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(a company incorporated in the Cayman Islands with limited liability)
Issued under the U.S.$3,500,000,000 Guaranteed Medium Term Note and Perpetual Capital Securities Programme
Unconditionally and Irrevocably Guaranteed by
(a company incorporated in the People’s Republic of China with limited liability)
On 19 September 2022, the Issuer has given a notice to the holders of the Notes that the Issuer has elected to exercise the option to redeem all of the outstanding Notes on 23 October 2022 (the “First Call Date”).
As at the date of this announcement, the outstanding amount of the Notes is U.S.$200,000,000. Upon the redemption of all outstanding Notes on the First Call Date, there will be no Notes in issue. Accordingly, the Issuer will make an application to The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited for the Notes to be delisted.
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19 September 2022
As at the date of this announcement, the directors of the Issuer are Zhou Yong, Tom Geary and Ciaran Connolly.
As at the date of this announcement, the directors of the Guarantor are Zhou Yong, Zhou Qinye, Cai Mingsheng, Li Jun, Li Tianshu, Wu Liang and Liu Xinfeng.