During the 2012 third quarter, the Company closed on two private placements with certain accredited investors pursuant to which the Company sold an aggregate of 7.0 million shares of the Company’s common stock at a price of $1.00 per share. Additionally during the 2012 third quarter, all of the Company’s investors from its February 2012 Convertible Note Offering agreed to convert their Convertible Notes (including accrued interest) into common shares at $1.00 per share.
As part of the Company’s initiative to divest non-performing businesses and based on a study of the performance and projections of Wuxi Ruizhong Advertising Co. Ltd. ("Wuxi Ruizhong"), the Company agreed to divest Wuxi Ruizhong back to its previous owners and eliminate the related earnout liability of $0.3 million, other liabilities of $0.3 million and income tax payable of $0.7 million. In connection with this divestment, the Wuxi founders returned to the Company for cancelation the 132,272 shares previously issued to them for settlement of the Company’s earnout obligations. As of November 30, 2012, Wuxi Ruizhong's operating results will no longer form part of the Company's consolidated financial statements. The Company believes that the cost savings from not carrying out the remaining earnout obligations pursuant to the acquisition agreement for Wuxi Ruizhong frees up the Company's resources for use in other more promising opportunities.
Peter W.H. Tan, Chief Executive Officer of Tiger Media remarked, “The results of the nine months of 2012 shows a trend of decreased revenue for the Company as we focus on improving the margins and the bottom line and continue to streamline our business by closing unprofitable offices and divesting certain subsidiaries and eliminating the underlying earnout liability in order to pursue more accretive concession opportunities. These actions however, resulted in reduced performance in the first nine month of 2012. Going forward, we believe that we will create significant shareholder value through strategic, long term proprietary concessions with prominent partners. We have additional potential concessions and acquisition opportunities in our pipeline and we expect additional announcements shortly.
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