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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 5, 2020

 

 

MercadoLibre, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

 

 

Delaware 001-33647 98-0212790

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

(Commission

File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

 

Arias 3751, 7th Floor, Buenos Aires, Argentina, C1430CRG

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

 

(+5411) 4640-8000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240-14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share MELI Nasdaq Global Select Market

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging Growth Company  

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

 

 

 

 

Item 8.01 Other Events  

 

MercadoLibre, Inc. (the “Company”) is aware of the press reports regarding the sale of securities issued by the Argentine Treasury (Letes and Lecaps) by an asset manager holding funds on behalf of MercadoLibre customers, in the weeks preceding the extension of maturity of those instruments. The Company is not aware of any alleged misconduct. The Company understands an action has been submitted to an Argentine judge by a prosecutor relating to these allegations. The Company does not yet have a copy of that submission, and it is not aware of its contents. The Company is following the developments closely, and when it has additional information, it will determine its course of action.

 

The shares are listed on the Nasdaq Global Market and trade under the symbol “MELI.”

 

The information furnished in this Item 8.01 of this Current Report shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

 

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This Current Report shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

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.

 

     
  MercadoLibre, Inc.
     
Dated: February 5, 2020 By: /s/ Pedro Arnt  
  Name: Pedro Arnt
  Title: Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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