Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) is issuing this announcement in response to concerns about errors in the allotment results announcement of China Life Insurance Company Limited (China Life) published in Hong Kong newspapers today (17 December, Wednesday).
HKEx has been in contact with the sponsors and other parties involved in the initial public offering of China Life to ascertain the extent and nature of the errors in the company's announcement of the allotment results.
HKEx's Listing Unit has requested that, once the extent of errors is established, China Life and its sponsors be proactive in disseminating a detailed statement regarding these errors and make full use of all available media channels, including television, radio, newswire services and local newspapers, to ensure wide dissemination of the information.
HKEx is extremely concerned about the issue. It continues to maintain close contact with the Securities and Futures Commission and China Life's sponsors and advisers, is continuing to assess the situation and will take such further action as is warranted by the circumstances.