Adjusted EBITDA up 95.5% YoY to RMB196.0 millionAdjusted EBITDA margin expanded to 24.5% from 11.6% in prior year period

BEIJING, May 18, 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 its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018. The Company will hold a conference call at 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 17, 2018, U.S. Eastern Time to discuss the financial results. Dial-in details are provided at the end of this release.

First Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights (including hosting and related services & MNS1 business)

-- Revenues from hosting and related services increased by 13.3% year over year to RMB800.8 million (US$127.7 million). -- Adjusted cash gross profit increased by 7.6% year over year to RMB347.5 million (US$55.4 million). Adjusted cash gross margin expanded to 43.4% from 37.5% in the same period of 2017. -- Operating profit improved to RMB56.4 million from an operating loss of RMB72.1 million in the same period of 2017. -- Adjusted EBITDA increased by 95.5% year over year to RMB196.0 million (US$31.2 million). Adjusted EBITDA margin expanded to 24.5% from 11.6% in the same period of 2017. -- Net cash generated from operating activities was RMB95.9 million (US$15.3 million) in the first quarter of 2018 compared to RMB46.4 million in the same period of 2017.

The financial numbers of the same period of 2017 include hosting and related services and MNS business. The year-over-year increase was partially driven by the disposal of the MNS business in September 2017.

First Quarter 2018 Operational Highlights

-- Hosting MRR2 per cabinet increased to RMB7,905 in the first quarter of 2018 compared to RMB7,598 in the first quarter of 2017. -- Total cabinets under management decreased slightly to 29,035 as of March 31, 2018 from 29,080 as of December 31, 2017. As of March 31, 2018, the Company had 23,839 cabinets in its self-built data centers and 5,196 cabinets in its partnered data centers. -- Utilization rate was 70.0% in the first quarter of 2018 compared to 75.7% in the fourth quarter of 2017 due to the incremental cabinet capacity the Company delivered at the end of 2017.

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1MNS: Refers to managed network services.2Hosting MRR: Refers to Monthly Recurring Revenues for the hosting business.

Mr. Alvin Wang, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company, stated, “We entered 2018 with accelerated financial and operating performance in the first quarter. We are pleased to see continued improvement on our results following our successful business restructuring in 2017. During the quarter, the demand for computing and storage capacity from both large and small corporations in China continued to grow. To capitalize on the market opportunities, we further expanded our data center network while maintaining our industry-leading service quality. This not only made us the clear choice of data center providers for our clients, it also made us the ideal partner for world-class technology leaders such as Microsoft Corp. With our long-term partnership with Microsoft, we will continue to improve our capabilities and capacities to deliver localized and customized cloud solutions with optimal user experiences to Chinese customers in the future.”

Ms. Sharon Liu, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, commented, “We are delighted to sustain our strong momentum and deliver another quarter of robust financial growth. In the first quarter of 2018, our revenue from the hosting and related services business increased by 13.3% year over year to RMB800.8 million, exceeding the high end of our previous guidance. More importantly, as a result of our improved operating efficiency, we recorded adjusted EBITDA of RMB196.0 million in the first quarter of 2018, representing a year-over-year increase of 95.5%. As our restructuring strategy to fully focus on our core hosting and related services business continues to prove successful, we expect our growth momentum to carry into the quarters ahead.”

First Quarter 2018 Financial Results

To fully reflect the Company’s performance, all analysis between “REVENUES” and “ADJUSTED EBITDA” presents only the results of the hosting and related service business. The MNS business, which was disposed of in the third quarter of 2017, is excluded.

REVENUES: Net revenues increased by 13.3% to RMB800.8 million (US$127.7 million) in the first quarter of 2018 from RMB706.7 million in the same period of 2017 and increased by 4.6% from RMB765.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. The increase was primarily due to increasing demand from the Company’s new and existing customers.

GROSS PROFIT: Gross profit increased by 10.5% to RMB227.9 million (US$36.3 million) in the first quarter of 2018 from RMB206.3 million in the same period of 2017 and increased by 13.9% from RMB200.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. Gross margin decreased slightly to 28.5% in the first quarter of 2018 from 29.2% in the same period of 2017. The decrease was mainly due to an increase in depreciation.

