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China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation Announcement: Third Quarterly Report for the Year 2008

October 30, 2008

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (HKEX: 386; NYSE: SNP; LSE: SNP; CH: 600028):

Section 1 IMPORTANT NOTICE

1.1 The board of directors and the supervisory committee of China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (“Sinopec Corp.”) together with the directors, supervisors thereof and the senior management guarantee that the information contained in this report does not contain any false statements, misleading representations or material omissions. All of them jointly and severally accept responsibility as to the truthfulness, accuracy and completeness of the content of this results announcement.

1.2 This report was considered and approved at the 25th meeting of the third session of the board of directors of Sinopec Corp..

1.3 The financial statements in this results announcement have not been audited.

1.4 Mr. Su Shulin, Chairman of the board of directors of Sinopec Corp., Mr. Wang Tianpu, Director and President, Mr. Dai Houliang, Director, Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, and Mr. Liu Yun, head of the Accounting Department warrant the truthfulness and completeness of the financial statements under this quarterly results announcement.

Section 2 SINOPEC CORP. PROFILE

2.1 Sinopec Corp. Profile

2.1.1 Major financial data and indicators prepared in accordance with the PRC Accounting Standards for Business Enterprises (“ASBE”).

 At 30     At 31    Changes from September  December     the end of 2008      2007   last year (%) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Total assets (RMB millions)          813,757   718,572            13.2 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Shareholders' equity attributable to equity shareholders of the Company (excluding minority interests) (RMB millions)           310,822   300,949             3.3 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Net assets per share attributable to equity shareholders of the Company (RMB)                         3.585     3.471             3.3 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 

 Nine-month period ended 30 September (January - September) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Changes over the same period of the preceding year 2008    2007               (%) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Net cash flow from operating activities (RMB millions)           (3,427) 101,687           (103.4) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Net cash flow from operating activities per share (RMB)          (0.040)   1.173           (103.4) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 

 Three-month period endedNine-month period ended 30 September            30 September (July - September)    (January - September) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Changes                 Changes over the                over the same                    same period of               period of the                     the preceding               preceding 2008  2007   year (%)   2008  2007   year (%) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Net profit attributable to equity shareholders of the Company (RMB millions)              8,30313,540     (38.7) 17,64248,650     (63.7) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Basic earnings per share (RMB)            0.096 0.156     (38.7)  0.203 0.561     (63.7) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Diluted earnings per share (RMB)            0.087 0.156     (44.2)  0.164 0.561     (70.7) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Basic (loss) / earnings per share before extraordinary gain and loss (RMB)       -- 0.156    (100.0)(0.201) 0.559    (136.0) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Diluted (loss) / earnings per share before extraordinary gain and loss (RMB)  (0.006) 0.156    (103.8)(0.235) 0.559    (142.0) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Fully diluted return                   (1.93)                 (10.85) on net assets (%)                  percentage              percentage 2.67  4.60     points   5.68 16.53     points ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Fully diluted return on net assets before                  (4.59)                 (22.08) extraordinary gain                 percentage              percentage and loss (%)            0.01  4.60     points (5.61) 16.47     points ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 

Amount for Nine-month period ended 30 September 2008

 Nine-month period as at Extraordinary profits/losses items                   30 September 2008 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- (RMB millions) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Loss on disposal of fixed assets                                    47 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Employee reduction expenses                                        207 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Donations                                                          137 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Gain on disposal of investments                                  (304) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Other non-operating incomes and expenses                          (56) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Written back of provisions for impairment losses made in previous years                                          (454) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Grants                                                        (45,106) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Sub-total                                                     (45,529) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Tax effect                                                       8,590 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Total                                                         (36,939) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Attributable to: ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Equity shareholders of the Company                            (35,064) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Minority interests                                             (1,875) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 

