Articles of Association
THE COMPANIES ORDINANCE (Chapter 32)
Company Limited by Guarantee and Not Having a Share Capital
ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION
HONG KONG STATISTICAL SOCIETY
香 港 統 計 學 會
- In these presents the words standing in the first column of the Table next hereinafter contained shall bear the meaning set opposite to them respectively in the second column thereof, if not inconsistent with the subject or context
The Companies Ordinance (Chapter 32) and every other Ordinance incorporated therewith, or any Ordinance or Ordinances substituted therefor, and in case of any such substitution the references in these presents to the provisions of the Ordinance shall be read as references to the provisions substituted therefor in the new Ordinance or Ordinances.
The above-named Society.
These Articles of Association, and the regulations of the Society from time to time in force.
The Council of Management or Governing Body for the time being of the Society
The Registered Office of the Society.
A Member of the Society.
The Register of Members.
The Common Seal of the Society.
Any person appointed to perform the duties of the secretary of the Society.
Words importing the singular number only shall include the plural number and vice versa.
Words importing the masculine gender only shall include the feminine gender.
Expressions referring to writing shall, unless the contrary intention appears, be construed as including references to printing, lithography, photography, and other modes of representing or reproducing words in a visible form.
These Articles shall be construed with reference to the provisions of the Ordinance and terms, used in these Articles shall be taken as having the same respective meanings as they have when used in the Ordinance.
- (a) The Society is established for the purpose expressed in the Memorandum of Association.
(b) For the purpose of registration, the membership of the Society is declared to be not exceeding 5 000.
- There shall be six categories of membership, namely, Full Member, Professional Member, Honorary Member, Examination Associate, Student Member and Corporate Member.
- Full Member
The Council shall have power to elect any person to this category of membership in accordance with the admission rules and criteria of the unincorporated Hong Kong Statistical Society; and any subsequent changes to these rules and criteria shall have to be recommended by the Council and approved in General Meeting. The "Associate Members" and "Full Members" of the unincorporated Hong Kong Statistical Society may transfer to this category of membership in the manner specified in Article 4.
- Professional Member
The Council shall have power to elect any person to this category of membership in accordance with the level of attainment within the structure of the examination and accreditation scheme of the Society or elsewhere. Professional Members may be designated as Graduate Statistician or Certified Statistician according to their experiences, the details of which shall have to be recommended by the Council and approved in General Meeting.
- Honorary Member
The Council shall have power to elect any person to this category of membership in recognition of his outstanding contributions to statistics or its applications or to the Society. The "Honorary Members" of the unincorporated Hong Kong Statistical Society may transfer to this category of membership in the manner specified in Article 4.
- Examination Associate
This category of membership is open to persons who will or plan to sit for the professional examinations administered by the Society.
- Student Member
This category of membership is open to students undertaking courses in statistics or related subjects. The "Student Members" of the unincorporated Hong Kong Statistical Society may transfer to this category of membership in the manner specified in Article 4.
- Corporate Member
The Council shall have power to elect any corporate body or institution to be Corporate Member. A Corporate Member shall be entitled to nominate a person to represent it, subject to approval of the Council of the person so nominated.
- Full Member
- All members of the unincorporated Hong Kong Statistical Society having paid up his subscription and other moneys payable to the said society and who being desirous of being a Member of the Society shall on or before 31st January, 2001 complete, sign and deliver an application for membership in the form provided by the Society shall then automatically become a Member of the corresponding category as in the unincorporated Hong Kong Statistical Society without payment of entrance fee or subscription fee for that year.
- Application for membership shall be made to the General Secretary in such form as the Council may from time to time prescribe. The Council shall have absolute discretion in deciding whether any person shall be elected as a Member and which category of membership such person may be elected.
- Such person as the Council shall admit to membership in accordance with the provisions herein contained shall be Members.
- (a) Every Member shall upon election pay to the Treasurer an entrance fee and subscription (which may be annual or life) of such amount as shall from time to time be determined by the Council of the Society and endorsed in General Meeting.
(b) Every Member shall, unless a life subscription be paid, on 1st January in each year pay to the Treasurer a subscription in respect of that year of such amount as shall from time to time be determined by the Council of the Society and endorsed in General Meeting. Any Member whose subscription shall be six months or more in arrear and who shall fail to comply with one month's written notice from the General Secretary requiring payment shall be liable to have his name removed from the Register, but such removal shall not extinguish any other liability pursuant to the Ordinance, the Memorandum of Association or these presents.
