The9 Limited Announces Appointment of President

  SHANGHAI, China, March 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The9 Limited (Nasdaq: NCTY - News; "The9"), a leading online game operator in China, today announced that it has appointed Ms. Xiaowei Chen as President of the company, effective May 16, 2008. Ms. Chen will be responsible for managing the company''s operations and strategic development, and will report to Mr. Jun Zhu, The9''s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.Prior to joining The9, Ms. Chen served as President of CDC Games and China.com. From August 2003 to June 2005, she was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, New York. Prior to that, Ms. Chen served as anchor and executive producer at China Central Television (CCTV), as well as an independent TV producer. In 2006, Ms. Chen was recognized as one of the outstanding female figures in China for her contributions to the Chinese economy. Ms. Chen received her Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Science & Technology of China.Mr. Zhu commented: "We are pleased to have Xiaowei join our management team as President. Xiaowei brings a unique international background and global vision, rich management and strategic development experiences in the gaming industry, as well as her expertise in related industries such as media and entertainment, which are all very important elements to The9''s future development. We believe the appointment of Xiaowei as President will be a strong addition to our management team and will lay a solid foundation for our further development."About The9 LimitedThe9 Limited is a leading online game operator in China. The9''s business is primarily focused on operating and developing high-quality games for the Chinese online game market. The9 directly or through affiliates operates licensed MMORPGs, consisting of MU?, Blizzard Entertainment?''s World of Warcraft?, Soul of The Ultimate Nation(TM), Granado Espada, and its first proprietary MMORPG, Joyful Journey West(TM), in mainland China. It has also obtained exclusive licenses to operate additional MMORPGs and advanced casual games in mainland China, including Guild Wars, Hellgate: London, Ragnarok Online 2, Emil Chronicle Online, Huxley(TM), FIFA Online 2, Audition 2, Field of Honor and Audition. In addition, The9 is also developing two proprietary MMORPG games, Fantastic Melody Online(TM) and Warriors of Fate Online.Safe Harbor StatementThis announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. Among other things, the business outlook and quotations from management in this press release contain forward-looking statements. The9 may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Forms 20-F and 6-K, etc., in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about The9''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, The9''s limited operating history as an online game operator, political and economic policies of the Chinese government, the laws and regulations governing the online game industry, information disseminated over the Internet and Internet content providers in China, intensified government regulation of Internet cafes, The9''s ability to retain existing players and attract new players, license, develop or acquire additional online games that are appealing to users, anticipate and adapt to changing consumer preferences and respond to competitive market conditions, and other risks and uncertainties outlined in The9''s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual reports on Form 20-F. The9 does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.For further information, please contact: Ms. Dahlia Wei Senior Manager, Investor Relations The9 Limited Tel: +86-21-5172-9990 Email: IR@corp.the9.com Website: Source: The9 Limited   (责任编辑:admin)