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Flat Cargo Berhad

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ABDUL RAHMAN BIN YAACOB AFIFAH BINTI HALIM MAZIAH BINTI MOKHTAR MOHAMMAD AZWAN BIN BASHIRUN MOHD ZUBAIR BIN NOR AZMAN AC088467 AC088398 AC088445 AC088323 AC086470

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NABILAH BINTI SAAD

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INTEGRATED CASE STUDY ACSB 413

INTRODUCTION

Company Background
1997 Started operations with 2 aircraft - Boeing 737-200F - Cessna Grand Caravan Operating Primarily -Air cargo carrier Principal activities of FCB Subsidiaries -Air Freight Service and Aircraft Ground handling service
15 September 2001 -Obtained listing in Bursa Malaysia Auditor -Kenyans & Associates In 2001 to 2004 -the have a fast growing at intra- Asian air express market -demand for express transportation Services increased. -give best delivering quality services and satisfying customer demand.

FCB Wholly Owned Subsidiaries
Cargo management Sdn Bhd

Fc Spare Sdn Bhd

FCB Wholly Owned Subsidiaries

FC Air Ltd

FCB (SPV) Ltd

Cargo Air Service Sdn Bhd

FCB secured agreements with well-established companies
Up to 2005

Bax Global

United Parcel Service (UPS)

Express Worldwide
Nippon Express

CityLink

Nationwide Express

Top Management Team
Dato’ Ibrahim Samad
• Chairman • Independent non-executive director • Former of Directors General for Ministry of Transportation • As a Malaysia chamber of commerce’s former president

Mr Lim Loon Sim

• Chief Executive Officer (CEO) • Founder for FCB • Board member since 1997
• Executive Director • Chairman of the company Audit Committee • Member of its Employee Share Option Scheme Committee • Board since 1999 • Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Ali Bin Ahmad

Mr. Kim Boon Chok

FCBH Financial Growth
In 2005

Ranked 4th
-Capital Gains -=Dividends

Share Price
Dec 2001, -RM1.89/shared 2005 -RM10.60/share

Able Pay Dividend
At a steady…...

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