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Singapore-based FinTechs, TechCreate and Diginius, to Merge and Combine Together into an Integrated Fintech Enterprise, TechCreate Group; Focus on Powering the Future of Payments...

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Singapore, Apr 19, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - TechCreate Solutions Private Limited ("TechCreate"), a Singapore-based technology services group specialising in innovative digital payment and digitalisation solutions, and Diginius Pte. Ltd. ("Diginius"), a provider for IT security and infrastructure solutions, are pleased to announce a merger between both companies via a share swap transaction that will value the enlarged fintech enterprise, TechCreate Group, at USD$30 million, based on a valuation that was recently completed by one of the Big 4 accounting firms.

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From left: Mr Lim Heng Hai, (Group CEO of TechCreate Group) and Mr Ronald Vong, (Managing Partner of TechCreate Group)

As a trusted leader in digital solutions, TechCreate has been at the forefront of technology innovation and since its establishment, it has developed its own proprietary Real-Time Payment Engine (RTE) that can further enhance the payment capabilities of financial and banking institutions. Leveraging its technological expertise, legal experience and extensive operational track record, TechCreate has successfully enabled end-to-end digital solutions (such as payment gateways, API gateways and blockchain solutions, among others) for several banking and financial institutions in Asia.

With Diginius' strengths in intelligence and security for concrete cyber resilience, it has built a growing track record with a focus on delivering technology solutions related to cyber security, hyper-converged IT infrastructure and secure application services. Diginius also works with some of the industry's indisputable experts in cyber security and secured infrastructure services, combined with market-leading technologies to provide a springboard for the next phase of digital transformation.

The current CEO of TechCreate, Mr Lim Heng Hai, will be appointed as the Group CEO of TechCreate Group, while the current CEO of Diginius, Mr Ronald Vong, will be designated as the Managing Partner of TechCreate Group.

Strategic Rationale - Powering the Future of Payments in Asia

According to a Mckinsey report issued on November 2020, Asia has outpaced all other regions in terms of payments-revenue growth over the past several years. The region is also the largest contributor to global payments revenue, generating over US$900 billion in 2019, nearly half the global total. The Asia's payments industry is expected to return to mid-to-high single-digit growth rates and, by 2022 or 2023, generating more than US$1 trillion in annual revenue.

Notably, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated Asia's payments megatrends and chief among these was the rapidly expanding number of connected and digitally active consumers, with booming e-commerce markets reinforcing the need for digital solutions. The competitive landscape was simultaneously heating up, with the entry of formidable new players--including telecommunications firms, fintechs, "big techs," and other conglomerates--spurring incumbents to step up their own innovation efforts.

Meanwhile, regulators sought to standardise infrastructure while encouraging competition, fostering the introduction of real-time payments, digital know your customer (KYC), and various local payment schemes.

With a focus on powering the future of payments in Asia, TechCreate Group aims to provide cutting-edge innovation and technology capability to enhance value creation for its customers as follows:

- Expanded business scale with integrated solutions: Having the capabilities to provide more comprehensive and integrated technology solutions related to payment and digitalisation platforms to serve new and existing customers across Asia.

- Strong potential to create new customer value propositions: Ability to broaden its reach and serve diverse customer segments with differentiated requirements and objectives, thereby creating the opportunity and potential to develop proprietary insights and innovative solutions that are aligned with the new trends of payments and digitalisation in Asia.

Commenting on the merger, Mr Lim Heng Hai, Group CEO of TechCreate Group, said, "This is a transformational transaction for both companies, creating an enlarged company with end-to-end digital payment offerings in high-growth verticals as economies in Asia accelerate their digitisation roadmap.

With our combined capabilities, it amplifies our mission be a leading innovative, customer-centric and eco-friendly technology solution provider in Asia."

Mr Ronald Vong, Managing Partner of TechCreate Group, added, "We are confident that the strengths of the combined company will enable meaningful growth to stakeholders, delivering new value and insights to better serve our markets and customers.

At the same time, it can accelerate our growth and more effectively capitalise on our pipeline and broader market opportunities within the banking and financial industries in Asia."

For more information on TechCreate Group, please visit: http://www.techcreate.com.sg/

Issued on behalf of TechCreate Group by 8PR Asia Pte Ltd.

