SCMP Group Appoints Group Editor-in-Chief

Hong Kong, February 17, 2003 – SCMP Group is pleased to announce the appointment of David Armstrong as Group Editor-in-Chief, with effect from April 1, 2003.

Mr Armstrong will oversee and supervise the Editorial Division of the South China Morning Post and the Sunday Morning Post, and will be involved in developing SCMP Group’s publishing initiatives in this region.

Mr Armstrong joined the South China Morning Post in 1993 as editor and was promoted to editor-in-chief in 1994. Two years later, he returned to Sydney to take up the position of editor-in-chief of Australia’s national daily newspaper, The Australian, where he has been since.

Mr Armstrong has had a very successful career as a journalist, editor and media manager. He was editor of Australia’s The Canberra Times and The Bulletin, and deputy editor of The Daily Telegraph in Sydney.

About SCMP Group Limited

SCMP Group Limited is the holding company of South China Morning Post Publishers Limited, Hong Kong’s leading publisher of English language newspapers (South China Morning Post and Sunday Morning Post), and, through other Group companies, is involved in the publication of magazines, retailing, commercial and business video production and property investments. The Group’s shares are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.


Prudence Lai
Corporate Communications Department
SCMP Group Limited
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