Wharf (Holdings) brought forward its final dividend payout to June 14 after a complaint by a shareholder at its annual general meeting yesterday. The shareholder, Wong Kai-yung, challenged the original plan to pay the dividend on July 7, asking why it would take so long. Chairman Peter Woo Kwong-ching promised a review in the coming year, but Mr Wong was not satisfied and, after a short deliberation with other executives, Mr Woo agreed to bring the payout forward to June 14. 'I am a shareholder too. I agree with you,' he told Mr Wong. Another shareholder raised his concern about Wharf cutting the final dividend to 28 HK cents a share from the previous year's 50 cents. Mr Woo said it was a prudent dividend policy aimed at ensuring sound balance-sheet management given market uncertainties.