2006.06.03

Tencent QQ's Peak Simultaneous Online User Accounts Broke 20 Million

Shenzhen ­ June 3 2006 Tencent Holdings Limited (SEHK 700) a leading provider of Internet and mobile value­added services in China today announced that its Instant Messaging service QQ made a new record of 20­million peak simultaneous online user accounts on June 3 2006. The first 10­million mark was made in February 2005. According to a survey done by iResearch in 2005 91.6% of respondents named QQ their favourite instant messaging service and 78.8% said that QQ was their most frequently used instant messaging service. In addition to an active user base of 221 million as at the end of March 2006 the new record shows that QQ’s online community in China has become one of the largest single­culture communities around the world and that applications designed to enrich the “Online Life” of our Instant Messaging community will offer a lot of potential for growth in future.