Adjusted cash gross profit, which excludes depreciation, amortization, and share-based compensation expenses, increased by 18.1% to RMB347.5 million (US$55.4 million) in the first quarter of 2018 from RMB 294.3 million in the same period of 2017 and increased by 8.6% from RMB320.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. Adjusted cash gross margin expanded to 43.4% in the first quarter of 2018 from 41.6% in the same period of 2017 and 41.8% in the previous quarter. The increase was a result of cabinet resource management. Since the first quarter of 2017, the Company eliminated approximately 1,000 lower-margin cabinets in partnered data centers, bringing the total number of partnered cabinets to 5,196 in the first quarter of 2018 from 6,119 in the same period of 2017. OPERATING EXPENSES: Total operating expenses increased by 11.3% to RMB171.5 million (US$27.3 million) in the first quarter of 2018 from RMB154.0 million in the same period of 2017 but decreased by 10.9% compared to the fourth quarter of 2017. The year-over-year fluctuation was mainly caused by the increase of office related expenses and personnel cost. The quarter-over-quarter decrease was mainly caused by expenses incurred and recorded for the disposal of the MNS business in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Adjusted operating expenses, which exclude share-based compensation expenses and changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable, were RMB167.2 million (US$26.7 million) in the first quarter of 2018 compared to RMB154.1 million in the same period of 2017 and RMB173.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. As a percentage of net revenues, adjusted operating expenses decreased to 20.9% in the first quarter of 2018 from 21.8% in the same period of 2017 and 22.6% in the previous quarter. The decrease was primarily due to expense control measures implemented.

Sales and marketing expenses increased by 21.2% to RMB41.2 million (US$6.6 million) in the first quarter of 2018 from RMB34.0 million in the same period of 2017 and decreased from RMB42.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. The year-over-year increase was mainly driven by sales expansion.

Research and development expenses were RMB22.0 million (US$3.5 million) in the first quarter of 2018 compared to RMB22.2 million in the same period of 2017 and RMB29.3 million in the previous quarter. The quarter-over-quarter decrease was mainly due to a drop in headcount and the enhancement of working efficiency.

General and administrative expenses increased by 14.4% to RMB112.3 million (US$17.9 million) in the first quarter of 2018 from RMB98.2 million in the same period of 2017 and decreased from RMB115.4 million in the previous quarter. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to the expansion of the business and the increase of office related expenses.

ADJUSTED EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2018 increased by 28.3% to RMB196.0 million (US$31.2 million) from RMB152.7 million in the same period of 2017 and increased by 14.6% compared to the previous quarter. Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2018 excludes share-based compensation expenses of RMB 6.6 million (US$1.0 million) and changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration payable, which was a gain of RMB2.3 million (US$0.4 million). Adjusted EBITDA margin expanded to 24.5% in the first quarter of 2018 from 21.6% in the same period of 2017 and 22.3% in the fourth quarter of 2017.

NET PROFIT/LOSS: Net profit for the first quarter of 2018 was RMB34.7 million (US$5.5 million) compared to a net loss of RMB116.8 million in the same period of 2017. The improvement in net profit was mainly driven by the strong performance of the Company’s hosting and related services and its improved operating efficiency following the disposal of the MNS business in September 2017.

PROFIT/LOSS PER SHARE: Diluted profit per share was RMB0.05 (US$0.01) in the first quarter of 2018, which represents the equivalent of RMB0.30 (US$0.06) per American Depositary Share ("ADS"). Each ADS represents six ordinary shares. Diluted profit per share is calculated using net profit divided by the weighted average number of shares.

As of March 31, 2018, the Company's cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments were RMB2.38 billion (US$379.9 million).

Net cash generated from operating activities was RMB95.9 million (US$15.3 million) in the first quarter of 2018.

Recent Developments

On March 14, 2018, the Company announced that it has extended its long-term partnership with Microsoft Corp. to provide world-class public cloud services to Chinese customers.

