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HPH and Grupo Mestre awarded the concession
to develop Prat Pier Container Terminal in Spain

[1 June 2006 - Hong Kong] - Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) is pleased to announce that, further to the announcement made last December of its conditional agreement to acquire a majority shareholding in Terminal Catalunya S.A. (TERCAT), TERCAT has been awarded the concession by the Barcelona Port Authority to build and operate the new container terminal, Prat Pier Container Terminal, at the Port of Barcelona, Spain.

Commenting on the news of the award, Mr. John Meredith, Group Managing Director of HPH said, "We are delighted to learn about the decision and we welcome the Port of Barcelona as our key port in southern Europe. We look forward to developing the Port together with our partner Grupo Mestre and the Port Authority."

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Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH), a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL), is the world's leading port investor, developer and operator with interests in 20 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Today, HPH operates a total of 247 berths in 42 ports together with a number of transportation related service companies. With industry recognized core competence in the effective and efficient management and operation of ports, the HPH Group handled 51.8 million TEU in 2005.