As filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on October 15, 2021

  

Registration No. 333-

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

____________________

 

FORM F-6

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

For Depositary Shares Evidenced by American Depositary Receipts

___________________

 

TAL Education Group

(Exact name of issuer of deposited securities as specified in its charter)

 

N/A

(Translation of issuer's name into English)

 

The Cayman Islands

(Jurisdiction of incorporation or organization of issuer)

 

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.

(Exact name of depositary as specified in its charter)

 

383 Madison Avenue, Floor 11, New York, New York 10179

Telephone (800) 990-1135

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of depositary's principal executive offices)

____________________

 

Cogency Global Inc.,

122 East 42nd Street, 18th Floor,

New York, New York 10168

(212) 947-7200
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

Copy to:

 

Scott A. Ziegler, Esq.

Ziegler, Ziegler & Associates LLP

570 Lexington Avenue, Suite 2405

New York, New York 10022

(212) 319-7600

 

It is proposed that this filing become effective under Rule 466

  immediately upon filing  
 

on (Date) at (Time)

 

 

If a separate registration statement has been filed to register the deposited shares, check the following box. ☐

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

Title of each class of

Securities to be registered

Amount

to be registered

Proposed maximum aggregate price per unit (1)

Proposed maximum

aggregate offering price (2)

Amount of

registration fee

American Depositary Shares evidenced by American Depositary Receipts each American Depositary Share representing one third (1/3) class A common shares of TAL Education Group

200,000,000

American Depositary Shares

 

$0.05 $10,000,000 $927.00
(1) Each unit represents one American Depositary Share.

(2) Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee. Pursuant to Rule 457(k), such estimate is computed on the basis of the maximum aggregate fees or charges to be imposed in connection with the issuance of American Depositary Receipts evidencing American Depositary Shares.

 

Pursuant to Rule 429, the Prospectus contained herein also relates to the American Depositary Shares registered under Form F-6 Registration Statement Nos. 333-219521 and 333-196082. This Registration Statement constitutes Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to Registration Statement No. 333-219521 and Post-Effective Amendment No. 2 to Registration Statement No. 333-196082.

    

 

PART I

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN PROSPECTUS

 

The Prospectus consists of the proposed form of American Depositary Receipt (“ADR” or “American Depositary Receipt”) included as Exhibit A to the form of Second Amended and Restated Deposit Agreement filed as Exhibit (a) to this Registration Statement on Form F-6, which is incorporated herein by reference.

 

CROSS REFERENCE SHEET

 

Item 1. DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES TO BE REGISTERED

  

Item Number and Caption

 

Location in Form of American Depositary

Receipt Filed Herewith as Prospectus

         
(1) Name and address of Depositary   Introductory paragraph and bottom of face of American Depositary Receipt
       
(2) Title of American Depositary Receipts and identity of deposited securities   Face of American Depositary Receipt, top center
       
  Terms of Deposit:    
       
  (i) Amount of deposited securities represented by one unit of American Depositary Shares   Face of American Depositary Receipt, upper right corner
         
  (ii) Procedure for voting, if any, the deposited securities   Paragraph (12)
         
  (iii) Collection and distribution of dividends   Paragraphs (4), (5), (7) and (10)
         
  (iv) Transmission of notices, reports and proxy soliciting material   Paragraphs (3), (8) and (12)
         
  (v) Sale or exercise of rights   Paragraphs (4), (5) and (10)
         
  (vi) Deposit or sale of securities resulting from dividends, splits or plans of reorganization   Paragraphs (4), (5), (10) and (13)
         
  (vii) Amendment, extension or termination of the Deposit Agreement   Paragraphs (16) and (17)
         
  (viii) Rights of holders of ADRs to inspect the transfer books of the Depositary and the list of Holders of ADRs   Paragraph (3)
         
  (ix) Restrictions upon the right to deposit or withdraw the underlying securities   Paragraphs (1), (2), (4), and (5)
         
  (x) Limitation upon the liability of the Depositary   Paragraph (14)
         
(3) Fees and Charges   Paragraph (7)

 

 

Item 2. AVAILABLE INFORMATION

 

Item Number and Caption

 

Location in Form of American Depositary  

Receipt Filed Herewith as Prospectus

         
(a) Statement that TAL Education Group is subject to the periodic reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and, accordingly files certain reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and that such reports can be inspected by holders of American Depositary Receipts and copied at public reference facilities maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.

