Autohome appointed Cynthia Whelan as Chairman of its Board of Directors

– CHINA, Beijing – Autohome Inc. (ATHM), the leading online destination for automobile consumers in China, today announced that it has received a letter of notice from its shareholder, Telstra Holdings Pty Limited, that pursuant to Article 127 of the Company’s Fourth Amended Memorandum and Articles of Association, Telstra has appointed Ms. Cynthia Whelan as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company and Mr. Timothy Y. Chen has resigned as the Chairman of the Board, effective as of May 6, 2016. Mr. Chen will continue to serve as a director of the Company.

About Autohome Inc.

Autohome Inc. (ATHM) is the leading online destination for automobile consumers in China. Its mission is to enhance the car-buying and ownership experience for auto consumers in China. Autohome provides professionally produced and user-generated content, a comprehensive automobile library, and extensive automobile listing information to automobile consumers, covering the entire car purchase and ownership cycle. The ability to reach a large and engaged user base of automobile consumers has made Autohome a preferred platform for automakers and dealers to conduct their advertising campaigns. Further, the Company’s dealer subscription and advertising services allow dealers to market their inventory and services through Autohome’s platform, extending the reach of their physical showrooms to potentially millions of internet users in China and generating sales leads for them. The Company offers sales leads, data analysis, and marketing services to assist automakers and dealers with improving their efficiency and facilitating transactions. As a transaction-centric company, Autohome operates its “Autohome Mall”, a full-service online transaction platform, to facilitate transactions for automakers and dealers. Further, through its website and mobile applications, it also provides other value-added services, including auto financing, auto insurance, used car transactions, and aftermarket services.

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