Corporate Governance
Shareholders Communication Policy
Shareholders Communication Policy

1 Purpose


    1.1 This Policy aims to set out the provisions with the objective of ensuring that the Company’s shareholders, both individual and institutional (collectively, “Shareholders”), and, in appropriate circumstances, the investment community at large, are provided with ready , equal and timely access to balanced and understandable information about the Company (including its financial performance, strategic goals and plans, material developments,governance and risk profile), in order to enable Shareholders and the investment community to engage actively with the Company.


    1.2 For the purpose of this Policy, references to the investment community is intended to include the Company’s potential investors as well as analysts reporting and analysing the Company’s performance.


2 General Policy


    2.1 The Board shall maintain an on-going dialogue with Shareholders and the investment community, and will regularly review this Policy to ensure its effectiveness.


    2.2 Information shall be communicated to Shareholders and the investment community mainly through the Company’s financial reports (interim and annual reports), annual general meetings and other general meetings that may be convened, as well as by making available all the disclosures submitted to The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) and its corporate communications and other corporate publications on the
Company’s website.


    2.3 Effective and timely dissemination of information to Shareholders and the investment community shall be ensured at all times. Any question regarding this Policy shall be directed to the Company Secretary.


3 Communication Strategies


    Shareholders’ enquiries


    3.1 Shareholders should direct their questions about their shareholdings to the
Company’s Registrar-“Tricor Standard Limited”.


    3.2 Shareholders and the investment community may at any time make a request for the Company’s information to the extent such information is publicly available.


    3.3  Shareholders and the investment community shall be provided with designated contacts, email addresses and enquiry lines of the Company in order to enable them to make any query in respect of the Company.


    Corporate Communication *


    3.4 Corporate communication will be provided to Shareholders in plain language and in both English and Chinese versions to facilitate Shareholders’ understanding.


    3.5 Shareholders are encouraged to provide, amongst other things, in particular,their email addresses to the Company in order to facilitate timely and effective communications.


    Corporate Website


    3.6 A dedicated Investor Relations section is available on the Company’s website www.keyneltd.com. Information on the Company’s website is updated on a regular basis.


    3.7 Information released by the Company to the SEHK is also posted on the Company’s website immediately thereafter. Such information includes financial statements, results announcements, circulars and notices of general meetings and associated explanatory documents etc.


    3.8  All press releases, newsletters, market consultations and submissions etc.issued by the Company will be made available on the Company’s website.


    Shareholders’ Meetings


    3.9 Shareholders are encouraged to participate in general meetings or to appoint proxies to attend and vote at meetings for and on their behalf if they are unable to attend the meetings.


    3.10 Appropriate arrangements for the annual general meetings shall be in placeto encourage Shareholders’ participation.


    3.11 The process of the Company’s general meeting will be monitored and reviewed on a regular basis, and if necessary, changes will be made to ensure that Shareholders’ needs are best served.


    3.12 Board members, in particular, either the chairmen of Board committees or their delegates, appropriate management executives and external auditors will attend annual general meetings to answer Shareholders’ questions.


    3.13 Shareholders are encouraged to attend shareholders’ activities organized by the Company, where information about the Company, including its latest strategic plan, products and services etc will be communicated.


4 Shareholder Privacy


    4.1 The Company recognises the importance of Shareholders’ privacy and will not disclose Shareholders’ information without their consent, unless required by law to do so.



December 2011



* Corporate Communication refers to any document issued or to be issued by the Company or action of holders of any of its securities, but not limited to, the directors’ report and annual accounts together with a copy of the auditor’s report, a notice of meeting, a circular and a proxy form.