EC Healthcare Received “Institutional Investor” 2022 Multiple Awards in All-Asia Executive Team Rankings

EC Healthcare (the “Company”, which together with its subsidiaries is referred to as the “Group”, SEHK stock code: 2138), the largest non-hospital medical group in Hong Kong*, is pleased to announce the excellent result in the “All-Asia Executive Team Rankings 2022” under the category of Healthcare & Pharmaceutical organized by Institutional Investor, an international magazine.
The Group is delighted recognize as The Most Honoured Company (Healthcare & Pharmaceutical) in the division – Asia (excluding mainland China), which represents recognition of the Group’s impressive performance by the investors and the market.

Recognized as an authoritative ranking by industries, “All-Asia Executive Team Rankings” celebrates the outstanding companies and management teams in Asia. Buy-side and sell-side analysts rated the listed companies within the scope of their research according to several criteria used in evaluating performance in corporate governance.

Category / Award
Core Asia Results / Best IR Team

Asia ex-Mainland China:
The Most Honoured Company
Best CEO – Mr. Eddy Tang
Best CFO – Mr. Levin Lee
Best Investor Relations Program
Best ESG
Best Investor Relations Professional – Mr. Christopher Wong / Ms. Hermione He

Asia Small and Midcap:
Best CEO – Mr. Eddy Tang
Best CFO – Mr. Levin Lee
Best Investor Relations Program
Best ESG
Best Investor Relations Professional – Mr. Christopher Wong

Mr. Eddy Tang, Chairman, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of EC Healthcare said, “The Group is honoured and grateful to receive these awards. We will continue to spare tremendous effort with the aim of further consolidating the leading position in the healthcare market and maximizing our shareholder value. The Group wishes to excel together with our much-valued stakeholders and stay proactive in continuously refining our strategies for the overall welfare of our company and the greater community.”

About EC Healthcare
EC Healthcare is Hong Kong’s largest non-hospital medical service provider*, leveraging its core businesses of preventive and precision medicine, and committed to developing medical artificial intelligence by integrating its multi-disciplinary medical services. The move, which is supported by the Group’s high-end branding and quality customer services, is aimed at offering customers safe and effective healthcare and medical services with professionalism. The Group is a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Composite Index and the MSCI Hong Kong Small Cap Index.

The Group principally engages in the provision of one-stop medical and health care services in Greater China. The Group provides a full range of services and products under its well-known brands, including those of its one-stop aesthetic medical solutions provider DR REBORN which has ranked first in Hong Kong by sales for years, a professional hair care center HAIR FOREST, primary care clinics jointly established with health management centre re:HEALTH, a vaccine centre Hong Kong Professional Vaccine HKPV, General outpatient clinic Tencent Doctorwork, the largest one-stop pain management centre in Hong Kong New York Medical Group, the comprehensive dental centres Bayley & Jackson Dental Surgeons, EC DENTAL CARE and Health and Care Dental Clinic, a advanced diagnostic and imaging centre HKAI, an oncology treatment centre reVIVE, a day procedure centre HKMED, a specialty clinic PREMIER MEDICAL CENTRE, SPECIALISTS CENTRAL and NEW MEDICAL CENTER, a paediatric centre PRIME CARE, a gynaecology specialist ZENITH MEDICAL CENTER AND PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS CENTRE, PathLab Medical Laboratories, Ophthalmology Center VIVID EYE and EC Veterinary Hospital and Imaging Center.

*According to independent research conducted by Frost and Sullivan in terms of revenue in 2020 and 2021






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EC Healthcare Signs Inaugural Dual-Tranche Sustainability-Linked Facility, The First-of-its-Kind in Hong Kong Healthcare Industry

EC Healthcare (the “Company”, which together with its subsidiaries is referred to as the “Group”, SEHK stock code: 2138), the largest non-hospital medical group in Hong Kong*, is pleased to announce the signing of its first sustainability-linked facility (“SLL Facility”) totalling HK$ 700 million with The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (“HSBC”) as sole lender and sustainability structuring bank.

The inaugural dual-tranche SLL Facility is a first-of-its-kind for a healthcare services provider in Hong Kong, complementing the Group’s established status as a leading industry pioneer and reaffirming the importance of sustainability in the Group’s future growth strategy. The SLL Facility is comprised of revolving credit and a term loan, and the proceeds will be used for working capital.

