Simultaneously with the issuance of this press release, the Company is also entering into a termination agreement with an affiliate of the initial purchaser of the 2018 Notes (the “Hedge Counterparty”), which is a party to the convertible note hedge and warrant transactions related to the 2018 Notes, in order to terminate a pro rata portion of such convertible note hedge transactions in respect of the 2018 Notes expected to be exchanged, as well as a corresponding portion of the warrant transactions. The Company expects to receive cash consideration from such termination and the consideration is expected to be higher than the cash amount paid to the relevant holders of the 2018 Notes.
These exchanges, the potential hedge activities by the relevant holders of the 2018 Notes and the Hedge Counterparty, and the Company’s issuance of the ADSs upon the consummation of these exchanges may result in the fluctuation of the market price of the ADSs in the coming trading days.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities, nor will there be a sale of the securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
This press release contains information about transactions involving the 2018 Notes and the ADSs, and there can be no assurance that such transactions will be completed.
Safe Harbor Statement
This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “future,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “estimate,” “is/are likely to,” “confident” or other similar statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of the issuance, and Ctrip does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.
About Ctrip.com International, Ltd.
Ctrip.com International, Ltd. is a leading travel service provider of accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, packaged tours, and corporate travel management in China. It is the largest online consolidator of accommodations and transportation tickets in China in terms of transaction volume. Ctrip enables business and leisure travelers to make informed and cost-effective bookings by aggregating comprehensive travel related information and offering its services through an advanced transaction and service platform consisting of its mobile apps, Internet websites and centralized, toll-free, 24-hour customer service center. Ctrip also helps customers book vacation packages and guided tours. In addition, through its corporate travel management services, Ctrip helps corporate clients effectively manage their travel requirements. Since its inception in 1999, Ctrip has experienced substantial growth and become one of the best-known travel brands in China.
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Ctrip.com International, Ltd.
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