(c) Members elected after the 30th day of June in any year shall, unless a life subscription be paid, for that calendar year pay half of such annual subscription.
(d) Honorary Member shall not be required to pay any entrance fee or subscription fee.
(e) All fees and subscriptions paid are not refundable.
- A Member shall cease to be a Member if
- by one month's notice in writing given to the General Secretary he shall resign his membership;
- his name shall have been removed from the Register pursuant to the last preceding Article; or
- he shall die.
- Only Voting Members shall have the right to vote at any meeting of the Society. The following categories of membership shall be Voting Members -
(a) Full Member
(b) Professional Member
(c) Honorary Member
Non-voting Members shall be entitled to attend but not to vote at any meeting of the Society.
- Subscribers to the Memorandum of Association shall be Full Members of the Society.
- The Society shall in each year hold a General Meeting as its Annual General Meeting in addition to any other meetings in that year, and shall specify the meeting as such in the notices calling it; and not more than 15 months shall elapse between the date of one Annual General Meeting of the Society and that of the next. Provided that so long as the Society holds its first Annual General Meeting within 18 months of its incorporation, it need not hold it in the year of its incorporation or in the following year. The Annual General Meeting shall be held at such time and place as the Council shall appoint.
- All General Meetings other than Annual General Meetings shall be called Extraordinary General Meetings.
- The Council may whenever they think fit convene an Extraordinary General Meeting, and Extraordinary General Meetings shall also be convened on such requisition or in default may be convened by such requisitions as provided by section 113 of the Ordinance. If at any time there are not within Hong Kong sufficient members of the Council capable of acting to form a quorum, any member of the Council or any two voting Members of the Association may convene an Extraordinary General Meeting in the same manner as nearly as possible as that in which meetings may be convened by the Council.
- An Annual General Meeting and a meeting called for the passing of a Special Resolution shall be called by 21 days' notice in writing at the least, and a meeting of the Society other than an Annual General Meeting or a meeting for the passing of a Special Resolution shall be called by 14 days' notice in writing at the least. The notice shall be exclusive of the day on which it is served or deemed to be served and of the day for which it is given, and shall specify the place, the day and the hour of meeting and, in case of special business, the general nature of that business and shall be given, in manner hereinafter mentioned or in such other manner, if any, as may be prescribed by the Society in General Meeting, to such persons as are, under the articles of the Society, entitled to receive such notices from the Society :
Provided that a meeting of the Society shall, notwithstanding that it is called by shorter notice than that specified in this articles be deemed to have been duly called if it is so agreed -
- in the case of a meeting called as the Annual General Meeting, by all the Members entitled to attend and vote at the meeting; and
- in the case of any other meeting, by a majority in number of the Members having a right to attend and vote at the meeting, being a majority together representing not less than 95 per cent of the total voting rights of all the Members entitled to attend and vote at that meeting.
- The accidental omission to give notice of a meeting to, or the non-receipt of such notice by, any person entitled to receive notice thereof shall not invalidate any resolution passed or proceeding had at any meeting.
Proceedings at General Meetings.
- All business shall be deemed special that is transacted at an Extraordinary General Meeting and all that is transacted at an Annual General Meeting shall also be deemed special with the exception of the consideration of the income and expenditure account and balance sheet and the reports of the Council and of the Auditors, the election of members of the Council, the announcement of the election of officers and the appointment of and the fixing of the remuneration of the Auditors.
- No business shall be transacted at any General Meeting unless a quorum is present when the meeting proceeds to business and continues to be present until the conclusion of the meeting. Save as herein otherwise provided 50 Voting Members personally present shall be a quorum.
- If within half an hour from the time appointed for the holding of a General Meeting a quorum is not present at the meeting, if convened on the requisition of Members, shall be dissolved. In any other case it shall stand adjourned to the same day in the next week at the same time and place or at such other place as the Council may determine, and if at such adjourned meeting a quorum is not present within half an hour after the time appointed for holding the meeting the Members present shall be a quorum.
- The President, and failing him the Vice-President, of the Council shall preside as Chairman at every General Meeting, but if there be no such President or Vice-President or if at any meeting no officer shall be present within fifteen minutes after the time appointed for holding the same and willing to preside the Members present shall choose some member of the Council, or if no such member be present or if all the members of the Council present decline to take the chair they shall choose some Member who shall be present to preside.
