PetroChina Company Limited (“PetroChina”) is the largest oil and gas producer and distributor, playing a dominant role in the oil and gas industry in China. It is not only one of the companies with the biggest sales revenue in China, but also one of the largest oil companies in the world. PetroChina was established as a joint stock company with limited liabilities by China National Petroleum Corporation under the Company Law and the Special Regulations on the Overseas Offering and Listing of Shares by Joint Stock Limited Companies on November 5th, 1999. The American Depositary Shares (ADS) and H shares of PetroChina were listed on the New York Stock Exchange on April 6, 2000 (stock code: PTR) and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on April 7, 2000 (stock code: 857) respectively. It was listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange on November 5, 2007 (stock code: 601857).
Since the foundation, PetroChina has established and improved standard corporate governance structure, in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations including the Company Law and the Mandatory Provisions for the Articles of Association of Companies to be Listed Overseas and the Articles of Association. The shareholders’ meeting, the Board of Directors and the Supervisory Committee of the Company can operate independently and effectively in accordance with the Articles of Association.