[8 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 know as the “Group”; stock code: 777.HK) today announces that it has repurchased an aggregated of 2,328,000 shares in its capital in 4 rounds between 3 September 2008 and 8 September 2008 inclusive.
The shares were repurchased at an average price of HK?5.07 for a total amount of HK?11,819,565.
Mr. Liu Dejian, Chairman and Executive Director of NetDragon, said, “We believe the repurchase is in the benefit of the Company and our shareholders, reflecting our continued commitment to increase shareholder value and our view that the current share price levels do not truly reflect NetDragon’s potential value. We aim to enhance our returns on equity to reward our shareholders for their continuous support. In light of the ongoing growth of our business, and taking into account the interests of our shareholders, the Group will not rule out the possibility of making further buybacks where appropriate. However, the timing and extent of any further purchases will depend upon market conditions.”
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 .
For further information please contact:
NetDragon Websoft Inc.
Ms. Angelina Li (Investor Relations Officer)
Tel: +852 2850 8755 Email: email@example.com Fax: +852 2850 7066
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