- The Chairman may, with the consent of any meeting at which a quorum is present (and shall if so directed by the meeting), adjourn the meeting from time to time and from place to place, but no business shall be transacted at any adjourned meeting other than business which might have been transacted at the meeting from which the adjournment took place. Whenever a meeting is adjourned for thirty days or more notice of the adjourned meeting shall be given in the same manner as of an original meeting. Save as aforesaid the Members shall not be entitled to any notice of an adjournment or of the business to be transacted at any adjourned meeting.
- At any General Meeting a resolution put to the vote of the meeting shall be decided on a show of hands, unless a poll is before or upon the declaration of the result of the show of hands demanded by the Chairman or by at least 3 Members present in person or by proxy, or by a Member or Members present in person or by proxy and representing 1/10 of the total voting rights of all the Members having the right to vote at the meeting, and unless a poll be so demanded a declaration by the Chairman of the meeting that a resolution has been carried or carried unanimously or by a particular majority or lost or not carried by a particular majority and an entry to that effect in the minute book of the Society shall be conclusive evidence of the fact without proof of the number or proportion of the votes recorded in favour of or against that resolution. The demand for a poll may be withdrawn.
- Subject to the provisions of Article 23 if a poll be demanded in the manner aforesaid it shall be taken at such time and place and in such manner as the Chairman of the meeting shall direct and the result of the poll shall be deemed to be the resolution of the meeting at which the poll was demanded.
- A poll demanded on the election of a Chairman of a meeting or on any question of adjournment shall be taken forthwith. A poll demanded on any other question shall be taken at such time as the Chairman of the meeting directs, and any business other than that upon which a poll has been demanded may be proceeded with pending the taking of the poll.
- In the case of an equality of votes, whether on a show of hands or on a poll, the Chairman of the meeting shall be entitled to a second or casting vote.
- The demand for a poll shall not prevent the continuance of a meeting for the transaction of any business other than the question on which a poll has been demanded.
Votes of Members.
- Subject to the provisions of Article 9 and as hereinafter provided each Voting Member shall have one vote.
- Save as herein expressly provided no Member, other than a Voting Member duly registered who shall have paid every subscription and other sum (if any) which shall be due and payable to the Society in respect of his membership, shall be entitled to vote on any question either personally or by proxy or as a proxy for another Voting Member at any General Meeting.
- Votes may be given on a poll either personally or by proxy. On a show of hands a Voting Member present only by proxy shall have no vote. A proxy must be a Voting Member.
- The instrument appointing a proxy shall be in writing under the hand of the appointor.
- The instrument appointing a proxy shall be deposited at the Office not less than forty-eight hours before the time appointed for holding the meeting or adjourned meeting at which the person named in the instrument proposes to vote or, in the case of a poll, not less than twenty-four hours before the time appointed for the taking of the poll, and in default the instrument of proxy shall not be treated as valid. No instrument appointing a proxy shall be valid after the expiration of twelve months from the date of its execution.
- A vote given in accordance with the terms of an instrument of proxy shall be valid notwithstanding the previous death or insanity of the principal or revocation of the proxy, provided that no intimation in writing of the death, insanity or revocation as aforesaid shall have been received at the Office before the commencement of the meeting or adjourned meeting at which the proxy is used.
- Any instrument appointing a proxy shall be in the following form or as near thereto as circumstances will admit -
"HONG KONG STATISTICAL SOCIETY
香 港 統 計 學 會
a Member of the above Society hereby appoint
or failing him
to vote for me and on my behalf at the (Annual or Extraordinary or Adjournment as the case may be) General Meeting of the Society to be held on the day of and at every adjournment thereof.
As witness my hand this day of ."
- The instrument appointing a proxy shall be deemed to confer authority to demand or join in demanding a poll.
Council of Management.
- Until otherwise determined by a General Meeting the number of the members of the Council shall be not less than eight nor more than twelve, of whose number there shall be one President, one Vice-President, one Treasurer and one General Secretary. The term of office for a member of the Council shall be from the date of his appointment as such until the Annual General Meeting of the Society next succeeding the date of the appointment. Retiring Council members shall be eligible for re-election. The first Council members shall be determined in writing by the subscribers to the Memorandum of Association or a majority of them, and such Council members shall hold office until conclusion of the first Annual General Meeting.
