July 19, 2013
Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd.
("Qihoo 360" or the "Company") (NYSE: QIHU), a leading Internet company in China, today commented on recent media reports related to certain market speculations.
The Company is aware of recent media reports regarding certain potential transactions by Qihoo 360. From time to time, the Company has been, and continues to be, exploring various potential investment and strategic alliance opportunities. No agreement has been reached with respect to a significant transaction in such nature. In keeping with its U.S. securities law obligations and as a matter of good investor relations, Qihoo 360 will update the market should there be any new material development.
About Qihoo 360
Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. (NYSE: QIHU) is a leading Internet company in
. The Company is also the number one provider of Internet and mobile security products in
as measured by its user base, according to iResearch. Qihoo 360 also provides users with secure access points to the Internet via its market leading web browsers and mobile app stores. The Company has built one of the largest open Internet platforms in
and monetizes its massive user base primarily through online advertising and through Internet value-added services on its open platform.
This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these forward- looking statements by terminology such as "will," "expects," "believes," "anticipates," "intends," "estimates" and similar statements. Among other things, the management's quotations and the "Business Outlook" section contain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about Qihoo 360 and the industry. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the Company's ability to continue to innovate and provide attractive products and services to attract and retain users; the Company's ability to keep up with rapid changes in technologies and Internet-enabled devices; the Company's ability to leverage its user base to attract customers for our revenue-generating services; and the Company's dependence on online advertising for a substantial portion of our revenues; and the Company's ability to compete effectively. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of the press release, and Qihoo 360 undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although Qihoo 360 believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that its expectations will turn out to be correct, and investors are cautioned that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results. Further information regarding risks and uncertainties faced by Qihoo 360 is included in Qihoo 360's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F dated
April 19, 2013