01 Mar 2021

Link Appoints Independent Non-Executive Director

The Board of Directors (the Board) of Link Asset Management Limited (Link), the manager of Link Real Estate Investment Trust (Link REIT; Hong Kong stock code: 823), announced today (Monday) that Lincoln Leong Kwok-kuen has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee of Link with effect from 1 March 2021.

Mr Leong, aged 60, is a chartered accountant with extensive experience in commerce and investment banking. He is an independent non-executive director of SUNeVision Holdings Ltd., a non-executive director of Jardine Strategic Holdings Limited and Mandarin Oriental International Limited. He was previously an executive director and the chief executive officer of MTR Corporation Limited.

Mr Leong is a vice-patron of The Community Chest of Hong Kong and a member of the Supervisory Board of The Hong Kong Housing Society. He was the chairman of the Quality Assurance Council of the University Grants Committee.

Mr Leong qualified as a chartered accountant in England in 1985 and in British Columbia, Canada in 1987. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (subsequently a Master of Arts degree) from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Link Chairman Nicholas Allen is very pleased to welcome Mr Leong to join the Board. Mr Allen said, “Mr Leong’s extensive experience in local and overseas business will be immensely valuable to Link’s future development as the group expands and diversifies its investment portfolios.”

Biographical information of Mr Leong is available in Link’s announcement about changes in its directorate published on HKEXnews website today.

Picture can be downloaded here.

About Link

Link Real Estate Investment Trust (Hong Kong stock code: 823), managed by Link Asset Management Limited, is a leading retail-focused REIT in the world. Listed in 2005 as the first REIT in Hong Kong, Link has been 100% held by public and institutional investors and is a Hang Seng Index constituent stock. From its home in Hong Kong, Link manages a diversified portfolio including retail facilities, car parks and offices spanning Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, London and Sydney. Link seeks to extend its portfolio growth trajectory and grasp expansion opportunities in different markets in pursuit of our medium-term target Vision 2025. For details, please visit https://www.linkreit.com/.

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