HONG KONG, January 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shanda Games Limited (NASDAQ: GAME, "Shanda Games" or the "Company"), a leading online game developer, operator and publisher in China, today announced that in response to the preliminary non-binding proposal dated January 27, 2014 (the "Proposal") received by the Company's Board of Directors (the "Board") from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, the controlling shareholder of the Company, and an affiliate of Primavera Capital Limited (together, the "Consortium") to acquire the Company in a "going private" transaction, the Board has formed a special committee of independent directors who are not affiliated to any member of the Consortium (the "Special Committee") consisting of Andy Lin, Yong Gui and Heng Wing Chan to evaluate the Proposal. The Special Committee intends to retain advisors, including an independent financial advisor and legal counsel, to assist it in its evaluation.
The Company cautions its shareholders and others considering trading its securities that neither the Board nor the Special Committee has made any decision with respect to the Company's response to the Proposal. There can be no assurance that any definitive offer will be made by the Consortium or any other person, that any definitive agreement will be executed relating to the proposed transaction, or that the proposed transaction or any other transaction will be approved or consummated.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements in this press release that are not historical facts, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the future benefits brought by the new game launches and popularity of existing games, represent only the Company's current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections and are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Important risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company's actual results to be materially different from expectations include, but are not limited to, the possibility that the Company would not realize the expected benefits from the new game launches and popularity of existing games and risks set forth in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.
This press release is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration. Any public offering of securities to be made in the United States will be made by means of a prospectus that may be obtained from the issuer or selling security holder and that will contain detailed information about the company and management, as well as financial statements.
About Shanda Games
Shanda Games Limited (NASDAQ: GAME) is a leading online game developer, operator and publisher in China. Shanda Games offers a diversified game portfolio, which includes some of the most popular massively multiplayer online (MMO) games and mobile games in China and in overseas markets, targeting a large and diverse community of users. Shanda Games manages and operates online games that are developed in-house, co-developed with world-leading game developers, acquired through investments or licensed from third parties. For more information about Shanda Games, please visit http://www.ShandaGames.com.
Shanda Games Limited: Ellen Chiu, Investor Relations Director Maggie Zhou, Investor Relations Associate Director Phone: +86-21-5050-4740 (Shanghai) Email: IR@ShandaGames.com
Christensen: Christian Arnell Phone: +86-10-5900-1548 (China) Email: carnell@ChristensenIR.com
Linda Bergkamp Phone: +1-480-614-3004 (U.S.A.) Email: lbergkamp@ChristensenIR.com
SOURCE Shanda Games Limited