Media Contact:
Mr. Alex TAN
Mobile: +65 9451 5252
Email: alex.tan@8prasia.com

Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comTechCreate Solutions Private Limited and Diginius Pte. Ltd. are pleased to announce a merger between both companies via a share swap transaction that will value the enlarged fintech enterprise, TechCreate Group, at USD$30 million.

Society Pass spins-off Leflair into Leflair Group, appoints Group CEO; to become next Super Distributor Nexus in SEA’s Lifestyle Retail Ecosystem

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SINGAPORE, Apr 15, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Society Pass Inc (SoPa) (NASDAQ: SOPA), a leading Southeast Asian loyalty and ecommerce ecosystem, today announced the completion of restructuring Leflair's Vietnam operations with the spin-off of Leflair Group (LFGroup). Along with this restructuring, SoPa has appointed Loic Gautier as Chief Executive Officer of the new Leflair Group. Ngo Thi Cham, Vietnam Country Head of SoPa and current Managing Director of Leflair, will become Leflair Group's Chief Operating Officer and work alongside Loic in driving the business towards its next stage of growth.

As a result of this corporate restructuring, the Leflair Group is set to become Southeast Asia's next lifestyle retail super distributor nexus, evolving from a single discounted platform to a lifestyle retail ecosystem, providing shoppers with an integrated and unique shopping experience from online to offline. The Leflair Group will continue to pursue acquisition of companies in the e-commerce, lifestyle retail and online advertising verticals.

Ray Liang, CFO of SoPa Group, commented, "After the IPO of SoPa last year, we have been working on a new strategy for Leflair, in order to maximize its potential as a destination for lifestyle shopping in Southeast Asia. To facilitate this, we are happy to welcome back Loic Gautier as Group CEO, joining our executive team and becoming the driving force of Leflair Group in the future. At SoPa, hiring key talent is among our top priorities, and we always welcome Leflair's old talents to return, and work with the team to carry Leflair to new heights. Having Loic return as the CEO of Leflair Group ensures continuous and sustainable growth for Leflair in the years to come. The new recruitment also enables us to carry out larger plans for Leflair, evolving from a single online platform to become a true ecosystem for lifestyle shopping."

Since its IPO on the Nasdaq last year, SoPa has focused on M&A activities to expand the ecosystem with other online platforms across 6 verticals: lifestyle, F&B, travel, digital media, and B2B software and loyalty technology in the top three V.I.P countries of Southeast Asia - Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines. Through these business lines, SoPa improves the interconnectedness and support within its ecosystem, fulfilling its mission to connect millions of registered consumers with thousands of registered merchants across Southeast Asia.

With this appointment, Loic will be responsible for managing Leflair Group's growth and expansion strategy, introducing the Leflair platform to other Southeast Asian countries, as well as managing future acquisitions to expand group activity into other smaller segments within the lifestyle retail industry.

As CEO of the new Leflair Group, Loic said, "It's an honor to receive SoPa's trust. With this spin-off, Leflair now has a new medium to maximize its full growth potential. By pivoting from a single platform to an integrated lifestyle retail ecosystem, we seek to connect all players within the lifestyle retail value chain, from brand distributors, to offline stores, ecommerce platforms and delivery companies. The new vision makes Leflair a pioneer in redefining the lifestyle and ecommerce retail market across Southeast Asia."

According to Loic, Leflair Group is working on ambitious plans for the period ahead, aiming for extensive funding rounds and a roadmap to IPO in the near future. To learn more, please visit websites www.thesocietypass.com and www.leflair.com.

About Society Pass

Society Pass is a leading loyalty and data marketing ecosystem that operates multiple e-commerce and lifestyle platforms across its key markets. Its business model focuses on collecting user data through the expected circulation of its universal loyalty points. It seamlessly connects consumers and merchants across multiple product and service categories fostering organic loyalty. Since its inception, SoPa has amassed over 1.6 million registered consumers and over 5,500 registered merchants/brands on its platform. It has invested 2+ years building proprietary IT architecture with cutting edge components to effectively scale and support its Platform's consumers, merchants, and acquisitions.

SoPa provides merchants with SoPa.asia, an online commerce platform for users; #HOTTAB Biz, an order management app for business partners on SoPa.asia; and #HOTTAB POS, a specialized POS technology solution and comprehensive system for payment, loyal customer management, user's profile analytics, and financial support packages for small and medium-sized enterprises. These tools attract and retain customers with personalized interaction based on analytics and high profit margins. SoPa operates Leflair.com, Vietnam's leading lifestyle e-commerce platform, Pushkart.ph, a popular grocery delivery company in Philippines, and Handycart.vn, a leading online restaurant delivery service in Vietnam. Please visit http://thesocietypass.com.

