The Special Committee, which consists of Mr. Peter Andrew Schloss and Mr. Alex Chit Ho, two independent directors that are unaffiliated with members of the Consortium, has been authorized by the Company's board of directors to review and consider the Proposed Transaction. The Special Committee has retained independent advisors, including a financial advisor and legal counsel, to assist it in its work.
The Company cautions its shareholders and others considering trading in its securities that the neither the Special Committee nor the Company's board of directors has made any binding decisions with respect to the Proposed Transaction and the Special Committee has not set a definitive timetable for the completion of its evaluation of the Proposed Transaction or any other alternative transaction. There can be no assurance that any definitive offer will be made by the Consortium or any other person, that any definitive agreement will be executed relating to the proposed transaction, or that the Proposed Transaction 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.
About Zhaopin Limited
Zhaopin is a leading career platform in China, focusing on connecting users with relevant job opportunities throughout their career lifecycle. The Company's zhaopin.com website is the most popular career platform in China as measured by average daily unique visitors in each of the 12 months ended September 30, 2016, number of registered users as of September 30, 2016 and number of unique customers2 for the three months ended September 30, 2016. The Company's over 125.2 million registered users include diverse and educated job seekers who are at various stages of their careers and are in demand by employers as a result of the general shortage of skilled and educated workers in China. In the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, approximately 36.9 million job postings3 were placed on Zhaopin's platform by 509,813 unique customers including multinational corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises and state-owned entities. The quality and quantity of Zhaopin's users and the resumes in the Company's database attract an increasing number of customers. This in turn leads to more users turning to Zhaopin as their primary recruitment and career-related services provider, creating strong network effects and significant entry barriers for potential competitors. For more information, please visit http://www.zhaopin.com.
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1 Zhaopin's website is the most popular career platform in China as measured by average daily unique visitors in each of the 12 months ended September 30, 2016, the number of registered users as of September 30, 2016 and the number of unique customers for the three months ended September 30, 2016.
2 A "unique customer" refers to a customer that purchases the Company's online recruitment services in during a specified period. Zhaopin makes adjustments for multiple purchases by the same customer to avoid double counting. Each customer is assigned a unique identification number in the Company's information management system. Affiliates and branches of a given customer may, under certain circumstances, be counted as separate unique customers.
3 Zhaopin calculates the number of job postings by counting the number of newly placed job postings during each respective period. Job postings that were placed prior to a specified period – even if available during such period – are not counted as job postings for such period. Any particular job posting placed on the Company's website may include more than one job opening or position.
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