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BackJan 13, 2015
Type Reply to query
Reply to Bursa Malaysia's Query Letter - Reference ID BL-150113-52679
Subject OTHERS
Description PROPOSED MERGER OF THE BUSINESSES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF MALAYSIA BUILDING SOCIETY BERHAD (“MBSB”), CIMB GROUP HOLDINGS BERHAD (“CIMB GROUP”) AND RHB CAPITAL BERHAD (“RHB CAPITAL”) AND THE CREATION OF AN ENLARGED ISLAMIC BANKING FRANCHISE (“PROPOSED MERGER”)
Query Letter Contents We refer to the Exchange's conversation with the Company in relation to the
above article appearing in The Edge Financial Daily, page 4, on Tuesday, 13
January 2015, a copy of which is enclosed for your reference.

In particular, we would like to draw your attention to the underlined sentences
which are reproduced as follows:-

"The proposed mega merger of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad, RHB Capital Berhad and
Malaysia Building Society Berhad (MBSB) is off and an announcement is expected
before the end of the week..."

"The respective boards are supposed to meet on Wednesday, (tomorrow) when it
will be formally expressed that the deal is off."

In accordance with Bursa Securities' Corporate Disclosure Policy, kindly
furnish Bursa Securities with an announcement for public release confirming or
denying the above reported article in particular the underlined sentences after
due and diligent enquiry with all the directors, major 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
reported sentences or any other part of the article, you are required to set
forth facts sufficient to clarify any misleading aspects of the same. In the
event you confirm the above reported sentences or any other part of the
article, you are required to set forth facts sufficient to support the same.

Please furnish Bursa Securities with your reply immediately by today.

Yours faithfully



KHOO KAY KWAN
Senior Vice President, Issuers
Listing Division
Regulation

c.c:- General Manager and Head, Market Surveillance, Securities Commission
(via fax)

We refer to the earlier announcements in relation to the Proposed Merger (“Announcement”). Unless otherwise stated, the definitions used here shall have the same meanings as set out in the Announcement.

Reference is made to Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa Securities”)’s query dated 13 January 2015.

On behalf of MBSB, AmInvestment Bank Berhad wishes to clarify that the parties to the Proposed Merger are still in discussions.

MBSB will be having a regular board meeting tomorrow, 14 January 2015 which has been scheduled last week.  Amongst the items for deliberation are matters relating to the Proposed Merger.

Should there be any material development on the Proposed Merger, the appropriate announcement will be made on Bursa Securities accordingly.

This announcement is dated 13 January 2015.

 


Announcement Info

Company Name MALAYSIA BUILDING SOCIETY BERHAD  
Stock Name MBSB    
Date Announced 13 Jan 2015  
Category General Announcement
Reference No MB-150113-65745