Taomee Announces Extension of Share Repurchase Plan
SHANGHAI, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Taomee Holdings Limited (NYSE: TAOM) ("Taomee" or the "Company"), China's leading children's entertainment and media company, today announced that its Board of Directors approved and ratified the further extension of the Company's previous share repurchase plan, which was dated November 22, 2011 and previously extended to November 23, 2013, for another 12 months from November 24, 2013 to November 23, 2014. Upon such extension, Taomee is authorized, but not obligated, to continue to repurchase, through open market purchase or privately negotiated transactions, up to the remaining balance of the US$10 million worth of outstanding American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") representing the ordinary shares of Taomee over the next 12 months, depending on market conditions, share price and other factors, subject to relevant rules and regulations under the U.S. securities laws.
The share repurchase plan will be funded by the Company's free cash flow as well as existing working capital. As of September 30, 2013, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of approximately US$113.3 million.
Taomee Holdings Limited ("Taomee" or "the Company") is China's leader in children's entertainment and media. Its award winning content offerings are both engaging and educational, endearing it to children, as well as to parents and teachers. The Company was founded in 2007 with the mission to bring joy and inspiration to children. Its popular character franchises, including SEER and MOLE'S WORLD, are distributed online via virtual worlds, web games and mobile applications, as well as through traditional media, including animated box office films, TV series, books and consumer products, most notably interactive toys and trading cards. Its online community regularly achieves top search ranking in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Taomee has been consistently recognized for its leadership and innovative contributions to the children's market, including accolades from China's Ministry of Culture and the China Animation Association.
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