About Leflair

Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Leflair is Vietnam's leading lifestyle e-commerce platform for Fashion, Beauty and Home Furnishing products. Launched in December 2015, Leflair was selling more than 2,500 brands via its flash-sales model. SoPa acquired Leflair's assets in February 2021, relaunching the platform in September 2021, and spinning-off the Leflair Group in April 2022. For more information, please visit https://leflair.com.

Media Contact
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sopa@preciouscomms.com
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Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comSociety Pass Inc (Nasdaq: SOPA) today announced the completion of restructuring of Leflair Vietnam's operations into a separate entity - Leflair Inc ("Leflair Group"). Along with this corporate restructuring, SoPa appointed Loic Gautier to become the new Group Chief Executive Officer of Leflair Group.

Indonesia Continues to Lead the Way in Site Blocking

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JAKARTA / SINGAPORE, Apr 11, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - The Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) has been tracking traffic to sites that have been blocked in Indonesia, as well as overall traffic to pirate sites and legitimate sites. The Indonesian government started blocking illegal sites in the middle of 2019 and by April this year the total number of sites blocked in Indonesia had topped 3,500. CAP's latest data also showed traffic to all pirate sites in Indonesia was down by 75% as of January this year compared to when tracking first started in September 2019. Encouragingly traffic to legitimate sites in Indonesia had also tripled over the same period.

The effectiveness of the blocking is backed up by the most recent YouGov consumer surveys undertaken by CAP in which more than 50% of Indonesian consumers say that they have stopped or rarely access pirate services as a result of blocking. Perhaps more importantly, 76% of Indonesian consumers say they are accessing more legal content and pirating less, and 26% say they have subscribed to legitimate sources as a result of illegal streaming sites being blocked. Blocking as an educational tool may also be evident in 95% of Indonesian consumers agreeing that online piracy does have negative consequences - the highest in the region.

Local movie producer Edwin Nazir, the Chairman of Asosiasi Produser Film Indonesia (APROFI) was greatly encouraged by the ongoing blocking efforts and the positive traffic data. "It is through collective consciousness and continuous effort that we can stand against piracy and bring the Indonesian film industry forward," said Nazir.

Matthew Cheetham, General Manager of CAP, noted, "Indonesia is leading the way when it comes to regulatory site blocking in the Asia Pacific region, if not the world, and the Indonesian government is to be congratulated for the strong stance they have taken in this area. Local industry is clearly benefitting from the actions, as are consumers who are not only being directed towards legitimate content, but in being blocked from accessing pirate sites, they are also protected from the serious risks that previous CAP studies shows are inherent in accessing pirate sites."

CAP's most recent YouGov consumer surveys show that while piracy continues to be a major concern around the Asia Pacific region, particularly in Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines, where 61% of consumers admit to accessing pirate services in each country, site blocking, and in particular government regulatory blocking, is having a noticeable effect in stopping consumers accessing pirated content online.

About the Asia Video Industry Association

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) is the trade association for the video industry and ecosystem in Asia Pacific. It serves to make the video industry stronger and healthier through promoting the common interests of its members. AVIA is the interlocutor for the industry with governments across the region, leads the fight against video piracy through its Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) and provides insight into the video industry through reports and conferences aimed to support a vibrant video industry.

For media enquiries and additional background please contact:
Charmaine Kwan
Head of Marketing and Communications
Email: charmaine@avia.org
Website: www.avia.org

Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comThe Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) has been tracking traffic to sites that have been blocked in Indonesia, as well as overall traffic to pirate sites and legitimate sites.

OTT Summit Ends with Much Optimism for Growth in Asia and a Strong Focus on Content and the Consumer

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Singapore, Apr 6, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) hosted over 850 delegates and featured over 80 industry leaders at the recent OTT Summit, with conversations revolving a lot on the subject of growth, from subscriber and revenue growth to increased local content investment and an intense focus on the customer.

In discussing the outlook for the video industry in Asia, Vivek Couto, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Media Partners Asia (MPA), indicated there remained a lot of room for growth. With most markets having an SVOD household penetration of less than 50%, there was certainly an upside for Southeast Asia and some parts of North Asia as well. However, while the region remained bullish on growth, the Average Revenue Per User remained low, particularly in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and India. As such, some tiers and price increases would be introduced along the way, especially when premium sport started to be added to the platforms.

