BEIJING, March 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Jumei International Holding Limited (NYSE: JMEI) ("Jumei" or the "Company"), China's leading online retailer of beauty products, today announced that the special committee (the "Special Committee") of the Company's board of directors has retained Duff & Phelps (Duff & Phelps, LLC and Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC) as its financial advisor, Shearman & Sterling LLP as its United States legal counsel and Maples and Calder as its Cayman Islands legal counsel in connection with its review and evaluation of the previously announced preliminary non-binding "going private" proposal letter that the Company's board of directors received on February 17, 2016.
The Special Committee is continuing its evaluation of the proposed "going private" transaction. There can be no assurance that any definitive offer will be made, that any agreement will be executed or that this or any other transaction will be approved or consummated. The Company does not undertake any obligation to provide any updates with respect to this or any other transaction, except as required under applicable law.
Jumei (NYSE: JMEI) is China's leading online retailer of beauty products. Jumei's internet platform is a trusted destination for consumers to discover and purchase branded beauty products, fashionable apparel and other lifestyle products through the Company's jumei.com and jumeiglobal.com websites and mobile application. Leveraging its deep understanding of customer needs and preferences, as well as its strong merchandizing capabilities, Jumei has adopted multiple effective sales formats to encourage product purchases on its platform, including curated sales, online shopping mall and flash sales. More information about Jumei can be found at http://jumei.investorroom.com/.
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Jumei International Holding Limited
Mr. Sterling Song
Investor Relations Director
Mr. Christian Arnell
Ms. Linda Bergkamp
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