NEW YORK & PARIS–ZEEST MEDIA)–AMTD Digital Inc. (“AMTD Digital”, NYSE: HKD) AMTD IDEA Group (“AMTD IDEA”, NYSE: AMTD; SGX: HKB) jointly announced today that the boards of directors of the two companies have approved the issuance and sale of Class B ordinary shares by AMTD Digital to AMTD IDEA for a total consideration of not more than US$100 million (US$520 per share). As a further demonstration of AMTD IDEA’s long-term commitment in the development of AMTD Digital, AMTD IDEA voluntarily commits to a 5-years lock up period on such shares acquired through this subscription.
“The share subscription by AMTD IDEA demonstrates our parent company’s strong confidence in our long-term and sustainable development. The management is motivated to pursue greater success through continuous innovation in the digital world.”
Dr. Timothy Tong, chairman of the board of directors of AMTD Digital, commented: “The share subscription by AMTD IDEA demonstrates our parent company’s strong confidence in our long-term and sustainable development. The management is motivated to pursue greater success through continuous innovation in the digital world.”
Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur, chairman of the board of directors of AMTD IDEA, commented: “We are fully confident in and committed to our long-term strategic core holding in AMTD Digital, seeing enormous potentials in its media, culture and entertainment businesses as well as its diversified shareholding base with global connectivity leveraging on the NYSE platform.”
About AMTD IDEA Group
AMTD IDEA Group, formerly known as AMTD International Inc. (NYSE: AMTD; SGX: HKB) represents a diversified institution and digital solutions group connecting companies and investors with global capital markets. Its comprehensive one-stop business services plus digital solutions platform addresses different clients’ diverse and inter-connected business needs and digital requirements across all phases of their life cycles as well as hospitality and VIP services. Through our unique eco-system — the “AMTD SpiderNet” — AMTD IDEA Group is uniquely positioned as an active superconnector between clients, business partners, investee companies, and investors, connecting the East and the West. For more information, please visit www.amtdinc.com or follow us on Twitter at @AMTDGroup.
About AMTD Digital Inc.
AMTD Digital Inc. (NYSE: HKD) is a comprehensive digital solutions platform headquartered in France. Its one-stop digital solutions platform operates four main business lines including digital solutions services, digital media, content and marketing services, digital investments as well as hospitality and VIP services. It is the fusion reactor at the core of the AMTD SpiderNet ecosystem and empowers and integrates the various digital businesses within its ecosystem. For AMTD Digital’s announcements, please visit https://ir.amtdigital.net/investor-news.
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