The problem of underprivileged elderly people on the breadline is an increasingly urgent issue in Hong Kong, with one in three elderly people now living in poverty. Caring for the community has always been one of the core values of CLP Power Hong Kong Limited (CLP Power), it has opened a new Hotmeal Canteen in partnership with Po Leung Kuk in Sham Shui Po, serving nutritious evening meals to elderly people and people in need for just HK$12.
CLP Holdings Limited (CLP) is pleased to announce that the Group continued to perform well in 2017 and our financial results exceeded those of the year before. In 2017, Group operating earnings increased 7.9% to HK$13,307 million from 2016. Total earnings were up 12.1% to HK$14,249 million. These earnings have enabled the Board to approve a fourth interim dividend of HK$1.14 per share for 2017. Together with the three interim dividends already paid, our total dividends this year are HK$2.91 per share, a 3.9% increase from HK$2.80 in the previous year.
CLP Power Hong Kong Limited (CLP Power) is committed to promoting environmental protection through a variety of channels including public education. The company launched the Liberal Studies e-Learning portal LS-energy.hk (www.ls-energy.hk) in 2011 and has been updating the content regularly to reflect changing technology. The portal has attracted more than 330,000 page views since its launch.
CLP Holdings Limited today announced a number of continuing connected transactions between the CSG Group and the CLP Group in accordance with the Listing Rules.