HONG KONG, Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Shanda Games Limited (NASDAQ: GAME) ("Shanda Games" or the "Company"), a leading online game developer, operator and publisher in China, announced today that, at an extraordinary general meeting held today, the Company's shareholders voted in favor of the proposal to authorize and approve the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Merger Agreement") dated as of April 3, 2015, as amended and restated on September 23, 2015, among the Company, Capitalhold Limited ("Parent") and Capitalcorp Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent ("Merger Sub"), pursuant to which Merger Sub will be merged with and into the Company with the Company continuing as the surviving company (the "Merger") and to authorize and approve any and all transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, including the Merger.
Approximately 84.5% of the Company's total outstanding ordinary shares, representing 94.1% voting rights of the Company entitled to vote at the extraordinary general meeting voted in person or by proxy at today's extraordinary general meeting. Of those voting rights, approximately 99.3% were voted in favor of the proposal to authorize and approve the Merger Agreement and any and all transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, including the Merger.
The parties currently expect to complete the Merger within the month, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement. Upon completion of the Merger, the Company will become a privately held company and its American depositary shares, each representing two Class A ordinary shares, will no longer be listed on NASDAQ.
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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
Stefanie Guo, Investor Relations
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