Change of Company Secretary and Process AgentSource: RNS
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AIR CHINA LIMITED
(a joint stock limited company incorporated in the People's Republic of China with limited liability)
(Stock Code: 00753)
CHANGE OF COMPANY SECRETARY AND AGENT FOR ACCEPTING SERVICE OF
PROCESS AND NOTICES IN HONG KONG
The board of directors (the "Board") of Air China Limited (the "Company") announces that Mr. Zhou Feng ("Mr. Zhou") has resigned as (i) the Board secretary; (ii) the company secretary of the Company; and (iii) the authorized representative of the Company (the "Authorized Representative") as required under Rule 3.05 of The Rules Governing the Listing of Securities (the "Listing Rules") on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "Stock Exchange") due to retirement. Mr. Zhou has confirmed that he has no disagreement with the Board and the Company and there are no other matters in connection with his resignation which need to be brought to the attention of the shareholders of the Company.
The Board further announces that with effect from 30 September 2021, Mr. Huang Bin ("Mr. Huang") has been appointed in replacement of Mr. Zhou as the Board secretary, the joint company secretary of the Company and the Authorized Representative.
The biographical details of Mr. Huang are as follows:
Mr. Huang Bin, aged 58, graduated from the China Civil Aviation Institution with a major in financial planning, and is a senior accountant. Mr. Huang started his career in the civil aviation industry in 1983, and had held various positions, including the section chief, deputy director, director of finance office and general manager of the finance department of Air China International Corporation. From April 2003 to May 2007, Mr. Huang served as the deputy general manager, chief accountant and the member of the standing committee of the Party Committee of the Southwest branch of Air China International Corporation. Mr. Huang served as the Board secretary of the Company from June 2007 to December 2011. From April 2011 to August 2021, Mr. Huang served as the Secretary of the Party Committee, the vice president, a member of the Party Committee and a member of the standing committee of the Party Committee of Air China Cargo Co., Ltd. He has been a director and a member of the executive committee of Air China Cargo Co., Ltd. since April 2011. Mr. Huang has been serving as the Board secretary and the joint company secretary of the Company since September 2021.
Mr. Huen Ho Yin ("Mr. Huen") has also been appointed as the joint company secretary of the Company.
The biographical details of Mr. Huen are as follows:
Mr. Huen Ho Yin, aged 59, holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) Degree from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom and a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws from the University of Hong Kong. Mr. Huen has been practicing as a solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong. He is currently a partner of Huen & Partners Solicitors. From August 1994 to April 2003, he served as a partner of Richard Tai & Co., Solicitors. Since April 2003, he has been serving as a partner of Huen & Partners Solicitors. From June 2018 to February 2020, he served as an independent non-executive director of Grand Peace Group Holdings Limited. From April 2020 to August 2020, Mr. Huen served as a joint company secretary of the Company. Mr. Huen has been serving as the joint company secretary of the Company since September 2021.
The Company has applied to the Stock Exchange, and the Stock Exchange has granted a waiver (the "Waiver") to the Company from strict compliance with the relevant requirements of Rule 3.28 and Rule 8.17 of the Listing Rules for a period of three years commencing from the date of appointment of Mr. Huang as a joint company secretary of the Company (i.e. 30 September 2021) (the "Waiver Period"), on the condition that Mr. Huen will assist Mr. Huang to discharge the duty as a joint company secretary during the Waiver Period, and that the Company shall notify the Stock Exchange at the end of the Waiver Period for the Stock Exchange to re-visit the situation. The Stock Exchange expects that after the end of the Waiver Period, the Company will be able to demonstrate that Mr. Huang satisfies the requirements under Rule 3.28 of the Listing Rules, having had the benefit of Mr. Huen's assistance such that a further waiver will not be necessary.
The Board further announces that Mr. Huen has been appointed to replace Mr. Leung Yik Fung as the agent of the Company for accepting service of process and notices on behalf of the Company in Hong Kong under Rule 19A.13(2) of the Listing Rules with effect from 30 September 2021.
The Company would like to express its sincere gratitude to Mr. Zhou for his outstanding contribution to the Company during the tenure of his service and also extend its welcome to Mr. Huang and Mr. Huen.
By Order of the Board
Air China Limited
Huang Bin Huen Ho Yin
Joint Company Secretaries
Beijing, the PRC, 30 September 2021
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. Xue Yasong, Mr. Duan Hongyi*, Mr. Stanley Hui Hon-chung* and Mr. Li Dajin*.
* Independent non-executive director of the Company