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The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union have announced that Cathay Pacific and HSBC will be the new co-title sponsors of the world-famous Hong Kong Sevens from 2012 – 2015. 

The four-year sponsorship agreement announced today resumes a successful partnership between these two iconic Hong Kong institutions and the world’s pre-eminent international sevens.  Under the new sponsorship agreement the event title will be the Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.

Attending today’s announcement at Olympic House in Hong Kong were Mr John Slosar, Chief Executive of Cathay Pacific Airways, Mr Stuart Gulliver, Group Chief Executive of HSBC Holdings plc, Mr Brian Stevenson, President of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and Mr Trevor Gregory, Chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union.

And, as you can see, they decided to have a little fun with it.

Mr John Slosar, Chief Executive of Cathay Pacific Airways commented on the announcement saying, "Cathay Pacific has had a long and happy association with the Sevens.  We were there right at the beginning when the Sevens was born in 1976.  And we are still supporting the Sevens some 36 years later.  As Hong Kong's airline, we believed in the Sevens from the start, just as we believe that Hong Kong provides the energy and sparkle that make the Sevens the unique and wonderful event that it is.