BEIJING, June 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bona Film Group Limited ("Bona" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:BONA), a leading film distributor and vertically integrated film company in China, today announced that its Board of Directors (the "Board") has received a non-binding proposal letter, dated June 12, 2015, from Mr. Yu Dong ("Mr. Yu"), founder, Chairman and CEO of the Company, Sequoia Capital China I LP and Fosun International Limited (together with Mr. Yu the "Buyer Group"), proposing a "going-private" transaction (the "Transaction") to acquire all of the outstanding ordinary shares of the Company not already owned by the Buyer Group for US$13.70 in cash per American depositary share ("ADSs"), or approximately US$27.40 per ordinary share, which represents approximately a 23.6% premium above the average closing price of the Company's ADSs over the last 30 trading days up to and including June 11, 2015.
The Board intends to form a special committee consisting of independent directors to consider this proposal.
The Board cautions the Company's shareholders and others considering trading in its securities that the Board just received the non-binding proposal letter from the Buyer Group and no decisions have been made with respect to the Company's response to the Transaction. There can be no assurance that any definitive offer will be made, that any agreement will be executed or that this or any other transaction will be approved or consummated. The Company does not undertake any obligation to provide any updates with respect to this or any other transaction, except as required under applicable law.
About Bona Film Group Limited
Bona Film Group Limited (Nasdaq:BONA) is a leading film distributor in China, with an integrated business model encompassing film distribution, film production, film exhibition and talent representation. Bona distributes films to Greater China, Korea, Southeast Asia, the United States and Europe, invests and produces movies in a variety of genres, owns and operates thirty movie theaters and manages a range of talented and popular Chinese artists.
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