HONG KONG, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shanda Games Limited (NASDAQ: GAME, "Shanda Games" or "the Company"), a leading online game developer, operator and publisher in China, announced today that its majority-owned subsidiary Actoz Soft Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ: 052790.KQ) fixed the subscription price for the newly issued shares in the recent proposed rights offering in Korea on May 30, 2013.
The subscription price is successfully set to be KRW40,150 (USD35.6) per share. Under the previous announcement, Actoz will issue 1,900,000 new shares, equivalent to an issuance amount of KRW76,285 million (USD67.6 million). The newly raised capital will be used to (i) strengthen Shanda Games' mobile games strategy by investing in areas including game developments, licensing, investments and acquisitions, and global operation and distribution, and to (ii) repay the majority part of the outstanding payable Actoz owed Shanda Games for acquiring Eyedentity's 20.5% shares in October 2012. The total cost of acquisition was USD100.3 million and the outstanding payable was approximately USD40 million, which will be paid off after the completion of rights offering. The expected listing date of newly issued shares will be June 25, 2013.
Actoz is a leading mobile game publisher and developer in Korea. Among some of its recent mobile games were "Million Arthur," "Fallin Fallin" and "Mini Gears." As of June 3, 2013, Shanda Games owned an approximate 51% stake in Actoz.
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About Shanda Games
Shanda Games Limited (NASDAQ: GAME) is a leading online game developer, operator and publisher in China. Shanda Games offers a diversified game portfolio, which includes some of the most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) and mobile games in China and in overseas markets, targeting a large and diverse community of users. Shanda Games manages and operates online games that are developed in-house, co-developed with world-leading game developers, acquired through investments or licensed from third parties. For more information about Shanda Games, please visit http://www.ShandaGames.com.
Shanda Games Limited:
Ellen Chiu, Investor Relations Director Maggie Zhou, Investor Relations Associate Director Phone: +86-21-5050-4740 (Shanghai) Email: IR@ShandaGames.com
Christian Arnell Phone: +86-10-5826-4939 (China) Email: carnell@ChristensenIR.com
Linda Bergkamp Phone: +1-480-614-3004 (U.S.A.) Email: lbergkamp@ChristensenIR.com
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