SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16
UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of September 2016
Commission File Number: 001-35126
21Vianet Group, Inc.
M5, 1 Jiuxianqiao East Road,
The Peoples Republic of China
(86 10) 8456 2121
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of Registrants principal executive offices)
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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, thereunto duly authorized.
|21Vianet Group, Inc.|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|
Date: September 14, 2016
Exhibit 99.1 Press Release
21VIANET GROUP, INC.
(Incorporated as a limited liability company under the laws of the Cayman Islands)
Announcement of Results of the Consent Solicitation with Respect to its 6.875% Bonds due 2017 (the Bonds)
Beijing, September 14, 201621Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) (21Vianet or the Company), a leading carrier-neutral internet data center services provider in China, today announced that instructions with respect to RMB285,200,000 aggregate principal amount of the Bonds, representing approximately 67.8% of the outstanding principal amount of the Bonds, to vote in favor of certain extraordinary resolutions (the Extraordinary Resolutions) put to eligible holders of the Bonds (the Bondholders) have been received pursuant to the Companys invitation to Bondholders to approve certain amendments and waivers to the Terms and Conditions of the Bonds (the Consent Solicitation) conducted upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in a consent solicitation statement (the Consent Solicitation Statement ) dated September 1, 2016.
Approval of the Extraordinary Resolutions
As Bondholders of not less than a majority in aggregate principal amount of the outstanding Bonds voted in favor of the Extraordinary Resolutions relating to the Bonds (the Requisite Consents), the Extraordinary Resolutions were duly passed.
Each Bondholder who validly voted in favor of the Extraordinary Resolutions pursuant to the Consent Solicitation Statement will be eligible to receive a one-time fee in an amount equal to RMB400 per RMB100,000 principal amount of Bonds held by such Bondholder (the Consent Fee).
The Consent Fee will be paid by the Company to each such Bondholder voting in favor of the Extraordinary Resolutions on or around September 21, 2016 following the date on which the Extraordinary Resolutions are passed.
In addition, the Company will deposit or procure that there will be deposited into an interest reserve account CNY14,458,125, being the interest payable in respect of one interest period on the aggregate principal amount of the outstanding Bonds by October 14, 2016.
Amendments to the Terms and Conditions of the Bonds
The Company announces that, following approval of the Extraordinary Resolutions, the terms and conditions of the Bonds were amended by the Company today by entering into the Supplemental Fiscal Agency Agreement in order to implement the Extraordinary Resolutions.
21Vianet Group, Inc. is a leading carrier-neutral Internet data center services provider in China. 21Vianet provides hosting and related services, managed network services, cloud services, content delivery network services, last-mile wired broadband services and business VPN services, improving the reliability, security and speed of its customers Internet infrastructure. Customers may locate their servers and networking equipment in 21Vianets data centers and connect to Chinas Internet backbone through 21Vianets extensive fiber optic network. In addition, 21Vianets proprietary smart routing technology enables customers data to be delivered across the Internet in a faster and more reliable manner. 21Vianet operates in more than 30 cities throughout China, servicing a diversified and loyal base of more than 2,000 hosting enterprise customers that span numerous industries ranging from Internet companies to government entities and blue-chip enterprises to small- to mid-sized enterprises.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any of the Bonds, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale of the Bonds in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.