Electronic Movie Passes Now A Reality With NCS' Smartcard

Singapore, 21 July 1999

NEW, NCS' lifestyle smartcard of the future, allows electronic movie passes to be embedded onto a smartchip, providing its cardholders maximum convenience of electronic transactions. Eventually, such services will be made available via the Internet, remote access stations or over the telephone, minimizing queues, fuss or hassle.

AMG is confident that the dynamic concept of the NEW smartcard will increasingly appeal to today's sophisticated consumers.

A Private Screening of PUSHING TIN (from the director of "Four Weddings & A Funeral") for NEW smartcard holders, press and industry bigwigs, will be held at United Artists Beach Road, Grand Prince level 3, on July 21 - during which electronic movie passes (in the form of NEW smartcards) will be used for entry to the screening.

AMG hopes to make more NEW converts see the benefits of participating in such electronic redemption and loyalty Programmes, which also include electronic lucky draws whereby the necessity for coupon filling is eliminated.

AMG is a new business unit of National Computer Systems (NCS), which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Singapore Telecom Group.

For more information, contact

Priscilla Lee
Tel : 835 6410
Fax : 733 0744
Email: prislee@amg.ncs.com.sg

Notes to Editor

About SingaporeTelecom

Singapore Telecom is a world-class provider of domestic, international and mobile telecommunications as well as postal services. Turnover and net profit for the Group in 1997/98 were S$4.9 billion respectively. Privatised in October 1993, Singapore Telecom is Singapore's largest listed company in terms of market capitalisation.

The Singapore Telecom Group has invested more than S$1.9 billion in telecommunications-related projects around the world, especially in the Asia Pacific. It owns interests in 53 ventures and operations in 20 countries including the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, China and Belgium.

About National Computer Systems

National Computer Systems (NCS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Singapore Telecom Group. Contributing to the local Civil Service Computerisation Programme (CSCP) for the past 17 years. NCS has built up expertise and skills unmatched by any other IT company in Singapore.

Since the restructure in April 1996, NCS has been making inroads into the commercial sector and gaining the support of numerous multinational corporations. With more than 1900 trained and experienced IT professionals in the region, NCS is well positioned to deliver projects of any size and scale. For more information on NCS, please visit our website at http://www.ncs.com.sg

About AMG

Access Management Group (AMG) is a business unit of National Computer Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Telecommunications. It will leverage innovative information and smartcard technologies as a platform for business and marketing.

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