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Guoco Group Limited
(Incorporated in Bermuda with limited liability)


NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Annual General Meeting of the Members of Guoco Group Limited ("the Company") will be held at 73rd Floor, The Center, 99 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong on Monday, 20th November, 2000 at 11:30 a.m. for the following purposes:-

1. To receive and consider the audited Statement of Accounts together with the Reports of the Directors and Auditors thereon for the year ended 30th June, 2000.

2. To declare a final dividend.

3. To fix the fees of the Directors for the year ended 30th June, 2000, to determine the maximum number of Directors and to re-elect retiring Directors.

4. To appoint Auditors and to authorise the Board of Directors to fix their remuneration.

As special business to consider and, if thought fit, pass with or without amendments, the following resolutions as ordinary resolutions:-

5. Ordinary Resolutions

A. "THAT:

(a) subject to paragraph (b), the exercise by the Directors of the Company during the Relevant Period of all the powers of the Company to repurchase shares in the capital of the Company on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, subject to and in accordance with all applicable laws and the Bye-Laws of the Company, be and is hereby generally and unconditionally approved;

(b) the aggregate nominal amount of shares of the Company to be purchased by the Directors of the Company pursuant to the approval in paragraph (a) shall not exceed 10% of the aggregate nominal amount of the share capital of the Company in issue on the date of the passing of this resolution and the said approval shall be limited accordingly; and

(c) for the purposes of this resolution:

"Relevant Period" means the period from the passing of this resolution until whichever is the earlier of:

(i) the conclusion of the next annual general meeting of the Company;

(ii) the expiration of the period within which the next annual general meeting of the Company is required by the Bye-Laws of the Company or any applicable laws to be held; and

(iii) the date upon which the authority set out in this resolution is revoked or varied by way of ordinary resolution in general meeting."

B. "THAT:

(a) subject to paragraph (b), the exercise by the Directors of the Company during the Relevant Period of all the powers of the Company to allot and issue additional shares in the capital of the Company and to make or grant offers, agreements and options which might require the exercise of such powers either during or after the Relevant Period be and is hereby generally and unconditionally approved;

(b) the aggregate nominal amount of share capital allotted or agreed conditionally or unconditionally to be allotted (whether pursuant to an option or otherwise) by the Directors of the Company pursuant to the approval in paragraph (a), otherwise than pursuant to:-

(i) a Rights Issue;

(ii) the exercise of rights of subscription or conversion under the terms of any warrants issued by the Company or any securities which are convertible into shares of the Company;

(iii) the exercise of any option under the Company's Executive Share Option Scheme; or

(iv) any scrip dividend or similar arrangement providing for the allotment of shares in lieu of the whole or part of a dividend on shares of the Company in accordance with the Bye-Laws of the Company,

shall not exceed 20% of the aggregate nominal amount of the share capital of the Company in issue on the date of the passing of this resolution and this approval shall be limited accordingly; and

(c) for the purposes of this resolution:

"Relevant Period" means the period from the passing of this resolution until whichever is the earlier of:

(i) the conclusion of the next annual general meeting of the Company;

(ii) the expiration of the period within which the next annual general meeting of the Company is required by the Bye-Laws of the Company or any applicable laws to be held; and

(iii) the date upon which the authority set out in this resolution is revoked or varied by way of ordinary resolution in general meeting.

"Rights Issue" means an offer of shares open for a period fixed by the Directors to holders of shares on the register on a fixed record date in proportion to their then holdings of such shares (subject to such exclusions or other arrangements as the Directors may deem necessary or expedient in relation to fractional entitlements or having regard to any restrictions or obligations under the laws of, or the requirements of any recognised regulatory body or any stock exchange in any territory outside Hong Kong)."

C. "THAT conditional upon the passing of resolution nos. 5A and 5B of the notice convening this meeting, the general mandate granted to the Directors of the Company to exercise the powers of the Company to allot shares pursuant to resolution no. 5B be and is hereby extended by the addition thereto of an amount representing the aggregate nominal amount of the share capital of the Company repurchased by the Company under the authority granted pursuant to resolution no. 5A, provided that such amount shall not exceed 10% of the aggregate nominal amount of the share capital of the Company in issue at the date of the passing of this resolution."


By Order of the Board
Doris W.N. Wong
Company Secretary

Hong Kong, 13th October, 2000


Notes:

1. A Member entitled to attend and vote at the above Meeting may appoint one or more proxies to attend and vote on his behalf. A proxy need not be a member of the Company.

2. In order to be valid, the form of proxy and the power of attorney (if any) under which it is signed or a notarially certified copy of that power of attorney or authority must be deposited at the Company's principal office at 11th Floor, The Center, 99 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong not less than 48 hours before the time fixed for holding the Meeting or any adjournment thereof.

3. The Register of Members of the Company will be closed from 14th November, 2000 to 20th November, 2000, both days inclusive, during which period no transfer of shares will be registered. In order to qualify for the proposed final dividend, all transfer documents accompanied by the relevant share certificates must be lodged with the Company's Branch Share Registrars in Hong Kong, Central Registration Hong Kong Limited at Shops 1712-6, 17th Floor, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Hong Kong not later than 4:00 p.m. on 13th November, 2000.

4. The determination of the maximum number of Directors by the Members at the Meeting under resolution no. 3 above is required by the applicable laws of Bermuda.

5. With respect to resolution no. 5A, approval is being sought from the Members for a general mandate to repurchase shares to be given to the Directors.

6. With respect to resolution no. 5B, approval is being sought from the Members for a general mandate to issue shares to be given to the Directors.

7. With respect to resolution no. 5C, approval is being sought from the Members for an extension of the general mandate granted to the Directors to allot shares by adding to it the number of shares purchased under the authority granted pursuant to resolution 5A.

8. In accordance with the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and the Hong Kong Code on Share Repurchases, an explanatory statement containing further details regarding resolutions no. 5A and 5C will be sent to the shareholders shortly together with the Company's Annual Report.


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