Change - Announcement of Cessation::Resignation of Lead Independent Director

Issuer & Securities

Issuer/ Manager
AXINGTON INC. - MYA012218006 - 42U
Stapled Security

Announcement Details

Announcement Title
Change - Announcement of Cessation
Date &Time of Broadcast
01-Sep-2020 00:42:56
Announcement Sub Title
Resignation of Lead Independent Director
Announcement Reference
Submitted By (Co./ Ind. Name)
Badara Ndiaye
Investor Relations Officer
Effective Date and Time of the event
01/09/2020 00:45:00
Description (Please provide a detailed description of the event in the box below)
The Board of Directors (the "Board") of Axington Inc. (the "Company") wishes to announce the resignation of Mr Chua Siong Kiat ("Mr Chua") as the Lead Independent Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee of Axington Inc. (the "Company").

Mr Chua has tendered his resignation as Lead Independent Director of the Company on 30 August 2020. Mr Chua's resignation has been noted and accepted by the board of directors (the "Board") on 30 August 2020 and the Board has unanimously agreed that his resignation has been effective from 30 August 2020.

This announcement has been prepared by the Company and reviewed by the Company's sponsor, Novus Corporate Finance Pte. Ltd. (the "Sponsor") in compliance with Rule 226(2)(b) of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited ("SGX-ST") Listing Manual Section B: Rules of Catalist ("Catalist Rules").

This announcement has not been examined or approved by the SGX-ST and the SGX-ST assumes no responsibility for the contents of this announcement, including the accuracy, completeness or correctness of any of the statements or opinions made, or reports contained in this announcement.

The contact person for the Sponsor is Mr Pong Chen Yih, Chief Operating Officer, at 9 Raffles Place, #17-05 Republic Plaza Tower 1, Singapore 048619, telephone (65) 6950 2188.

Additional Details

Name Of Person
Chua Siong Kiat
Is effective date of cessation known?
If yes, please provide the date
Detailed Reason (s) for cessation
Mr Chua is resigning due to health reasons, whereby he is acting upon medical advice to reduce his workload and other principal commitments so as to recuperate and recover his health.

Following Mr Chua's resignation, the Board and the Nominating Committee are currently in the process of reviewing its composition and the membership of the Board committees to ensure compliance with the Code of Corporate Governance 2018 ("Code") (including but not limited to meeting the minimum requirement of Principle 2 (Guideline 2.2) of the Code which provides that independent directors should make up a majority of the Board where the Chairman is not independent) and Principle 6 (Guideline 6.2) and Principal 4 (Guideline 4.2) of the Code which provides that the remuneration committee and nominating committee should each comprise at least three directors and to fill the vacancy in the Audit Committee to meet the requirement of a minimum number of not less than three Audit Committee members within two months, but in any case not later than three months from 30 August 2020 as stipulated under Rule 704(7) of the Catalist Rules.

The Company's sponsor, Novus Corporate Finance Pte. Ltd. (the "Sponsor"), had on 30 August 2020, conducted an exit interview with Mr Chua. After having interviewed Mr Chua and to the best of its knowledge, the Sponsor is satisfied that save as disclosed in this announcement, there are no other material reasons for the resignation of Mr Chua as the Lead Independent Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee.
Are there any unresolved differences in opinion on material matters between the person and the board of directors, including matters which would have a material impact on the group or its financial reporting?
Is there any matter in relation to the cessation that needs to be brought to the attention of the shareholders of the listed issuer?
Any other relevant information to be provided to shareholders of the listed issuer?
Date of Appointment to current position
Does the AC have a minimum of 3 members (taking into account this cessation)?
Number of Independent Directors currently resident in Singapore (taking into account this cessation)
Number of cessations of appointments specified in Listing Rule 704 (7) or Catalist Rule 704 (6) over the past 12 months
Job Title (e.g. Lead ID, AC Chairman, AC Member etc.)
Lead Independent Director
Chairman of the Audit Committee
Member of the Remuneration Committee
Member of the Nominating Committee
Role and responsibilities
Familial relationship with any director and/ or substantial shareholder of the listed issuer or of any of its principal subsidiaries
Shareholding interest in the listed issuer and its subsidiaries?
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