BEIJING, November 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Autohome Inc. (“Autohome” or the “Company”) (NYSE: ATHM) today announced its intention to file a registration statement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on or about November 5, 2014 (U.S. Eastern Time), relating to a proposed public offering of American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) by Autohome and certain of its existing shareholders (the “Selling Shareholders”), including Telstra Holdings Pty Limited (ACN 057 808 938). The amount and timing of the proposed offering are subject to market conditions and other factors.
The proposed offering is expected to provide for greater liquidity of the ADSs in the market by increasing the public float. The Company proposes to offer 1,650,000 ADSs, and the Selling Shareholders propose to offer 6,850,000 ADSs in aggregate. The underwriters have the option, exercisable within 30 days from the date of the final prospectus, to purchase up to an aggregate of 1,275,000 additional ADSs from Autohome and the Selling Shareholders. Autohome will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the ADSs by the Selling Shareholders. Each ADS represents one Class A ordinary share of Autohome.
A registration statement relating to these securities is expected to be filed with the SEC and, if filed, will not immediately become effective. The ADSs may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the registration statement relating to the proposed offering becomes effective.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, the securities described herein, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or 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.
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