BEIJING, Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Changyou.com Limited (“Changyou” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CYOU), a leading online game developer and operator in China, today announced that on January 30, 2018 its board of directors (the “Board”) received a letter from Dr. Charles Zhang, the Chairman of the Board of the Company, regarding the previously-announced non-binding proposal (the “Proposal”) that the Board received on May 22, 2017 from Dr. Zhang for the acquisition of all outstanding shares in the registrant, including shares represented by American depositary shares (the “Proposed Transaction”), by an acquisition vehicle to be formed by Dr. Zhang. Dr. Zhang stated in the letter that he was submitting the letter to reaffirm his commitment to the Proposed Transaction and to advise the Board that he is reviewing the purchase price he originally proposed. A copy of Dr. Zhang’s letter is attached hereto as Exhibit A.
The Proposal remains non-binding. Dr. Zhang has not indicated what his review of the purchase price might entail or what further steps, if any, he might take in that regard.
As previously announced, the Board has formed a special committee (the “Special Committee”) to consider and evaluate the Proposal. The Special Committee cautions the Company’s shareholders and others considering trading in the Company’s securities that no decision has been made by the Special Committee or the Board with respect to the Proposal or the Proposed Transaction, and there can be no assurance that any definitive offer will be made, any agreement will be executed or that this or any other transaction will be approved or consummated.
Safe Harbor Statement
This announcement may contain forward-looking statements. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. The Company cautions you that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. There can be no assurance that any definitive offer relating to the Proposal will be made; that any definitive agreement relating to the Proposal will be entered into by the Company; or that a transaction based on the Proposal or any other similar transaction will be approved or consummated.
Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ: CYOU) is a leading developer and operator of online games in China with a diverse portfolio of popular online games , such