Dividend Notice and Financial Calendar
The Board of Directors recommends the payment of a final dividend of HK38 cents per share for the year ended 31 December 2010 (2009: HK35 cents per share) to shareholders whose names appear on the Registers of Members on Thursday, 12 May 2011 subject to the approval of shareholders at the forthcoming 2011 Annual General Meeting (the “2011 AGM”).
A circular containing details of the Scrip Dividend Arrangement will be despatched to shareholders together with the form of election for scrip dividend soon after the 2011 AGM. Dividend warrants and share certificates in respect of the proposed final dividend are expected to be despatched to shareholders on 17 June 2011.
Closure of Registers of Members
Taken together with the interim dividend of HK19 cents per share paid on 15 October 2010, this will make a total dividend for the full year of HK57 cents per share in 2010 (2009 total dividend: HK52 cents per share, comprising a final dividend of HK35 cents and an interim dividend of HK17 cents).
Shareholders will be given the option to receive the final dividend in new shares in lieu of cash (“Scrip Dividend Arrangement”). The Scrip Dividend Arrangement is subject to: (1) the approval of proposed final dividend at the 2011 AGM; and (2) The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited granting the listing of and permission to deal in the new shares to be issued pursuant thereto.
The Registers of Members of the Company will be closed from Friday, 6 May 2011 to Thursday, 12 May 2011, both days inclusive, during which period no transfer of shares will be registered.
In order to qualify for the 2010 final dividend and be entitled to attend and vote at the 2011 AGM, all properly completed transfer forms accompanied by the relevant share certificates must be lodged with the branch Share Registrars of the Company in Hong Kong, Computershare Hong Kong Investor Services Limited of Shops 1712-1716, 17th Floor, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong for registration not later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, 5 May 2011.
2010 Interim Results Announcement Payment of 2010 Interim Dividend of HK19 cents per share 2010 Annual Results Announcement Closure of Registers of Members 2011 Annual General Meeting Record Date for 2010 Final Dividend Payment of 2010 Final Dividend of HK38 cents per share
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20 August 2010 15 October 2010 23 February 2011 6 May 2011 - 12 May 2011 (both days inclusive) 12 May 2011 12 May 2011 17 June 2011
Annual Report 2010