MOL Global, Inc. Announces Management Changes and the Intention to File Form 15F to Deregister In The United States under The Securities Exchange Act Of 1934
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MOL Global, Inc. (“MOL” or the “Company”), a leading e-payment enabler for online goods and services in emerging and developed markets, today announced that on July 22nd 2016, Ramesh Pathmanathan tendered his resignation as Group Chief Financial Officer of the Company due to personal reasons and not as a result of any disagreement with the Company’s policies or practices.
The Management and the Board would like to thank Ramesh Pathmanathan for his service to the Company and wish him well in his future endeavors.
The Management and the Board are pleased to announce Christopher Wong Kok Fei, will assume the position of Group Chief Financial Officer of MOL Global, Inc. Christopher Wong has been the Group Head of Financial Planning & Analysis for MOL since January 2016. Prior to joining MOL, Christopher has held various senior finance roles including Finance Director in Fujitsu Malaysia Sdn Bhd from 2013 until 2015, and before that as CFO of Pulse Group Plc, a small cap UK listed company for 3 years.
Christopher has more than 18 years of experience in the areas of finance, operations & reporting, corporate finance, commercial management and financial planning. Christopher graduated with a degree in Finance & Accounting from Middlesex University, in the UK in 1995 and has been a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in the UK since 1997. The Management and the Board welcome his appointment to take MOL Global, Inc. forward.
On August 25th 2016, MOL will voluntarily file a Form 15F with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission” or “SEC”). In effect, the filing of the Form 15F with the SEC will be that, MOL Global will terminate the registration of its securities and its reporting obligations under Section 13(a) and Section 15(d) of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Termination”). Upon filing the Form 15F, MOL’s reporting obligations with the SEC, including its obligation to file reports on Form 20-F and to furnish reports on Form 6-K, will be immediately suspended. The Termination is expected to become effective no later than 90 days after the filing of the Form 15F, if there are no objections from the SEC.
The Members of MOL’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to file the Form 15F after considering the advantages and disadvantages of being an SEC reporting company. The Company’s Board of Directors considered many elements in reaching their decision, including: the substantial costs, both direct and indirect, associated with the preparation and filing of periodic reports with the SEC, the current level of analyst coverage, the minimal liquidity for the Company’s ADR’s, the additional outside legal and accounting resources required, the amount of time management spends on reporting obligations, the uncertainty across the broader public market for public stocks, as well as the nature and extent of the trading of the Company’s ADRs.
About MOL Global, Inc.
MOL Global, Inc. (OTC PINK:MOLGY) is a leading e-payment enabler for online goods and services in emerging and developed markets. MOL operates a payments platform that connects consumers with digital content providers, telecommunications service providers and online merchants by providing a vast network of distribution channels that accepts cash and online payment methods. Its physical distribution network comprises more than 970,000 locations in 11 countries across four continents. The Company also has mobile payment channels, electronic distribution channels that accept major credit cards and online banking from more than 100 banks. For more information, please visit ir.mol.com.
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MOL Global, Inc. Charles Tan Email: IR@mol.com For more information, visit the web site at ir.mol.com