Independent Non-executive Directors

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Mr. Henry Tan Song Kok LEAD Independent Non-executive Directors

aged 52, was appointed to our Board on 25 September 2007. He is the Lead Independent Non-executive Director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company and a member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committees of ourCompany.

Mr. Tan obtained a bachelor’s degree in accountancy with first class honours from the National University of Singapore. He is a fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, a fellow of CPA Australia and a fellow of Singapore Institute of Directors and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Inc (Singapore Chapter). Mr. Tan is currently the Managing Director of Nexia TS Public Accounting Corporation and the Chairman of Nexia China. His previous roles include Asia Pacific Chairman and Board member of Nexia International. He served as President of Spirit of Enterprise from October 2006 to October 2008, a charity organization. Mr. Tan sits on the boards of Raffles Education Corporation Limited and YHI International Limited, all being companies listed on the SGX-ST. Mr. Tan has been appointed to Nanyang Technological University’s newly-formed Nanyan Business School Alumni Advisory Board on 10 March 2015.

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Mr. Kong Siu Chee  

aged 70, was appointed to our Board on 30 November 2006. He is the Independent Non-executive Director and also the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee. Mr. Kong obtained a bachelor’s degree in arts from the University of Hong Kong in November 1969 and a master degree in business administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in December 1980. He is an associate of The Chartered Institute of Bankers in the United Kingdom.Mr. Kong began his career in 1969 with Standard Chartered Bank, where he served in various managerial positions for 24 years. In 1993, he pursued his new business interest in the telecommunications sector and was a director of Champion Technology Holdings Limited from 1993 to 1994 and a director of Kantone U.K. Ltd. from 1994 to 1996. Between 1999 and 2005, he served as a director, Executive Vice President and Alternate Chief Executive Officer of CITIC Ka Wah Bank Limited (renamed as CITIC Bank International Limited in May 2010), and was also a director and the Managing Director of CITIC International Financial Holdings Limited from 2002 to 2005. Mr. Kong has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of Harbin Bank Co.Ltd since October 2013, and an independent non-executive director of Chinney Kin Wing Holdings Ltd since 11 Nov 2015.

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Mr. Zhang Hao  

aged 57, was appointed to our Board on 13 February 2012. He is the Independent Non-executive Director and also a member of the Audit Committee. He is currently the vice director and part-time professor of the Yangtze River Basin Development Institute of the East China Normal University. Mr. Zhang graduated from the Department of Economics of the Nanjing University in

August 1990. He then obtained a master degree in business administration from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in March 2005. He had previously served in various departments of the provincial government of the People’s Republic of China for over 29 years. From August 1981 to August 1996, he worked first as the senior staff member in the Planning Commission of Chongming County and then as the superintendent of the Seawall Project Management of Chongming County. From August 1996 to December 2010, he held various positions including as a senior staff member of the Cooperation Office of the Shanghai Municipal Government, a cadre of the department of district and county economy of the Shanghai Municipal Development Planning Commission and a senior staff member for the department of district and county economy of the Shanghai Municipal Development and Reform Commission.

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Mr. E Hock Yap  

aged 61, was appointed to our Board on 29 May 2012. He is the Independent Non-executive Director and also the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom in 1978. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered

Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He started his career with the London office of KPMG as an auditor specializing in insolvency from August 1978 to May 1983. From May 1983 to January 1987, he worked at Chase Manhattan Bank as an investment banker and in various investment banks in the region. He later took up management roles in several financial services companies in the Asia Pacific Region. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and as the Managing Director of Prime Credit Limited during the period from August 1999 to December 2007. He currently works in an investment company which invests in special situations. Mr. Yap had also served as an independent nonexecutive director of SRE during the period from 28 September 2004 to 29 May 2012.

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