NetEase, Everbright and HNA Group to Collaborate on Internet Finance

May 20, 2015, 07:30 ET from NetEase, Inc.

BEIJING, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES), one of China's leading Internet and online game services providers, today announced that Ujia E-commerce Co., Ltd., its wholly-owned subsidiary for e-commerce services ("Ujia"), has signed a framework cooperation agreement (the "Agreement") with Everbright Securities Co., Ltd. ("Everbright"), and HNA Group to form a joint venture company. The joint venture company will primarily focus on Internet crowdfunding and other Internet finance businesses.

Under the Agreement, the registered capital of the joint venture company will be approximately RMB100 million, with RMB30 million contributed by Ujia, RMB40 million contributed by Everbright and RMB30 million contributed by HNA Group. The Agreement still remains subject to internal approval by the parties.

"E-commerce services is rapidly expanding among Chinese users and we are pleased to have formed this partnership with such esteemed companies. Under this joint venture, we plan to bring even more robust e-commerce offerings to our growing community of Internet users," said Mr. William Ding, Chief Executive Officer and Director of NetEase.

About NetEase, Inc.

NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) is a leading Internet technology company in China. Dedicated to providing online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce, NetEase develops and operates some of China's most successful online PC and mobile games, advertising services, e-mail services and e-commerce platforms. In partnership with Blizzard Entertainment, NetEase also operates some of the most popular international online games in China. For more information, please visit: http://ir.netease.com/.

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Contact for Media and Investors:

Cassia Curran
NetEase, Inc.
cassia@corp.netease.com
Tel: (+86) 571-8985-2076

Brandi Piacente
Investor Relations
brandi@corp.netease.com
Tel: (+1) 212-481-2050

SOURCE NetEase, Inc.



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