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ROKKO HOLDINGS LTD.

61 Kaki Bukit Road 2 Singapore 417869 Tel: 6749 5885; Fax: 6747 5979 (Company Registration Number: 200309694C)

MEDIA RELEASE: Rokko FY2010 Net Profit After Tax Soars 142.0% to S$4.3M

Rokko FY2010 Net Profit After Tax Soars 142.0% to S$4.3M


Revenue rose 44.3% to S$42.6M from S$29.5M in FY2009 on pent-up demand in the global semiconductor industry Healthy cash and cash equivalents of approximately S$12.8M as at 31 December 2010, compared to S$9.0M as at 31 December 2009 EPS rose to 2.76 cents in FY2010 from 1.20 cents in FY2009. NAV per share was 16.10 cents as at 31 December 2010, up from 13.33 cents in FY2009

S$ Mil Turnover Net Profit Basic EPS (cents) *

FY2010 42.6 4.3 2.76

FY2009 29.5 1.7 1.20

Growth 44.3% 142.0% 130.0%

*Based on weighted average number of shares of 154,225,203 and 146,477,510 for FY2010 and FY2009 respectively.

SINGAPORE, 28 January 2011 Singapore Catalist-listed Rokko Holdings Ltd. (Rokko or the Group) announced today that its net profit after tax for the financial year ended 31 December 2010 (FY2010) soared 142.0% to S$4.3 million from S$1.7 million for the financial year ended 31 December 2009 (FY2009), lifted by pent-up demand for semiconductor equipment.

The designer and manufacturer of high-precision automated equipment for the semiconductor sector said the higher profit was achieved on turnover of S$42.6 million, 44.3% higher than S$29.5 million in FY2009. All three divisions of Rokko performed better as pent-up demand which began in the second half of FY2009 continued to propel demand from major customers in FY2010.

Sales at the Equipment Division the main business driver of Rokko rose 30.8% to contribute S$26.3 million or 61.7% to Group revenue as sales picked up for its RS8000

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series sawing singulation system and the RS5000 pick and place system. With the development of new equipment products and the recent launch of its RS5000 series of pick and place system, the Equipment Division is expected to sustain contribution to the Groups revenue.

Revenue from the Stamping Division which serves the connectors industry rose 91.5% to contribute S$10.8 million or 25.3% to Group revenue, while revenue of the Tooling Division rose 46.3% to contribute S$5.5 million or 13.0% to Group revenue.

Earnings per share (based on a weighted average of 154,225,203 shares) rose to 2.76 cents in FY2010 from 1.20 cents in FY2009 (based on a weighted average of 146,477,510 shares). Net asset value per share increased to 16.10 cents as at 31 December 2010 (based on 160,000,000 shares) from 13.33 cents as at 31 December 2009 (based on 145,645,000 shares).

The Board of Directors proposes a final dividend of 0.5 cent per share, on top of the 0.5 cent interim dividend declared and paid earlier in September 2010, bringing the total dividend for FY2010 to 1.0 cent per share, representing 37.5% of net profit for FY2010 and a yield of 6.7% based on its closing share price of S$0.150 on 26 Jan 2011.

The Group remains in a healthy financial position with cash and cash equivalents of S$12.8 million with net gearing of 0.38 times at the end of FY2010 compared to S$9.0 million in cash and cash equivalents and 0.50 times in net gearing at the end of FY2009.

Commenting on the outlook, Rokkos Managing Director Mr Gary Lim, said, We expect sustainable performance in FY2011 which will continue to be underpinned by the growth in demand for smart phones, new mobile devices as well as personal computers. We will also continue to focus on improving our competitive edge by consistently investing in research and development, Mr Lim added.

On 31 December 2010, the Group entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire 100% equity interest in Jade Precision Engineering Pte Ltd (JPE) which specialises in lead frame manufacturing for the semiconductor industry, for S$8.0

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million. Upon the completion of the proposed acquisition, which is subject to shareholders approval, JPE will change its name to Rokko Leadframes Pte. Ltd.

We believe that this proposed acquisition will lead to synergies in cross-marketing as Rokko will be able to serve its customers more effectively. Our focus is to streamline and improve the operations and performance of JPE and the Group, said Mr Lim.

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This media release has been prepared by the Company and its contents have been reviewed by the Company's sponsor, PrimePartners Corporate Finance Pte. Ltd. (the Sponsor) for compliance with the relevant rules of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (the SGX-ST). The Sponsor has not independently verified the contents of this media release. This media release has not been examined or approved by the SGX-ST and the SGX-ST assumes no responsibility for the contents of this media release, including the correctness of any of the statements or opinions made or reports contained in this media release. The contact person for the Sponsor is Mr Mark Liew, Managing Director, Corporate Finance, at 20 Cecil Street, #21-02 Equity Plaza, Singapore 049705, telephone (65) 6229-8088.

About Rokko Holdings Ltd Established in 1994, Rokko provides precision engineering services to well-established customers in the semiconductor and electronics industries. The Group has 3 main business segments - Equipment - design, development and manufacturing of automated equipment and marketing it under the proprietary "Rokko" and "Finix" brands; Tooling - design, development and manufacturing of precision tools used in the front-end and back-end processes in the semiconductor manufacturing process; and Stamping - provision of connector stamping services to manufacturers in the electronics industry. The Group has manufacturing facilities and presence in Singapore and Malaysia, with a global customer base. For more information, visit: www.rokkogroup.com.sg Rokko Holdings Ltd contact: Rokko Holdings Ltd. 61 Kaki Bukit Road 2 Singapore 417869 Tel: 6749 5885; Fax: 6747 5979 Investor Relations contact: WeR1 Consultants Pte Ltd 38A Circular Road Singapore 049394 Tel: (65) 6737 4844, Fax: (65) 6737 4944 Amy Yeo amyyeo@wer1.net; Josephine Auxillio, josephine@wer1.net