Hutchison Telecommunications (Australia) Limited (“HTAL”) (ASX: HTA) has a 50% interest in Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Limited (“VHA”). HTAL was listed on the ASX in 1999 and in 2003 launched Australia’s first 3G service under the 3 brand. In 2009, HTAL’s operations were merged with Vodafone Australia to form VHA. VHA offers mobile telecommunications under the Vodafone brand in Australia.
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Further growth in customer numbers, EBITDA and revenue
Vodafone Foundation DreamLab app launched on iOS, expanded globally
Improved loss position
Launched fixed broadband services via the National Broadband Network
Brought innovative post-paid and pre-paid mobile services products to market
Ended 2017 with leading Net Promoter Score among Mobile Network Operators
Continued significant investment in network and technology
Continued focus on Enterprise segment
Continued growth in roaming revenue
VHA achieved further growth in its customer base during 2017, with the addition of 246,000 customers. Total network customers increased 4.4% to 5.81 million.
|The items below represent the 50% share of VHA attributable to HTAL|
|Total revenue ($m)||1,729.0||1,672.6||3.4%|
|Gross service revenue1 ($m)||1,453.8||1,417.9||2.5%|
|Net service revenue2 ($m)||1,218.5||1,181.3||3.1%|
|Share of net loss of VHA3 ($m)||(42.5)||(68.0)||37.5%|
|The items below represent totals for VHA|
|- Postpaid customers (‘000)||3,388||3,354||1.0%|
|- Prepaid customers (‘000)||1,709||1,652||3.5%|
|VHA customers subtotal (‘000)||5,097||5,006||1.8%|
|- Mobile Virtual Network Operator (“MVNO”) customers (‘000)||711||556||27.9%|
|Total network customers (‘000)||5,808||5,562||4.4%|
|Gross ARPU4 ($)||45.80||45.87||(0.2%)|
|Net ARPU5 ($)||38.03||37.97||0.2%|
I am pleased to report to you on our performance in 2017, based on the continued improvement in Vodafone Hutchison Australia’s business.
Fok Kin Ning, Canning Chairman
Fok Kin Ning, Canning
(Chairman) BA, DFM, FCA (ANZ)
Fok Kin Ning, Canning, aged 66, has been a Director since February 1999. Mr Fok has been a non-executive director of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (“CKHH”) since January 2015 and was re-designated as an executive director and group co-managing director of CKHH in June 2015. He has been a director of Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited since 1985, became a non-executive director in 1993 and was re-designated as a director in June 2015. Mr Fok has been an executive director of Hutchison Whampoa Limited (“HWL”) since 1984, group managing director since 1993 and was re-designated as a director in June 2015. He has been chairman and a non-executive director of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (“HTHKH”) since 2009 and of Hutchison Port Holdings Management Pte. Limited (“HPHM”) as the trustee-manager of Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (“HPH Trust”) since 2011, an executive director since 1985 and chairman since 2005 of Power Assets Holdings Limited (“Power Assets”), chairman and an executive director of HK Electric Investments Manager Limited (“HKEIML”) as the trustee-manager of HK Electric Investments (“HKEI”) and of HK Electric Investments Limited (“HKEIL”) since 2013, co-chairman of Husky Energy Inc. (“Husky Energy”) since 2000, and an executive director and deputy chairman of CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited (formerly known as Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited) (“CKI”) since 1997. The aforementioned companies are either the ultimate holding company of HTAL, or subsidiaries or associated companies of CKHH in which Mr Fok acts as chairman, co-chairman, deputy chairman or director for the purpose of overseeing the management of such businesses. He was previously alternate director to a director of HTHKH from 2010 to July 2016. Mr Fok has also been a director of Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Limited (“VHA”) since 2001. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Diploma in Financial Management, and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Barry Roberts-Thomson, aged 68, has been a Director since February 1989 and was Managing Director of HTAL from its inception in 1989 until September 2001. In his capacity as Deputy Chairman, Mr Roberts-Thomson represents HTAL in government relations and strategic projects and has served as a director of VHA since 2001.
Justin Herbert Gardener
(Director) BEc, FCA, AGIA
Justin Herbert Gardener, aged 81, has been a Director since July 1999. Mr Gardener has been a director of a number of private and publicly listed companies including Austar United Communications Limited (appointed 1999 and retired 2008). From 1961, and until his retirement in 1998, Mr Gardener held a variety of positions with Arthur Andersen, becoming a partner in 1972 and for the last ten years in a management and supervisory role for Asia Pacific. Mr Gardener is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and an Associate of the Governance Institute.
