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ST Engineering’s Aerospace Arm Injects Capital Into Aircraft Leasing JV

Singapore, 26 September 2019 – Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced that its Aerospace arm has injected US$6.4m (about S$9m) into ST Engineering Aerospace Resources Pte. Ltd. (STEA Resources) for a flow through injection into its joint venture company, Keystone Holdings (Global) Pte. Ltd. (Keystone Holdings), to expand the Group’s aircraft leasing business with the purchase of aircraft assets. 

These capital injections, funded through internal cash, bring the Group’s total share capital contribution in STEA Resources and Keystone Holdings to about US$55.4m (about S$76m) and US$24.8m (about S$34m) respectively. After the capital injections, the net asset value of STEA Resources is estimated to be US$60.27m (about S$83m) while Keystone Holdings is estimated to be US$53.13m (about S$73m). 

Keystone Holdings is a 50-50 joint venture held between STEA Resources and SJ Aviation Capital Pte. Ltd. A holding company for aircraft leasing investments, Keystone Holdings has subsidiaries across various geographies with a portfolio of aircraft which is currently on lease to global airlines. 

The exercise is not expected to have any material impact on the consolidated net tangible asset per share and earnings per share of ST Engineering for the current financial year. 

ST Engineering is a global technology, defence and engineering group specialising in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. The Group employs about 22,000 people across offices in Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, serving customers in the defence, government and commercial segments in more than 100 countries. With more than 500 smart city projects across 70 cities in its track record, the Group continues to help transform cities through its suite of Smart Mobility, Smart Security and Smart Environment solutions. Headquartered in Singapore, ST Engineering reported revenue of $6.7b in FY2018 and it ranks among the largest companies listed on the Singapore Exchange. It is a component stock of the FTSE Straits Times Index, MSCI Singapore, SGX ESG Transparency Index and SGX ESG Leaders Index.  

The Aerospace sector provides integrated aerospace services and solutions through a global network of facilities and affiliates in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe, supporting a broad customer base that comprises leading airlines, airfreight operators and armed forces. Its wide spectrum of maintenance and engineering solutions include airframe, engine and component maintenance, repair and overhaul; engineering design and technical services; as well as aviation materials and asset management services. The sector also has original equipment manufacturing capabilities and holds proprietary designs in products such as aircraft seats. For more information, please visit www.stengg.com.

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Lina Poa
Head, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
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Email:  linapoa@stengg.com

Say Huan Yuan
AVP, Corporate Communications
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Email:  say.huanyuan@stengg.com

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