SHANGHAI, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) (the "Company" or "ZTO Express"; Stock code: 2057.HK), a leading express delivery company in China, today announced the pricing of the global offering of 45,000,000 ordinary shares (the "Offer Shares") which comprises an international offering and a Hong Kong public offering.
The final offer price for both the international offering and the Hong Kong public offering (the "Offer Price") has been set at HK$218 per Share. The Offer Price translates to approximately US$28.13 per American depositary share, each representing one Class A ordinary share of the Company. Subject to approval from The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "SEHK"), the Offer Shares are expected to begin trading on the Main Board of the SEHK on September 29, 2020 under the stock code "2057." The global offering is expected to close on the same day, subject to customary closing conditions.
The Company has granted the international underwriters an over-allotment option, exercisable until October 22, 2020, to require the Company to issue up to an additional 6,750,000 new Class A ordinary shares at the Offer Price.
The Company plans to use the net proceeds from the global offering for infrastructure and capacity development, empowering network partners and strengthening the network stability, investments in logistics ecosystem and general corporate purposes.
Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. is the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Global Coordinator, a Joint Bookrunner and a Joint Lead Manager for the proposed global offering.
The price of the Offer Shares of the Company may be stabilized in accordance with the Securities and Futures (Price Stabilization) Rules. The details of the intended stabilization and how it will be regulated under the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Chapter 571 of the laws of Hong Kong) have been contained in the prospectus of the Company dated September 17, 2020.
The international offering is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus included in an automatic shelf registration statement on Form F-3 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on September 11, 2020, which automatically became effective upon filing. The registration statement on Form F-3 dated September 11, 2020 and the preliminary prospectus supplement dated September 15, 2020 are available at the SEC website at: http://www.sec.gov. The final prospectus supplement will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC's website at: http://www.sec.gov. When available, copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may also be obtained from Goldman Sachs & Co. L.L.C., 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282-2198, Attention: Prospectus Department, or E-mail: Prospectus-NY@gs.com.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer or an invitation to buy any securities, nor shall there be any offer or sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute a prospectus (including as defined under the laws of Hong Kong) and potential investors should read the prospectus of the Company for detailed information about the Company and the proposed offering, before deciding whether or not to invest in the Company. This press release has not been reviewed or approved by the SEHK or the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong.
About ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc.
ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. is a leading express delivery company in China. Founded in 2002, the Company is China's leading express delivery service provider based on total parcel volume, with a 19.1% market share in 2019. The Company is the youngest among the scaled express delivery
companies in China and the largest in scale and the most profitable among the Tongda Operators, who are the express delivery service providers utilizing the "network partner model" in China, namely the Company, YUNDA Holding Co., Ltd., YTO Express Group Co., Ltd., BEST Inc. and STO Express Co., Ltd. The Company has developed one of the most extensive and reliable delivery networks in China. As of 30 June 2020, the Company's network covers over 99.2% of cities and counties in China. The Company has achieved rapid growth while maintaining superior profitability and high customer satisfactions. The Company's total parcel volume increased from 6.2 billion in 2017 to 12.1 billion in 2019, and from 5.4 billion in the six months ended 30 June 2019 to 7.0 billion for the six months ended 30 June 2020. The Company's net income increased from RMB3.2 billion in 2017 to RMB5.7 billion in 2019.
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