The Priceline Group
Priceline Group Inc. (Form: 8-K, Received: 10/19/2017 09:08:49)


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) October 13, 2017

The Priceline Group Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
 
1-36691
 
06-1528493
(State or other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation)
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

800 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut
 
6854
(Address of principal office)
 
(zip code)

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

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Item 7.01.              Regulation FD Disclosure.

On October 13, 2017, The Priceline Group Inc. (the "Company") entered into an agreement to invest $450 million in Meituan-Dianping through the purchase of preferred shares, and agoda.com, one of the Company's primary brands, has agreed to enter into a new commercial relationship with Meituan-Dianping.











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.


 
THE PRICELINE GROUP INC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Peter J. Millones
 
 
Name:
Peter J. Millones
 
 
Title:
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary


Date:  October 19, 2017