The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government notified Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) on 4 June 2018 that it has increased its shareholding in HKEx, for the account of the Exchange Fund, to 6.00%.
This is a modest and limited increase in shareholding as a result of scrip dividend election under the scrip dividend scheme in relation to the final dividend for the year ended 31 December 2017.
The shareholding in HKEx is a strategic use of the Exchange Fund by the Government to enable the Government to contribute, over the longer term, to HKEx’s development, particularly in strategic partnerships and linkages with other institutions in the region.
The Government became a minority controller of HKEx by increasing its shareholding to 5.88% of HKEx’s issued share capital in September 2007.
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
6 June 2018