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Standard Chartered - Operation Breakthrough Sponsorship Renewal Year 2013 to 2016

Standard Chartered announced the renewal of funding to Operation Breakthrough, a Hong Kong Police-led volunteer programme that offers sporting opportunities to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The sponsorship of the rugby programme which commenced in 2005 will continue for three more years injecting funds of HK$900,000 for the period 2013 to 2016.

Mr. Mike Rees, Group Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Wholesale Banking of Standard Chartered said, “Standard Chartered is proud to renew our sponsorship in support of Operation Breakthrough, a truly unique and effective programme that we believe has made a significant difference in giving youths in this community an opportunity to see how the core values of rugby – teamwork, respect, discipline, enjoyment and sportsmanship can play a big part in positively changing one’s life. The success of this programme is testament to the dedication of the many programme partners but also more importantly, to the perseverance, optimism and resilience of the young people who have used this platform to create a better life for themselves.”

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Mr. Robbie McRobbie, Director of Operation Breakthrough said, “On behalf of the directors and participants of Operation Breakthrough, I would like to thank Standard Chartered once again for their generous contribution to the funding of Operation Breakthrough. The commitment is immense and will allow sports like rugby to further develop as well as making a tremendous difference to the lives of these young people."

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