- The Society shall at each Annual General Meeting of the Society elect members of the Council to hold office from the conclusion of that meeting until the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting of the Society. Any Voting Member may be a member of the Council whatever may be his age and no member of the Council shall be required to vacate office by reason of attaining or having attained the age of 70 or any other age.
- Subject to Article 43, the Council may from time to time and at any time appoint any Voting Member as a member of the Council to fill a casual vacancy provided that the prescribed maximum be not thereby exceeded. Any member so appointed shall retain his office only until the next Annual General Meeting, but he shall then be eligible for re-election.
- No person who is not a Voting Member shall in any circumstance be eligible to hold office as a member of the Council.
- Members of the Council shall be reimbursed for all travelling and other expenses properly incurred by them in attending and returning from meetings of the Council and of the Society.
- Any vacancy occurring in the office of President as a result of his dying, resigning, ceasing to be a Voting Member or otherwise shall be filled automatically by the Vice-President, who shall only retain the office of President for the remainder of the period of office which the President would have enjoyed had the vacancy not occurred. In the event of there being no Vice-President available to fill such a vacancy the member of the Council whose membership of the Society shall have been the longest shall automatically become President, holding office until the next succeeding meeting of the Council and at that meeting all vacancies in the offices shall be filled.
- No person shall, unless recommended by the Council for re-election or election, be eligible for election to membership of the Council at any General Meeting unless within the prescribed time before the day appointed for the meeting, there shall have been given to the General Secretary notice in writing by some Voting Member duly qualified to be present and vote at the meeting for which such notice is given of his intention to propose such person for election and also notice in writing signed by the person to be proposed of his willingness to be elected. The prescribed time above mentioned shall be not less than 14 days.
- The Society may by Special Resolution remove any member of the Council before the expiration of his period of office and may by Ordinary Resolution appoint another qualified member in his stead; but any person so appointed shall retain his office so long only as the member in whose place he is appointed would have held the same if he had not been removed.
Powers and Duties of the Council.
- The business of the Society shall be managed by the Council, who may exercise all such powers of the Society and do on behalf of the Society all such acts as may be exercised and done by the Society and as are not by statute or by these presents required to be exercised or done by the Society in General Meeting, subject nevertheless to any regulations of these presents, to the provisions of the statutes for the time being in force and affecting the Society and to such regulations being not inconsistent with the aforesaid regulations or provisions as may be prescribed by the Society in General Meeting, but no regulation made by the Society in General Meeting shall invalidate any prior act of the Council which would have been valid if such regulation had not been made.
- The members for the time being of the Council may act notwithstanding any vacancy in their body; provided always that in case the members of the Council shall at any time be reduced in number to less than the minimum number prescribed by or in accordance with these presents it shall be lawful for them to act as the Council for the purpose of filling up vacancies in their body or of summoning a General Meeting, but not for any other purpose.
- The Council may delegate any of their powers to committees consisting of such Voting Members or members of their body as they think fit. Any committee so formed shall in the exercise of the powers so delegated conform to the regulations that may be imposed by the Council.
- All cheques, promissory notes, drafts, bills of exchange and other negotiable instruments, and all receipts for moneys paid to the Society, shall be signed, drawn, accepted, endorsed, or otherwise executed, as the case may be, by at least two members of the Council.
- The Council shall cause minutes to be made in books provided for the purpose -
- of all appointments of officers made by the Council;
- of the names of the members of the Council present at each meeting of the Council and of any committee of the Council;
- of all resolutions and proceedings at all meetings of the Society, and of the Council and of committees of Council, every member of the Council present at any meeting of the Council or committee of Council shall sign his name in a book to be kept for that purpose.
Disqualification of Members of the Council.
- The office of a member of the Council shall be vacated :-
- if a receiving order be made against him or he makes any arrangement or composition with his creditors;
- if he becomes of unsound mind;
- if he ceases to be a Voting Member;
- if by notice in writing to the Society he resigns his office (and the absence without leave or apology from three successive meetings of the Council shall be deemed to be such a resignation); or
- if he be removed from office by a resolution duly passed pursuant to Article 41.
Proceedings of the Council.
