Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, formerly known as Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, was established on 1 January 1984. On 28 October 2005, the Bank was wholly restructured to a joint-stock limited company. On 27 October 2006, the Bank was successfully listed on both SSE and SEHK. Through its continuous endeavor and stable development, the Bank has developed into the top large listed bank in the world, possessing an excellent customer base, a diversified business structure, strong innovation capabilities and market competitiveness.
The Bank has its presence in six continents, and its overseas network has expanded to 49 countries and regions. The Bank provides comprehensive financial products and services to 8,517 thousand corporate customers and 664 million personal customers by virtue of the distribution channels consisting of 16,182 domestic institutions, 425 overseas institutions and 1,442 correspondent banks worldwide, as well as through its E-banking network comprising a range of Internet and telephone banking services and self-service banking centers, forming a diversified and internationalized operating structure focusing on commercial banking business and maintaining a leading position in the domestic market in the commercial banking sector.
By virtue of its outstanding performance, the Bank’s brand image and international influence have been consolidated. The Bank has become one of most valuable financial brands in the world. In 2014, the Bank was named the “Global Bank of the Year” by The Banker, ranked the first place among the Top 1000 World Banks by the Banker and the largest enterprise in the world among the Global 2000 listed by the US magazine Forbes for the eighth consecutive year.