NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) (“NQ Mobile” or the “Company“), a leading global provider of mobile Internet services, today announced an update on the FL Mobile Divestment pursuant to the binding framework agreement announced on August 26, 2015 between the Company and Beijing Jinxin Rongda Investment Management Co. Ltd. (“Beijing Jinxin“), a subsidiary of Tsinghua Holdings Co. Ltd., in connection with the Company’s divestment of the entire stake of FL Mobile Inc., NQ Mobile’s majority owned Cayman Islandssubsidiary (the “FL Mobile Divestment“).
As a further arrangement to the FL Mobile Divestment, Dr. Vincent Wenyong Shi, as the chairman of FL Mobile Jiutian Technology Co., Ltd. (“Jiutian“), a consolidated affiliated entity of the Company, has entered into a termination and share purchase agreement with Jiutian and a subsidiary of the Company (the “Agreement“). Pursuant to the Agreement, Dr. Shi will acquire 22% equity interest in FL Mobile by terminating the relevant contractual arrangements and paying the Company a total consideration of RMB880 million (the “Jiutian Transaction“). Dr. Shi will then, as a minority shareholder of Jiutian, participate in the transaction with the Company to complete the FL Mobile Divestment. The Company expects to receive 50% of the total consideration, or RMB440 million, within 60 business days from the date of the Agreement. The remaining 50% of the total consideration, orRMB440 million, will be received by the Company upon satisfaction of certain conditions contained in the Agreement and the FL Mobile Divestment.
Dr. Vincent Wenyong Shi is the chairman and chief operating officer of the Company and a related party. The Company’s board of directors and audit committee have approved the Agreement and the Jiutian Transaction.
About NQ Mobile
NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) is a leading global provider of mobile internet services. NQ Mobile’s portfolio of offerings includes mobile game publishing platforms, mobile advertising platforms, mobile entertainment applications and platforms, mobile security and productivity applications and other mobile applications. For more information on NQ Mobile, please visit http://www.nq.com.
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