The adage of "Content is King" was very much heard throughout the summit. In MPA's review of share of first-title consumption, premium local content was a key driver for customer acquisition, particularly in Indonesia and Thailand, with local content that showed some travelability, and as expected, with Korean content traveling very well, and some Japanese content as well.

This focus on content continued through to the fireside chat with Catherine Park, SVP, Head of Office & Streaming for Asia, Paramount Global, where she reiterated that their "mission is to unleash the power of the content with the belief that content is king." With different go-to-market strategies to unlock maximum value, Paramount Plus planned to launch first in Korea with CJ ENM, then Japan as the next market followed by Southeast Asia in 2023. Park also shared Paramount's "glocal" strategy - to have global vision but with local execution.

The importance of being local was also echoed by many panellists, as Asia could not be seen as one homogenous market. Sagar Pandit, Associate Director, Business Development, Asia Pacific, Discovery, Inc., said, "When you gun for growth, especially in Asia, it's about tailoring your approach for every region but keeping your consumer at the front and centre of whatever you are doing."

And with increasing fragmentation in Asia, customer obsession became a key part of the strategy, as more platforms leveraged technology to deliver personalised experiences. For Parminder Singh, Chief Commercial and Digital Officer, Mediacorp, the three things a customer looked for were highly personalized and relevant content, and new virtual interactive experiences, all built into one single experience, with the use of technology that would allow you to bring all of this to the customer. "If you are only delivering a straightforward service, you are going to be left behind," added Akash Saxena, Head of Technology, Disney+ Hotstar India.

However, the challenge to integrate it all into an operator's platform for a seamless experience very much remained, calling for perhaps greater aggregation and bundling for the OTT industry, as we started to see some fatigue from consumers working with multiple services to meet their content needs.

Closing off the summit with Bold Predictions for the Future of Streaming, Gourav Rakshit, COO, Viacom18 Digital Ventures, remained very optimistic, sharing that a large bet that platforms had not fully capitalised on was the area of media becoming social, with the opportunity to build communities. "We've really made rapid strides in the last five years . . . the next five will be focusing a lot more on delivering consumer delight," said Rakshit.

The OTT Summit is generously supported by Gold Sponsors Brightcove, Lumen Technologies, Synamedia, TV5MONDE, Xandr and Silver Sponsors Akamai, Amagi, Broadpeak, BytePlus, Discovery, Encoding.com, Endeavor Streaming, Irdeto, Magnite, Mediacorp, Mirada, NAGRA, Nielsen, PubMatic and Vindicia.

About the Asia Video Industry Association

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) is the trade association for the video industry and ecosystem in Asia Pacific. It serves to make the video industry stronger and healthier through promoting the common interests of its members. AVIA is the interlocutor for the industry with governments across the region, leads the fight against video piracy through its Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) and provides insight into the video industry through reports and conferences aimed to support a vibrant video industry.

For media enquiries and additional background please contact:
Charmaine Kwan
Head of Marketing and Communications
Email: charmaine@avia.org
Website: www.avia.org
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/asiavideoia
Twitter: @AsiaVideoIA

Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comThe Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) hosted over 850 delegates and featured over 80 industry leaders at the recent OTT Summit, with conversations revolving a lot on the subject of growth, from subscriber and revenue growth to increased local content investment and an intense focus on the customer.

The Place Holdings and Stellar Lifestyle to Collaborate on Various Digital Initiatives to Shape the Future of Digital Media and Tap New Opportunities in...

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Singapore, Mar 31, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - SGX mainboard-listed company, The Place Holdings Limited ("The Place Holdings", the "Company" and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"), is pleased to announce that it has entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with Stellar Lifestyle Pte. Ltd. ("Stellar Lifestyle"), a business arm of SMRT Corporation Ltd., to jointly collaborate to shape the future of digital media and tap new opportunities in the digital economy.

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From left to right: Mr. Fan Xianyong, CEO of The Place Holdings, Mr Ji Zenghe, Executive Chairman of the Place Holdings, Mr. Seah Moon Ming, Chairman of SMRT Corporation Ltd, Mr. Tony Heng, President of Stellar Lifestyle

Creating vibrant transit destinations through continuous innovation and a desire to make our everyday touchpoints better, Stellar Lifestyle is the largest managing agent of retail and advertising spaces in Singapore's rail network.

