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Date of IPO

10/8/2019

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5.56B

About FriendTimes

FriendTimes (06820.HK) is a mobile game developer, publisher, and operator that focuses on female-oriented games.

FriendTimes Headquarter Location

Building 18, Scientific Park of Suhua No. 208 Tongyuan Road, Suzhou Industrial Park

Suzhou, Jiangsu, 215006,

China

+86 512 67671973

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FriendTimes : PROPOSALS FOR GENERAL MANDATES TO ISSUE SHARES AND REPURCHASE SHARES; PROPOSALS FOR RE-ELECTION OF RETIRING DIRECTORS; AND NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Apr 20, 2021

04/20/2021 | 05:32am EDT Message : THIS CIRCULAR IS IMPORTANT AND REQUIRES YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION If you are in any doubt as to any aspect of this circular or as to the action to be taken, you should consult your stockbroker or other registered dealer in securities, bank manager, solicitor, professional accountant or other professional adviser. If you have sold or transferred all your shares in FriendTimes Inc., you should at once hand this circular and the accompanying form of proxy to the purchaser or transferee or to the bank, stockbroker or other registered dealer in securities or other agent through whom the sale or transfer was effected for transmission to the purchaser or the transferee. Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited take no responsibility for the contents of this circular, make no representation as to its accuracy or completeness and expressly disclaim any liability whatsoever for any loss however arising from or in reliance upon the whole or any part of the contents of this circular. FRIENDTIMES INC. (Incorporated in the Cayman Islands with limited liability) (STOCK CODE: 6820) REPURCHASE SHARES; AND NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING notice convening the annual general meeting (''Annual General Meeting'') of FriendTimes Inc. to be held at Conference Room, 22nd Floor, FriendTimes Building, No. 68 Qitai Road, Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province, the PRC on Thursday, 27 May 2021 at 10:00 a.m. is set out on pages 17 to 22 of this circular. A form of proxy for use at the Annual General Meeting is also enclosed. Such form of proxy is also published on the website of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (www.hkexnews.hk) and the website of the Company (www.friendtimes.net). Whether or not you are able to attend the Annual General Meeting, you are requested to complete the form of proxy in accordance with the instructions printed thereon and return it to the Company's Hong Kong branch share registrar, Tricor Investor Services Limited, at Level 54, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Hong Kong as soon as possible and in any event not later than 48 hours before the time appointed for the meeting (i.e. not later than 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 25 May 2021) or any adjournment thereof. Completion and return of the form of proxy will not preclude you from attending and voting in person at the Annual General Meeting of the Company or any adjournment thereof, as the case may be, should you so wish, and in such case, the form of proxy shall be deemed to be revoked. 21 April 2021 REPURCHASE SHARES; AND - 4 - INTRODUCTION The purpose of this circular is to provide the Shareholders with the notice of Annual General Meeting and the following proposals to be put forward at the Annual General Meeting: the granting of the Issue Mandate, Repurchase Mandate and Extension Mandate to the Directors; and the re-election of the retiring Directors. ISSUE MANDATE TO ISSUE SHARES In order to ensure greater flexibility and give discretion to the Directors in the event that it becomes desirable for the Company to issue new Shares, approval is to be sought from the Shareholders, pursuant to the Listing Rules, for the proposed Issue Mandate to issue Shares. An ordinary resolution numbered 5 will be proposed at the Annual General Meeting to grant the Issue Mandate to the Directors to exercise the powers of the Company to allot, issue and otherwise deal with new Shares in the share capital of the Company up to 20% of the total number of issued Shares of the Company as at the date of the passing of the proposed resolution in relation to the Issue Mandate (subject to adjustment in the case of any consolidation or subdivision of the Shares of the Company after the date of the passing of the relevant resolution). As at the Latest Practicable Date, the total number of issued Shares was 2,180,850,000 Shares. Subject to the passing of the above ordinary resolution and on the basis that there is no change in the number of the issued Shares during the period between the Latest Practicable Date and the date of the Annual General Meeting, the maximum number of Shares which may be allotted, issued and otherwise dealt with pursuant to the Issue Mandate will be 436,170,000 Shares, being 20% of the total number of issued Shares as at the date of the passing of the resolution to approve the Issue Mandate. The Issue Mandate