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ST Engineering's Aerospace Arm Establishes New Site For Components Manufacturing

Singapore, 20 June 2016 – Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd's (ST Engineering) aerospace arm Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (ST Aerospace) today announced that its subsidiary Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW) will be setting up a new subsidiary in Kodersdorf, Germany, with a planned equity of €5.5m (approximately S$8.5m).

The new company will be responsible for the production of lightweight components, mainly comprising floor panels and cargo linings, for single aisle Airbus aircraft.  The facility will supplement EFW's existing production line in Dresden, Germany, as EFW expands its component production business.

Occupying a land area of 30,000sqm, with planned investment of about €40m (approximately S$61.5m), the new facility will house a component manufacturing factory, furnished with new equipment and toolings.  Component production at the new facility is planned to commence by first half of 2018.  The new subsidiary is expected to create about 100 new jobs by end 2018.

Based in Dresden, Germany, EFW is a 55:45 joint venture of ST Aerospace and Airbus Group.  EFW combines various aviation and technology activities under one roof, including passenger-to-freighter aircraft conversions, maintenance and repair of Airbus aircraft, and the development and manufacturing of flat fibre-reinforced composite components for structures and interiors of the entire Airbus family of aircraft.  It is the exclusive supplier of composite flat sandwich panels to Airbus.

The setting up of the new company is not expected to have any material impact on the consolidated net tangible assets per share and earnings per share of ST Engineering for the current financial year.

ST Aerospace (Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd) is the aerospace arm of ST Engineering with a revenue of $2.09b in FY2015.  Operating a global MRO network with facilities and affiliates in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe, it is the world’s largest commercial airframe MRO provider with a global customer base that includes leading airlines, airfreight and military operators.  ST Aerospace is an integrated service provider that offers a spectrum of maintenance and engineering services that include airframe, engine and component maintenance, repair and overhaul; engineering design and technical services; and aviation materials and asset management services, including Total Aviation Support.  ST Aerospace has a global staff strength of around 8,000 employees worldwide.  Please visit www.staero.aero.

ST Engineering (Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd) is an integrated engineering group providing solutions and services in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors.  Headquartered in Singapore, the Group reported revenue of $6.34b in FY2015 and ranks among the largest companies listed on the Singapore Exchange.  It is a component stock of the FTSE Straits Times Index, MSCI Singapore and the SGX Sustainability Leaders Index.  ST Engineering has about 23,000 employees worldwide, and over 100 subsidiaries and associated companies in 46 cities across 24 countries.  Please visit www.stengg.com for more information.

Media Contacts:
Lina Poa
SVP, Corporate Communications
ST Engineering
Tel:      (65) 6722 1883
Email:  linapoa@stengg.com

Belinda Ng
VP, Corporate Communications
ST Aerospace
Tel:      (65) 6380 6176
Email:  belindang@stengg.com

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