Youku Tudou Announces Up to US$300 Million Share Repurchase Program
BEIJING, August 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Youku Tudou Inc. (NYSE: YOKU), China’s leading Internet television company (“Youku Tudou” or the “Company”), today announced that the board of the Company has approved a new share repurchase program whereby Youku Tudou may purchase its own American depositary shares (“ADSs”) with an aggregate value of up to US$300 million. The Company expects to fund the repurchase out of its existing cash balance, including cash generated from its operations. The proposed share repurchase may be effected on the open market at prevailing market prices and/or in negotiated transactions off the market from time to time as market conditions warrant in accordance with applicable requirements of Rule 10b5-1 and/or Rule 10b-18 under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
About Youku Tudou Inc.
Youku Tudou Inc. (NYSE: YOKU) is China’s leading Internet television company. Its Youku and Tudou Internet television platforms enable users to search, view and share high-quality video content quickly and easily across multiple devices. Its Youku brand and Tudou brand are among the most recognized online video brands in China. Youku Tudou’s American depositary shares, each representing 18 of Youku Tudou’s Class A ordinary shares, are traded on the NYSE under the symbol “YOKU.”
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For more information, please contact:
Corporate Finance Senior Director
Youku Tudou Inc.
Tel: (+8610) 5885-1881 x6090