Change - Announcement of Appointment::Appointment of Medical Director

Issuer & Securities

Issuer/ Manager
HC SURGICAL SPECIALISTS LIMITED
Securities
HC SURGICAL SPECIALISTSLIMITED - SG1DC2000004 - 1B1
Stapled Security
No

Announcement Details

Announcement Title
Change - Announcement of Appointment
Date &Time of Broadcast
06-Jul-2017 19:11:27
Status
New
Announcement Sub Title
Appointment of Medical Director
Announcement Reference
SG170706OTHR7GIZ
Submitted By (Co./ Ind. Name)
Dr. Heah Sieu Min
Designation
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Description (Please provide a detailed description of the event in the box below)
Appointment of Dr Chia Kok Hoong ("Dr Chia") as Medical Director.

HC Surgical Specialists Limited (the "Company") was listed on Catalist of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (the "SGX-ST") on 3 November 2016. The initial public offering of the Company was sponsored by PrimePartners Corporate Finance Pte. Ltd (the "Sponsor").

This announcement has been prepared by the Company and its contents have been reviewed by the Sponsor, for compliance with the SGX-ST Listing Manual Section B: Rules of Catalist. The Sponsor has not verified the contents of this announcement.

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

The contact person for the Sponsor is Ms Jennifer Tan, Senior Manager, Continuing Sponsorship, at 16 Collyer Quay, #10-00 Income at Raffles, Singapore 049318, telephone (65) 6229 8088.

Additional Details

Date Of Appointment
06/07/2017
Name Of Person
Dr Chia Kok Hoong
Age
57
Country Of Principal Residence
Singapore
The Board's comments on this appointment (including rationale, selection criteria, and the search and nomination process)
Dr Chia's appointment as the Medical Director, in addition to his role as Executive Director, was recommended by the Nominating Committee of the Company and approved by the Company's board of directors ("Board") based on his qualifications and work experience. The Board has reviewed the qualifications and experience of Dr Chia and is of the view that his reputation and vast experience in the medical field will raise the medical standards and lead to positive contributions to the local and future regional growth of the Company and its subsidiaries ("Group").
Whether appointment is executive, and if so, the area of responsibility
Yes. Responsible for overseeing the Group's medical practices, standards and governance.
Job Title (e.g. Lead ID, AC Chairman, AC Member etc.)
Medical Director
Familial relationship with any director and/ or substantial shareholder of the listed issuer or of any of its principal subsidiaries
No.
Conflict of interests (including any competing business)
No.
Working experience and occupation(s) during the past 10 years
2003-2009:
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Positions held include: Deputy Head of General Surgery Department, Chief Vascular Surgeon, Director of Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP) under HSDP Programme, Minister of Health Singapore.

2009 till present:
Dr Chia started his private practice at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre in 2009, and subsequently at Mount Alvernia Hospital and Farrer Park Hospital.
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?
Yes
Shareholding Details
34,753,440 ordinary shares
# 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)
Heah & Chia Surgical Associates Pte Ltd
(Company has been struck off the Register on 9 March 2017)
Present
Please see "Annexure A" as per attached.
(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?
Yes
If Yes, Please provide full details
Please see "Annexure B" as per attached.
Any prior experience as a director of a listed company?
Yes
If Yes, Please provide details of prior experience
Dr Chia is currently an Executive Director of HC Surgical Specialists Limited.

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