BNY Mellon Appointed as Depositary by Cheetah Mobile Inc. for its Initial Public Offering in the U.S.

Fifth depositary receipt IPO out of China in 2014; "strong pipeline" seen

May 15, 2014, 08:05 ET from BNY Mellon

NEW YORK and HONG KONG, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, has been appointed by Cheetah Mobile Inc. as depositary bank for its American depositary receipt (ADR) program. Each Cheetah ADR represents 10 shares and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CMCM."

Cheetah Mobile is a leading mobile internet company with 362 million monthly active users as of March 2014. Its mission critical applications, including Clean Master, CM Security, Battery Doctor, Duba Anti-virus and Cheetah Browser, help make the internet and mobile experience speedier, simpler and safer for users worldwide. Cheetah Mobile is the second largest provider of internet security applications in China by monthly active users as of March 2014, according to App Annie Limited. The company also provides various platform products such as, game centers, and mobile app stores to provide multiple user traffic entry points and global content distribution channels for its business partners.

"We are excited to list our ADRs on the New York Stock Exchange," said Andy Yeung, CFO of Cheetah. "We believe that the deepest pool of global investors is in the U.S., and so conducting our IPO there was the logical next step as we seek to grow globally. In bringing our company to the U.S., we chose BNY Mellon as our depositary bank because of their experience in partnering with Chinese internet issuers whose primary listings are in the U.S."

"Cheetah Mobile marks the fifth IPO for a Chinese company using ADRs in 2014, and we see a strong pipeline," said Christopher M. Kearns, CEO of BNY Mellon's Depositary Receipts business. "Technology companies are choosing to list in the U.S. using ADRs to boost visibility and awareness among global investors, and we look forward to working closely with Cheetah Mobile to achieve their goals."

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