Change - Announcement Of Appointment Of Mr Stephen James Blewitt As Non-Independent And Non-Executive Director

BackFeb 08, 2019

Announcement Title Change - Announcement of Appointment
Date & Time of Broadcast Feb 8, 2019 17:52
Status New
Announcement Sub Title Appointment of Mr Stephen James Blewitt as Non-Independent and Non-Executive Director
Announcement Reference SG190208OTHR4JQU
Submitted By (Co./ Ind. Name) Jill Smith
Designation Chief Executive Officer
Description (Please provide a detailed description of the event in the box below) Appointment of Mr Stephen James Blewitt as Non-Independent and Non-Executive Director.
Additional Details
Date Of Appointment 08/02/2019
Name Of Person Stephen James Blewitt
Age 58
Country Of Principal Residence United States of America
The Board's comments on this appointment (including rationale, selection criteria, and the search and nomination process) The Board, having considered the recommendation of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee (NRC) and its assessment on the qualifications and past working experience of Mr Stephen James Blewitt, is satisfied that Mr Blewitt has the requisite knowledge and experience to contribute effectively to the Company and is a suitable candidate to be appointed to the Board as a Non-Independent and Non-Executive Director of the Company.
Whether appointment is executive, and if so, the area of responsibility No
Job Title (e.g. Lead ID, AC Chairman, AC Member etc.) Non-Independent and Non-Executive Director
Professional qualifications Master of Business Administration, Boston University, Graduate School of Management
Any relationship (including immediate family relationships) with any existing director, existing executive officer, the issuer and/ or substantial shareholder of the listed issuer or of any of its principal subsidiaries Mr Blewitt is currently the Global Head of Private Markets for Manulife Financial Corporation (ultimate parent of Manulife US Real Estate Management Pte. Ltd.)., and an employee of John Hancock Life Insurance Company, a U.S. subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation.
Conflict of interests (including any competing business) Nil
Working experience and occupation(s) during the past 10 years 2018 to present:
Manulife Financial Corporation, Global Head of Private Markets


2009 to 2018:
Hancock Capital Management, LLC (a wholly-owned subsidiary of John Hancock Life Insurance Company, which, in turn, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation), Senior Managing Director
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
Other Principal Commitments* Including Directorships#
*"Principal Commitments" has the same meaning as defined in the Code
# 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) Hercules Fiber II, LLC, Director

SIGMA Corp., Director

American Dryer Corporation, Director

Booth Creek Ski Group, Director
Present Hancock Capital Investment Management LLC. USA, Director

InfoCommerce Capital, L.P., Advisory Board Member

Hancock Natural Resource Group, Inc, Director
(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 an issuer listed on the Exchange? No
If no, please state if the director has attended or will be attending training on the roles and responsibilities of a director of a listed issuer as prescribed by the Exchange The Company will arrange for Mr Blewitt to attend relevant courses with the Singapore Institute of Directors to familiarise himself with the role and responsibilities of a director of a public listed company in Singapore.
Please provide details of relevant experience and the nominating committee's reasons for not requiring the director to undergo training as prescribed by the Exchange (if applicable) N.A.