HONG KONG, April 22, 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 Board of Directors has approved the Company to fully participate in its subsidiary Actoz Soft Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ: 052790.KQ)'s proposed rights offering in Korea.
Under its previous announcement, Actoz will issue 1,900,000 shares through the rights offering. The subscription price for the newly issued shares is expected to be fixed on May 30, 2013. The Board of Directors believed that it is important for the Company to fully participate in this offering in order to maintain its majority stake in Actoz as well as to strengthen its strategies to develop mobile game business and to further expand into the overseas market. As of April 19, 2013, Shanda Games owned approximately 51% stake in Actoz.
Actoz is a leading mobile game publisher and developer in Korea. Among some of its recent mobile games were "Million Arthur," "Final Fantasy I, II, III," "Monster Empire," "Battle Arena," and "Fallin Fallin." Actoz recently took the 8th overall ranking on Google Play's global publishers by monthly revenue for January 2013.
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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.
About Actoz Soft
Actoz Soft Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ: 052790.KQ) is a leading developer, operator and publisher of online and mobile games. Actoz holds co-copyrights to several of the leading online games in China, including Mir II and Mir III. Actoz has also licensed online games to other markets, including Europe, Japan, India, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Taiwan. In addition, Actoz develops online and mobile games and operates certain games in its home market of Korea. For more information about Actoz, please visit http://www.actoz.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
SOURCE Shanda Games Limited