Acorn International Terminates Share Repurchase Plan
SHANGHAI, July 22, 2020 — Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) (“Acorn” or the “Company”), a leading marketing and branding company in China, today announced that it has terminated its previously authorized 10b5-1 share repurchase program due to questions and information Acorn has received suggesting that a new take private offer for the Company may be forthcoming soon. Accordingly, the Company has determined, out of an abundance of caution, that it would be prudent to terminate the share repurchase program.
Acorn’s Board of Directors originally authorized the repurchase of up to US$2.5 million worth of its American depositary shares (“ADSs”) over a 12-month period. As of July 20, 2020, the Company had purchased approximately 10,000 ADSs at an average price of US$14.34 per ADS.
About Acorn International, Inc.
Acorn International is a leading marketing and branding company in China, leveraging a twenty-year direct marketing history to monetize brand IP, content creation and distribution, and product sales, through digital media in China. For more information visit www.acorninternationalgroup.com.
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Ms. Elaine Ketchmere, CFA