SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of April 2019
Commission File Number: 000-38511
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Level 18, Sohu.com Media Plaza
Block 3, No. 2 Kexueyuan South Road, Haidian District
Beijing 100190, Peoples Republic of China
(Address of principal executive office)
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 ☒ Form 40-F ☐
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On April 29, 2019, the registrant reported that on April 29, 2019, the registrants majority-owned online game subsidiary Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ: CYOU) (Changyou) announced that Changyous board of directors has declared a special cash dividend of US$4.70 per Changyou Class A ordinary or Class B ordinary share, or US$9.40 per American depositary share (Changyou ADS), each of which represents two Changyou Class A ordinary shares; and that the aggregate amount of the special cash dividend will be approximately US$503 million. A copy of the press release issued by the registrant regarding the foregoing is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
|99.1||Press release: Sohus Majority-Owned Subsidiary Changyou Announces Special Cash Dividend of US$9.40 per Changyou ADS|
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.
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|
Date: April 29, 2019
Sohus Majority-Owned Subsidiary Changyou
Announces Special Cash Dividend of US$9.40 per Changyou ADS
BEIJING, April 29, 2019 Sohu.com Limited (NASDAQ: SOHU) (Sohu), Chinas leading online media, video, search and gaming business group, today reported that on April 29, 2019, Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ: CYOU) (Changyou), Sohus majority-owned online game subsidiary, announced that Changyous board of directors (the Changyou Board) has declared a special cash dividend of US$4.70 per Changyou Class A ordinary or Class B ordinary share, or US$9.40 per American depositary share (Changyou ADS), each of which represents two Changyou Class A ordinary shares. The aggregate amount of the special cash dividend will be approximately US$503 million.
The Changyou Board has set May 15, 2019 as the date on which holders of record of Changyou Class A ordinary shares and Class B ordinary shares will be entitled to the dividend. In view of the amount of the dividend per Changyou ADS in relation to recent trading prices of the Changyou ADSs on NASDAQ, however, Changyou expects that applicable NASDAQ rules will require holders of Changyou ADSs to hold their Changyou ADSs as of no later than the end of the trading day before the ex-dividend date in order to be entitled to receive the dividend. Changyou expects the ex-dividend date to be no later than June 30, 2019. Once the ex-dividend date for the special cash dividend has been determined, Changyou will issue an additional press release announcing the ex-dividend date.
The amount of the dividend payable to Sohu is expected to be approximately $337 million. Sohu does not expect to pay any of such dividend to its shareholders or holders of Sohu American depositary shares, as the proceeds will be used to support Sohus operations.
For more information about the special Changyou dividend, please refer to Changyous separate announcement.
Sohu.com Limited (NASDAQ: SOHU) is Chinas premier online brand and indispensable to the daily life of millions of Chinese, providing a network of web properties and community based/web 2.0 products which offer the vast Sohu user community a broad array of choices regarding information, entertainment and communication. Sohu has built one of the most comprehensive matrices of Chinese language web properties and proprietary search engines, consisting of the mass portal and leading online media destination www.sohu.com; interactive search engine www.sogou.com; developer and operator of online games www.changyou.com/en/ and leading online video website tv.sohu.com.
Sohus corporate services consist of online brand advertising on Sohus matrix of websites as well as bid listing and home page on its in-house developed search directory and engine. Sohu also provides multiple news and information services on mobile platforms, including Sohu News App and the mobile news portal m.sohu.com. Sohus online game subsidiary, Changyou.com (NASDAQ: CYOU) develops and operates a diverse portfolio of PC and mobile games, such as Tian Long Ba Bu (TLBB), one of the most popular PC games in China. Changyou also owns and operates the 17173.com Website, a leading game information portal in China. Sohus online search subsidiary Sogou (NYSE: SOGO) has grown to become the second largest search engine by mobile queries in China. It also owns and operates Sogou Input Method, the largest Chinese language input software. Sohu.com, established by Dr. Charles Zhang, one of Chinas internet pioneers, is in its twenty-third year of operation.
For investor and media inquiries, please contact:
|Ms. Pu Huang|
|Tel:||+86 (10) 6272-6645|
In the United States:
|Ms. Linda Bergkamp|
|Tel:||+1 (480) 614-3004|