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Source: RNS
RNS Number : 3244N
Air China Ld
31 May 2022

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(a joint stock limited company incorporated in the People's Republic of China with limited liability)

(Stock Code: 00753)





This announcement is made by Air China Limited (the "Company") pursuant to Rule 13.09 of the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "Listing Rules") and the Inside Information Provision under Part XIVA of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Chapter 571 of the Laws of Hong Kong).


The Company hereby announces that the Company is planning to acquire the control of Shandong Aviation Group Company Limited (山東航空集團有限公司, "Shandong Aviation Group Corporation"), and thereby acquiring the control of Shandong Airlines Co., Ltd. (山東航空股份有限公司, "Shandong Airlines") (the "Transaction"). As of the date of this announcement, Shandong Aviation Group Corporation is held as to 49.4% by the Company and is an associate of the Company, and Shandong Airlines is held as to 22.8% by the Company and 42% by Shandong Aviation Group Corporation. The Transaction is currently at negotiation stage and no due diligence, audit, valuation and other related works have been completed. The Company and the counterparties have not yet signed any transaction agreement in relation to the Transaction and the specific proposal of the Transaction is still under planning. There is significant uncertainty as to whether the parties to the Transaction will ultimately reach an agreement on the Transaction and sign the relevant agreement.


The Transaction does not involve issue of shares by the Company to purchase assets, does not constitute a change in the shareholding of the Company and does not involve a change in the controlling interest of the Company. If the Transaction is materialized, it may constitute a notifiable transaction of the Company under Chapter 14 of the Listing Rules. However, there is no assurance that the parties will enter into a definitive agreement or that the Transaction will be implemented or finalized. The Company will fulfill its disclosure obligations under the Listing Rules and the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Chapter 571 of the Laws of Hong Kong) in a timely manner.

Shareholders and potential investors of the Company are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the securities of the Company.


     By Order of the Board

    Air China Limited

Huang Bin Huen Ho Yin

 Joint Company Secretaries

Beijing, the PRC, 30 May 2022


As at the date of this announcement, the directors of the Company are Mr. Song Zhiyong, Mr. Ma Chongxian, Mr. Feng Gang, Mr. Patrick Healy, Mr. Li Fushen*, Mr. He Yun*, Mr. Xu Junxin* and Ms. Winnie Tam Wan-chi*.


*    Independent non-executive director of the Company

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