Date : 17 April 2008

Change in Boardroom

KUALA LUMPUR KEPONG BERHAD

Date of change

01/05/2008
Type of changeAppointment
DesignationChairman
DirectorateIndependent & Non Executive
NameR. M. Alias
Age75
NationalityMalaysian
QualificationsBachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from University of Malaya, Singapore; Certificate in Public Administration from the Royal Institute of Public Administration, London; and Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, US.
Working experience and occupation Former Chairman of FELDA and Highlands & Lowlands Berhad. Former directorships in other listed companies inlcuded Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad, Malayan Banking Berhad and Sime Darby Berhad.
Directorship of public companies (if any)His directorships in other public companies include Batu Kawan Berhad and Cerebos Pacific Limited (Singapore). He is also a trustee of Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng Foundation and Yayasan KLK.
Family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the listed issuerNone
Details of any interest in the securities of the listed issuer or its subsidiariesR. M. Alias' direct and indirect shareholdings in KLK are 337,500 shares and 4,500 shares respectively. He does not have any interest in the shares of KLK's subsidiaries.

Remarks :
With effect from 1 May 2008, R. M. Alias will take over the role as Chairman of KLK from Dato' Seri Lee Oi Hian who will continue to be the Executive Director and CEO of KLK.

The aforesaid appointment will result in a clear separation of the respective roles of Chairman and CEO as recommended as a best practice by the Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance.


Announcement Info

Company NameKUALA LUMPUR KEPONG BERHAD  
Stock Name KLK    
Date Announced17 Apr 2008  
CategoryChange in Boardroom
Reference NoKL-080417-43077