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(Incorporated in the Cayman Islands with limited liability)
(Stock Code: 9999)
OVERSEAS REGULATORY ANNOUNCEMENT
(This overseas regulatory announcement is issued pursuant to the Note to Rule 13.10B of the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.)
We filed a Form 6-K with the Securities and Exchanges Commission of the United States in relation to the change in our American depositary share to ordinary share ratio, effective October 1, 2020 at the close of business. For details of our filing, please refer to the attached Form 6-K.
By order of the Board
William Lei Ding
Hong Kong, September 18, 2020
As at the date of this document, the board of directors of the Company comprises Mr. William Lei Ding as the director, and Ms. Alice Cheng, Mr. Denny Lee, Mr. Joseph Tong, Mr. Lun Feng, Mr. Michael Leung and Mr. Michael Tong as the independent directors.
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of September 2020
Commission File Number: 000-30666
NetEase Building, No. 599 Wangshang Road
Binjiang District, Hangzhou, 310052
People's Republic of China
(Address of principal executive offices)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F. Form 20-F_ Form 40-F†
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1): †
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Exhibit 99.1 - Press Release Regarding ADS Ratio Change dated September 18, 2020
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
/s/ Charles Zhaoxuan Yang
Charles Zhaoxuan Yang
Chief Financial Officer
Date: September 18, 2020
NetEase Announces ADS Ratio Change
(HANGZHOU, China - September 18, 2020) - NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES and HKEX: 9999, "NetEase" or the "Company"), one of China's leading internet and online game services providers, today announced that it will change the ratio of its American depositary shares ("ADSs"), representing ordinary shares, from the current one (1) ADS for every twenty-five (25) ordinary shares to one (1) ADS for every five (5) ordinary shares.
From the perspective of an ADS holder, the ADS ratio change has the same effect as a five-for-one ADS split, and NetEase ADS holders at the close of business, New York time, on September 30, 2020 will be entitled to receive four additional ADSs for every ADS held, effective October 1, 2020 at the close of business. There will be no change to NetEase's ordinary shares, and no action by ADS holders is required to effect the ratio change. In addition, existing ADSs will continue to be valid and will not have to be exchanged for new ADSs.
The effect of the ratio change on the ADS trading price on the NASDAQ Global Select Market is expected to take place on October 2, 2020.
The register held by the Bank of New York Mellon, the depositary, will close for issuances and cancellations of ADSs on the close of business, New York time, on September 29, 2020 and is expected to reopen on October 6, 2020.
About NetEase, Inc.
As a leading internet technology company based in China, NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES and HKEX: 9999, "NetEase") is dedicated to providing premium online services centered around innovative and diverse content, community, communication and commerce. NetEase develops and operates some of China's most popular mobile and PC games. In more recent years, NetEase has expanded into international markets including Japan and North America. In addition to its self-developed game content, NetEase partners with other leading game developers, such as Blizzard Entertainment and Mojang AB (a Microsoft subsidiary), to operate globally renowned games in China. NetEase's other innovative service offerings include the intelligent learning services of its majority-controlled subsidiary, Youdao (NYSE: DAO); music streaming through its leading NetEase Cloud Music business; and its private label e-commerce platform, Yanxuan. For more information, please visit: http://ir.netease.com/.
Forward Looking Statements
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