BEIJING, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jiayuan.com International Ltd. ("Jiayuan" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: DATE), operator of the largest online dating platform in China, today announced that the Company's board of directors has approved a twelve-month extension of its previously announced share repurchase program dated December 21, 2012, which was scheduled to expire on December 20, 2013.
Upon such extension, Jiayuan is authorized, but not obligated, to continue to repurchase up to the remaining balance of the US$10 million of its American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") for an additional twelve months, from December 21, 2013 to December 20, 2014. Purchases under this authorization may be made from time to time on the open market at prevailing market prices or in privately negotiated transactions, pursuant to a plan adopted by the board of directors in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 and Rule 10b-18 of the Securities Exchange Act. The timing of the purchases and the amount of shares purchased will be determined by the Company's management based on its evaluation of market conditions, trading price, applicable securities laws, and other factors. The Company's board of directors will review the share repurchase program periodically, and may authorize the adjustment of its terms and size accordingly. The share repurchase program will be funded by the Company's available cash balance.
As of December 18, 2013, the Company had spent approximately US$5.26 million under its existing share repurchase program.
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 2012, according to iResearch. Jiayuan recorded an average of 5.4 million monthly active user accounts in the third quarter of 2013. Every two of Jiayuan's American Depositary Shares represent three ordinary shares.
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