[12 April 2017, Hong Kong] Guotai Junan International Holdings Limited (together with its subsidiaries, as "Guotai Junan International" or "the Company", Stock code: 1788.HK) is pleased to announce that, it has signed the strategic framework cooperation agreement ("Agreement") with Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (SPD Bank) to promote the cooperation between banks and brokers, as well as to meet multifaceted demands of cross-border financial services for mainland individual, corporate and institutional clients, thus consolidating and exploring both customer resources and business foundation.
Dr. Yim Fung, JP, Chairman and CEO of Guotai Junan International, and Mr. Xie Wei, Executive Vice President of SPD Bank attended the ceremony to ink the agreement. Both sides agreed to establish a long-term and stable cooperative relationship with complimentary advantage as well as to carry out effective cooperation in securities and financial industry. Abide by the domestic and international regulation, supervision and internal compliance, both companies will extensively cooperate on areas such as overseas public offering and bond issuance, corporate finance, cross-border mergers and acquisition, asset management, commodities financial services, credit business, brokerage business, custodian business and risk management. Guotai Junan International and SPD Bank pledge to jointly promote the collaboration between the bank and the broker, refer relevant products, professional services and quality clients in priority to each other. Therefore, business growth will be achieved.
Dr. Yim Fung, JP, Chairman and CEO of Guotai Junan International, said, "Guotai Junan International has entered into the strategic cooperation agreements with SPD Bank, a leading commercial bank in China, which we highly appreciate. In the future, we will jointly expand overseas asset management, financial product innovation and cross-border financial services to provide high value-added and competitive financial products and services to the onshore and offshore investors, as well as optimize overseas asset allocation. We believe great synergies can be achieved out of collaboration based on the extensive experience and resources of both companies while the new development opportunities will be seized."
Mr. Xie Wei, Executive Vice President of SPD Bank, said, "The cooperation with Guotai Junan International, a leading comprehensive securities institution in Hong Kong, will closely connect the capital markets in the Mainland China and Hong Kong, which will provide more quality, diversified, customized and differentiated financial services to the clients and investors from both sides. The collaboration between SPD Bank and Guotai Junan International in several business areas will lay solid foundation for the business development of both companies, which will consolidate and expand each other's competitive edge in respective fields, thus enhancing comprehensive strength."
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About Guotai Junan International Holdings Limited
Guotai Junan International is the market leader and first mover for internationalization of Chinese securities company. The Company is the first Chinese securities broker to list on the Main Board of The Hong Kong Stock Exchange by way of initial public offering. Based in Hong Kong, the Company provides diversified integrated financial services. The five core services include: (i) brokerage, (ii) corporate finance, (iii) loans and financing, (iv) asset management, (v) financial products, market making and investments.
The Company's online trading platform support a total of 8 stock markets, including Hong Kong, USA, UK, Japan, Canada, Singapore, China A share and B share, as well as more than 20 futures and options markets worldwide, providing leveraged foreign exchange trading for 8 currency pairs and 21 cross-currency pairs, inclusive of CNH.
The Company is one of the constituents of HSCI, Hang Seng Composite LargeCap & MidCap Index, FTSE HK index and FTSE HK ex H share index. Guotai Junan International has been assigned "Baa2 / Prime-2" and "BBB / A-2" rating from Moody's Investor Service and Standard & Poor's Global Ratings respectively.
Our controlling shareholder, Guotai Junan Securities Company Limited ("Guotai Junan", Stock Code: 601211.SH; 2611.HK), is one of the China's leading securities houses. In 2015, Guotai Junan was listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. In April, 2017, it began to be listed on the Main board at Hong Kong Stock Exchange. In 2016, Guotai Junan ranked the second among Chinese brokers in terms of revenue and net profit. Backed by strong operational support, the Company will be able to further explore the HK and the Asia-Pacific market.
About SPD Bank
Shanghai Pudong Development Bank ("SPD Bank") was listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in 1999 (Stock code: 600000.SH). It is one of the first batches of the nationwide joint-stock commercial banks approved by the State Council and the People's Bank of China, with headquartered in Shanghai. SPD Bank has been awarded Top 100 China Listed Companies by Yazhou Zhoukan for years. In February 2017, SPD Bank was rated No.18 among all the brands and No.6 among the Chinese banks, under the Top 500 Global Banking Brands selected by a British magazine "The Banker", with the brand value amounting to US$11.963 billion. Meanwhile, SPD Bank has won a number of awards organized by many domestic authoritative organizations, such as the Best Listed Company with Investment Values, the Best Joint-Stock Commercial Bank, the Best Risk Management Bank and the Best Growing Bank. Since the establishment of SPD Bank, the management has followed the core value of "sticking to the integrity and striving for excellence". The Bank will continue to expand its core competitiveness and strengthen its business through financial innovation. It will also continue to drive its business innovation and commit to growing into a modern financial institution with distinctive core competencies by upholding the values of "new thinking and hearty service".
For more information about Guotai Junan International: http://www.gtja.com.hk.
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