BEIJING, March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Jiayuan.com International Ltd. (NASDAQ: DATE) ("Jiayuan" or the "Company"), operator of the largest online dating platform in China, today announced that it has entered into a letter agreement (the "Letter Agreement") with LoveWorld Inc. ("Parent") and FutureWorld Inc. ("Merger Subsidiary"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent. At an extraordinary general meeting held on December 29, 2015, the Company's shareholders voted in favor of the proposal to authorize and approve the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Merger Agreement") dated as of December 7, 2015 among the Company, Parent and Merger Sub, pursuant to which Merger Sub will be merged with and into the Company with the Company continuing as the surviving company (the "Merger") and to authorize and approve any and all transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, including the Merger.
Under the terms of the Letter Agreement, the Company consents to the transfer by Baihe Network Co., Ltd. ("Sponsor") of its 100% equity interest in Tianjin Baihe Shidai Assets Management Co., Ltd., the sole and direct shareholder of Parent, to Tianjin Xingfu Shidai Enterprise Management Co., Ltd. ("Newco" and such transfer, the "Parent Transfer"). Sponsor owns 28% of the equity interests of Newco and the remaining 72% of the equity interests of Newco are owned by six individuals, each in equal amounts of 12%. In addition, the Company agrees to waive, among other things, certain obligations of Parent under the Merger Agreement which are no longer required as a result of the Parent Transfer.
Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement, the parties currently expect to complete the Merger on or before April 30, 2016, which is the long-stop date under the Merger Agreement. Upon completion of the Merger, the Company will become a privately-held company and its American depositary shares ("ADSs"), every two ADSs representing three ordinary shares, will no longer be listed on NASDAQ.
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Jiayuan.com International Ltd. ("Jiayuan") (NASDAQ: DATE) operates the largest online dating platform in China. Jiayuan is committed to providing a trusted, effective, and user-focused online dating platform that addresses the dating and marriage needs of China's rapidly growing urban singles population. As a pioneer in China's online dating market, Jiayuan ranks first in terms of number of unique visitors, average time spent per user and average page views per user among all online dating websites in China in 2014, according to iResearch. Jiayuan recorded an average of 5.3 million monthly active user accounts in the third quarter of 2015. Every two of Jiayuan's American depositary shares represent three ordinary shares.
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Jiayuan.com International Ltd.
Mr. Christian Arnell
Christensen Investor Relations
Ms. Linda Bergkamp
Christensen Investor Relations Group
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