Tencent Wins Three "World Talent Development Oscars" at 2015 ATD Awards

SHENZHEN, China, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tencent Holdings Limited ("Tencent" or the "Company", SEHK: 00700), a leading provider of Internet value added services in China, achieved three significant wins at the annual Advancing the Talent Development Profession Awards, organized by the Association for Talent Development (ATD).

Tencent was the standout winner with three awards at the 2015 ceremony, which included the 2015 ATD Innovation in Talent Development Award; the 2015 ATD Excellence in Practice Award for "Organizational Learning & Development: Feilong Program - Accelerated Development of Reserve Middle Managers"; and finally the ATD Excellence in Practice Citation for "Sales Enablement: Strategy-Oriented Sales Capability Enhancement".

"Tencent has always prioritized, pursued and openly encouraged innovation. We wish to thank ATD's global recognition as we have continually sought to nurture our people's talent and creativity as the company's core to future competitiveness," said Xi Dan, Senior Vice President of Tencent.

Headquartered in USA and established in 1943, the ATD has become the world's largest professional membership organization. With more than 41,000 members in over 120 countries, it supports those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world.

The highly anticipated ATD Innovation in Talent Development Awards are nominated and judged by industry experts. They recognize organizations for results achieved through talent development solutions developed from within the industry or externally and advance the worldwide field of talent development. This is a significant achievement as the award is only given to one company in the world each year.

Tencent's "Organizational Learning & Development: Feilong Program - Accelerated Development of Reserve Middle Managers", which won the 2015 ATD Excellence in Practice Award, began in 2006 and has seen more than 300 participants, equating to more than 70% of all middle management.  

Winning the 2015 ATD Excellence in Practice Citation was "Sales Enablement: Strategy-Oriented Sales Capability Enhancement", a training program for Tencent's online advertising sales team. The program was designed to improve sales capability and empower teams to deliver on the company's strategy and business goals. To date, the program has been well received with over 5,000 instances of participation within the company.

About Tencent

Tencent uses technology to enrich the lives of Internet users. Every day, hundreds of millions of people communicate, share experiences, consume information and seek entertainment through our integrated platforms. Tencent's diversified services include QQ, Weixin/ WeChat for communications; Qzone for social networking; QQ Game Platform for online games; QQ.com and Tencent News for information and Tencent Video for video content.

Tencent was founded in Shenzhen in 1998 and went public on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2004. The Company is one of the constituent stocks of the Hang Seng Index. Tencent seeks to evolve with the Internet by investing in innovation, providing a mutually beneficial environment for partners, and staying close to users.

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SOURCE Tencent Holdings Limited

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