SaveVisionChina.com Launched to Restore Company's Potential
Site Allows Shareholders to Express Frustration to Independent Board Members
SHANGHAI, Dec. 20, 2012
SHANGHAI, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --With VisionChina Media's (Nasdaq:
VISN) common stock having lost more than 95 percent of its value in the past
two years, a new web site, SaveVisionChina.com, has been launched that allows
stakeholders to contact the Company's independent directors to press for
Those independent directors are:
oYanqing Liang, Director of Beijing Zhonghe Qingrun Investment Co., Ltd.
oXisong Tan, Chairwoman of Hairun Ogilvy Entertainment Distribution and
oArthur Wong, CFO of GreenTree Inns Hotel Management Group and Director of
Besunyen Holding Co.
oKit Leong Low, CFO of Focus Media
The plunge in VisionChina's market value has occurred despite robust growth in
China's digital media market, where VisionChina has an enviable position in
key Tier-1 Chinese subway and bus-based advertising markets.
"It is absolutely untenable to maintain the status quo at a company that has
so clearly lost its way. VisionChina's independent directors need to take
bold action to revive the company so that it can reach its full potential,"
said Thomas G. Tsao, founder of Shanghai-based Gobi Partners, which launched
the site in partnership with Oak Investment Partners.
Oak and Gobi are major shareholders in VisionChina.
Published in both Chinese and English, the web site features an approximate
running total of a portion of the damages that Gobi and Oak are seeking from
VisionChina and Vision Best for their failure to pay for the acquisition of
Digital Media Group (DMG) from Oak and Gobi.
"The counter on the home page of the web site estimates, in real time, the
principal amount of $60 million plus the accumulating interest, which
represents only a portion of the damages sought by us from VisionChina," Mr.
Tsao said. "The number is increasing rapidly and is another reminder of the
urgent need for VisionChina's independent directors to take action."
Oak and Gobi plan to pursue additional damages in connection with VisionChina
and Vision Best's breach of their agreements to purchase DMG. Oak and Gobi
expect total damages to exceed $100 million.
About Oak Investment Partners
Oak Investment Partners is a multi-stage venture capital firm based in the
United States, with offices in Palo Alto, CA; Greenwich, CT; and Minneapolis,
MN. Oak's primary investment focus is on high-growth opportunities in
Broadband Internet and Wireless Communications, Information Technology and
Software Outsourced Services, Consumer Internet/New Media, Financial Services
Technology, Healthcare Information and Services, Clean Energy, and Retail.
Over a 33-year history, Oak has achieved a strong track record as a
stage-independent investor funding more than 475 companies at key points in
About Gobi Partners
Founded in 2002, Gobi Partners is a venture capital firm with its headquarters
and incubation center in Shanghai and additional offices in Beijing,
Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and Tianjin, as well as an overseas office in
Singapore.A leading investor in early stage digital media and technology
companies in Greater China, Gobi currently manages five funds.Since its
establishment, Gobi has funded dozens of early to traction stage companies and
continues to invest actively in the region.
SOURCE Oak Investment Partners; Gobi Partners
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