UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 6-K

 

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the month of November 2023

 

Commission File Number 001-40517

 

BON NATURAL LIFE LIMITED

(Translation of registrant’s name into English)

 

Room 601, Block C, Gazelle Valley, No.69, Jinye Road

High-Tech Zone, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China

People’s Republic of China

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F: Form 20-F ☒ Form 40-F ☐

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1): ☐

 

Note: Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1) only permits the submission in paper of a Form 6-K if submitted solely to provide an attached annual report to security holders.

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7): ☐

 

Note: Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7) only permits the submission in paper of a Form 6-K if submitted to furnish a report or other document that the registrant foreign private issuer must furnish and make public under the laws of the jurisdiction in which the registrant is incorporated, domiciled or legally organized (the registrant’s “home country”), or under the rules of the home country exchange on which the registrant’s securities are traded, as long as the report or other document is not a press release, is not required to be and has not been distributed to the registrant’s security holders, and, if discussing a material event, has already been the subject of a Form 6-K submission or other Commission filing on EDGAR.

 

 

 

 
 

 

Effective November 22, 2023, our Board of Directors adopted the Incentive Compensation Recovery Policy furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1. The Policy is intended to comply with Rule 10D-1 under the Exchange Act and Nasdaq Listing Rule 5608.

 

Exhibits

 

The following exhibits are included in this Form 6-K:

 

Exhibit No.   Description of Exhibit
99.1   Incentive Compensation Recovery Policy

 

 
 

 

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, thereunto duly authorized.

 

Date: November 28, 2023 Bon Natural Life Limited
     
  By: /s/ Yongwei Hu
    Yongwei Hu
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

Bon Natural Life Limited

Incentive Compensation Recovery Policy

 

Effective Date: November 22, 2023

 

1.Purpose. The purpose of the Bon Natural Life Limited Incentive Compensation Recovery Policy (this “Policy”) is to provide for the recovery of certain Incentive-Based Compensation in the event of an Accounting Restatement. This Policy is intended to comply with, and to be administered and interpreted consistent with, Section 10D of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), Rule 10D-1 promulgated under the Exchange Act (“Rule 10D-1”), and Listing Rule 5608 adopted by the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) (the “Listing Standards”). Unless otherwise defined in this Policy, capitalized terms shall have the meanings set forth in the Appendix attached hereto.
  
2.Policy for Recovery of Erroneously Awarded Compensation. In the event of an Accounting Restatement, it is the Company’s policy to recover reasonably promptly the amount of any Erroneously Awarded Compensation Received during the Recovery Period.
  
3.Application of Policy. This Policy applies to Incentive-Based Compensation Received by an Executive Officer (i) on or after October 2, 2023 and after such individual began service as an Executive Officer, (ii) if that person served as an Executive Officer at any time during the performance period for the Incentive-Based Compensation, and (iii) while the Company had a listed class of securities on a national securities exchange.
  
4.Administration

 

a.This Policy shall be administered by the Compensation Committee, except that the Board may determine to act as the administrator or designate another committee of the Board to act as the administrator with respect to any portion of this Policy other than Section 4(c) (the “Administrator”). The Administrator is authorized to interpret and construe this Policy and to make all determinations necessary, appropriate, or advisable for the administration of this Policy.
   
b.The Company is authorized to take appropriate steps to implement this Policy and may effect recovery hereunder by: (i) requiring payment to the Company, (ii) set-off, (iii) reducing compensation, or (iv) such other means or combination of means as the Administrator determines to be appropriate.
   
c.The Company need not recover Erroneously Awarded Compensation if and to the extent that the Compensation Committee or a majority of the independent members of the Board determines that such recovery is impracticable and not required under Rule 10D-1 and the Listing Standards, including if the Compensation Committee or a majority of the independent members of the Board determines that: (i) the direct expense paid to a third party to assist in enforcing this Policy would exceed the amount to be recovered after making a reasonable attempt to recover, (ii) recovery would violate home country law adopted prior to November 28, 2022, after obtaining the opinion of home country counsel, or (iii) recovery would likely cause an otherwise tax-qualified broad-based retirement plan to fail the requirements of Section 401(a)(13) or Section 411(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and regulations thereunder.

 

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d.The Administrator may require each Executive Officer to sign and return to the Company an Acknowledgment Form substantially in the form attached to this Policy as Exhibit A or in such other form determined by the Administrator, pursuant to which the Executive Officer agrees to be bound by, and comply with, the terms of this Policy.
   
e.Any determinations made by the Administrator under this Policy shall be final and binding on all affected individuals and need not be uniform among affected individuals.

 

5. Other Recovery Rights; Company Claims. Any right of recovery pursuant to this Policy is in addition to, and not in lieu of, any other remedies or rights of recovery that may be available to the Company under applicable law or pursuant to the terms of any compensation recovery policy in any employment agreement, plan or award agreement, or pursuant to the terms of any other compensation recovery policy of the Company. Nothing contained in this Policy and no recovery hereunder shall limit any claims, damages, or other legal remedies the Company may have against an individual arising out of or resulting from any actions or omissions by such individual.
   
6. Reporting and Disclosure. The Company shall file all disclosures with respect to this Policy in accordance with the requirements of federal securities laws.
   
