News Release
22 Mar 2007

Press Conference for 2006 Annual Results

A press conference in relation to the announcement of the annual results for the year ended 31 December 2006 of the Company and its subsidiaries (the "Group") was held by the Company on 22 March 2007. During the year under review, profit attributable to equity shareholders of the Group was HK$409,347,000, an increase of 283% as compared with the restated HK$106,808,000 in 2005. Basic earnings per share were HK14.15 cents, a rise of 238% as compared with the restated basic earnings per share of HK4.19 cents in 2005. The Board proposed to pay a final dividend of HK0.6 cent per share and a special dividend of HK0.4 cent per share for the year ended 31 December 2006. During the conference, the management of the Company introduced the business development and financial results of the Group for the year 2006 and answered questions raised by the reporters.