Use of Proceeds
We will receive net proceeds for this offering of approximately $203 million,
after deducting underwriting discounts, commissions and estimated offering
expenses payable by us.
We intend to use the net proceeds from this offering as follows:
• approximately $50 million to repay certain outstanding indebtedness to our
parent and Xinhua Financial Network Limited. The indebtedness is due on demand
and the interest rates are not specified. The indebtedness was to pay for the
costs related to our acquisitions from our parent of equity interests our
parent had held before March 31, 2006 in Xinhua Finance Advertising Limited
and the contractual control our parent had held before March 31, 2006 in
Beijing Century Media Culture Co., Ltd. as well as advances from our parent
and Xinhua Financial Network enabling us to acquire 19.0% equity interests in
Upper Step Holdings Limited, or Upper Step, and Accord Group Investments
Limited, or Accord Group;
• an undetermined amount for strategic acquisitions of complementary businesses.
At this time, we have not entered into advanced discussions or negotiations
with respect to any potential acquisitions except for the acquisition of the
remaining equity of Beijing Perspective; and
• the balance to fund working capital and for other general corporate purposes.
We have not yet determined all of our anticipated expenditures and therefore
cannot estimate the amounts to be used for acquisitions or general corporate
purposes. The amounts and timing of any expenditure will vary depending on the
amount of cash generated by our operations, competitive and technological
developments and the rate of growth, if any, of our business. Accordingly, our
management will have significant discretion in the allocation of the net
proceeds we will receive for this offering. Depending on future events and other
changes in the business climate, we may determine at a later time to use the net
proceeds for different purposes. Pending their use, we intend to invest the
proceeds in a variety of capital preservation instruments, including short-term,
investment-grade, interest-bearing instruments.
The foregoing represents our current intentions to use and allocate the net
proceeds of this offering based upon our present plans and business conditions.
Our management, however, will have significant flexibility and discretion to
apply the net proceeds of this offering differently than as described in this
We will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale of ADSs by the selling