SHENZHEN, China, April 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- iDreamSky Technology Limited (“iDreamSky” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:DSKY), China’s leading independent mobile game publishing platform, today announced that it has called an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders (the “EGM”), to be held at 10:00 a.m. Hong Kong Time on May 16, 2016, at 12th Floor, Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, to consider and vote on, among other things, the proposal to authorize and approve the previously announced agreement and plan of merger (the “Merger Agreement”) dated December 31, 2015 by and among Dream Investment Holdings Limited (“Parent”), Dream Merger Sub Limited (“Merger Sub”) and the Company, the plan of merger required to be filed with the Registrar of Companies of the Cayman Islands, substantially in the form attached as Exhibit A to the Merger Agreement (the “Plan of Merger”) and the transactions contemplated thereby (including the Merger, as defined below).
Pursuant to the Merger Agreement and the Plan of Merger, Merger Sub will merge with and into the Company (the “Merger”), with the Company continuing as the surviving company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent in accordance with Cayman Islands Companies Law. If completed, the Merger will result in the Company becoming a privately held company, the Company’s American depositary shares (each representing four Class A ordinary shares of the Company, “ADSs”) will no longer be listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market and the American depositary shares program for the Company’s ADSs will terminate. In addition, the Company’s ADSs and Class A ordinary shares represented by the ADSs will cease to be registered under Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 following the consummation of the Merger.
The Company’s board of directors, acting upon the unanimous recommendation of the special committee of the board of directors of the Company comprised solely of independent directors unaffiliated with Parent or Merger Sub or any member of the buyer group or the management of the Company, authorized and approved the Merger Agreement, the Plan of Merger and the transactions contemplated thereby (including the Merger) and recommended that the Company’s shareholders and ADS holders vote FOR, among other things, the proposal to authorize and approve the Merger Agreement, the Plan of Merger and the transactions contemplated thereby (including the Merger).
Shareholders of record as of the close of business in the Cayman Islands on May 10, 2016 will be entitled to attend and vote at the EGM. ADS holders as of the close of business in New York City on April 20, 2016 will be entitled to instruct The Bank of New York Mellon, the ADS depositary, to vote the Class A ordinary shares represented by the ADSs at the EGM.
Additional information regarding the EGM and the Merger Agreement can be found in the transaction statement on Schedule 13E-3 and the proxy statement attached as Exhibit (a)-(1) thereto, as amended, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), which can be obtained, along with other filings containing information about the Company, the proposed Merger and related matters, without charge, from the SEC’s website (http://www.sec.gov). In addition, the Company’s proxy materials (including the definitive proxy statement) will be mailed to shareholders and ADS holders.
SHAREHOLDERS AND ADS HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY THESE MATERIALS AND OTHER MATERIALS FILED WITH OR FURNISHED TO THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, AS THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANY, THE PROPOSED MERGER AND RELATED MATTERS.
The Company and certain of its directors, executive officers and other members of management and employees may, under SEC rules, be deemed to be “participants” in the solicitation of proxies from our shareholders with respect to the proposed Merger. Information regarding the persons who may be considered “participants” in the solicitation of proxies is set forth in the Schedule 13E-3 transaction statement relating to the proposed Merger and the definitive proxy statement attached thereto. Further information regarding persons who may be deemed participants, including any direct or indirect interests they may have, is also set forth in the definitive proxy statement.
This announcement is neither a solicitation of proxies, an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities and it is not a substitute for the proxy statement and other materials that have been or will be filed with or furnished to the SEC.
iDreamSky Technology Limited (NASDAQ:DSKY) was the largest independent mobile game publishing platform in China based on the number of active users in the second quarter of 2015, according to Analysys International, an independent market research firm. The Company believes that it has redefined the role of a game publisher by redesigning and optimizing third-party games and delivering them to users through its proprietary distribution channels as part of its broader publishing solution. Well-known international mobile game developers grant the Company access to the source codes of their games, allowing for greater control and efficiency in redesigning their games for the China market. The Company distributes these games through both its proprietary distribution channels and third-party channels, such as app stores and device pre-installations. The Company also operates games as a service, where the Company offers live game services and gains user insights through its multi-dimensional data analysis engine to drive ongoing game optimization and monetization. For more information, please visit http://ir.idreamsky.com.
Safe Harbor and Informational Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “if,” “will,” “expected,” and similar statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include: uncertainties as to how the Company’s shareholders will vote at the meeting of shareholders; the possibility that competing offers will be made; the expected timing of the completion of the merger; the possibility that various closing conditions for the transaction may not be satisfied or waived; and other risks and uncertainties discussed in documents filed with the SEC by the Company (including the Schedule 13E-3 transaction statement and the proxy statement attached thereto). These forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s expectations as of the date of this press release. You should not rely upon these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.
For investor and media inquiries, please contact:
Mr. Derek Xiao
iDreamSky Technology Limited
Phone: +86-755-8668-5111. Ext.8007
Tel: +1 646-450-5180
iDreamSky Technology Limited