China Mobile Limited (the "Company", and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group") was incorporated in Hong Kong on 3 September 1997. The Company was listed on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited ("HKEx" or the "Stock Exchange") on 22 October 1997 and 23 October 1997, respectively. The Company was admitted as a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong on 27 January 1998.
As the leading mobile services provider in Mainland China, the Group boasts the world's largest mobile network and the world's largest mobile customer base. In 2014, the Company was once again selected as one of the "FT Global 500" by Financial Times and "The World's 2,000 Biggest Public Companies" by Forbes magazine, and recognized on the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index. The Company currently has a corporate credit rating of Aa3/Outlook Stable from Moody's and
The Company owns 100% interest in the following major subsidiaries:
and operates nationwide mobile telecommunications networks in all 31 provinces, autonomous regions and directly-administered municipalities in Mainland China and in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region through these subsidiaries.
In addition, the Company owns a 100% equity interest in China Mobile M2M Company Limited, China Mobile (Shenzhen) Limited, China Mobile Online Services Company Limited, China Mobile (Suzhou) Software Technology Company Limited, China Mobile (Hangzhou) Information Technology Company Limited and MIGU Company Limited, a 99.97% equity interest in China Mobile Group Device Company Limited ("China Mobile Device"), a 92% equity interest in China Mobile Group Finance Company Limited ("China Mobile Finance") through Beijing Mobile, and a 66.41% equity interest in Aspire Holdings Limited ("Aspire").
As of 31 December 2014, the Group had a total staff of 241,550, and maintained a leading position in Mainland China in terms of customer base which reached 807 million.
The Company's majority shareholder is China Mobile (Hong Kong) Group Limited ("CMHK (Group)"), which, as of 31 December 2014, indirectly held approximately 72.85% of the total number of issued shares of the Company through a wholly-owned subsidiary, China Mobile Hong Kong (BVI) Limited ("CMHK (BVI)"). The remaining approximately 27.15% was held by public investors.