BEIJING, Oct. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wowo Limited (the "Company" or "JM WOWO") (NASDAQ:WOWO), a leading online e-commerce platform that provides supply chain services in the catering industry in China, today announced that Mr. Jianguang Wu has tendered his resignation as the Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective on September 30, 2015. Mr. Wu's resignation was due to personal reasons and not the result of any disagreement with the Company. Mr. Wu will continue to act as the director of the Company.
The Company also announced today that on September 28, 2015, Mr. Yongming Zhang tendered his resignation as a member of the board of directors of the Company, effective on September 28, 2015.
Mr. Maodong Xu, Co-Chairperson of JM WOWO, commented, "It has been a great pleasure working with Jianguang since the inception of the Company in 2010. We thank Jianguang for his significant contributions to the Company and we wish him the very best in his future endeavors. We also thank Yongming for his valuable contributions during this time on the board of directors of the Company since July 2014 and wish him the best of success in the future. JM WOWO remains well-positioned to continue to serve foodservice merchants and consumers over its leading online e-commerce platform."
About JM WOWO
JM WOWO currently operates China's leading B2B online e-commerce platform that provides integrated services to suppliers and consumers in the catering industry. With the help of Internet and cloud technologies, JM WOWO has the vision to reshape the procurement and distribution pattern and build a fair business ecosystem in the catering industry in China. The Internet platform operated by JM WOWO is currently used by close to one thousand large reputable restaurant groups, which operate in total about sixty thousand restaurants in China, to procure food material and equipment directly from suppliers, and JM WOWO is promoting the use of its platform by small- and medium-sized restaurants and restaurant chains in China.
Through cooperation with national and local industry associations and large reputable restaurant groups across China, JM WOWO has formed the leading industrial alliance and has great resource leverage in China's catering industry. JM WOWO works closely with suppliers and customers in the catering industry, providing one-stop procurement services, as well as other value-added services.
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