Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company” or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ:CSIQ) today announces that, in connection with the proposed initial public offering (“IPO”) of its majority-owned subsidiary CSI Solar Co., Ltd. (“CSI Solar”) on the Sci-Tech Innovation Board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, the exchange has posted CSI Solar’s updated IPO prospectus, including an indicative IPO timetable on the exchange’s website.
According to the updated IPO prospectus and indicative timetable, CSI Solar plans to issue 541,058,824 shares, representing 15% of 3,607,058,824 shares outstanding immediately after the IPO. In addition, CSI Solar plans to grant the principal underwriter of the IPO a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 81,158,500 shares of CSI Solar to cover over-allotments, if any. CSI Solar plans to issue 622,217,324 shares, representing approximately 17% of 3,688,217,324 shares outstanding immediately after the IPO, assuming that the over-allotment option is exercised in full.
CSI Solar will conduct a roadshow with potential investors between May 23, 2023 and May 25, 2023. The pricing of the IPO is expected to be confirmed by the Shanghai Stock Exchange on May 29, 2023. The issuance and subscription date of the IPO is expected to be on May 31, 2023. The final IPO share placement and share allocation are expected to be confirmed on June 5, 2023. The final IPO results are expected to be announced by the Shanghai Stock Exchange on June 6, 2023.
The shares of CSI Solar will not be and have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.