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NIO Inc. Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

SHANGHAI, China, Sept. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NIO Inc. (“NIO” or the “Company”) (NIO), a pioneer in China’s premium electric vehicle market, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 160,000,000 American depositary shares (“ADSs”) at a price to the public of US$6.26 per ADS for a total offering size of approximately US$1.0 billion, assuming the underwriters do not exercise their option to purchase additional ADSs. Each ADS represents one Class A ordinary share of the Company. The ADSs are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on September 12, 2018 under the symbol “NIO.” The offering is expected to close on September 14, 2018, subject to customary closing conditions.

The Company has granted the underwriters an option, exercisable within 30 days from the date of the final prospectus, to purchase up to an aggregate of 24,000,000 additional ADSs to cover over-allotments.

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Deutsche Bank Securities, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, UBS Securities LLC and Wolfe Capital Markets and Advisory are acting as joint underwriters of this offering.

A registration statement related to these securities has been filed with, and declared effective by, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release shall 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.

The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. When available, copies of the final prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained by contacting:

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Prospectus Department, 2nd Floor, 180 Varick Street, New York, NY, 10014, United States of America, or by calling 1-866-718-1649, or by email at prospectus@morganstanley.com;

Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C., 200 West Street, New York, NY, 10282-2198, United States of America, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by calling 1-212-902-1171;

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, United States of America, or by calling 1-866-803-9204, or by email at prospectus-eq_fi@jpmchase.com;

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd Floor, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001, United States of America, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by email at dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com;

Deutsche Bank Securities, Attention: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, United States of America, or by calling 1-800-503-4611, or by email at prospectus.cpdg@db.com;

Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, United States of America, or by calling 1-800-831-9146;

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department at 11 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010-3629, United States of America, or by calling 1-800-221-1037, or by email at newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com;

UBS Securities LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 1285 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10019, United States of America, or by calling at 1-888-827-7275; or

Wolfe Capital Markets and Advisory, at 420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 648, New York, New York 10170, or by calling 1-646-845-0711, or by email at pryan@wolferesearch.com.

About NIO Inc.

NIO Inc. is a pioneer in China’s premium electric vehicle market, founded in November 2014.  NIO’s mission is to shape a joyful lifestyle by offering premium smart electric vehicles and being the best user enterprise. NIO designs, jointly manufactures, and sells smart and connected premium electric vehicles, driving innovations in next generation technologies in connectivity, autonomous driving and artificial intelligence. Redefining the user experience, NIO provides users with comprehensive, convenient and innovative charging solutions and other user-centric services.  NIO began deliveries of the ES8, a 7-seater high performance electric SUV in China from June 2018 and plans to launch ES6, a 5-seater electric SUV in late 2018. 

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains statements that may constitute “forward-looking” statements pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “aims,” “future,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “likely to” and similar statements. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about NIO’s beliefs, plans and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in NIO’s filings with the SEC. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and NIO does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

For more information, please visit: http://ir.nio.com.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

NIO Inc.
Jade Wei
Tel: +86-21-6908-3681
Email:  ir@nio.com

Heather Diwu
Tel: +86-10-5687-4108
Email: ir@nio.com

The Piacente Group, Inc.
Ross Warner
Tel: +86-10-5730-6201
Email: nio@tpg-ir.com

Brandi Piacente
Tel: +1-212-481-2050
Email: nio@tpg-ir.com