Notably, both The Place Holdings and Stellar Lifestyle aim to build Singapore's first Sky Screen, a suspended video screen that will be an enhanced version of Beijing's iconic attraction, ("Shimao Tianjie Sky Screen").

As a high-tech visual extravaganza, the Sky Screen is envisaged as a new attraction in Singapore that will be integrated with smart digital technology system and immersive media, boosting new business vibrancy and creating new possibilities in digital media solutions.

Shimao Tianjie Sky Screen is located at No. 9 Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, the heart of Beijing's Central Business District (CBD) and it is one of the largest sky screens in Asia with 7,500 sqm of LED lights across a space of 250m long and 30m wide, offering a spectacular light show experience with high-resolution imagery and state-of-the-art, immersive sound systems as well as technological features that enable interactivity.

Pioneering new experiential marketing experiences, Shimao Tianjie Sky Screen has established a strong brand and continues to be a popular venue and platform for various events, advertisements and media.

The Group recently announced a separate MOU to undertake two acquisitions that includes the licensing of the Intellectual Property Rights for the use in the operation and management of Shimao Tianjie Sky Screen and the acquisition of certain assets and businesses relating to Shimao Tianjie Sky Screen. More information on Shimao Tianjie Sky Screen can be accessed at www.theplacebeijing.com.

Mr. Seah Moon Ming, Chairman of SMRT Corporation Ltd, said, "The Place Holdings has an impressive business track record of more than 30 years in developing market-leading media, tourism, and real estate businesses.

As a financial, aviation and technology hub, Singapore is one of the most connected countries in the world. It is a good springboard for The Place Holdings and Stellar Lifestyle to showcase the convergence of 5G, new technologies and media concepts to bring greater value to businesses and consumers.

This MOU signifies our desire to jointly develop experiential solutions through leading-edge technology for smart commuter-station connections. We are confident that this would pave the way for greater business success together."

Mr. Ji Zenghe, Executive Chairman of The Place Holdings, said, "Innovative visual experiences and new digital media technology continue to play a pivotal role in boosting mindshare among consumers as our physical and digital worlds come closer together.

As Singapore's largest managing agent of retail and advertising spaces in Singapore's rail network, Stellar Lifestyle has created a thriving ecosystem that includes F&B, shopping and digital solutions.

Through this strategic collaboration, we aim to combine our unique complementary strengths in enhancing smart commuting and creating innovative digital media solutions within this ecosystem.

This is an important milestone for the Group as we deepen our business roots in Singapore and create new value propositions with our capabilities in immersive media and digital technologies."

Mr. Ji added, "With the Sky Screen's visual extravaganza and technology features, we aim to contribute to the vibrancy and diversity of Singapore's retail and tourism landscape by creating unique and engaging experiences.

Together with Stellar Lifestyle's extensive touchpoints across Singapore, there are significant opportunities to continuously improve our service offerings and experience to targeted audiences and to redefine the future of digital media solutions."

This document is to be read in conjunction with The Place Holdings' exchange filings on 31 March 2022, which can be downloaded via www.sgx.com.

About The Place Holdings Limited
(SGX Code: E27)

Listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange, The Place Holdings Limited ("The Place Holdings", the "Company" and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"), focuses on integrating traditional businesses with omni-channel strategies and digital solutions (such as "new-retail" solutions, last mile logistics, immersive virtual reality technology, enterprise intelligent connectivity) to harness new growth opportunities in the digital economy.

The Group has established a strong business platform to create new value propositions within its 3 core business pillars:

1. Property development and property management activities
2. Cultural tourism and related "new retail" businesses
3. Integrated media-related businesses with management & operation rights

The Group is backed by the key management team of The Place Investment Group, a multi-billion PRC conglomerate that has a strong track record for its extensive business portfolio in tourism, media, property management, biomedical technology investments and international trade.

Embolden with a new business approach and forward-looking corporate culture, The Place Holdings is expanding our business presence of profitable businesses with high growth potential in Singapore and China through organic and inorganic initiatives.

For additional information, please visit www.theplaceholdings.com

About Stellar Lifestyle

Transit Retail & Advertising Solutions

Stellar Lifestyle, a business arm of SMRT Corporation Limited, has expertise in property and retail management, media and digital advertising solutions. We create vibrant transit destinations and lifestyle experiences to make our everyday touchpoints better. Our growing portfolio includes mall management and outdoor media & digital engagement platforms. We are also the largest managing agent of retail and advertising spaces in Singapore's rail network.

