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Introduction
 

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC), formerly known as Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, was established on January 1 th, 1984. On October 28 th, 2005, ICBC has been restructured as a limited company. On October 27th, 2006, it was listed on both the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEHK).

Through its continuous endeavor and stable development, the Bank has developed into the top of largest listed banks in the world. At the end of the first half of 2013, ICBC ranked at the top of the global financial industry in terms of indicators such as deposits, loans, total assets, tier-one capital, market capitalization and profit. The Bank has established a global network by expanding to 42 countries and regions spreading over six continents.

The Bank provides comprehensive financial products and services to 5.42 million corporate customers and 480 million private customers by virtue of its distribution network consisting of 17,122 domestic institutions, 399 overseas institutions and over 2007 correspondent banks worldwide, as well as through its E-banking network comprising a range of internet and telephone banking services and self-services banking centers, basically forming an internationalized trans-market operating structure focusing on commercial banking business and maintaining a leading position in the domestic market in commercial banking areas.

ICBC established a presence in the Netherlands via its wholly-owned subsidiary bank in Luxembourg, ICBC (Europe) SA. Upon approval by Dutch Central Bank, ICBC (Europe) SA obtained its banking license in September 2010, marking that ICBC, the largest commercial bank in China, entered the Netherlands formally and became the largest Chinese bank in this country.

ICBC (Europe) SA. Amsterdam Branch provides comprehensive and professional financial services to personal and corporate customers and serves as a bridge between the economy and trade of China and the Netherlands based on sustained friendly relations between these two countries.

ICBC (Europe) SA Amsterdam Branch was officially open to public on 20 January 2011. Leveraging on the leading market position, quality customer base, diversified business structure, robust innovative capability and excellent brand value of ICBC, ICBC (Europe) SA Amsterdam Branch can satisfy financial requirements of customers in such aspects as account opening, deposit, remittance, settlement, corporate finance , trade finance and wealth management. Therefore, it is the best choice for Chinese enterprises willing to expand their businesses into the Netherlands and for Dutch enterprises with investments in and trade with China.

ICBC Amsterdam is located at Museumplein, which is a renowned square

in Amsterdam. It is close to such wellknown attractions as the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum and the Concertgebouw.

ICBC Rotterdam is situated in the heart of Rotterdam. It is located opposite to Rotterdam Central Station and close to the Port of Rotterdam,the largest port of Europe. ICBC Rotterdam is currently providing diversified financial services to corporate clients in the southern part of the Netherlands.


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