Communication with Shareholders and Investor Relations

The Company is committed to ensuring that the Group shall comply with disclosure obligations under the Listing Rules and other applicable laws and regulations, and that all shareholders and potential investors of the Company have opportunities to receive and obtain information issued by the Company. Information regularly provided to the shareholders includes annual and interim reports, circulars and announcements in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Pursuant to the Listing Rules, voting by poll has become mandatory on all resolutions (except resolutions relate purely to procedural or administrative matters) put forward at general meetings and the poll results will be posted on the websites of the Stock Exchange and the Company. Notice to shareholders will be sent in the case of annual general meetings at least 20 clear business days before the meeting and at least 10 clear business days in the case of all other general meetings in accordance with the Code.

The Company provides an opportunity for its shareholders to seek clarification and to obtain a better understanding of the Group's performance in the general meetings of the Company. The Company acknowledges that general meetings are good communication channels with its shareholders. The Company welcomes the attendance of its shareholders at general meetings to express their views. At the general meeting, each substantial issue will be considered by a separate resolution, including the re-election of individual retiring Directors, and the poll procedures will be clearly explained. The Chairman of the Board and the Chairman of the relevant Board committees and/or their duly appointed delegates and/or Board committee members are available to attend the annual general meeting to interact with, and answer questions from, the shareholders. The external auditor is also required to be present at the annual general meeting to answer questions about the conduct of the audit, the preparation and content of the independent auditor's report, the accounting policies and auditor's independence.

To foster effective communications with shareholders and investors, the Company maintains a website at where the Company's announcements, circulars, notices, financial reports, business development, corporate governance practices, latest memorandum of association and bye-laws of the Company and other information are posted.

The 2015 annual general meeting of the Company was held on 26 June 2015. At the meeting, separate resolution was proposed by the chairman of the meeting in respect of each separate issue, including re-election of retiring Directors, and voted by way of poll. The Company announced the results of the poll in the manner prescribed under the Listing Rules. The Directors including Chairman of the Board, Chairman and members of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee as well as the representative of PricewaterhouseCoopers attended the 2015 annual general meeting and had effective communication with shareholders of the Company.

During the year 2015, there were no changes to the memorandum of association and bye-laws of the Company.

Shareholders' Rights

(i) Procedures for Shareholders to Convene a Special General Meeting ("SGM")

The Board shall, on the requisition in writing by the shareholder(s) to the Board or the Secretary of the Company holding at the date of deposit of the requisition not less than one-tenth of the paid up capital of the Company carrying the right of voting at general meetings of the Company, forthwith proceed to convene a SGM in accordance with the bye-laws of the Company.

If within twenty-one days of such deposit the Board fails to proceed to convene the SGM, the requisitionists, or any of them representing more than one half of the total voting rights of all of them, may themselves convene a meeting but any meeting so convened shall not be held after the expiration of three months from the said date.

(ii) Procedures for Putting Forward Proposals at General Meeting ("GM")

Shareholders can submit a written requisition to move a resolution at GM. The number of shareholders shall represent not less than one-twentieth of the total voting rights of all the shareholders having at the date of the requisition a right to vote at the GM, or shall not be less than one hundred shareholders.

The written requisition must state the resolution, accompanied by a statement of not more than one thousand words with respect to the matter referred to in any proposed resolution or the business to be dealt with at the GM. It must also be signed by all of the shareholders concerned and be deposited at the registered office of the Company in Bermuda and Rooms 2505-8, 25th Floor, World-Wide House, 19 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong for the attention of "Manager, Company Secretarial Department" not less than six weeks before the GM in case of a requisition requiring notice of a resolution and not less than one week before the GM in case of any other requisition.

The shareholders concerned must deposit a sum reasonably sufficient to meet the Company's expenses giving the notice of the resolution and circulating the statement submitted by the shareholders concerned under applicable laws and rules.

The procedures for a shareholder of the Company to propose a person for election as a Director is posted on the website of the Company.

(iii) Shareholders' Enquiries

Shareholders should direct their questions about their shareholdings to the Company's Hong Kong branch share registrar and transfer office, Tricor Abacus Limited. Shareholders and investors may during office hours make a request for the Company's information to the extent that such information is publically available. Shareholders may also send their enquiries and concerns to the Board by addressing them to the Investors Relations Department by post at Rooms 2505-8, 25th Floor, World-Wide House, 19 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong or by e-mail to

Source of Information: 2015 Annual Report

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