LIZHI INC. Announces Plan to Implement ADS Ratio Change
GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LIZHI INC. (“LIZHI” or the “Company” or “We”) (NASDAQ: LIZI), an audio-based social and entertainment platform, today announced that it plans to change the ratio of its American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) to Class A ordinary shares from one (1) ADS representing twenty (20) Class A ordinary shares to one (1) ADS representing two hundred (200) Class A ordinary shares.
This ratio change will have the same effect as a one-for-ten reverse ADS split for LIZHI’s ADSs holders. There will be no change to LIZHI’s underlying Class A ordinary shares, and no Class A ordinary shares will be issued or cancelled in connection with this ratio change. The effect of the ratio change on the ADS trading price on the Nasdaq Capital Market is expected to take place at the opening of business on September 20, 2023. Holders of the ADSs will be not required to take any action in connection with the ratio change, as the change will be affected on the books of the ADS depositary. Following the ratio change, LIZHI’s ADSs will continue to be traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbol “LIZI.”
No fractional new ADSs will be issued in connection with the change in the ADS Ratio. Instead, fractional entitlements to the new ADSs will be aggregated and sold by the depositary bank, and the net cash proceeds from the sale of the fractional ADS entitlements (after deduction of fees, taxes, and expenses) will be distributed to the applicable ADS holders by the depositary bank.
As a result of the change in the ADS ratio, the ADS price is expected to increase proportionally, although the Company can give no assurance that the ADS price after the change in the ADS ratio will be equal to or greater than ten times the ADS price before the change.
About LIZHI INC.
LIZHI INC. has created a comprehensive audio-based social ecosystem with a global presence. The Company aims to cater to users’ interests in audio entertainment and social networking through its product portfolios. LIZHI INC. envisions an audio ecosystem where everyone can be connected and interact through voices. LIZHI INC. has been listed on Nasdaq since January 2020.
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