Joint Statement from Alibaba Group, Yahoo! Inc., and Softbank Corp. Regarding AlipayJune 22, 2011
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- In response to inquiries regarding the status of their Alipay discussions, Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO), Softbank, and Alibaba Group today issued the following statement:
“Alibaba Group and its major shareholders, Yahoo! Inc. and Softbank Corp. continue to be engaged in constructive negotiations, and we have made substantive and encouraging progress toward an agreement regarding Alipay. Our objective is to reach an agreement in a timely manner that serves the interests of all stakeholders. The companies will not comment in further detail until it is appropriate to do so.”
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