ANNOUNCEMENT OF APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
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Name of Announcer * NEO GROUP LIMITED
Company Registration No. 201207080G
Announcement submitted on behalf of NEO GROUP LIMITED
Announcement is submitted with respect to * NEO GROUP LIMITED
Announcement is submitted by * Neo Kah Kiat
Designation * Chiarman & Chief Executive Officer
Date & Time of Broadcast 11-Jul-2013 18:58:01
Announcement No. 00096
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Date of Appointment * 11/07/2013
Name of person * Teo Hwee Ai
Age * 39
Country of principal residence * Singapore
The Board's comments on this appointment (including rationale, selection criteria, and the search and nomination process) * Ms Teo Hwee Ai currently holds the position of Deputy Director (Operations) of the Group. The Nominating Committee and the Board have reviewed, assessed and concluded that Ms Teo possess the work experiences for the role of Chief Operating Officer and as part of the Company's internal succession planning. The Board has unanimously approved the appointment of Ms Teo as Chief Operating Officer of the Company based on the recommendation by the Nominating Committee.
Whether appointment is executive, and if so, the area of responsibility * Executive;

Responsible for the Company's day-to-day operating activities and to enhance operational efficiency of the Company.
Job Title (e.g. Lead ID, AC Chairman, AC Member etc.) Chief Operating Officer
Working experience and occupation(s) during the past 10 years * Ms Teo Hwee Ai is responsible for the success of our food catering operations, particularly in Orange Clove Central Kitchen where she ensures that the culinary team adheres to the highest standards and expectations of food quality, freshness and presentation. She joined the group as kitchen manager in 2008 where she successfully instituted the western food department and set up a well-integrated kitchen system. She also assists in the logistics operations and contributed significantly to the Groups efficient buffet deliveries of up to 800 buffet orders in a day.

Having amassed 19 years of experience in kitchen leadership, Ms Teo is passionate about creating new dishes and pays great attention to menu development and quality control. She is instrumental in the training and development of the cooks and directs them on accurate food preparation methods.

Ms Teo began her career in the F&B industry in 1994 soon after she graduated from Jurong Institute. Prior to joining the Group, she worked in Tango Restaurant & Wine Bar from 1996 to 1998. From 1999 to 2006, she was a partner and manager of Liquids Caf?? where she was responsible for the general management and day to day operations of the caf??.
Interest * in the listed issuer and its subsidiaries * NIL
Familial relationship with any director and/or substantial shareholder of the listed issuer or of any of its principal subsidiaries * N/A
Conflict of interests (including any competing business) * NIL
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Past (for the last 5 years) Pesto N Pine Pte Ltd (struck off)
Present NIL
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Disclose the following matters concerning an appointment of director, chief executive officer, general manager or other executive officer of equivalent rank. If the answer to any questions is "yes", full details must be given.
(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? No
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Footnotes
This announcement has been prepared by the Company and its contents have been reviewed by the Company's sponsor, CIMB Bank Berhad, Singapore Branch (the Sponsor) for compliance with the relevant rules of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (the SGX-ST), this being the SGX-ST Listing Manual Section B: Rules of Catalist. The Sponsor has not independently 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 correctness of any of the statements or opinions made or reports contained in this announcement.

The contact person for the Sponsor is Mr Benjamin Choy, Director, Corporate Finance. The contact particulars are 50 Raffles Place, #09-01 Singapore Land Tower, Singapore 048623, telephone (65) 63375115.
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