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REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16
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Commission File Number: 001-35158
PHOENIX NEW MEDIA LIMITED
Sinolight Plaza, Floor 16
No. 4 Qiyang Road
Wangjing, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100102
Peoples Republic of China
(Address of principal executive offices)
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|Exhibit 99.1 Press release: Phoenix New Media Announces Further Update on Proposed Sale of Investment in Yidian|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|PHOENIX NEW MEDIA LIMITED|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|
|Date: January 21, 2020|
Phoenix New Media Announces Further Update on Proposed Sale of Investment in Yidian
BEIJING, China, January 21, 2020 Phoenix New Media Limited (Phoenix New Media, ifeng or the Company) (NYSE: FENG), a leading new media company in China, today announced that it has entered into an agreement (the Co-Sale Agreement) with Long De Cheng Zhang (Tianjin) Investment Management Center and Long De Holdings (Hong Kong) Co., Limited (collectively, the Long De Entities) to settle the dispute with respect to the Long De Entities co-sale rights under the existing shareholders agreement of Particle Inc. (Particle or Yidian) as previously announced by the Company. The co-sale rights were alleged in connection with the Companys sale of shares of Particle to Run Liang Tai and its designated entities (the Proposed Buyers) pursuant to a share purchase agreement (the SPA) dated March 22, 2019, as amended by a supplemental agreement (the Supplemental Agreement) dated July 23, 2019 (the Proposed Transaction).
Pursuant to the Co-Sale Agreement, the Long De Entities will sell approximately 9.8 million preferred shares of Particle (the Long De Sale Shares) to the Proposed Buyers for a total consideration of approximately US$20.7 million in cash and the number of Particle shares to be sold by the Company will be reduced accordingly. As a result, the Company is expected to sell a total of 29.19% of the total outstanding shares of Particle (which reflected the completion of the issuance of additional shares under Particles share incentive plan) to the Proposed Buyers for a total consideration of approximately US$427.3 million in cash under the SPA as amended by the Supplemental Agreement and the Co-Sale Agreement.
Similar to the Companys arrangement with the Proposed Buyers under the Supplemental Agreement, the Long De Entities will deliver the Long De Sale Shares to the Proposed Buyers in two batches. The Company agreed to provide an interest-free loan of approximately US$9.7 million to the Proposed Buyers to enable them to pay for the first batch of Long De Sale Shares. Closing for the second batch of Long De Sale Shares is expected to occur within 10 business days after closing for the second batch of Particle shares to be sold by the Company and repayment of the loan to the Company by the Proposed Buyers, both of which are expected to occur no later than August 2020 according to the Co-Sale Agreement.
The Co-Sale Agreement is subject to approval by the shareholders of the Companys parent company, Phoenix Media Investment (Holdings) Limited (HK: 2008), a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. While the Company has completed delivery of the first batch of Particle shares to the Proposed Buyers pursuant to the Supplemental Agreement and received consideration of US$200 million for such shares as well as a further deposit of US$50 million, there are still uncertainties as to the completion of the remaining part of the Proposed Transaction. There can be no assurance that the Proposed Transaction will be eventually 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 Medias 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.
Safe Harbor Statement
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