GUANGZHOU, China, May 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sungy Mobile Limited (Nasdaq:GOMO) ("Sungy Mobile" or the "Company"), a leading provider of mobile internet products and services globally with a focus on applications and mobile online platform development, today announced that the special committee of independent directors (the "Special Committee") has been informed by IDG-Accel China Growth Fund L.P., IDG-Accel China Growth Fund-A L.P., IDG Technology Venture Investment III, L.P., IDG-Accel China Investors L.P. (collectively "IDG"), Mr. Yuqiang Deng, chairman and chief executive officer of the Company ("Mr. Deng") and Mr. Zhi Zhu, co-chief operating officer of the Company ("Mr. Zhu"), that IDG, Mr. Deng and Mr. Zhu entered into a consortium agreement on May 18, 2015, pursuant to which they jointly proposed to acquire the Company in a "going private" transaction (the "Proposed Transaction").
As previously announced, the board of directors for the Company ("the "Board") received a preliminary non-binding proposal letter (the "Proposal") dated April 13, 2015 from Mr. Deng and Mr. Zhu. According to the Proposal, Mr. Deng and Mr. Zhu proposed to acquire the Company in a "going private" transaction for all of the Company's outstanding ordinary shares that were not then beneficially owned by them, including ordinary shares represented by the Company's American depositary shares (or "ADSs", each representing six Class A shares of the Company), at a price of $4.90 per ADS (or approximately $0.82 in cash per ordinary share). Subsequently, the Board formed the Special Committee of independent directors to review and evaluate the Proposal. Based on the Company's record, IDG, Mr. Deng and Mr. Zhu currently collectively owned 79,436,604 Class B Ordinary Shares, representing approximately 42% of the Company's issued and outstanding ordinary shares on an as-converted basis (excluding 629,502 shares issued to the depositary in anticipation of future exercise of options) and approximately 67.8% of the total number of votes represented by the Company's issued and outstanding ordinary shares.
The Special Committee is still in the process of evaluating the Proposed Transaction. The Company cautions its shareholders and others considering trading its securities that neither the Board nor the Special Committee has made any decision with respect to the Company's response to the Proposal. There can be no assurance that any definitive offer will be made by IDG, Mr. Deng, Mr. Zhu or any other person, that any definitive agreement will be executed relating to the Proposed Transaction, or that the Proposed Transaction or any other transaction will be approved or consummated.
About Sungy Mobile
Sungy Mobile Limited (Nasdaq:GOMO) is a leading provider of mobile internet products and services globally with a focus on applications and mobile platform development. Sungy Mobile's platform product, GO Launcher EX, manages apps, widgets and functions on Android smartphones and serves as users' first entry point to their phones; it is the mobile access point from which many Android users are able to find new and innovative ways to customize their experience, download apps and interact with their mobile devices every day.
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CONTACT: ICR, Inc. Chenjiazi Zhong Tel: +1-646-417-5388 Email: IR@gomo.comSource:Sungy Mobile Limited