Financial Outlook

The following forecast reflects the Company’s current and preliminary view on the market and its operational conditions, which is subject to change.

For the second quarter of 2018, the Company expects net revenues to be in the range of RMB810 million to RMB830 million compared to hosting and related service revenues of RMB743 million in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of RMB200 million to RMB220 million compared to RMB171 million in the prior year period.

Conference Call

The Company will hold a conference call at 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 17, 2018 U.S. Eastern Time, or 8:00 am on Friday, May 18, 2018 Beijing Time, to discuss the financial results.

Participants may access the call by dialing the following numbers: United States Toll Free: +1-855-500-8701 International: +65-6713-5440 China Domestic: 400-120-0654 Hong Kong: +852-3018-6776 Conference ID: 9383759 The replay will be accessible through May 25, 2018 by dialing the following numbers: United States Toll Free: +1-855-452-5696 International: +61-2-9003-4211 Conference ID: 9383759

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available through the Company's investor relation website at http://ir.21vianet.com.

Non-GAAP Disclosure

In evaluating its business, 21Vianet considers and uses the following non-GAAP measures defined as non-GAAP financial measures by the SEC as supplemental measure to review and assess its operating performance: adjusted cash gross profit, adjusted cash gross margin, adjusted operating expenses, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the table captioned "Reconciliations of GAAP and non-GAAP results" set forth at the end of this press release.

The non-GAAP financial measures are provided as additional information to help investors compare business trends among different reporting periods on a consistent basis and to enhance investors' overall understanding of the Company's current financial performance and prospects for the future. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, U.S. GAAP results. In addition, the Company's calculation of the non-GAAP financial measures may be different from the calculation used by other companies, and therefore comparability may be limited.

Exchange Rate

This announcement contains translations of certain RMB amounts into U.S. dollars (“USD”) at specified rates solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise stated, all translations from RMB to USD were made at the rate of RMB6.2726 to US$1.00, the noon buying rate in effect on March 31, 2018 in the H.10 statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board. The Company makes no representation that the RMB or USD amounts referred could be converted into USD or RMB, as the case may be, at any particular rate or at all. For analytical presentation, all percentages are calculated using the numbers presented in the financial statements contained in this earnings release.

Statement Regarding Unaudited Condensed Financial Information

The unaudited financial information set forth above is preliminary and subject to potential adjustments. Adjustments to the consolidated financial statements may be identified when audit work has been performed for the Company's year-end audit, which could result in significant differences from this preliminary unaudited condensed financial information.

About 21Vianet

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 21Vianet's data centers and connect to China's Internet backbone through 21Vianet's extensive fiber optic network. 21Vianet operates in more than 30 cities throughout China, servicing a diversified and loyal base of nearly 5,000 hosting and related 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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Investor Relations Contacts:

