On Friday, September 17, executives and guests of SouFun Holdings, Ltd., a leading real estate Internet portal based in Beijing, China, will visit the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate the company’s initial public offering, which raised $124.7 million in proceeds. SouFun will begin trading on the NYSE the same day under the ticker symbol SFUN.
To commemorate SouFun’s IPO, Chairman and CEO Vincent Tianquan Mo, joined by members of the company’s management team, will ring the NYSE Opening Bell.
About SouFun Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: SFUN)
SouFun Holdings Limited is the leading real estate Internet portal and home furnishing and improvement website in China in terms of the number of page views and visitors to its website in 2009. SouFun obtained advertisements from 60% of online real estate advertisers among real estate information services websites in 2009 in China. SouFun has built a large and active community of users who are attracted by the comprehensive real estate and home furnishing and improvement content available on its portal and which form the foundation of its service offerings. SouFun currently maintains 63 offices in order to focus on local market needs and covers 106 cities with real estate-related content, search services, marketing and listing coverage in China. SouFun had 4,810 employees as of June 30, 2010. SouFun's former and current major shareholders include IDG Venture Capital and Telstra. After this IPO, General Atlantic and Apax Partners, two well-known private equity funds, will become major shareholders of SouFun. (Source: SouFun Holdings)
Friday, September 17, 2010
9:00 a.m. Media escorted into the building for bell ringing
9:30 a.m. The Opening Bell rings
NYSE Security Checkpoint (white tent) at the corner of Exchange Place and Broad Street
Media interested in covering the bell ringing MUST contact Judy Shaw at 212.656.4290 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Important note to media entering the NYSE:
The use of wireless equipment/gear/microphones is not permitted inside the NYSE due to interference with NYSE broadcasting frequencies. When necessary, wired mics should be utilized.
Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285) and Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420). The Opening Bell (starting at 9:25 a.m.) feed is available via Ascent loop #4009. Those seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.
A live webcast of The Opening Bell (beginning at 9:29 a.m.) will be available on the homepage of nyse.com.