CMGE Announces Shareholders Vote to Approve Going Private Transaction
HONG KONG, July 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — China Mobile Games and Entertainment Group Limited ("CMGE" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:CMGE), the largest publisher and a leading developer of mobile games in China, announced today that, at an extraordinary general meeting held today, the Company\’s shareholders voted in favor of, among others, the proposal to authorize and approve the previously announced agreement and plan of merger (the "merger agreement") dated June 9, 2015 and among Pegasus Investment Holdings Limited ("Parent"), Pegasus Merger Sub Limited ("Merger Sub") and the Company, pursuant to which Merger Sub will be merged with and into the Company with the Company continuing as the surviving company as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent after the merger (the "merger"), and to authorize and approve any and all transactions contemplated by the merger agreement, including the merger.
Immediately after the completion of the merger, Parent will be beneficially owned by the affiliates of Orient Hongtai Zhihe (Beijing) Investment Management Co., Ltd. (a controlled affiliate of Orient Securities Company Limited), ChangJiang Growth Capital Investment Co., Ltd. (a subsidiary of Changjiang Securities Company Limited) and Beijing HT Capital Investment Management Co., Ltd.
Approximately 65% of the Company\’s total outstanding voting ordinary shares voted in person or by proxy at today\’s extraordinary general meeting. Of the voting power represented by these ordinary shares voted in person or by proxy at the extraordinary general meeting, approximately 99% were voted in favor of the proposal to authorize and approve the merger agreement and any and all transactions contemplated by the merger agreement, including the merger. A two-thirds majority of the voting power represented by the ordinary shares of the Company present and voting in person or by proxy at the extraordinary general meeting was required for approving the merger.
The parties currently expect to complete the merger as soon as practicable, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth in the merger agreement. Upon completion of the merger, the Company will become a privately held company and its American depositary shares will no longer be listed on the Nasdaq Global Market ("NASDAQ").