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15 Nov 2012
Swire Properties Limited (1972) Added to MSCI

Swire Properties Limited ("Swire Properties" or "the Company"; Stock Code: 1972) is pleased to announce today that it has been added as a constituent of MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International) World Index, effective 30 November 2012. The news was announced today at the November 2012 Semi-Annual Index Review for the MSCI Equity Indices.

Swire Properties is a leading developer, owner and operator of mixed-use commercial properties in Hong Kong and Mainland China. The inclusion of the Company into the MSCI World Index demonstrated the long-term investment value of Swire Properties and reaffirmed its excellent fundamentals, gaining recognitions from investors worldwide.

For the last four decades, Swire Properties develops and manages world-class commercial, retail, hotels and residential properties, typically in large mixed-use developments. The Company is known for transforming districts into vibrant business and residential neighbourhoods. In addition to Hong Kong and Mainland China, Swire Properties has a presence in the United States and the United Kingdom.

MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investors globally, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds and pension funds. MSCI products and services include indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools.

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About Swire Properties

Swire Properties develops and manages commercial, retail, hotel and residential properties, with a particular focus on mixed-use development in prime locations at major mass transportation intersections. Listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, the Company's investment portfolio in Hong Kong totals over 17 million sq ft (over 1.58 million sqm)* of gross floor area, with Island East and Pacific Place as its core holdings. In addition to Hong Kong, the Company has significant investments in Mainland China, the United States and the United Kingdom.

In Mainland China, Swire Properties has a portfolio amounting to over 13.5 million sq ft (approximately 1.26 million sqm)*, including five mixed-use developments in Beijing, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Shanghai. Of these, Sanlitun Village and INDIGO in Beijing and TaiKoo Hui in Guangzhou have opened.

Since 1980, the Company has been developing investment and trading properties on the island of Brickell Key in downtown Miami, Florida where it has created an acclaimed residential and commercial portfolio, including the new large-scale mixed-use project, Brickell CitiCentre.

Through Swire Hotels, the Company also creates and manages intriguing urban hotels in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the United Kingdom, aimed at providing an exceptional experience for travellers who seek individuality, style and personalised service.

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* Gross floor area in respect of 100% of the properties excluding car park areas and not on an attributable basis.