2.1.2 Major financial data and indicators prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”)

 At 30   At 31 Changes from the September  December    end of last 2008     2007        year (%) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Total assets (RMB millions)           836,898  732,725            14.2 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Total equity attributable to equity shareholders (excluding minority interests) (RMB millions)            316,087  307,433             2.8 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Net assets per share (RMB)              3.646    3.546             2.8 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Adjusted net assets per share (RMB)     3.556    3.466             2.6 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 

 Three-month period ended    Nine-month period ended 30 September                30 September (July - September)         (January - September) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Changes                     Changes over the                    over the same                        same period of                   period of the                         the preceding                   preceding 2008   2007    year (%)     2008   2007    year (%) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Net cash flow generated from operating activities (RMB millions)     (12,806) 35,500     (136.1) (10,166) 97,795     (110.4) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Profit attributable to the equity shareholders of the Company (RMB millions)        8,168 13,410      (39.1)   16,423 49,785      (67.0) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Basic earnings per share (RMB)            0.094  0.155      (39.1)    0.189  0.574      (67.0) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Diluted earnings per share (RMB)      0.087  0.155      (43.9)    0.150  0.574      (73.9) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Return on net                       (1.89)                     (11.38) assets (%)                     percentage                  percentage 2.58   4.47      points     5.20  16.58      points ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 

2.2 Differences between net profit for the first three quarters of 2008 and shareholder’s equity as at 30 September 2008 under ASBE and IFRS

2.2.1 Analysis of the effects of the major differences between the net profit under ASBE and the profit of the period under IFRS

 Nine-month period ended Items                                               September 30 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 2008      2007 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- RMB millions      RMB millions ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Net profit under ASBE                                 16,056    50,421 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Adjustments: ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Depreciation of oil and gas properties               (1,494)      (39) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Reduced amortisation on revaluation of land use rights                                               23        23 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Effects of the above adjustments on taxation and effects of tax rate changes on deferred taxes                                                   254     1,154 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Profit for the period under IFRS                      14,839    51,559 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 

2.2.2 Analysis of effects of major differences between the shareholders’ equity under ASBE and total equity under IFRS

 At 30     At 31 September  December Items                                                   2008      2007 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- RMB       RMB millions  millions ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Shareholders' equity under ASBE                      334,316   326,347 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Adjustments: ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Depreciation of oil and gas properties                 9,845    11,339 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Revaluation of land use rights                       (1,019)   (1,042) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Effects of the above adjustment on taxation and effects of tax rate changes on deferred taxes       (3,632)   (3,886) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Total equity under IFRS                              339,510   332,758 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 

2.3 Total number of shareholders at the end of the reporting period: 1,096,182, including 1,089,406 holders of A shares and 6,776 holders of H shares.

List of total number of shareholders and shareholding of the top ten shareholders of shares without selling restrictions at the end of the reporting period:

 Total number of shareholders at the end of the reporting period                                            1,096,182 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Shareholding of the top ten shareholders of shares without selling restrictions ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Number of shares held as atType of 30  shares September   (A, H 2008   share (10,000      or Name of shareholders (full name)                       shares) others) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- HKSCC (Nominees) Limited                           1,669,711.9       H ---------------------------------------------------------------------- China Petrochemical Corporation                      433,512.2       A ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Guotai Junan Securities Co., Ltd.                     38,127.0       A ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Bosera Thematic Sector Stock Investment Fund           8,214.2       A ---------------------------------------------------------------------- E Fund 50 Stock Index Investment Fund                  7,083.4       A ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Shanghai Stock Exchange 50 Tradable Open-ended                       A Securities Index Investment Fund                      6,159.0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Huabao Xingye Selected Sector Stock Investment Fund    5,400.0       A ---------------------------------------------------------------------- CCB Fund's Optimized Placement Combinatorial                         A Securities Investment Fund                            4,894.0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Tongde Securities Investment Fund                      4,350.6       A ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Shanghai Stock Exchange Dividend Tradable Open-                      A ended Securities Index Investment Fund                4,214.9 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 