- The Council may meet together for the dispatch of business, adjourn and otherwise regulate their meetings as they think fit and determine the quorum necessary for the transaction of business. Unless otherwise determined 5 shall be a quorum. Questions arising at any meeting shall be decided by a majority of votes. In case of an equality of votes the Chairman shall have a second or casting vote.
- Any 5 members of the Council acting together may, and on the request of any 5 members of the Council so acting the General Secretary shall at any time summon a meeting of the Council by notice served upon the several members of the Council. A member of the Council who is absent from Hong Kong shall not be entitled to notice of a meeting.
- The President, or failing him the Vice-President, shall be entitled to preside and act as Chairman at all meetings of the Council. If at any meeting no President or Vice-President shall be present within ten minutes after the time appointed for holding the meeting and willing to preside, the members of the Council present shall choose one of their members to be Chairman of the meeting.
- A meeting of the Council at which a quorum is present shall be competent to exercise all the authorities, powers and discretion by or under the regulations of the Society for the time being vested in the Council generally.
- All acts bona fide done by any meeting of the Council or by any person acting as a member of the Council shall, notwithstanding it be afterwards discovered that there was some defect in the appointment or continuance in office of any such member or person acting as aforesaid or that they or any of them were disqualified, be as valid as if every such person had been duly appointed or had duly continued in office and was qualified to be a member of the Council.
- The Council shall cause proper minutes to be made of all appointments of officers made by the Council and of the proceedings of all meetings of the Society and of the Council and all business transacted at such meetings, and any such minutes of any meeting, if purporting to be signed by the Chairman of such meeting or by the Chairman of the next succeeding meeting, shall be sufficient evidence without any further proof of the facts therein stated.
- A resolution in writing signed by all the members for the time being of the Council who are entitled to receive notice of a meeting of the Council shall be as valid and effectual as if it had been passed at a meeting of the Council duly convened and constituted.
- If it is brought to the notice of the Council that the conduct of any Member has been dishonorable or improper or otherwise injurious to the character and interests of the Society, the Council may cause notice in writing to be sent to such Member apprising him of the fact and giving him particulars of the conduct complained of and inviting him to forward to the Council a written explanation of such conduct and notifying him that a special meeting of the Council will be held, at a time and place to be specified, to consider his conduct and such explanation (if any), at which meeting he may attend and will have an opportunity of explaining such conduct. At least seven days' previous notice of such meeting shall be given to the Member whose conduct is under consideration.
- At least seven days' previous notice of the meeting called under Article 55 to consider the conduct of a Member shall be given to each member of the Council and such notice shall specify the object of the meeting, and at such meeting the Council shall consider any facts that may be brought before them and any written or oral explanation offered by the Member whose conduct is under consideration.
- If the Member does not attend, the Council may proceed to consider his conduct together with any written explanation sent in by such Member.
- If the Council at such meeting as is last referred to after hearing all explanations which may be offered by the Member, or if such Member does not attend personally, after considering the conduct complained of and any written explanation sent in by such Member, shall be of the opinion that the conduct of such Member has been dishonorable or improper or otherwise injurious to the character and interests of the Society, then provided that the majority of the Council vote in favour of expulsion, the Member shall be expelled and shall thereupon forfeit his interest and privileges in the Society.
- A Member who is expelled may give notice of appeal against the Councils decision by giving notice in writing to the General Secretary within twenty-eight days after service on him of notice of that decision and his appeal shall thereafter be heard by the Society in General Meeting.
- The Council shall provide for the safe custody of the Seal of the Society which shall not be affixed to any instrument except by the authority of a resolution of the Council, and sealing shall be witnessed by at least two members of the Council and the General Secretary, and the said members and General Secretary shall sign every instrument to which the Seal shall be so affixed, and in favour of any purchaser or person bona fide dealing with the Society such signatures shall be conclusive evidence of the fact that the Seal has been properly affixed.
- The Council shall cause proper books of account to be kept with respect to : -
- all sums of money received and expended by the Society and the matters in respect of which such receipts and expenditure take place;
- all sales and purchases of goods by the Society; and
- the assets and liabilities of the Society.
Proper books shall not be deemed to be kept if there are not kept such books of account as are necessary to give a true and fair view of the state of the affairs of the Society and to explain its transactions.
- The books of account shall be kept at the Office or, subject to section 121(3) of the Ordinance, at such other place or places as the Council shall think fit and shall always be open to the inspection of the members of the Council.
