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BOCHK Increases Donation for Sichuan Quake Relief to HKD 10 Million


2008-05-16

Concerning about Sichuan earthquake victims, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited (BOCHK), and its subsidiaries, namely Nanyang Commercial Bank (Nanyang) and Chiyu Banking Corporation Limited (Chiyu), respectively donated HKD 5 million, HKD 1.2 million and HKD 800,000 on May 15 to the disaster relief account of Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong S.A.R. Including the donation delivered to the Hong Kong Red Cross on May 13, donations made by the Group for the rescue work and reconstruction of the afflicted areas has amounted to HKD 10 million.

Also on May 15, BOCHK Charitable Foundation presented the Hong Kong Red Cross with a total donation of HKD 7 million collected from customers, citizens and BOCHK staff to support those affected by the earthquake as soon as possible.

In the wake of the massive earthquake in Sichuan, BOCHK is the first Hong Kong institution to hand over donations to the Hong Kong Red Cross. By the afternoon of May 15, BOCHK has raised over HKD 6 million from its customers and the public via the disaster relief accounts set up on May 13, and nearly HKD 1 million from its 13,500 staff who made an immediate response to the appeal for donations by the Group.

BOCHK and its subsidiaries will continue collecting donations from its customers and the public via disaster relief accounts of BOCHK Charitable Foundation, Home Affairs Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong S.A.R., and other voluntary groups.

Details of donation accounts are as follows:

Account name: BOCHK Charitable Foundation – Disaster (Earthquake) Relief Fund

Account number: 012-875-0-039633-8

Account name: The Secretary for Home Affairs Incorporated - Donations

Account number: 012-875-0-039683-3

Account name: Hong Kong Red Cross China Relief Fund

Account number: 012-806-0-000161-7

Account name: World Vision Hong Kong

Account number: 012-883-0-002666-2

Account name: Oxfam Hong Kong

Account number: 012-874-0-010515-7

 

Nanyang and Chiyu respectively, Lin Yannan (middle), Vice Chairman of BOCHK, Xu Gang (second from left), CEO of Nanyang, and Chen Yaohui (first from left), deputy general manager of Chiyu, presented a cheque of HKD 7 million to Zheng Kunsheng (second from right), deputy director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong S.A.R., and Wang Bingxin (first from right), director of Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office.

Wu Liangxing (right), manager of BOCHK operation department, presented a cheque of HKD 3 million on behalf of BOCHK to Chen Qiming (left), secretary general of the Hong Kong Red Cross, to alleviate the hardship suffered by quake victims.

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