(Hong Kong, 16 January 2019) NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited (“NetDragon” or “the Company”) (Hong Kong Stock Code: 777), a global leader in building internet communities, is pleased to announce that the Company wins the “Best Stock Connect (Southbound) Company” award at Golden Hong Kong Stocks Awards 2018 (「2018 年度金港股」). Golden Hong Kong Stocks Awards 2018 was hosted by Zhitongcaijing.com ( 「 智通財經 」 ) and www.10JQKA.com.cn (「同花順財經」), leading Hong Kong and US stock information platforms in China , and co-organized by Xueqiu (「雪球网」) and Yunfeng Financial Group Limited (「云锋金融」), and fully supported by Hong Kong Stock Exchange (「香港交易所」) and Chinese Securities Association of Hong Kong ( 「香港中資證券業協會」 ). “Best Stock Connect (Southbound) Company” award aims to pay tribute to outstanding Stock Connect (Southbound) companies which were highly recognized by the capital markets in 2018. Winning this award demonstrated that NetDragon is highly commended by investors. Mr. Benjamin Yam, Chief Financial Officer of NetDragon, was invited, on behalf of NetDragon, to attend the roadshow of Golden Hong Kong Stocks Awards 2018.
Golden Hong Kong Stocks Awards is well-acknowledged by the market and it is reputed as a benchmark for assessing the most valuable and the most high growth potential listed companies. Participants were filtered, based on six criteria, including companies’ revenue growth, industry ranking, corporate governance, business model, market presence and performance in the capital market over the past year. A list of finalists was selected by online election, as well as a panel of professional institutions and industry experts including Chinese Securities Association of Hong Kong, experienced investors, and renowned economists. The award presentation ceremony attracted 180 high-quality Hong Kong listed companies, of which more than 90% are Stock Connect (Southbound) companies, accounting for half of the current market capitalization of Hong Kong stocks. There were a total of 16 winners in this election. The competition was highly fierce.
NetDragon winning “Best Stock Connect (Southbound) Company of Golden Hong Kong Stocks Awards 2018” showcased that the Company’s prolonged dedication and outstanding performance in game and education businesses are highly acknowledged by the panel.
Mr. Benjamin Yam, Chief Financial Officer of NetDragon, was invited to attend the ceremony and said: “We are much honored to obtain the “Best Stock Connect (Southbound) Company” award. This award has profound significance for us, as NetDragon is a constituent of the Hang Seng Composite Large and MidCap Index and Stock Connect (Southbound). The Company has been listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange for more than a decade and we have gradually expanding our presence from gaming sector to online education sector. Nowadays, we have become one of major players in the global online and mobile learning industries. We are committed to building the world’s largest online learning community and to introducing ‘future classrooms’ to every school around the world. Receiving “Best Stock Connect (Southbound) Company” represents the capital market and professional investors’ recognition to our company’s business development and valuation. It is also a great encouragement and motivation to our future development. NetDragon will continue to its develop online education and gaming businesses with a dual-engine growth strategy, and to develop global market, in order to bring long-term and sustainable returns to investors.”
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