SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 31, 2018
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
Level 18, SOHU.com Media Plaza
Block 3, No. 2 Kexueyuan South Road, Haidian District
Peoples Republic of China
(Address, including zip code, of registrants principal executive offices and registrants telephone number, including area code)
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|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
On May 31, 2018 at 4:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time (such date and time, the Effective Time), Sohu.com Inc., a Delaware corporation (Sohu Delaware), was dissolved pursuant to a Certificate of Dissolution filed with the Secretary of State of Delaware; all outstanding shares of the common stock of Sohu Delaware were cancelled; American depositary shares (ADSs) representing the outstanding ordinary shares of Sohu.com Limited, a Cayman Islands company (Sohu Cayman), were distributed by Sohu Delaware on a share-for-share basis to the stockholders of Sohu Delaware as of immediately prior to the Effective Time; and Sohu Cayman replaced Sohu Delaware as the top-tier, publicly-traded holding company of the group of subsidiaries and variable interest entities that had been held by Sohu Delaware prior to the Effective Time.
From and after the Effective Time, the business, operations, and assets of Sohu Cayman and its subsidiaries and variable interest entities are substantially the same as the business, operations, and assets of Sohu Delaware and its subsidiaries and variable interest entities immediately prior to the Effective Time, except that Sohu Cayman is the top-tier publicly-traded holding company instead of Sohu Delaware, and ADSs representing Sohu Cayman ordinary shares are listed and will be traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the SOHU symbol in place of the shares of the common stock of Sohu Delaware, which were delisted as of the Effective Time and will not trade thereafter.
Sohu Delaware expects trading in the ADSs representing Sohu Cayman ordinary shares on the NASDAQ Global Select Market to commence on June 1, 2018.
The information contained in this report shall not be deemed to be filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall such information be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or under the Exchange Act, except as may be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Safe Harbor Statement
This report contains certain forward-looking statements relating to Sohu Delaware and Sohu Cayman, including statements regarding the listing of ADSs representing Sohu Caymans Ordinary Shares on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. These statements are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. All forward-looking statements included in this report are based upon information available to Sohu Delaware and Sohu Cayman as of the date of this report, which may change, and Sohu Delaware and Sohu Cayman undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, except as may be required under applicable securities law.
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 hereunto duly authorized.
|DATED: May 31, 2018||SOHU.COM INC.|
|Chief Financial Officer|