The board of directors of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited announced that with effect from 31 December 2019 Mr. Cheong Ying Chew, Henry will resign as Independent Non-executive Director of the company, as well as Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee of the company to devote more time to his other commitments, Mr. Cheong will concurrently cease acting as Alternate Director to Dr. Wong Yick Ming, Rosanna, Independent Non-executive Director of the company and Mr. Ip Yuk Keung will be appointed as Independent Non-executive Director of the company, as well as Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee of the company. Mr. Ip is an international banking and finance professional with over 30 years of experience in the United States, Asia and Hong Kong. He was formerly Managing Director of Citigroup and Managing Director of Investments of Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific). Mr. Ip is currently a non-executive director of Eagle Asset Management (CP) Limited (as manager of Champion Real Estate Investment Trust), and an independent non-executive director of Power Assets Holdings Limited, TOM Group Limited, Lifestyle International Holdings Limited and New World Development Company Limited. He was previously an executive director and the chief executive officer of LHIL Manager Limited (as trustee-manager of Langham Hospitality Investments) and Langham Hospitality Investments Limited, and an independent non-executive director of Hopewell Highway Infrastructure Limited (now known as Shenzhen Investment Holdings Bay Area Development Company Limited) and Hopewell Holdings Limited. The initial term of Mr. Ip's service as Independent Non-executive Director of the company shall end on 31 December 2020; such appointment being automatically renewed for successive 12-month periods, subject to retirement by rotation and re-election at the forthcoming general meeting of the company in accordance with the provisions of the Articles of Association of the company.