Twelfth ADR-based IPO from China in 2011
NEW YORK, August 22, 2011 — BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, has been selected by Tudou Holdings Limited as the depositary bank for its American depositary receipt (ADR) program. Each Tudou ADR represents four ordinary shares and trades on the NASDAQ Exchange under the symbol "TUDO."
Tudou is a leading online video company in China, providing an online platform for Chinese Internet users to upload, share, watch, rate and comment on videos through the Internet. It provides a comprehensive selection of differentiated user-generated content, premium licensed content, and in-house developed content ranging from entertainment and animation to finance and music.
"This ADR program places us side-by-side with our international peers," said, Mr. Gary Wei Wang, founder and chief executive officer of Tudou Holdings Limited. "We look forward to working with BNY Mellon's specialized investor relations advisory group to maximize the visibility our ADR will provide and to target global investors that seek exposure to companies such as Tudou."
"Tudou's listing marks the twelfth DR-based IPO from China this year – which in all have raised more than $2.0 billion in capital – and the ninth for a Chinese technology or Internet firm," said Michael Cole-Fontayn, CEO of BNY Mellon's Depositary Receipts business. "We look forward to working closely with Tudou to increase their international shareholder base."
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