Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. (00388.HK, HKEx) recorded a net profit of HK$4.55 billion (US$586.67 million) for 2013, up 11.46 percent from the previous year, the bourse operator said in a stock exchange filing on Wednesday. Basic earnings per share rose 5.33 percent to HK$3.95. Revenue and other income increased 20.97 percent to HK$8.72 billion, while operating expenses jumped 42 percent to HK$2.78 billion, the filing showed. The exchange proposed a final dividend of HK$1.72 a share, up 18 percent from 2012.
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