submitted to the listed issuer in the form of Appendix 7.7 (Listing Rule 704(7)) Or Appendix 7H (Catalist Rule 704(6)) Yes
Shareholding interest in the listed issuer and its subsidiaries? No
# These fields are not applicable for announcements of appointments pursuant to Listing Rule 704 (9) or Catalist Rule 704 (8).
Past (for the last 5 years) Nil
Present - Anyhealth Company Limited
- Singapore Cancer Society (Council Member)
(a) Whether at any time during the last 10 years, an application or a petition under any bankruptcy law of any jurisdiction was filed against him or against a partnership of which he was a partner at the time when he was a partner or at any time within 2 years from the date he ceased to be a partner? No
(b) Whether at any time during the last 10 years, an application or a petition under any law of any jurisdiction was filed against an entity (not being a partnership) of which he was a director or an equivalent person or a key executive, at the time when he was a director or an equivalent person or a key executive of that entity or at any time within 2 years from the date he ceased to be a director or an equivalent person or a key executive of that entity, for the winding up or dissolution of that entity or, where that entity is the trustee of a business trust, that business trust, on the ground of insolvency? No
(c) Whether there is any unsatisfied judgment against him? No
(d) Whether he has ever been convicted of any offence, in Singapore or elsewhere, involving fraud or dishonesty which is punishable with imprisonment, or has been the subject of any criminal proceedings (including any pending criminal proceedings of which he is aware) for such purpose? No
(e) Whether he has ever been convicted of any offence, in Singapore or elsewhere, involving a breach of any law or regulatory requirement that relates to the securities or futures industry in Singapore or elsewhere, or has been the subject of any criminal proceedings (including any pending criminal proceedings of which he is aware) for such breach? No
(f) Whether at any time during the last 10 years, judgment has been entered against him in any civil proceedings in Singapore or elsewhere involving a breach of any law or regulatory requirement that relates to the securities or futures industry in Singapore or elsewhere, or a finding of fraud, misrepresentation or dishonesty on his part, or he has been the subject of any civil proceedings (including any pending civil proceedings of which he is aware) involving an allegation of fraud, misrepresentation or dishonesty on his part? No
(g) Whether he has ever been convicted in Singapore or elsewhere of any offence in connection with the formation or management of any entity or business trust? No
(h) Whether he has ever been disqualified from acting as a director or an equivalent person of any entity (including the trustee of a business trust), or from taking part directly or indirectly in the management of any entity or business trust? No
(i) Whether he has ever been the subject of any order, judgment or ruling of any court, tribunal or governmental body, permanently or temporarily enjoining him from engaging in any type of business practice or activity? No
(j) Whether he has ever, to his knowledge, been concerned with the management or conduct, in Singapore or elsewhere, of the affairs of :-
(i) any corporation which has been investigated for a breach of any law or regulatory requirement governing corporations in Singapore or elsewhere; or No
(ii) any entity (not being a corporation) which has been investigated for a breach of any law or regulatory requirement governing such entities in Singapore or elsewhere; or No
(iii) any business trust which has been investigated for a breach of any law or regulatory requirement governing business trusts in Singapore or elsewhere; or No
(iv) any entity or business trust which has been investigated for a breach of any law or regulatory requirement that relates to the securities or futures industry in Singapore or elsewhere, in connection with any matter occurring or arising during that period when he was so concerned with the entity or business trust? No
(k) Whether he has been the subject of any current or past investigation or disciplinary proceedings, or has been reprimanded or issued any warning, by the Monetary Authority of Singapore or any other regulatory authority, exchange, professional body or government agency, whether in Singapore or elsewhere? No
Any prior experience as a director of a listed company? No
If No, Please provide details of any training undertaken in the roles and responsibilities of a director of a listed company Ms Ku has attended the following courses conducted by the Singapore Institute of Directors:

- Listed Company Director Program Modules 1, 2, 3, 4
- Effective Board Leadership Program Modules 1, 2
- Launch of all Corporate Governance Guides
- SID Directors' Conference 2015, 2016 and 2017

She was also a key member of the design and development of the Directors' Compliance Program.
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