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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
FORM 20-F
(Mark One)

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

ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the fiscal year ended
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: May 18, 2022
Commission File Number: 001-41401
PRENETICS GLOBAL LIMITED
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
Not applicable
(Translation of Registrant’s name into English)
Cayman Islands
(Jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
Stephen Lo
+852 2210-9588
stephen.lo@prenetics.com
Prenetics Global Limited
Unit 701-706, K11 Atelier King’s Road
728 King’s Road, Quarry Bay
Hong Kong
(Name, Telephone, Email 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 exchange
on which registered
Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share
PRE
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Warrants
PRENW
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Securities registered or to be registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:
None
(Title of Class)
Securities for which there is a reporting obligation pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Act:
None
(Title of Class)

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Indicate the number of outstanding shares of each of the issuer’s classes of capital or common stock as of the close of the period covered by the shell company report: 101,265,483 Class A ordinary shares, 9,713,864 Class B ordinary shares and 17,352,393 warrants
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes ☐ 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 ☐ 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. 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 and post such files). 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 ☐ 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 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 over 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:
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 ☐ No ☐

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.

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EXPLANATORY NOTE
On May 18, 2022 (the “Closing Date”), Prenetics Global Limited, an exempted company limited by shares incorporated under the laws of the Cayman Islands (“PubCo” or the “Company”), consummated the previously announced business combination pursuant to the Business Combination Agreement, dated as of September 15, 2021, as amended by an Amendment to Business Combination Agreement dated as of March 30, 2022 and as may be further amended from time to time (the “Business Combination Agreement”), by and among the Company, Artisan Acquisition Corp., an exempted company limited by shares incorporated under the laws of the Cayman Islands (“Artisan”), AAC Merger Limited, an exempted company limited by shares incorporated under the laws of the Cayman Islands and a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of PubCo (“Artisan Merger Sub”), PGL Merger Limited, an exempted company limited by shares incorporated under the laws of the Cayman Islands and a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of PubCo (“Prenetics Merger Sub”) and Prenetics Group Limited, an exempted company limited by shares incorporated under the laws of the Cayman Islands (“Prenetics”). Pursuant to the Business Combination Agreement, (i) Artisan merged with and into Artisan Merger Sub, with Artisan Merger Sub surviving and remaining as a wholly-owned subsidiary of PubCo (the “Initial Merger”) and (ii) following the Initial Merger, Prenetics Merger Sub merged with and into Prenetics, with Prenetics being the surviving entity and becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of PubCo (the “Acquisition Merger”, and collectively with the Initial Merger and the other transactions contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement, the “Business Combination”).
As part of the Business Combination: (i) each of Artisan’s units (each consisting of one Class A ordinary share, par value $0.0001 per share, of Artisan (“Artisan Public Shares”) and one-third of one redeemable warrant, each entitling its holder to purchase one Artisan Public Share at an exercise price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment (“Artisan Public Warrant”)) issued and outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the Initial Merger (the “Initial Merger Effective Time”) was separated into one Artisan Public Share and one-third of an Artisan Public Warrant; (ii) each Artisan Public Share issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Initial Merger Effective Time (excluding Artisan Public Shares that have been redeemed and Artisan treasury shares) was cancelled in exchange for the right to receive 1.29 newly issued Class A Ordinary Share of PubCo, par value $0.0001 per share (“Class A Ordinary Share”); (iii) each Artisan Public Warrant outstanding immediately prior to the Initial Merger Effective Time was assumed by PubCo and converted into a warrant to purchase 1.29 Class A Ordinary Shares at an exercise price of $11.50 per 1.29 Class A Ordinary Shares, subject to adjustment pursuant to the terms of the Assignment, Assumption and Amendment Agreement and the Warrant Agreement (“Warrant”), subject to substantially the same terms and conditions prior to the Initial Merger Effective Time; (iv) each of the outstanding ordinary shares of Prenetics, par value $0.0001 per share (“Prenetics Ordinary Shares”) and the outstanding Prenetics preferred shares, par value $0.0001 per share (“Prenetics Preferred Shares” and collectively with Prenetics Ordinary Shares, “Prenetics Shares”) (excluding shares that are held by Prenetics shareholders that exercise and perfect their relevant dissenters’ rights, Prenetics Key Executive Shares (as defined below) and Prenetics treasury shares) was cancelled in exchange for the right to receive such fraction of Class A Ordinary Share that is equal to the quotient obtained by dividing $20.330979812 by $10.00 (the “Exchange Ratio”), or 2.033097981 Class A Ordinary Shares for each Prenetics Share; and (v) each of the Prenetics Shares held by Danny Yeung (the “Prenetics Key Executive Shares”), the co-founder and chief executive officer of Prenetics, was cancelled in exchange for the right to receive such fraction of a newly issued Class B Ordinary Share of PubCo, par value $0.0001 per share (“Class B Ordinary Shares” and collectively with Class A Ordinary Shares, “Ordinary Shares”) that is equal to the Exchange Ratio.
Substantially concurrently with the execution and delivery of the Business Combination Agreement, (i) PubCo, Artisan and certain third-party investors (the “PIPE Investors”) entered into share subscription agreements (the “PIPE Subscription Agreements”) pursuant to which the PIPE Investors committed to subscribe for and purchase, in the aggregate, 6,000,000 Class A Ordinary Shares for $10 per share for an aggregate purchase price equal to $60,000,000; and (ii) the Forward Purchase Agreements entered into at the time of Artisan’s initial public offering with Aspex Master Fund and Pacific Alliance Asia Opportunity Fund L.P. were amended by the Deeds of Novation and Amendment as of September 15, 2021, pursuant to which Aspex Master Fund and Pacific Alliance Asia Opportunity Fund L.P. committed to subscribe for and purchase, in the aggregate, 6,000,000 Class A Ordinary Shares and 1,500,000 Warrants for an aggregate purchase price equal to $60,000,000 (such amended Forward Purchase Agreements, the “Amended Forward Purchase Agreements”). The PIPE Subscription Agreements were amended by the Amendment Agreements
 
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dated as of March 30, 2022 (the PIPE Subscription Agreements, as amended, the “Amended PIPE Subscription Agreements”), pursuant to which, the number of Class A Ordinary Shares to be purchased by the PIPE Investors was increased to 7,740,000. The Deeds of Novation and Amendment were amended by the Deeds of Amendment to Deed of Novation and Amendment on March 30, 2022, pursuant to which, among other things, the number of Class A Ordinary Shares to be purchased by each of Aspex Master Fund and Pacific Alliance Asia Opportunity Fund L.P. was increased to 3,870,000. On April 29, 2022, PubCo, Artisan, Pacific Alliance Asia Opportunity Fund L.P. and PAG Quantitative Strategies Trading Limited (together with Aspex Master Fund, the “Forward Purchase Investors”) entered into a Deed of Assignment, pursuant to which Pacific Alliance Asia Opportunity Fund L.P. assigned to PAG Quantitative Strategies Trading Limited its rights and obligations under the Amended Forward Purchase Agreements and the Deeds of Amendment to Deed of Novation and Amendment.
The Class A Ordinary Shares issued pursuant to the Amended PIPE Subscription Agreements and the Amended Forward Purchase Agreements have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), in reliance upon the exemption provided in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act and/or Regulation D promulgated thereunder. The Company granted the PIPE Investors and the Forward Purchase Investors certain registration rights in connection with the PIPE Subscription Agreements and the Amended Forward Purchase Agreements.
The transaction was unanimously approved by Artisan’s Board of Directors and was approved at the extraordinary general meeting of Artisan’s shareholders held on May 9, 2022, or the “Extraordinary General Meeting”. Artisan’s shareholders also voted to approve all other proposals presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting. As a result of the Business Combination, Artisan has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. On May 18, 2022, Class A Ordinary Shares and Warrants commenced trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market, or “NASDAQ”, under the symbols “PRE” and “PRENW,” respectively.
Certain amounts that appear in this Report may not sum due to rounding.
Unless otherwise indicated or required by context, references in this Report on Form 20-F (including information incorporated by reference herein, the “Report”) to “we,” “us,” “our,” or “Prenetics” are to Prenetics Global Limited and its consolidated subsidiaries.
 
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CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This Shell Company Report on Form 20-F (including information incorporated by reference herein, this “Report”) contains or may contain forward-looking statements as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), that involve significant risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the terms “believe,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “seek,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will” or “should” or, in each case, their negative or other variations or comparable terminology. All statements other than statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements. They appear in a number of places throughout this Report and include statements regarding Artisan’s, PubCo’s and Prenetics’ intentions, beliefs or current expectations concerning, among other things, the Business Combination, the benefits and synergies of the Business Combination, including anticipated cost savings, results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, prospects, growth, strategies, future market conditions or economic performance and developments in the capital and credit markets and expected future financial performance, the markets in which Prenetics and its subsidiaries operate as well as any information concerning possible or assumed future results of operations of the combined company after the consummation of the Business Combination. The risk factors and cautionary language referred to or incorporated by reference in this Report provide examples of risks, uncertainties and events that may cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations described in our forward-looking statements, including among other things, the matters identified in the section titled “Risk Factors” of the Company’s Amendment No. 8 of the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (333-260928) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 30, 2022 (the “Form F-4”), which are incorporated by reference into this Report.
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this Report. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates which are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond our control. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this Report, or the documents to which we refer readers in this Report, to reflect any change in our expectations with respect to such statements or any change in events, conditions or circumstances upon which any statement is based, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.
 
