Alexander Reid HAMILTON, aged 74, has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since August 1995. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee of the Board. Mr HAMILTON is an independent non-executive director of COSCO International Holdings Limited and Shangri-La Asia Limited. Both companies are listed on the Stock Exchange. Mr HAMILTON is also a director of Octopus Cards Limited and other Hong Kong companies. He was an independent non-executive director of CITIC Limited. He was a partner of Price Waterhouse with whom he practiced for 16 years.