- The Council shall from time to time determine whether and to what extent and at what times and places and under what conditions or regulations the accounts and books of the Society or any of them shall be open to the inspection of Members not being members of the Council and no Member (not being a member of the Council) shall have any right of inspecting any account book or document of the Society except as conferred by statute or authorized by the Council or by the Society in General Meeting.
- At the Annual General Meeting in every year the Council shall lay before the Society a proper income and expenditure account for the period since the last preceding account made up to a date not more than nine months before such meeting together with a proper balance sheet made up as at the same date. Every such balance sheet shall be accompanied by proper reports of the Council and the Auditors, and copies of such account balance sheet and reports (all of which shall be framed in accordance with any statutory requirements for the time being in force) and of any other documents required by law to be annexed or attached thereto or to accompany the same shall, not less than twenty-one clear days before the date of the meeting, subject nevertheless to the provisions of section 129 (G) (1) (c) of the Ordinance, be sent to the Auditors and to all other persons entitled to receive notices of General Meetings in the manner in which notices are hereinafter directed to be served provided that this article shall not require a copy of those documents to be sent to any person of whose address the Society is not aware. The Auditors' report shall be open to inspection and be read before the meeting as required by section 141 of the Ordinance.
- Once at least in every year the accounts of the Society shall be examined and the correctness of the income and expenditure account and balance sheet ascertained by one or more properly qualified Auditor or Auditors.
- Auditors shall be appointed and their duties regulated in accordance with sections 131 to 141C of the Ordinance, the members of the Council being treated as the Directors mentioned in such sections.
- A notice may be served by the Society upon any Member either personally or by sending it through the post in a prepaid letter addressed to such Member at his registered address as appearing in the Register.
- Any Member described in the Register by an address not in Hong Kong, who shall from time to time give the Society an address in Hong Kong at which notices may be served upon him, shall be entitled to have notices served upon him at such address, but save as aforesaid and as provided by the Ordinance only those Members who are described in the Register by an address in Hong Kong shall be entitled to receive notices from the Society.
- Any notice if served by post shall be deemed to have been served on the day following that on which the letter containing the same is put into the post, and in proving such service it shall be sufficient to prove that the letter containing the notice was properly addressed and put into the post office as a prepaid letter.
- Clause 7 of the Memorandum of Association relating to the winding up and dissolution of the Society shall have effect as if the provisions thereof were repeated in these presents.
- No addition, alteration or amendment shall be made to or in the Memorandum or Articles of Association for the time being in force, unless the same shall have been previously submitted to and approved by the Registrar of Companies in writing.
Names, Addresses and Descriptions of Subscribers :-
- HO Wing-huen (何永煊) of 21/Fl., Wanchai Tower, 12 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, Commissioner for Census and Statistics of the Census and Statistics Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
- Howell TONG (湯家豪) of Flat 7B, BlockAB, Rodrigues Court, 350 Victoria Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, Chair Professor of The University of Hong Kong.
- SHEN Shir-ming (沈雪明) of the School of Professional and Continuing Education, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, Deputy Director of the School of Professional and Continuing Education.
- FUNG Hing-wang (馮興宏) of 21/Fl., Wanchai Tower, 12 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, Deputy Commissioner for Census and Statistics of the Census and Statistics Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
- LI Wing-kong (李榮光) of 21/Fl., Wanchai Tower, 12 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, Assistant Commissioner for Census and Statistics Department of the Census and Statistics Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
- CHAN Ping-shing Ben (陳炳城) of the Department of Statistics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong, Associate Professor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
- LEUNG Kwan-chi (梁坤志) of Flat B, 6/Fl., Tower 1, Parc Royale, Tai Wai, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong, Senior Statistician of the Census and Statistics Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
- YEUNG Mang-kwong (楊孟光) of Flat 15E, Princess Terrace, 23 Man Fuk Road, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, Senior Statistician of the Census and Statistics Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
- LO Chi-ning (盧稚寧) of the Division of Commerce, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Senior Lecturer of City University of Hong Kong.
- KWAN Ying-kit (關英傑) of the Department of Applied Mathematics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Associate Professor of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Dated the 26th day of May, 1999 .
Witness to the above signatures,
TSOI KUM LAM
Room 805 Hang Seng Building
77, Des Voeux Road
Central, Hong Kong