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PART I
ITEM 1.   IDENTITY OF DIRECTORS, SENIOR MANAGEMENT AND ADVISERS
A.
Directors and Senior Management
The directors and executive officers of the Company upon the consummation of the Business Combination are set forth in the Form F-4, in the section titled “Management of PubCo Following the Business Combination,” which is incorporated herein by reference. The appointment of the directors and executive officers of the Company took effect as of the Closing Date. The business address for each of the Company’s directors and executive officers is Unit 701-706, K11 Atelier King’s Road, 728 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.
B.
Advisors
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP acted as counsel for Prenetics, and will act as counsel to PubCo upon and following the consummation of the Business Combination.
C.
Auditors
KPMG acted as the independent auditor for Prenetics Group Limited as of December 31, 2021 and 2020 and for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 2021 and will continue to the independent auditor of the Company upon the consummation of the Business Combination.
ITEM 2.   OFFER STATISTICS AND EXPECTED TIMETABLE
Not applicable.
ITEM 3.   KEY INFORMATION
A.
Reserved
B.
Capitalization and Indebtedness
The following table sets forth the capitalization of the Company on an unaudited pro forma combined basis as of December 31, 2021, after giving effect to the Business Combination, the Amended PIPE Subscription Agreements, and the Amended Forward Purchase Agreements.
As of December 31, 2021 (pro forma)
$ in thousands
Cash and cash equivalents
$ 169,893
Equity:
Share premium
404,858
PubCo Class A ordinary shares
10
PubCo Class B ordinary shares
1
Reserves
(185,081)
Prenetics non-controlling interests
(85)
Total equity (deficit)
219,703
Debt:
Total capitalization
$ 219,703
C.
Reasons for the Offer and Use of Proceeds
Not applicable.
D.
Risk Factors
The risk factors associated with the Company are described in the Form F-4 in the section titled “Risk Factors,” which is incorporated herein by reference.
 
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ITEM 4.   INFORMATION ON THE COMPANY
A.
History and Development of the Company
PubCo is an exempted company limited by shares incorporated on July 21, 2021 under the laws of the Cayman Islands. PubCo has been the consolidating entity for purposes of Prenetics’s financial statements since the consummation of the Business Combination on May 18, 2022. The history and development of PubCo and the material terms of the Business Combination are described in the Form F-4 under the headings “Summary of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus,” “The Business Combination Proposal,” “Information related to PubCo” and “Description of PubCo Securities,” which are incorporated herein by reference.
PubCo’s registered office is at the offices of Mourant Governance Services (Cayman) Limited, 94 Solaris Avenue, Camana Bay, PO Box 1348, Grand Cayman KY1-1108, Cayman Islands, and PubCo’s principal executive office is Unit 701-706, K11 Atelier King’s Road, 728 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. PubCo’s principal website address is https://www.prenetics.com/. We do not incorporate the information contained on, or accessible through, PubCo’s websites into this Report, and you should not consider it a part of this Report. The SEC maintains an Internet site that contains reports, proxy and information statements, and other information regarding issuers that file electronically with the SEC. The SEC’s website is www.sec.gov.
B.
Business Overview
Following and as a result of the Business Combination, all of PubCo’s business is conducted through Prenetics and its subsidiaries. A description of the business is included in the Form F-4 in the sections entitled “Prenetics Group’s Business” and “Prenetics’ Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” which are incorporated herein by reference.
C.
Organizational Structure
Upon consummation of the Business Combination, Prenetics and Artisan Merger Sub became wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Company. The following diagram depicts the organizational structure of the Company as of the date hereof.
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D.
Property, Plants and Equipment
PubCo’s property, plants and equipment are held through Prenetics. Information regarding Prenetics’ property, plants and equipment is described in the Form F-4 under the headings “Prenetics Group’s Business — Facilities,” which information is incorporated herein by reference.
ITEM 4A.   UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS
None.
ITEM 5.   OPERATING AND FINANCIAL REVIEW AND PROSPECTS
Following the Business Combination, the business of PubCo is conducted through Prenetics, its direct wholly-owned subsidiary, and its subsidiaries.
 
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The discussion and analysis of the financial condition and results of operations of Prenetics and its subsidiaries is included in the Form F-4 in the section titled “Prenetics’ Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” which information is incorporated herein by reference.
ITEM 6.   DIRECTORS, SENIOR MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYEES
A.
Directors and Senior Management
The directors and executive officers of the Company upon the consummation of the Business Combination are set forth in the Form F-4, in the section titled “Management of PubCo Following the Business Combination,” which is incorporated herein by reference. The appointment of the directors and executive officers of the Company took effect as of the Closing Date.
B.
Compensation
Information pertaining to the compensation of the directors and executive officers of PubCo is set forth in the Form F-4 in the sections titled “Management of PubCo Following the Business Combination — Compensation of Directors and Executive Officers,” “Management of PubCo Following the Business Combination — Employment Agreements and Indemnification Agreements” and “Management of PubCo Following the Business Combination — Share Incentive Plans,” which are incorporated herein by reference.
C.
Board Practices
Information pertaining to the Company’s board practices is set forth in the Form F-4, in the section titled “Management of PubCo Following the Business Combination,” which is incorporated herein by reference.
D.
Employees
Following the Business Combination, the business of PubCo is conducted through Prenetics, its direct wholly-owned subsidiary, and its subsidiaries.
Information pertaining to the employees of Prenetics and its subsidiaries is set forth in the Form F-4, in the section titled “Prenetics Group’s Business — Our Team,” which is incorporated herein by reference.
E.
Share Ownership
Ownership of PubCo’s shares by its directors and executive officers upon consummation of the Business Combination is set forth in Item 7.A of this Report.
 
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ITEM 7.   MAJOR SHAREHOLDERS AND RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
A.
Major Shareholders
The following table sets forth information regarding the beneficial ownership of Ordinary Shares as of the date hereof by:

each person known by us to be the beneficial owner of more than 5% of Ordinary Shares;

each of our directors and executive officers; and

all our directors and executive officers as a group.
Beneficial ownership is determined according to the rules of the SEC, which generally provide that a person has beneficial ownership of a security if that person possesses sole or shared voting or investment power over that security. In computing the number of shares beneficially owned by a person and the percentage ownership of that person, shares that the person has the right to acquire within 60 days are included, including through the exercise of any option, warrant or other right or the conversion of any other security. These shares, however are not included in the computation of the percentage ownership of any other person.
As of the date hereof, there are 101,265,483 Class A Ordinary Shares and 9,713,864 Class B Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding.
Unless otherwise indicated, we believe that all persons named in the table below have sole voting and investment power with respect to all shares of voting shares beneficially owned by them.
Class A
Ordinary Shares
Class B
Ordinary Shares
% of Total
Ordinary
Shares
% of Voting
Power (2)
Directors and Executive Officers(1)
Yeung Danny Sheng Wu(3)
9,713,864 8.75% 65.74%
Cheng Yin Pan (Ben)(4)
6,933,558 6.25% 2.35%
Dr. Cui Zhanfeng
789,282 * *
Woo Ian Ying
Chiu Wing Kwan (Winnie)(5)
377,411 * *
Dr. Tzang Chi Hung Lawrence(6)
3,840,716 3.46% 1.30%
Avrom Boris Lasarow
1,881,844 1.70% *
Lo Hoi Chun (Stephen)
Dr. Ong Shih-Chang (Frank)
Dr. Senthil Sundaram
Dr. Wong Yung Ho Peter
Dr. Ma Wu Po (Mike)
All Directors and Executive Officers
as a Group
13,822,811 9,713,864 21.21% 70.41%
Principal Shareholders
Prudential Hong Kong Limited
12,660,138 11.41% 4.28%
Da Yeung Limited(3)
9,713,864 8.75% 65.74%
Genetel Bioventures Limited
9,206,785 8.30% 3.12%
*
Less than 1% of the total number of outstanding Ordinary Shares
(1)
The business address for the directors and executive officers of the Company is Unit 701-706, K11 Atelier King’s Road, 728 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.
(2)
For each person or group included in this column, percentage of total voting power represents voting power based on both Class A Ordinary Shares and Class B Ordinary Shares held by such person or group with respect to all outstanding Ordinary
 
