Bilibili Inc. Announces Completion of Equity Offering
SHANGHAI, China, Jan. 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI and HKEX: 9626) (“Bilibili” or the “Company”), an iconic brand and a leading video community for young generations in China, today announced the completion on January 11, 2023 of the offering of 15,344,000 American depositary shares (the “ADSs”), each representing one Class Z ordinary share, par value US$0.0001 per share, of the Company (the “ADS Offering”), at US$26.65 per ADS.
The Company expects to complete the exchange of an aggregate principal amount of US$384.8 million of its outstanding 0.50% convertible senior notes due December 2026 (the “Exchange Notes”) to be purchased by Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. (“Goldman Sachs”) and its applicable affiliate(s), as duly engaged and authorized by the Company, from the holders of such Exchange Notes in privately negotiated transactions for the Company’s issuance of ADSs (the “Notes Purchase”) shortly thereafter. The aggregate purchase price of the Exchange Notes in the amount of US$331.2 million will be funded by the net proceeds from the ADS Offering.
The Company plans to use the remaining net proceeds (after deducting selling commissions) of the ADS Offering in the amount of US$68.8 million to replenish its cash reserve after its repurchases of certain convertible senior notes in the fourth quarter of 2022 and for other working capital purposes.
The ADSs have been offered under the Company’s shelf registration statement on Form F-3 (the “Form F-3”), which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and automatically became effective on January 9, 2023. The ADS Offering has been made only by means of a prospectus supplement and an accompanying prospectus included in the Form F-3. The registration statement on Form F-3 and the prospectus supplement are available at the SEC website at: http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may be obtained by calling Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: 1-866-471-2526, facsimile: 212-902-9316 or by emailing Prospectusfirstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
About Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili is an iconic brand and a leading video community with a mission to enrich the everyday life of young generations in China. Bilibili offers a wide array of video-based content with All the Videos You Like as its value proposition. Bilibili builds its community around aspiring users, high-quality content, talented content creators and the strong emotional bond among them. Bilibili pioneered the “bullet chatting” feature, a live commenting function that has transformed the viewing experience by displaying thoughts and feelings of other audience viewing the same video. It has now become the welcoming home of diverse interests for young generations in China and the frontier to promote Chinese culture across the world.
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