BEIJING, May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix New Media Limited ("Phoenix New Media," "ifeng" or the "Company") (NYSE: FENG), a leading new media company in China, today announced that it plans to change the ratio of its American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") to its Class A ordinary shares (the "ADS Ratio"), par value US$0.01 per share, from the current ADS Ratio of one (1) ADS to eight (8) Class A ordinary shares to a new ADS Ratio of one (1) ADS to forty-eight (48) Class A ordinary shares. The Company anticipates that the change in the ADS Ratio will be effective on or about May 21, 2022.
For the Company's ADS holders, the change in the ADS Ratio will have the same effect as a one-for-six reverse ADS split. Each ADS holder of record at the close of business on the date when the change in ADS Ratio is effective will be required to surrender and exchange every six (6) existing ADSs then held for one (1) new ADS. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as the depositary bank for the Company's ADS program, will arrange for the exchange of the current ADSs for the new ones. The Company's ADSs will continue to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FENG."
No fractional new ADSs will be issued in connection with the change in the ADS Ratio. Instead, fractional entitlements to new ADSs will be aggregated and sold by the depositary bank and the net cash proceeds from the sale of the fractional ADS entitlements (after deduction of fees, taxes and expenses) will be distributed to the applicable ADS holders by the depositary bank. The change in the ADS Ratio will have no impact on the Company's Class A ordinary shares underlying the ADSs, and no Class A ordinary shares will be issued or cancelled in connection with the change in the ADS Ratio.
As a result of the change in the ADS Ratio, the ADS trading price is expected to increase proportionally upon the effectiveness of the ratio change, although the Company can give no assurance that the ADS trading price after the change in the ADS Ratio will be equal to or greater than six times the ADS trading price before the change.
About Phoenix New Media Limited
Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) is a leading new media company providing premium content on an integrated Internet platform, including PC and mobile, in China. Having originated from a leading global Chinese language TV network based in Hong Kong, Phoenix TV, the Company enables consumers to access professional news and other quality information and share user-generated content on the Internet through their PCs and mobile devices. Phoenix New Media's platform includes its PC channel, consisting of ifeng.com website, which comprises interest-based verticals and interactive services; its mobile channel, consisting of mobile news applications, mobile video application, digital reading applications and mobile Internet website; and its operations with the telecom operators that provides mobile value-added services.
Safe Harbor Statement
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