Agora, Inc. Announces Management Share Purchase Plan

Sep 07, 2022

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Agora, Inc. (NASDAQ: API) (“Agora”), a pioneer and leading platform for real-time engagement APIs, today announced that Mr. Tony Zhao, founder, chairman and CEO of Agora, has informed Agora’s board of directors of his intention to use his personal funds to purchase up to an aggregate of US$30 million of Agora’s ADSs or Class A ordinary shares for the next 12 months, pursuant and subject to relevant rules and regulations and Agora’s insider trading policy.

The management share purchase may be made from time to time in the open market at prevailing market prices, in privately negotiated transactions, in block trades and/or through other legally permissible means, depending on market conditions and in accordance with applicable rules and regulations.

As previously announced, Agora’s board of directors had authorized a share repurchase program, under which Agora may repurchase up to an aggregate of US$200 million of its Class A ordinary shares in the form of ADSs, which is effective until the end of February 2023. As of June 30, 2022, Agora had repurchased US$19.8 million of its ADSs under the share repurchase program and is still authorized to use the remaining quota for repurchases within the term of the plan.

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About Agora

Agora’s mission is to make real-time engagement ubiquitous, allowing everyone to interact with anyone, in any app, anytime and anywhere. Agora’s cloud platform provides developers simple, flexible and powerful application programming interfaces, or APIs, to embed real-time video, voice and chat experiences into their applications. Agora maintains dual headquarters in Shanghai, China and Santa Clara, California.

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