2.4 Review of operating results

The first three quarters of 2008 saw vehement wobbles of the crude oil prices in the world market, which plunged dramatically after reaching a new record high. Meanwhile, the domestic prices of refined oil products were kept under tight control, and those of chemical products also slid down after an upsurge. Having faced with such complicated market environment, the Company improved its production and operational practices, intensified its lean management efforts, strove for an increase in its production outputs of both oil and gas products, and put into force multiple measures with an aim at ensuring its supply of refined oil products to the domestic market. Oil and gas production outputs, crude oil processing volume and sales volume of refined oil products each maintained a stable growth due to these efforts.

Exploration & Production Segment: New progress was made in terms of the petroleum exploration in western China, natural gas exploration in the northeastern part of Sichuan Province and the hidden oil and gas exploration in certain time-honored industrial zones in East China. As to its production and development aspects, the Company intensified its input in overall adjustments within certain time-honored industrial zones, scaled up its endeavors in developing and utilizing the reserves of lower grade resources, while quickening its pace in increasing the recovery ratios of oil and gas resources and increasing its efforts in building up production capacities in newly established zones. Apart from that, the Sichuan-to-East China gas project has fared rather well. In the first three quarters, the production output of crude oil and natural gas of the Company rose by 2.09% and 2.16%, respectively, compared to those recorded in the same period of last year.

Refining Segment: The Company managed to keep its oil refining facilities operating at full load in a safe way, and thus enhanced its production output of refined oil products. It also rearranged its crude oil resources, endeavored to reduce the crude oil purchasing costs, made greater efforts in re-adjusting its product mix, and increased the production output of those products with higher added values such as gasoline of higher octene levels. Having been recognized as a partner of the Beijing Olympic Games 2008, the Company took a nationwide lead to supply clean oil products which met the National Standard IV, and satisfied the demands for refined oil products of major cities hosting Olympic events in the country. In the first three quarters, the Company’s crude oil processing volume grew by 7.25%, and its production output of refined oil products rose by 11.76%, compared to those recorded in the same period of last year.

Marketing and Distribution Segment: While South China was hit by a rare snow disaster, Wenchuan of Sichuan Province sustained a devastating earthquake, and the domestic prices of refined oil products failed to co-relate with the changes of crude oil prices in the world market over a long period of time, the Company still exerted itself to pool up resources and ensured its stable supply of refined oil products to disaster-hit regions, especially during the Olympic Games. Meanwhile, it continued to improve its distribution network and increased its employees’ service awareness, skills and quality, as well as improving its allocation and transportation of refined oil products and reducing transportation costs. In the first three quarters of 2008, the Company’s domestic sales and retail volume of refined oil products increased by 7.05% and 13.94%, respectively, compared to those recorded in the same period last year.

Chemicals Segment: The Company improved its raw materials, product mix and operating performance of its facilities. It also strengthen the linkage among production, sales and research, and timely adjusted the production capacities of its chemical facilities in line with the market demands. It also made greater efforts in implementing energy saving and waste reduction measures, implemented new techniques on its own initiative, and strove for an increase in its production outputs of products with higher added values. In the first three quarters of 2008, the output of ethylene and synthetic resins reached 4.85 million and 7.29 million tonnes, respectively.

