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Notice of Shares Buy Back by a Company

Date of buy back from 05 Dec 2016
Date of buy back to 05 Dec 2016
Currency Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
Total number of shares purchased (units) 450,000
Minimum price paid for each share purchased ($$) 0.657
Maximum price paid for each share purchased ($$) 0.657
Total amount paid for shares purchased ($$) 296,748.71
The name of the stock exchange through which the shares were purchased Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad
Number of shares purchased retained in treasury (units) 450,000
Total number of shares retained in treasury (units) 1,213,800
Number of shares purchased which were cancelled (units) 0
Total issued capital as diminished 0
Date lodged with registrar of companies 19 Dec 2016
Lodged by Boardroom Corporate Services (KL) Sdn Bhd

Article Entitled ‘Explain Why Rail Deal Aborted’ Published in Focus Malaysia/10-16 December 2016

We refer to our announcement dated 25 November 2016 and the above article.

Subsequent to the execution of the Heads of Joint Venture Agreement (‘the Agreement’) between KUB Malaysia Berhad (‘KUB’) and Malaysia Steel Works (KL) Bhd (‘Masteel’) (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Parties’), Masteel wishes to state that since the presentation of the Johor commuter train project (‘the Project’) to the Economic Council (‘EC’) on 8 August 2011 and pursuant to that meeting, the Parties had followed the direction of the EC to finalise certain issues with the Ministry of Transport and having coordinated with three (3) Ministers of Transport, the Parties had in early 2016 finalised its proposal for the re-tabling to the EC.

In a meeting with the Economic Planning Unit (‘EPU’) on 15 April 2016 to discuss the re-tabling of the Parties proposal to the EC, the Parties was informed to undertake the addition of ‘social’ routes for its Johor commuter train services.

After due consideration, the Parties had concluded that the additional routes will render the Project economically unviable.

In view of the long gestation time and the impasse with EPU, the Parties had decided to terminate the Agreement on the basis that all efforts made by the Parties to date with the Government of Malaysia have not yielded a definitive timeline for the satisfactory conclusion of the said Project.

This announcement is dated 14 December 2016.

 

Listing Circular

Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (635998-W) (Bursa Malaysia Securities) publicly reprimands Malaysia Steel Works (KL) Berhad (MASTEEL) and 3 executive directors for breaches of the Main Market Listing Requirements of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (Main LR). In addition, the 3 executive directors of MASTEEL are fined a total of RM130,500.

 

MASTEEL is publically reprimanded for committing the following breaches of the Main LR:-

  1. paragraph 9.23(2) of the Main LR for failing to announce the Company’s annual audited accounts for the financial year ended (FYE) 31 December 2014 (AFS 2014) on or before 30 April 2015 and instead announced the AFS 2014 on 19 June 2015;
  2. paragraph 9.23(1) of the Main LR for failing to issue the Company’s annual report for the FYE 31 December 2014 (AR 2014) on or before 31 May 2015 and instead issued the AR 2014 on 9 July 2015; and
  3. paragraph 9.22(1) of the Main LR for failing to announce the Company’s quarterly report for the financial period ended 31 March 2015 (1st QR 2015) on or before 31 May 2015 and instead announced the 1st QR 2015 on 2 July 2015.

 

MASTEEL is also required to ensure all its directors and the relevant personnel of the company attend a training programme in relation to compliance with the Main LR particularly pertaining to financial reporting.  In addition, MASTEEL is required to ensure its Board of Directors review and assess the adequacy and competency of its finance and accounting resources and adequacy, comprehensiveness and effectiveness of the company’s policies and procedures in respect of financial reporting and implementation of the same.

 

The 3 executive directors of MASTEEL are publically reprimanded for breaching paragraph 16.13(b) of the Main LR where they had permitted MASTEEL to commit the above breaches.  In addition, fines are imposed on them as follows:-

No. Directors Penalty Imposed
1. Dato’ Sri Tai Hean Leng @ Tek Hean Leng

Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer

Public Reprimand and total fines of RM43,500
2. Lee Kean Binh

Executive Director

(Resigned on 30 September 2015)

Public Reprimand and total fines of RM43,500
3 Lau Yoke Leong

Executive Director

Public Reprimand and total fines of RM43,500

 

The finding of breach and imposition of the above penalties on MASTEEL and its directors are made pursuant to paragraph 16.19 of the Main LR upon completion of due process and after taking into consideration all facts and circumstances of the matter including the materiality / impact of the breach to MASTEEL and shareholders / investors and the role, responsibilities, knowledge and conduct of the directors.

 

Bursa Malaysia Securities views the contraventions seriously as the timely and accurate submission of financial statements is one of the fundamental obligations of listed companies and is of paramount importance in ensuring a fair and orderly market for securities traded on Bursa Securities and necessary to aid informed investment decisions.

 

Bursa Malaysia Securities also reminds MASTEEL and its Board of Directors of their responsibility to maintain the appropriate standards of corporate responsibility and accountability to its shareholders and the investing public.

