ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
 
May 25, 2010

Announcement Of Appointment Of Non-Executive And Independent Director
Appointment Details
Date of Appointment 01/06/2010
Name Of Person Nicholas Peter Ballas
Age 49
Country of principal residence Singapore
The Board's comments on this appointment (including rationale, selection criteria, and the search and nomination process) The appointment of Mr Nicholas Peter Ballas, as a Director of the Company, is in line with the Board's self renewal process.
Whether appointment is executive, and if so, area of responsibility Non-Executive
Job Title Non-Executive and Independent Director, and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees
Working experience and occupation(s) during the past 10 years (2009 to current) Nexan SA, Executive Vice President (Asia Pacific Area) (2001 to 2008) Cabot Corporation, Vice President and General Manager (Asia Pacific Region) (1998 to 2001) PT. Cabot Indonesia, Managing Director (President Director)
Shareholding in the listed issuer and its subsidiaries None
Family relationship with any director and/or substantial shareholder of the listed issuer or of any of its principal subsidiaries Son-in-law of Mr Wisnoentoro Martokoesoemo, an independent commissioner of PT. Samudera Indonesia Tbk.
Conflict of interest None
Other Directorship
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Past (for the last five years) Cabot India Limited Cabot Japan K.K. Cabot Malaysia Sdn Bhd PT Cabot Indonesia Cabot Australasia Pty. Ltd.
Present Nexans Singapore Private Limited Nexans Polycab Private Limited Nexans Vietnam Power Cable Company Nexans Lioa Wire & Cable Company Limited Nexans Korea Limited Kukdong Electric Wire Company Limited PT. Nexans Indonesia
Information required pursuant to Listing Rule 704(7)(h)
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a. Whether at any time during the last 10 years, a petition under any bankruptcy laws of any jurisdiction was filed against him or against a partnership of which he was a partner? No
b. Whether at any time during the last 10 years a petition under any law of any jurisdiction was filed against a corporation of which he was a director or key executive for the winding up of that corporation on the ground of insolvency? No
c. Whether there is any unsatisfied judgement 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 for 3 months or more, or has been the subject of any criminal proceedings (including any pending criminal proceedings which he is aware of) 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 been the subject of any criminal proceedings (including any pending criminal proceedings which he is aware of) for such breach? No
f. Whether at any time during the last 10 years, judgement 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, misinterpretation or dishonesty on his part, or he has been the subject of any civil proceedings (including any pending civil proceedings which he is aware of involving an allegation of fraud, misinterpretation 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 corporation? No
h. Whether he has ever been disqualified from acting as a director of any corporation, or from taking part directly or indirectly in the management of any corporation? No
i. Whether he has ever been the subject of any order, judgement 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, No
in connection with any matter occurring or arising during that period when he was so concerned with the entity or business trust?  
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
Information required pursuant to Listing Rule 704(7)(i)
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Any prior experience as a director of a listed company? Yes
If yes, please provide details of prior experience. Mr Nicholas P. Ballas was a director of Cabot India Limited, a public listed company incorporated in India. He has also received training for directors of Malaysian Companies as required by law.