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                        中國人壽保險股份有限公司
                 CHINA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED
      (A joint stock limited company incorporated in the People’s Republic of China with limited liability)
                                             (Stock Code: 2628)

     ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE COMPLETION OF ISSUANCE OF THE FIRST
             TRANCHE OF SUBORDINATED TERM DEBTS

Reference is made to the announcement of China Life Insurance Company Limited (the “Company”)
dated 29 June 2012.

With the approval from China Insurance Regulatory Commission, the Company has completed the
issuance of RMB28 billion subordinated term debts to qualified investors who meet the relevant
regulatory requirements (the “Issuance”). The Issuance is the first tranche issued within the approved
limit.

The total principal amount of the Issuance is RMB28 billion, with a maturity term of 10 years. The
coupon rate per annum is 4.70% for the first five years. The Company has the right to redeem the
subordinated term debts at the end of the fifth year. If the Company does not exercise the redemption
right, the coupon rate per annum will be 6.70% for the last five years.

The proceeds from the Issuance will be used to replenish the Company’s supplementary capital and
raise the solvency ratio according to applicable laws and approvals from regulatory authorities.


                                                                    By Order of the Board of
                                                             China Life Insurance Company Limited
                                                                        Heng Kwoo Seng
                                                                       Company Secretary



Hong Kong, 16 July 2012

As at the date of this announcement, the Board comprises:

Executive Directors:                         Yang Mingsheng, Wan Feng, Lin Dairen, Liu Yingqi
Non-executive Directors:                     Miao Jianmin, Zhang Xiangxian*, Wang Sidong*
Independent Non-executive Directors:         Sun Changji, Bruce Douglas Moore, Anthony Francis Neoh,
                                             Tang Jianbang*

* Note: the appointment of Mr. Zhang Xiangxian, Mr. Wang Sidong and Mr. Tang Jianbang is still
        subject to the approval of China Insurance Regulatory Commission.

				
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