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Shares as a single class. Each holder of Class A Ordinary Shares is entitled to one vote per share. Each holder of Class B Ordinary Shares is entitled to twenty (20) votes per share. Class B Ordinary Shares are convertible at any time by the holder into Class A Ordinary Shares on a one-for-one basis, while Class A Ordinary Shares are not convertible into Class B Ordinary Shares under any circumstances.
(3)
Represents 9,713,864 Class B Ordinary Shares held by Da Yeung Limited, a British Virgin Islands company. Da Yeung Limited is wholly owned by Yeung Danny Sheng Wu. The registered address of Da Yeung Limited is Coastal Building, Wickham’ s Cay II, P. 0. Box 2221, Road Town, Tortola, VG 1110, British Virgin Islands.
(4)
The Class A Ordinary Shares are held in the name of Artisan LLC. Cheng Yin Pan (Ben) is the manager of Artisan LLC and has voting and investment discretion with respect to the Class A Ordinary Shares held of record by Artisan LLC. Cheng Yin Pan (Ben) disclaim any beneficial ownership of the securities held by Artisan LLC other than to the extent of any pecuniary interest he may have therein, directly or indirectly.
(5)
Represents 377,411 Class A Ordinary Shares held by Lucky Rider Investments Limited, a British Virgin Islands company. Lucky Rider Investments Limited is wholly owned by Chiu Wing Kwan (Winnie). The registered address of Lucky Rider Investments Limited is Vistra Corporate Services Centre, Wickhams Cay II, Road Town, Tortola, VG1110, British Virgin Islands.
(6)
Represents 3,840,716 Class A Ordinary Shares held by For Excelsiors Limited, a British Virgin Islands company. For Excelsiors Limited is wholly owned by Tzang Chi Hung Lawrence. The registered address of For Excelsiors Limited is Coastal Building, Wickham’ s Cay II, P. 0. Box 2221, Road Town, Tortola, VG 1110, British Virgin Islands.
B.
Related Party Transactions
Information regarding PubCo’s and Prenetics’ related party transactions is set forth in the Form F-4, in the section titled “Certain Relationships and Related Person Transactions — Prenetics Group and PubCo Relationships and Related Party Transactions,” which is incorporated herein by reference.
C.
Interests of Experts and Counsel
Not applicable.
ITEM 8.   FINANCIAL INFORMATION
A.
Consolidated Statements and Other Financial Information
Financial Statements
Consolidated financial statements have been filed as part of this Report. See Item 18 “Financial Statements.”
Legal Proceedings
Legal or arbitration proceedings are described in the Form F-4 under the heading “Prenetics Group’s Business — Legal Proceedings,” which is incorporated herein by reference.
Dividend Policy
PubCo’s policy on dividend distributions is included in the Form F-4 under the heading “Description of PubCo Securities — Dividends,” which is incorporated herein by reference.
B.
Significant Changes
None.
ITEM 9.   THE OFFER AND LISTING
A.
Offer and Listing Details
Class A Ordinary Shares and Warrants are listed on NASDAQ under the symbols “PRE” and “PRENW,” respectively. Holders of Class A Ordinary Shares and Warrants should obtain current market quotations for their securities.
Information regarding the lock-up restrictions applicable to the Class A Ordinary Shares and Warrants held by Artisan LLC and certain shareholders and executives of Prenetics, including its principal shareholders
 
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and key executives, is included in the Form F-4 under the section titled “Shares Eligible for Future Sale — Lock-Up Agreements” and is incorporated herein by reference.
B.
Plan of Distribution
Not applicable.
C.
Markets
Class A Ordinary Shares and Warrants are listed on NASDAQ under the symbols “PRE” and “PRENW,” respectively.
D.
Selling Shareholders
Not applicable.
E.
Dilution
Not applicable.
F.
Expenses of the Issue
Not applicable.
ITEM 10.   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
A.
Share Capital
The Company’s authorized share capital is $50,000 divided into 500,000,000 shares of $0.0001 par value each.
As of May 18, 2022, subsequent to the closing of the Business Combination, there were 101,265,483 Class A Ordinary Shares and 9,713,864 Class B Ordinary Shares that were outstanding and issued. There are also 17,352,393 Warrants outstanding, each exercisable at $11.50 per 1.29 Class A Ordinary Shares, subject to adjustment, of which 11,311,386 are public warrants (“Public Warrants”) listed on NASDAQ and 6,041,007 private placement warrants (“Private Warrants”) are held by Artisan LLC and the Forward Purchase Investors.
B.
Memorandum and Articles of Association
The articles of association of the Company effective as of May 17, 2022 are filed as part of this Report.
The description of the articles of association of PubCo contained in the Form F-4 in the section titled “Description of PubCo Securities” is incorporated herein by reference.
C.
Material Contracts
Information pertaining to certain PubCo’s material contracts is set forth in the Form F-4, in the section titled “Prenetics Group’s Business,” “Risk Factors — Risks Relating to Prenetics Group’s Business,” “The Business Combination Proposal — The Business Combination Agreement and Related Agreements,” “Certain Relationships and Related Person Transactions,” each of which is incorporated herein by reference.
D.
Exchange Controls
There are no governmental laws, decrees, regulations or other legislation in the Cayman Islands that may affect the import or export of capital, including the availability of cash and cash equivalents for use by PubCo, or that may affect the remittance of dividends, interest, or other payments by PubCo to non-resident holders of its ordinary shares. There is no limitation imposed by laws of Cayman Islands or in PubCo’s articles of association on the right of non-residents to hold or vote shares.
 
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E.
Taxation
Information pertaining to tax considerations of owning and disposing of PubCo’s securities is set forth in the Form F-4, in the sections titled “Material Tax Considerations — U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations to U.S. Holders” which is incorporated herein by reference.
F.
Dividends and Paying Agents
The payment of any cash dividends will be dependent upon the revenue, earnings and financial condition of the Company from time to time. The payment of any dividends will be within the discretion of the board of directors of the Company. The Company has not identified a paying agent.
G.
Statement by Experts
The financial statements of Artisan Acquisition Corp. as of December 31, 2021 and for the period from February 2, 2021 (inception) through December 31, 2021 incorporated by reference herein have been audited by Marcum LLP, independent registered public accounting firm, as set forth in their report thereon, and are incorporated by reference herein in reliance upon such report given on the authority of such firm as expert in accounting and auditing.
The financial statements of Prenetics Group Limited as of December 31, 2021 and 2020, and for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 2021 incorporated by reference herein have been audited by KPMG, independent registered public accounting firm, as set forth in their report thereon, and are incorporated by reference herein in reliance upon such report given on the authority of such firm as an expert in accounting and auditing.
H.
Documents on Display
We are subject to certain of the informational filing requirements of the Exchange Act. Since we are a “foreign private issuer,” we are exempt from the rules and regulations under the Exchange Act prescribing the furnishing and content of proxy statements, and our officers, directors and principal shareholders are exempt from the reporting and “short-swing” profit recovery provisions contained in Section 16 of the Exchange Act, with respect to their purchase and sale of our shares. In addition, we are not required to file reports and financial statements with the SEC as frequently or as promptly as U.S. companies whose securities are registered under the Exchange Act. However, we are required to file with the SEC an Annual Report on Form 20-F containing financial statements audited by an independent accounting firm. We may, but are not required, to furnish to the SEC, on Form 6-K, unaudited financial information after each of our first three fiscal quarters. The SEC also maintains a website at http://www.sec.gov that contains reports and other information that we file with or furnish electronically with the SEC. You may read and copy any report or document we file, including the exhibits, at the SEC’s public reference room located at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. Please call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information on the public reference room.
Information about PubCo is also available on our website at www.prenetics.com. Our website and the information contained therein or connected thereto will not be deemed to be incorporated into this Report and you should not rely on any such information in making your decision whether to purchase our ordinary shares.
I.
Subsidiary Information
Not applicable.
ITEM 11.   QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
The information set forth in the section titled “Prenetics’ Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations — Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk” in the Form F-4 is incorporated herein by reference.
 
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ITEM 12.   DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES OTHER THAN EQUITY SECURITIES
Warrants
Information regarding PubCo’s Warrants is set forth in the Form F-4 under the section titled “Description of PubCo’s Securities — Warrants” and is incorporated herein by reference. Upon the completion of the Business Combination, there were 11,311,386 Public Warrants outstanding. The Public Warrants, which entitle the holder to purchase one Class A Ordinary Share at an exercise price of $11.50 per 1.29 shares, subject to adjustment pursuant to the terms of the Assignment, Assumption and Amendment Agreement and the Warrant Agreement, will become exercisable on June 17, 2022, which is 30 days after the completion of the Business Combination. The Public Warrants will expire on May 18, 2027, (i.e., five years after the completion of the Business Combination) or earlier upon redemption or liquidation in accordance with their terms. Upon the completion of the Business Combination, there were also 6,041,007 Private Warrants held by Artisan LLC and the Forward Purchase Investors. The Private Warrants are identical to the Public Warrants in all material respects, except that, among other things, the Private Warrants: (i) may be exercised for cash or on a “cashless basis” ​(ii) including the Ordinary Shares issuable upon exercise of the Private Warrants, may not be transferred, assigned or sold until June 17, 2022, which is 30 days after the completion of the Business Combination, (iii) shall not be redeemable by the Company, subject to certain exceptions.
 
