The Notes offering and the ADS offering are expected to close on or about March 17, 2014, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. The offering of the Notes is not contingent on the closing of the concurrent secondary offering of the ADSs, and the concurrent secondary offering of the ADSs is not contingent on the closing of the offering of the Notes.
Goldman Sachs (
) L.L.C. and Deutsche Bank Securities are acting as joint book-running managers for the offerings and BofA Merrill Lynch and China Renaissance Securities (
) Limited are acting as co-managers.
The offerings will be made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on Form F-3 previously filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), which is available on the SEC's website at
. A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus related to the ADS offering were filed with the SEC and are available on the SEC's website at
. A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus related to the Notes offering were filed with the SEC and are available on the SEC's website at
. When available, the final prospectus supplement for the offering of the Notes and the final prospectus supplement for the offering of the ADSs will be filed with the SEC.
The offerings of these securities may be made only by means of a related prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus. Before you invest, you should read the applicable prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus and other documents that the Company has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the Company and the offerings. You may obtain these documents free of charge by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at
. Copies of the prospectus supplements and the accompanying prospectus related to the ADS offering and the Notes offering may also be obtained from Goldman, Sachs & Co., 200 West Street,
New York, NY
10282, Attention: Prospectus Department (telephone: 212-902-1171; facsimile: 212-902-9316; e-mail:
), and from Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., 60 Wall Street,
New York, NY
10005-2836, Attention: Prospectus Group (telephone: 800-503-4611; email:
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, nor shall there be any sale of, any of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the applicable securities laws of any jurisdiction outside of
the United States of America