SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 6-K

 

Report of Foreign Private Issuer

Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

October 21, 2020

Commission File Number: 001-36614

 

Alibaba Group Holding Limited

(Registrant’s name)

 

c/o Alibaba Group Services Limited

26/F Tower One, Times Square

1 Matheson Street

Causeway Bay

Hong Kong

(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

x

Form 40-F

o

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K on paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1): o

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K on paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7): o

 

 

 


 

EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit 99.1 — Ant Group has announced its arrangements for initial public offering and listing

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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.

 

 

ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED

 

 

Date: October 21, 2020

By:

/s/ Timothy A. Steinert

 

 

Name: Timothy A. Steinert

 

 

Title: Company Secretary

 

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Exhibit 99.1

 

Ant Group has announced its arrangements for initial public offering and listing

 

Ant Group Co., Ltd. (“Ant Group”), an unconsolidated related party of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (“Alibaba”), today published an announcement on the Shanghai Stock Exchange regarding the arrangements for its initial public offering and listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange STAR board (the “A Share Offering”) and certain information regarding its concurrent initial public offering and listing on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “H Share Offering” and together with the A Share Offering, the “Offering”).

 

Alibaba currently holds ordinary shares of Ant Group and Class C shares of Ant International Co., Limited (“Ant International”), a subsidiary of Ant Group, that together represent 33% of the equity interest in Ant Group, assuming the completion of the redemption and subscription arrangement described below.

 

The A Share Offering and H Share Offering will initially comprise 1,670,706,000 A shares and 1,670,706,000 H shares, respectively. Pursuant to a redemption and subscription arrangement, Ant International will redeem all Class B and Class C shares of Ant International and Ant Group will issue 3,256,446,324 H shares to holders of Class B shares and Class C shares of Ant International (including 1,158,572,686 H shares to Alibaba). In addition, for each of the A Share Offering and the H Share Offering, Ant Group expects to grant the underwriters an over-allotment option to purchase additional shares representing no more than 15.00% of the number of shares initially offered.

 

Alibaba has agreed to subscribe for 730 million A shares as part of the placement to strategic investors in the A Share Offering, subject to receipt of required regulatory approvals and fulfillment of other customary conditions precedent.

 

We understand that the final structure, price and timing of the Offering will be contingent upon market conditions and other factors, and there can be no assurance as to if and when the Offering will be completed.

 

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The above announcement does not constitute an offer for sale in the United States or an invitation or solicitation of an offer to acquire, purchase or subscribe for securities in Mainland China or Hong Kong S.A.R., and any securities described herein may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration; any public offering of securities to be made in Mainland China or Hong Kong S.A.R. will be made by means of a prospectus that is registered and may be obtained from Ant Group, which will contain detailed information about Ant Group and its management, as well as financial statements.

 

October 21, 2020