HK Electric Investments is the first fixed single investment trust listed in Hong Kong with a focus on the power industry. Our principal operating subsidiary, The Hongkong Electric Company, Limited (HK Electric), commenced operations in 1890 and is one of the longest-established utility companies in the world.
Over our long history, we have consistently supported Hong Kong's economic journey by offering safe, reliable and affordable electricity while minimising the impact of our operations on the environment as we strive to deliver sustainable growth in long-term value to our investors.
HK Electric Investments believes that open and on-going communication with our stakeholders is central to our operation and development. We engage different stakeholders through a variety of channels and stakeholder suggestions and feedback are highly valued in our decision making process as we strive for continuous improvements.
Underpinned by its core value of "Pursuit of Excellence", HK Electric is committed to delivering excellent services and supply reliability to our customers. We have been providing a world-class supply reliability of over 99.999% since 1997 and all our service standards are achieved or even surpassed every year.
As modern families aspire to an eco-friendly lifestyle, HK Electric promises its customers a green and comfortable way of life made possible by the use of electric appliances.
HK Electric is one of the longest-established power companies in the world. The Company has a world-class record of providing a highly reliable electricity supply to Hong Kong and Lamma islands at a reasonable and affordable price.
HK Electric has been the power behind Hong Kong for more than 120 years, having established a long and fruitful partnership with the community. While our prime mission is to provide a world-class electricity supply, we focus not only on the results, but also on the way we deliver them.
HK Electric aspires to be an employer of choice. We have policies and systems in place to attract talents and through continuous training and development, nurture them for a fulfilling career. We offer competitive remuneration, an ideal workplace and comprehensive wellness programmes for our employees while maintaining regular and open dialogues with them.
What are share stapled units of HK Electric Investments and HK Electric Investments Limited (the "Company")?
Each share stapled unit comprises:
a unit in HK Electric Investments;
the beneficial interest in a specifically identified ordinary share of the Company linked to the unit and held by the Trustee-Manager as legal owner (in its capacity as trustee-manager of the Trust); and
a specifically identified preference share of the Company stapled to the unit.
On which stock exchange are the share stapled units of HK Electric Investments and the Company listed?
The share stapled units of HK Electric Investments and the Company are listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. They are also traded over the counter in the United States in the form of American depositary receipts (ADR). You may go to the Investor Services section for details.
What is the board lot size for trading of the share stapled units of HK Electric Investments and the Company?
The board lot size is 500 share stapled units.
How can a holder of share stapled units update his mailing address and other information?
Please contact Computershare Hong Kong Investor Services Limited. Their contact information can be found in the Share Stapled Units Registrar Information section.
How shall I know when distributions are declared?
The dates of distributions declaration, closure of share stapled units register and distributions payment will be disclosed in our interim results announcement, interim report, annual results announcement and annual report. You may also go to the Financial Calendar and Distributions Information sections for details.
Can a holder of share stapled units requisition for the convening of an extraordinary general meeting?
Pursuant to paragraph 1.2, Schedule 1 of the Trust Deed constituting HK Electric Investments, registered holder(s) of units holding not less than 5% of the units (as a component of the share stapled units) may request the Trustee-Manager in writing to convene an extraordinary general meeting of registered holders of units. Pursuant to article 12.3 of the Company's articles of association, any two or more members of the Company (or one member of the Company if such member is a recognized clearing house or its nominees) holding not less than, for as long as the Trust Deed remains in force, 5% or, thereafter, one-tenth of the paid up capital of the Company which carries the right of voting at general meetings of the Company, may requisition for the convening of an extraordinary general meeting of the Company. The requisition specifying the objects of the meeting should be signed by the requisitionists and deposited at the principal office of the Company in Hong Kong. The Trustee-Manager and the Company will ensure that a meeting of shareholders is not convened and held unless a meeting of registered holder of units is also convened and held and vice versa in accordance with clause 4.7(a) of the Trust Deed and article 12.10 of the Company's articles of association. Please address all requisitions to the Company Secretary.
How can a holder of share stapled units propose a person other than a retiring director for election as a director?
Pursuant to article 16.5 of the Company's articles of association, if a shareholder wishes to propose a person other than a retiring director of the Company for election as a director of the Company at any general meeting, he and that person proposed by him should have each during the period, which shall be at least 7 days, commencing no earlier than the day after the despatch of the notice of the meeting appointed for such election and ending no later than 7 days prior to the date of such meeting, give a notice to the Company Secretary in writing duly signed, signifying respectively his intention to propose that person for election and that person's willingness to be elected. The biographical details of the proposed candidate as required under Rule 13.51(2) of the Listing Rules should also be provided at the same time to the Company for publication purpose. Please address all papers to the Company Secretary.