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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 20-F/A

(Amendment No. 1)

 

(Mark one)

 

¨ REGISTRATION STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OR (g) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

OR

 

x ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022

 

OR

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

OR

 

¨ SHELL COMPANY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Date of event requiring this shell company report:

 

For the transition period from __________ to ____________

 

Commission file number: 1-35016.

 

TROOPS, Inc.

(Exact name of the Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

N/A

(Translation of registrant’s name into English)

 

Cayman Islands

(Jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

 

21/F, 8 Fui Yiu Kok Street, Tsuen Wan, New Territories,

Hong Kong

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

Chung Hang LUI, Chief Financial Officer

Tel: +852 2153-3957; Fax: +852 3286-3200

21/F, 8 Fui Yiu Kok Street, Tsuen Wan, New Territories,

Hong Kong

(Name, Telephone, E-mail and/or Facsimile Number and Address of Company Contact Person)

 

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

 

Title of each class   Trading symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which
registered
Ordinary shares, par value $0.004 per share   TROO   The NASDAQ Stock Market, LLC

 

Securities registered or to be registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:

 

Warrants, each to purchase one ordinary share

Title of Class

 

Securities for which there is a reporting obligation pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Act:

 

None

 

The registrant had 101,597,998 ordinary shares issued and outstanding as of April 28, 2023.

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.

 

¨   Yes      x   No

 

If this report is an annual or transition report, indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

 

¨   Yes      x   No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

 

x   Yes      ¨   No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).

 

x   Yes      ¨   No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or an emerging growth company. See definition of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

¨ Large Accelerated filer ¨ Accelerated filer x Non-accelerated filer
    ¨ Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company that prepares its financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards† provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ¨

 

† The term “new or revised financial accounting standard” refers to any update issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board to its Accounting Standards Codification after April 5, 2012.

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has filed a report on and attestation to its management’s assessment of the effectiveness of its internal control over financial reporting under Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (15 U.S.C. 7262(b)) by the registered public accounting firm that prepared or issued its audit report. ¨

 

Indicate by check mark which basis of accounting the registrant has used to prepare the financial statements included in this filing:

 

x U.S. GAAP

¨ International Financial Reporting

Standards as issued by the International

Accounting Standards Board

¨ Other

 

If “Other” has been checked in response to the previous question, indicate by check mark which financial statement item the registrant has elected to follow.

 

¨      Item 17       ¨      Item 18

 

If this is an Annual Report, indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

 

¨   Yes       x   No

 

Auditor Firm PCAOB ID: 3487   Auditor Name: Audit Alliance LLP   Auditor Location: Singapore

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

 

TROOPS, Inc. (the “Company”) is filing this Amendment No. 1 on Form 20-F/A (“Amendment No. 1”) to amend its Annual Report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, as originally filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 1, 2023 (the “Original Form 20-F”) soley to (i) correct typo, from “May 5, 2022” to “April 28, 2023” in the 3rd paragraph of the share ownership included in Item 6. E on page 71 of the Original Form 20-F; (ii) correct the consent of Yu Certified Public Accountant P.C. as filed Exhibit 15.1 with respect to the Registrtaion Statement on Form S-8 (File No. 333-214142); and (iii) file an additional consent of Audit Alliance LLP with respect to the Registrtaion Statement on Form S-8 (File No. 333-214142). The corrected Item 6. E is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.

 

This Amendment with respect to the Company’s Form S-8 (File No. 333-214142) speaks as of the filing date of the Original Form 20-F. No revisions are being made to the Company’s financial statements or any other disclosure contained in the Original Form 20-F. This Amendment does not otherwise update any exhibits as originally filed or previously amended. In addition, as required by Rule 12b-15 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), new certifications by the Company’s principal executive officer and principal financial officer are filed herewith as exhibits to this Amendment pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) of the Exchange Act and Section 1350 of Chapter 63 of Title 18 of the United States Code (18 U.S.C. 1350).

 

Other than as required to reflect the amendment discussed above, this Amendment does not, and does not purport to, amend, update or restate any other information in the Original Form 20-F, or reflect any events that have occurred after the filing of the Original Form 20-F.

 

Exhibit Index

 

Exhibit Number   Description
     
12.1   Certification Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
     
12.2   Certification Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
     
13.1   Certification Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
     
15.1   Consent of Yu Certified Public Accountant, P.C.
     
15.2   Consent of Audit Alliance LLP

 

99.1   Item 6. E Share ownership

   

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

The registrant hereby certifies that it meets all of the requirements for filing on this Amendment No. 1 to Form 20-F and that it has duly caused and authorized the undersigned to sign this Annual Report on its behalf.

 

  TROOPS, Inc.
     
Date: May 15, 2023 By: /s/ Raleigh Siu Lau
  Name: Raleigh Siu Lau
  Title: President and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

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