BEIJING, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 58.com Inc. (NYSE: WUBA) ("58.com" or the "Company"), China's largest online marketplace serving local merchants and consumers, today announced that it has priced its initial public offering of 11,000,000 American Depositary Shares ("ADSs"), each representing two Class A ordinary shares of the Company, at US$17.00 per ADS for a total offering size of US$187 million, assuming the underwriters do not exercise their option to purchase additional ADSs. The ADSs are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") today under the ticker symbol "WUBA".
The underwriters have been granted an option, exercisable within 30 days from the date of the final prospectus, to purchase up to 1,650,000 additional ADSs at US$17.00 per ADS.
Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, Credit Suisse Securities ( USA) LLC and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. are acting as joint bookrunners, and Pacific Crest Securities LLC is acting as co-manager, for the offering.
58.com's registration statement relating to the offering has been filed with, and declared effective by, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.A copy of the prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained by contacting Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY, 10014, United States of America, or by calling 1-866-718-1649, or by email at email@example.com; or Credit Suisse Securities ( USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, Eleven Madison Avenue, 1B, New York, NY 10010, telephone: 1-800-221-1037 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by calling 800-831-9146 or by emailing email@example.com; About 58.com Inc. 58.com Inc. (NYSE: WUBA) operates China's largest online marketplace serving local merchants and consumers, as measured by monthly unique visitors on both its www.58.com website and mobile applications. The Company's online marketplace enables local merchants and consumers to connect, share information and conduct business. 58.com's broad, in-depth and high quality local information, combined with its easy-to-use website and mobile applications, has made it a trusted marketplace for consumers. 58.com's strong brand recognition, large and growing user base, merchant network and massive database of local information create a powerful network effect. For more information on 58.com, please visit http://www.58.com. Safe Harbor Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements made under the "safe harbor" provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "confident" and similar statements. 58.com may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its reports filed with or furnished to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Any statements that are not historical facts, including statements about 58.com's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements that involve factors, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Such factors and risks include, but not limited to the following: 58.com's goals and strategies; its future business development, financial condition and results of operations; its ability to retain and grow our user base and network of local merchants for our online marketplace; the growth of, and trends in, the markets for our services in China; the demand for and market acceptance of its brand and services; competition in our industry in China; its ability to maintain the network infrastructure necessary to operate its website and mobile applications; relevant government policies and regulations relating to the corporate structure, business and industry; and its ability to protect our users' information and adequately address privacy concerns. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this press release is current as of the date of the press release, and 58.com does not undertake any obligation to update such information, except as required under applicable law. For more information, please contact: 58.com Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org Christensen