HONG KONG, Oct. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced that shares of IMAX China Holding, Inc. ("IMAX China", stock code: 1970), a Cayman Islands company, began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
"We are very pleased with the result of our IPO in Hong Kong," said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. "We believe it provides investors the ability to access our IMAX China business directly, and provides greater clarity into the performance of those assets in the fastest-growing entertainment market in the world. Going public has been part of our long-term China strategy, and we believe the introduction of local Chinese investors into the business will further solidify our position in the Chinese market."
About IMAX China
IMAX China is a subsidiary of IMAX Corporation, and is incorporated under the laws of Cayman Islands. IMAX China was established by IMAX Corporation specifically to oversee the expansion of IMAX's business throughout Greater China. IMAX China trades on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code "HK1970."
About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you've never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX's network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.
IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of June 30, 2015, there were 977 IMAX theatres (853 commercial multiplexes, 20 commercial destinations and 104 institutions) in 65 countries.
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This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management's assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in IMAX's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.
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