SOURCE: Gmarket

July 06, 2007 08:34 ET

Gmarket Announces Results of Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA--(Marketwire - July 6, 2007) - Gmarket Inc. (NASDAQ: GMKT) announced today results of the Company's Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders ("EGM") held on July 5, 2007.

At the EGM, the Company's shareholders resolved to approve the appointment of Dean Geehun Kim as an outside director of the Company and the granting of 70,000 stock options, in aggregate, to certain of the Company's employees.

Dean Geehun Kim is the president and CEO of IMM Investment Corporation, a prominent venture capital and private equity fund in Korea. Mr. Kim has over 10 years of experience that has focused on the IT and entertainment industries. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Kim served as President and CEO of IHQ Co. LTD., an entertainment company in Korea. Prior to founding IMM Investment, he was a manager in the Strategy Planning Office of Samsung Electronics from 1995 to 1998. Mr. Kim holds a BS in Molecular Biology from the Seoul National University and an MBA with concentrations in Strategy and Consulting from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Concurrent with Mr. Kim's appointment, Seok-Heon Kim submitted his resignation as an outside director of the Company.


Gmarket Inc. is a leading retail e-commerce marketplace in Korea, offering buyers a wide selection of products at competitive prices and sellers a comprehensive and flexible sales solution. Gmarket's e-commerce marketplace is highly scalable and facilitates the sale of products in small or large quantities to a large number of potential buyers in a convenient, cost effective and secure manner. Gmarket's e-commerce marketplace is located at


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