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Nam Tai Property Pleased by Intermediate Court’s Dismissal of Appeal Filed by Former Executive Zhang Yu

Intermediate Court’s Decision Affirms the Qianhai Court’s Jurisdiction to Order Freezing the Bank Accounts and Assets of Mr. Wang and Ms. Zhang, Who Are Long-Standing Affiliates of Kaisa

2022-09-29 09:30
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SHENZHEN, China--()--Nam Tai Property Inc. (NYSE: NTP) (“Nam Tai” or the “Company”) today announced that the Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court (the “Intermediate Court”) has upheld the jurisdiction of the Shenzhen Qianhai Cooperation Zone People’s Court (the “Qianhai Court”) to grant the Company’s subsidiary’s request to freeze the personal bank accounts and assets of Wang Jiabiao and Zhang Yu, who were terminated by the Company’s reconstituted Board of Directors (the “Board”) in the fourth quarter of 2021.

The Intermediate Court’s dismissal follows a Qianhai Court order that prohibits Mr. Wang and Ms. Zhang from using the corporate chops and business licenses of Nam Tai Investment (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. (“Nam Tai Investment”), a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of the Company, during ongoing litigation. Mr. Wang and Ms. Zhang, who are long-standing affiliates of Kaisa Group Holdings Limited (collectively with its affiliates, “Kaisa”) and have spent the last several months purporting to represent Nam Tai Investment, are restricted from dissipating assets of Nam Tai Investment and entering into new corporate arrangements on behalf of Nam Tai Investment.

Michael Cricenti, Nam Tai’s Chairman, commented:

“We appreciate the Intermediate Court’s dismissal of the appeal filed by Ms. Zhang, which affects both Mr. Wang and Ms. Zhang, who seem intent on advancing Kaisa’s objectives at the expense of shareholders’ best interests and local stability. It demonstrates that we are making continued progress and sustaining momentum with our legal strategy. Our focus will remain on aggressively pursuing claims against Mr. Wang, Ms. Zhang and Kaisa, while also engaging in good faith discussions with policymakers to demonstrate our commitment to making long-term investments across mainland China. Our Board continues to advance its plans to obtain on-shore control and achieve sustained value for stakeholders.”

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About Nam Tai Property

Nam Tai Property Inc. is an owner-operator of commercial real estate projects across China. The Company currently maintains two industrial complex projects, with one in Guangming, Shenzhen and one in Bao'an, Shenzhen. Learn more about the Company’s portfolio and strategic priorities by emailing our investor relations team or visiting Weibo: https://weibo.com/u/7755634761.

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