• Grant Thornton Hong Kong grows operations with Mabel Chan & Co. merger

HONG KONG -- Grant Thornton Hong Kong will expand client service capabilities through a merger with Mabel Chan & Co., which was announced today.

The merged firm will continue to operate under the Grant Thornton name and will provide additional experience in audit, tax and advisory services -- specialising in risk management, taxation services, company secretarial services, IPO, forensic accounting and commercial fraud investigation.

Mabel Chan, founder of Mabel Chan & Co., is a seasoned practitioner and is currently a vice president of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA).

Daniel Lin will remain as Grant Thornton Hong Kong’s managing partner, with Mabel Chan and advisory partner Eugene Ha jointly serving as deputy managing partners. Mabel Chan will also serve as the national head of outbound market development for Grant Thornton’s integrated China network.

Mabel Chan, said: “I am excited to be a part of the Grant Thornton network and am looking forward to growing with the firm.”

Daniel Lin, added: “I’m delighted with the merger as Mabel brings a strong reputation in the Hong Kong and Mainland China business communities, which will create synergies in our operations and with our clients. With these additional resources, we believe both the firm’s services provision and position in the accounting industry in Hong Kong can be further enhanced.”

For further information, please contact:

Daniel Lin Managing partner, Grant Thornton Hong Kong

T +852 3987 1200

E daniel.lin@cn.gt.com

John Vita Director of Public Relations and External Affairs, Grant Thornton International

T (U.S. direct) 312 602 8955

E John.Vita@gti.gt.com