News Release

2021 Jun 18
AEON Stores (Hong Kong) Co., Limited

“AEON Scholarship” has been officially set up at the University of Hong Kong

As an essential part of fulfilling Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), AEON Group has extended its "AEON Scholarship Program" to overseas and more than 4,000 students have been benefited from it. Through the implementation of the program, AEON provides financial support to students with outstanding academic performance, encouraging their pursuit of academic excellence and increasing their sense of responsibility, so as to create a better future and realize their dreams.

In 2019, AEON Stores (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. and AEON Credit Service (Asia) Co. Ltd. jointly set up "AEON Scholarship" with Hong Kong's top-notch university—The University of Hong Kong. This scholarship is mainly awarded to bachelor students studying Japanese studies, Business & Economics or Engineering to meet the development needs of Hong Kong and cultivate more professionals in related fields. The AEON Scholarship 2019/20 was awarded to 20 bachelor students in May this year, and each received a scholarship of HK$10,000. In view of the current epidemic situation in Hong Kong, the original planned award ceremony was cancelled and in replace of shooting an appreciation video, which will be broadcast on the Internet afterwards. Mr. Mitsuhiro Wada, the Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong, Mr. Nakagawa Isei, the Managing Director of AEON Store (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd., Mr. Fukayama Tomoharu, the Managing Director of AEON Credit Service (Asia) Co., Ltd., and representatives from different faculties of the University of Hong Kong were cordially invited to deliver speeches.

Mr. Nakagawa Isei, the Managing Director of AEON Store (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd., said in his speech: "As a continuously innovating corporation, AEON has always been actively practicing the central core of its philosophy — in pursuit of “peace”, respect for “humanity” and making “contribution” to the community. In 1958, the Group formed an association called “風樹会” and began to provide five high school students with scholarships equivalent to one month's tuition every month. The action then passed on to various group companies in the form of "AEON Scholarship", and continued to provide support to outstanding students from all over Asia who aim to become international professionals. This time, we cooperated with the University of Hong Kong — the oldest tertiary education institution in Hong Kong, and set up “AEON Scholarship”. We hope that the scholarship will help every talented student to realize their dreams and act as a bridge to facilitate useful exchange of views between Asian countries."

For more details about "AEON Scholarship", please refer to https://youtu.be/m90Pt0GCC3E.

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About AEON Stores
AEON Stores was established in Hong Kong in 1985 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1994. The Group is mainly engaged in the operation of general merchandise stores (GMS). Currently, it operates 9 GMS, 3 independent supermarkets, 56 independent Living PLAZA by AEON, 6 independent Daiso Japan, 2 independent Bento Express by AEON and 3 Mono Mono in densely populated districts in Hong Kong. It also operates 23 GMS, 11 independent supermarkets and 1 shopping centre in Guangdong Province, the PRC.

For more information:
AEON Stores (Hong Kong) Co., Limited
Corporate Communication Department
Tel.:(852)2165 0777
Fax:(852)2563 8654
Email:aeonpr@aeonstores.com.hk

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