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Article Entitled: "Bank Rakyat Said To Be Bidding For Mbsb Shares"
We refer to the letter dated 30 August 2007 from Bursa Malaysia in relation to the above article appearing in the New Straits Times, page 39, Business Times Section on Thursday, 30 August 2007.
Malaysia Building Society Berhad ("MBSB" or "the Company") wishes to inform Bursa Malaysia that based on information available to us and to the best of our knowledge, we confirm that the Company has no information relating to the reported article. The Company is therefore, not aware of the basis of the abovementioned article.
This announcement is dated 03 September 2007.
Query Letter content :
We refer to the above article appearing in the New Straits Times, page 39,
Business Times Section on Thusday, 30 August 2007, 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 Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has received two offers last week for its
shares in Malaysia Building Society Bhd (MBSB) ........."
"....... Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Bhd ......... is one of the parties
which made a detailed offer ......."
"The bank's offer, which is in the range of RM2 a share ........"
In accordance with Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad's ("Bursa Securities")
Corporate Disclosure Policy, you are requested to furnish Bursa Securities with
an announcement for public release confirming or denying the above reported
article and 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 sentences or any other part of
the above article, you are required to set forth facts sufficient to clarify
any misleading aspects of the same. In the event you confirm the above
sentences or any other part of the above article, you are required to set forth
facts sufficient to support the same.
Please furnish Bursa Securities with your reply within one (1) market day from
the date hereof.
Copy to : Securities Commission (via fax) (En Chung Tin Fah)