BEIJING and SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASIA) ("AsiaInfo-Linkage" or the "Company"), a leading provider of telecommunications software solutions and related services, today announced that the Company held its annual meeting of stockholders (the "Annual Meeting") on April 20, 2012. Of the 72,497,518 shares of the Company's common stock outstanding and entitled to vote as of the February 22, 2012 record date for the Annual Meeting, a total of 61,589,437 shares were represented in person or by proxy at the Annual Meeting, which constituted a quorum.
At the Annual Meeting, stockholders considered, voted on and approved the following proposals:
- Election of Directors Proposal: A proposal to elect Jian (James) Ding, Yungang Lu and Libin Sun to serve for three-year terms to expire at the 2015 annual meeting of stockholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualified.
- Appointment of Accounting Firm Proposal: A proposal to ratify the appointment of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA Ltd. as the independent registered public accounting firm of the Company for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012.
- Say-on-Pay Proposal: A proposal to approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation paid to the Company's named executive officers, as disclosed in the Compensation Discussion and Analysis, the compensation tables, and related narrative disclosures in the proxy statement.
Items of business discussed at the Annual Meeting can be found in the proxy statement issued by the Company to stockholders prior to the Annual Meeting.
About AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc.
AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASIA) is a leading provider of high-quality software solutions and IT services in China's telecommunications industry. Following the merger between AsiaInfo Holdings, Inc. ("AsiaInfo") and Linkage Technologies International Holdings Limited ("Linkage") on July 1, 2010, AsiaInfo-Linkage leverages both AsiaInfo's and Linkage's leading market positions and complementary customer bases to provide a robust, comprehensive service offering primarily to China's telecom operators. AsiaInfo-Linkage's world-class R&D capabilities and extensive base of highly skilled engineers provide best-of-class solutions to help customers differentiate themselves from the competition.
For more information about AsiaInfo-Linkage, please visit www.asiainfo-linkage.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
The information contained in this document is as of April 24, 2012. AsiaInfo-Linkage assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this document as a result of new information or future events or developments.
This document contains forward-looking information about AsiaInfo-Linkage's operating results and business prospects that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. You can identify these statements by the fact that they use words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe," and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are the following: government telecommunications infrastructure and budgetary policy in China; our ability to maintain our concentrated customer base; the long and variable billing cycles for our products and services that can cause our revenues and operating results to vary significantly from period to period; our ability to meet our working capital requirements; our ability to retain our executive officers; our ability to attract and retain skilled personnel; potential liabilities we are exposed to because we extend warranties to our customers; risks associated with cost overruns and delays; our ability to develop or acquire new products or enhancements to our software products that are marketable on a timely and cost-effective basis; our ability to adequately protect our proprietary rights; the competitive nature of the markets we operate in; political and economic policies of the Chinese government; and the outcome of the Special Committee's evaluation of strategic alternatives, including the privatization proposal announced on January 20, 2012. A further list and description of these risks, uncertainties, and other matters can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, and in our reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov.
For investor and media inquiries, please contact:
Mr. Jimmy Xia
Mr. Justin Knapp
Ogilvy Financial, Beijing
In the United States:
Ms. Jessica Barist Cohen
Ogilvy Financial, New York
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