SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16
UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of December 2018
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Date: December 4, 2018
iQIYI Announces Exercise of Option to Purchase Additional Convertible Notes by the Initial Purchasers
BEIJING, China, December 3, 2018iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) (iQIYI or the Company), an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, today announced the sale of an additional $100 million in aggregate principal amount of its 3.75% convertible senior notes due 2023 (the Additional Notes), pursuant to the initial purchasers exercise of their option to purchase Additional Notes. The sale of the Additional Notes will settle on December 4, 2018 and the Additional Notes were sold on the same terms in all respects as the 3.75% convertible senior notes due 2023 previously sold on November 30, 2018 (the Base Notes and, together with the Additional Notes, the Notes). iQIYI has sold a total of $750 million aggregate principal amount of the Notes. The Company has entered into additional capped call transactions in connection with the initial purchasers exercise of their option to purchase Additional Notes.
The aggregate proceeds from the offering, net of fees and estimated offering expenses payable by iQIYI, are approximately $735.6 million (including net proceeds of approximately $637.3 million from the sale of the Base Notes). The Company plans to use part of the net proceeds to pay the cost of the capped call transactions, and use the remainder of the proceeds to expand and enhance its content offerings, to strengthen its technologies and for working capital and other general corporate purposes.
The Company expects to close the Notes offering on or about December 4, 2018, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
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.
This press release contains information about the pending offerings of the Notes, and there can be no assurance that any of the offerings will be completed.
About iQIYI, Inc.
iQIYI, Inc. is an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China. Its corporate DNA combines creative talent with technology, fostering an environment for continuous innovation and the production of blockbuster content. iQIYIs platform features highly popular original content, as well as a comprehensive library of other professionally-produced content, partner-generated content and user-generated content. The Company distinguishes itself in the online entertainment industry by its leading technology platform powered by advanced AI, big data analytics and other core proprietary technologies. iQIYI attracts a massive user base with tremendous user engagement, and has developed a diversified monetization model including membership services, online advertising services, content distribution, live broadcasting, online games, IP licensing, online literature and e-commerce etc.
Safe Harbor Statement
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