China Merchants Holdings (International) Company Limited (the "Company") held an Annual General Meeting (the "AGM") on 23 May 2014. The AGM was presided by Mr. Li Jianhong, our newly appointed Chairman, who was joined by others including Mr. Hu Jianhua, Managing Director of the Company, and Mr. Zhang Rizhong, Deputy General Manager and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Li Yinquan, Mr. Hu Zheng, Mr. Su Xingang, and Mr. Zheng Shaoping, Executive Directors of the Company, and Ms. Cynthia Wong, Deputy General Manager of the Company, were also in attendance.
Majority of the votes were casted in favour of the six resolutions as proposed by the Board and hence, all of the resolutions were duly passed. These resolutions included:
1. To receive and consider the Audited Consolidated Financial Statements for the year
ended 31 December 2013 together with the Report of the Directors and the
Independent Auditor¡¯s Report.
2. To declare a final dividend of 55 HK cents per share for the year ended 31
December 2013 in scrip form with cash option.
3. A. (a) To re-elect Mr. Zheng Shaoping as a Director;
(b) To re-elect Mr. Kut Ying Hay as a Director;
(c) To re-elect Mr. Lee Yip Wah Peter as a Directo;
(d) To re-elect Mr. Li Kwok Heem John as a Director;
(e) To re-elect Mr. Li Ka Fai David as a Director; and
B. To authorise the Board of Directors to fix the remuneration of the Directors.
4. To re-appoint Messrs. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu as Auditor of the Company and to
authorise the Board of Directors to fix their remuneration.
5. A. Section 5A of the Notice of AGM, which authorise the Directors to grant share
option in accordance to the relevant share option scheme.
B. Section 5B of the Notice of AGM, which authorise the Directors to grant additional
C. Section 5C of the Notice of AGM, which authorise the Directors to repurchase
D. conditional upon Resolutions numbered 5B and 5C set out in the notice convening
this meeting being passed, the aggregate number of shares of the Company
which are bought back by the Company under the authority granted to the
Directors as mentioned in Resolution numbered 5C.
6. To consider and, if thought fit, to pass with or without modifications the following
resolution as a special resolution.
Mr. Li Jianhong, Chairman of the Company; together with Mr. Hu Jianhua, Managing Director of the Company; Mr. Zheng Shaoping, Mr. Zhang Rizhong and Ms. Cynthia Wong, Deputy General Managers of the Company, met the Hong Kong media and discussed and addressed several matters after the AGM. Chairman Li Jianhong stated at the press conference, ¡°The pre-set goal of becoming a leading global port investor, developer and operator will not change, despite that Dr. Fu Yuning has resigned as the Chairman of the Company. Driven by the contribution from the newly acquired overseas projects, the Company has delivered a noticeable year-to-date growth of 22% in its container throughput volume from January to April 2014. The Company will continue to actively pursue the acquisition of overseas assets with steadiness.¡±
Mr. Hu Jianhua, Managing Director of the Company, added, ¡°the ¡®Bagamoyo Economic Zone Development Project¡¯ in Tanzania, Africa, has progressed steadily according to the agreement signed with the Tanzanian government, while our leading position in the ports industry in China and our market competitiveness has been ever strengthening, giving us confidence in the Company¡¯s future development.¡±