China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (the “Company”) was incorporated in Hong Kong in February 2000 and was listed on the New York Stock Exchange and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on 21 June 2000 and 22 June 2000 respectively. On 1 June 2001, the Company was included as a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Index.
The Company merged with China Netcom Group Corporation (Hong Kong) Limited on 15 October 2008. The ultimate parent company of the Company, China United Network Communications Group Company Limited (“Unicom Group”) also gained approval and officially merged with China Network Communications Group Corporation (“Netcom Group”) on 6 January 2009.
As at 31 December 2016, Unicom Group held 61.94% of the shares in the Company through China United Network Communications Limited (“A Share Company”), China Unicom (BVI) Limited and China Unicom Group Corporation (BVI) Limited; the public shareholders of A Share Company held 12.42% of the shares in the Company through A Share Company’s shareholding in China Unicom (BVI) Limited. The remaining 25.64% of the shares in the Company were held by public shareholders at The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and New York Stock Exchange.
At present, the Company provides a full range of telecommunications services in China, including mobile broadband (WCDMA, LTE FDD, TD-LTE), fixed-line broadband, GSM, fixed-line local access, ICT, data communications and other related value-added services. As at the end of 2016, the Company had fixed-line local access subscribers of about 67 million, fixed-line broadband subscribers of about 75 million, and mobile billing subscribers of about 264 million.