Far East Hospitality Trust ("Far East H-Trust") is a hospitality stapled group comprising Far East Hospitality Real Estate
Investment Trust ("Far East H-REIT") and Far East Hospitality Business Trust ("Far East H-BT").
Far East H-REIT is a real estate investment trust constituted by the trust deed dated 1 August 2012 (as amended, varied or supplemented from time to time) ("Trust Deed") and entered into between FEO Hospitality Asset Management Pte. Ltd. (in its capacity as the manager of Far East H-REIT) (the "REIT Manager") and DBS Trustee Limited (in its capacity as the trustee of Far East H-REIT) (the "Trustee").
Far East H-BT is a business trust constituted by the trust deed dated 1 August 2012 (as amended, varied or supplemented from time to time) and entered into by FEO Hospitality Trust Management Pte. Ltd. (in its capacity as the trustee-manager of Far East H-BT) (the "Trustee-Manager"). Far East H-BT has been dormant since Far East H-Trust was listed on the Mainboard of Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (the "SGX-ST").
The REIT Manager has been issued a Capital Market Services Licence by the Monetary Authority of Singapore ("MAS") for real estate investment management ("CMS Licence") pursuant to the Securities and Futures Act, Chapter 289 of Singapore (the "SFA") on 10 August 2012.
The framework of relevant legislations and guidelines governing Far East H-Trust include:
The REIT Manager and the Trustee-Manager are fully committed to upholding the highest standards of corporate governance, business integrity and professionalism in all its activities. The Managers believe that sound and effective corporate governance policies and practices are essential in achieving sustainable growth, and consequently a trusted, successful and respected Far East H-Trust.
This corporate governance report ("Report") sets out Far East H-REIT's corporate governance framework and practices with specific reference to the principles and the provisions of the Code of Corporate Governance 2018 (the "Code"), in accordance with the amendments to Rule 710 ("Amended Rule 710") of the SGX Listing Rules, and where applicable, the Listing Manual and the Companies Act (Chapter 50 of Singapore) ("Companies Act"). The REIT Manager has opted to adopt Amended Rule 710 in advance. For FY 2018, save as stated in this Report, Far East H-REIT has complied in all material aspects with the principles of the Code. Where there are variations from any of the provisions of the Code, an explanation has been provided within this Report, which includes the reason for the variation, as well as the practices adopted to be consistent with the intent and philosophy of the relevant principle in question.
Due to the different legislative and regulatory requirements in relation to a REIT as compared with a business trust, the corporate governance disclosure requirements in relation to the REIT Manager are different from those in relation to the Trustee-Manager.