will expire at the earliest of (i) the conclusion of the next annual general meeting of the Company following the Annual General Meeting; (ii) the expiration of the period within which the next annual general meeting of the Company is required by the Articles of Association or any applicable laws to be held; or (iii) the date on which such authority is revoked or varied by an ordinary resolution passed by the Shareholders in general meeting prior to the next annual general meeting of the Company. REPURCHASE MANDATE TO REPURCHASE SHARES In addition, an ordinary resolution numbered 6 will be proposed at the Annual General Meeting to grant the Repurchase Mandate to the Directors to exercise the power of the Company to repurchase issued and fully paid Shares representing up to 10% of the total number of issued Shares of the Company as at the date of the passing of the resolution in relation to the Repurchase Mandate (subject to adjustment in the case of any consolidation or subdivision of the Shares of the Company after the date of the passing of the relevant resolution). Assuming that there is no change in the number of the issued Shares during the period between the Latest Practicable Date and the date of the Annual General Meeting, the - 5 - LETTER FROM THE BOARD maximum number of Shares which may be repurchased pursuant to the Repurchase Mandate will be 218,085,000 Shares, being 10% of the total number of issued Shares as at the date of the passing of such resolution. The Repurchase Mandate will expire at the earliest of (i) the conclusion of the next annual general meeting of the Company following the Annual General Meeting; (ii) the expiration of the period within which the next annual general meeting of the Company is required by the Articles of Association or any applicable laws to be held; or (iii) the date on which such authority is revoked or varied by an ordinary resolution passed by the Shareholders in general meeting prior to the next annual general meeting of the Company. As required by the Listing Rules, an explanatory statement in connection with the Repurchase Mandate is set out in Appendix II to this circular. This explanatory statement contains all information reasonably necessary to enable the Shareholders to make an informed decision on whether to vote for or against the relevant resolution at the Annual General Meeting. EXTENSION MANDATE Further, if the Issue Mandate and the Repurchase Mandate are granted, an ordinary resolution numbered 7 will be proposed at the Annual General Meeting to authorise the Directors to extend the Issue Mandate to allot and issue Shares by an amount representing the number of Shares repurchased by the Company pursuant to the Repurchase Mandate, provided that such number of Shares shall not exceed 10% of the total number of issued Shares of the Company as at the date of the passing of the relevant resolution (subject to adjustment in the case of any consolidation or subdivision of the Shares of the Company after the date of the passing of the relevant resolution). RE-ELECTION OF RETIRING DIRECTORS Pursuant to Article 16.19 of the Articles of Association, Mr. Jiang Xiaohuang, Mr. Zhu Wei and Mr. Zhang Jinsong will retire by rotation at the Annual General Meeting. All aforementioned retiring Directors are eligible and will offer themselves for re-election at the Annual General Meeting. Details of the retiring Directors who are subject to re-election at the Annual General Meeting are set out in Appendix I to this circular in accordance with the relevant requirements of the Listing Rules. CLOSURE OF REGISTER OF MEMBERS For determining the entitlement to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting, the register of members of the Company will be closed from Monday, 24 May 2021 to Thursday, 27 May 2021, both days inclusive, during which period no transfer of Shares can be registered. In order to qualify for attending and voting at the Annual General Meeting, all transfers documents accompanied by the relevant share certificates must be lodged with the Company's Hong Kong branch share registrar, Tricor Investor Services Limited, at Level 54, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Hong Kong not later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, 21 May 2021. - 6 - NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Set out on pages 17 to 22 of this circular is the notice of Annual General Meeting at which, inter alia, ordinary resolutions will be proposed to the Shareholders to consider and approve (i) the granting of the Issue Mandate, the Repurchase Mandate and the Extension Mandate to the Directors; and (ii) the re-election of the retiring Directors. FORM OF PROXY A form of proxy for use at the Annual General Meeting is enclosed. Such form of proxy is also published on the website of the Stock Exchange (www.hkexnews.hk) and the website of the Company (www.friendtimes.net). Whether or not you intend to be present at the Annual General Meeting, you are requested to complete the form of proxy and return it to the Company's Hong Kong branch share registrar, Tricor Investor Services Limited, at Level 54, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Hong