UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-K/A

Amendment No. 1

 

xANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF

THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019

 

OR

 

¨TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF

THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM _______ TO ___________

 

COMMISSION FILE NO. 000-52103

 

NOCERA, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

 

Nevada   16-1626611
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

2030 POWERS FERRY ROAD SE, SUITE #212

ATLANTA, GA 30339

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

 

(404) 816-8240

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

SECURITIES REGISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OF THE ACT:

 

None.

 

SECURITIES REGISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(g) OF THE ACT:

 

Common Stock, $0.001 par value.

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes ¨ No x

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act. Yes ¨ No x

 

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. Yes x 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). Yes x No ¨

 

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K (§ 229.405 of this chapter) is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. ¨

 

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

 

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

 

If an emerging growth company, 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. ¨

 

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 whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act). Yes ¨ No x

 

The aggregate market value of the registrant's issued and outstanding shares of common stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant as of April 28, 2020 based on $2.60 per share, the price at which the registrant’s common stock was last sold on April 28, 2020, was approximately $777,400.

 

There were 12,354,200 shares outstanding of the registrant’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share, as of May 14, 2020.

 
 

 

Explanatory Note

 

The purpose of this Amendment No. 1 (the “Amendment”) to the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Nocera, Inc. (the “Company”) for the year ended December 31, 2019 (the “Original Form 10-K”) is to add the “Note Regarding Reliance on SEC Order” below. In connection with the filing of this Amendment, the Company is also including with this Amendment certain currently dated certifications. Except as otherwise set forth in this Explanatory Note, no other information included in the Original Form 10-K is amended or changed by this Amendment.

 

Note Regarding Reliance on SEC Order

 

As result of the global outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, on March 28, 2020 the Company evaluated its ongoing effort to prepare and file its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019. Certain Company officers and management as well as professional staff and consultants were unable to conduct work required to prepare our financial report for the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

As a result, the Company was unable to compile and review certain information required in order to permit the Company to file a timely and accurate annual report on Form 10-K for its year ended December 31, 2019 by the prescribed date without unreasonable effort or expense due to circumstances related to COVID-19.

 

On March 25, 2020 the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued an Order under Section 36 (Release No. 34-88465) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), granting exemptions from specified provisions of the Exchange Act and certain rules thereunder (as modified by Order issued by the SEC on March 25, 2020 (Release No. 34-88465, the “Order”). The Order provides that a registrant (as defined in Exchange Act Rule 12b-2) subject to the reporting requirements of Exchange Act Section 13(a) or 15(d), and any person required to make any filings with respect to such a registrant, is exempt from any requirement to file or furnish materials with the Commission under Exchange Act Sections 13(a), 13(f), 13(g), 14(a), 14(c), 14(f), 15(d) and Regulations 13A, Regulation 13D-G (except for those provisions mandating the filing of Schedule 13D or amendments to Schedule 13D), 14A, 14C and 15D, and Exchange Act Rules 13f-1, and 14f-1, as applicable, where certain conditions are satisfied.

 

The Company relied on this Order for filing of its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019.

 

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PART IV

 

ITEM 15. EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES

 

1. Financial Statements: Please check “Index to Consolidated Financial Statements” of this annual report on Form 10-K.

 

2. Exhibits:

 

Exhibit No.   Description
     
2.1   Amended Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated December 27, 2018, and effective as of December 31, 2018, by and among Nocera, Inc., Grand Smooth Inc. Limited and GSI Acquisition Corp. (2)
     
3.1   Certificate of Incorporation of Nocera, Inc., as amended. (1)
     
3.2   Bylaws of Nocera, Inc. (1)
     
3.3   Articles of Incorporation of GSI Acquisition Corp., a Colorado Corporation (2)
     
3.4   Articles of Grand Smooth Inc Limited, a Hong Kong, China Corporation (2)
     
3.5   Statement of Merger – GSI Acquisition Corp. and Grand Smooth Inc Limited (2)
     
10.1   Share Exchange Agreement (2)
     
10.2   2018 Nocera, Inc. Stock Option and Award Incentive Plan (2)
     
10.3   Yin-Chieh Cheng Consulting Agreement (2)*
     
31.1   Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification of the President and Chief Executive Officer of Nocera, Inc.
31.2   Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification of the Chief Financial Officer of Nocera, Inc.
32.1   Section 1350 Certification of the President and Chief Executive Officer of Nocera, Inc.
32.2   Section 1350 Certification of the Chief Financial Officer of Nocera, Inc.
101.INS   XBRL Instance Document (3)
101.SCH   XBRL Schema Document (3)
101.CAL   XBRL Calculation Linkbase Document (3)
101.DEF   XBRL Definition Linkbase Document (3)
101.LAB   XBRL Label Linkbase Document (3)
101.PRE   XBRL Presentation Linkbase Document (3)
     

 

(1) Incorporated herein by reference from the exhibits included in the Company’s Registration Statement on Form 10-12g dated October 19, 2018.

(2) Incorporated herein by reference from the exhibits included in the Form 8-K12G3 filed on January 31, 2019

(3) Incorporated herein by reference from the exhibits included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K dated and filed at www.sec.gov on May 14, 2020.

(*) Incorporated herein by reference as Exhibit “B” to Exhibit 2.1 included in this Form 8-K12G3 filing dated January 31, 2019.

 

ITEM 16. 10-K SUMMARY

 

None.

 

 

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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.

 

NOCERA, INC.

 

By: /s/ Yin-Chieh Cheng                               May 28, 2020
Name: Yin-Chieh Cheng  
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer  
  (Chief Executive Officer and Principal Executive Officer)  
     

 

By: /s/ Shun-Chih Chuang                              May 28_, 2020
Name: Shun-Chih Chuang  
Title: Chief Financial Officer  
   (Chief Financial Officer and Principal Financial Officer)  
     

 

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

By: /s/ Yin-Chieh Cheng                               May 28, 2020
Name: Yin-Chieh Cheng  
Title: President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board  
     

 

By: /s/ Shun-Chih Chuang                              May 28, 2020
Name: Shun-Chih Chuang  
Title: Chief Financial Officer and Director  
     

 

By: /s/ Erik S. Nelson                               May 28, 2020
Name: Erik S. Nelson  
Title: Corporate Secretary and Director  
     

 

By: /s/ David Yu-Lung Kou                             May 28, 2020
Name: David Yu-Lung Kou  
Title: and Director  
     

 

By: /s/ Thomas A. Steele                               May 28, 2020
Name: Thomas A. Steele  
Title: Director  
     

 

By: /s/ Hui Ying Zhuang                             May 28, 2020
Name: Hui Ying Zhuang  
Title: Director  
     

 

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