SOURCE: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited

March 31, 2015 05:46 ET

ICBC (Asia) Sponsors Finale Performance of the Hong Kong Arts Festival for Three Consecutive Years

Classical Ballet Performance Drew Curtains at the 43rd Hong Kong Arts Festival

HONG KONG, CHINA--(Marketwired - Mar 31, 2015) - ICBC (Asia) sustained its support for Hong Kong's cultural and artistic development with its third exclusive sponsorship of the Finale Performance of the Hong Kong Arts Festival. This year's Finale Performance Jewels was presented with a new touch by the world-class Bolshoi Ballet, concluding the 43rd Hong Kong Arts Festival on a perfect note.

As the final highlight of the 43rd Hong Kong Arts Festival, the Bolshoi Ballet was invited to perform Balanchine's masterpiece, Jewels. Through a captivating blend of brand-new costumes and unique stage design with the music of Fauré, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky, the performance presented unforgettable enjoyment and won a standing ovation from delighted spectators.

Many distinguished guests including customers and business partners were invited by ICBC (Asia) to experience the performance, in order to express appreciation to their continuous support. ICBC (Asia) also hosted a pre-event cocktail reception for the guests to feel the glamor and atmosphere of Jewels, with attendance of government officials, representatives of the Hong Kong Arts Festival and guests.

"ICBC (Asia) is honored to exclusively sponsor the finale performance of the Hong Kong Arts Festival for three consecutive years," said ICBC (Asia) Chairman and Chief Executive Chen Aiping at the pre-event cocktail reception. "Balanchine's Jewels was the first ever full-length abstract ballet, through which he redefined ballet as an art form for the 20th century. Balanchine merged traditional Russian ballet techniques with new world dynamism to create numerous masterpieces. It is coherent to ICBC (Asia)'s determination to pursue innovation and excellence, in order to enhance our competitive edge. Adhering to our corporate beliefs "Serving Customers, Rewarding Shareholders, Development of Employees, Giving Back to Society", we are committed to realizing our corporate social responsibilities and to supporting the promotion of arts and cultural activities in Hong Kong."

The Hong Kong Arts Festival is an important cultural occasion in Asia. The 43rd Festival gathers more than 1,400 artists from all over the world to stage 137 performances. Jewels, performed by the Bolshoi Ballet, is the finale performance of the 43rd Hong Kong Arts Festival. It is renowned as one of Balanchine's most recognizable masterpieces. The jewel-themed triptych was inspired by the beauty of precious stones, with each of its three acts signifying a dazzling gem and a different city: Emeralds in dreamy French romance evoking Paris: Rubies representing the jazz-age Broadway of New York; and Diamonds with the classical grandeur of Imperial St. Petersburg.

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(left to right) Hong Kong Arts Festival Chairman The Honourable Ronald Arculli, The Honourable Mr Tsang Tak-sing, Acting Chief Secretary for Administration of the HKSAR, and ICBC (Asia) Chairman and Chief Executive Chen Aiping as seen at ICBC (Asia)'s pre-performance reception at the 43rd Hong Kong Arts Festival Finale.
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Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited ("ICBC (Asia)") is a licensed bank incorporated in Hong Kong. It has 58 branches, 25 "Elite Club" Wealth Management Centres and 4 commercial business centres in Hong Kong. It is principally engaged in banking, financial and other finance-related services with a focus on retail and commercial banking as well as corporate banking business. The total assets of ICBC (Asia) amounted to HK$601,784 million as at 30 June 2014, and its after-tax net profit reached HK$3,000 million in the first half of 2014. Chinese Mercantile Bank and ICBC (Asia) Investment Management Company Limited, two wholly-owned subsidiaries of ICBC (Asia), are specialized in RMB services in Mainland China and the investment management businesses with a focus on Asia respectively. ICBC (Asia) is the flagship of Hong Kong banking business of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited ("ICBC") - currently the largest commercial bank in China.

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