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Hutchison 3G UK appoints
Colin Tucker as Deputy Chairman and Bob Fuller as co-CEO

(Hong Kong and London 14 May 2003) - Hutchison Whampoa Limited ("HWL") Group Managing Director and Chairman of Hutchison 3G UK Group ("3 UK") Mr Canning Fok today announced that Dr Colin Tucker, currently Managing Director of 3 UK, will be appointed as Deputy Chairman of 3 UK. In addition, he will also be appointed Deputy Chairman of the HWL European Telecommunication Group and to the main boards of HWL's "3" operations in Italy, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Israel and Australia. In his new capacity, Dr Tucker will serve as a principal advisor to the HWL Group Managing Director in relation to HWL's ongoing roll-out and development of "3" services worldwide.

Mr. Fok also announced that Mr. Bob Fuller, currently co-CEO of HWL's Italian 3 operation, H3G Italy S.p.A ("3 Italy"), has joined the main board of 3 UK and will be appointed as co-CEO with Dr Tucker. Dr Tucker will assist Mr. Fuller in taking up his new position, whilst focusing principally on strategic matters and industry relations. In order to further promote the close co-operation between 3 Italy and 3 UK, Mr Fuller will remain as a main board director of 3 Italy and Mr. Vincenzo Novari, CEO of 3 Italy, has been appointed as a main board director of 3 UK.

All appointments will be effective on completion of Board and other formalities.

Commenting on the above appointments, Mr. Fok stated:

"These new front line arrangements reflect the transition of 3's businesses from development to operating stage. My work with Colin will ensure that as the enterprises develop locally in their markets they will not lose sight of the common strategic direction and focus that will be necessary to assure HWL's continuing leadership in this sector in the coming years. I look forward to working closely with Colin, Bob and Vincenzo to chart the future of this important phase of 3's development."

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About Hutchison Whampoa Limited

Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL), one of the largest companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, is the holding company of the Hutchison Whampoa Group of companies. As one of the earliest big "hongs" or trading companies in Hong Kong, Hutchison's history dates back to the 1800s. Today, HWL is a multinational conglomerate with businesses spanning 41 countries. With over 150,000 employees worldwide, Hutchison operates and invests in five core businesses: ports and related services; telecommunications; property and hotels; retail and manufacturing; and energy and infrastructure.

Its flagship companies include Hutchison Port Holdings, Hutchison Telecom, Hutchison Whampoa Properties, A. S. Watson, and Cheung Kong Infrastructure. In 2002, HWL's consolidated revenue was HK$111,129 million (US$14,247 million).

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About Hutchison 3G UK Limited

Hutchison 3G UK Limited delivers third-generation mobile multimedia and communications services under the 3 brand in the UK, offering a convergence of media, information and telephony to enable live video calls, multimedia content and entertainment while on the move.

3 services will be available from sister companies in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Israel and Sweden.

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Hutchison 3G UK :Hutchison Whampoa Limited
Mr Edward BrewsterMs Laura Cheung
Tel: 44-020-7010 9312Tel: (852) 2128 1289
Email: (852) 2128 1766