HKIRC HELD THE FIFTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2007

Hong Kong, September 24, 2007 - Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) announced the successful completion of its Fifth Annual General Meeting and Election of HKIRC Board of Directors for Year 2007 today.

The Board of Directors comprises six classes with different number of members, representing the interests and needs of different sectors. Among these six classes, the Director representing the Government Class was appointed, while the Directors of Service Provider Class, Commerce and Industry Class and Tertiary Institution Class were elected automatically or continued in office. There were five candidates standing for election each for the User Class and the IT Industry Class this year. Votes were cast by email and by post in advance, and also by on-site voting during AGM 2007. The election process was conducted openly with the supervision of the Election Committee and external auditors.

The new Board of Directors of HKIRC for Year 2007 is as follows:

Government Class

  • Mr. Stephen MAK Hung Sung (appointed)

User Class

  • Mr. CHEUNG Tai-Wai, David (re-elected)

  • Mr. CHEUNG To (continue in office)

  • Mr. FONG Kin Kiu, Ken (newly elected)

  • Mr. LAW Andrew Shiu Kai (continue in office)

  • Mr. LEUNG Wai Fung, Joseph (continue in office)

  • Mr. Christopher TO Wing (continue in office)

Service Provider Class

  • Mr. Vincent WONG Pak Hong (continue in office)

  • Mr. Lento YIP Yuk Fai (continue in office)

IT Industry Class

  • Ms. Susanna Chiu (newly elected)

  • Professor Kam-Fai WONG (newly elected)

Commerce and Industry Class

  • Mr. Joseph YU (newly elected)

Tertiary Institution Class

  • Mr. Lawrence LAW Hing Yim (continue in office)

The new Board of Directors will continue to guide HKIRC and its subsidiary, Hong Kong Domain Name Registration Company Limited (HKDNR), to provide quality service in domain name registration to meet the needs of different sectors in the local community.

About HKIRC
Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) was established as a non-profit-making and non-statutory organization to oversee the administration and assignment of the country-code top level domain (ccTLD), ‘.hk’ for Hong Kong. In addition, HKIRC represents Hong Kong in international Internet forums and plays a key role in facilitating Hong Kong’s e-business development.

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Email: fiona.fong@hkdnr.hk