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Hutchison wins Irish 3G licence

(Hong Kong, 25 June 2002) Hutchison 3G Ireland Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa Limited, has been awarded licence A (2 x 15 MHz paired and 1 x 5 MHz unpaired spectrum) in the Republic of Ireland 3G licence bid process.

Canning Fok, Group Managing Director of Hutchison Whampoa Limited commented, "We are very pleased to have been awarded the A licence and look forward to developing a leading 3G business in the Republic of Ireland."

"Ireland is an exciting new market for us and we believe the Irish people will be particularly receptive to, and benefit from, the next generation in mobile communications. We also expect to derive tremendous synergy with our existing 3G business in the United Kingdom," he added.

About Hutchison Whampoa

Hutchison Whampoa is a Hong Kong-based multinational conglomerate with origins dating back to the 1800s. Hutchison is also part of the Li Ka-shing group of companies, which together represent about 15% of the total market capitalization of the Hong Kong stock market. In 2001, HWL's consolidated turnover (including associates) was HK$89,038 million and net profit was HK$12,088 million.

With over 120,000 employees worldwide, Hutchison operates and invests in five core businesses in 36 countries: ports and related services; telecommunications; property and hotels; retail and manufacturing; and energy and infrastructure.

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