Kong in accordance with the instructions printed thereon as soon as possible but in any event not less than 48 hours before the time appointed for the meeting (i.e. not later than 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 25 May 2021) or any adjournment thereof. Completion and return of the form of proxy will not preclude the Shareholders from attending and voting in person at the Annual General Meeting or any adjournment thereof, as the case may be, if they so wish, and in such case, the form of proxy shall be deemed to be revoked. VOTING BY WAY OF POLL Pursuant to Rule 13.39(4) of the Listing Rules and Article 13.5 of the Articles of Association, any vote of Shareholders at a general meeting must be taken by poll except where the chairman of the Annual General Meeting, in good faith, decides to allow a resolution which relates purely to a procedural or administrative matter to be voted on by a show of hands. Accordingly, each of the resolutions set out in the notice of Annual General Meeting will be taken by way of poll. On a poll, every Shareholder presents in person or by proxy or (being a corporation) by its duly authorised representative shall have one vote for each fully paid Share registered in his/her/its name in the register. A Shareholder entitled to more than one vote needs not use all his/her/its votes or cast all the votes he/she/it uses in the same way. - 7 - RECOMMENDATION The Directors consider that the proposed resolutions for the granting to the Directors the Issue Mandate, the Repurchase Mandate and the Extension Mandate, and the re-election of the retiring Directors are in the best interests of the Group and the Shareholders as a whole. The Directors therefore recommend the Shareholders to vote in favour of all the resolutions to be proposed at the Annual General Meeting. Yours faithfully FriendTimes Inc. RE-ELECTED AT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The following are the biographies of the Directors proposed to be re-elected at the Annual General Meeting and which are required to be disclosed under the Listing Rules. 1. Mr. Jiang Xiaohuang Mr. Jiang (蔣孝黃), aged 38, is an executive Director, the chairman of the Board and the chief executive officer of our Company. Mr. Jiang is responsible for the overall management, decision-making and strategic planning of our Group. Mr. Jiang is the founder of our Group and he has near 16 years of experience in the game industry. Prior to founding our Group, from October 2004 to February 2009, Mr. Jiang served as the research and development director in Suzhou Snail Digital Technology Co., Ltd. (蘇州蝸 牛數字科技股份有限公司), which is principally engaged in the development and operation of online games. Mr. Jiang founded Suzhou Bojoy Information Technology Co., Ltd., the predecessor of FriendTimes Technology, in May 2010 and currently serves as the chief executive officer of our Group. He is also a director of Friend World Holdings Limited, Friend Century Limited, Wish Interactive Technology Limited (心願互動科技有限公司), Suzhou Eagle Network Technology Co., Ltd. (蘇州億歌網絡科技有限公司), FriendTimes Technology, Suzhou GameFriend Network Technology Co., Ltd. (蘇州好玩友網絡科技有限公司) and Suzhou Purple Blaze Network Technology Co., Ltd. (蘇州紫焰網絡科技有限公司). Mr. Jiang obtained his bachelor's degree (through online learning) in computer science and technology from Beihang University (北京航空航天大學) in July 2016 and his executive master of business administration (EMBA) from Tsinghua University (清華大學) in January 2017. Mr. Jiang, through his control over a trust and a number of offshore holding companies (being Gorgeous Sunshine Holding Limited, Eternal Heart Holdings Limited, Ling Long Holdings Limited, Lucky Fish Holdings Limited, Future Wisdom Holdings Limited, Warm Sunshine Holdings Limited, Agile Eagle Holdings Limited, Purple Dream Holdings Limited and Purple Crystal Holdings Limited) is entitled to control the exercise of voting rights of approximately 71.19% of the issued share capital of the Company as at the Latest Practicable Date. Accordingly, Mr. Jiang, Gorgeous Sunshine Holding Limited, Eternal Heart Holdings Limited, Ling Long Holdings Limited, Lucky Fish Holdings Limited, Future Wisdom Holdings Limited, Warm Sunshine Holdings Limited, Agile Eagle Holdings Limited, Purple Dream Holdings Limited and Purple Crystal Holdings Limited, are our Controlling Shareholders. Save as disclosed above, Mr. Jiang has no relationship with other Directors, senior management or substantial or controlling Shareholders (as defined in the Listing Rules) of the Company. As at the Latest Practicable Date, as defined in Part XV of the SFO, Mr. Jiang was interested in 1,552,516,500 Shares. - 9 - RE-ELECTED AT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Mr. Jiang has entered into a service agreement with the Company pursuant to which he has agreed to act as an executive Director for a fixed term of three years commencing from the Listing Date, subject to early termination by either party in accordance with the terms thereof. Mr. Jiang is entitled to an annual remuneration of approximately RMB1,080,000 (excluding year-end bonus). Such remuneration was determined in accordance with, and covered