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Hutchison Whampoa Group Annual Family and Sports Day

(Hong Kong, 17 November 2002) On a sunny Sunday, some 12,000 staff and their family members attended the Hutchison Whampoa Group Annual Family and Sports Day. Some of these attending the event for their first time were from new companies in the Group including representatives from the newly acquired Kruidvat Group of the Netherlands and Citipower of Australia.

Officiating at the opening ceremony, Mr Li Ka-shing, Chairman of the Group gave a speech to encourage staff. He said, " Our business continues to expand worldwide. We now have over 150,000 colleagues in 41 countries, which is a record for our Group. Although Hutchison is facing many challenges amidst uncertainties in the global economy, with the support of our excellent team of managers and colleagues, coupled with our firm foundation, I am confident that our Group will continue to grow and improve its performance."

The day's programme included a variety of stage performances, contests and game booths set up by the member companies of the Hutchison Group.

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Chairman Li Ka-shing officiates at the Opening Ceremony of the Hutchison Whampoa Group Annual Sports and Family Day
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Mr Li signals the start of the Tug-of-war competition, which is one of the most popular sports events of the Day.
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Mr Li waves hello to the 12,000 strong crowd at the Hutchison Whampoa Annual Sports and Family Day
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Mr Li cheers on the various divisions of the Hutchison Group colleagues as they do the march past.
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Mr Li cannot resist taking a bite at the delicious cold cuts and canapes at the Great stall
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Mr Li browses through books and magazines published by the TOM Group.
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Mr Li does a body fat measurement at the Watsons stall
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Mr Li tries one of the new mobile phones at the Hutchison Telecom stall.
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