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Bursa Fines Anzo Directors for RM300,000 for RPT and Diversification Breaches

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Publish date: Fri, 02 Sep 2022, 09:04 AM
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Bursa fines Anzo directors for RM300,000 for RPT and diversification breaches

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 1): Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd has publicly reprimanded Anzo Holdings Bhd and three of its directors for breaches of the Bursa Malaysia
Securities Main Market Listing Requirements (LR).

The three directors were imposed a total fine of RM300,000 for breaches of related-party transactions (RPTs) and failure to notify shareholders of operations diversification.

Managing director Datuk Chai Woon Chet was fined RM150,000.

Meanwhile, former independent non-executive chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azim Mohd and former independent non-executive director Chong Khing Chung were fined RM75,000 each. The duo resigned on May 30 and June 1 this year.

“Bursa Malaysia Securities views the contraventions seriously, as the requirements to make an immediate announcement of material information and obtain prior shareholders’ approval for material RPTs and diversification in operations are fundamental to aid investors to make informed investment decisions, protect the interest of shareholders and allow them an opportunity to consider, in a timely manner, transactions which have the potential of adversely affecting their interests,” the regulator said.

Anzo failed to make an immediate announcement on the supply agreement with CSTME Resources Sdn Bhd (CSTME) for the supply of copper scrap, which was approved by the board on June 16, 2020. The deal was only announced on June 25, 2020.

The company failed to issue a circular and obtain shareholders’ prior approval in relation to the deal; and to appoint an independent adviser and a main adviser before the terms of the deal were agreed upon.

With regard to the diversification of the existing business to include trading of industrial products, Bursa said Anzo failed to obtain prior shareholders’ approval.

The regulator reminded Anzo and its board of directors of their responsibility to maintain the appropriate standards of corporate responsibility and accountability to its shareholders and the investing public.

Anzo’s share price closed unchanged at 1.5 sen on Thursday (Sept 1), valuing it at RM16.74 million.

Source: TheEdge - 2 Sep 2022

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