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PART II
Not applicable.
PART III
ITEM 17.   FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Not applicable.
ITEM 18.   FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The audited consolidated financial statements of Prenetics and its subsidiaries as of December 31, 2021 and 2020, and for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 2021 contained in the Form F-4 between pages F-1 and F-59 are incorporated herein by reference.
The audited financial statements of Artisan as of December 31, 2021 and for the period from February 2, 2021 (inception) through December 31, 2021 are incorporated by reference to pages F-60 – F-84 in the Form F-4.
The unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information of Prenetics and Artisan are attached as Exhibit 15.1 to this Report.
ITEM 19.   EXHIBITS
 
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EXHIBIT INDEX
EXHIBIT
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
 1.1*
Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association of PubCo
2.1
Specimen ordinary share certificate of PubCo (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to Amendment No. 8 to the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Reg. No. 333-260928), filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022).
2.2
Specimen warrant certificate of PubCo (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to Amendment No. 8 to the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Reg. No. 333-260928), filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022).
2.3
Warrant Agreement, dated May 13, 2021, between Artisan and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.3 to Amendment No. 8 to the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Reg. No. 333-260928), filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022).
2.4
Assignment, Assumption and Amendment Agreement, dated as of September 15, 2021, by and among Prenetics Global Limited, Artisan Acquisition Corp. and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.8 to Amendment No. 8 to the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Reg. No. 333-260928), filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022).
4.1
Business Combination Agreement, dated as of September 15, 2021, by and among Artisan Acquisition Corp., Prenetics Global Limited, Prenetics Group Limited, AAC Merger Limited, and PGL Merger Limited (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to Amendment No. 8 to the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Reg. No. 333-260928), filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022).
4.2
Amendment to Business Combination Agreement, dated as of March 30, 2022, by and among Artisan Acquisition Corp., Prenetics Global Limited, Prenetics Group Limited, AAC Merger Limited, and PGL Merger Limited (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.2 to Amendment No. 8 to the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Reg. No. 333-260928), filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022).
4.3
Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of September 15, 2021, by and among Prenetics Global Limited, Artisan Acquisition Corp., Artisan LLC and other parties named therein (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.5 to Amendment No. 8 to the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Reg. No. 333-260928), filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022).
   4.4*†
PubCo 2022 Equity Incentive Plan.
 4.5
Form of Indemnification Agreement between PubCo and each executive officer of PubCo (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.10 to Amendment No. 8 to the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Reg. No. 333-260928), filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022).
4.6
Form of PIPE Subscription Agreements (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Amendment No. 8 to the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Reg. No. 333-260928), filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022).
4.7
Deed of Novation and Amendment, dated as of September 15, 2021, by and among Artisan Acquisition Corp., Prenetics Global Limited, Artisan LLC and Aspex Master Fund (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to Amendment No. 8 to the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Reg. No. 333-260928), filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022).
4.8
Deed of Novation and Amendment, dated as of September 15, 2021, by and among Artisan Acquisition Corp., Prenetics Global Limited, Artisan LLC and Pacific Alliance Asia Opportunity Fund L.P. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to Amendment No. 8 to the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Reg. No. 333-260928), filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022).
 
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EXHIBIT
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
4.9 
Shareholder Support Agreement and Deed, dated as of September 15, 2021, by and among Prenetics Global Limited, Prenetics Group Limited, Artisan Acquisition Corp., and certain management shareholders named therein (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.6 to Amendment No. 8 to the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Reg. No. 333-260928), filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022).
4.10
Shareholder Support Agreement and Deed, dated as of September 15, 2021, by and among Prenetics Global Limited, Prenetics Group Limited, Artisan Acquisition Corp., and certain shareholders named therein (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.7 to Amendment No. 8 to the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Reg. No. 333-260928), filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022).
4.11
Sponsor Support Agreement, dated as of September 15, 2021, by and among Prenetics Global Limited, Prenetics Group Limited, Artisan Acquisition Corp., Artisan LLC and other parties named therein (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.4 to Amendment No. 8 to the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Reg. No. 333-260928), filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022).
4.12#
Patent License Agreement, dated June 10, 2020, by and among Oxsed Limited, Oxford University (Suzhou) Science & Technology Co., Ltd. and Oxford University Innovation Limited, as amended on October 14, 2020 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.14 to Amendment No. 8 to the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Reg. No. 333-260928), filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022).
4.13#
Patent License Agreement, dated October 6, 2020, by and between Oxsed Limited and New England Biolabs Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.15 to Amendment No. 8 to the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Reg. No. 333-260928), filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022).
4.14#
Patent License Agreement, dated October 12, 2020, by and between Oxsed Limited and Eiken Chemical Co., Ltd. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.16 to Amendment No. 8 to the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Reg. No. 333-260928), filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022).
4.15#
Collaboration Agreement, dated July 29, 2019, by and among Prenetics Limited, New Horizon Health Limited and Hangzhou New Horizon Health Technology Co., Ltd, as amended on December 18, 2019 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.17 to Amendment No. 8 to the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Reg. No. 333-260928), filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022).
4.16
Deed of Joinder, dated October 1, 2021, by and among Prenetics Global Limited, Prenetics Group Limited, Artisan Acquisition Corp. and Prudential Hong Kong Limited (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.18 to Amendment No. 8 to the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Reg. No. 333-260928), filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022).
4.17
Form of Amendment to PIPE Subscription Agreements (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.19 to Amendment No. 8 to the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Reg. No. 333-260928), filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022).
4.18
Form of Deed of Amendment to Deed of Novation and Amendment (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.20 to Amendment No. 8 to the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Reg. No. 333-260928), filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022).
4.19
Sponsor Forfeiture and Conversion Agreement, dated as of March 30, 2022, by and among Prenetics Global Limited, Prenetics Group Limited, Artisan Acquisition Corp., Artisan LLC, Mr. William Keller, Mr. Mitch Garber, Mr. Fan (Frank) Yu and Mr. Sean O’Neill (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.21 to Amendment No. 8 to the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Reg. No. 333-260928), filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022).
 
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EXHIBIT
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
4.20
Amendment to Sponsor Support Agreement, dated as of March 30, 2022, by and among Prenetics Global Limited, Prenetics Group Limited, Artisan Acquisition Corp., Artisan LLC and other parties named therein (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.22 to Amendment No. 8 to the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Reg. No. 333-260928), filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022).
 4.21
Amendment to Shareholder Support Agreement, dated as of March 30, 2022, by and among Prenetics Global Limited, Prenetics Group Limited, Artisan Acquisition Corp. and certain management shareholders named therein (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.23 to Amendment No. 8 to the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Reg. No. 333-260928), filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022).
8.1
List of subsidiaries of PubCo (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 21.1 to Amendment No. 8 to the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Reg. No. 333-260928), filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022).
9.1
Registrant’s Representation under Item 8.A.4 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.3 to the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (File No. 333-261517), filed with the SEC on January 24, 2022).
15.1*
Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Financial Information of Prenetics and Artisan.
15.2*
Consent of KPMG.
15.3*
Consent of Marcum LLP.
*
Filed herewith.

Indicates a management contract or any compensatory plan, contract or arrangement.
#
Portions of this exhibit have been omitted pursuant to Item 601(b)(10)(iv) of Regulation S-K on the basis that the Company customarily and actually treats that information as private or confidential and the omitted information is not material.
 
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SIGNATURE
The registrant hereby certifies that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form 20-F and that it has duly caused and authorized the undersigned to sign this report on its behalf.
PRENETICS GLOBAL LIMITED
By:
/s/ Danny Sheng Wu Yeung
Name: Danny Sheng Wu Yeung
Title: Chief Executive Officer
May 24, 2022
 
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Exhibit 1.1

 

COMPANIES ACT (AS AMENDED)

 

 

COMPANY LIMITED BY SHARES

 

 

AMENDED AND RESTATED MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION

 

OF

 

PRENETICS GLOBAL LIMITED

 

(adopted by a special resolution passed on 15 September 2021 and effective at the Initial Merger Effective Time)

 

 

 

COMPANIES ACT (AS AMENDED)

 

 

COMPANY LIMITED BY SHARES

 

 

AMENDED AND RESTATED MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION

 

OF

 

PRENETICS GLOBAL LIMITED

 

(adopted by a special resolution passed on 15 September 2021 and effective at the Initial Merger Effective Time)

 

1.The name of the Company is Prenetics Global Limited.

 

2.The registered office of the Company shall be at the offices of Mourant Governance Services (Cayman) Limited, 94 Solaris Avenue, Camana Bay, PO Box 1348, Grand Cayman KY1-1108, Cayman Islands or at such other place as the Directors may from time to time decide.

 

3.The objects for which the Company is established are unrestricted and the Company shall have full power and authority to carry out any object not prohibited by law as provided by Section 7(4) of the Companies Act.

 

4.The Company shall have and be capable of exercising all the functions of a natural person of full capacity irrespective of any question of corporate benefit as provided by Section 27(2) of the Companies Act.

 

5.Nothing in the preceding paragraphs shall be deemed to permit the Company to carry on the business of a bank or trust company without being licensed in that behalf under the provisions of the Banks and Trust Companies Act (as amended) or to carry on insurance business from within the Cayman Islands or the business of an insurance manager, agent, sub-agent or broker without being licensed in that behalf under the provisions of the Insurance Act (as amended), or to carry on the business of company management without being licensed in that behalf under the provisions of the Companies Management Act (as amended).

 

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6.The Company will not trade in the Cayman Islands with any person, firm or corporation except in furtherance of the business of the Company carried on outside the Cayman Islands, provided that nothing in this Memorandum of Association shall be construed as to prevent the Company from effecting and concluding contracts in the Cayman Islands, and exercising in the Cayman Islands all of its powers necessary for the carrying on of business outside the Cayman Islands.

 

7.The liability of each member is limited to the amount from time to time unpaid on such member’s shares.