The Group is committed to the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and has developed a number of clear targets against each of the environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) elements. These include reducing energy consumption, increasing employee engagement, and achieving a globally recognized standard in relation to corporate governance.

SGS Hong Kong Limited, a leading sustainability consultancy firm, acted as ESG consultant on the SLL Facility.

Ms. Ada Wong, Executive Director, Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Investment Officer of EC Healthcare said, “This maiden sustainability-linked facility is an important milestone and represents another bold step in the Group’s sustainability journey. As the leading healthcare and medical services provider in Hong Kong, this transaction reflects the Group’s desire to integrate sustainable development into its core business strategy as well as implement best practices into the daily operations of its various brands. We are delighted to align the Group’s financing strategy with a number of impactful ESG goals, reinforcing our commitment to sustainability in the long term. We are excited to set the stage for subsequent sustainable finance transactions in the Hong Kong healthcare market.”

About EC Healthcare
EC Healthcare is Hong Kong’s largest non-hospital medical service provider*, leveraging its core businesses of preventive and precision medicine, and committed to developing medical artificial intelligence by integrating its multi-disciplinary medical services. The move, which is supported by the Group’s high-end branding and quality customer services, is aimed at offering customers safe and effective healthcare and medical services with professionalism. The Group is a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Composite Index and the MSCI Hong Kong Small Cap Index.

The Group principally engages in the provision of one-stop medical and health care services in Greater China. The Group provides a full range of services and products under its well-known brands, including those of its one-stop aesthetic medical solutions provider DR REBORN which has ranked first in Hong Kong by sales for years, a professional hair care center HAIR FOREST, primary care clinics jointly established with health management centre re:HEALTH, a vaccine centre Hong Kong Professional Vaccine HKPV, General outpatient clinic Tencent Doctorwork, the largest one-stop pain management centre in Hong Kong New York Medical Group, the comprehensive dental centres Bayley & Jackson Dental Surgeons, EC DENTAL CARE and Health and Care Dental Clinic, an advanced diagnostic and imaging centre HKAI, an oncology treatment centre reVIVE, a day procedure centre HKMED, a specialty clinic PREMIER MEDICAL CENTRE, SPECIALISTS CENTRAL and NEW MEDICAL CENTER, a paediatric centre PRIME CARE, a gynaecology specialist ZENITH MEDICAL CENTER AND PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS CENTRE, PathLab Medical Laboratories, Ophthalmology Center VIVID EYE and EC Veterinary Hospital and Imaging Center.

*According to independent research conducted by Frost and Sullivan in terms of revenue in 2020 and 2021

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EC Healthcare Acquires Veterinary Business, Further Consolidate the Pet Service Industry and Increase Market Shares

EC Healthcare (the “Company”, which together with its subsidiaries is referred to as the “Group”, SEHK stock code: 2138), the largest non-hospital medical group in Hong Kong*, is pleased to announce that the Group acquires 75% equity interests in a company operating veterinary hospital in Tai Po (the “Target Companies”) from a registered veterinary surgeon in Hong Kong (The “Seller”) for a total consideration of HK$15.75 million in cash. Upon completion of the Acquisition, the financial results of the Target Company will be consolidated into the consolidated financial statements of the Group.

The Target Company principally provides veterinary services in Tai Po with four registered veterinary surgeons. According to the unaudited financial information for the seven months ended 31 October 2021, the profit after taxation of the Target Company was approximately HK$2.6 million.

The Target Company guarantees to the Group that the aggregate audited net profit after taxation for the three years after the completion of the acquisition should be no less than HK$10,500,000.

The Group has been engaging in the veterinary business since 2021 and actively seeking opportunities to expand. The acquisition will provide the Group a new source of income and clientele for its existing businesses, achieving synergies between both sides, and further diversify the Group’s business portfolio. The Target Company has a long-standing history in providing veterinary services in Tai Po, whichwill help the Group to consolidate its business capability in the New Territories of Hong Kong.

