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KWIH Sponsors the Performance of “The Tales of Hoffmann” Co-presented by Opera Hong Kong and Le French May

(Hong Kong, 24 May 2013) – As an Honorary Patron of Opera Hong Kong, K. Wah International Holdings Limited (“KWIH” or “the Group”) (stock code: 173) sponsors the opera fantastique The Tales of Hoffmann. Co-presented by Opera Hong Kong(“OHK”) and Le French May, the opera was staged in Hong Kong today. Dr Lui Che-woo, Chairman of KWIH, Paddy Lui, Executive Director of KWIH, Edward Ho, Chairman of Opera Hong Kong and Warren Mok, Artistic Director of Opera Hong Kong, attended the performance.

Dr Lui Che-woo, Chairman of KWIH, gives welcome remarks at the cocktail reception.

Dr Lui Che-woo, Chairman of KWIH, said, “We are highly honoured to sponsor this famous opera fantastique, co-presented by OHK and the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau as part of the Le French May Arts Festival. Over the decades, the Group has maintained a commitment to business development and at the same time to growing with society. Thus, we are pleased to become the Honorary Patron of OHK this year. The collaboration between KWIH and OHK includes a range of education and community outreach programmes to inspire young people’s appreciation of opera in the hope of cultivating talent as well as the art. We also hope to bring more world-class opera productions to the public to enhance enjoyment of opera and other performing arts. Our goal is to help make Asia’s World City, Hong Kong, more culturally rich and cosmopolitan.”

Dr Lui Che-woo (Right 5th), Chairman of KWIH, Paddy Lui (Right 3rd), Executive Director of KWIH, Dr Moses Cheng (Left 3rd), Non-Executive Director of KWIH, Dr William Yip (Left 4th), Independent Non-Executive Director of KWIH, Edward Ho (Right 4th), Chairman of Opera Hong Kong and Warren Mok (Left 5th), Artistic Director of Opera Hong Kong, and other management of KWIH officiate at the toasting ceremony.

KWIH pledged a donation of HK$10 million to OHK in February to commence a four-year programme as an Honorary Patron. Through a wide spectrum of productions and education and outreach programmes, the sponsorship aims to promote local art education and cultivate art management talents, as well as increase the popularity and diversification of local art scene so as to enhance Hong Kong’s image as a culturally rich cosmopolitan city.