 

BACKGROUND

 

The delay in the announcement / issuance of the AFS 2014, AR 2014 and 1st QR 2015 was essentially due to MASTEEL’s failure to resolve the following audit issues with the external auditors which led to the external auditors not being able to express an opinion on the AFS 2014:-

  1. The veracity of sales transactions recorded by the company with certain customers whose total outstanding balances as at 31 December 2014 amounts to RM287,171,341 and consequently, the recoverability of these balances which represented 86% of the Company’s trade receivables of RM334,541,368; and
  2. The nature and classification of a sale arrangement with a foreign trading house where the amount of advances outstanding to the foreign trading house amounts to RM101,075,929 as at 31 December 2014.

 

The unresolved audit issues resulted in the appointment of a special auditor and upon completion of the special audit, the financial statements were issued where the external auditors had expressed a qualified opinion in respect of the audit issues in the AFS 2014 announced on 19 June 2015.

 

MASTEEL and the executive directors had failed to discharge their duties to ensure the timely announcement / issuance of the AFS 2014, AR 2014 and 1st QR 2015 in accordance with the Main LR as:-

  1. Reasonable notice and reminders (since 26 November 2014) were given to the company by the external auditors as to the audit issues towards addressing and resolving the same to ensure timely finalization of the audit and issuance of the financial statements; and
  2. Notwithstanding the various reminders by the external auditors and the materiality of the audit issues including implication of the same to the AFS 2014, MASTEEL and the executive directors had failed to demonstrate expeditious  and reasonable steps / actions taken to address, procure and/or provide the external auditors with the necessary appropriate documents / audit evidence (including reasonable explanation) as would sufficiently / reasonably explain / account for the transactions and address the concerns of the external auditors to facilitate the proper audit and finalisation of the financial statements.

 

The executive directors were involved in the day to day and/or financial management of the company including liaising with the external auditors to resolve the audit issues and they were or should be in a position to ascertain, address and resolve the audit issues particularly in the light of their involvement / knowledge of the transactions.  They also had supervisory obligation over MASTEEL and hence, control over how the company should effectively address and resolve the audit issues towards ensuring compliance of the obligations under the Main LR. However, they had failed to demonstrate reasonable steps taken to monitor, expeditiously address and resolve the audit issues and ensure timely preparation and finalisation of the AFS 2014.  It was only upon the audit committee’s recommendations to the board to appoint a special auditor to conduct an independent and comprehensive review of the audit issues on 27 April 2015 that the board proceeded to approve and appoint the special auditor towards resolving the audit issues.

Notice of Shares Buy Back Immediate Announcement

Date of buy back 05 Dec 2016
Description of shares purchased Ordinary Shares of RM0.50 each
Currency Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
Total number of shares purchased (units) 450,000
Minimum price paid for each share purchased ($$) 0.657
Maximum price paid for each share purchased ($$) 0.657
Total consideration paid ($$) 296,748.71
Number of shares purchased retained in treasury (units) 450,000
Number of shares purchased which are proposed to be cancelled (units) 0
Cumulative net outstanding treasury shares as at to-date (units) 1,213,800
Adjusted issued capital after cancellation
(no. of shares) (units)
0
Total number of shares purchased and/or held as treasury shares against total number of issued shares of the listed issuer (%) 0.49643

Update on the Joint-Venture Agreement entered between Masteel and KUB Malaysia Berhad

We refer to the announcement made on 19 January 2011, wherein Masteel announced that the Company had entered into a Head of Joint Venture Agreement (“MOU”) with KUB Malaysia Berhad (Company No. 6022-D) (“KUB”), a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad whereby KUB and Masteel have agreed to combine their capabilities and resources to co-operate and collaborate with each other in the joint-venture company, Metropolitan Commuter Network Sdn Bhd to pursue the rail transit network project in the Iskandar Development Region (“Parties”) and the Parties are desirous of submitting a joint proposal for the Project to the Government of Malaysia.

Pursuant to Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad’s letter dated 4 August 2006, we wish to announce the status of the MOU that the Company and KUB mutually agreed to terminate the MOU and the Company would allocate back the resources to focus on their existing core business.

 

Update on the Joint-Venture Agreement entered between Masteel and KUB Malaysia Berhad

We refer to the announcement made on 19 January 2011, wherein Masteel announced that the Company had entered into a Head of Joint Venture Agreement (“MOU”) with KUB Malaysia Berhad (Company No. 6022-D) (“KUB”), a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad whereby KUB and Masteel have agreed to combine their capabilities and resources to co-operate and collaborate with each other in the joint-venture company, Metropolitan Commuter Network Sdn Bhd to pursue the rail transit network project in the Iskandar Development Region (“Parties”) and the Parties are desirous of submitting a joint proposal for the Project to the Government of Malaysia.

Pursuant to Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad’s letter dated 4 August 2006, we wish to announce the status of the MOU that the Company is still waiting for the outcome from the relevant Government agencies on the Company’s proposal in Iskandar Malaysia.