BEIJING, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- IFM Investments Limited (NYSE: CTC) ("Century 21 China Real Estate" or the "Company"), a leading comprehensive real estate services provider and the exclusive franchisor for the CENTURY 21® brand in China, today announced that it will change the ratio of its American depositary shares ("ADSs") to Class A ordinary shares from 1:15 to 1:45 (the "Ratio Change"). The effective date is expected to be on April 16, 2012.
Pursuant to the Ratio Change, the record holders of the Company's ADS as of the effective date will be entitled to receive one (1) new ADS, each representing forty-five (45) Shares, in exchange for every three (3) ADSs held by them. No new Shares will be issued in connection with the Ratio Change. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. will contact ADS holders and arrange for the exchange of their current ADSs for new ADSs. As a result of this Ratio Change, the ADS price is expected to automatically increase proportionally. The Company can give no assurance, however, that the post-change ADS price will be equal to or greater than the pre-change ADS price multiplied by the ratio.
About Century 21 China Real Estate
IFM Investments Limited ("Century 21 China Real Estate" or "CTC") is a leading comprehensive real estate services provider and the exclusive franchisor for the CENTURY 21® brand in China. CTC primarily focuses on China's fast-growing and highly fragmented secondary real estate market, providing company-owned brokerage services, franchise services, mortgage management services, primary services, commercial services and fund management services. CTC has experienced substantial growth since it commenced operations in 2000, and received numerous awards and recognition as franchisor and real estate services provider for its service quality and business achievements. Century 21 China Real Estate became a public company in January 2010 and its ADSs currently trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CTC." For more information about CTC, please visit http://www.century21cn.com/english.