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China : Alibaba Group Announces March Quarter 2016 and Full Fiscal Year 2016 Results.

Alibaba Group Holding Limited today announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 and the fiscal year then ended (fiscal year 2016).

Alibaba Group finished the fiscal year on a very strong note. In March we surpassed RMB3 trillion in annual GMV and our revenue for the year was over RMB100 billion. We achieved strong growth in mobile users, active buyers and transactions, said Daniel Zhang, Chief Executive Officer of Alibaba Group. Our focus on long-term strategic priorities globalization, rural expansion, building a world-class cloud computing business and creating a comprehensive media and entertainment platform has laid a strong foundation for future growth.

Our excellent results this quarter reflect the unique strength of our core e-commerce business despite challenging economic conditions, as well as the emerging momentum of our balanced portfolio of businesses from mobile media to cloud computing. As a result, we achieved accelerating year-over-year revenue growth of 39%, which was the highest revenue growth rate for the past four quarters, said Maggie Wu, Chief Financial Officer of Alibaba Group. With several consecutive quarters of increases in revenue per active buyer and revenue per mobile MAU, we showcase the resiliency and growing clout of Chinese consumers. This bodes well for our business as our annual active buyers on our China retail marketplaces increased to 423 million.

Business Highlights and Strategic Updates

In the quarter ended March 31, 2016:

Revenue was RMB 24,184 million (US$3,751 million), an increase of 39% year-over-year; China retail marketplaces revenue was RMB18,340 million (US$2,844 million), an increase of 41% year-over-year; and mobile revenue was RMB13,084 million (US$2,029 million), an increase of 149% year-over-year;

Annual active buyers on our China retail marketplaces increased to 423 million, an increase of 16 million over the prior quarter, while mobile MAUs in March reached 410 million, an increase of 17 million over December 2015;

GMV transacted on our China retail marketplaces was RMB742 billion (US$115 billion), an increase of RMB142 billion (US$22 billion), or 24% year-over-year, with mobile GMV accounting for 73% of total GMV;

Our cloud computing and Internet infrastructure business continued its rapid expansion, with revenue increasing 175% year-over-year to RMB1,066 million (US$165 million), representing an acceleration of the 126% year-over-year growth rate achieved in the prior quarter; and

Non-GAAP free cash flow was RMB4,388 million (US$681 million) in the quarter and RMB51,279 million (US$7,953 million) for fiscal year 2016.

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Date:May 5, 2016
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