Yatra Online, Inc.’s Indian Subsidiary Yatra Online Limited Files Draft Red Herring Prospectus


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Proceeds from the IPO to fund a range of organic growth initiatives and strategic investments

Gurugram, India and New York, New York–(Newsfile Corp. – March 25, 2022) – Yatra Online, Inc. (NASDAQ: YTRA), India’s leading business travel services provider and one of the leading online travel companies in India today announced that its Indian subsidiary, Yatra Online Limited, filed a draft Red Herring (“DRHP”) prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) on March 25 2022, for an initial public offering (the “IPO”) of up to INR 7,500 million or approximately USD 100 million of primary proceeds and a secondary offering of up to 8,896,998 equity shares by THCL Travel Holding Cyprus Limited (“THCL”), a subsidiary of Yatra Online, Inc., which is approximately 8% of the outstanding shares of Yatra Online Limited. You can find more details about the deposit at https://investors.yatra.com.

“Over the past 15 years, we have grown our business to become one of India’s leading online travel agencies,” said Dhruv Shringi, CEO of Yatra Online, Inc. “The Indian travel industry is set to continue to grow, driven by tourism infrastructure development, increased discretionary spending and more frequent business and leisure travel. With this proposed share offering, we will be able to tap into a complementary shareholder base that offers a tremendous opportunity to benefit from the growth in tourism spending in India and accelerate the significant growth initiatives we have underway, creating value for our long-term investors.”

Yatra Online, Inc. expects Yatra Online Limited’s IPO in India will enable the company to:

  • Access domestic Indian institutional and retail investors who are currently not permitted to invest in Yatra Online, Inc. through its NASDAQ listing due to regulatory constraints.

  • Broaden the potential shareholder base of the consolidated company to add Indian capital markets and increase its visibility to more equity analysts.

  • Raise capital at a potentially higher valuation, reducing dilution and balance sheet risk.

The extent of Yatra Online, Inc.’s dilution from the primary issuance of shares and the value of the proceeds from the secondary sale of shares by THCL will be determined through a price discovery process. Yatra Online Limited’s IPO will be subject to favorable market conditions, as well as corporate, regulatory and other approvals, as applicable or required. There can be no assurance that the IPO will occur.

The Company will host a conference call today, March 25, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (or 6:00 p.m. Indian Standard Time) to discuss the filing.

Connection details for the live conference call:
US/International phone number: +1 856-344-9221
Confirmation code: 7615407 (callers should dial 5-10 minutes before the start time and provide the operator with the confirmation code)

Connection details for replay:
A telephone replay will be available for five days after the end of the conference call.
US/International Phone Number: +1-719-457-0820
Confirmation Code: 7615407

This replay can also be accessed through the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at http://investors.yatra.com

About Yatra Online, Inc.
Yatra Online, Inc. is the ultimate parent company of Yatra Online Limited (formerly known as Yatra Online Private Limited) headquartered in Gurugram, India and is the leading business travel service provider in India with over 700 large corporate clients and one of the leading online travel agencies and operates the website https://www.yatra.com/. The company provides information, rates, availability and reservation services for domestic and international air travel, domestic and international hotel reservations, vacation packages, buses, trains, city activities, taxis long distance and point-to-point, homestays and cruises. . With approximately 94,000 hotels and homestays under contract in approximately 1,400 cities across India as well as over 2 million hotels globally, the company is India’s largest platform for domestic hotels . The company recently launched a freight forwarding business called Yatra Freight to further expand its business services offering.

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For more information please contact:
Manish Hemrajani
Yatra Online, Inc.
Vice President, Head of Corporate Development and Investor Relations
[email protected]

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