Giant Interactive Group Inc. - Selling Shareholder Commences Secondary Follow-on Offering of ADSs
SHANGHAI, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Giant Interactive Group Inc. (NYSE: GA) ("Giant" or the "Company"), one of China's leading online game developers and operators, announced today that Vogel Holding Group Limited ("Selling Shareholder"), an affiliate of Mr. Yuzhu Shi, the chairman of Giant, had commenced an underwritten public offering of 15,137,853 American Depositary Shares, or ADSs, held by it. The Selling Shareholder also intends to grant the underwriter an option to purchase up to an additional 2,270,678 ADSs solely to cover over-allotments. Giant will not receive any proceeds from the sale of ADSs in the offering. Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc is acting as the sole bookrunner for the offering.
Giant has filed a shelf registration statement on Form F-3 (including a base prospectus) and a preliminary prospectus supplement with the SEC for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus and the preliminary prospectus supplement and other documents Giant has filed with the SEC for more complete information about Giant and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC web site at www.sec.gov.
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ABOUT GIANT INTERACTIVE GROUP INC.
Giant Interactive Group Inc. (NYSE: GA) is a leading online game developer and operator in China in terms of market share, and focuses on massively multiplayer online role playing games. Currently, Giant operates multiple games, including the ZT Online 1 Series, ZT Online 2, Giant Online, XT Online, The Golden Land, Elsword, Allods Online and World of Xianxia.
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