GUANGZHOU, China, Nov. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CNinsure Inc. (Nasdaq:CISG) (the "Company" or "CNinsure"), a leading independent online-to-offline financial services provider operating in China, today announced that it will hold an extraordinary general meeting ("EGM") of shareholders at its executive office at 27/F, Pearl River Tower, No. 15 West Zhujiang Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China, at 9:00a.m. on December 6, 2016, local time. Holders of record of ordinary shares of the Company at the close of business on November 4, 2016, U.S. Eastern Time, or their proxy holders, are entitled to vote at the EGM or any adjournment or postponement thereof. Holders of the Company's American depositary shares ("ADSs") who wish to exercise their voting rights for the underlying ordinary shares must act through the depositary of the Company's ADS program, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. At the EGM, the Company proposes to (i) change its name from "CNinsure Inc." to "Fanhua Inc." and (ii) amend its memorandum and articles of association to reflect the name change. After the name change, the Company also intends to change its ticker symbol from "CISG" to "FANH". These changes are intended to reflect the Company's current business direction as it is committed to becoming a leading diversified financial services provider, and to expanding its business scope beyond insurance distribution and services to offer comprehensive financial products and services to its clients. The notice of the EGM and voting instruction card for ADS holders are available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at http://ir.cninsure.net/. About CNinsure Inc.CNinsure Inc. is a leading independent online-to-offline financial services provider. Through our online platforms and offline sales and service network, we offer a wide variety of financial products and services to individuals and businesses, including property and casualty and life insurance products. We also provide insurance claims adjusting services, such as damage assessments, surveys, authentications and loss estimations, as well as value-added services, such as emergency vehicle roadside assistance. Our online platforms include (1) CNpad, a mobile sales support application, (2) Baoxian.com, an online entry portal for comparing and purchasing health, accident, travel and homeowner insurance products, and (3) eHuzhu ( www.ehuzhu.com), a non-profit online mutual aid platform in China. Our extensive distribution and service network covers 29 provinces in China, including most economically developed regions and cities.