Camelot Information Systems Inc. Announces Receipt of "Going Private" Proposal
at US$1.85 Per ADS
BEIJING, March 12, 2013
BEIJING, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/-- Camelot Information Systems Inc.
("Camelot" or the "Company") (NYSE: CIS), a leading domestic provider of
enterprise application services and financial industry information technology
services in China, today announced that its Board of Directors has received a
preliminary non-binding proposal letter dated March 12, 2013 from its Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Simon Yiming Ma ("Mr. Ma"), its President,
Ms. Heidi Chou ("Ms. Chou"), and its Executive Vice President and the Chief
Executive Officer of CFITS, a subsidiary of the Company, Mr. Yuhui Wang
(together with Mr. Ma and Ms. Chou, the "Buyer Group"), to acquire all of the
outstanding shares of the Company not currently owned by the Buyer Group and
their respective affiliates and certain other management members of the
Company who may choose to join the Buyer Group in a going private transaction
for US$1.85 per American Depositary Share ("ADS", each ADS representing 4
ordinary shares of the Company) in cash, subject to certain conditions.
According to the proposal letter, the acquisition is intended to be financed
through a combination of debt and equity capital, and the Buyer Group has been
in discussion with a financial institution which has expressed interest in
financing the proposed acquisition.
The Company's Board of Directors has formed a special committee of independent
directors (the "Independent Committee") consisting of Mr. Jian Wang, Mr. David
Dahu Wang, and Ms. Joanna Wang, to consider this proposal.Mr. Jian Wang will
serve as chairman of the Independent Committee.The Independent Committee will
retain a financial advisor and legal counsel to assist it in its work.
The Board of Directors cautions the Company's shareholders and others
considering trading in its securities that the Board just received the
preliminary non-binding proposal from the Buyer Group and no decisions have
been made by the Independent Committee with respect to the Company's response
to the proposal. There can be no assurance that any definitive offer will be
made, that any agreement will be executed or that this or any other
transaction will be approved or consummated.
ABOUT CAMELOT INFORMATION SYSTEMS INC.
Camelot is a leading domestic provider of enterprise application services and
financial industry information technology ("IT") services in China, focusing
on the high end of the IT value chain. The Company is the largest domestic
provider of SAP-based Enterprise Resource Planning services in China, as
measured by its 2010 revenues and the number of SAP consultants as of December
31, 2010, according to International Data Corporation ("IDC"). IDC also ranked
Camelot the number-one service provider in the banking testing market in 2010.
Camelot also operates in other areas of the Asia Pacific region, including
Taiwan and Japan. The Company provides services to a wide range of industries,
including financial services, resources and energy, manufacturing and
automobiles, technology, as well as telecommunications, media and education.
This press release contains statements that may constitute "forward-looking"
statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as
amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended,
and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties
that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially
different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or
implied by these forward-looking statements. A number of factors could cause
actual results to differ materially from those contained in any
forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: the
Company's growth strategies, the Company's ability to attract and retain
skilled professionals, the market of IT services in China, the wages of IT
professionals, the Company's ability to serve, retain, and attract customers.
Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Camelot's
filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual
report on Form 20-F. Camelot does not undertake any obligation to update any
forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or
otherwise, except as required under applicable law.
Company Contact: Investor Relations Contacts:
Ms. Jojo Guo, Investor Relations Manager CCG Investor Relations
Tel: +1 (646) 371-6533 Mr. Crocker Coulson, President
E-mail: email@example.com Tel: +1 (646) 213-1915
Mr. John Harmon, CFA, Sr. Account
Tel: +86 (10) 8573 1014 (Beijing)
SOURCE Camelot Information Systems Inc.
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