Tudou Announces Resignation of Chief Operating Officer
Published on Thursday, 12 July 2012 09:16 Written by TradersHuddle Staff
SHANGHAI, China, July 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tudou Holdings Limited (Nasdaq:TUDO) ("Tudou" or the "Company"), a leading Internet video company in China, today announced that Ms. Evelyn Wang has tendered resignation from her position as Chief Operating Officer ("COO") due to personal reasons. Ms. Wang will continue to assist the Company throughout the ongoing merger process with Youku, Inc (NYSE:YOKU) ("Youku"), which remains on track to close during the third quarter of 2012, subject to closing conditions including approvals by Youku's and Tudou's shareholders.
"I would like to sincerely thank Evelyn for her expertise and dedication to Tudou during her tenure as COO and her continuing assistance during our merger with Youku. She has made significant contributions to Tudou's success, and we wish her the very best in her future endeavors," commented Gary Wang, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tudou. "Together with Youku, we remain confident in our combined ability to generate significant benefits from the merger, which will drive future growth and extend our lead as China's premier online video company."
Tudou Holdings Limited (Nasdaq:TUDO) is a leading Internet video company in China providing premium licensed content, use generated content ("UGC") and original in-house produced content. Founded in 2005, Tudou was the first UGC video sharing website launched in China. The "Tudou" brand is one of the most recognized Internet brands in China, and the annual Tudou Video Festival has become a signature event in the online video industry. For more information, please visit http://ir.tudou.com.
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