DouYu International Holdings Limited Announces Special Cash Dividend

WUHAN, China, July 3, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — DouYu International Holdings Limited (“DouYu” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: DOYU) a leading game-centric live streaming platform in China and a pioneer in the eSports value chain, today announced that the Company’s board of directors approved and declared a special cash dividend of US$9.76 per ordinary share, or US$9.76 per American Depositary Share (“ADS“), to holders of record of ordinary shares and ADSs as of the close of business on August 21, 2024.

The aggregate amount of cash dividends to be paid will be approximately US$300 million, with payments expected to be made on or around August 30, 2024 for holders of ordinary shares and holders of ADSs. Holders of the Company’s ADSs will receive the cash dividends through JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., the depositary, subject to the terms and conditions of the deposit agreement.

The interim management committee of DouYu commented, “We remain dedicated to protecting shareholders’ interests despite the challenging macroeconomic and operating environment that we continue to face. Primarily due to the Company’s current cash position, our Board of Directors has approved a special cash dividend of approximately US$300 million as part of our ongoing effort to return value to our shareholders.”

About DouYu International Holdings Limited

Headquartered in Wuhan, China, DouYu International Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: DOYU) is a leading game-centric live streaming platform in China and a pioneer in the eSports value chain. DouYu operates its platform on both PC and mobile apps to bring users access to immersive and interactive games and entertainment livestreaming, a wide array of video and graphic contents, as well as opportunities to participate in community events and discussions. By nurturing a sustainable technology-based talent development system and relentlessly producing high-quality content, DouYu consistently delivers premium content through the integration of livestreaming, video, graphics, and virtual communities with a primary focus on games, especially on eSports. This enables DouYu to continuously enhance its user experience and pursue long-term healthy development. For more information, please see http://ir.douyu.com/.

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Investor Relations Contact

In China:

Lingling Kong
DouYu International Holdings Limited
Email: ir@douyu.tv
Tel: +86 (10) 6508-0677

Andrea Guo
Piacente Financial Communications
Email: douyu@tpg-ir.com
Tel: +86 (10) 6508-0677

In the United States:

Brandi Piacente
Piacente Financial Communications
Email: douyu@tpg-ir.com
Tel: +1-212-481-2050

Media Relations Contact

Lingling Kong
DouYu International Holdings Limited
Email: pr_douyu@douyu.tv
Tel: +86 (10) 6508-0677