Report of the Directors
During the year, donations made by the Group for charitable purposes amounted to HK$1,802,500.
The consolidated financial statements for the year have been audited by Messrs. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and a resolution to re-appoint Messrs. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu as auditor of the Company will be proposed at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting to be held on 12 May 2011.
Sufficiency of Public Float
As at the date of this Annual Report, based on the information that is publicly available to the Company and within the knowledge of the Directors, the Company maintains a sufficient public float with more than 25% of the issued shares of the Company being held by the public.
The Board and management of the Company are committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance. The Company has complied with all the code provisions as set out in the Code on Corporate Governance Practices contained in Appendix 14 to the Listing Rules throughout the year under review, with the exception of a few deviations. Detailed information on the Company’s corporate governance principles and practices are set out in the Corporate Governance Report on pages 38 to 50 of this Annual Report.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Social Responsibility has been integral to the Group’s business ever since the Group’s founding in 1963. Our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility stems from a core belief that our business will prosper as the community and environment around us flourish. A full report on Corporate Social Responsibility is set out on pages 31 to 33 of this Annual Report.
On behalf of the Board LO Ka Shui Chairman and Managing Director
Hong Kong, 23 February 2011
Great Eagle Holdings Limited