Asia Plywood Company Sdn. Bhd.- Certificate for Chain-of-Custody No.63

The Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) wishes to announce that Asia
Plywood Company Sdn. Bhd., holder of Certificate for Chain-of-Custody No. 063, has
been directed to cease describing its plywood as “MTCC-certified” with effect from 29
July 2005, until further notice.

MTCC has taken this decision following a visit to the premises of the company to check
on its records, particularly its inputs of MTCC-certified logs, and its production and exports of plywood which were described as “MTCC-certified”.

As a follow-up action, MTCC has arranged with an independent assessor to immediately conduct a surveillance visit on Asia Plywood Company Sdn. Bhd. Based the outcome of this surveillance visit, appropriate measures will be taken by MTCC.

All relevant parties are kindly requested to take note of the above.