Yucheng Technologies Limited Announces Receipt Of "Going Private" Proposal
BEIJING, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Yucheng Technologies Limited (Nasdaq: YTEC) ("Yucheng," the "Company," "we," "us" and "our"), a leading provider of IT Solutions to the financial services industry in China, today announced that its board of directors has received a preliminary, non-binding proposal (the "Proposal") from Mr. Weidong Hong, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Yucheng, to acquire all of the outstanding ordinary shares of the Company not currently owned, legally or beneficially, by Mr. Hong and companies controlled by Mr. Hong in cash at a proposed price of $3.80 per ordinary share. Mr. Hong currently beneficially owns approximately 16.1% of the Company's ordinary shares. Please refer to the enclosed Exhibit A for a copy of the proposal.
The Company's board of directors has formed an independent committee (the "Independent Committee") of independent directors, composed of Mr. Yingjun Li, Mr. Zhengong Chang, and Mr. Tianqin Chen, and elected Mr. Yingjun Li as its chairman, to consider the Proposal by Mr. Hong. The Independent Committee has the authority to retain independent legal and financial advisors to assist it. There can be no assurance that any definitive offer will be made, that any agreement will be executed or that a transaction with Mr. Hong or any other transaction will be approved or consummated.
About Yucheng Technologies Limited
Yucheng Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: YTEC - News) is a leading IT service provider to the Chinese financial service providers. Headquartered in Beijing, China, Yucheng services clients from its nationwide network with approximately 2,800 employees. Yucheng provides a comprehensive suite of IT solutions to Chinese Banks including: (i) Channel Solutions, such as e-banking and call centers; (ii) Business Solutions, such as core banking systems and loan management; and (iii) Management Solutions, such as risk analytics and business intelligence. The independent research firm IDC named Yucheng the No. 1 market share leader in China's Banking IT solution market in 2010. For more information about Yucheng Technologies Limited, please visit www.yuchengtech.com.Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements The information contained in this document is as of May 21, 2012 . Yucheng assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this document as a result of new information or future events or developments. This press release includes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward looking terminology, such as '' may, '' '' will, '' '' expect, '' '' intend, '' '' estimate, '' '' anticipate, '' '' believe, '' '' project '' or '' continue '' or the negative thereof or other similar words. Such forward-looking statements, based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Yucheng ' s management, are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from the forward looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements: current dependence on the PRC banking industry demand for the products and services of Yucheng; competition from other service providers in the PRC and international consulting firms; the ability to update and expand product and service offerings; retention and hiring of qualified employees; protection of intellectual property; creating and maintaining quality product offerings; and operating a business in the PRC with its changing economic and regulatory environment. A further list and description of these risks, uncertainties, and other matters can be found in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, and in our interim current reports on Form 6-K filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov . For more information about Yucheng, please visit www.yuchengtech.com. Exhibit A: Text of the Proposal
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