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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington D.C. 20549

 


 

FORM 6-K

 


 

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the month of April 2012

 

Commission File Number: 000-30666

 


 

NETEASE, INC.

 


 

26/F, SP Tower D
Tsinghua Science Park Building 8
No. 1 Zhongguancun East Road, Haidian District
Beijing 100084, People’s Republic of China
(Address of principal executive offices)

 


 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

 

Form 20-F x     Form 40-F o

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1): o

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7): o

 

Indicate by check mark whether by furnishing the information contained in this Form, the registrant is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

 

Yes o     No x

 

If “Yes” is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): 82- N.A.

 

 

 



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Press Release Regarding Corporate Name Change to NetEase, Inc., dated March 29, 2012

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

 

 

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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.

 

 

NETEASE, INC.

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Onward Choi

 

Name:

Onward Choi

 

Title:

Acting Chief Financial Officer

 

 

Date: April 12, 2012

 

 

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Exhibit 99.1

 

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Contact for Media and Investors:

Brandi Piacente

Investor Relations

brandi@corp.netease.com

Tel: (+1) 212-481-2050

 

NetEase.com, Inc. Announces Corporate Name Change to NetEase, Inc.

 

BEIJING, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ — NetEase.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES), one of China’s leading Internet and online game services providers, today announced that it has received shareholder approval at the Company’s extraordinary general meeting of shareholders (EGM) to change its corporate name from “NetEase.com, Inc.” to “NetEase, Inc.” The EGM was held on March 29, 2012 at the Company’s office in Beijing.

 

NetEase’s business operations encompass an increasingly diversified range of entertainment, community, e-commerce and other services. As such, management and the Board of Directors believe that the new corporate name more accurately reflects NetEase’s business operations.

 

About NetEase

 

NetEase.com, Inc. is a leading China-based Internet technology company that pioneered the development of applications, services and other technologies for the Internet in China. NetEase’s online communities and personalized premium services have established a large and stable user base for the NetEase websites, which are operated by its affiliates. In particular, NetEase provides online game services to Internet users through the in-house development or licensing of massively multi-player online role-playing games, including Fantasy Westward Journey, Westward Journey Online II, Westward Journey Online III, Tianxia III, Heroes of Tang Dynasty, Datang and Ghost, as well as the licensed games, Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft® and StarCraft II®.

 

NetEase also offers online advertising on its websites, which enables advertisers to reach its substantial user base. In addition, NetEase has paid listings on its search engine and web directory and classified advertising services, as well as an online mall, which provides opportunities for e-commerce and traditional businesses to establish their own storefront on the Internet. NetEase also offers wireless value-added services such as news and information content, matchmaking services, music and photos from the web that are sent over SMS, MMS, WAP, IVR and Color Ring-back Tone technologies.

 

Other community services that the NetEase websites offer include instant messaging, online personal advertisements, matchmaking, alumni clubs and community forums. The Company believes that it is also the largest provider of free e-mail services in China. Furthermore, the NetEase websites as well as its micro-blogging services provide various channels of content. NetEase aggregates news content on world events, sports, science and technology, and financial markets, as well as entertainment content such as cartoons, games, astrology and jokes, from over one hundred international and domestic content providers.