King Files Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering
London & Stockholm, 18 February 2014: King Digital Entertainment PLC (“King”), a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form F-1 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of its ordinary shares. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined. King intends to list its ordinary shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "KING."
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and BofA Merrill Lynch are acting as joint lead book-running managers and as representatives of the underwriters for the proposed offering. Barclays Capital Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and RBC Capital Markets, LLC are also acting as joint book-running managers for the proposed offering.
The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. When available, copies of the preliminary prospectus related to the offering may be obtained from: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, telephone: 1-866-803-9204; Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Prospectus Department, at One Madison Avenue, Level 1B, New York, New York 10010, and by phone at (800) 221-1037 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; or BofA Merrill Lynch, Attention: Prospectus Department, 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, email: email@example.com.
A registration statement relating to King’s securities has been filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities 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.
King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with a network of 324 million monthly unique users. King offers more than 180 exclusive games in 14 languages through its King.com website, mobile platforms such as the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store, the Amazon Appstore and Facebook. King has six game studios in Stockholm, Barcelona, Bucharest, Malmö and London, along with offices in San Francisco and Malta.