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21VIANET GROUP, INC. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Amount in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”) and US dollars (“US$”)) As of As of December 31, March 31, 2018 2017 RMB RMB US$ (Audited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents 1,949,631 1,850,440 295,004 Restricted cash 242,494 254,576 40,585 Accounts and notes receivable, net 455,811 506,475 80,744 Short-term investments 548,890 532,689 84,923 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 934,460 994,780 158,595 Amount due from related parties 114,256 93,294 14,873 ---------- ---------- --------- Total current assets 4,245,542 4,232,254 674,724 ---------- ---------- --------- Non-current assets: Property and equipment, net 3,319,424 3,282,857 523,365 Intangible assets, net 401,115 382,416 60,966 Land use rights, net 163,671 162,713 25,940 Goodwill 989,530 989,530 157,754 Long-term investments 510,926 504,679 80,458 Amount due from related parties 20,210 20,385 3,250 Restricted cash 3,344 3,221 514 Deferred tax assets 172,818 157,693 25,140 Other non-current assets 81,581 142,036 22,644 ---------- ---------- --------- Total non-current assets 5,662,619 5,645,530 900,031 ---------- ---------- --------- Total assets 9,908,161 9,877,784 1,574,755 ---------- ---------- --------- Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity Current liabilities: Short-term bank borrowings 50,000 69,999 11,159 Accounts and notes payable 252,892 293,135 46,733 Accrued expenses and other payables 657,133 593,652 94,642 Deferred revenue 55,753 35,248 5,619 Advances from customers 403,244 477,239 76,083 Income taxes payable 13,309 28,456 4,537 Amounts due to related parties 55,675 59,386 9,468 Current portion of long-term bank borrowings 70,289 70,289 11,206 Current portion of capital lease obligations 201,315 194,449 31,000 Current portion of deferred government grant 4,574 4,574 729 Current portion of bonds payable 11,139 10,939 1,744 ---------- ---------- --------- Total current liabilities 1,775,323 1,837,366 292,920 ---------- ---------- --------- Non-current liabilities: Long-term bank borrowings 187,638 187,638 29,914 Unrecognized tax benefits 16,511 16,701 2,663 Deferred tax liabilities 190,873 188,539 30,058 Non-current portion of capital lease obligations 600,882 611,232 97,445 Non-current portion of deferred government grant 17,861 16,112 2,569 Bonds payable 1,918,069 1,848,263 294,657 ---------- ---------- --------- Total non-current liabilities 2,931,834 2,868,485 457,306 ---------- ---------- --------- Shareholders' equity Treasury stock (337,683 ) (337,683 ) (53,835 ) Ordinary shares 46 46 7 Additional paid-in capital 8,980,407 8,991,665 1,433,483 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (2,673 ) (77,733 ) (12,392 ) Statutory reserves 38,736 38,969 6,213 Accumulated deficit (3,629,300 ) (3,596,693 ) (573,397 ) ---------- ---------- --------- Total 21Vianet Group, Inc. shareholders’ equity 5,049,533 5,018,571 800,079 ---------- ---------- --------- Noncontrolling interest 151,471 153,362 24,450 Total shareholders' equity 5,201,004 5,171,933 824,529 ---------- ---------- --------- Total liabilities and shareholders' equity 9,908,161 9,877,784 1,574,755 ---------- ---------- ---------

21VIANET GROUP, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Amount in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”) and US dollars (“US$”) except for number of shares and per share data) Three months ended March 31, December 31, March 31, 2018 2017 2017 RMB RMB RMB US$ (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Net revenues Hosting and related services 706,711 765,814 800,765 127,661 Managed network services 155,466 - - - ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Total net revenues 862,177 765,814 800,765 127,661 Cost of revenues (681,700 ) (565,645 ) (572,863 ) (91,328 ) ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Gross profit 180,477 200,169 227,902 36,333 Operating expenses Sales and marketing (65,832 ) (42,702 ) (41,232 ) (6,573 ) Research and development (38,387 ) (29,340 ) (22,030 ) (3,512 ) General and administrative (135,803 ) (115,351 ) (112,340 ) (17,910 ) (Allowance) reversal for doubtful debt (15,465 ) (1,147 ) 1,855 296 Changes in the fair value of contingent purchase 2,867 (3,834 ) 2,284 364 consideration payable ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Total operating expenses (252,620 ) (192,374 ) (171,463 ) (27,335 ) ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Operating (loss) profit (72,143 ) 7,795 56,439 8,998 Interest income 8,252 10,821 8,527 1,359 Interest expense (37,027 ) (50,836 ) (51,542 ) (8,217 ) Impairment of long-term investment - 139 - - Gain on disposal of subsidiaries - 677,084 - - Other income 4,826 3,260 22,161 3,533 Other expense (1,562 ) (232 ) (1,526 ) (243 ) Foreign exchange (loss) gain (5,481 ) 4,328 44,841 7,149 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- (Loss) gain before income taxes and gain (loss) from (103,135 ) 652,359 78,900 12,579 equity method investments Income tax (expenses) benefits (16,127 ) 127,478 (34,080 ) (5,433 ) Gain (loss) from equity method investments 2,425 17,732 (10,089 ) (1,608 ) ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Net (loss) profit (116,837 ) 797,569 34,731 5,538 Net loss (profit) attributable to noncontrolling 17,043 1,073 (1,891 ) (301 ) interest ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Net (loss) profit attributable to ordinary (99,794 ) 798,642 32,840 5,237 shareholders ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- (Loss) profit per share Basic (0.17 ) 1.19 0.05 0.01 Diluted (0.17 ) 1.18 0.05 0.01 Shares used in (loss) profit per share computation Basic* 678,649,016 671,279,121 672,741,909 672,741,909 Diluted* 678,649,016 675,505,879 677,158,404 677,158,404 (Loss) profit per ADS (6 ordinary shares equal to 1 ADS) Basic (1.02 ) 7.14 0.30 0.06 Diluted (1.02 ) 7.08 0.30 0.06 * Shares used in (loss) profit per share/ADS computation were computed under weighted average method.

