Kevin Koo Chiang, executive chairman and CEO of Credit Bureau Asia, on Aug 12 acquired 419,700 shares for $540216.86 on the open market. This works out to an average of $1.28715 per share. With the purchase, he now owns 156.64 million shares or 68% of the company, up from 67.8% earlier.

The last time Koo bought shares from the open market was on Feb 25. Back then, he had acquired 1.07 million shares for just below $1.5 million, which works out to just below $1.40 per share.

Credit Bureau Asia was listed late last year at 93 cents. Koo bought the shares just a week after Credit Bureau Asia reported that earnings for 1HFY2021 ended June 30 was up 5.5% y-o-y from $3.72 million to $3.92 million.

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