Google Inc. Requests Effectiveness of IPO Registration Statement
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – August 18, 2004 – Google Inc. announced today that it will file an amendment to the registration statement for its initial public offering to change the estimated offering price range and the number of shares to be sold in the offering. The offering price is now expected to be between $85 and $95 per share. As originally planned, Google expects to sell 14,142,135 shares of Class A common stock in the offering. However, in view of this new price range, the selling shareholders are reducing the shares they expect to sell to 5,462,917 shares, yielding a total offering of 19,605,052 shares. In addition, the selling shareholders have granted the underwriters the right to purchase 2,940,757 additional shares of Class A common stock at the initial public offering price to cover over-allotments.
Google and the underwriters requested that the Securities and Exchange Commission declare the registration statement effective today at 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). Holders of bidder IDs will be sent a notice of effectiveness once the registration statement has been declared effective. The auction remains open, and Google and the underwriters expect to close the auction when the registration statement is declared effective.
Google is filing today an amendment to the registration statement. Holders of bidder IDs will be sent a notice of amendment to the registration statement when it is filed, at which time an updated prospectus will be available at https://www.ipo.google.com/data/prospectus.html.
A registration statement relating to Google’s Class A common stock has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. Google’s Class A common stock may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of Google’s Class A common stock in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state. No offer to buy shares of Google’s Class A common stock can be accepted and no part of the purchase price can be received until the registration statement has become effective, and any such offer may be withdrawn or revoked, without obligation or commitment of any kind, at any time until the notice of acceptance is sent after the effective date.