SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of May 2019
Commission File Number 001-34873
ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd.
(Translation of registrant’s name into English)
Section A, Building 3, Dian Tong Creative Square
No. 7 Jiuxianqiao North Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing, 100015, China
(Address of principal executive offices)
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Attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 is a press release dated May 17, 2019.
|99.1||Press Release, dated May 17, 2019.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|Date: May 17, 2019||ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd.|
|By:||/s/ Tong Tian|
|Finance Vice President|
May 17, 2019
ChinaCache Announces Criminal Investigation and Changes in Management
BEIJING, May 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd. (“ChinaCache” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq GS: CCIH), a leading total solutions provider of Internet content and application delivery services in China, today announced that (i) the Company and Mr. Song Wang, the Company’s Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer, are under investigation for allegations of bribery; (ii) Mr. Song Wang has resigned his position as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and (iii) the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) appointed Mr. Bin Liu as the Company’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, effective May 17, 2019.
The Company has received a notice from a government prosecutors’ office in Beijing that the Company is currently under investigation for allegations of enterprise bribery. The Company has engaged a criminal defense counsel to prepare for the relevant legal proceedings. As the legal proceedings are still at a relatively early stage, the Company is currently unable to assess the likely outcomes of such proceedings.
Mr. Song Wang has been arrested and is also currently under investigation for the allegations of enterprise bribery against the Company. Mr. Song Wang has tendered his resignation as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer to the Board.
The Board has appointed Mr. Bin Liu as the Company’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, effective May 17, 2019. Mr. Bin Liu joined the Company in 2012 and was the Company’s Vice President in charge of new products development prior to his appointment to the current position. Mr. Bin Liu received a master’s degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.
Ms. Jean Xiaohong Kou, a Director and Senior Vice President of the Company, said “the Board is committed to taking all necessary measures to improve the Company’s legal compliance and internal controls. The independent members of the Board plan to launch an internal investigation of the bribery-related allegations and to engage outside advisors to assist the independent members of the Board in conducting such investigation as soon as practicable.”
About ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd.
ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd. is a leading total solutions provider of Internet content and application delivery services in China. Through its distinctive 3-tier Internet ecosystem, ChinaCache also offers Internet data center management, Internet Exchange operations and cloud hosting services. ChinaCache's network is interconnected with the incumbent carriers as well as other local Internet & broadband service providers in China. With two decades of experience in developing customized solutions for China's complex Internet infrastructure, ChinaCache has helped enterprises, SME clients, government agencies and other organizations enhance the reliability and scalability of their online services and applications. To learn more about ChinaCache and how it has improved end-user experience, please visit ir.chinacache.com.
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Investor Relations Department
ChinaCache International Holdings
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Mr. Ross Warner
The Piacente Group | Investor Relations
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Ms. Brandi Piacente
The Piacente Group | Investor Relations
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