BEIJING, Sept. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) ("Phoenix New Media", "ifeng" or the "Company"), a leading new media company in China, today announced that Mr. Ya Li and Mr. Tong Chen have submitted resignations from their executive positions at ifeng in order to fully commit to accelerating the strategic development of Particle Inc. ("Particle").
Mr. Ya Li and Mr. Tong Chen have been serving as Co-Presidents of ifeng while simultaneously serving executive positions at Particle. After their resignations become effective on Friday, September 8, 2017, Mr. Ya Li and Mr. Tong Chen will continue to serve as the CEO and President of Particle, respectively. Particle owns Yidian Zixun ("Yidian"), a rapidly-growing personalized news and life-style information application in China, which allows users to efficiently define and explore individualized content over mobile devices. The Company currently owns approximately 41.82% of the total outstanding shares of Particle on an as-if converted basis.
Mr. Shuang Liu, CEO of Phoenix New Media, stated, "Yidian is now at a critical juncture of growth acceleration. To ensure its development momentum, we are happy to dedicate two talented executives to its executive positions. Instead of dividing their executive attention between ifeng and Yidian, both Ya and Tong can now devote their entire time and energy to the development of Yidian. Under their leadership, Yidian should be able to continue making solid progress in both user growth and monetization."
About Phoenix New Media
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 Media's 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 application, fashion application and mobile Internet website; and its operations with the telecom operators that provides mobile value-added services.
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