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WH Group Limited, an investment holding company, engages in the production, wholesale, and retail sale of meat products in China, the United States, and internationally. It operates through Packaged Meats, Fresh Pork, Hog Production, and Others segments. The company offers smoked and boiled hams, bacons, sausages, hot dogs, deli, and luncheon meats; specialty products comprising pepperoni, dry meat products, and ready-to-eat products; and prepared foods, such as pre-cooked entrees, bacons, and sausages primarily under the Smithfield, Eckrich, Farmland, Armour, Cook's, Gwaltney, John Morrell, Kretschmar, Curly's, Carando, Margherita, and Healthy Ones brands. It is also involved in the slaughtering, wholesale, and retail sale of fresh and frozen meat; and hog farming activities. In addition, the company engages in the manufacture and sale of packaging materials; provision of logistics services; operation of a chain of retail grocery stores; production of flavoring ingredients and natural casings; slaughtering and sale of poultry; and sale of imported meat and meat related products, and biological pharmaceutical materials. Further, it is involved in the livestock breeding and slaughtering activities. The company was formerly known as Shuanghui International Holdings Limited and changed its name to WH Group Limited in January 2014. WH Group Limited was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Kowloon, Hong Kong. WH Group Limited is a subsidiary of Heroic Zone Investments Limited.

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WH Group Limited Announces Executive Changes, Effective June 4, 2018

The board of directors of WH Group Limited announced that each of Mr. Zhang Taixi and Mr. You Mu has notified the Board that he will not offer himself for re-election at the forthcoming annual general meeting of the Company (the "2018 AGM"), which is expected to be held on June 4, 2018 and will retire as an executive Director by rotation pursuant to the amended and restated articles of association of the Company with effect from the conclusion of the 2018 AGM. Upon their retirement, Mr. Zhang will cease to be a member of the Environmental, Social and Governance Committee of the Company and the Food Safety Committee of the Company; and Mr. You will cease to be a member of the Risk Management Committee of the Company, each with effect from the conclusion of the 2018 AGM. The Board also announced that each of Mr. Wan Hongjian and Mr. Ma Xiangjie has been appointed as an executive Director with effect from the conclusion of the 2018 AGM. Mr. Wan and Mr. Ma will fill up the vacated offices of Mr. Zhang and Mr. You, respectively, following their respective retirement. Mr. Ma, age 46, has served as the president of Shuanghui Development since December 26, 2017. Previously, Mr. Ma served as the vice president of Shuanghui Development and the general manager of its fresh food division from August 25, 2012 to December 25, 2017. He also holds directorships in various subsidiaries of the Group. Mr. Ma has over 21 years of work experience with the Group.

WH Group Limited Recommends Final Dividend for the Year Ended December 31, 2017, Payable on or About June 27, 2018

WH Group Limited Board has recommended the payment of a final dividend of HKD 0.22 per share for the year ended December 31, 2017 to the shareholders of the Company subject to the approval of the Shareholders at the forthcoming annual general meeting of the Company. Taking into account of the interim dividend of HKD 0.05 per share paid on October 6, 2017, total dividend for the year ended December 31, 2017 will be HKD 0.27 per share (2016: HKD 0.26 per share). The 2017 Final Dividend is expected to be paid in cash to the Shareholders on or about June 27, 2018. For the purpose of ascertaining the Shareholders' entitlement to the proposed 2017 Final Dividend, the registers of members of the Company will be closed from June 11, 2018 to June 13, 2018, both days inclusive. In order to qualify for the proposed 2017 Final Dividend, all transfers of shares of the Company accompanied by the relevant share certificates and appropriate transfer forms must be lodged for registration with the Branch Share Registrar not later than 4:30 p.m. on June 8, 2018.

WH Group Limited Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2017

WH Group Limited reported consolidated earnings results for the year ended December 31, 2017. For the year, the company reported revenue of USD 22,379 million against USD 21,534 million a year ago. Profit before taxation was USD 1,501 million against USD 1,703 million a year ago. Profit was USD 1,319 million against USD 1,238 million a year ago. Profit attributable to owners of the company was USD 1,133 million or 7.76 per diluted share compared to USD 1,036 or 7.25 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash from operating activities was USD 1,512 million compared to USD 1,850 million a year ago. The decrease was mainly due to the net payments for income taxes in U.S. compared to net receipts in last year. The group incurred USD 563 million against USD 451 million on addition of property, plant and equipment. Capital expenditures were USD 563 million against USD 451 million a year ago. Return on total assets was 9.1% against 8.9% a year ago. Return on equity was 16.5% against 17.2% a year ago.


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