Issued on behalf of The Place Holdings Limited and Stellar Lifestyle by 8PR Asia Pte Ltd.

For further information, please contact the following:

Mr. Zhang Wei
Chief Strategy Officer
The Place Holdings Limited
Tel: (65) 6781 8156
Fax: (65) 6781 8159
Email: zhangwei@theplaceholdings.com

SMRT Corporate Communications
Tel: (65) 9822 0902
Email: media@smrt.com.sg

Mr. Alex TAN
Mobile: +65 9451 5252
Email: alex.tan@8prasia.com

Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comThe Place Holdings Limited, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with Stellar Lifestyle Pte. Ltd., a business arm of SMRT Corporation Ltd., to jointly collaborate to shape the future of digital media and tap new opportunities in the digital economy.

Weimob (2013.HK) Smart Retail sends SaaS revenues soaring 90.9%

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SHANGHAI, Mar 31, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Weimob Inc (2013.HK) released its 2021 financial report earlier this week (3-28), showing that its adjusted total revenue in 2021 reached 2.686 billion yuan, a record high, and its performance increased by 36.4% against the background of overcoming unfavorable factors such as downward pressure on the macro economy. After adjustment, the gross profit of RMB 1.517 billion increased by 51.3% year on year. Among them, the digital business sector achieved revenue of 1.967 billion yuan, an increase of 70.9% compared with 2020. Subscription solutions and merchant solutions in this sector achieved high growth of 90.9% and 47.5% respectively. The "WOS" new business operating system developed by Weimob Inc has been officially put into beta this month, and it may become a powerful engine to drive the future growth of Weimob Inc.

High-speed growth of business; SaaS revenue grows against the trend

In 2021, the persistence of the epidemic brought many challenges to consumers and To B enterprises. Weimob Inc focuses on the digital transformation and upgrading of enterprises, continuously strengthens the development of multi-product lines, further promotes the three strategies of "customization, ecology and internationalization", overcomes the adverse effects of external environment, and achieves the contrarian growth of performance. The financial report shows that the digital business income of Weimob Inc in 2021 was 1.967 billion yuan, an increase of 70.9% compared with 1.246 billion yuan in 2020. Among them, the revenue of Weimob Inc subscription solution (SaaS sector) reached 1.188 billion yuan, a substantial increase of 90.9% year-on-year. The number of paying merchants was 102,813, a year-on-year increase of 5.0%. The average income per user increased by 57.7% to 11,553 yuan.

At the same time, with the continuous promotion of TSO's full-chain marketing solution, the business solutions in the digital business sector of Weimob Inc have achieved good results. The financial report shows that in 2021, the business solution revenue was 779 million yuan, a year-on-year increase of 47.5%; The gross income of accurate delivery was 10.95 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 12.1%. The number of paying merchants increased by 26.7% to 57,909, and the average income per user was 13,454 yuan.

The financial report shows that the R&D expenditure of Weimob Inc in 2021 was 775 million yuan. Among them, the total investment of strategic projects such as the new business operating system WOS and the construction and operation of the middle platform reached 682 million yuan. Due to the increased investment in R&D and the merger and acquisition of Xiangxinyun and Haiding in 2021 and previous years, Weimob Inc lost 566 million yuan in adjusted net profit in 2021. However, these investments promote the cost reduction and efficiency increase of Weimob Inc. The financial report shows that the company has abundant cash flow, with cash and cash equivalents of 3.809 billion yuan, and its financial structure is healthy and sustainable.

The strategy of customization has achieved fruitful results, and internationalization has steadily advanced
The financial report shows that the reason why Weimob Inc achieved high revenue growth in 2021, benefiting from the core strategy of "customization, ecology and internationalization" of the group. With the support of TSO's full-chain marketing solution and smart retail and other key businesses, Weimob Inc's customization strategy achieved fruitful results. In the smart retail sector, in 2021, Weimob Inc's smart retail revenue was 426 million yuan, 193.6% year-on-year, and its share in subscription solution revenue further increased from 20.2% in 2020 to 36%. At present, the number of smart retailers in Weimob was 6,126, the number of brand merchants was 1,003, and the average order income of brand merchants per user was 234,000 yuan.

