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Event Id: 4B3V1BYH
Action Type: PARTIAL
Action Status: ANNOUNCED
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Target Symbol: SURRF
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Alibaba Group Holding Limited today announced it will invest approximately USD3.6 billion in respect of Sun Art Retail Group Limited (HKEX: 6808, "Sun Art"), a leading hypermarket and supermarket operator in China, that will raise its aggregate direct and indirect stake to approximately 72%1. As part of the transaction, Alibaba will acquire 70.94% of equity interest in A-RT Retail Holdings Limited ("A-RT") from Auchan Retail International S.A. and its subsidiary ("Auchan Retail") valued at approximately HKD28.0 billion (USD3.6 billion). A-RT holds approximately 51% of the equity interest in Sun Art. Following the transaction, Alibaba will consolidate Sun Art in its financial statements. Additionally, Peter Huang has been appointed Chairman of Sun Art in addition to his current role as Chief Executive Officer.