21VIANET GROUP, INC. RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP RESULTS (Amount in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”) and US dollars (“US$”)) Three months ended March 31, December March 31, 2018 2017 31, 2017 RMB RMB RMB US$ Gross profit 180,477 200,169 227,902 36,333 Plus: depreciation and amortization 142,810 119,814 119,562 19,061 Plus: share-based compensation expenses (222 ) 84 14 2 Adjusted cash gross profit 323,065 320,067 347,478 55,396 -------- -------- -------- ------- Adjusted cash gross margin 37.5% 41.8% 43.4% 43.4% Operating expenses (252,620 ) (192,374 ) (171,463 ) (27,335 ) Plus: share-based compensation expenses 4,545 15,317 6,555 1,045 Plus: changes in the fair value of contingent purchase (2,867 ) 3,834 (2,284 ) (364 ) consideration payable -------- -------- -------- ------- Adjusted operating expenses (250,942 ) (173,223 ) (167,192 ) (26,654 ) -------- -------- -------- ------- Operating (loss) profit (72,143 ) 7,795 56,439 8,998 Plus: depreciation and amortization 170,953 143,966 135,290 21,568 Plus: share-based compensation expenses 4,323 15,401 6,569 1,047 Plus: changes in the fair value of contingent purchase (2,867 ) 3,834 (2,284 ) (364 ) consideration payable -------- -------- -------- ------- Adjusted EBITDA 100,266 170,996 196,014 31,249 -------- -------- -------- ------- Adjusted EBITDA margin 11.6% 22.3% 24.5% 24.5%

21VIANET GROUP, INC. SUPPLEMENTARY DISCLOSURE FOR HOSTING AND RELATED SERVICES (Amount in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”) and US dollars (“US$”)) Three months ended March 31, December March 31, 2018 2017 31, 2017 GAAP Disclosure RMB RMB RMB US$ Net revenues 706,711 765,814 800,765 127,661 Cost of revenues (500,430 ) (565,645 ) (572,863 ) (91,328 ) -------- -------- -------- ------- Gross profit 206,281 200,169 227,902 36,333 Sales and marketing (34,015 ) (42,702 ) (41,232 ) (6,573 ) Research and development (22,206 ) (29,340 ) (22,030 ) (3,512 ) General and administrative (98,214 ) (115,351 ) (112,340 ) (17,910 ) (Allowance) reversal for doubtful debt (2,440 ) (1,147 ) 1,855 296 Changes in the fair value of contingent purchase consideration 2,867 (3,834 ) 2,284 364 payable -------- -------- -------- ------- Total operating expenses (154,008 ) (192,374 ) (171,463 ) (27,335 ) -------- -------- -------- ------- Operating profit 52,273 7,795 56,439 8,998 Non-GAAP disclosure Gross profit 206,281 200,169 227,902 36,333 Plus: depreciation and amortization 88,146 119,814 119,562 19,061 Plus: share-based compensation expenses (138 ) 84 14 2 Adjusted cash gross profit 294,289 320,067 347,478 55,396 -------- -------- -------- ------- Adjusted cash gross margin 41.6% 41.8% 43.4% 43.4% Operating expenses (154,008 ) (192,374 ) (171,463 ) (27,335 ) Plus: share-based compensation expenses 2,819 15,317 6,555 1,045 Plus: changes in the fair value of contingent purchase (2,867 ) 3,834 (2,284 ) (364 ) consideration payable -------- -------- -------- ------- Adjusted operating expenses (154,056 ) (173,223 ) (167,192 ) (26,654 ) -------- -------- -------- ------- Operating profit 52,273 7,795 56,439 8,998 Plus: depreciation and amortization 100,633 143,966 135,290 21,568 Plus: share-based compensation expenses 2,681 15,401 6,569 1,047 Plus: changes in the fair value of contingent purchase (2,867 ) 3,834 (2,284 ) (364 ) consideration payable -------- -------- -------- ------- Adjusted EBITDA 152,720 170,996 196,014 31,249 -------- -------- -------- ------- Adjusted EBITDA margin 21.6% 22.3% 24.5% 24.5%

