Bank of East Asia Ltd Declares Second Interim Dividend

Monday, 25 Feb 2013 11:08pm EST 

Bank of East Asia Ltd announced that the Board of the Bank has declared a second interim dividend (in lieu of final dividend) for the year ended December 31, 2012 (2012 Second Interim Dividend) of HKD0.63 per share (2011 second interim dividend (in lieu of final dividend): HKD0.51 per share), which, together with the 2012 interim dividend of HKD0.43 per share paid in September 2012, will constitute a total dividend of HKD1.06 per share (2011: HKD0.94 per share) for the full year. The 2012 Second Interim Dividend will be paid on or about April 9, 2013 in cash with an option to receive new, fully paid shares in lieu of cash, to shareholders whose names appear on the Register of Members of the Bank at the close of business on March 18, 2013 (Scrip Dividend Scheme). Details of the Scrip Dividend Scheme and the election form will be sent to shareholders on or about March 18, 2013.