Major Events in 2004
January Industrial Bank Card was honored "VISA Card Outstanding Growth
Award" in 2003.
January 5 The Bank launched the first batch of foreign exchange wealth
management product, "Wang Hui Tong" (WHT).
January 15 The Bank's first extraordinary general shareholders' meeting
2004 held in Fuzhou . The following proposals were reviewed and approved: Proposal on Revising the
Articles of Association of Industrial Bank Co,. Ltd.; Proposal on Capital Increase, Share Expansion
and Foreign Strategic Investors Introduction; Proposal on Issuing Certificate of Big Amount
February 5 The Bank's work conference 2004 held in Fuzhou . The
conference set the strategic development guideline that adhered to the objective of "Building A
Top-ranking Bank of Centuries", focused on IPO, and promoted the transformation of business
development mode and profitability mode.
April 12 The Bank launched "Wise Fortune", the product portfolio of
corporation banking. The portfolio covered 7 service sections including CIB ONLINE, Express Trade,
Express Bill, Factoring Business, Investment Management, Financing Consultant, and Tax Assistant.
April 29 Investment fund promised by foreign strategic partners Hang
Seng Bank, International Finance Corporation, and the Government of Singapore Investment
Corporation Pte Ltd. fulfilled. The transaction has become the one with the largest number of
shareholders introduced at one time, the highest proportion of purchased shares and the greatest
amount of capital involved in domestic banking industry. International authoritative media
commented that "this marked the acceleration of opening-up in financial industry of Chinese
June 28 The new Board of Directors and Board of Supervisors were
elected by the General Shareholders' Meeting and the system of independent directors and external
supervisors were established. New directors from Hang Seng Bank, International Finance Corporation,
and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd. were added to the Board.
June 28 The first session of the fifth Board of Directors elected Mr.
Gao Jianping as the Chairman of the Board, and nominated Mr. Li Renjie as the President of the
Bank, Ms. Bi Zhonghua and Mr. Kang Yukun as the Vice President of the Bank, Mr. Tang Bing as the
Secretary of the Board. The first session of the third Supervisory Board elected Mr. Huang
Guangtong as the Chief Supervisor of the Bank.
July The Bank's Credit Card Center was founded in Shanghai. On July 21,
The Bank held the "Press Conference for Debut of Industrial Bank Credit Card" and had its credit
card officially launched.
July 27 Presidents from each branch attended seminar 2004 in Fuzhou.
August 6 Jointed with CHINAPAY E-Payment Service Co., Ltd. and domestic
major fund companies, the Bank launched Bank-UnionPay Link online fund trading service with
Industrial Bank Card.
September 2 Approved by China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC), the
Bank was granted trading qualification of derivative products.
October 11 Industrial Bank Zhengzhou Branch officially opened.
October 14 Industrial Bank Sian Branch officially opened.
October In the selection event of "Top 100 Commercial Websites 2004"
China Internet Weekly,
CIB ONLINE was the only Internet Bank that awarded the prizes of both "Top 100
Commercial Websites 2004" and "Fastest Growing Websites".
October The VIC (Very Important Clients) Department of the Bank was
founded in Beijing.
November 8 CIB ONLINE of the Bank upgraded to version 3.0.
November 16 The foundation of the Bank's Financial Markets was approved
by China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC), and it was the first domestic and comprehensive fund
operation institution that held financial license individually.
November 19 The Bank's second extraordinary general shareholders'
meeting 2004 held in Fuzhou. Eight proposals including the following were reviewed and approved:
Proposal on Revising the Articles of Association of Industrial Bank Co,. Ltd.; Proposal on Full
Authorization for the Board of Directors to Operate IPO Program; Proposal on Operation Solution of
Fund Raised by Public Offering.
December 6 The Bank finished the acquisition of Foshan City Commercial
Bank and set up Industrial Bank Foshan Branch. In domestic banking industry, it was the first case
of bank acquisition by market-driven mode as well as the first case that a city commercial bank
acquired by a shareholding commercial bank.
December 8 The Bank launched the first batch of RMB wealth management
product, "Wang L Bao"(WLB).
December 20 The Bank successfully issued new type of credit card with
both Industrial Bank and Hang Seng Bank logos. With commercial resources that Hang Seng Bank
possessed in Hong Kong area, card holders would enjoy more preferential service when traveling in
December 30 The Bank successfully issued RMB 3 billion subordinated
debt of ten-year term. After this capital supplementation, the total capital of the Bank hit RMB