(4 February 2009, Hong Kong) NetDragon Websoft Inc., a leading game developer and operator in the PRC (“NetDragon”, with its subsidiaries collectively the “Group”; stock code: 777), announced that it was recently recognized by Forbes China, the Chinese edition of Forbes magazine, as one of the “200 Best Small & Medium-sized Enterprises of China” for two consecutive years, climbing from 66th place last year to the 10th this year.
In addition, NetDragon is pleased to announce that the Group won five “Golden Phoenix Awards” at the 2008 China Game Industry Annual Conference, including “Top 10 Game Developers in China for 2008”, “Award for Overseas Development of Chinese Domestic Games for 2008”, “China Game Industry Annual Conference Special Award for 2008” and “China Game Industry Caring Company Award for 2008”. Moreover, the Group’s major online game – Eudemons Online was named the “Top 10 Most Popular Domestic Online Games for 2008”.
Held on 13th to 15th January 2009 in Qingdao, China, the Game Industry Annual Conference (“Industry Annual Conference”) is one of the most influential industry events in Mainland China. The Golden Phoenix Awards presented at the Conference are regarded as the most influential and prestigious in the industry.
Meanwhile, the Group is pleased to announce that it has received three awards in “Tencent Online Game Award List for 2008”. Both Eudemons Online and Way of the Five were named “Top Ten Most Popular Online Game for 2008”, while its upcoming launch game Tian Yuan was named “Top Ten Most Anticipated Online Game for 2008”. Making the fifth edition this year, “Tencent Online Game Award List” is organized by QQ.com and recognized as one of the largest online games voting activities in China.
Mr. Liu Luyuan, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of NetDragon said, “We are glad to be included on the “200 China Best Small & Medium-sized Enterprises” list again and to have won a number of “Golden Phoenix Awards” at the Industry Annual Conference and three Tencent Online Game Awards. Looking ahead, we will continue to introduce more innovative online gaming products in the years ahead in order to strengthen our position in the global online gaming industry and to push development of the industry forward.”
NetDragon Websoft Inc. is one of the leading online game developers and operators in the PRC. The Group’s game portfolio comprises of a range of MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games) that cater to various types of players and gaming preferences. The Group has successfully developed and marketed many popular online titles of various styles. Its current offerings include the games: Eudemons Online, Conquer Online, Zero Online, Tou Ming Zhuang Online, Heroes of Might and Magic Online, Era of Faith, and Monster & Me. Some of the games are also available in foreign languages, including English, French and Spanish. The Group also has four games currently in development, including Way of the Five, Tian Yuan, Disney Fantasy Online and Dungeon Keeper Online, which are expected to be launched from the first quarter of 2009.
Listed on the GEM of the SEHK on 2 November 2007 (Stock code on GEM: 8288), NetDragon successfully transferred to the Main Board of the SEHK on 24 June 2008 (Stock code on Main Board: 777). For more details please visit http://www.nd.com.cn or http://www.nd.com.cn/ir .
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