The Board of Directors of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited resolved to appoint Mr. Carlson Tong to succeed Mrs. Laura M Cha who has retired from the Board following the conclusion of HKEX's 2024 annual general meeting held on April 24, 2024, as the Chairman of the Board for a term to be coterminous with his directorship. Carlson TONG GBS, JP, Aged 69, Independent Non-executive Director since 26 April 2023 Term of office: 26 April 2023 (appointed) to 2025 annual general meeting. Other positions held with the HKEX Group; HKEX: ­ chairman of Board Executive Committee and Risk, Management Committee (statutory), chairman of Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, Nomination and Governance Committee and Remuneration, Committee, and member of International Advisory Council and Mainland China Advisory Group (Note 2), HKEX Foundation Limited ­ chairman (Note 2) and director, HKEX Investment (UK) Limited ­ director, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited ("SEHK" or "Stock Exchange") ­ member of Listing Nominating Committee (Note 2).

Other major offices; · Hong Kong Investment Corporation Limited ­ non-official member of the board (2023~), · MTR Corporation Limited ­ independent non-executive director (2022~), · Cathay Pacific Airways Limited ­ observer on behalf of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ("HKSAR") (2020~) · Standard Chartered PLC ­ independent non-executive director (2019~). Past offices; · Hong Kong University Grants Committee ­ chairman (2016-2022) and member (2011-2013), Hong Kong International Airport Authority ­ non-executive director, (2017-2020), Securities and Futures Commission ­ chairman (2012-2018) and non-executive director (2011-2018) · KPMG (1979-2011): Asia Pacific chairman and member of the global board and global executive team (2009-2011), chairman of KPMG China and Hong Kong (2007-2011), and partner of KPMG Hong Kong (1989-2007), SEHK ­ chairman (2006-2008) and member of Listing Committee of the Main Board and GEM (2002-2006). Public service; · Listing Policy Panel ­ member (2024~) (Note 2), Task Force on Enhancing Stock Market Liquidity ­ chairman (2023~) Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission ­ member (2023~), Independent Commission on Remuneration for Members of the Executive Council and the Legislature, and Officials under the Political Appointment System of the HKSAR ­ chairman (2017~).

Qualifications; · Fellow (Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) · Honorary Fellow and Honorary Doctorate (Education University of Hong Kong) · Honorary Fellow (Lingnan University) · Fellow (Hong Kong Academy of Finance) · Honorary Doctorate (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology).