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IR Magazine South East Asia Awards 2007; CapitaLand Takes Grand Prix for Large-caps, Qian Hu Corporation Tops Small and Mid-cap List.

Singapore, London, Nov 23, 2007 - (ACN Newswire) - The IR Magazine South East Asia Awards 2007 were announced at a prestigious luncheon at the Mandarin Oriental, Singapore on Friday, November 16. The Awards recognized top practitioners in investor relations in the region, honoring companies in Singapore at all market caps, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines, as well as in several general categories.

CapitaLand took home the grand prix for overall investor relations among large-cap companies at the IR Magazine South East Asia Awards. CapitaLand also took home awards for best investor relations website and best investor relations officers for a large-cap company (Jonathan Kuah and Harold Woo).

Qian Hu Corporation won two awards for small and mid-cap companies: the grand prix for overall investor relations, and the award for best corporate governance.

A full list of this year's winners is available below or on our website at www.irmagazinesoutheastasia.com.

The awards were hosted in association with the Singapore Exchange and IRPAS, and were co-sponsored by the Bank of New York Mellon, Churchill Pryce IR, E&O Property Development Berhad, Financial PR, IFN Financial Press, Orient Capital, Qian Hu Corporation, SembCorp Marine, ShareInvestor, StarHub, Thai Beverage and Thomson Financial.

The awards are based on the results of an independent survey of nearly 350 buy-side analysts, sell-side analysts and portfolio managers from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and other Asian markets. The complete results from the survey are published in IR magazine's Investor Perception Study, Asia 2007/2008.

The IR magazine investor perception studies together make up the world's largest survey of this kind, canvassing over 5,000 analysts and investors in more than 14 countries and regions. Survey respondents nominate companies in specific categories and offer their opinions on IR-related topics and trends. For more information on the study, please contact Kate Giblin at the number listed at the bottom of this release.

2007 South East Asia IR Award Winners

I. Grand prix for best overall investor relations - large cap--

Winner: CapitaLand

Recognized: Keppel Corporation, SingTel

II. Grand prix for best overall investor relations - small or mid-cap--

Winner: Qian Hu Corporation

Recognized: Cambridge Industrial Trust, CSE Global, Unisteel Technology

III. Most progress in investor relations - small or mid-cap--

Winner: Tat Hong Holdings

Recognized: Ellipsiz, Qian Hu Corporation

IV. Best investor relations officer - large cap--

Winner: Jonathan Kuah & Harold Woo - CapitaLand

Recognized: Judy Han - SembCorp Marine, Chan Hon Chew - Singapore Airlines

V. Best investor relations officer - small or mid-cap--

Winner: Stephanie Loke - Cambridge Industrial Trust

Recognized: Moses Lim - Inter-Roller Engineering, TS Ong Tat Hong Holdings

VI. Best financial reporting (results, annual reports, interims, and so on) small or mid-cap--

Winner: Petra Foods

Recognized: Armstrong Industrial Corporation, Qian Hu Corporation, SP Chemicals

VII. Best investor relations for an IPO--

Winners: CapitaRetail China Trust Management, Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (Holdings)

Recognized: China XLX Fertiliser

VIII. Best corporate governance - large cap--

Winner: SingTel

Recognized: CapitaLand, Keppel Corporation

IX. Best corporate governance - small or mid-cap--

Winner: Qian Hu Corporation

Recognized: Cambridge Industrial Trust, Datacraft, Raffles Medical Group, Tat Hong Holdings, Unisteel Technology

X. Best investor relations website--

Winner: CapitaLand

Recognized: DBS Group Holdings, Keppel Corporation, SingTel

XI. Best investor relations by a CEO--

Winner: Lim Chee Onn - Keppel Corporation

Recognized: Liew Mun Leong - CapitaLand, Jackson Tai - DBS Group Holdings

XII. Best IR in the Singapore market by a Malaysian company--

Winners: E&O Property Development Berhad, Public Bank

XIII. Best IR in the Singapore market by a Philippine company--

Winner: Megaworld Corporation

XIV. Best IR in the Singapore market by an Indonesian company--

Winner: Astra International

XV. Best IR in the Singapore market by a Thai company--

Winner: Thai Beverage

About The Crossborder Group

Cross Border Ltd is the publisher in New York and London of IR magazine,

the only global publication focused on the interface between companies and their investors. IR magazine hosts annual awards ceremonies in the US, the UK, continental Europe, Canada, the Nordic region, Asia, Brazil and Ireland, with a combined annual attendance of around 8,000 investor relations professionals. Visit www.thecrossbordergroup.com for more information.

Source: The Crossborder Group

Contact:
Kate Giblin
Webcomms manager
Email: kate.giblin@thecrossbordergroup.com
Tel (direct): +44 20 7251 7520


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