Announcements

Date : 22 December 2000

ARTICLE ENTITLED: "Banks' unfinished merger talks hot topic in industry"

CAHYA MATA SARAWAK BERHAD

TypeReply to query
Reply to Query Letter by KLSE reference IDME-001221-41887
SubjectARTICLE ENTITLED:
"Banks' unfinished merger talks hot topic in industry"

Contents :

We refer to KLSE's letter dated 21 December 2000 in relation to the above mentioned article.


Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad (CMSB) wishes to deny the speculations that Utama Banking Group Berhad (UBG), a subsidiary of CMSB, is seeking to be the eleventh anchor bank in the country, as was reported in the Business Times on 21 December 2000.

Query Letter Contents :

We refer to the above article appearing in Business Times, Companies & Markets,
page 14 on Thursday, 21 December 2000, a copy of which is enclosed for your
reference.
In particular, we would like to draw your attention to the underlined sentence,
which is reproduced as follows:-
"There have been speculations that Utama may be seeking to be the eleventh
anchor bank in the country."


In accordance with the Exchange's Corporate Disclosure Policy, you are
requested to furnish the Exchange with an announcement for public release
confirming or denying the above reported article and in particular the
underlined sentence after due and diligent enquiry with all the directors,
substantial shareholders and all such other persons reasonably familiar with
the matters about which the disclosure is to be made in this respect. In the
event you deny the above sentence or any other part of the above article, you
are required to set forth facts sufficient to clarify any misleading aspects of
the same. In the event you confirm the above sentence or any other part of the
above article, you are required to set forth facts sufficient to support the
same.
Please furnish the Exchange with your reply within one (1) market day from the
date hereof.
Yours faithfully


Chong Fui Tzy
Manager, Listing Operations
YYT/MEM
cc:Securities Commission (via fax)



Announcement Info

Company NameCAHYA MATA SARAWAK BERHAD  
Stock Name CMSB    
Date Announced22 Dec 2000  
CategoryGeneral Announcement
Reference NoCM-001222-54147

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