CITIC Securities Co., Ltd. (CITICS)
CITIC Securities Co., Ltd. was incorporated in Beijing on October 25, 1995. CITIC Group is the largest shareholder of CITICS. CITICS, together with China CITIC Bank, CITIC Trust Co., Ltd. and CITIC Prudential Life Insurance Company Ltd., constitute CITIC Holdings’ integrated financial operations and provide domestic and overseas clients with full range of financial services in cooperation with CITIC International Financial Holdings Ltd. With subsidiaries included, CITICS owns 186 securities brokerage branches, 42 securities service branches and 8 future brokerage branches in China. As of late 2008, the Company’s total assets have amounted to RMB 136.9 billion, with net assets at RMB 55.2 billion. CITICS was voted No. 1 in “Best Local Brokerage” survey sponsored by New Fortune magazine in 2005, honored as No. 1 in “Best Local Investment Banking Team” survey in 2007 and 2008, No. 1 in “Best Local Research Teams” survey in 2006, 2007 and 2008, prized as No. 1 in “Best Local Sales Teams” survey in 2006. The Company was selected as the “Best Domestic Bond House” from 2002 to 2005 and in 2008 respectively, awarded as “Best Domestic Equity House” in survey sponsored by Asia Money in 2004, 2007 and 2008 respectively and honored as “Best Local Brokerage” in 2007 and 2008. In 2008, CITICS was awarded “Best Domestic Brokerage” and “Best Domestic Debt House” in surveys sponsored by Finance Asia.