by, the aforesaid service agreement. Mr Jiang is also entitled to year-end bonus, which is to be determined by the remuneration committee of the Company and the Board with reference to his performance, duties and responsibilities, the performance of the Company and prevailing market conditions. Mr. Jiang is subject to retirement by rotation and re-election at the Annual General Meeting in accordance with the Articles of Association. Save as disclosed above, to the best of the knowledge of the Directors having made all reasonable enquiries, (i) Mr. Jiang did not hold any other directorships in the last three years in any listed public company in Hong Kong or overseas; and (ii) there is no other information relating to Mr. Jiang that is required to be disclosed pursuant to Rule 13.51(2) of the Listing Rules, nor are there any other matters concerning Mr. Jiang that needs to be brought to the attention of the Shareholders. 2. Mr. Zhu Wei Mr. Zhu Wei (祝偉), aged 49, is our independent non-executive Director. Mr. Zhu is responsible for supervising and providing independent advice to our Board. Mr. Zhu has over 17 years of experience in accounting and taxation. Prior to joining our Group, Mr. Zhu worked in various companies being responsible in the finance and accounting aspects. From December 2003 to December 2006, Mr. Zhu had worked in Jiangsu Welsen CPA Co., Ltd. (江蘇華星會計師事務所). From December 2006 to November 2009, Mr. Zhu had worked in Jiangsu Xinzhongda CPA Co., Ltd. (江蘇新中大會計師事務所有限公司). From November 2009 until present, Mr. Zhu has been serving as a partner in Suzhou Newgrand Certified Public Accountants (蘇州仲華會計師事務所) where he is responsible for the operation and management. From August 2016 to July 2019, Mr. Zhu served as an independent director of Jiangsu Yunyi Electric Co., Ltd. (江蘇雲意電氣股份有限公司) (a company listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange, stock code: 300304.SZ). Since May 2017, he has been serving as an independent director of Beijing Jetsen Technology Co., Ltd. (北京捷成世紀 科技股份有限公司) (a company listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange, stock code: 300182.SZ). Mr. Zhu joined FriendTimes Technology in December 2015 and has been serving as independent director since then. Mr. Zhu was qualified as a Chinese Certified Tax Agent in China (中國註冊稅務師) in September 1999. Mr. Zhu was admitted as a certified accountant of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (中國註冊會計師協會) in August 2002 and he was admitted as a member of the Institute of Public Accountants, Australia in January 2011. Mr. Zhu also obtained the senior accountant qualification (高級會計師資格) in September 2006. Mr. Zhu obtained the Independent Director Qualification of Shenzhen Stock Exchange (深圳證券交易 所) and Shanghai Stock Exchange (上海證券交易所) in March 2016 and April 2016, respectively. - 10 - RE-ELECTED AT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Mr. Zhu obtained his professional diploma in financial accounting from Suzhou Radio and Television University (蘇州市廣播電視大學) in July 1992 and his bachelor's degree in international finance from Nanjing University (南京大學) in April 1999. Save as disclosed above, Mr. Zhu has no relationship with other Directors, senior management or substantial or controlling Shareholders (as defined in the Listing Rules) of the Company. As at the Latest Practicable Date, as defined in Part XV of the SFO, Mr. Zhu does not have any interest in the Shares. Mr. Zhu has entered into a letter of appointment with the Company pursuant to which he has agreed to act as an independent non-executive Director for a fixed term of three years commencing from the Listing Date subject to early termination by either party in accordance with the terms thereof. Mr. Zhu is entitled to an annual remuneration of approximately RMB125,000. Such remuneration was determined in accordance with, and covered by, the aforesaid letter of appointment. Mr. Zhu is subject to retirement by rotation and re-election at the Annual General Meeting in accordance with the Articles of Association. Save as disclosed above, to the best of the knowledge of the Directors having made all reasonable enquiries, (i) Mr. Zhu did not hold any other directorships in the last three years in any listed public company in Hong Kong or overseas; and (ii) there is no other information relating to Mr. Zhu that is required to be disclosed pursuant to Rule 13.51(2) of the Listing Rules, nor are there any other matters concerning Mr. Zhu that needs to be brought to the attention of the Shareholders. 