SHANGHAI, May 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The9 Limited (NCTY) ("The9" or the "Company"), an established Internet company, today announced that it will change the ratio of its American Depositary Share ("ADS") to ordinary shares from one (1) ADS representing one (1) ordinary share to one (1) ADS representing three (3) ordinary shares, effective May 9, 2018.
For The9's ADS holders, the change in the ADS ratio will have the same effect as a one-for-three reverse ADS split. Effective May 9, 2018, ADS holders of The9 will be required on a mandatory basis to surrender their old ADS to the depositary bank for cancellation at the rate of three (3) old ADSs for one (1) new ADS. Holders in the Direct Registration System and in the Depository Trust Company will have their ADSs automatically exchanged and need not take any actions. Only whole ADSs will be distributed. The depositary bank will attempt to sell any fractional ADSs and distribute the cash proceeds. The ADS ratio change will have no impact on The9's underlying ordinary shares.
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About The9 Limited
The9 Limited is an Internet company based in China. The9 has stepped into blockchain-related business. The9 also develops and/or operates, directly or through its affiliates, its proprietary mobile games and web games, including the CrossFire New Mobile Game, Audition mobile, Knight Forever and Q Jiang San Guo.