 

8.The authorised share capital of the Company is US$50,000 divided into 500,000,000 Shares of US$0.0001 par value each, of which (i) 400,000,000 shall be designated as Class A Ordinary Shares, (ii) 50,000,000 shall be designated as convertible Class B Ordinary Shares and (iii) 50,000,000 shall be designated as shares of such class or classes (however designated) as the Board of Directors may determine in accordance with Article 10 of the Articles, with the power for the Company, insofar as is permitted by law and the Articles, to redeem, purchase or redesignate any of its shares and to increase or reduce the said share capital subject to the Companies Act and the Articles and to issue any part of its capital, whether original, redeemed or increased with or without any preference, priority or special privilege or subject to any postponement of rights or to any conditions or restrictions and so that unless the conditions of issue shall otherwise expressly declare every issue of shares whether declared to be preference or otherwise shall be subject to the powers hereinbefore contained.

 

9.The Company may exercise the power contained in Section 206 of the Companies Act to deregister in the Cayman Islands and be registered by way of continuation in another jurisdiction.

 

10.Capitalised terms that are not defined in this Memorandum bear the same meanings given to those terms in the Articles.

 

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COMPANIES ACT (AS AMENDED)

 

 

COMPANY LIMITED BY SHARES

 

 

AMENDED AND RESTATED ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION

 

OF

 

PRENETICS GLOBAL LIMITED

 

(adopted by a special resolution passed on 15 September 2021 and effective at the Initial Merger Effective Time)

 

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ARTICLE PAGE
TABLE A 1
DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION 1
COMMENCEMENT OF BUSINESS 6
SITUATION OF REGISTERED OFFICE 7
SHARES 7
REDEMPTION, PURCHASE AND SURRENDER OF SHARES 12
TREASURY SHARES 13
MODIFICATION OF RIGHTS 13
SHARE CERTIFICATES 14
TRANSFER AND TRANSMISSION OF SHARES 14
LIEN 16
CALL ON SHARES 16
FORFEITURE OF SHARES 17
ALTERATION OF SHARE CAPITAL 18
GENERAL MEETINGS 18
NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETINGS 19
PROCEEDINGS AT GENERAL MEETINGS 19
VOTES OF SHAREHOLDERS 21
WRITTEN RESOLUTIONS OF SHAREHOLDERS 23
DIRECTORS 23
TRANSACTIONS WITH DIRECTORS 25
POWERS AND DUTIES OF DIRECTORS 26
PROCEEDINGS OF DIRECTORS 27
WRITTEN RESOLUTIONS OF DIRECTORS 28
PRESUMPTION OF ASSENT 28
BORROWING POWERS 29
SECRETARY 29
THE SEAL 29
DIVIDENDS, DISTRIBUTIONS AND RESERVES 29
SHARE PREMIUM ACCOUNT 31
ACCOUNTS 31
AUDIT 31
NOTICES AND INFORMATION 32
WINDING UP AND FINAL DISTRIBUTION OF ASSETS 34
INDEMNITY 34
DISCLOSURE 35
CLOSING REGISTER OF MEMBERS OR FIXING RECORD DATE 35
REGISTRATION BY WAY OF CONTINUATION 35
FINANCIAL YEAR 36
AMENDMENTS TO MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION 36
MERGERS AND CONSOLIDATION 36

 

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COMPANIES ACT (AS AMENDED)

 

 

COMPANY LIMITED BY SHARES

 

 

AMENDED AND RESTATED ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION

 

OF

 

PRENETICS GLOBAL LIMITED

 

(adopted by a special resolution passed on 15 September 2021 and effective at the Initial Merger Effective Time)

 

TABLE A

 

1.In these Articles, the regulations contained in Table A in the First Schedule to the Companies Act (as defined below) do not apply except insofar as they are repeated or contained in these Articles.

 

DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION

 

2.In these Articles, the following words and expressions shall have the meanings set out below save where the context otherwise requires:

 

Acquisition Effective Time   has the meaning ascribed to such term in the Business Combination Agreement;
     
Affiliate   means, in respect of a person, any other person that, directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, Controls, is Controlled by, or is under common Control with, such  person; provided, that in the case of a Key Executive, the term Affiliate shall include such Key Executive’s Permitted Entities, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein;
     
Articles   means these Articles of Association of the Company, as amended from time to time by Special Resolution;
     
Auditors   means the auditor or auditors for the time being of the Company;
     
Board of Directors   means the Directors assembled as a board;

 

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Business Combination Agreement   means that certain Business Combination Agreement among the Company, Artisan Acquisition Corp., AAC Merger Limited, PGL Merger Limited and Prenetics Group Limited dated 15 September 2021 (as the same may be amended, restated or supplemented);
     
Business Day   means any day, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and any other day on which commercial banks are authorized or required by law to close in New York, U.S., the Cayman Islands, or Hong Kong;
     
Chairperson   means the chairperson of the Board of Directors;
     
Class A Ordinary Share   means a Class A Ordinary Share in the capital of the Company of a par value of US$0.0001 having the rights, benefits and privileges set out in these Articles;
     
Class B Ordinary Share   means a Class B Ordinary Share in the capital of the Company of a par value of US$0.0001 having the rights, benefits and privileges set out in these Articles;
     
Class B Ordinary Shareholder   means a holder of Class B Ordinary Shares;
     
Communication Facilities   means video, video-conferencing, internet or online conferencing applications, telephone or tele-conferencing and/or any other video-communications, internet or online conferencing application or telecommunications facilities by means of which all persons participating in a meeting are capable of hearing and being heard by each other;
     
Companies Act   means the Companies Act (as amended);
     
Company   means the above-named company;
     
Control, Controlling, under common Control with   means directly or indirectly: (i) the ownership or control of a majority of the outstanding voting securities of such person; (ii) the right to control the exercise of a majority of the votes at a meeting of the board of directors (or equivalent governing body) of such person; or (iii) the ability to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such person (whether by contract, through other legally enforceable rights or howsoever arising);
     
Designated Stock Exchange  

means NASDAQ or any other internationally recognized stock exchange on which the Company’s securities are traded;

     
Designated Stock Exchange Rules  

means the relevant code, rules and regulations, as amended, from time to time, applicable as a result of the original and continued listing of any Shares on the Designated Stock Exchange;

     
Directors   means the directors of the Company for the time being;
     
Electronic Record   has the same meaning as in the Electronic Transactions Act;

 

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Electronic Transactions Act

  means the Electronic Transactions Act (as amended);
     
Family Members   means the following individuals: the applicable individual, the spouse of the applicable individual (including former spouses), the parents of the applicable individual, the lineal descendants of the applicable individual, the siblings of the applicable individual, and the lineal descendants of a sibling of the applicable individual.  For purposes of the preceding sentence, the descendants of any individual shall include adopted individuals and their issue but only if the adopted individual was adopted prior to attaining age 18;
     
Incapacity   means with respect to an individual, the permanent and total disability of such individual so that such individual is unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than twelve (12) months as determined by a licensed medical practitioner.  In the event of a dispute regarding whether an individual has suffered an Incapacity, no Incapacity of such individual will be deemed to have occurred unless and until an affirmative ruling regarding such Incapacity has been made by a court or arbitral panel of competent jurisdiction, and such ruling has become final and non-appealable;
     
Indemnified Person   has the meaning set out in Article 173;
     
Initial Merger Effective Time  

has the meaning ascribed to such term in the Business Combination Agreement;

     
Key Executive   means Danny Yeung and his Permitted Entities and Permitted Transferees of each of them;
     
Memorandum   means the Memorandum of Association of the Company, as amended and restated from time to time by Special Resolution;
     
Notice Period   has the meaning set out in Article 123;
     
Ordinary Resolution   means a resolution: (a) passed by a simple majority of the votes of such Shareholders as, being entitled to do so, vote in person or, where proxies are allowed, by proxy, at a general meeting of the Company and where a poll is taken regard shall be had in computing a majority to the number of votes to which each Shareholder is entitled; or (b) approved in writing by all the Shareholders entitled to vote at a general meeting of the Company in one or more instruments each signed by one or more of the Shareholders aforesaid, and the effective date of the resolution so adopted shall be the date on which the instrument or the last of such instruments, if more than one, is executed;
     
Ordinary Shares   means, collectively, the Class A Ordinary Shares and the Class B Ordinary Shares;

 

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paid up   means paid up as to the par value and any premium payable in respect of the issue of any Shares and includes credited as paid up;
     
Permitted Entity   with respect to any Key Executive: (a) any person in respect of which such Key Executive has, directly or indirectly: (i) control with respect to the voting of all the Class B Ordinary Shares held by or to be transferred to such person; (ii) the ability to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such person or any other person  having the authority referred to in the preceding clause (a)(i) (whether by contract, as executor, trustee, trust protector or otherwise); or (iii) the operational or practical control of such person, including through the right to appoint, designate, remove or replace the person having the authority referred to in the preceding clauses (a)(i) or (ii); (b) any trust the beneficiaries of which consist primarily of a Key Executive, his or her Family Members, and/or any persons Controlled directly or indirectly Controlled by such a trust; and (c) any person Controlled by a trust described in the immediately preceding clause (b);
     
