Fang Announces ADS Ratio Change
BEIJING, June 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Fang Holdings Limited (NYSE: SFUN) ("Fang" or "we"), a leading real estate Internet portal in China, today announced that the ratio of American depositary shares ("ADSs") representing its Class A ordinary shares is being amended from five (5) ADSs representing one (1) Class A ordinary share to one (1) ADS representing one (1) Class A ordinary share.
For Fang's ADS holders, this ratio change will have the same effect as a 1-for-5 reverse ADS split. There will be no change to Fang's Class A ordinary shares. Furthermore, no physical action by ADS holders will be required to effect the ratio change, as the change will be effected on the books of the depositary. The effect of the ratio change on the ADS trading price on New York Stock Exchange is expected to take place at the open of business on July 8, 2019 (U.S. Eastern Time). Any fractional ADSs will be sold and the net proceeds from the sale of fractional ADSs will be distributed to the holders entitled thereto.
As a result of the change in the ADS ratio, the ADS price is expected to increase proportionally, although Fang can give no assurance that the ADS price after the change in the ADS ratio will be equal to or greater than five times the ADS price before the change.
Fang operates a leading real estate Internet portal in China in terms of the number of page views and visitors to its websites. Through its websites, Fang provides primarily marketing, listing, financial and value-added services for China's fast-growing real estate and home furnishing and improvement sectors. Its user-friendly websites support active online communities and networks of users seeking information on, and value-added services for, the real estate and home furnishing and improvement sectors in China. Fang currently maintains approximately 65 offices to focus on local market needs and its website and database contains real estate related content covering 658 cities in China. For more information about Fang, please visit http://ir.fang.com.
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