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China Telecom Wins Finance Asia’s “Best Telecommunications Company in Asia” Award

Hong Kong – May 26, 2016 – China Telecom Corporation Limited (“China Telecom” or “the Company”; HKEx: 00728; NYSE: CHA) won two Platinum Awards, namely “Best Telecommunications Company in Asia” and “Best Company in China”, by FinanceAsia, a reputable financial magazine in Asia. FinanceAsia’s Platinum Awards honoured institutions and corporations in Asia which have consistently provided quality and innovation to their clients over the past 20 years.

In addition, FinanceAsia conducts “Asia’s Best Companies” poll every year which invites portfolio managers and equity analysts to vote for the best managed companies in Asia. In its 2016 China country poll, China Telecom swept the following six awards:

No. 1 Best Managed Company
No. 2 Best CEO
No. 1 Best CFO
No. 1 Most Committed to Corporate Governance
No. 1 Best Investor Relations
No. 1 Best Corporate Social Responsibility

The poll this year received votes from more than a hundred of portfolio managers and analysts who ranked companies in Asia based on the criteria including overall management, corporate governance, investor relations and corporate social responsibility.

The excellent recognition marks the endorsement by the investment community for their appreciation on China Telecom’s continuous and consistent outstanding management performance and corporate governance with high regards for its strong execution capability and the leading standard of transparency among companies in Asia. China Telecom would like to sincerely thank its investors and the investment community for their kind and long-term support and the great vote of confidence.

For press inquiries:
China Telecom Corporation Limited
Investor Relations Department
Ms. Lisa Lai / Ms. Angela Cheng
Tel: (852) 2582-5856 / 2582-5863
Email: lisa.lai@chinatelecom-h.com / angelacheng@chinatelecom-h.com
Fax: (852) 2877-0988