HKEx Stock Code: 728
NYSE Stock Code: CHA

Shareholder Information

Shareholder Information

Share Information

Share Listing

China Telecom Corporation Limited’s H shares were listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on 15 November 2002 and New York Stock Exchange as American Depositary Shares (ADSs) on 14 November 2002. ADSs are issued by The Bank of New York Mellon. Each ADS traded in the United States represents 100 ordinary H shares.

Stock Code

The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited
New York Stock Exchange

Share Price Performance

2015 share priceHK$ per H share US$ per ADS

Number of issued shares: (as at 31 December 2015)
Market capitalization: (as at 31 December 2015)
HK$294.6 billion

Share price performance of China Telecom on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited versus Hang Seng Index (HSI) and MSCI World Telecom Service Sector Index (MSCI) from IPO on 15 November 2002 to 31 December 2015.

Distribution of shares and shareholdings

The share capital of the Company as at 31 December 2015 was RMB80,932,368,321, divided into 80,932,368,321 shares of RMB1.00 each. As at 31 December 2015, the share capital of the Company comprised:

Number of sharesPercentage of the total number of shares (%)
Total number of Domestic shares:67,054,958,32182.85
Domestic shares held by:
 China Telecommunications Corporation57,377,053,31770.89
 Guangdong Rising Assets Management Co., Ltd.5,614,082,6536.94
 Zhejiang Financial Development Company2,137,473,6262.64
 Fujian Investment & Development Group Co., Ltd.969,317,1821.20
 Jiangsu Guoxin Investment Group Co., Ltd.957,031,5431.18
Total number of H shares (including ADSs):13,877,410,00017.15

Major shareholders of H shares

The following table shows the major shareholders that exercised or controlled the exercise of 5% or above of H shares as at 31 December 2015:

Name of shareholderNumber of sharesPercentage of the total number of H shares in issue (%)
JPMorgan Chase & Co.1,546,282,94211.14
BlackRock, Inc.1,193,143,2548.60
UBS Group AG884,575,5476.37
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation834,090,6696.01
Templeton Investment Counsel, LLC694,050,1545.00

Dividend History

Financial YearEx-Dividend DateShareholder Approval DatePayment DateDividend per Share (HK$)
2002 Final16 May 200320 June 200310 July 20030.00837*
2003 Final1 April 20043 May 200420 May 20040.065
2004 Final21 April 200525 May 200523 June 20050.065
2005 Final20 April 200623 May 200615 June 20060.075
2006 Final26 April 200729 May 200715 June 20070.085
2007 Final28 April 200830 May 200816 June 20080.085
2008 Final23 April 200926 May 200930 June 20090.085
2009 Final22 April 201025 May 201030 June 20100.085
2010 Final18 April 201120 May 201130 June 20110.085
2011 Final5 June 201230 May 201220 July 20120.085
2012 Final4 June 201329 May 201319 July 20130.085
2013 Final4 June 201429 May 201418 July 20140.095
2014 Final1 June 201527 May 201517 July 20150.095
2015 Final30 May 201625 May 201615 July 20160.095 **

Annual Reports

Our annual reports in both English and Chinese are now available through the Internet at The Company will file an annual report in Form 20-F for the year 2015 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission by 30 April 2016.

2015 Annual Report Survey

Annual Report is a key communication channel between shareholders and the Company. Last year, we received around 100 questionnaires of “Your Views on Annual Report 2014”. Each of these responses benefited us in enhancing and further improving our annual reports. We are deeply indebted to the respondents for their constructive responses. In accordance with our commitment, we have to donate HK$50 for each questionnaire received. In this regard, we have donated a sum of HK$10,000 to the charitable organisation, WWF. In addition, we have already implemented the suggestion of allowing shareholders to choose means of receipt and language of corporate communication to enhance environmental protection and cost savings.

We value and are eager to keep hearing your comments on our annual report for our further improvement in the future. It is highly appreciated if you could spare your precious time to complete the questionnaire of “Your Views on Annual Report 2015”, as attached in this annual report, and return it by post or fax to us at +852 2877 0988. You can also fill in the electronic form at our website,

Annual General Meeting

To be held at 11 a.m. on 25 May 2016 in Island Shangri-La Hong Kong

Registered office

Address:  31 Jinrong Street
                  Xicheng District
                  PRC 100033
Tel:            86 10 6642 8166
Fax:           86 10 6601 0728

Any enquiries relating to the strategic development or operations of China Telecom Corporation Limited, please contact the Investor Relations Department:

Investor Relations Department

Tel:            852 2877 9777
Fax:           852 2877 0988

Any enquiries relating to your shareholding, for example transfers of shares, change of name or address, loss of share certificates, please contact the H share registrar:

H share registrar

Computershare Hong Kong Investor Services Limited
Address:  Shops 1712–1716, 17th Floor
                  Hopewell Centre
                  183 Queen’s Road East
                  Hong Kong
Tel:            852 2862 8555
Fax:           852 2865 0990

Any enquiries relating to ADSs, please contact the depositary:

ADS depositary

The Bank of New York Mellon
Address:  Shareowner Services
                  P.O. Box 30170
                  College Station
                  TX 77842-3170
Tel:           1-888-269-2377 (toll free in USA)
                 1-201-680-6825 (international)