SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) June 19, 2017
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Section 8 Other Events
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On June 13, 2017, Yahoo! Inc. (Yahoo) completed the sale of its operating business to Verizon Communications Inc. On June 16, 2017, Yahoo changed its name to Altaba Inc. (Altaba or the Fund) and filed a Notification of Registration on Form N-8A and a Registration Statement on Form N-2 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) in order to register as a publicly traded, non-diversified, closed-end management investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (1940 Act).
In conjunction with the name change, Altaba shares will trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the new ticker symbol AABA and the CUSIP number 021346 101 as of the open of trading on June 19, 2017. Previously, through June 16, 2017, Yahoos common stock traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol YHOO and the CUSIP number 984332 106. No action is required to be taken by stockholders with respect to their shares.
For more information about Altaba and its strategy for delivering value to its stockholders, please refer to the Letter to Stockholders sent by Thomas J. McInerney, Chief Executive Officer of Altaba on June 19, 2017, available on the Funds website at www.altaba.com.
About the Fund
Altaba is a publicly traded, non-diversified, closed-end management investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940. The Funds investment objective is to seek to track the combined investment return of the shares of Alibaba Group Holding Limited and the shares of Yahoo Japan Corporation that the Fund owns.
Altabas assets consist of an approximately 15% equity stake in Alibaba Group Holding Limited, one of the worlds largest online retailers; an approximately 36% equity stake in Yahoo Japan Corporation, a leading Japanese internet company; cash, cash equivalents and marketable debt securities; certain minority investments; and Excalibur IP, LLC, which owns certain patent assets that were not core to Yahoos operating business. The Funds retained liabilities include the Funds 0.00% convertible senior notes due 2018; shareholder litigation; and certain liabilities relating to data breaches incurred by Yahoo.
Additional information about the Fund is available in the Funds Registration Statement on Form N-2, available on the SECs website at www.sec.gov and on the Funds website at www.altaba.com.
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.
|Date: June 19, 2017||By:|
|Name:||Alexi A. Wellman|
|Title:||Chief Financial and Accounting Officer|