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The Hong Kong and China Gas Company

The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited
Company nameThe Hong Kong & China Gas Co Ltd.
Company typepublic Hkse - 0003,OTCBB - HOKCY
IndustryPublic utility
FoundedHong Kong (1862)
HeadquartersHong Kong
Key peopleLee Shau Kee, Chairman
Alfred Chan, General Manager
ProductsGas supply, Potable Water, Sewerage
RevenueHKD 9,351m (2005)
Net incomeHKD 5,281m

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The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited ( ), commonly known as Towngas, is the sole provider of towngas in Hong Kong. Founded in 1862, it is one of the oldest listed companies in the territory.

It is the leading public utility in Hong Kong, and supplies towngas to 85% Hong Kong households, and also to commercial and industrial customers. It has several joint ventures in gas supply on the Mainland China, where it has also started to enter into the businesses of supply of drinking water and waste water disposal. It also engages in property development projects, namely International Finance Centre (15% share), Grand Promenade (50% share) and Grand Waterfront, in Hong Kong with its largest shareholder.

According to official documents, Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd (HLD) is the company's largest shareholder, owning 37.15% of the share capital of the company as at 31 December 2005. The shares are held through HLD's listed subsidiary, Henderson Investment. Lee Shau Kee, chairman of Henderson, is also the chairman of the company. Of the company's 10 directors, three others are also directors or vice-chairmen of Henderson.

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