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Rank Group PLC
10 December 2020

10 December 2020

The Rank Group Plc

Directorate changes

The Rank Group Plc ("Rank" or the "Company") announces the appointment of Mr. Chew Seong Aun as a non-executive director with immediate effect. 

Alex Thursby, Rank's chairman, said "I am pleased to welcome Seong Aun to the Rank board. Seong Aun brings a wealth of financial and commercial experience to the board and will be able to further enhance the good communication established between Rank and its major shareholder."

Further to the announcement made on 8 December 2020, Mr. Tang Hong Cheong will be retiring from the board with immediate effect.

Biography of Mr. Chew Seong Aun

Chew Seong Aun is Executive Director and the Group Chief Financial Officer of Guoco Group Limited ("GGL").  He joined Hong Leong Financial Group Berhad ("HLFG"), GGL's associated company listed on Bursa Malaysia, as Chief Financial Officer in 2006.  Seong Aun has been the Chairman of the Investment Committee of Hong Leong Asset Management Berhad ("HLAM"), a subsidiary of HLFG, since 2013 and Chairman of HLAM's Board since 2017. Prior to joining the Hong Leong Group, Seong Aun held various senior banking positions in the UK and Asia. He was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer of GGL on 1 November 2020.

Seong Aun obtained a Bachelor of Science (Eng) degree in Civil Engineering (Honours) from Imperial College, University of London and is an ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) qualified Chartered Accountant (FCA). He is also a Chartered Banker of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers in Malaysia. He has more than 30 years' experience in finance and banking.

Seong Aun holds and/or has held the following directorships in other publicly quoted companies in the past five years:

Company №


Company Name







Guoco Group Limited

Executive Director

19 Nov 2020



Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited


GL Limited

Executive Director

1 Jan 2021


Main Board of Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited


There is no further information which would require disclosure under 9.6.13R of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority.



The Rank Group Plc


Sarah Powell - investor relations

Tel: 01628 504 303



FTI Consulting LLP (PR adviser to Rank)


Edward Bridges                

Tel: 020 3727 1067

Alex Beagley

Tel: 020 3727 1045



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