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Group, RNS Announcements | 13 Nov 2015

Second Public Filing of Registration Statement on Form F‑1 for potential Nasdaq Stock Market Listing

The following includes the text of the Announcement, excluding the appendix. For the complete Announcement, please download the PDF.

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London: Friday, 13 November 2015: Further to its announcement on 16 October 2015, Hutchison China MediTech Limited (“Chi‑Med”) (AIM: HCM) announces that it has publicly filed today a second draft of the registration statement on Form F-1 (the “Form F-1 Registration Statement”) with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in relation to a potential listing of American depositary shares (“ADSs”) representing its ordinary shares on the Nasdaq Stock Market (the “Offering”).  As of the date of this announcement, Chi-Med has not yet set a definite timetable or decided on further details of the potential Offering and there can be no assurance that the potential Offering will be completed. Accordingly, the number of ADSs which may be offered and the offering price of the potential Offering have not yet been determined. The directors of Chi-Med will assess various factors, including market conditions, in considering whether formally to launch the transaction.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank Securities (in alphabetical order) are acting as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners for the potential Offering.

The second draft of the Form F-1 Registration Statement relating to the ADSs has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. The ADSs may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the Form F-1 Registration Statement becomes effective. The Form F-1 Registration Statement and all subsequent amendments may be accessed through the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy ADSs or any other securities, nor shall there be any sale of ADSs in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

Shareholders and potential investors should note that the potential Offering may or may not proceed, and accordingly are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the securities of Chi-Med.

 

Presentation of Financial Information

As announced by Chi-Med on 16 October 2015, the consolidated financial statements of Chi-Med included in the Form F‑1 Registration Statement have been prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP, while the historical consolidated financial statements of Chi-Med published prior to the potential Offering were prepared in accordance with IFRS. The second draft of the Form F-1 Registration Statement filed with the SEC today supplementally contains the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of Chi-Med as of and for the nine months ended 30 September 2015 and 30 September 2014.  In addition, the second draft of the Form F-1 Registration Statement filed today supplementally contains unaudited condensed consolidated accounts for the three non-consolidated joint ventures of Chi-Med, namely, Shanghai Hutchison Pharmaceuticals Limited, Hutchison Whampoa Guangzhou Baiyunshan Chinese Medicine Company Limited and Nutrition Science Partners Limited, as of and for the nine months ended 30 September 2015 and 30 September 2014, which are prepared in accordance with IFRS.  Such unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements are set out in the Appendix to this announcement.

 

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Enquiries

Chi-Med

Telephone: +852 2121 8200

Christian Hogg, CEO

 

Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited

Telephone: +44 20 7886 2500

Richard Gray
Andrew Potts

 

Citigate Dewe Rogerson

Telephone: +44 20 7638 9571

Anthony Carlisle

Mobile:        +44 7973 611 888

David Dible

Mobile:        +44 7967 566 919

 

About Chi‑Med

Chi‑Med is a China‑based, globally‑focused healthcare group which researches, develops, manufactures and sells pharmaceuticals and health‑related consumer products.  Its Innovation Platform focuses on discovering and developing innovative therapeutics in oncology and autoimmune diseases for the global market.  Its Commercial Platform manufactures, markets, and distributes prescription drugs and consumer health products in China.

Chi‑Med is majority owned by the multinational conglomerate CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (SEHK: 0001). For more information, please visit: www.chi‑med.com.

 

Important information

This announcement, which includes the appendix to it, does not constitute a Form F‑1 Registration Statement and does not constitute or form, and will not form, part of any offer or invitation to sell or issue, or the solicitation of an offer to purchase or acquire, any of the Ordinary Shares or ADSs or any other securities in the United States or in any other jurisdiction. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“U.S. Securities Act”).  Any public offering of securities to be made in the United States will be made by means of a Form F‑1 Registration Statement. Such Form F‑1 Registration Statement will contain detailed information about the issuer and its management and financial statements. This announcement is being issued pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135e under the U.S. Securities Act.

No money, securities or other consideration is being solicited, and, if sent in response to the information contained in this announcement, will not be accepted.

Members of the public outside the United States will not be eligible to take part in the potential Offering described above.

This announcement is not directed to, or intended for distribution or use by, any person or entity that is a citizen or resident or located in any locality, state, country or other jurisdiction where such distribution, publication, availability or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would require any registration or licensing within such jurisdiction.

The distribution of this announcement into jurisdictions other than the United Kingdom may be restricted by law.  Persons into whose possession this announcement come should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions.

 

For readers in the European Economic Area

In any EEA Member State that has implemented the Prospectus Directive, this announcement, which includes the appendices to it, is only addressed to and directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive.  The term “Prospectus Directive” means Directive 2003/71/EC (and amendments thereto, including Directive 2010/73/EU, to the extent implemented in each relevant Member State), together with any relevant implementing measure in the relevant Member State.

 

For readers in the United Kingdom

This announcement, which includes the appendix to it, insofar as it constitutes an invitation or inducement to enter into investment activity (within the meaning of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended) in connection with the securities which are the subject of the potential Offering described in this announcement or otherwise, is being directed only at (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments who fall within Article 19(5) (investment professionals) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (“Order”) or (iii) certain high value persons and entities who fall within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations etc) of the Order; or (iv) any other person to whom it may lawfully be communicated (all such persons in (i) to (iv) together being referred to as “relevant persons”). The ADSs are only available to, and any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe for, purchase or otherwise acquire such ADSs will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this announcement or any of its contents.

 

Forward‑looking statements

This announcement, which includes the appendix to it, may contain forward‑looking statements that reflect Chi‑Med’s current expectations regarding future events, including the launch and completion of the potential Offering. A further list and description of risks, uncertainties and other risks associated with an investment in Chi‑Med can be found in Chi‑Med’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Form F‑1 Registration Statement. Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward‑looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Chi‑Med undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this announcement, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise.

 

Appendix
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements of Chi-Med prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP
and
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Accounts of Non‑Consolidated Joint Ventures
prepared in accordance with IFRS

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