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CHINA COMMUNICATIONS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LIMITED
(A joint stock limited company incorporated in the People's Republic of China with limited liability)
(Stock Code: 1800)
This announcement is made by China Communications Construction Company Limited (the "Company") at the request of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.
On 12 November 2020 (Eastern standard time), the President of the United States of America issued an executive order (the "Executive Order") to prohibit any transaction by any United States person in publicly traded securities, or any securities that are derivative of, or are designed to provide investment exposure to such securities, of certain Chinese companies, which may include the Company. The prohibition will become effective beginning 9:30 a.m. (Eastern standard time) on 11 January 2021, and is subject to certain divesture and other exemptions. The definitions of "certain Chinese companies" and "United States person" are set out in Section 4 of the Executive Order.
As of 13 November 2020, the number of total issued shares of the Company was 16,165,711,425. The number of tradable A shares of the Company was 11,747,235,425, accounting for approximately 72.67% of the total issued shares of the Company; and the number of tradable H shares of the Company was 4,418,476,000, accounting for approximately 27.33% of the total issued shares of the Company. Among the tradable H shares, 4,376,486,222 H shares were held directly through the Central Clearing and Settlement System in the name of HKSCC Nominees Limited, accounting for approximately 99.04% of the total issued H shares of the Company. As such, the Company is currently unable to verify the shareholding of H shares of the Company by the United States person(s).
The Company is in normal production and operation. The Company is conducting a thorough assessment on the potential impacts of the Executive Order on the Company based on the information currently available to it. Further announcement(s) will be made by the Company in due course if necessary.