Saturday, September 8, 2012

Mobile Internet company’s holder announces lock-up

NQ Mobile Inc., a global provider of mobile Internet services, announced that its substantial holder, the British Virgin Islands-incorporated company RPL Holdings Limited, agreed to a two-year voluntary lock-up. That means that it will not sell any of its holdings until September 2014.

RPL is owned and controlled by the three founders of NQ Mobile, Dr. Henry Yu Lin, Dr. Vincent Wenyong Shi, and Mr. Xu Zhou. As of June 30, 2012, the BVI company held 50,352,941 Class B common shares of NQ Mobile, which represented approximately 21.2 per cent of NQ Mobile’s outstanding common shares. Also, Dr. Henry Yu Lin and Dr. Vincent Wenyong Shi have agreed not to sell during the lock-up period any other NQ Mobile shares, including shares underlying stock options held by them, totalling 5.35 million Class B common shares assuming exercise of all the outstanding options.