As one of the major integrated financial service providers in China, Agricultural Bank of China (“ABC”) is committed to building an international first-class commercial banking group with featured operations, efficient and convenient services, diversified functions, as well as demonstrated value-creation capability. Adhering to the principle of “seeking progress while maintaining stability”, ABC has put tremendous effort into providing support to Sannong and the real economy. ABC has maintained stable operations, while making meaningful enhancements. This illustrates that ABC have realized tangible synergies through successful coordinated developments in scale, quality and efficiency. At the end of 2017, ABC’s total assets were RMB21.05 trillion, representing an increase of RMB1.48 trillion (7.6%) from the end of the previous year. ABC achieved a net profit of RMB193.1 billion in 2017, which represents an increase of 4.9% from the previous year. ABC had a total of 23,661 domestic branch outlets at the end of 2017. The Financial Stability Board has included ABC into the list of Global Systemically Important Banks for four consecutive years since 2014. In 2017, the Bank ranked No. 6 in The Banker’s “Top 1000 World Banks”list in terms of tier 1 capital. 
        In recent years, ABC has proactively supported China’s economic and diplomatic strategies. ABC has steadily made progress in the layout and development of overseas institutions. The scope of business, operation level, and cross-border financial service capability have been steadily improved. At the end of 2017, ABC had established 22 overseas institutions in 17 countries and regions, and set up the Sino-Congolese Bank for Africa by way of equity joint venture in the Republic of Congo, forming an overseas network covering Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania and Africa. As of the end of 2017, the total assets of our overseas branches and subsidiaries reached USD 122,207 million. Net profit for 2017 was USD 501million.