Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited (“CKI”or the “Group”) achieved excellent results in the first half of 2014.
The unaudited profit attributable to shareholders was HK$24 billion, an increase of 367% from the same period last year. This was largely due to an exceptional one-off gain generated from the listing of Power Assets’ Hong Kong electricity business.
The profit contribution from Power Assets amounted to approximately HK$21 billion, an increase of 1,038% over the interim period last year, due to the aforementioned transaction.The profit contribution from infrastructure investments and infrastructure related business was HK$4,110 million, a 5% increase compared to the same period last year.
The Board of Directors of CKI (the “Board”) has declared an interim dividend for 2014 of HK$0.525 per share (2013: HK$0.50), an increase of 5% over the same period last year. This continues the dividend growth trend seen since listing in 1996. The interim dividend will be paid on Friday, 5th September, 2014 to shareholders whose names appear on the Register of Members of the Company at the close of business on Wednesday, 27th August, 2014.