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Sinopec hikes stake in China Petroleum & Chemical Corp
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Nov '13
On 15 November 2013, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation received a notice from its controlling shareholder, China Petrochemical Corporation (“Sinopec Group”), that in consideration of the value of the Company and its current stock price, Sinopec Group had increased its shareholding in the Company by way of acquiring 126,682,858 A shares on the secondary market (the “Shareholding Increase”) through the trading system at the Shanghai Stock Exchange from 5 November 2013 to 15 November 2013.

The 126,682,858 A shares includes the A shares acquired by Sinopec Group as disclosed in the announcements of the Company published on 6 November 2013 and 8 November 2013 (the “Announcements”).

As disclosed in the Announcements, on 5 November 2013, the Company was informed by Sinopec Group that Sinopec Group proposed to increase its shareholding in the Company through acquisitions of its A shares on the secondary market in its own name or through other concerting parties within 12 months commencing from 5 November 2013 (the “Increase Period”). The aggregate of such acquisition(s) will not exceed 2% (inclusive of the shares acquired on 5 November 2013) of the total issued share capital of the Company.

As of 15 November 2013, Sinopec Group’s increased shareholding in the Company represents approximately 0.109% of the total issued share capital of the Company during the Increase Period. Immediately before the Shareholding Increase, Sinopec Group, directly and indirectly, held 86,089,416,000 shares of the Company, representing approximately 73.855% of the total issued share capital of the Company.

On 15 November 2013, Sinopec Group, directly and indirectly, held 86,216,098,858 shares of the Company, representing approximately 73.964% of the total issued share capital of the Company. The Shareholding Increase complies with the provisions of the Securities Law of the People’s Republic of China and other relevant laws, regulations and bylaws as well as the trading rules of the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

Sinopec Group undertakes not to reduce its shareholding in the Company within the Increase Period and the statutory period. The Company will continue to oversee Sinopec Group’s increased shareholding in the Company and will promptly comply with the disclosure obligations in accordance with the Rules Governing the Listing of Stocks on Shanghai Stock Exchange (2012 Revision), the Measures for the Administration of the Takeover of Listed Companies (2012 Revision) and the Guidelines on the Increase of Shareholding by Shareholders and Their Persons Acting in Concert in Companies Listed at the Shanghai Stock Exchange (2012 Revision).

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