 

Paragraph (8)

 

 

PART II

INFORMATION NOT REQUIRED IN PROSPECTUS

 

Item 3. EXHIBITS

 

(a) Form of Deposit Agreement. Form of Second Amended and Restated Deposit Agreement dated as of _______ , 2021 among TAL Education Group, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as depositary (the “Depositary”), and all Holders and Beneficial Owners from time to time of ADRs issued thereunder (the “Deposit Agreement”), including the form of American Depositary Receipt attached as Exhibit A thereto. Filed herewith as Exhibit (a).

 

(b) Any other agreement to which the Depositary is a party relating to the issuance of the American Depositary Shares registered hereunder or the custody of the deposited securities represented thereby. Not Applicable.

 

(c) Every material contract relating to the deposited securities between the Depositary and the issuer of the deposited securities in effect at any time within the last three years. Not Applicable.

 

(d) Opinion of Ziegler, Ziegler & Associates LLP, counsel to the Depositary, as to the legality of the securities being registered. Filed herewith as Exhibit (d).

 

(e) Certification under Rule 466. Filed herewith as Exhibit (e).

 

Item 4. UNDERTAKINGS

 

(a) The Depositary hereby undertakes to make available at the principal office of the Depositary in the United States, for inspection by holders of the American Depositary Receipts, any reports and communications received from the issuer of the deposited securities which are both (1) received by the Depositary as the holder of the deposited securities, and (2) made generally available to the holders of the underlying securities by the issuer.

 

(b) If the amounts of fees charged are not disclosed in the prospectus, the Depositary undertakes to prepare a separate document stating the amount of any fee charged and describing the service for which it is charged and to deliver promptly a copy of such fee schedule without charge to anyone upon request. The Depositary undertakes to notify each registered holder of an American Depositary Receipt thirty days before any change in the fee schedule.

  

 

SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. on behalf of the legal entity created by the Deposit Agreement, certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that all the requirements for filing on Form F-6 are met and has duly caused this Registration Statement on Form F-6 to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in The City of New York, State of New York, on October 15, 2021.

     

 

Legal entity created by the form of Deposit Agreement for the issuance of ADRs evidencing American Depositary Shares

     
  By: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as Depositary
     
  By: /s/ Lisa M. Hayes
  Name:   Lisa M. Hayes
  Title: Vice President

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, TAL Education Group certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that all the requirements for filing on Form F-6 are met and has duly caused this Registration Statement on Form F-6 to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, on October 15, 2021.

     

 

TAL Education Group

     
  By: /s/ Bangxin Zhang
  Name:   Bangxin Zhang
  Title:

Chief Executive Officer

 

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints Bangxin Zhang and Julius Luo, and each of them, his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, each with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any or all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this Registration Statement and any and all related registration statements pursuant to Rule 462(b) of the Securities Act, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or their substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

 

Under the requirements of the Securities Act, this Registration Statement on Form F-6 has been signed by the following persons October 15, 2021, in the capacities indicated.

 

SIGNATURES

 

Signatures   Capacity
     

/s/Bangxin Zhang

Bangxin Zhang

 

Chief Executive Officer, Director

 

     

/s/Yunfeng Bai

Yunfeng Bai

 

Chairman of the Board of Directors and President

 

     

/s/Jane Jie Sun

Jane Jie Sun

 

Independent Director

 

     

/s/Weiru Chen

Weiru Chen

 

Independent Director

 

     

/s/Kaifu Zhang

Kaifu Zhang

 

Independent Director

 

     

/s/Julius Luo

Julius Luo

 

Chief Financial Officer
(principal financial and accounting officer)

   

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE OF AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE REGISTRANT

 

Under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the undersigned, the duly authorized representative in the United States of TAL Education Group has signed this Registration Statement on Form F-6 on October 15, 2021.

  

 

Authorized U.S. Representative

     
  By: /s/ Colleen A. De Vries
  Name:   Colleen A. De Vries
  Title:

Senior Vice-President on behalf of Cogency Global Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

INDEX TO EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit

 Number

 

(a)

 

(d)

 

Form of Second Amended and Restated Deposit Agreement

 

Opinion of Counsel to the Depositary

 

(e) Rule 466 Certification.

 

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