THE STOCK EXCHANGE OF HONG KONG LIMITED
(A wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited)
Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect List of Eligible Stocks for Southbound Trading (for reference only)
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (SEHK), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, is issuing this news release in response to market enquiries regarding the shares that would be eligible for trading under the Southbound Trading Link as referred to in the joint announcement (the Joint Announcement) issued by the China Securities Regulatory Commission and the SFC on 10 April 2014 in relation to the development of a pilot programme (Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect) for establishing mutual stock market access between Mainland China and Hong Kong.
Pursuant to paragraph III (c) of the Joint Announcement, constituent stocks of the Hang Seng Composite LargeCap Index and the Hang Seng Composite MidCap Index, and the shares of all companies listed on both the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) and SEHK would be eligible for trading through the Southbound Trading Link. Accordingly, assuming that (i) all the shares currently included in the Hang Seng Composite LargeCap Index and the Hang Seng Composite MidCap Index remain unchanged, and (ii) the shares of all companies currently listed on both the SSE and SEHK are not delisted or withdrawn from listing, as at the date of operation of the Southbound Trading Link, it is expected that a total of 266 SEHK-listed shares (as set out in the table below) would satisfy the eligibility criteria for Southbound trading.
Investors should note that the following list of eligible shares is for reference only as the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect has not yet been established and the constituent stocks of the indices mentioned above may be adjusted.
Eligible Stocks for Southbound Trading
(For reference only, as the list of eligible stocks may change upon launch of Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect)(Excluding H Shares which have corresponding shares traded on any exchange in the Mainland China other than SSE)