Summary of Major Operating Results for the First Three Quarters

 Nine-month period ended September 30     Changes ----------------  over the same period of the preceding Operating Data               Unit              2008    2007   year (%) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Exploration and Production ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Crude oil production         Million tonnes   31.33   30.69       2.09 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Nature gas production        Hundred million cubic meters          61.05   59.76       2.16 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Crude oil price realised     RMB / tonne   4,698.732,955.57      58.98 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Natural gas price realised   RMB / thousand cubic meters   934.38  809.94      15.36 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Refining (Note 1) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Refinery throughput          Million tonnes  128.77  120.07       7.25 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Gasoline, diesel oil and     Million tonnes kerosene production                          79.82   71.42      11.76 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Of which: Gasoline           Million tonnes   21.35   19.36      10.28 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Diesel oil                   Million tonnes   52.51   45.75      14.78 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Kerosene                     Million tonnes    5.95    6.31     (5.71) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Light chemical feedstock     Million tonnes   18.09   18.10     (0.06) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Light products yield                                             0.71 percentage %               74.64%  73.93%      point ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Refinery yield                                                 (0.04) percentage %               93.76%  93.80%      point ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Marketing and Distribution ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Total domestic sales volume  Million tonnes of refined oil products                      94.81   88.57       7.05 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Of which: Retail volume      Million tonnes   63.60   55.82      13.94 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Direct sales                 Million tonnes   15.17   15.46     (1.88) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Wholesale volume             Million tonnes   16.04   17.28     (7.18) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Total number of service      Stations stations                                    29,220  28,976       0.84 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Of which: Number of company- Stations operated service stations                   28,578  28,280       1.05 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Franchised service stations  Stations           642     696     (7.76) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Average annual throughput perTonnes/station station (Note 1)                             2,967   2,632      12.73 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Chemicals (Note 2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Ethylene                     Million tonnes    4.85    4.89     (0.76) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Synthetic resins             Million tonnes    7.29    7.22       1.05 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Synthetic rubber             Million tonnes    0.65    0.55      19.60 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Synthetic fiber monomer and  Million tonnes polymer                                       5.69    5.92     (3.88) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Synthetic fiber              Million tonnes    0.98    1.08     (8.88) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Urea                         Million tonnes    1.20    1.23     (2.52) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 

Notes 1: Average annual throughput per station figures refer to annual average amounts;

Notes 2: Including 100% outputs of BASF-YPC and Shanghai Secco.

Capital expenditure:

In the first three quarters of 2008, the Company’s accumulative capital expenditure was RMB 58.812 billion, of which the capital expenditure of Exploration and Production Segment was RMB 32.059 billion. As to its oil and gas prospecting and exploration work, the Company continued to intensify its exploration efforts in the northeastern part of Sichuan Province and other key zones as Ta He, and took proactive measures to emancipate the potentialities and further increase the recovery ratios of its developed oil and gas fields. Newly-built production capacity of crude oil reached 3.68 million tonnes/year, and newly-built production capacity of natural gas reached 0.699 billion cubic meters per year. The capital expenditure of the Refining Segment was RMB 5.503 billion. A galaxy of oil refining projects, which are located in Qingdao, Wuhan, Luoyang (with regard to improvement and upgrading of oil quality) and the Crude Oil Wharf at Caofeidian were all put into operation without a hitch. Capital expenditure of the Chemical Segment was RMB 12.36 billion. Yangtze Petrochemical’s butadiene project with an annual production capacity of 100,000 tonnes also commenced operation successfully. The ethylene projects located in Tianjin and Zhenhai, each with an annual production capacity of 1 million tonnes, are under construction according to schedule. The capital expenditure of the Marketing & Distribution Segment was RMB 7.535 billion. Progress was made in the construction and acquisition of petrol stations in, inter alia, urban areas and key spots such as expressways. 369 new petrol stations were erected which further extended the distribution network of the Company. Capital expenditure of headquarters and others was RMB 1.355 billion.

