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Leju Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering
|By PR Newswire
|April 17, 2014 07:00 AM EDT
BEIJING, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leju Holdings Limited ("Leju" or the "Company") (NYSE: LEJU), a leading online-to-offline real estate services provider in China, today announced that its initial public offering of 10,000,000 American depositary shares ("ADSs"), each representing one ordinary share of the Company, was priced at $10.00 per ADS. The ADSs will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on April 17, 2014 under the ticker symbol "LEJU."
All of the 10,000,000 ADSs in the offering are offered by Leju. The underwriters have been granted a 30-day over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional 1,500,000 ADSs from Leju.
The Company expects to receive gross proceeds of $100.0 million from the offering at closing, assuming the underwriters do not exercise their option to purchase additional ADSs, and additional gross proceeds of approximately $20.3 million from the issuance of 2,029,420 ordinary shares to Tencent at $10.00 per share in a private placement concurrent with the closing of the offering.
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, China Renaissance Securities (Hong Kong) Limited, Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc. and China Merchants Securities (HK) Co., Limited acted as joint book runners for the offering.
Leju's registration statement relating to the offering has been filed with, and declared effective by, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
The offering of the securities is made only by means of a prospectus forming a part of the effective registration statement. A copy of the prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained by contacting Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, United States, or by calling 1-800-221-1037, email: [email protected] ; or by contacting J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by calling 1-866-803-9204; or by contacting China Renaissance Securities (Hong Kong) Limited, Unit 901, Agricultural Bank of China Tower, 50 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong, or by calling 852-2287-1600; or by contacting Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc., Attention: Prospectus Department, 125 West 55th Street, 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10019, by email at [email protected] , or by calling 1-888-268-3937; or by contacting China Merchants Securities (HK) Co., Limited, 48/F, One Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong, or by calling 852-3189-6888.
Leju Holdings Limited ("Leju") (NYSE: LEJU) is a leading online-to-offline, or O2O, real estate services provider in China, offering real estate e-commerce, online advertising and online listing services. Leju's integrated online platform comprises various mobile applications along with local websites covering more than 250 cities, enhanced by complementary offline services to facilitate residential property transactions. In addition to the Company's own websites, Leju operates the real estate and home furnishing websites of leading internet companies such as SINA Corporation and Baidu Inc., and maintains a strategic partnership with Tencent Holdings Limited. For more information about Leju, please visit http://ir.leju.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "target," "going forward," "outlook" and similar statements. Leju may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its reports filed or furnished with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Leju's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements that involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained, either expressly or impliedly, in any of the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, fluctuations in China's real estate market; the highly regulated nature of, and government measures affecting, the real estate and internet industries in China; Leju's ability to compete successfully against current and future competitors; its ability to continue to develop and expand its content, service offerings and features, and to develop or incorporate the technologies that support them; its limited operating history and lack of experience as a stand-alone public company, given its recent carve-out from E-House and prior reliance on E-House for various corporate services; its reliance on SINA, Baidu and others with which it has developed, or may develop in the future, strategic partnerships; substantial revenue contribution from a limited number of real estate markets; complexities resulting from its ongoing relationships with E-House, due to E-House's controlling ownership in Leju; and relevant government policies and regulations relating to the corporate structure, business and industry. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this press release is current as of the date of the press release, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.
For investor and media inquiries, please contact:
Leju Holdings Limited
Phone: +86 (10) 5895-1062
E-mail: [email protected]
Ogilvy Financial, Beijing
Phone: +86 (10) 8520-3073
E-mail: [email protected]
In the United States:
Ogilvy Financial, U.S.
Phone: +1 (616) 551-9714
E-mail: [email protected]
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