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30st April 2014

Retirement of Dr. Leong Tat Thim as Chief Executive Officer

Change in Principal Officer
Date of change 30/04/2014
Name Dr. Leong Tat Thim
Age 70
Nationality MALAYSIAN
Type of change Retirement
Designation Chief Executive Officer
Qualifications Diploma in Agriculture (Serdang College), B.Sc Agri(Hons), M.Sc(Agri) and Ph.D from University Malaya.
Working experience and occupation Dr. Leong started his career as a planting assistant in Kumpulan Guthrie estates, went on to become a Research Officer in Guthrie Research Chemara and was subsequently promoted as Head of Rubber Research.
In 1995, he joined IOI as a Research Controller, overseeing the IOI Research Station that was actively involved in oil palm breeding, DxP seed production, sale of elite DxP planting materials,tissue culture and clonal trials, rubber and oil palm advisory services, leaf sampling, fertilizer recommendation and monitoring, laboratory services in palm oil, latex and soil analysis.
He is currently a council member in Malaysian Palm Oil Association and The Malaysian Estate Owners’ Association. He was Chairman of Malaysian Rubber Producers Council.
In 2001, he joined United Malacca Berhad, as Chief Executive Officer and during his 13 years of service, he had contributed significantly to the growth of the Company.
He also sits on the Board of several subsidiaries of the Group.
Directorship of public companies (if any)
Family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the listed issuer None
Any conflict of interests that he/she has with the listed issuer or its subsidiaries None
Details of any interest in the securities of the listed issuer or its subsidiaries He holds 40,000 ordinary shares and unexercised share option of 420,000 shares in United Malacca Berhad.