China Telecom Ranks Global No. 1 in IR Magazine’s Global Top 50 Awards 2017

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China Telecom Corporation Limited ranks No. 1 in IR Magazine’s “Global Top 50 Awards
2017”.

The Awards was based on IR Magazine’s annual surveys of investors and analysts
across the world for its regional awards programs in Europe, Brazil, Canada, US, Greater China and South East Asia. Last year, China Telecom ranked No. 2 in the “Global Top 50 Awards”.

The Global Top 50 in 2017 comprises of 21 US companies, followed by 13 companies from
Europe. Greater China and Canada provide five issuers each, while four come from Brazil and
two from South East Asia. China Telecom has climbed over the year to claim the crown in the
Global Top 50 and takes the top spot in global rankings.

The above honor reaffirms China Telecom’s excellence in investor relations and corporate
governance, and strong commitment to a high standard of transparency. The Company
maintains top standard not only among regional large cap corporations, but is also highly
recognized by the investment community globally. China Telecom would like to express its
sincere thanks to the investors and analysts for their continuous support.

For press enquiries:
China Telecom Corporation Limited
Investor Relations Department
Ms. Lisa Lai / Mr. Nick Fung
IR Enquiry: (852) 2582-0388
Email: ir@chinatelecom-h.com
Fax: (852) 2877-0988