BEIJING, November 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Autohome Inc. ("Autohome" or the "Company") (NYSE: ATHM), the leading online destination for automobile consumers in China, today announced that the previously announced registered follow-on public offering of American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") by the Company and certain of its existing shareholders (the "Selling Shareholders"), including Telstra Holdings Pty Limited (ACN 057 808 938), was priced at US$42.50 per ADS. The Company will issue and sell 1,650,000 ADSs, and the Selling Shareholders will sell an aggregate of 6,850,000 ADSs. Each ADS represents one Class A ordinary share of the Company. In connection with this offering, the Company and the Selling Shareholders have granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an aggregate of 1,256,852 additional ADSs at the offering price within 30 days from the date of the final prospectus.
The gross proceeds to the Company will be approximately US$70.1 million. The gross proceeds to the Selling Shareholders will be approximately US$291.1 million. The Company will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the ADSs by the Selling Shareholders. Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. acted as the joint bookrunners for the offering.*
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed and declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). 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.
This offering is being made only by means of a prospectus forming a part of the effective registration statement. A copy of the prospectus related to this offering may be obtained by visiting the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or by contacting Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Department, 60 Wall Street New York, NY 10005, United States (email: email@example.com; telephone: +1-800-503-4611), or Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, United States (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone: +1-212-902-1171).
*Note that the joint bookrunners are listed in alphabetical order.
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