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NetEase Forms Strategic Partnership with Consumer Brand Leader Kao Group

Kao to Launch Flagship Store on Kaola.com

BEIJING, June 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) ("NetEase" or the "Company"), one of China's leading internet and online game services providers, announced its strategic partnership with Kao Group, one of the world's largest consumer products providers, to bring top quality Kao products to Chinese consumers. Under the partnership Kao Group will soon launch a flagship store on NetEase's cross-border e-commerce platform Kaola.com.

Kaola.com will now have the advantage of directly sourcing Kao Group's well-known product lines, including the bestselling Merries baby diapers. Kaola.com customers will enjoy worry-free shopping experience for a broad selection of products at competitive prices.

"We are very pleased to work with Kao Group, a renowned consumer product brand with the highest standards for quality," said Mr. William Ding, Chief Executive Officer and Director of NetEase. "This strategic partnership reflects the increasing prominence of Kaola.com, and our ability to attract and select the best businesses from around the world to serve our customers. We expect the addition of Kao Group to drive increased traffic and expand Kaola.com's customer base."

About NetEase, Inc.

NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) is a leading internet technology company in China. Dedicated to providing online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce, NetEase develops and operates some of China's most popular online PC and mobile games, advertising services, email services and e-commerce platforms. In partnership with Blizzard Entertainment, NetEase operates some of the most popular international online games in China.

Forward Looking Statements

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Contact for Media and Investors:

Juliet Yang
NetEase, Inc.
hzyangyy@corp.netease.com
Tel: (+86) 571-8985-3378

Brandi Piacente
Investor Relations
brandi@corp.netease.com
Tel: (+1) 212-481-2050

 

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SOURCE NetEase, Inc.