BEIJING, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Jiayuan.com International Ltd. ("Jiayuan" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: DATE), operator of the largest online dating platform in China, today announced that its Board of Directors (the "Board") has established a special committee (the "Special Committee") to consider the non-binding proposal letter, dated March 3, 2015 (the "Proposal Letter"), from Vast Profit Holdings Limited ("Vast Profit") that proposes a "going-private" transaction involving the acquisition of all of the outstanding ordinary shares of the Company not already owned by Vast Profit (the "Proposed Transaction").
The Special Committee is composed of the following independent directors who are not affiliated with Vast Profit: Messrs. JP Gan, Paul Keung and Gaofei Wang. Mr. Gan will serve as the chairperson of the Special Committee. The Board cautions the Company’s shareholders and others considering trading in the Company’s securities that no decisions have been made by the Special Committee with respect to the Company’s response to the proposal and there can be no assurance that any definitive offer will be made, that any agreement will be executed or that this or any other transaction will be approved or consummated.
In addition, the Company today announced that Mr. Jianzhang Liang resigned from his position as a director of the Company, effective March 10, 2015, for personal reasons and not because of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices. Mr. Gan will replace Mr. Liang as the chairperson of the compensation committee.
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 2014, according to iResearch. Jiayuan recorded an average of 5.4 million monthly active user accounts in the fourth quarter of 2014. Every two of Jiayuan’s American Depositary Shares represent three ordinary shares.
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