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HANGZHOU, China, Aug. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sky-mobi Limited ("Sky-mobi" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:MOBI), a leading mobile application store and mobile social network community operator in China, today announced that its board of directors has approved a share repurchase program.
The board has authorized the Company to repurchase up to US$10 million of its own American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") during the period from August 13, 2012 to August 12, 2013. The repurchases will be made from time to time on the open market at prevailing market prices, in negotiated transactions off the market, in block trades or otherwise. The timing and extent of any purchases will depend upon market conditions, the trading price of ADSs and other factors, and subject to the restrictions relating to volume, price and timing under applicable law, including Rule 10b-18 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Company expects to implement this share repurchase program in a manner consistent with market condition and the interest of the shareholders. The Company's board of directors will review the share repurchase program periodically, and may authorize adjustment of its terms and size accordingly.
"A variety of factors have impacted the valuation of US listed Chinese stocks in recent months, and resulted in Sky-mobi's stock trading at what we believe to be a significantly undervalued level," said Mr. Michael Song, Sky-mobi's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We have made significant progress in the smart phone segment and are confident about establishing a leading market position in the segment through the year. Our strong balance sheet and cash flow from the feature phone business provides strong financial base to execute our smart phone strategy. At the same time, we feel it is important to use a portion of our cash to enhance shareholder value."
About Sky-mobi Limited
Sky-mobi Limited operates the leading mobile application store in China based on number of user visits, downloads and handset manufacture partners. The Company works with handset companies to pre-install its Maopao mobile application store on handsets and with content providers to provide users with applications and content titles. Users of its Maopao store can browse, download, and enjoy a range of applications and content, such as single-player games, mobile music, and books. The Company's Maopao store enables mobile applications and content to be downloaded and run on various mobile handsets with different hardware and operating system configurations. The Company also operates a mobile social network community in China, the Maopao Community, where it offers mobile social games, as well as applications and content with social network functions to its registered members. The Company is based in Hangzhou, the People's Republic of China. For more information, please visit:
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CONTACT: Sky-mobi Limited
Mr. Carl Yeung, CFO
Phone: +(86) 571-87770978 (Hangzhou)
CCG Investor Relations
Elaine Ketchmere, Partner and VP
Phone: +(1) 310-954-1345 (Los Angeles)