Permitted Transferee  

with respect to the Class B Ordinary Shareholders, any or all of the following: (a) any Key Executive; (b) any Key Executive’s Permitted Entities; (c) the transferee or other recipient in any transfer of any Class B Ordinary Shares by any Class B Ordinary Shareholder: (i) to (A) his or her Family Members; (B) any other relative or individual approved by the Board of Directors; or (C) any trust or estate planning entity (including partnerships, limited companies, and limited liability companies), that is primarily for the benefit of, or the ownership interests of which are Controlled by, such Class B Ordinary Shareholder, his or her Family Members, and/or other trusts or estate planning entities described in this paragraph (c), or any entity Controlled by such Key Executive or a trust or estate planning entity; or (ii) occurring by operation of law, including in connection with divorce proceedings; (d) any charitable organization, foundation, or similar entity; (e) the Company or any of its subsidiaries; (f) in connection with a transfer as a result of, or in connection with, the death or Incapacity of a Key Executive: any Key Executive’s Family Members, another Class B Ordinary Shareholder, or a designee approved by majority of all Directors , provided that in case of any transfer of Class B Ordinary Shares pursuant to clauses (b) through (e) above to a person who at any later time ceases to be a Permitted Transferee under the relevant clause, the Company shall be entitled to refuse registration of any subsequent transfer of such Class B Ordinary Shares except back to the transferor of such Class B Ordinary Shares pursuant to clauses (b) through (e) (or to a Key Executive or his or her Permitted Transferees) and in the absence of such transfer back to the transferor (or to a Key Executive or his or her Permitted Transferees), the applicable Class B Ordinary Shares shall convert in accordance with Article 21(d)(iv) applied mutatis mutandis;

     
person   means, any natural person, firm, company, joint venture, partnership, corporation, association or other entity (whether or not having separate legal personality) or any of them as the context so requires;

 

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present  

means in respect of any person, such person’s presence at a general meeting of the Company (or any meeting of the holders of any class of Shares), which may be satisfied by means of such person or, if a corporation or other non-natural person, its duly authorized representative (or, in the case of any Shareholder, a proxy which has been validly appointed by such Shareholder in accordance with these Articles), being: (a) physically present at the meeting; or (b) in the case of any meeting at which Communication Facilities are permitted in accordance with these Articles, including any Virtual Meeting, connected by means of the use of such Communication Facilities;

     
Register of Members   means the register of Shareholders to be kept pursuant to these Articles and the Companies Act;
     
Registered Office   means the registered office of the Company for the time being;
     
Seal   means the common seal of the Company including any duplicate seal;
     
Secretary   means any person appointed by the Directors to perform any of the duties of the secretary of the Company, including a joint, assistant or deputy secretary;
     
Securities Act  

means the Securities Act of 1933 of the United States of America, as amended, or any similar federal statute and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States of America thereunder, all as the same shall be in effect at the time;

     
Share   means any share in the capital of the Company of any class including a fraction of a share;
     
Share Premium Account  

means the share premium account established in accordance with these Articles and the Companies Act;

     
Shareholder   means any person registered in the Register of Members as the holder of Shares of the Company;
     
signed   includes an electronic signature and a signature or representation of a signature affixed by mechanical means;
     
Special Resolution   means a special resolution: (a) passed by a majority of at least two-thirds of such Shareholders as, being entitled to do so, vote in person or, where proxies are allowed, by proxy, at a general meeting of the Company of which notice specifying the intention to propose the resolution as a special resolution has been duly given and where a poll is taken regard shall be had in computing a majority to the number of votes to which each Shareholder is entitled; or (b) approved in writing by all the Shareholders entitled to vote at a general meeting of the Company in one or more instruments each signed by one or more of the Shareholders aforesaid, and the effective date of the resolution so adopted shall be the date on which the instrument or the last of such instruments, if more than one, is executed;

 

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Treasury Shares   means Shares that were previously issued but were purchased, redeemed, surrendered or otherwise acquired by the Company and not cancelled; and
     
Virtual Meeting  

means any general meeting of the Company (or any meeting of the holders of any class of shares) at which the Shareholders (and any other permitted participants of such meeting, including without limitation the chairperson of the meeting and any Directors) are permitted to attend and participate solely by means of Communication Facilities.

 

3.In these Articles, unless there be something in the subject or context inconsistent with such construction:

 

(a)words importing the singular number shall include the plural number and vice versa;

 

(b)words importing a gender shall include other genders;

 

(c)words importing persons only shall include companies, partnerships, trusts or associations or bodies of persons, whether corporate or not;

 

(d)the word “may” shall be construed as permissive and the word “shall” shall be construed as imperative;

 

(e)the word “year” shall mean calendar year, the word “quarter” shall mean calendar quarter and the word “month” shall mean calendar month;

 

(f)a reference to a “dollar” or “$” is a reference to the legal currency of the United States of America;

 

(g)a reference to any enactment includes a reference to any modification or re-enactment thereof for the time being in force;

 

(h)a reference to any meeting (whether of the Directors, a committee appointed by the Board of Directors or the Shareholders or any class of Shareholders) includes any adjournment of that meeting;

 

(i)Sections 8 and 19 of the Electronic Transactions Act shall not apply;

 

(j)a reference to “written” or “in writing” includes a reference to all modes of representing or reproducing words in visible form, including in the form of an Electronic Record; and

 

(k)the term “holder” in relation to a Share means a person whose name is entered in the Register of Members as the holder of such Share.

 

4.Subject to the two preceding Articles, any words defined in the Companies Act shall, if not inconsistent with the subject or context, bear the same meaning in these Articles.

 

5.The table of contents to, and the headings in, these Articles are for convenience of reference only and are to be ignored in construing these Articles.

 

COMMENCEMENT OF BUSINESS

 

6.The business of the Company may be conducted as the Board of Directors shall see fit.

 

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SITUATION OF REGISTERED OFFICE

 

7.The Registered Office shall be at such address in the Cayman Islands as the Directors shall from time to time determine. The Company, in addition to the Registered Office, may establish and maintain such other offices and places of business and agencies in such places as the Directors may from time to time determine.

 

SHARES

 

8.The Directors may impose such restrictions as they think necessary on the offer and sale of any Shares.

 

9.Subject to these Articles (including Article 21(c)(iv)) and to any direction that may be given by the Shareholders in a general meeting, and without prejudice to any rights previously conferred on the holders of existing Shares, all Shares for the time being unissued shall be under the control of the Directors who may issue, allot and dispose of or grant options over the same and issue warrants or similar instruments with respect thereto to such persons, on such terms, and with or without preferred, deferred or other rights and restrictions, whether in regard to dividend, voting, return of capital or otherwise, and otherwise in such manner as they may think fit. For such purposes, the Directors may reserve an appropriate number of Shares for the time being unissued. No holder of Ordinary Shares shall have pre-emptive rights.

 

10.Subject to the Companies Act, and without prejudice to any rights previously conferred on the holders of existing Shares, any share or fraction of a share in the Company’s share capital may be issued either at a premium or at par, and with such preferred, deferred, other special rights, or restrictions, whether in regard to dividend, voting, return of share capital or otherwise, as the Board of Directors may from time to time by resolution determine, and any share may be issued by the Directors on the terms that it is, or at the option of the Directors is liable, to be redeemed or purchased by the Company whether out of capital in whole or in part or otherwise. No Share may be issued at a discount except in accordance with the Companies Act. Except as set forth otherwise in Article 21(c)(iv), the Directors may provide, out of the unissued shares (other than unissued Ordinary Shares), for series of preference shares. Before any preference shares of any such series are issued, the Directors shall fix, by resolution or resolutions of the Board of Directors, the following provisions of the preference shares thereof, if applicable:

 

(a)the designation of such series, the number of preference shares to constitute such series and the subscription price thereof if different from the par value thereof;

 

(b)whether the preference shares of such series shall have voting rights, in addition to any voting rights provided by law, and, if so, the terms of such voting rights, which may be general or limited;

 

(c)the dividends, if any, payable on such series, whether any such dividends shall be cumulative, and, if so, from what dates, the conditions and dates upon which such dividends shall be payable, and the preference or relation which such dividends shall bear to the dividends payable on any Shares of any other class or any other series of preference shares;

 

(d)whether the preference shares of such series shall be subject to redemption by the Company, and, if so, the times, prices and other conditions of such redemption;

 

(e)the amount or amounts payable upon preference shares of such series upon, and the rights of the holders of such series in, a voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up, or upon any distribution of the assets, of the Company;

 

(f)whether the preference shares of such series shall be subject to the operation of a retirement or sinking fund and, if so, the extent to and manner in which any such retirement or sinking fund shall be applied to the purchase or redemption of the preference shares of such series for retirement or other corporate purposes and the terms and provisions relative to the operation thereof;

 

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(g)whether the preference shares of such series shall be convertible into, or exchangeable for, Shares of any other class or any other series of preference shares or any other securities and, if so, the price or prices or the rate or rates of conversion or exchange and the method, if any, of adjusting the same, and any other terms and conditions of conversion or exchange;

 

(h)the limitations and restrictions, if any, to be effective while any preference shares of such series are outstanding upon the payment of dividends or the making of other distributions on, and upon the purchase, redemption or other acquisition by the Company of, the existing Shares or Shares of any other class or any other series of preference shares;

 

(i)the conditions or restrictions, if any, upon the creation of indebtedness of the Company or upon the issue of any additional Shares, including additional preference shares of such series or of any other class of Shares or any other series of preference shares; and

 

(j)any other powers, preferences and relative, participating, optional and other special rights, and any qualifications, limitations and restrictions thereof.

