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REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
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UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of January 2018
Commission File Number: 001-35126
21Vianet Group, Inc.
M5, 1 Jiuxianqiao East Road,
The Peoples Republic of China
(86 10) 8456 2121
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|21Vianet Group, Inc.|
/s/ Sharon Xiao Liu
|Name||:||Sharon Xiao Liu|
|Title||:||Chief Financial Officer|
Date: January 10, 2018
Exhibit 99.1 Press Release
21Vianet Group, Inc. Announces Change in Leadership Team
BEIJING, January 9, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) 21Vianet Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: VNET) (21Vianet or the Company), a leading carrier-neutral Internet data center services provider in China, today announced that Mr. Terry Wang, its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), has decided to resign due to personal reasons, effective immediately. Mr. Wang will serve as an advisor to the Company and facilitate a smooth CFO transition. Mr. Wang has served as the Companys CFO since June 2015. The Company also announced that Ms. Sharon Xiao Liu will succeed Mr. Wang as CFO of 21Vianet.
Ms. Liu will be undertaking the Companys finance, legal, internal controls, merger and acquisitions, capital markets, and investor relations responsibilities. Ms. Liu currently serves as the Companys vice president of finance, primarily responsible for finance-related matters in the Companys hosting and related services business. Ms. Liu joined 21Vianet in October 2010, and was previously responsible for pre- and post-IPO finance matters, investor relations, financial reporting, FP&A, and financial BP. Prior to joining 21Vianet, Ms. Liu was a manager at KPMG China in its audit division since 2003. Ms. Liu is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of North Dakota. Ms. Liu received a dual Bachelors degree in economics and law from Peking University.
Mr. Steve Zhang, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated: I would like to welcome Sharon as 21Vianets new CFO. Having been with the Company for over 7 years, she has deep knowledge about 21Vianet and the data center industry. Her broad financial experience as well as her rich experience as part of the senior management team make her an ideal candidate for the CFO position, and will also ensure a seamless transition. Having worked with her extensively since joining the Company, I am confident that Sharon is capable of handling her new role and responsibilities. Mr. Zhang further stated, This change did not arise from any issues involving the Companys financial results, business practices, internal controls, or financial reporting.
Furthermore, I would like to thank Terry for his contributions over the past few years. I appreciate his dedication to 21Vianet, as his leadership played a pivotal part in the Companys reorganization and turnaround. We wish him nothing but the best in the future, added Mr. Zhang.
21Vianet Group, Inc. is a leading carrier-neutral Internet data center services provider in China. 21Vianet provides hosting and related services, cloud services, and business VPN services, improving the reliability, security and speed of its customers Internet infrastructure. Customers may locate their servers and networking equipment in 21Vianets data centers and connect to Chinas Internet backbone through 21Vianets extensive fiber optic network. 21Vianet operates in more than 30 cities throughout China, servicing a diversified and loyal base of more than 4,000 hosting enterprise customers that span numerous industries ranging from Internet companies to government entities and blue-chip enterprises to small- to mid-sized enterprises.
Safe Harbor Statement
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