Section 3 SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

3.1 Material changes in the major items contained in the consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with ASBE and the underlying reasons

 At 30    At 31 Increase/(decrease) September December-------------------- 2008     2007 Amount  Percentage Items in the  --------------------------------------- Consolidated                         RMB             Main reason for Balance Sheet   RMB millions     millions          %  Changes ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Cash at bank      11,605    8,364    3,241      38.75 Mainly due to and in hand                                           the increased receipt of cash at the reporting period end for the sales in the national holiday ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Bills              7,933   12,851  (4,918)    (38.27) Mainly due to receivable                                            the reduced quantity of bills received by the Company ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Trade accounts    36,207   22,947   13,260      57.79 Mainly due to receivable                                            the increase of sales and the product price of the Company ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Advance           13,356    9,402    3,954      42.05 Mainly due to payments                                              the cash deposits prepaid by the Company to the customs department and advance payments for crude oil ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Inventories      164,975  116,049   48,926      42.16 Mainly due to the increased prices of raw materials as a result of the increase of oil prices and increases in volume of inventory ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Deferred tax      16,088   10,192    5,896      57.85 Mainly due to assets                                                the Company's provision for the collapse of the crude oil prices in the Reporting Period ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Short-term       111,891   36,954   74,937     202.78 Mainly due to loans                                                 the increased need of short- term financing as a result of the Company's expansion of its production and operating scale ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Bills payable     16,341   12,162    4,179      34.36 Mainly due to the Company's properly intensified payments in bills. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Taxes payable        907   17,562 (16,655)    (94.84) Mainly due to the influence on the income tax payable in the Reporting Period by the reduced total profit ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Short-term            --   10,074 (10,074)   (100.00) Mainly due to debentures                                            the Company's payable                                               redemption of short-term financing bonds that became due ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Current           21,466   13,466    8,000      59.41 Mainly due to portion of                                            the increased non-current                                           amount of long- liabilities                                           term loans to be due within one year ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Debentures        62,033   42,606   19,427      45.60 Mainly due to payable                                               the Company's issuance of convertible bonds with stock warrants in the Reporting period ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 

 As at 30  As at 30 Increase/(decrease) September September------------------- Items in the          2008      2007 Amount  Percentage Consolidated   --------------------------------------- Income                                  RMB            Main reason Statement          RMB millions     millions         %  for Changes ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Operating income 1,147,397   871,843  275,554     31.61 Mainly due to the slight year-on-year increase of the prices of petrochemical products at home and the Company's active increase of its sales volume of petrochemical products. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Cost of sales    1,060,029   723,555  336,474     46.50 Mainly due to the increase of the raw material costs caused by the surge of crude oil prices and the increase of the sales volume of petrochemical products. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Sales tax and       47,161    23,512   23,649    100.58 Mainly due to surcharges                                              the increased special oil income levy as a result of the surge of crude oil prices and increased consumption tax as a result of the increased sales volume of refined oil products. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Financial            6,706     4,162    2,544     61.12 Mainly due to expenses                                                the increased amount of loans. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Impairment          11,952     1,604   10,348    645.14 Mainly due to losses                                                  impairment of crude oil caused by the huge increase in international crude oil prices, the control of prices of refined oil products and the increase of the costs of crude oil in inventories ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Fair value gain      3,753   (1,523)    5,276  (346.42) Due to the / (loss)                                                changes in the unrealized gain/loss on the embedded derivative component of the Convertible Bonds caused by the fluctuations in the valuation of H shares of the Company ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Investment           2,125     4,197  (2,072)   (49.37) Mainly due to income                                                  the reduced returns on the investments in associated and jointly- controlled entities ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Non-operating       45,693       308   45,385 14,735.39 Mainly due to income                                                  the confirmed subsidy revenue out of VAT rebates for imported crude oil and refined oil products from January to September of 2008. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Income tax           2,678    22,134 (19,456)   (87.90) Mainly due to expenses                                                the influence on the income tax payable in the Reporting Period by the year-on-year reduced total profit. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 

3.2 The progress of significant events and their impact as well as the analysis and explanations for the solutions

 X Applicable   Inapplicable 

3.2.1 Interim distribution of dividends for the six-month period ended 30 June 2008

Pursuant to the authorization of the 2007 Annual General Meeting and approved by the third session of the board of directors at its 23rd meeting, the dividends for the first half of 2008 ended 30 June 2008 were distributed in cash. Calculated on the basis of 86,702,439,000 shares as of 30 June 2008, the dividends were approximately RMB 2.601 billion in total, and RMB 0.03 (inclusive of tax) per share. The dividends for the first half of 2008 were distributed on 29 September 2008 to the shareholders whose names appeared on the Sinopec Corp.’s register of shareholders as of 19 September 2008.

