UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 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):

July 31, 2019

 

Future FinTech Group Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Florida   000-34502   98-0222013
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

23F, China Development Bank Tower,

No. 2, Gaoxin 1st Road, Xi’an, China 710075

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

(86-29) 8187-8277

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

N/A

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

 

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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).

 

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

  

On July 31, 2019, Chain Cloud Mall Network and Technology (Tianjin) Co., Ltd., (“CCM Tianjin”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Future FinTech Group Inc. (the “Company”), Chain Cloud Mall E-commerce (Tianjin) Co., Ltd., a limited liability company incorporated under the laws of the China (the “E-commerce Tianjin”), and Mr. Zeyao Xue and Mr. Kai Xu, citizens of China and shareholders of E-commerce Tianjin, entered into the following agreements, or collectively, the “Variable Interest Entity Agreements” or “VIE Agreements,” pursuant to which CCM Tianjin has contractual rights to control and operate the business of E-commerce Tianjin (the “VIE”).

 

Pursuant to Chinese law and regulations, a foreign owned enterprise cannot apply for and hold a license for operation of certain e-commerce businesses, the category of business which the Company plans to expand in China. CCM Tianjin is an indirectly wholly foreign owned enterprise of the Company. In order to comply with Chinese law and regulations, CCM Tianjin agreed to provide E-commerce Tianjin an Exclusive Operation and Use Rights Authorization to operate and use the Chain Cloud Mall System owned by CCM Tianjin.

 

E-commerce Tianjin was incorporated by Mr. Zeyao Xue and Mr. Kai Xu solely for the purpose of holding the operation license of the Chain Cloud Mall System. Mr. Zeyao Xue is a major shareholder of the Company and the son of Mr. Yongke Xue, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Kai Xu is the Chief Operating Officer of the Company.

 

The VIE Agreements are as follows:

 

1) Exclusive Technology Consulting and Service Agreement by and between CCM Tianjin and E-commerce Tianjin. Pursuant to the Exclusive Technology Consulting and Service Agreement, CCM Tianjin agreed to act as the exclusive consultant of E-commerce Tianjin and provide technology consulting and services to E-commerce Tianjin. In exchange, E-commerce Tianjin agreed to pay CCM Tianjin a technology consulting and service fee, the amount of which is to be equivalent to the amount of net profit before tax of E-commerce Tianjin, payable on a quarterly basis after making up losses of previous years (if necessary) and deducting necessary costs, expenses and taxes related to the business operations of E-commerce Tianjin. Without the prior written consent of CCM Tianjin, E-commerce Tianjin may not accept the same or similar technology consulting and services provided by any third party during the term of the agreement. All the benefits and interests generated from the agreement, including but not limited to intellectual property rights, know-how and trade secrets, will be CCM Tianjin’s sole and exclusive property. This agreement has a term of 10 years and may be extended unilaterally by CCM Tianjin with CCM Tianjin's written confirmation prior to the expiration date. E-commerce Tianjin cannot terminate the agreement early unless CCM Tianjin commits fraud, gross negligence or illegal acts, or becomes bankrupt or winds up.

  

2) Exclusive Purchase Option Agreement by and among CCM Tianjin, E-commerce Tianjin, Mr. Zeyao Xue and Mr. Kai Xu. Pursuant to the Exclusive Purchase Option Agreement, Mr. Zeyao Xue and Mr. Kai Xu granted to CCM Tianjin and any party designated by CCM Tianjin the exclusive right to purchase, at any time during the term of this agreement, all or part of the equity interests in E-commerce Tianjin, or the “Equity Interests,” at a purchase price equal to the registered capital paid by Mr. Zeyao Xue and Mr. Kai Xu for the Equity Interests, or, in the event that applicable law requires an appraisal of the Equity Interests, the lowest price permitted under applicable law. Pursuant to powers of attorney executed by Mr. Zeyao Xue and Mr. Kai Xu, they irrevocably authorized any person appointed by CCM Tianjin to exercise all shareholder rights, including but not limited to voting on their behalf on all matters requiring approval of E-commerce Tianjin’s shareholder, disposing of all or part of the shareholder's equity interest in E-commerce Tianjin, and electing, appointing or removing directors and executive officers. The person designated by CCM Tianjin is entitled to dispose of dividends and profits on the equity interest without reliance on any oral or written instructions of Mr. Zeyao Xue and Mr. Kai Xu. The powers of attorney will remain in force for so long as Mr. Zeyao Xue and Mr. Kai Xu remain the shareholders of E-commerce Tianjin. Mr. Zeyao Xue and Mr. Kai Xu have waived all the rights which have been authorized to CCM Tianjin’s designated person under the powers of attorney.

