BEIJING, China — Luckin Coffee Inc. (“Luckin Coffee” or the “Company”), a pioneer of a technology-driven new retail model to provide coffee and other products of high quality, high affordability, and high convenience to customers, today announced the proposed offering (the “Notes Offering”) of US$400 million in aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2025 (the “Notes”), subject to market and other conditions.
The Company intends to grant the initial purchasers in the Notes Offering an option to purchase up to an additional US$60 million in aggregate principal amount of the Notes.
The Company plans to use the net proceeds from the Notes Offering for general corporate purposes, which may include store network expansion, unmanned retail initiative, capital expenditure, research and development, sales and marketing, business development, international expansion, working capital, and other general and administrative matters.
The Notes will be senior, unsecured obligations of Luckin Coffee. The Notes will mature on January 15, 2025, unless repurchased, redeemed or converted in accordance with their terms prior to such date. The Notes will be convertible into American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) (each currently representing eight Class A ordinary shares of the Company), at the option of the holders, at any time prior to the close of business on the scheduled trading day immediately preceding the maturity date.
The Company may not redeem the Notes prior to maturity, unless certain tax-related events occur. Holders of the Notes may require the Company to repurchase all or part of their Notes in cash on January 15, 2023 or in the event of certain fundamental changes. The interest rate, initial conversion rate and other terms of the Notes will be determined at the time of pricing of the Notes.
The Notes will be offered and sold only to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A and to non-U.S. persons outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Notes, the ADSs deliverable upon conversion of the Notes and the Class A ordinary shares represented thereby have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other place, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities, nor shall there be a sale of the securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
This press release contains information about the pending offering of the Notes, and there can be no assurance that the offering will be completed.