3.2.2 Subsidies

In recent years, the international crude oil prices rose sharply and the prices of domestic oil products were tightly controlled. This caused oil products and crude oil prices to be inverted. To ensure stable supply to the oil products market, the Company proactively adopted various measures to increase the supply of oil products in the market, which has achieved remarkable effect but has led to the significant loss in the Company’s refining segment. In March 2008, the Company received subsidies of RMB 12.3 billion, of which RMB 4.9 billion was recorded as income of 2007, and RMB 7.4 billion was recorded in the income of the first quarter of 2008.

From 1 April 2008, the government began to subsidise the Company for losses suffered from processing of imported crude oil, and put into effect the VAT refund policy for the Company for imported refined oil products. In the second quarter, the Company received a total subsidy of RMB 22.93 billion, and RMB 3.07 billion of VAT refund for imported refined oil products. In the third quarter, the Company was confirmed a total subsidy of RMB 11.7 billion.

3.2.3 Reorganization of Wuhan Petroleum

Pursuant to the Shares Transfer Agreement signed on 27 December 2006 and the Supplemental Agreement on 29 January 2008 between Sinopec Corp. and Shengshida Investment Co., Ltd. (Shengshida), as well as the Assets Sales Agreement signed on 19 January 2008 between Sinopec Corp. and its affiliates and Sinopec Wuhan Petroleum Co., Ltd. (“Wuhan Petroleum”), (currently renamed as Rongfeng Holding Group Co., Ltd), Sinopec Corp. transferred 67,912,000 state-owned legal person shares to Shengshida, and purchased back the entire assets of Wuhan Petroleum. The reorganization of Wuhan Petroleum was approved at the 2008 2nd extraordinary general meeting of Wuhan Petroleum held on 12 May 2008, and was also approved by securities authorities. In September 2008, Sinopec Corp. completed the transfer registration and the handover of the Wuhan Petroleum’s assets.

3.3 Status of performance of undertakings given by the Company, shareholders and de facto controller

 Applicable X Inapplicable 

3.4 Caution and explanation as to the anticipated loss of accumulated net profits from the beginning of the year to the end of the next reporting period or significant changes over the same period of last year.

 Applicable X Inapplicable 

3.5 Other significant events needed to be explained

3.5.1 Ownership of stocks of other listed company

 X Applicable   Inapplicable 

 Amount of Number   initial     Book Value  Book Value at of  invest-     at the end  the beginning Accoun- Stock   Abbrev- shares     ment    of reporting   of reporting   ting code    iation    held    (RMB)         period         period   items ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 384   China Gas    210   HK$ 128            RMB            RMB   Long- (Hong Holdings million  million 136,426,500.00 136,426,500.00    term Kong)                                                          equity invest- ment ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 

3.5.2 Ownership of stocks of non-listed financial enterprises and companies going public

Applicable X Inapplicable

3.6 This quarterly report is published in both English and Chinese languages. The Chinese version shall prevail in the case of any disparity in the interpretation of these two versions.

 By Order of the Board of Directors China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation Su Shulin Chairman 

Beijing, the PRC

29 October 2008

As at the date of this Announcement, the directors of Sinopec Corp are Messrs. Su Shulin*, Zhou Yuan*, Wang Tianpu#, Zhang Jianhua#, Wang Zhigang#, Dai Houliang#, Fan Yifei*, Yao Zhongmin*, Shi Wanpeng+, Liu Zhongli+ and Li Deshui+.

# Executive Directors

* Non-executive Directors

+ Independent Non-executive Directors