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(a joint stock limited company incorporated in the Peoples Republic of China with limited liability)(Stock Code: 1088)UNUSUAL PRICE AND TRADING VOLUME MOVEMENTS
This announcement is made at the request of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited pursuant to Rule 13.10 of the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the Listing Rules).
The board of directors (the Board) of China Shenhua Energy Company Limited (the Company) noted the unusual decrease in the price and increase in the trading volume of the shares of the Company today and wishes to state that the Board is not aware of any reasons for such decrease in the price and increase in the trading volume.
The Board wishes to confirm that there are no negotiations or agreements relating to intended acquisitions or realisations which are discloseable under Rule 13.23 of the Listing Rules, neither is the Board aware of any matter discloseable under the general obligation imposed by Rule 13.09 of the Listing Rules, which is or may be of a price sensitive nature.
There have been media reports in relation to the construction work of two coal mines of Yulin Shenhua Energy Co Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company, located at Guojiawan and Qinglongsi. The Company has investigated this and wishes to clarify as follows:
1. The coal mines located at Guojiawan and Qinglongsi received approval from the relevant regulatory authority in September 2010 to commence preliminary work and have received supporting documents required for project approval. Currently, the considerations for the exploration rights of the two coal mines have been fully settled and the agreements for mining rights transfer have been signed.
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2. Upon investigation, with a view to relieving strained coal supply by commencing coal production as soon as possible and generating profits for the Company, with the judgment that the conditions of project approval being satisfied, the two coal mines above commenced their respective preliminary work while the mine shaft construction was commenced in advance, which violated relevant regulations.
3. Upon becoming aware of the above situation, the Company halted such construction and established a team to investigate those responsible. The Company will further strengthen its project approval and construction management efforts so as to obtain the relevant approvals for the commencement of its construction projects as soon as possible.
Made by the order of the Board, the directors of which individually and jointly accept responsibility for the accuracy of this announcement.
By order of the BoardChina Shenhua Energy Company LimitedHuang Qing
Secretary to the Board of Directors
Beijing, PRC, 3 June 2011
As at the date of this announcement, the Board comprises the following: Dr. Zhang Xiwu, Dr. Zhang Yuzhuo, Dr. Ling Wen and Mr. Han Jianguo as executive directors, Mr. Liu Benren and Mr. Xie Songlin as non-executive directors, and Ms. Fan Hsu Lai Tai, Mr. Gong Huazhang and Mr. Guo Peizhang as independent non-executive directors.
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