We were incorporated under the PRC laws on March 25, 1995 as a joint stock company with limited liability under the name of China Southern Airlines Company Limited. The address of our principal place of business is 68 Qi Xin Road, Guangzhou 510403, People's Republic of China. Our telephone number is +86 20 8612 4462 and our website is www.csair.com.
In July 1997, we issued 1,174,178,000 H Shares, par value RMB1.00 per share, and completed the listing of our H Shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the ADSs representing our H shares on the New York Stock Exchange.
On March 13, 2003, we obtained an approval certificate from the Ministry of Commerce to change to a permanent limited company with foreign investments, and on October 17, 2003, we obtained a business license for our new status, as a permanent limited company with foreign investments issued by the State Administration of Industry and Commerce of the People's Republic of China.