Jiayuan Announces Annual Dividend of 24c per ADS

Mar 06, 2014, 06:48 ET from Jiayuan.com International Ltd.

BEIJING, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jiayuan.com International Ltd. ("Jiayuan") (NASDAQ: DATE), operator of the largest online dating platform in China, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared an annual cash dividend in the amount of US$0.16 per ordinary share or US$0.24 per American Depositary Share ("ADS"), payable to record holders of the Company's ADSs at the close of business on March 26, 2014 (the "Record Date").

Holders of the Company's ADSs, every two ADSs representing three ordinary shares, on the Record Date will be entitled to receive the cash dividend. The Company expects Citibank, N.A., the depositary bank for the Company's ADS program, to pay the dividend to ADS holders on or about April 9, 2014. Dividends to be paid to the Company's ADS holders through the depositary bank will be subject to the terms of the deposit agreement, including the fees and expenses payable thereunder. The aggregate amount of this cash dividend is approximately US$7.2 million, which is the upper limit of the annual dividend policy announced on May 16, 2013, and equivalent to 60% of the Company's non-GAAP net income for the full year 2013. The Company defines non-GAAP net income as net income attributable to the Company, excluding share-based compensation expenses.

"The annual dividend demonstrates our ongoing commitment to generating shareholder value," said Qian Yongqiang, Director and Co-Chairman of the Board. "Going forward, we will continue to implement our segmentation strategy to address niche markets and younger demographics, and invest in the growth of both our online and personalized matchmaking businesses. At the same time, we will stringently manage our capital structure and expenses and focus on generating healthy cash flow."

Forward-Looking Statements

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About Jiayuan

Jiayuan.com International Ltd. ("Jiayuan") (NASDAQ: DATE) operates the largest online dating platform in China. Jiayuan is committed to providing a trusted, effective, and user-focused online dating platform that addresses the dating and marriage needs of China's rapidly growing urban singles population. As a pioneer in China's online dating market, Jiayuan ranks first in terms of number of unique visitors, average time spent per user and average page views per user among all online dating websites in China in 2013, according to iResearch. Jiayuan recorded an average of 4.9 million monthly active user accounts in the fourth quarter of 2013. Every two of Jiayuan's American Depositary Shares represent three ordinary shares.

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For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

Beijing Shirley Zhang Jiayuan.com International Ltd.  +86 (10) 6442-2321 ir@jiayuan.com

Yue Yu Brunswick Group LLP +86 (10) 5960-8600 jiayuan@brunswickgroup.com   

New York Cindy Zheng Brunswick Group LLP  +1 (212) 333-3810 jiayuan@brunswickgroup.com  

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