Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. Appoints Citigroup Depositary for Nasdaq Listed ADR Program
New York, February 9, 2005
– Citigroup Depositary Receipt Services, the leading depositary
bank, announced today that it has established an American Depositary
Receipt (ADR) program for Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. (Hurray!), a leading
provider of wireless value added services in China. The company is
headquartered in Beijing, China.
The ADRs are now listed on the Nasdaq under the symbol HRAY (CUSIP 447773 10 2). Each Nasdaq traded ADS represents 100 ordinary shares.
“We look forward to supporting Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. as the company expands its visibility and reach among U.S. investors,” said Sanjeev Nanavati, Managing Director of Citigroup Depositary Receipt Services.
“The Nasdaq listed ADR program will be an important step forward for Hurray! as we look to expand access to investors in the world’s largest capital market. We are committed to uphold the highest standards for our customers and shareholders,” said Jesse Liu, Chief Financial Officer of Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. (Hurray!) provides wireless value-added services for mobile phones and related software technologies in China. The company is one of the market leaders in terms of revenue in providing Wireless Application Protocol, or WAP, services over China's 2.5G networks. WAP is the predominant 2.5G service available in China and enables mobile phone users to directly access, browse, search and download content through their mobile phones, using WAP portals provided by the mobile operators. Hurray! also provides 2G services such as short messaging services, or SMS, and interactive voice response services, or IVR. Additionally, the company designs, develops, sells and supports a services provisioning and management software platform called VASPro, and is the sole provider to China Unicom for its nationwide WAP portal. For further information, visit www.hurray.com.
For background on Citigroup ADR programs as well as industry trends and developments, visit www.citigroup.com/adr.
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