Pinduoduo Announces Private Placement to a Global Institutional Investor
SHANGHAI, Dec. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pinduoduo Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: PDD), today announced that a global institutional investor will purchase through a private placement close to US$500 million of newly issued Class A ordinary shares of the Company, representing approximately 0.3% of the Company’s post-issuance total outstanding shares. The transaction was priced with reference to the volume-weighted average price of the last five trading days. The investor has also agreed to a six-month lock-up period with respect to the newly issued shares. The transaction is expected to close on or about December 24, 2020.
The share issuance was exempted from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (the “Securities Act”) pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act regarding transactions not involving a public offering or Regulation S under the Securities Act.
Safe Harbor Statement
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About Pinduoduo Inc.
Pinduoduo operates China’s largest agri-focused technology platform, providing an online marketplace that connects millions of agricultural producers with consumers across the country. A pioneer of interactive commerce and the consumer-to-manufacturer model, Pinduoduo aims to bring more businesses and people into the digital economy so that local communities can benefit from the increased productivity and convenience through new market opportunities.
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