BEIJING, May 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE: CMCM) ("Cheetah Mobile" or the "Company"), a leading mobile internet company that aims to provide leading apps for mobile users worldwide and connect users with personalized content on the mobile platform, today announced that Beijing Kingsoft Internet Security Software Co., Ltd. ("Beijing Security"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, has entered into a capital injection agreement ("Capital Injection Agreement") with Beijing OrionStar Technology Co., Ltd. ( "Beijing OrionStar"), an artificial intelligence company incorporated in China and controlled by Mr. Sheng Fu, the chief executive officer and director of Cheetah Mobile, Pingtan Dingfu Investment Management Co., Ltd. ("Pingtan Dingfu"), Beijing Kangyuan Heart Management Consulting Center Limited Partnership ("Kangyuan Heart"), and the existing shareholders of Beijing OrionStar.
Pursuant to the Capital Injection Agreement, Beijing Security, Pingtan Dingfu, and Kangyuan Heart agreed to subscribe to newly issued equity interest in Beijing OrionStar for a consideration of approximately US$40 million, US$0.4 million, and US$0.35 million, respectively, payable in cash. Upon completion of the transaction, Beijing Security is expected to hold 29.55% of equity interest in Beijing OrionStar.
Within two years after the completion of the transaction, Beijing Security is entitled to a warrant to subscribe to newly issued equity interest in Beijing OrionStar in the future with an equivalent value of up to US$62 million at the same unit subscription price as the current investment, subject to certain conditions and adjustments as provided in the Capital Injection Agreement. If the warrant is exercised in full, Beijing Security is expected to hold 51.68% of equity interest in Beijing OrionStar, assuming that there will be no other change in the shareholding structure of Beijing OrionStar.
This transaction is subject to customary and other closing conditions, including approval by the independent shareholders of Kingsoft Corporation Limited, Cheetah Mobile's controlling shareholder, at a general meeting.
About Cheetah Mobile Inc.
Cheetah Mobile is a leading mobile internet company. It aims to provide leading apps for mobile users worldwide and connect users with personalized content on the mobile platform.
Cheetah Mobile's products, including its popular utility applications Clean Master, CM Security and Battery Doctor, help make users' mobile internet experience smarter, speedier, and safer. The Company has attracted more than 600 million global mobile monthly active users, of which approximately 80% are located outside of China. Leveraging the success of its utility applications, Cheetah Mobile has launched its line of mobile content-driven applications, including News Republic and Live.me.
Cheetah Mobile provides its advertising customers, which include direct advertisers and mobile advertising networks through which advertisers place their advertisements, with direct access to highly targeted mobile users and global promotional channels, which are capable of delivering targeted content to hundreds of millions of users.
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