SINGAPORE (Mar 6): Ong Chih Ching and Leny Suparman, the partners running property and hospitality firm KOP, have both increased their stakes in the company. On Feb 25, Ong, who is the company’s executive chairman, bought around 1.2 million shares for a total of about $51,843, which works out to an average of just over 4.3 cents per share.

With this purchase, Ong’s direct stake in the company has increased to just below 2.3 million, or 0.21%. However, Ong holds another 493.3 million shares via a privately-held entity called KOP Group as well. Her total stake in the company is therefore now 44.73%, up from 44.62% previously.

The following day, Suparman, who is the company’s group CEO, bought 200,000 shares for $8,440 on the open market. Similar to Ong, Suparman also owns another 41.45% stake in the company via KOP Group. Following the Feb 26 purchases from the open market, Suparman now owns a total stake of nearly 460.6 million, or 41.57%.

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