3. Mr. Zhang Jinsong Mr. Zhang Jinsong (張勁松), aged 51, is our independent non-executive Director. Mr. Zhang is responsible for supervising and providing independent advice to our Board. Mr. Zhang has over 13 years of experience in business management. From June 2007 to December 2019, Mr. Zhang has been serving as the general manager of merchant sales department of Suzhou Industrial Park Commercial Tourism Development Co., Ltd. (蘇州工業 園區商業旅遊發展有限公司) where he is primarily responsible for the daily sales operation and management. Since January 2020, Mr. Zhang has been serving as the general manager of risk control department of Suzhou Industrial Park Neighbourhood Center Development Co., Ltd. (蘇州工業園區鄰里中心發展有限公司) where he is primarily responsible for the risk control. Mr. Zhang obtained his professional diploma in trade economics from Suzhou Vocational University (蘇州市職業大學) in July 2003 and his bachelor's degree in economic information management from Naval Aeronautical and Astronautical University (中國人民解放軍海軍航空 工程學院) in June 2006. - 11 - RE-ELECTED AT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Save as disclosed above, Mr. Zhang has no relationship with other Directors, senior management or substantial or controlling Shareholders (as defined in the Listing Rules) of the Company. As at the Latest Practicable Date, as defined in Part XV of the SFO, Mr. Zhang does not have any interest in the Shares. Mr. Zhang has entered into a letter of appointment with the Company pursuant to which he has agreed to act as an independent non-executive Director for a fixed term of three years commencing from the Listing Date, subject to early termination by either party in accordance with the terms thereof. Mr. Zhang is entitled to an annual remuneration of approximately RMB125,000. Such remuneration was determined in accordance with, and covered by, the aforesaid letter of appointment. Mr. Zhang is subject to retirement by rotation and re-election at the Annual General Meeting in accordance with the Articles of Association. Save as disclosed above, to the best of the knowledge of the Directors having made all reasonable enquiries, (i) Mr. Zhang did not hold any other directorships in the last three years in any listed public company in Hong Kong or overseas; and (ii) there is no other information relating to Mr. Zhang that is required to be disclosed pursuant to Rule 13.51(2) of the Listing Rules, nor are there any other matters concerning Mr. Zhang that needs to be brought to the attention of the Shareholders. - 12 - APPENDIX II EXPLANATORY STATEMENT FOR THE REPURCHASE MANDATE The following is an explanatory statement required to be sent to the Shareholders under the Listing Rules in connection with the proposed Repurchase Mandate. SHARE CAPITAL As at the Latest Practicable Date, the number of issued Shares was 2,180,850,000 Shares. Subject to the passing of the resolution granting the Repurchase Mandate and on the basis that no further Shares are issued or repurchased after the Latest Practicable Date up to the date of the Annual General Meeting, the Company will be allowed under the Repurchase Mandate to repurchase a maximum of 218,085,000 Shares, which represent 10% of the total number of issued Shares of the Company as at the date of the Annual General Meeting, during the period ending on the earliest of (i) the conclusion of the next annual general meeting of the Company following the Annual General Meeting; (ii) the expiration of the period within which the next annual general meeting of the Company is required by the Articles of Association or any applicable laws to be held; or (iii) the date upon which such authority is revoked or varied by the ordinary resolution passed by the Shareholders in general meeting prior to the next annual general meeting of the Company. REASONS OF REPURCHASES The Directors believe that it is in the best interests of the Company and the Shareholders as a whole to seek a general authority from the Shareholders to enable the Company to repurchase its Shares on the Stock Exchange. Such repurchases may, depending on market conditions and funding arrangements at the time, lead to an enhancement of the net asset value per Share and/or its earnings per Share and will only be made when the Directors believe that such a repurchase will benefit the Company and the Shareholders as a whole. FUND OF REPURCHASES Repurchases of Shares will be financed out of funds legally available for the purpose and in accordance with the Articles of Association and the Cayman Islands Companies Law. The Cayman Islands Companies Law provides that the amount of capital repaid in connection with a share repurchase may be paid out of either the profits of the Company or the proceeds of a fresh issue of Shares made for the purposes of the repurchase or out of capital (including share premium account and capital redemption reserve) if the Company can, immediately following such payment, pay its debts as they fall due in the ordinary course of business. IMPACT OF REPURCHASES There might be a material adverse impact on the working capital and/or gearing position of the Company (as compared with the position disclosed in the consolidated financial position of the Company as at 31 December 2020, being the date of the latest published audited financial statements of the Company) if the Repurchase Mandate were to be carried out in full at any time during the proposed repurchase period. However, the Directors do not intend to exercise the Repurchase Mandate to such extent as would, in the circumstances, have a material adverse effect on the working capital requirements or the gearing position of the Company. - 13 - DIRECTORS, THEIR CLOSE ASSOCIATES AND CORE CONNECTED PERSONS None of the Directors nor, to the best of their knowledge, having made all reasonable enquiries, any of their respective close associates (as