BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) (Hong Kong): Investability Weight Change
Changes In FTSE Indices

17 December 2003


Following the placing of 1,070,000,000 shares held by BOC Hong Kong (BVI) to independent investors, FTSE announces the following changes:

INDEXCHANGEEFFECTIVE FROM
START OF TRADING
FTSE All-World IndexBOC Hong Kong (Holdings) (Hong Kong, 6536112) will remain in the index with an unchanged shares in issue total of 10,572,780,266 and an increased investability weighting of 40%.24 December 2003
FTSE World Index Ex-MultinationalsBOC Hong Kong (Holdings) will be treated as above.24 December 2003
FTSE Global Sector - BanksBOC Hong Kong (Holdings) will be treated as above.24 December 2003
FTSE Global StyleBOC Hong Kong (Holdings) will be treated as above.24 December 2003

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