SHANGHAI, April 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) (“Bilibili” or the “Company”), a leading online entertainment platform for young generations in China, today announced the pricing of US$430 million in aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2026 (the “Notes”) (the “Notes Offering”). The Notes were offered to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and certain persons in offshore transactions in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Company will grant the initial purchasers in the Notes Offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional US$70 million in principal amount of the Notes.
The Company also priced the concurrent offering of 11,473,813 American depositary shares (the “ADSs”), each representing one Class Z ordinary share of the Company (the “Primary ADS Offering”) at US$18.00 per ADS. 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”) at the same price. The Company has granted the underwriters in the ADS Offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,700,000 ADSs. The closing of the Notes Offering is not contingent upon the closing of the ADS Offering, and the closing of the ADS Offering is not contingent upon the closing of the Notes Offering.
When issued, the Notes will be senior, unsecured obligations of Bilibili. The Notes will be convertible into ADSs and will mature on April 1, 2026, unless repurchased, redeemed or converted in accordance with their terms prior to such date. The Company may not redeem the Notes prior to maturity, unless certain tax-related events occur. Holders may convert their Notes at their option at any time prior to the close of business on the second business day immediately preceding the maturity date. The initial conversion rate of the Notes is 40.4040 ADSs per US$1,000 principal amount of Notes (which is equivalent to an initial conversion price of approximately US$24.75 per ADS and represents a conversion premium of approximately 37.5% above the public offering price in the concurrent ADS Offering. The conversion rate for the Notes is subject to adjustment upon the occurrence of certain events. Upon conversion, the Company will cause to be delivered to such converting holders the ADSs, and pay cash in lieu of any fractional ADS. Holders of the Notes may require the Company to repurchase all or part of their Notes in cash on April 1, 2024 or in the event of certain fundamental changes.
The Notes will bear interest at a rate of 1.375% per year, payable semiannually in arrears on April 1 and October 1 of each year, beginning on October 1, 2019.
The Company plans to use the net proceeds from the Notes Offering and the concurrent Primary ADS Offering for enriching content offerings, investing in research and development, and other general corporate purposes.
The Notes, the ADSs deliverable upon conversion of the Notes prior to the resale restriction termination date and the Class Z ordinary shares represented thereby have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws. They may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. persons, except to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Rule 144A under the Securities Act and to certain persons in offshore transactions in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act.
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 Notes and the ADSs, 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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