 

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3) Equity Pledge Agreements by and among CCM Tianjin, E-commerce Tianjin, Mr. Zeyao Xue and Mr. Kai Xu. Pursuant to the Equity Pledge Agreements, Mr. Zeyao Xue and Mr. Kai Xu pledged all of the Equity Interests to CCM Tianjin to secure the full and complete performance of the obligations and liabilities on the part of E-commerce Tianjin and them under this and the above contractual arrangements. If E-commerce Tianjin, Mr. Zeyao Xue, or Mr. Kai Xu breaches their contractual obligations under these agreements, then CCM Tianjin, as pledgee, will have the right to dispose of the pledged equity interests. Mr. Zeyao Xue and Mr. Kai Xu agree that, during the term of the Equity Pledge Agreements, they will not dispose of the pledged equity interests or create or allow any encumbrance on the pledged equity interests, and they also agree that CCM Tianjin’s rights relating to the equity pledge should not be interfered with or impaired by the legal actions of the shareholders of E-commerce Tianjin, their successors or designees. During the term of the equity pledge, CCM Tianjin has the right to receive all of the dividends and profits distributed on the pledged equity. The Equity Pledge Agreements will terminate on the second anniversary of the date when E-commerce Tianjin, Mr. Zeyao Xue and Mr. Kai Xu have completed all their obligations under the contractual agreements described above. 

 

As a result of the above contractual arrangements, CCM Tianjin has substantial control over E-commerce Tianjin’s daily operations and financial affairs, election of its senior executives and all matters requiring shareholder approval. Furthermore, as the primary beneficiary of E-commerce Tianjin, the Company, via CCM Tianjin, is entitled to consolidate the financial results of E-commerce Tianjin in its own consolidated financial statements.

 

The Exclusive Operation and Use Rights Authorization Letter, the Exclusive Technology Consulting and Service Agreement, the Exclusive Purchase Option Agreement, the Equity Pledge Agreements and Powers of Attorney are filed as Exhibit 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. The foregoing summary of the terms of the VIE Agreements is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the Exclusive Technology Consulting and Service Agreement, the Exclusive Purchase Option Agreement, and the Equity Pledge Agreements, which are incorporated herein by reference.

   

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit No.   Exhibit Title or Description
10.1   Exclusive Operation and Use Rights Authorization Letter by Chain Cloud Mall Network and Technology (Tianjin) Co., Ltd., dated July 31, 2019.
10.2   Exclusive Technology Consulting and Service Agreement by and between Chain Cloud Mall Network and Technology (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. and Chain Cloud Mall E-commerce (Tianjin) Co., Ltd, dated July 31, 2019.
10.3   Exclusive Purchase Option Agreement by and among Chain Cloud Mall Network and Technology (Tianjin) Co., Ltd., Chain Cloud Mall E-commerce (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. Zeyao Xue and Kai Xu, dated July 31, 2019.
10.4   Equity Pledge Agreement by and among by and among Chain Cloud Mall Network and Technology (Tianjin) Co., Ltd., Chain Cloud Mall E-commerce (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. and Zeyao Xue, dated July 31, 2019.
10.5   Equity Pledge Agreement by and among by and among Chain Cloud Mall Network and Technology (Tianjin) Co., Ltd., Chain Cloud Mall E-commerce (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. and Kai Xu, dated July 31, 2019.
10.6   Power of Attorney issued by Zeyao Xue, dated July 31, 2019.
10.7   Power of Attorney issued by Kai Xu, dated July 31, 2019.

 

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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.

 

  Future FinTech Group Inc.
   
Date: August 6, 2019 By: /s/ Yongke Xue
  Name: Yongke Xue
  Title: Chief Executive Officer

 

 

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