58.com Announces Proposed Primary and Secondary Offering of American Depositary Shares
Mar 24, 2014
BEIJING, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 58.com Inc. (NYSE: WUBA) (the "Company") today announced the commencement of a proposed registered underwritten public offering by the Company and certain shareholders of American Depositary Shares ("ADSs"), each representing two Class A ordinary shares of the Company. The Company proposes to offer 4,000,000 ADSs and the selling shareholders propose to offer an aggregate of 4,000,000 ADSs. The Company intends to grant to the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,200,000 additional ADSs. The Company will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the ADSs by the selling shareholders.
Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. will act as the bookrunners for the proposed offering, and Pacific Crest Securities LLC will act as a co-manager.
In connection with the proposed offering, the representatives of the underwriters in the Company's initial public offering in October 2013 will waive a lock-up restriction with respect to the ADSs offered in the proposed offering, including up to 124,953 ADSs proposed to be sold by Mr. Dong Yang, a director of the Company.
A preliminary prospectus related to the proposed ADS offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. The ADSs may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement on Form F-1 containing the preliminary prospectus becomes effective under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of, these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the applicable securities laws of any jurisdiction outside of the United States of America.
Safe Harbor Statements
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For more information, please contact:
Mr. Christian Arnell
Ms. Linda Bergkamp
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