The9 Announces Closing of US$8.7 Million Underwritten Offering
SHANGHAI, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The9 Limited (Nasdaq: NCTY) ("The9" or the "Company"), an established Internet company, today announced the completion of an underwritten offering of 23,500,000 American depositary shares (the "ADSs") and warrants (the "Warrants") to purchase 23,500,000 ADSs at a combined offering price of US$0.37 for one ADS and one Warrant to purchase one ADS. The ADSs and the Warrants were issued and sold to investors in a combination of one ADS and one Warrant to purchase one ADS, and are immediately separated upon issuance. Each Warrant is immediately exercisable for one ADS at an exercise price of US$0.37 per ADS and will expire three years from issuance.
Maxim Group LLC acted as sole book-running manager in connection with the offering.
The Company has granted the underwriter a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 3,525,000 ADSs and/or up to an additional 3,525,000 Warrants, at the offering price less discounts and commissions.
The offering was conducted pursuant to the Company's registration statement on Form F-1 (File No. 333-240331) previously filed with and subsequently declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on September 29, 2020. A final prospectus relating to the offering was filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov. Electronic copies of the prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained from Maxim Group LLC, 405 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10174, at (212) 895-3745.
The Company plans to use the net proceeds from the offering mainly for (i) mobile games development and general corporate working capital, (ii) game license fee payment, and (iii) hyper-casual game operation.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities, nor shall there be a sale of the securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
About The9 Limited
The9 Limited (The9) is an Internet company based in China listed on Nasdaq in 2004. The9 aims to become a diversified Internet company.
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