Mr. Levin Lee, Executive Director and Chief Finance Officer of EC Healthcare said, “In light of the tremendous but fragmented market of veterinary services in Hong Kong, the Group aims to build a leading and influential brand to consolidate the market, and promote the corporatization of the veterinary business in Hong Kong. We believe this acquisition will help the Group expand the veterinary business layout and service capability, and further increase the veterinary market share, thereby consolidating the Group’s industry leadership as an integrated medical and healthcare group. Looking ahead, the Group has been developing an enclosed healthcare ecosystem focused on satisfaction of customers and creating more value to further consolidate the healthcare market.”

About EC Healthcare
EC Healthcare is Hong Kong’s largest non-hospital medical service provider*, leveraging its core businesses of preventive and precision medicine, and committed to developing medical artificial intelligence by integrating its multi-disciplinary medical services. The move, which is supported by the Group’s high-end branding and quality customer services, is aimed at offering customers safe and effective healthcare and medical services with professionalism. The Group is a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Composite Index and the MSCI Hong Kong Small Cap Index.

The Group principally engages in the provision of one-stop medical and health care services in Greater China. The Group provides a full range of services and products under its well-known brands, including those of its one-stop aesthetic medical solutions provider DR REBORN which has ranked first in Hong Kong by sales for years, primary care clinics jointly established with Tencent Doctorwork, chiropractic services centre SPINE Central, New York Spine and Physiotherapy Center NYMG, health management centre re:HEALTH, a vaccine centre Hong Kong Professional Vaccine HKPV, a comprehensive dental centre UMH DENTAL CARE, a diagnostic and imaging centre HKAI, an oncology treatment centre reVIVE, a day procedure centre HKMED, a specialty clinic SPECIALISTS CENTRAL and NEW MEDICAL CENTER, obstetrics and gynaecology specialist ZENITH MEDICAL CENTER AND PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS CENTRE, specialists central, a paediatric center PRIME CARE, cardiology center HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL CARDIOLOGY CENTER, PathLab Medical Laboratories, a professional hair care center HAIR FOREST, Ophthalmology Center VIVID EYE and EC Veterinary Hospital and Imaging Center.

*According to independent research conducted by Frost and Sullivan in terms of revenue in 2019 and 2020

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EC Healthcare Opens New Multi-Service Flagship Medical Centre at Central and Advanced Imaging Centre at Taikoo

EC Healthcare (the “Company”, which together with its subsidiaries is referred to as the “Group”, SEHK stock code: 2138), the largest non-hospital medical group in Hong Kong*, is pleased to announce that the Group’s new multi-service flagship medical centre (“New Flagship Centre”) located in Central and its new advanced imaging centre located in Tai Koo have commenced operations on 31 March 2022 and 1 April 2022 respectively, thus further expanding the Group’s market share in the medical market.

The New Flagship Centre is located at Fung House in Central, Hong Kong Island, with seven new floors with an aggregate gross floor area of approximately 22,000 square feet. The upper five floors of the New Flagship Centre offer services including but not limited to general medical, orthopedics, ophthalmology, chiropractic, physiotherapy and pain management and service centres have commenced operations. The other two floors will be an advanced imaging centre serving as a one-stop medical imaging service hub, which is expected to commence operation in the fourth quarter of 2022.

In addition, the gross floor area of another new advanced imaging centre is located on 6/F of Cityplaza in Tai Koo, Hong Kong Island is approximately 3,400 square feet. After this expansion, the Group operates six advanced imaging centres across the New Territories, Kowloon and Hong Kong Island, thereby further improving its service network.

Mr. Eddy Tang, Chairman, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of EC Healthcare said, “EC Healthcare has been developing preventive and precision medicine as its core businesses. To fulfill the strong demand for medical services, the Group has established the related service centres through organic growth in an effort to further exploit business synergy among its diversified medical and healthcare businesses. The Group will remain committed to building up an enclosed healthcare ecosystem focused on satisfaction of customers in order to provide quality one-stop services to the customers and consolidate the Group’s industry leadership as a one-stop comprehensive healthcare and medical service provider.”

