NetDragon Websoft Inc.
[17 September 2008, Hong Kong] NetDragon Websoft Inc., one of the PRC’s leading game developers and operators – (“NetDragon” or the “Company”, with its subsidiary collectively the “Group”; stock code: 777) today announces that its subsidiary Fujian NetDragon Websoft Co., Ltd.(“NetDragon (Fujian)”) has been awarded with the 2008 “China Internet Contribution Award for Self-Discipline” by the Internet Society of China.
Among the winners this year, NetDragon (Fujian) was the sole award winner from Fujian Province, sharing the honors with other reputable companies such as the People.com.cn, ifeng.com, Baidu and Tencent.
The 2008 “China Internet Contribution Awards for Self-Discipline” were presented by the Self-Discipline Committee of the Internet Society of China, and co-organized by the Reporting Center of Breaches and Unhealthy Information and the 12321 Reporting and Processing Center of Unhealthy and Junk Network Information. The awards have been held annually since 2005 with not more than 20 companies or individuals awarded each year. With an aim of promoting a healthy, well-organized, harmonious and sustainable development of the Internet industry in China, the awards paid tribute to the efforts and contributions made by web-based companies and individuals over the last year (from 1 July of last year to 30 June of this year).
The Group places great importance on its social responsibilities at all times. Apart from meeting the needs of online game players, NetDragon also cares for their spiritual health and social morality. From 2007 to 2008, NetDragon (Fujian) reinforced its self-discipline measure by promoting anti-addiction systems in its online games in accordance with relevant industry standards. In addition, NetDragon (Fujian) has launched a “green internet access programme for youths” on its website, in which persons are requested to logon the website with their real names. This programme intends to educate the youths to better understand the Internet and realize the goal of protecting youths by offering a healthy online environment. It is believed that a harmonious online environment has thus been created by enhancing the knowledge about the Internet, and promoting online credibility and security.
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 three games currently in development, including Way of the Five, Tian Yuan and Disney Game, which are expected to be launched in the second half of 2008 to 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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