China Mobile Departs NYSE

  May 18, 2021   News Stories

China Mobile Ltd. said it plans to sell billions of dollars’ worth of shares in Shanghai, days after learning it would definitely be ejected from U.S. markets under a Trump-era investment blacklist.

The company, the world’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, said late Monday it planned to list on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. As part of that plan, China Mobile will issue up to 964.8 million shares. That implies a deal size of nearly $6.1 billion based on its shares’ closing price in Hong Kong on Monday.

On May 6, China Mobile and its two smaller rivals, China Telecom Corp. 728 -0.39% and China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd. , lost appeals against being kicked off the New York Stock Exchange. The Big Board is moving to delist them to comply with an investment ban introduced by former President Donald Trump.

Read more at the Wall Street Journal.

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