BEIJING, April 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd. (“ChinaCache” or the “Company”) (CCIH), a leading total solutions provider of Internet content and application delivery services in China, today announced that it has terminated the definitive agreement (the “Agreement”) disclosed on March 6, 2017, to sell 79% of the Company’s equity interest in ChinaCache Xin Run Technology (Beijing) Co. Limited (“Xin Run”), which owns and operates the Company’s Internet data center business, to Tianjin Shuishan Technology Co, Ltd., Shanghai Qiaoyong Equity Interest Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd. and Tianjin Dingsheng Zhida Technology Co., Ltd. for a total consideration of RMB221.1 million.
Tianjin Shuishan Technology Co, Ltd., and Tianjin Dingsheng Zhida Technology Co., Ltd. are controlled by Mr. Song Wang, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of ChinaCache. The termination of the Agreement was approved by the Company’s Audit Committee. None of the parties to the Agreement incurred a breakup fee due to the termination.
The Company’s strategic decision to terminate the Agreement was made in recognition of the perceived value of the assets in light of increasing market demand for Internet data center services and the belief that Xin Run can effectively be leveraged as part of the Company’s offering package to customers, thus better positioning the Company for long-term growth.
“China is rapidly adopting a digital lifestyle and Cloud and new data-intensive technologies, such as AI and big data analytics, are fanning demand for increasing Internet data center capacity and related services,” said Mr. Song Wang. “With ten Internet data centers in Beijing hosting capacity for 12,400 racks, Xin Run is growing quickly and capturing wide-spread demand from government agencies and businesses, including several leading Internet and Cloud service enterprises. Against this backdrop, we see a compelling value proposition as we offer customers total solution services, comprised of our Internet data centers, Internet and Cloud exchange centers and our extensive content delivery network. We believe this three-layered structured network will provide an integrated and broad-base of operations from which we can capitalize on our strengths and deliver sustained shareholder value.”
About ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd.
ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd. (CCIH) is a leading total solutions provider of Internet content and application delivery services in China. Through its distinctive 3-tier Internet ecosystem, China Cache also offers Internet data center management, Internet Exchange operations and cloud hosting services. ChinaCache’s network is interconnected with those operated by the three dominating telecom carriers (China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom) and local Internet service providers in China. With two decades of experience in developing solutions tailored to China’s complex Internet infrastructure, ChinaCache has helped enterprises, SME clients, government agencies and other organizations enhance the reliability and scalability of their online services and applications within Mainland China. To learn more about ChinaCache and how it has improved end-user experience, please visit ir.chinacache.com.
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