Lai Kai Ming, Dominic
(Director) BSc, MBA
Lai Kai Ming, Dominic, aged 64, has been a Director since May 2004 and Alternate Director to Mr Sixt since May 2006 and to Mr Fok since December 2016. Mr Lai has been an executive director and deputy managing director of CKHH since June 2015. He has been an executive director of HWL since 2000 and was re-designated as a director in June 2015. Mr Lai has been a non-executive director of HTHKH since 2009 and alternate director to directors of HTHKH since 2010. He has been alternate director to a director of TOM Group Limited (“TOM”) since August 2016. The aforementioned companies are either the ultimate holding company of HTAL, or subsidiaries or associated companies of CKHH in which Mr Lai acts as director for the purpose of overseeing the management of such businesses. He has also been a director of VHA since October 2016. He was previously Alternate Director to Mrs Chow Woo Mo Fong, Susan, a then Director of HTAL from 2006 to July 2016. Mr Lai has over 30 years of management experience in different industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
John Michael Scanlon
John Michael Scanlon, aged 76, has been a Director since July 2005. Mr Scanlon is a special venture partner to Clarity Partners LLP, a private equity firm. From 1965 through to 1988, his career was with AT&T, primarily Bell Labs, rising to group vice president of AT&T. Mr Scanlon then went on to become president and general manager of Motorola’s Cellular Networks and Space Sector, founding chief executive officer of Asia Global Crossing, chief executive officer of Global Crossing and chairman and chief executive officer of PrimeCo Cellular.
Frank John Sixt
(Director) MA, LLL
Frank John Sixt, aged 66, has been a Director since January 1998 and Alternate Director to Mr Lai since February 2008. Mr Sixt has been a non-executive director of CKHH since January 2015 and was re-designated as an executive director, group finance director and deputy managing director of CKHH in June 2015. He has been an executive director of Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited since 1991, became a non-executive director in 1998 and was re-designated as a director in June 2015. Mr Sixt has been an executive director of HWL since 1991, group finance director since 1998 and was re-designated as a director in June 2015. He has been chairman and a non-executive director of TOM since 1999 and an executive director of CKI since 1996. Mr Sixt has also been a director of Husky Energy since 2000. He has been alternate director to a director of HKEIML as the trustee-manager of HKEI and of HKEIL since 2015. The aforementioned companies are either the ultimate holding company of HTAL, or subsidiaries or associated companies of CKHH in which Mr Sixt acts as chairman or director for the purpose of overseeing the management of such businesses. Mr Sixt was previously a non-executive director of HTHKH from 2009 to December 2016 and of HPHM as the trustee-manager of HPH Trust from 2011 to December 2016. He was previously a non-executive director (re-designated from an executive director to a non-executive director in January 2014) of Power Assets from 1998 to December 2016. He has also been a director of VHA since 2001. He was previously Alternate Director to Mrs Chow Woo Mo Fong, Susan, a then Director of HTAL from 2008 to July 2016. Mr Sixt holds a Master’s degree in Arts and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Law, and is a member of the Bar and of the Law Society of the Provinces of Québec and Ontario, Canada.
Ronald Joseph Spithill OAM
Ronald Joseph Spithill, aged 76, has been a Director since November 2010. Mr Spithill was a director of Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Limited from 2006 until 2011 and serves on a number of NGO boards. Mr Spithill has also been a director of VHA since 2010. He was previously president of Alcatel Asia Pacific responsible for operations in 16 countries, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of the Paris-based Alcatel group and vice-chairman of Alcatel Shanghai Bell. He has been chief executive officer and chairman of Alcatel Australia. He is a past president of the Telecommunications Industry Association of Australia and served with the AEEMA Board, the Australian Business Council, the Malaysian Government Industry Advisory Panel, the New Zealand Independent Industry Oversight Group, the NSW Government IT Advisory Board and the Australian Government “Goldsworthy” Committee. Mr Spithill is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and a Distinguished Fellow of the Telecommunications Society of Australia.
Woo Chiu Man, Cliff
Woo Chiu Man, Cliff, aged 64, has been a Director since August 2016. Mr Woo has been an executive director and chief executive officer of HTHKH since January 2017. He has been alternate director to a director of VHA since October 2016. He held various senior technology management positions in the telecommunications industry before joining in 1998 the group of HWL, a wholly owned subsidiary of CKHH. He was deputy managing director of Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited from 2000 to 2004. He was also executive director from March 2005 to December 2005 and alternate director to a director from 2005 to 2010 of Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited. He was seconded to VHA as chief technology officer from 2012 to 2013 and was part of the core management team. He possesses extensive operations experience in the telecommunications industry and has been involved in cellular technology for over 30 years. Mr Woo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and a Diploma in Management for Executive Development. He is a Chartered Engineer and also a Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK) and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of shareholders of Hutchison Telecommunications (Australia) Limited (ABN 15 003 677 227) (HTAL) will be held at 177 Pacific Highway, North Sydney, New South Wales on Wednesday, 2 May 2018 at 10.00 am (Sydney time).
We are located at 177 Pacific Highway, North Sydney within short walking distance of North Sydney train station. Whilst parking is not available onsite, there are various parking stations located nearby.
For public transport information please call 131 500 or visit transportnsw.info.