defined in the Listing Rules), has any present intention to sell any Shares to the Company under the Repurchase Mandate in the event that the Repurchase Mandate is approved by the Shareholders. No core connected person (as defined under the Listing Rules) has notified the Company that he or she has a present intention to sell any Shares to the Company, or has undertaken not to do so, if the Repurchase Mandate is approved. EFFECT OF THE TAKEOVERS CODE AND PUBLIC FLOAT If as a result of a repurchase of Shares pursuant to the Repurchase Mandate, a Shareholder's proportionate interest in the voting rights of the Company increases, such increase will be treated as an acquisition for the purposes of the Takeovers Code. Accordingly, a Shareholder, or a group of Shareholders acting in concert (as defined in the Takeovers Code), depending on the level of increase of the Shareholder's interest, could obtain or consolidate control of the Company and become obliged to make a mandatory offer in accordance with Rule 26 of the Takeovers Code. To the best knowledge of the Company, as at the Latest Practicable Date, Eternal Heart Holdings Limited was interested in 937,688,116 Shares representing approximately 43.00% of the total issued share capital of the Company. On the basis that no Shares are issued or bought back prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting, in the event that the Directors exercise the Repurchase Mandate in full, the aggregate shareholding of Eternal Heart Holdings Limited would be increased to approximately 47.77% of the issued share capital of the Company. The Directors consider that such increase in shareholding would give rise to an obligation to make a mandatory offer under Rule 26 of the Takeovers Code. The Directors do not propose to exercise the Repurchase Mandate to such an extent as would, in the circumstances, give rise to an obligation to make a mandatory offer in accordance with Rule 26 of the Takeovers Code and/or result in the aggregate number of Shares held by the public Shareholders falling below the prescribed minimum percentage required by the Stock Exchange. - 14 - SHARE REPURCHASE MADE BY THE COMPANY During the six months prior to the Latest Practicable Date, the Company repurchased a total of 900,000 Shares at prices ranging from HK$2.10 to HK$2.52 per Shares on the Stock Exchange. Details of the repurchases of such Shares were as follows: Number of 2.17 All of the above-mentioned 900,000 Shares repurchased were cancelled on 10 November 2020 and 26 November 2020 respectively. Save as disclosed above the Company did not repurchase any Shares (whether on the Stock Exchange or otherwise) during the six months preceding the Latest Practicable Date. UNDERTAKING The Directors have undertaken to the Stock Exchange that, so far as the same may be applicable, they will exercise the Repurchase Mandate in accordance with the Listing Rules, the applicable laws of the Cayman Islands and the Articles of Association. - 15 - SHARE PRICES The highest and lowest traded prices of the Shares on the Stock Exchange during each of the previous twelve months and up to and including the Latest Practicable Date were as follows: Price per Share FRIENDTIMES INC. (Incorporated in the Cayman Islands with limited liability) (STOCK CODE: 6820) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Annual General Meeting (''Annual General Meeting'') of FriendTimes Inc. (the ''Company'') will be held at Conference Room, 22nd Floor, FriendTimes Building, No. 68 Qitai Road, Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province, the People's Republic of China on Thursday, 27 May 2021 at 10:00 a.m. for the following purposes: To receive the audited consolidated financial statements of the Company, the reports of the directors and the auditors for the year ended 31 December 2020. To declare a final dividend of HK12 cents per share for the year ended 31 December 2020. To consider and approve, each as a separate resolution, if thought fit, the following resolutions: to re-elect Mr. Jiang Xiaohuang as an executive director; to re-elect Mr. Zhu Wei as an independent non-executive director; to re-elect Mr. Zhang Jinsong as an independent non-executive director; and to authorize the board of directors of the Company to fix the respective directors' remuneration. To re-appoint KPMG, Certified Public Accountants as the auditor of the Company, until the conclusion of the next annual general meeting of the Company and authorize the board of directors to fix the auditor's remuneration. - 17 - NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 5. To consider and, if thought fit, pass with or without amendments, the following resolution as an ordinary resolution: ''THAT: subject to compliance with the prevailing requirements of the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and paragraph (b) below, a general mandate be and is hereby generally and unconditionally given to the directors of the Company to allot, issue and deal with additional shares in the share capital of the Company and to make or grant offers, agreements, options and similar rights to subscribe for or convert any security into shares in the Company (including