SHANGHAI, April 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) (“Bilibili” or the “Company”), a leading online entertainment platform for young generations in China, today announced the commencement of the offering of 10,554,000 American depositary shares (the “ADSs”), each representing one Class Z ordinary share of the Company (the “Primary ADS Offering”). In addition, certain selling shareholders are offering 6,526,187 ADSs of the Company (the “Secondary ADS Offering” and, together with the Primary ADS Offering, the “ADS Offering”). The Company intends to grant the underwriters in the ADS Offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,562,028 ADSs.
The Company also commenced a concurrent offering US$300 million in aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2026 (the “Notes”) (the “Notes Offering”). The Company intends to grant the initial purchasers in the Notes Offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional US$45 million principal amount of the Notes. The closing of the ADS Offering is not contingent upon the closing of the Notes Offering, and the closing of the Notes Offering is not contingent upon the closing of the ADS Offering. The offerings are subject to market conditions and other factors.
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are acting as the joint book-running managers for the ADS Offering.
The ADSs will be offered under the Company’s shelf registration statement on Form F-3 which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and automatically became effective on April 1, 2019. A preliminary prospectus supplement related to the proposed ADS Offering has been filed with the SEC. The registration statement on Form F-3 and the preliminary prospectus supplement are available at the SEC website at: http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may be obtained from (1) Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Prospectus Department, 2nd Floor, 180 Varick Street, New York, NY, 10014, United States of America, or by calling 1-866-718-1649, or by email at email@example.com; (2) Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department at 11 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010-3629, United States of America, or by calling 1-800-221-1037, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; and (3) J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, United States of America, or by calling 1-866-803-9204.
The Company plans to use the net proceeds from the Primary ADS Offering and the concurrent Notes Offering for enriching content offerings, investing in research and development, and other general corporate purposes.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities, nor shall there be a sale of the securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
This press release contains information about the pending offerings of the ADSs and the Notes, and there can be no assurance that any of the offerings will be completed.
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About Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili represents the iconic brand of online entertainment with a mission to enrich the everyday life of young generations in China. Bilibili is a full-spectrum online entertainment world covering a wide array of genres and media formats, including videos, live broadcasting and mobile games. Bilibili provides an immersive entertainment experience and high-quality content that caters to the evolving and diversified interests of its users and communities, and has built its platform based on the strong emotional connections of Bilibili’s users to its content and communities.
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