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News Release


Notice Of Books Closure Date



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, subject to the approval of Members at the Annual General Meeting (the "AGM") to be held on Thursday, 26 April 2007, the Transfer Books and Register of Members of the Company will be closed from 5.00 p.m. on Friday, 25 May 2007 for the purpose of determining Members' entitlements to the proposed first and final tax exempt dividend of 1.78 Singapore cents per ordinary share (the "Dividends") in respect of the financial year ended 31 December 2006.


The Dividends, if approved by Members of the Company at the AGM, will be paid on Monday, 11 June 2007.


Duly completed registrable transfers received by the Company's Share Registrar, Lim Associates (Pte) Ltd at 3 Church Street, #08-01 Samsung Hub, Singapore 049483 up to 5.00 p.m. on Friday, 25 May 2007 will be registered to determine Members' entitlements to the Dividends. Members whose Securities Accounts with The Central Depository (Pte) Limited are credited with ordinary shares of the Company at 5.00 p.m. on Friday, 25 May 2007 will be entitled to the Dividends.



DBS Bank Ltd and UBS AG, acting through its business group, UBS Investment Bank, were the joint global co-ordinators and bookrunners of the initial public offering of the shares in Banyan Tree Holdings Limited.