The Weimob smart catering business also achieved a breakthrough. In 2021, Weimob Smart Catering completed the technical and operation system layout of "three stores integrated and global operation". During the reporting period, Weimob's smart catering revenue was 53.616 million yuan, up 19.6% year-on-year, accounting for 4.5% of subscription solution revenue. There were 8,406 smart catering merchants, and the average order revenue per user of catering merchants was 17,000 yuan. By the end of 2021, Weimob smart catering customers accounted for 41% of China's top 100 restaurants; The revenue from catering orders accounted for 51%.

Promoting ecology, WOS New Business Operating System as a new growth engine

As one of its three core strategies, Weimob Inc's ecological strategy has also made remarkable achievements. In terms of developer ecology, in 2021, Weimob Cloud PaaS platform will continue to empower ecological partners, with over 50 new high-quality ecological partners and over 400 new cloud market applications.

In order to create a good foundation for smart business, the WOS New Business Operating System was officially put into public beta in March 2022. WOS new commercial operating system integrates SaaS business integration, ecological partnership and PaaS platform infrastructure, and realizes the comprehensive upgrade of product strength, technical strength and ecological strength, demonstrating the technical strength of Weimob Inc.

In 2022, Weimob will continue to improve WOS product strength, better serve customers through Weimob cloud empowering eco-partners, and drive the growth of product strength and commercial strength by technology, so as to realize faster product development, better product experience and service, and more ecological applications and services, so as to promote customers' purchase, increase customer renewal fees and increase ecological income. CITIC Securities holds that "WOS" is expected to become the new growth driver of SaaS with the improvement of merchant coverage and the acceleration of commercialization.

In terms of investment layout, in 2021, Weimob Inc and Yicun Capital jointly established "Weizhi Digital Industry Fund" and invested in outstanding projects such as Shuyun, Haizhi and Meichuang. In November, 2021, Weimob Inc announced the acquisition of 51.89% equity of Shanghai Xiangxinyun Network Technology Co., Ltd., and incorporated Xiangxinyun into the listed company system, thus deepening the digitalization capability of smart retail shopping guide.

Weimob Inc said that in 2022, the company will focus on seven directions: focusing on key customers and continuing to lead; Open and win-win, create ecological barriers; TOS full-link operation, helping customers smart grow; Continue to increase investment in private track and consolidate the leading position in the industry; Cloudy layout drives new growth; "7+X" to create a new growth flywheel; Cross-border development and layout of the global market. Under the background of accelerating the digitalization process of Chinese enterprises, Weimob Inc has made sufficient product reserves, technical reserves, talent reserves and capital reserves, laying a solid foundation for the development in the next five years.

Media contact:
Micky Sun, Weimob Inc
Email: jingyi.sun@weimob.com
Website: http://www.weimob.com

Weimob Inc (2013.HK) is the leading cloud-based commerce and marketing solutions provider for SMBs. For information, visit www.weimob.com.

Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comWeimob Inc (2013.HK) released its 2021 financial report this week (3/28), showing that its adjusted total revenue in 2021 reached 2.686 billion yuan, a record high, and its performance increased by 36.4% against the background of overcoming unfavorable factors such as downward pressure on the macro economy.
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Dynasty Fine Wines 2021 Revenue Rises Notably by 28% to HKD306 Million Due to Successful “5+4+N” Product Strategy

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HONG KONG, Mar 29, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Dynasty Fine Wines Group Limited ("Dynasty" or "the Group") (Stock Code: 828), a premier grape winemaker in China, today announced its audited annual results for the year ended 31 December 2021. Revenue in 2021 increased by 28% year-on-year to HK$306 million. Gross profit rose by 103% year-on-year to HK$121.9 million. Gross profit margin increased significantly from 25% in 2020 to 40% in 2021. Profit attributable to owners of the Company was HK$32.8 million in 2021, a decrease when compared with HK$116.4 million in 2020. The decline was due to a net gain (after tax) of HK$183.7 million from a disposal, which was a one-off transaction, recorded in 2020. If the net gain of the one-off disposal in 2020 was excluded, profit attributable to owners of the Company would have increased significantly in 2021 versus the preceding year.

In 2021, the revenue of wine products grew, mainly due to a marked increase in sales volume of products, especially middle to high-end wine products, after optimization of the Group's product mix, as well as the increase in market price of certain upgraded and custom-made products during the year. In the second half of 2021, the occurrences of flooding and heavy rain and sporadic COVID-19 cases in certain regions of China adversely affected consumer sentiment. Consequently, the Group's revenue growth for the full 2021 financial year slowed relative to the first half year.