bonds, notes, warrants, debentures and securities convertible into shares in the Company) which might require the exercise of such powers during or after the end of the Relevant Period (as defined below) in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations as amended from time to time; the total number of shares allotted or agreed conditionally or unconditionally to be allotted by the directors pursuant to the mandate in paragraph (a) above, otherwise than pursuant to: a Rights Issue (as defined below); the grant of options and the exercise of options under a share option scheme or similar arrangement for the time being adopted by the Company; any scrip dividend scheme or similar arrangement providing for the allotment of shares in lieu of the whole or part of a dividend on shares of the Company in accordance with the articles of association of the Company; and any adjustment, after the date of grant or issue of any options, rights to subscribe for or convert any security into shares or other securities referred to above, in the price at which shares in the Company shall be subscribed, and/or in the number of shares in the Company which shall be subscribed, on exercise of relevant rights under such options, warrants or other securities, such adjustment being made in accordance with, or as contemplated by, the terms of such options, rights to subscribe or other securities, shall not exceed 20% of the total number of issued shares of the Company as at the date of the passing of this resolution (subject to adjustment in the case of any consolidation or subdivision of shares of the Company after the date of the passing of this resolution) and the said approval shall be limited accordingly; and - 18 - for the purposes of this resolution: ''Relevant Period'' means the period from the passing of this resolution until whichever is the earliest of: the conclusion of the next annual general meeting of the Company; the expiration of the period within which the next annual general meeting of the Company is required by the articles of association of the Company or any applicable laws to be held; and the date on which the authority set out in this resolution is revoked or varied by an ordinary resolution of the shareholders in general meeting prior to the next annual general meeting of the Company. ''Rights Issue'' means an offer of shares open for a period fixed by the directors to holders of shares of the Company or any class thereof on the register on a fixed record date in proportion to their then holdings of such shares or class thereof (subject to such exclusions or other arrangements as the directors may deem necessary or expedient in relation to fractional entitlements or having regard to any restrictions or obligations under the laws of any relevant jurisdiction or the requirements of any recognized regulatory body or any stock exchange).'' 6. To consider and, if thought fit, pass with or without amendments, the following resolution as an ordinary resolution: ''THAT: subject to compliance with the prevailing requirements of the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and paragraph (b) below, a general mandate be and is hereby generally and unconditionally given to the directors of the Company to exercise during the Relevant Period (as defined below) all the powers of the Company to repurchase its shares in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations (as amended from time to time); the total number of shares of the Company to be repurchased pursuant to the mandate in paragraph (a) above shall not exceed 10% of the total number of issued shares of the Company as at the date of the passing of this resolution (subject to adjustment in the case of any consolidation or subdivision of shares of the Company after the date of the passing of this resolution) and the said approval shall be limited accordingly; and - 19 - for the purposes of this resolution: ''Relevant Period'' means the period from the passing of this resolution until whichever is the earliest of: the conclusion of the next annual general meeting of the Company; the expiration of the period within which the next annual general meeting of the Company is required by the articles of association of the Company or any applicable laws to be held; and the date on which the authority set out in this resolution is revoked or varied by an ordinary resolution of the shareholders in general meeting prior to the next annual general meeting of the Company.'' 