BEIJING and DALLAS, December 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – NQ Mobile, Inc. ("NQ Mobile" or the "Company") (NYSE: NQ), a leading global provider of mobile internet services, announced today that it has entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding ("MOU") with Tack Fiori International Group Limited ("Tack Fiori") (Stock code:928.HK), a company incorporated in the Cayman Islands with limited liability and listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "HK Stock Exchange"). As contemplated under the MOU, Tack Fiori proposes to purchase 100% of the equity interests in, and assume all liabilities of, FL Mobile by paying a total consideration of between US$570 million and US$630 million payable by way of allotment and issue of certain number of new shares of Tack Fiori at an issue price per new share which shall represent a discount of 10% to 20% to the average closing price per share of Tack Fiori as quoted on the HK Stock Exchange for the last thirty consecutive trading days up to and including the day immediately prior to the date of the MOU to NQ Mobile and other shareholders of FL Mobile, which shall be documented by a sale and purchase agreement to be negotiated and executed by and among Tack Fiori, NQ Mobile and other shareholders of FL Mobile (the "Proposed Transaction"). The MOU contemplates that, after the completion of the Proposed Transaction, NQ Mobile and/or its affiliates shall become the controlling shareholders of Tack Fiori. The Proposed Transaction constitutes a very substantial acquisition for Tack Fiori under the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.
Completion of the Proposed Transaction shall be conditional upon the fulfilment of certain conditions, including but not limited to the obtaining of all necessary third party, governmental and regulatory consents, approvals and waivers, including the grant of a whitewash waiver of the obligation to make a mandatory general offer for the shares of Tack Fiori under Rule 26 of the Hong Kong Code on Takeovers and Mergers and Share Buybacks, the approval of the Proposed Transaction by the boards of directors of the parties involved, and the approval by Tack Fiori’s independent shareholders at an extraordinary general meeting to be convened. No binding contract will exist between the parties unless and until they sign and deliver one or more definitive agreements which will contain material terms not set forth in the MOU.
About NQ Mobile
NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) is a leading global provider of consumer and enterprise mobile Internet services. NQ Mobile’s portfolio of offerings includes mobile security and productivity, mobile search, mobile games & advertising applications for the consumer market and consulting, mobile platforms, and mobility management services for the enterprise market. NQ Mobile maintains dual headquarters in Dallas, Texas, USA and Beijing, China. For more information on NQ Mobile, please visit http://www.nq.com
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