 

Without limiting the foregoing and subject to Article 21(c)(iv) and Article 86, the voting powers of any series of preference shares may include the right, in the circumstances specified in the resolution or resolutions of the Board of Directors providing for the issuance of such preference shares, to elect one or more Directors who shall serve for such term and have such voting powers as shall be stated in the resolution or resolutions of the Board of Directors providing for the issuance of such preference shares.  The term of office and voting powers of any Director elected in the manner provided in the immediately preceding sentence of this Article 10 may be greater than or less than those of any other Director or class of Directors. The powers, preferences and relative, participating, optional and other special rights of each series of preference shares, and the qualifications, limitations or restrictions thereof, if any, may differ from those of any and all other series at any time outstanding.  All Shares of any one series of preference shares shall be identical in all respects with all other Shares of such series, except that Shares of any one series issued at different times may differ as to the dates from which dividends thereon shall be cumulative.

 

11.The Directors may in their absolute discretion refuse to accept any application for Shares and may accept any application in whole or in part.

 

12.The Company may on any issue of Shares deduct any sales charge or subscription fee from the amount subscribed for the Shares.

 

13.No person shall be recognised by the Company as holding any Share upon any trust (other than any trust recognized as a Permitted Entity or Permitted Transferee), and the Company shall not be bound by or recognise (even when having notice thereof) any equitable, contingent, future or partial interest in any Share, or (except as otherwise provided by these Articles or as required by law) any other right in respect of any Share except an absolute right thereto in the registered holder, provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company shall be entitled to recognise any such interests as shall be determined by the Directors.

 

14.The Directors shall keep or cause to be kept a Register of Members as required by the Companies Act at such place or places as the Directors may from time to time determine. In the absence of any such determination, the Register of Members shall be kept at the Registered Office. Title to Shares may be evidenced and transferred in accordance with the laws applicable to and the rules and regulations of the Designated Stock Exchange.

 

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15.The Directors in each year shall prepare or cause to be prepared an annual return and declaration setting forth the particulars required by the Companies Act in respect of exempted companies and deliver a copy thereof to the Registrar of Companies in the Cayman Islands.

 

16.The Company shall not issue Shares to bearer.

 

17.The Directors may issue fractions of a Share and, if so issued, a fraction of a Share shall be subject to and carry the corresponding fraction of liabilities (whether with respect to nominal or par value, premium, calls or otherwise howsoever), limitations, preferences, privileges, qualifications, restrictions, rights (including, without prejudice to the foregoing generality, voting and participation rights) and other attributes of a Share. If more than one fraction of a Share is issued to or acquired by the same Shareholder, such fractions shall be accumulated.

 

18.The premium arising on all issues of Shares shall be held in the Share Premium Account established in accordance with these Articles.

 

19.The Company may, insofar as permitted by law, pay a commission to any person in consideration of his subscribing or agreeing to subscribe whether absolutely or conditionally for any Shares.  Such commissions may be satisfied by the payment of cash or the lodgement of fully or partly paid-up Shares or partly in one way and partly in the other.  The Company may also on any issue of Shares pay such brokerage as may be lawful.

 

20.Payment for Shares shall be made at such time and place and to such person on behalf of the Company as the Directors may from time to time determine. Payment for any Shares shall be made in such currency as the Directors may determine from time to time, provided that the Directors shall have the discretion to accept payment in any other currency or in kind or a combination of cash and in kind.

 

21.Rights and Restrictions Attaching to Ordinary Shares: Except as otherwise provided in these Articles (including Articles 21(c)(iv), 21(d) and 86), the Class A Ordinary Shares and Class B Ordinary Shares have the same rights and powers, and rank equally (including as to dividends and distributions, and upon the occurrence of any liquidation or winding up of the Company), share ratably and are identical in all respects and as to all matters, unless different treatment of the Shares of each such class is approved by the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the Class A Ordinary Shares and the holders of a majority of the Class B Ordinary Shares, each voting exclusively and as a separate class.

 

(a)Income: Holders of Ordinary Shares shall be entitled to such dividends as the Directors may in their absolute discretion lawfully declare from time to time.

 

(b)Capital: Holders of Ordinary Shares shall be entitled to a return of capital on liquidation, dissolution or winding-up of the Company in accordance with Article 171 et seq.

 

(c)Attendance at General Meetings; Class Voting:

 

(i)Holders of Ordinary Shares have the right to receive notice of, attend, speak and vote at general meetings of the Company.

 

(ii)Except as otherwise provided in these Articles (including Article 21(c)(iv)), holders of Class A Ordinary Shares and Class B Ordinary Shares shall at all times vote together as one class on all matters submitted to a vote for Shareholders’ consent.

 

(iii)On all matters subject to a vote of the Shareholders, Ordinary Shares shall be entitled to voting rights as set forth in Article 86.

 

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(iv)Subject to applicable law, in addition to any rights provided by applicable law or otherwise set forth in these Articles, the Company shall not, without the approval by vote or written consent of the holders of a majority of the voting power of the Class B Ordinary Shares, voting exclusively and as a separate class, directly or indirectly, or whether by amendment or through merger, recapitalization, consolidation or otherwise:

 

(1)increase the number of authorized Class B Ordinary Shares;

 

(2)issue any Class B Ordinary Shares or securities convertible into or exchangeable for Class B Ordinary Shares, other than (i) to any Key Executive or his or her Affiliates, or (ii) on a pro rata basis to all holders of Class B Ordinary Shares permitted to hold such shares under these Articles;

 

(3)create, authorize, issue, or reclassify into, any preference shares in the capital of the Company or any Shares in the capital of the Company that carry more than one (1) vote per share;

 

(4)reclassify any Class B Ordinary Shares into any other class of Shares or consolidate or combine any Class B Ordinary Shares without proportionately increasing the number of votes per Class B Ordinary Share; or

 

(5)amend, restate, waive, adopt any provision inconsistent with or otherwise vary or alter any provision of the Memorandum or these Articles relating to the voting, conversion or other rights, powers, preferences, privileges or restrictions of the Class B Ordinary Shares.

 

(d)Optional and Automatic Conversion of Class B Ordinary Shares:

 

(i)Each Class B Ordinary Share is convertible into one (1) Class A Ordinary Share (as adjusted for share splits, share combinations and similar transactions occurring after the Acquisition Effective Time) at any time at the option of the holder thereof.  In no event shall any Class A Ordinary Share be convertible into any Class B Ordinary Shares.

 

(ii)Any number of Class B Ordinary Shares held by a holder thereof will be automatically and immediately converted into an equal number of Class A Ordinary Shares upon the occurrence of any of the following:

 

(1)Any direct or indirect sale, transfer, assignment, or disposition of such number of Class B Ordinary Shares by the holder thereof or the direct or indirect transfer or assignment of the voting power attached to such number of Class B Ordinary Shares through voting proxy or otherwise to any person that is not an Permitted Transferee of such holder;

 

for the avoidance of doubt, the creation of any pledge, charge, encumbrance, or other third party right of whatever description on any of Class B Ordinary Shares to secure contractual or legal obligations shall not be deemed as a sale, transfer, assignment, or disposition under this Article 21(d)(ii)(1) unless and until any such pledge, charge, encumbrance, or other third party right is enforced and results in a third party that is not an Permitted Transferee of such holder holding directly or indirectly legal or beneficial ownership or voting power through voting proxy or otherwise to the related Class B Ordinary Shares, in which case all the related Class B Ordinary Shares shall be automatically converted into the same number of Class A Ordinary Shares;

 

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(2)The direct or indirect sale, transfer, assignment, or disposition of a majority of the issued and outstanding voting securities of, or the direct or indirect transfer or assignment of the voting power attached to such voting securities through voting proxy or otherwise, or the direct or indirect sale, transfer, assignment, or disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of, a holder of Class B Ordinary Shares that is an entity to any person that is not an Permitted Transferee of the such holder;

 

for the avoidance of doubt, the creation of any pledge, charge, encumbrance, or other third party right of whatever description on the issued and outstanding voting securities or the assets of a holder of Class B Ordinary Shares to secure contractual or legal obligations shall not be deemed as a sale, transfer, assignment, or disposition under this Article 21(d)(ii)(2) unless and until any such pledge, charge, encumbrance or other third party right is enforced and results in a third party that is not an Permitted Transferee of such holder holding directly or indirectly legal or beneficial ownership or voting power through voting proxy or otherwise to the related issued and outstanding voting securities or the assets; or

 

(3)Notwithstanding the foregoing, if a person becomes a holder of Class B Ordinary Shares by will or intestacy, then the Class B Ordinary Shares transferred to such holder by will or intestacy shall be automatically converted into the same number of Class A Ordinary Shares.

