Baidu Announces Proposed Debt Offering
Baidu, Inc., a leading search engine, knowledge and information centered Internet platform, and AI company, today announced that it has filed a preliminary prospectus supplement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) under an automatic shelf registration statement on Form F-3, pursuant to which the Company proposes to sell senior notes. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay certain existing indebtedness and for general corporate purposes.
The joint bookrunners of the offering are Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. and BofA Securities, Inc.
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This notice is not an offer of the securities for sale in the United States of America. Any public offering of these securities in the United States will be made by means of a prospectus that contains detailed information about the issuer, which prospectus may be obtained free of charge from EDGAR on the SEC. Alternatively, the Company, any underwriter, or any dealer participating in the offering will arrange to send an investor the prospectus if the investor requests it by calling Goldman Sachs & Co. toll-free at 1-866-471-2526 and BofA Securities, Inc. at 1-800-294-1322. A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC and has become effective under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933.
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This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of, these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the applicable securities laws of any jurisdiction outside of the United States of America.
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