BEIJING, Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Tarena International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TEDU) ("Tarena" or the "Company"), a leading provider of adult professional education and childhood & adolescent quality education services in China, today announced that it plans to change the ratio of its American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") to its Class A ordinary shares (the "ADS Ratio"), par value US$0.001 per share, from the current ADS Ratio of one (1) ADS to one (1) Class A ordinary share to a new ADS Ratio of one (1) ADS to five (5) Class A ordinary shares. The Company will file a post-effective amendment to the ADS Registration Statement on Form F-6 with the SEC to reflect the change in the ADS Ratio. The Company anticipates that the change in the ADS Ratio will be effective on December 23, 2021, subject to the SEC having declared the post-effective amendment to the ADS Registration Statement on Form F-6 to be effective.
For Tarena's ADS holders, the change in the ADS Ratio will have the same effect as a one-for-five reverse ADS split. Each ADS holder of record at the close of business on the date when the change in ADS Ratio becomes effective will receive one (1) new ADS in exchange for every five (5) existing ADSs then held. Citibank, N.A., as the depositary bank for Tarena's ADS program, will arrange for the exchange of the current ADSs for the new ADSs. Holders of uncertificated will not be required to take any action in connection with the ADS Ratio change. Holders certificated ADSs (that is, ADSs represented by a physical certificate) will be required to surrender the certificates evidencing their ADSs to the depositary bank to exchange the existing ADSs for new ADSs. Tarena's ADSs will continue to be traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol "TEDU."
No fractional new ADSs will be issued in connection with the change in the ADS Ratio. Instead, fractional entitlements to 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 distributed to the applicable ADS holders by the depositary bank. The change in the ADS Ratio will have no impact on Tarena's underlying Class A ordinary shares, and no Class A ordinary shares will be issued or cancelled in connection with the change in the ADS Ratio.
As a result of the change in the ADS Ratio, the ADS trading price is expected to increase proportionally, although the Company can give no assurance that the ADS trading price after the change in the ADS Ratio will be equal to or greater than five times the ADS trading price before the ADS Ratio change.
About Tarena International, Inc.
Tarena is a leading provider of adult professional education and childhood and adolescent quality education services in China. Through its innovative education platform combining live distance instruction, classroom-based tutoring and online learning modules, Tarena offers adult professional education courses in IT and non-IT subjects. Its adult professional education courses provide students with practical skills to prepare them for jobs in industries with significant growth potential and strong hiring demand. Tarena also offers childhood and adolescent quality education programs, including computer coding and robotics programming courses, etc., targeting students aged between three and eighteen.
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