» KLK, via its wholly-owned subsidiary, KL-Kepong Plantation Holdings Sdn Bhd entered into a Joint Venture Agreement with PT Perkebunan Nusantara II (Persero) (“PTPN II”) to form a joint venture company, PT Langkat Nusantara Kepong (“PT LNK”).
PT LNK will lease and manage approximately 20,700 hectares of land planted with oil palm and rubber, 2 palm oil mills and 3 rubber factories, all located in Sumatera, Indonesia and belonging to PTPN II.
» Acquisition of 17% equity interest in PT Sekarbumi Alamlestari (“PT SA”) by KL-Kepong Plantation Holdings Sdn Bhd, which has an existing 48% interest, thus making PT SA a subsidiary of KLK.
PT SA owns an area of approximately 6,200 hectares located in Riau Province, Indonesia, planted with oil palm and with a palm oil mill.
» Acquisition by KL-Kepong Oleomas Sdn Bhd of the entire equity interest of Zoop Sdn Bhd (“Zoop”), together with a piece of leasehold land of approximately 137,476 square feet in Shah Alam, Selangor with a biodiesel plant, thus making Zoop (now known as KLK Bioenergy Sdn Bhd) a subsidiary of KLK.
» Official opening of Applied Agricultural Resources’ Tissue Culture Laboratory, Sungei Buluh, Selangor by YB Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities of Malaysia. The Laboratory produces more than 1 million ramets per year.
» Completion of the acquisition of the entire equity interest in Ladang Perbadanan-Fima Berhad (“LPF”), by Ablington Holdings Sdn Bhd. LPF has a land bank of more than 8,171 hectares.
» Acquisition of PT Menteng Jaya Sawit Perdana and PT Karya Makmur Abadi each of which own approximately 7,400 and 15,000 hectares of land respectively, in Kalimantan, Indonesia, which are intended for oil palm cultivation.
» Bonus Issue of 354,988,564 ordinary shares of RM1.00 each in KLK credited as fully paid-up on the basis of 1 new KLK share for every 2 existing KLK shares.
» KLK made an issuance of up to RM500 million nominal value Islamic Commercial Papers and/or Islamic Medium Term Notes Programme with the joint lead managers of the programme, Aseambankers Malaysia Berhad and CIMB Investment Bank Berhad in Kuala Lumpur.
» Acquisition of Golden Complex Sdn Bhd. which has a 92% equity stake in P.T. Malindomas Perkebunan which holds approximately 8,266 hectares of plantation land in Berau, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
» Acquisition of Uniqema (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. (now known as Palm-Oleo (Klang) Sdn Bhd) which is involved in the manufacture of glycerine, fatty acids, esters and soap noodles.
» Mandau Kernel Crushing Plant in PekanBaru, Indonesia with a processing capacity of 800 tonnes/day was commissioned.
» Acquisition of Shanghai Jinshan Jinwei Chemical Company Limited which specialises in the manufacturing of fatty amines, cationic surfactants, and auxiliary materials for cosmetics and detergent industries.
» Acquisition of Dr. W. Kolb Holding AG, a large independent alkoxylator and a large manufacturer and distributor of non-ionic surfactants and esters.
» Acquisition of 95% interest in PT Jabontara Eka Karsa which owns approximately 14,086 hectares of plantation land in Indonesia.
» 100th Year Anniversary of Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad.
» Launch of the revamped KLK website.
» Official opening of Taiko Palm-Oleo (Zhangjiagang) Co. Ltd.’s oleochemical plant in China by YB Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities of Malaysia.
» Acquisition of Tri-Force Element Inc and Double Jump Limited. The two companies together hold a 95% interest in PT Jabontara Eka Karsa which owns approximately 14,086 hectares in Indonesia.
» Official opening of Kekayaan Super Mill with a 120 tn/hr capacity.