Baidu Announces Buyer Group Investment in China Unicom

BEIJING, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Baidu, Inc. (the "Company" or "Baidu") (NASDAQ: BIDU), the leading Chinese language internet search provider, today announced that an investor consortium led by the Company ("Buyer Group") had entered into a share purchase agreement with China United Network Communication Limited ("China Unicom") (SHA: 600050), one of the largest telecommunications companies in China. The Buyer Group will invest RMB7.0 billion in exchange for privately issued shares of China Unicom. In connection with the investment, Baidu has entered into a business cooperation agreement with China Unicom. The investment is part of China Unicom's mixed-ownership reform pilot-run plan.

About Baidu

Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. Baidu aims to make a complex world simpler through technology. Baidu's ADSs trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "BIDU". Currently, ten ADSs represent one Class A ordinary share.

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Sharon Ng
Baidu, Inc.
Tel: +86-10-5992-4958

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