About EC Healthcare
EC Healthcare is Hong Kong’s largest non-hospital medical service provider*, leveraging its core businesses of preventive and precision medicine, and committed to developing medical artificial intelligence by integrating its multi-disciplinary medical services. The move, which is supported by the Group’s high-end branding and quality customer services, is aimed at offering customers safe and effective healthcare and medical services with professionalism. The Group is a constituent stock of the MSCI Small Cap Index and the Hang Seng Composite Index.

The Group principally engages in the provision of one-stop medical and health care services in Greater China. The Group provides a full range of services and products under its well-known brands, including those of its one-stop aesthetic medical solutions provider DR REBORN which has ranked first in Hong Kong by sales for years, primary care clinics jointly established with Tencent Doctorwork, chiropractic services centre SPINE Central, New York Spine and Physiotherapy Center NYMG, health management centre re:HEALTH, a vaccine centre Hong Kong Professional Vaccine HKPV, a comprehensive dental centre UMH DENTAL CARE, a diagnostic and imaging centre HKAI, an oncology treatment centre reVIVE, a day procedure centre HKMED, a specialty clinic SPECIALISTS CENTRAL and NEW MEDICAL CENTER, obstetrics and gynaecology specialist ZENITH MEDICAL CENTER AND PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS CENTRE, specialists central, a paediatric center PRIME CARE, cardiology center HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL CARDIOLOGY CENTER, PathLab Medical Laboratories, a professional hair care center HAIR FOREST, Ophthalmology Center VIVID EYE and EC Veterinary Hospital and Imaging Center.

*According to independent research conducted by Frost and Sullivan in terms of revenue in 2019 and 2020

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EC Healthcare Included as an Eligible Stock of the Shenzhen – Hong Kong Stock Connect

EC Healthcare (the “Company”, which together with its subsidiaries is referred to as the “Group”, SEHK stock code: 2138), the largest non-hospital medical group in Hong Kong*, is pleased to announce that the Company has been included as an eligible stock of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect, with effect from March 7, 2022, pursuant to the Announcement on Adjustment of the Stock List of Hong Kong Stock Connect issued by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange on March 7, 2022. Mainland investors can directly trade the Company’s stock after the Company is included as an eligible stock of the Shenzhen – Hong Kong stock connect.

The Company believes the inclusion of the shares of the Company in the trading mechanism of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect demonstrates market recognition of the Company’s investment value and growth prospects. The Company believes the inclusion will allow the Company to access a broader investor base in Mainland China and further expand the shareholder base of the Company, increase the trading liquidity of the shares of the Company, support the sustainable growth of the Company in the long term.

The Company would like to thank the shareholders and investors of the Company for their continued support. The Company will continue to strive to develop its business to consolidate the healthcare market and create value for its shareholders.

About EC Healthcare
EC Healthcare is Hong Kong’s largest non-hospital medical service provider*, leveraging its core businesses of preventive and precision medicine, and committed to developing medical artificial intelligence by integrating its multi-disciplinary medical services. The move, which is supported by the Group’s high-end branding and quality customer services, is aimed at offering customers safe and effective healthcare and medical services with professionalism. The Group is a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Composite Index and the MSCI Hong Kong Small Cap Index.

The Group principally engages in the provision of one-stop medical and health care services in Greater China. The Group provides a full range of services and products under its well-known brands, including those of its one-stop aesthetic medical solutions provider DR REBORN which has ranked first in Hong Kong by sales for years, primary care clinics jointly established with Tencent Doctorwork, chiropractic services centre SPINE Central, New York Spine and Physiotherapy Center NYMG, health management centre re:HEALTH, a vaccine centre Hong Kong Professional Vaccine HKPV, a comprehensive dental centre UMH DENTAL CARE, a diagnostic and imaging centre HKAI, an oncology treatment centre reVIVE, a day procedure centre HKMED, a specialty clinic SPECIALISTS CENTRAL and NEW MEDICAL CENTER, obstetrics and gynaecology specialist ZENITH MEDICAL CENTER AND PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS CENTRE, specialists central, a paediatric center PRIME CARE, cardiology center HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL CARDIOLOGY CENTER, PathLab Medical Laboratories, a professional hair care center HAIR FOREST, Ophthalmology Center VIVID EYE and EC Veterinary Hospital and Imaging Center.

*According to independent research conducted by Frost and Sullivan in terms of revenue in 2019 and 2020

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