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China Citic Bank 

“Market Cap $32.5 B As of May 2014

At a Glance
  • Industry: Regional Banks
  • Founded: 1987
  • Country: China
  • CEO: Zhu Xiaohuang
  • Website: bank.ecitic.com
  • Employees: 41,365
  • Sales: $27.83 B
  • Headquarters: Beijing
Forbes Lists

#134 Global 2000

  • #335 in Sales
  • #106 in Profit
  • #55 in Assets
  • #328 in Market value
Profile

China CITIC Bank Corp. Ltd. is a commercial bank, which engages in the provision of corporate and personal banking services. The company also conducts treasury business and is engaged in the provision of asset management, finance leasing and other non-banking financial services. It operates its business through four segments: Corporate Banking, Personal Banking, Treasury Business and Others. The Corporate Banking segment engages in the provision of a range of financial products and services to corporations, government agencies and financial institutions. Its products and services include corporate loans, trade financing, deposit taking activities, agency services, remittance and settlement services and guarantee services. The Personal Banking segment engages in the provision of a range of financial products and services to individual customers. Its products and services comprise personal loans, deposit services and securities agency services. The Treasury Business segment includes the company’s treasury and interbank operations. The Others segment engages in head office assets, liabilities, income and expenses that are not directly attributable to a segment. China CITIC Bank was founded on April 19, 1987 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

China Citic Bank History

Origins

In 1984, the chairman of CITIC group at the time, Rong Yiren, requested to the Chinese government that a banking division be created under his company, in order to fully embody the needs for foreign exchange. This move was approved by the People’s Bank of China, and a banking division was created under CITIC group in April 1985. At this point, the bank was based on the original finance department, expanding its operations regarding external financing, foreign exchange transactions, loans, international settlement, finance leases and deposits. In April 1987, the bank was formally established as a separate legal entity, following approval from the People’s Bank of China and the Chinese State Council.

2000-present

China CITIC Bank’s businesses has flourished in the last decade. In July 2000, CITIC bank became the first bank in China to be certified by the China Financial Certificate Authority for online banking. In July 2002, the bank improved its international standing by ranking 291st on the “Top 1000 World Banks” list released by The Banker magazine of the United Kingdom, ranking within the top 300 for the first time. In November 2006, the bank welcomed its first major foreign investment, when BBVA, the second largest bank inSpain, became a major shareholder. This move established a positive co-operative relationship. On 27 April 2007, China CITIC Bank was successfully listed on both the Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges respectively. Within the early 21st century, China CITIC bank has grown to become a rising national bank with a solid competitive edge.”

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