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SINA Announces Departure of Director Yongji Duan
Mar 31, 2008 (06:03 AM EDT)
SHANGHAI, China, March 31 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- SINA Corporation , a leading online media company and mobile value-added service (MVAS) provider for China and for the global Chinese communities, today announced that Mr. Yongji Duan has vacated his seat on the Board of Directors of the company, effective immediately. Concurrent with his departure as a Director from SINA's Board of Directors, Mr. Duan will also no longer serve as SINA's Chairman of the Board of Directors or on the Compensation Committee, effective immediately.
Concurrently, SINA's Board of Directors has appointed Yan Wang, currently Vice Chairman of the Board, to also serve as Acting Chairman of SINA's Board of Directors, effectively immediately.
SINA Corporation is a leading online media company and value-added information service (VAS) provider for China and for global Chinese communities. With a branded network of localized web sites targeting Greater China and overseas Chinese, SINA provides services through five major business lines including SINA.com (online news and content), SINA Mobile (mobile value-added services), SINA Community (community-based services and games), SINA.net (search and enterprise services) and SINA E-Commerce (online shopping). Together these provide an array of services including region- focused online portals, mobile value-added services, search and directory, interest-based and community-building channels, free and premium email, online games, virtual ISP, classified listings, fee-based services, e-commerce and enterprise e-solutions.
Safe Harbor Statement
This announcement contains forward-looking statements that relate to, among other things, SINA's strategic and operational plans. SINA may also make forward-looking statements in the Company's periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual report to shareholders, in its proxy statements, in its offering circulars and prospectuses, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. SINA assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements in this release and elsewhere. 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. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, SINA's limited operating history, the uncertain regulatory landscape in the People's Republic of China, the changes by mobile operators in China to their policies for MVAS, the Company's ability to develop and market other MVAS products, fluctuations in quarterly operating results, the Company's reliance on online advertising sales and MVAS for a majority of its revenues, the Company's reliance on mobile operators in China to provide MVAS, any failure to successfully develop and introduce new products and any failure to successfully integrate acquired businesses. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in SINA's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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