21VIANET GROUP, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS (Amount in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”) and US dollars (“US$”)) Three months ended March December 31, March 31, 2018 31,2017 2017 RMB RMB RMB US$ (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited ) CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES Net (loss) profit (116,837 ) 797,569 34,731 5,538 Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) profit to net cash generated fromoperating activities: Depreciation and amortization 170,953 143,966 135,290 21,568 Stock-based compensation expenses 4,323 15,513 6,569 1,047 Gain from disposal of subsidiaries - (677,084 ) - - Others 15,894 (148,681 ) (47,256 ) (7,535 ) Changes in operating assets and liabilities Accounts and notes receivable (80,864 ) 32,070 (49,722 ) (7,927 ) Prepaid expenses and other current assets (85,428 ) (23,235 ) (92,181 ) (14,696 ) Accounts and notes payable 60,490 (38,841 ) 40,243 6,416 Accrued expenses and other payables (4,161 ) 92,272 (25,300 ) (4,033 ) Deferred revenue (43,074 ) 8,674 (20,505 ) (3,269 ) Advances from customers 111,899 (23,683 ) 73,995 11,797 Others 13,155 (21,413 ) 39,989 6,375 Net cash generated from operating activities 46,350 157,127 95,853 15,281 --------- ---------- --------- ------- CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES Purchases of property and equipment (99,432 ) (74,603 ) (91,027 ) (14,512 ) Purchases of intangible assets (9,386 ) (4,062 ) (1,887 ) (301 ) Payments for investments (207,003 ) (275,766 ) (14,473 ) (2,307 ) Payments for assets acquisition, net of cash acquired (15,053 ) - - - Proceeds from other investing activities - 100,000 26,654 4,249 Net cash used in investing activities (330,874 ) (254,431 ) (80,733 ) (12,871 ) --------- ---------- --------- ------- CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES Net proceeds from issuance of 2020 bonds - 612,723 - - Proceeds from bank borrowings 59,038 - 69,999 11,159 Repayments of bank borrowings (96,974 ) (1,587,871 ) (50,000 ) (7,971 ) Payments for capital lease (32,055 ) (67,239 ) (29,287 ) (4,669 ) Payments for other financing activities (74,523 ) (9,925 ) (19,650 ) (3,132 ) Net cash used in financing activities (144,514 ) (1,052,312 ) (28,938 ) (4,613 ) --------- ---------- --------- ------- Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash, (17,255 ) (4,967 ) (73,414 ) (11,703 ) cashequivalents and restricted cash Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash (446,293 ) (1,154,583 ) (87,232 ) (13,906 ) Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of 3,294,523 3,350,052 2,195,469 350,009 period --------- ---------- --------- ------- Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period 2,848,230 2,195,469 2,108,237 336,103 --------- ---------- --------- ------- Notes: The Company adopted Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2016-18, Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230): Restricted Cash on January 1, 2018 and retrospectively adjusted the condensed consolidated statement of cash flows for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and December 31,2017 by excluding the movement of restricted cash of RMB71.6 million and RMB1,619.3 million respectively.