s:3932:"EX-99.1 2 tv521558_ex99-1.htm EXHIBIT 99.1
500.com Limited Announces Change of Board Composition
May 14, 2019
SHENZHEN, China, May 14, 2019—500.com Limited (NYSE: WBAI) (“500.com” or the “Company”), a leading online sports lottery service provider in China, today announced that effective June 1, 2019, Mr. Huixuan Wang, a director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of 500.com (the “Board”) and the director and Co-President of Tsinghua Unigroup Co., Ltd. (“Tsinghua Unigroup”), has stepped down from the Board. Mr. Xudong Chen has been appointed as a director and Chairman of the Board, effective June 1, 2019. Mr. Chen will join the Compensation Committee and join and chair the Strategy Committee of the Board.
Mr. Chen has been the Executive Vice President of Tsinghua Unigroup since April 2019. Prior to joining Tsinghua Unigroup, Mr. Chen was Co-President of Mobile business of Lenovo Group, President of China Mobile Business of Lenovo Group, President of Global Services of Lenovo Group, Senior Vice President and Executive Vice President of Sanpower Group in charge of 3C Retail Business Group, Senior Vice President of Meituan in charge of B2B Food Supply Chain Business.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to express our sincerest gratitude to Mr. Huixuan Wang, for his outstanding contributions to the Company over the past year,” commented Mr. Xudong Chen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of 500.com. “We wish him success in his future endeavors.”
About 500.com Limited
500.com Limited (NYSE: WBAI) is a leading online sports lottery service provider in China. The Company offers a comprehensive and integrated suite of online lottery services, information, user tools and virtual community venues to its users. 500.com was among the first companies to provide online lottery services in China, and is one of two entities that have been approved by the Ministry of Finance to provide online lottery sales services on behalf of the China Sports Lottery Administration Center, which is the government authority that is in charge of the issuance and sale of sports lottery products in China.
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