Bilibili Inc. Prices Offering of Convertible Senior Notes
SHANGHAI, China, May 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bilibili Inc. (“Bilibili” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: BILI), a leading online entertainment platform for young generations in China, today announced
the pricing of US$700 million in aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2027 (the “Notes”) (the “Notes Offering”). The Notes have been offered to persons reasonably believed to
be 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. In addition, the Company has granted the initial purchasers in the Notes Offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an
additional US$100 million in principal amount of the Notes.
When issued, the Notes will be senior, unsecured obligations of Bilibili. The Notes will be convertible into the Company’s American Depositary Shares (the “ADSs”) and will mature on June 15, 2027, unless repurchased, redeemed or converted in accordance with their terms prior to such date. The Company may not redeem the Notes prior to their stated maturity date, 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 24.5516 ADSs per US$1,000 principal amount of Notes (which is equivalent to an initial conversion price of approximately US$40.73 per ADS and represents a conversion premium of approximately 32.5% above the closing price of the Company’s ADSs on May 28, 2020, which was US$30.74 per ADS). 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 June 15, 2023 and June 15, 2025, or in the event of certain fundamental changes.
The Notes will bear interest at a rate of 1.25% per year, payable semiannually in arrears on June 15 and December 15 of each year, beginning on December 15, 2020.
The Company plans to use the net proceeds from the Notes Offering for enriching content offerings, research and development, and other general corporate purposes.