ANNOUNCEMENT OF APPOINTMENT OF NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Name of Announcer *FAR EAST HOSPITALITY TRUST
Company Registration No.201102629K
Announcement submitted on behalf of FAR EAST HOSPITALITY TRUST
Announcement is submitted with respect to *FAR EAST HOSPITALITY TRUST
Announcement is submitted by *Jill Chay Suet Yee
Designation *Company Secretary
Date & Time of Broadcast07-Feb-2014 17:33:37
Announcement No.00067
 
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Date of Appointment * 07/02/2014
Name of person * Chng Kiong Huat
Age * 52
Country of principal residence * Singapore
The Board's comments on this appointment (including rationale, selection criteria, and the search and nomination process) * Mr Chng is currently the Executive Director of the Property Services Division of Far East Organization ("FEO"). As the head of the division, he has oversight and direct accountability for product development, project management, quality management, customer service, estate management and property enhancement of all real estate under FEO. Over a 21-year period from 1993 to current, he has held various positions within FEO and is presently an Executive Director of the Property Services Division. Mr Chng has a Bachelor of Arts (Architecture Studies) and a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) from the National University of Singapore and a LLB (Hons) from the University of London. He has also completed the Stanford Executive Program from Stanford University. He was conferred as a registered architect by the Singappore Board of Architects in 1996. FEO Hospitality Asset Management Pte. Ltd., as manager of Far East Hospitality Real Estate Investment Trust (the REIT Manager), and FEO Hospitality Trust Management Pte. Ltd., as trustee-manager of Far East Hospitality Business Trust (the Trustee-Manager, and together with the REIT Manager, the Managers), is confident that Mr Chng will be able to contribute significantly to Far East Hospitality Trust ("Far East H-Trust").
Whether appointment is executive, and if so, the area of responsibility * Mr Chng is appointed as a Non-Executive Director.
Job Title (e.g. Lead ID, AC Chairman, AC Member etc.) Non-Independent Director
Working experience and occupation(s) during the past 10 years * September 2009 to current:
Executive Director of Property Services Division, FEO

January 2008 to September 2009:
Director of Development and Planning Department, FEO

March 2007 to December 2007:
Director of Projects & Estates, FEO

Feburary 2006 to February 2007:
Deputy Director of Project Development, FEO

January 2003 to January 2006:
Assistant Director of Project Development Department, FEO

April 2001 to December 2002:
Senior Manager of Project Development Department, FEO
Interest * in the listed issuer and its subsidiaries * 100,000 stapled securities in Far East H-Trust.
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
 
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Past (for the last 5 years) Nil
Present Far East SOHO International Pte. Ltd.
Far East SOHO Pte. Ltd.
FCL Peak Pte. Ltd.
Precious Sand Pte. Ltd.
TrustHouse Pte. Ltd.
Yishun Gold Pte. Ltd.
 
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Disclose the following matters concerning an appointment of director, chief executive officer, general manager or other executive officer of equivalent rank. If the answer to any questions is "yes", full details must be given.
(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; orNo
(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
 
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Disclosure applicable to the appointment of Director only.
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.Mr Chng has taken a day seminar on Understanding the regulatory environment in Singapore: What Every Director ought to know conducted by the Singapore Institute of Directors on 16 January 2014.
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