7. To consider and, if thought fit, pass with or without amendments, the following resolution as an ordinary resolution: ''THAT conditional upon the passing of the resolutions set out in items 5 and 6 of the notice convening this meeting (the ''Notice''), the general mandate referred to in the resolution set out in item 5 of the Notice be and is hereby extended by the addition to the total number of shares which may be allotted and issued or agreed conditionally or unconditionally to be allotted and issued by the directors pursuant to such general mandate of the number of shares repurchased by the Company pursuant to the mandate referred to in resolution set out in item 6 of the Notice, provided that such number of shares shall not exceed 10% of the total number of issued shares of the Company as at the date of the passing of this resolution (subject to adjustment in the case of any consolidation or subdivision of shares of the Company after the date of the passing of this resolution).'' Yours faithfully FriendTimes Inc. Notes: All resolutions at the Annual General Meeting will be taken by poll (except where the chairman decides to allow a resolution relating to a procedural or administrative matter to be voted on by a show of hands) pursuant to the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the ''Listing Rules''). The results of the poll will be published on the websites of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (www.hkexnews.hk) and the Company (www.friendtimes.net) in accordance with the Listing Rules. Any shareholder of the Company entitled to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting is entitled to appoint one proxy in writing to attend the Annual General Meeting and vote instead of him or her. More proxies can be appointed to attend and vote instead of him or her if a person holds two or more shares of the Company. A proxy need not be a shareholder of the Company. If more than one proxy is appointed, the number of shares in respect of which each such proxy so appointed must be specified in the relevant form of proxy. Every shareholder present in person or by proxy shall be entitled to one vote for each share held by him or her. In order to be valid, the form of proxy together with the power of attorney or other authority, if any, under which it is signed or a certified copy of that power of attorney or authority, must be deposited at the Company's Hong Kong branch share registrar, Tricor Investor Services Limited, at Level 54, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Hong Kong not less than 48 hours before the time appointed for the Annual General Meeting (i.e. not later than 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 25 May 2021) or the adjourned meeting (as the case may be). Completion and return of the form of proxy shall not preclude a shareholder of the Company from attending and voting in person at the meeting and, in such event, the instrument appointing a proxy shall be deemed to be revoked. For determining the entitlement to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting, the register of members of the Company will be closed from Monday, 24 May 2021 to Thursday, 27 May 2021, both dates inclusive, during which period no transfer of shares will be registered. In order to be eligible to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting, unregistered holders of shares of the Company shall ensure that all transfer documents accompanied by the relevant share certificates must be lodged with the Company's branch share registrar in Hong Kong, Tricor Investor Services Limited, at Level 54, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Hong Kong for registration not later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, 21 May 2021. For determining the entitlement to the proposed final dividend (subject to approval by the shareholders at the Annual General Meeting), the register of members of the Company will be closed from Thursday, 3 June 2021 to Monday, 7 June 2021, both dates inclusive, during which period no transfer of shares will be registered. The record date for the entitlement to the proposed final dividend is Monday, 7 June 2021. In order to qualify for the proposed final dividend, unregistered holders of shares of the Company shall ensure that all transfer - 21 - NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING documents accompanied by the relevant share certificates must be lodged with the Company's branch share registrar in Hong Kong, Tricor Investor Services Limited, at Level 54, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Hong Kong for registration not later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 June 2021. A circular containing further details concerning resolutions 3, 5, 6 and 7 set out in this Notice will be sent to all shareholders of the Company together with the 2020 Annual Report. If the ''Red'' weather disaster warning signal is hoisted at or after 7:00 a.m. on the date of the Annual General Meeting, the Annual General Meeting will not be held on Thursday, 27 May 2021 but will be postponed to a later date and if postponed, the Company will as soon as practicable post an announcement on the websites of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and the Company. In the event of any discrepancy between the Chinese translation and the English text hereof, the English text shall prevail. The Annual General Meeting is expected to last for no more than a half day. Shareholders who attend the Annual General Meeting shall bear their own travelling and accommodation expenses. As at the date of this Notice, Mr. Jiang Xiaohuang, Mr. Xu Lin, Mr. Wu Jie and Mr. Sun Bo are the executive Directors of the Company; Mr. Zhu Wei, Ms. Tang Haiyan and Mr. Zhang Jinsong are the independent non-executive Directors of the Company. - 22 -

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