7. Indemnification Prohibition. Notwithstanding the terms of any indemnification or insurance policy or any contractual arrangement that may be interpreted to the contrary, the Company shall not indemnify any Executive Officer with respect to amount(s) recovered under this Policy or claims relating to the enforcement of this Policy, including any payment or reimbursement for the cost of third-party insurance purchased by such Executive Officer to fund potential clawback obligations hereunder.
   
8. Amendment; Termination. The Board or the Compensation Committee may amend or terminate this Policy from time to time in its discretion as it deems appropriate and shall amend this policy as it deems necessary to comply with applicable law or any rules or standards adopted by a national securities exchange on which the Company’s securities are listed; provided, however, that no amendment or termination of this Policy shall be effective to the extent it would cause the Company to violate any federal securities laws, Securities and Exchange Commission rule or the rules or standards of any national securities exchange on which the Company’s securities are listed.
   
9. Successors. This Policy shall be binding and enforceable against all individuals who are or were Executive Officers and their beneficiaries, heirs, executors, administrators, or other legal representatives.
   
10. Effective Date. This Policy was approved on November 22, 2023 and is effective only for Incentive-Based Compensation Received on or after October 2, 2023.

 

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APPENDIX

 

Definitions: For purposes of this Policy, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:

 

Accounting Restatement” means an accounting restatement of the Company’s financial statements due to the Company’s material noncompliance with any financial reporting requirement under the securities laws, including any accounting restatement required to correct an error in previously issued financial statements that is material to the previously issued financial statements, or that would result in a material misstatement if the error were corrected in the current period or left uncorrected in the current period.

 

Administrator” has the meaning set forth in Section 4(a) hereof.

 

Board” means the Company’s Board of Directors.

 

Company” means Bon Natural Life Limited an exempted company incorporated under the laws of Cayman Islands, and its affiliates.

 

“Compensation Committee” means the Compensation Committee of the Board.

 

Erroneously Awarded Compensation” means the amount, as determined by the Administrator, of Incentive-Based Compensation received by an Executive Officer that exceeds the amount of Incentive-Based Compensation that would have been received by the Executive Officer had it been determined based on the restated amounts. For Incentive-Based Compensation based on stock price or total shareholder return (“TSR”) the Administrator will determine the amount based on a reasonable estimate of the effect of the Accounting Restatement on the stock price or TSR upon which the Incentive-Based Compensation was received, and the Company will maintain documentation of the determination of that reasonable estimate and provide the documentation to Nasdaq. In all cases, the amount to be recovered will be calculated without regard to any taxes paid by the Executive Officer with respect of the Erroneously Awarded Compensation.

 

Executive Officers” means the Company’s current and former executive officers as determined by the Administrator in accordance with Rule 10D-1 and the Listing Standards. Generally, Executive Officers include any executive officer designated by the Board as an “officer” under Rule 16a-1(f) under the Exchange Act.

 

Financial Reporting Measure” means (i) any measure that is determined and presented in accordance with the accounting principles used in preparing the Company’s financial statements and any measure derived wholly or in part from such a measure, and (ii) any measure based wholly or in part on the Company’s stock price or total shareholder return. A Financial Reporting Measure need not be presented within the Company’s financial statements or included in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Incentive-Based Compensation” means any compensation granted, earned, or vested based in whole or in part on the Company’s attainment of a Financial Reporting Measure. Incentive-Based Compensation is deemed to be “Received” for purposes of this Policy in the fiscal period during which the Financial Reporting Measure specified in the Incentive-Based Compensation award is attained, even if the payment or grant of such Incentive-Based Compensation occurs after the end of that period.

 

Recovery Period” means the three completed fiscal years immediately preceding the date that the Company is required to prepare the applicable Accounting Restatement and any “transition period” as described under Rule 10D-1 and the Listing Standards. For purposes of this Policy, the “date that the Company is required to prepare the applicable Accounting Restatement” is the earlier to occur of (i) the date the Board, a committee of the Board, or the officer or officers of the Company authorized to take such action if Board action is not required, concludes, or reasonably should have concluded, that the Company is required to prepare an Accounting Restatement, or (ii) the date a court, regulator, or other legally authorized body directs the Company to prepare an Accounting Restatement.

 

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Exhibit A

 

Bon Natural Life Limited
Incentive Compensation Recovery Policy

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM

 

I, the undersigned, acknowledge and affirm that I have received and reviewed a copy of the Bon Natural Life Limited Incentive Compensation Recovery Policy, and agree that: (i) I am and will continue to be subject to the Bon Natural Life Limited Incentive Compensation Recovery Policy, as amended from time to time (the “Policy”), (ii) the Policy will apply to me both during and after my employment with the Company, and (iii) I will abide by the terms of the Policy, including, without limitation, by promptly returning any Erroneously Awarded Compensation to the Company to the extent required by, and in a manner determined by the Administrator and permitted by, the Policy. In the event of any inconsistency between the Policy and the terms of any employment agreement or offer letter to which I am a party, or the terms of any compensation plan, program, or agreement under which any compensation has been granted, awarded, earned or paid, the terms of the Policy shall govern.

 

Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined in this Acknowledgement Form shall have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Policy.

 

   
  Signature
   
   
  Print Name
   
   
  Date

 

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