BEIJING, June 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix New Media Limited ("Phoenix New Media", "ifeng" or the "Company") (NYSE: FENG), a leading new media company in China, today announced certain update on the proposed sale of 32% of the total outstanding shares of Particle Inc. ("Particle") to Run Liang Tai Management Limited ("Run Liang Tai") and its designated entities (the "Proposed Buyers") for a total consideration of US$448 million in cash (the "Proposed Transaction").
As previously announced by the Company, the Company entered into a share purchase agreement (the "SPA") with Run Liang Tai for the Proposed Transaction on March 22, 2019; the Proposed Buyers have paid cash deposit of US$100 million to the Company; and completion of the Proposed Transaction is subject to certain closing conditions specified in the SPA (the "Closing Conditions").
The Company sent a completion confirmation letter to Run Liang Tai on May 31, 2019 to confirm the satisfaction of all of the Closing Conditions. Run Liang Tai, however, disputed the satisfaction of certain Closing Conditions. The Company is in discussion with Run Liang Tai in order to find an amicable resolution. However, there can be no assurance that the dispute will be resolved in the Company's favor, and there can be no assurance that the Proposed Transaction will ever be closed.
About Phoenix New Media Limited
Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) is a leading new media company providing premium content on an integrated Internet platform, including PC and mobile, in China. Having originated from a leading global Chinese language TV network based in Hong Kong, Phoenix TV, the Company enables consumers to access professional news and other quality information and share user-generated content on the Internet through their PCs and mobile devices. Phoenix New Media's platform includes its PC channel, consisting of ifeng.com website, which comprises interest-based verticals and interactive services; its mobile channel, consisting of mobile news applications, mobile video application, digital reading applications and mobile Internet website; and its operations with the telecom operators that provides mobile value-added services.
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