HONG KONG, Jan. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- China Mobile Games and Entertainment Group Limited ("CMGE" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:CMGE), the largest publisher and a leading developer of mobile games in China, issued the following statement in response to allegations made by a short seller on January 15, 2015:
The Company believes that the allegations made contain numerous errors, unsupported speculation and incorrect interpretations of facts and circumstances.
Neither the Company nor, to the best of the Company's knowledge, any member of its management controls Shenzhen Zhongzheng Ruanyin Science & Technology Co., Ltd. ("Zhongzheng"), a mobile game advertising agent in China and the company at the center of the short seller's allegations. The Company's transactions with Zhongzheng have been conducted and will continue to be conducted in the ordinary course of business and on an arm's length basis. Moreover, the Company's revenue derived from business with Zhongzheng for the first three quarters of 2014 accounted for less than 1.0% of the Company's total revenue for the period, and payments made to Zhongzheng for the first three quarters of 2014 accounted for approximately 3.0% of the Company's operating expenses for the same period.
The Company intends to take all appropriate legal actions to defend itself against these malicious allegations and to protect the interest of its shareholders.
CMGE is the largest publisher and a leading developer of mobile games in China with integrated capabilities across the mobile game value chain. Its fully integrated capabilities include the development, licensing, publishing, distribution and operation of mobile games, primarily in China. Its social games are mainly developed for Android and iOS-based smartphones. CMGE's extensive distribution network includes its proprietary Game Center application, handset pre-installations, application stores and web platforms and mobile network operators. The offices are in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taipei and Seoul. The Company's stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol CMGE. For more corporate and product information, please visit CMGE's website at http://www.cmge.com.
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