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YY Inc. Announces Proposed Offering Of US$250 Million Convertible Senior Notes

GUANGZHOU, China, Nov. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- YY Inc. (Nasdaq:YY), a revolutionary rich communication social platform ("YY" or the "Company"), today announced that it proposes to offer up to US$250 million in aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2018 (the "notes"), subject to market conditions and other factors. The Company intends to grant to the initial purchasers a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional US$50 million principal amount of notes to cover over-allotments, if any. The notes will be convertible into YY's American depositary shares ("ADSs"), each representing, as of the date of this press release, 20 Class A common shares of YY. The notes will mature on November 15, 2018 and may not be redeemed by YY prior to maturity. Holders will have the right to require YY to repurchase the notes on November 15, 2016 or upon the occurrence of certain fundamental changes. YY anticipates using a portion of the proceeds to pay for its expenses associated with the capped call transactions described below. YY also plans to use up to US$50 million of the proceeds to repurchase ADSs and intends to use the remainder of the proceeds for other general corporate purposes, including working capital needs and potential acquisitions of complementary businesses. The conversion rate and other terms of the notes have not been finalized and will be determined at the time of pricing of the offering.

In connection with the offering, the Company expects to enter into capped call transactions. The capped call transactions are expected generally to reduce the potential dilution of the Company's Class A common shares and ADSs upon a conversion of notes in the event that the market value per ADS of the Company, as measured under the terms of the capped call transactions, is greater than the strike price of the capped call transactions (which initially corresponds to the initial conversion price of the notes and is subject to certain adjustments).

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