On January 29, 2008, as Mr. Ma Xiaofeng, CEO of ATA Inc. rang the opening bell of Nasdaq , ATA officially became a publicly-traded company at Nasdaq. Tickered as ATAI. The company has initially issued a total of 4.9 million American Depositary Shares at US$9.5 per share. Merrill Lynch & Co. was the underwriter of the IPO.
As the pioneer of computer-based testing in China and the largest service provider of testing and related services of the country, ATA has been long committed to providing the best CBT services and technologies to the testing and educational communities. ATA world-leading Dynamic Simulation Testing (DST) technology is being used everyday in 7000+ test centers in 161 countries around the globe in 8 languages. ATA currently delivers 312 test titles for governments, educational institutions and professional associations; since the inception of the company, over 23 million candidates has taken tests with ATA.
ATA is also the largest education service provider in China. In close collaboration with Chinese educational authorities, institutions and major IT vendors, ATA provides a comprehensive career-oriented IT curriculum to the formal IT tertiary education system in China. There are over 600+ universities signed up in the network and currently we have over 60,000 students on campus.