The total number of bottles of wine sold in 2021 was approximately 11.9 million, an increase of 20% as compared with 9.9 million bottles in 2020. Red wines continued to be the Group's primary revenue contributor, accounting for approximately 51% of the Group's revenue for the year (2020: 65%). White wine sales became the growth driver of the Group, which surged by approximately 60% year-on-year and accounted for 40% of the Group' revenue. In 2021, the gross margin of red wine products and white wine products were 37% and 47%, respectively (2020: 24% and 31%, respectively).

The Group produced a wide range of more than 100 wine products under the "Dynasty" brand. This has enabled it to meet the demands and preferences of different consumer groups, mainly in the mass segment of the Chinese wine market. During the year, the Group launched a new premium product, Dynasty Chinese Zodiac Commemorative Dry Red Wine, for the Xin Chou Year of the Ox, integrating high quality with the Chinese zodiac culture. The Group also unveiled two new product series, namely "Sweet Heart" and "Pleasant Color", for the entry-level product segment. The product series are targeted at young consumers and will open a new chapter as part of the Group's product rejuvenation strategy.

The Group also sold foreign branded wines during the year. Imported mainly from France, Italy, Australia, Chile and the United States, the wines enter the Chinese market through the Group's existing distribution network. Having streamlined its portfolio, the Group currently sells about 50 imported grape wine products under approximately 10 brands.

During the year, the Group strengthened cooperation with distributors to operate online stores on such e-commerce platforms as JD.com, Tmall and Pinduoduo. Moreover, innovations were achieved across its brands and product categories, as well as business systems, procedures and models via new retail platforms including Weibo, RED (Xiaohongshu app), Kuai (Kuaishou app) and TikTok (Douyin app). The Group also established an e-commerce team and actively cultivated e-commerce live broadcasting talent to further expand its sales channels and build up a new customer base.

In October 2021, Dynasty held a grand opening ceremony in the new premises of its National-level Technology Center. The work station in the Center has commenced research for the first time on the selection of distinctive muscat yeast in order to create more mellow and enjoyable wines. Also, Dynasty Technology Center established a winemaking and wine tasting studio during the year.

In 2021, Dynasty continued to implement its market demand-oriented "5+4+N" product strategy, and completed the enhancement of the Group's organization structure. In the Group's strategy, "5" represents the five key series of products, comprising air dry series, seven-year reserve series, merlot series, classic series and best-selling series, and represents the goal of having full coverage of all mainstream price segments; "4" refers to the four advantageous categories, i.e. dry red wines, dry white wines, brandy and sparkling wines, and the aim of increasing the Group's vertical market share; and "N" stands for the development of "N" kinds of customized products to meet the diversified needs of Chinese consumers. In 2021, the Group achieved remarkable results from the adjustment of its products, sales channels and marketing campaigns.

With respect to its large-scale marketing campaign, the Group forged ahead with various endeavors, including showcasing products in 20,000 shops, hosting 1,000 wine tasting events and organizing 100 plant visits, so as to continue developing its point-of-sale network.

In the coming three years, the Group will strive to deploy 100,000 points of sale, add 1,000 distributors, and vigorously develop new channels via retail platforms. This will enable the Group to seize opportunities from the growing consumption market driven by young adults, and achieve the annual sales target of over RMB1 billion.

Mr. Wan Shoupeng, Chairman of Dynasty, said, "The Group is pleased that the "5+4+N" strategy has been effective in boosting product sales in 2021, which in turn has facilitated overall revenue growth. In the future, the Group will increase its investment in brand development in order to fully vitalize its brands as well as drive development of its major products. The latter will involve steadily enhancing quality and controlling prices to boost sales volume, with the aim of bringing Dynasty's superior wines to more consumers in China. Furthermore, in line with the industry development trend, Dynasty will strengthen its presence in the mass-market and mid-range product segments as well as target young consumers. In spite of the possible impact brought by sporadic COVID-19 cases in China, the Group is confident that its annual revenue will maintain a steady growth trend in 2022."


Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comDynasty Fine Wines Group Limited ("Dynasty" or "the Group") (Stock Code: 828), a premier grape winemaker in China, today announced its audited annual results for the year ended 31 December 2021. Revenue in 2021 increased by 28% year-on-year to HK$306 million.

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