 

(iii)Notwithstanding Article 21(d)(ii), all Class B Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding will be automatically and immediately converted into an equal number of Class A Ordinary Shares upon the occurrence of any of the following:

 

(1)on Danny Yeung’s death or Incapacity;

 

(2)on the date on which Danny Yeung is terminated for cause (as defined in the employment agreement with Danny Yeung (and in the event of a dispute regarding whether there was cause, cause will be deemed not to exist unless and until an affirmative ruling regarding such cause has been made by a court or arbitral panel of competent jurisdiction, and such ruling has become final and non-appealable)); or

 

(3)on the first date that both of the following conditions are satisfied: (I) Danny Yeung and his Affiliates and Permitted Transferees together own less than thirty three per cent (33%) of the number of Class B Ordinary Shares (which for these purposes shall be deemed to include all Class B Ordinary Shares issuable upon exercise of all outstanding restricted share units to acquire Class B Ordinary Shares that are held by Danny Yeung immediately following the Acquisition Effective Time) that Danny Yeung and his Affiliates and Permitted Transferees owned immediately following the Acquisition Effective Time, as adjusted for share splits, share combinations and similar transactions occurring after the Acquisition Effective Time; and (II) Danny Yeung ceases to be a Director or officer of the Company.

 

(iv)No Class B Ordinary Shares shall be issued by the Company after conversion of all Class B Ordinary Shares into Class A Ordinary Shares.

 

(e)Procedure of Conversion. Any conversion of Class B Ordinary Shares into Class A Ordinary Shares pursuant to these Articles shall be effected by means of either: (i) the re-designation and re-classification of each relevant Class B Ordinary Share as a Class A Ordinary Share, such conversion to become effective forthwith upon entries being made in the Register of Members to record the re-designation and re-classification of the relevant Class B Ordinary Shares as Class A Ordinary Shares; or (ii) the compulsory redemption without notice of Class B Ordinary Shares of any Class B Ordinary Shareholder and, on behalf of such Shareholder, automatic application of such redemption proceeds in paying for such new Class A Ordinary Shares into which the Class B Ordinary Shares have been converted or exchanged at a price per Class B Ordinary Share necessary to give effect to a conversion or exchange calculated on the basis that the Class A Ordinary Shares to be issued as part of the conversion or exchange will be issued at par. The Class A Ordinary Shares to be issued on an exchange or conversion shall be registered in the name of such Shareholder or in such name as the Shareholder may direct in the Register of Members.

 

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(f)Reservation of Class A Ordinary Shares Issuable upon Conversion of Class B Ordinary Shares. The Company shall at all times reserve and keep available out of its authorized but unissued Class A Ordinary Shares, solely for the purpose of effecting the conversion of the Class B Ordinary Shares, such number of its Class A Ordinary Shares as shall from time to time be sufficient to effect the conversion of all outstanding Class B Ordinary Shares; and if at any time the number of authorized but unissued Class A Ordinary Shares shall not be sufficient to effect the conversion of all then-outstanding Class B Ordinary Shares, the Company will take such corporate action as may, in the opinion of its counsel, be necessary to increase its authorized but unissued Class A Ordinary Shares to such numbers of shares as shall be sufficient for such purpose.

 

REDEMPTION, PURCHASE AND SURRENDER OF SHARES

 

22.Subject to the Companies Act, the Company may:

 

(a)issue Shares on terms that they are to be redeemed or are liable to be redeemed at the option of the Company and/or the Shareholder on such terms and in such manner as the Company may, before the issue of such Shares, determine by either resolution of the Board of Directors or by Special Resolution;

 

(b)purchase its own Shares (including any redeemable Shares) on such terms and in such manner agreed with the relevant Shareholder as have been approved by the Directors or by the Shareholders by Ordinary Resolution, or are otherwise authorized by these Articles; and

 

(c)make a payment in respect of the redemption or purchase of Shares in any manner authorised by the Companies Act, including out of its capital, profits or the proceeds of a fresh issue of Shares.

 

23.Unless the Directors determine otherwise, any Share in respect of which notice of redemption has been given shall not be entitled to participate in the profits of the Company in respect of the period after the date specified as the date of redemption in the notice of redemption.

 

24.The redemption, purchase or surrender of any Share shall not be deemed to give rise to the redemption, purchase or surrender of any other Share.

 

25.The Directors may when making payments in respect of a redemption or purchase of Shares, if authorised by the terms of issue of the Shares being redeemed or purchased or with the agreement of the holder of such Shares, make such payment either in cash or in specie.

 

26.Subject to the Companies Act, the Company may accept the surrender for no consideration of any fully paid Share (including any redeemable Share) on such terms and in such manner as the Directors may determine.

 

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TREASURY SHARES

 

27.Shares that the Company purchases, redeems or acquires (by way of surrender or otherwise) may, at the option of the Company, be cancelled immediately or held as Treasury Shares in accordance with the Companies Act. In the event that the Directors do not specify that the relevant Shares are to be held as Treasury Shares, such Shares shall be cancelled.

 

28.No dividend may be declared or paid, and no other distribution (whether in cash or otherwise) of the Company’s assets (including any distribution of assets to Shareholders on a winding up) may be declared or paid in respect of a Treasury Share.

 

29.The Company shall be entered in the Register of Members as the holder of the Treasury Shares, provided that:

 

(a)the Company shall not be treated as a Shareholder for any purpose and shall not exercise any right in respect of the Treasury Shares, and any purported exercise of such a right shall be void; and

 

(b)a Treasury Share shall not be voted, directly or indirectly, at any meeting of the Company and shall not be counted in determining the total number of issued shares at any given time, whether for the purposes of these Articles or the Companies Act, save that an allotment of Shares as fully paid bonus shares in respect of Treasury Shares is permitted and Shares allotted as fully paid bonus shares in respect of Treasury Shares shall be treated as Treasury Shares.

 

30.Treasury Shares may be disposed of by the Company on any terms and conditions determined by the Directors.

 

MODIFICATION OF RIGHTS

 

31.Subject to Article 21(c)(iv), if at any time the share capital of the Company is divided into different classes of Shares, the rights attached to any class (unless otherwise provided by the terms of issue of the Shares of that class) may, whether or not the Company is being wound up, be varied or abrogated without the consent of the holders of the issued Shares of that class where such variation or abrogation is considered by the Directors not to have a material adverse effect upon such rights; otherwise, any such variation or abrogation shall be made only with the consent in writing of the holders of not less than two-thirds of the issued Shares of that class, or with the approval of a resolution passed by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the votes cast at a separate meeting of the holders of the Shares of that class. For the avoidance of doubt, the Directors reserve the right, notwithstanding that any such variation or abrogation may not have a material adverse effect, to obtain consent from the holders of Shares of the relevant class.

 

32.The provisions of these Articles relating to general meetings shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to every such meeting of the holders of one class of Shares except the following:

 

(a)separate meetings of the holders of a class of Shares may be called only by:

 

(i)the Chairperson;

 

(ii)a majority of the entire Board of Directors (unless otherwise specifically provided by the terms of issue of the Shares of such class); or

 

(iii)with respect to meetings of the holders of Class B Ordinary Shares, Danny Yeung;

 

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(b)except as set forth in clause (a) above or provided in Article 70 below, nothing in this Article 32 or in Article 31 shall be deemed to give any Shareholder or Shareholders the right to call a class or series meeting; and

 

(c)the necessary quorum shall be one or more persons holding or representing by proxy at least one-third of the issued Shares of the class (but if at any adjourned meeting of such holders a quorum as aforementioned is not present, those Shareholders who are present in person or by proxy shall form a quorum).

 

33.For the purposes of Articles 31 and 32, the Directors may treat all classes of Shares, or any two classes of Shares, as forming a single class if they consider that each class would be affected in the same way by the proposal or proposals under consideration. In any other case, the Directors shall treat all classes of Shares, or any two classes of Shares, as separate classes.

 

34.The rights conferred upon the holders of the Shares of any class shall not, unless otherwise expressly provided by the terms of issue of the Shares of that class, be deemed to be varied by the creation or issue of further Shares ranking in priority thereto or pari passu therewith.

 

SHARE CERTIFICATES

 

35.The Shares will be issued in fully registered, book-entry form. Certificates will not be issued unless the Directors determine otherwise. Share certificates (if any) shall specify the Share or Shares held by that Shareholder and the amount paid up thereon; provided, that in respect of a Share or Shares held jointly by several persons the Company shall not be bound to issue more than one certificate, and delivery of a certificate for a Share to one of several joint holders shall be sufficient delivery to all.  All certificates for Shares shall be delivered personally or sent through the post addressed to the Shareholder entitled thereto at the Shareholder’s registered address as appearing in the Register of Members. All share certificates shall bear legends required under the applicable laws, including the Securities Act. Any two or more certificates representing Shares of any one class held by any Shareholder may at the Shareholder’s request be cancelled and a single new certificate for such Shares issued in lieu on payment (if the Directors shall so require) of $1.00 or such smaller sum as the Directors shall determine.

 

36.If a share certificate shall be damaged or defaced or alleged to have been lost, stolen or destroyed, a new certificate representing the same Shares may be issued to the relevant Shareholder upon request subject to delivery up of the old certificate or (if alleged to have been lost, stolen or destroyed) compliance with such conditions as to evidence and indemnity and the payment of out-of-pocket expenses of the Company in connection with the request as the Directors may think fit. In the event that Shares are held jointly by several persons, any request may be made by any one of the joint holders and if so made shall be binding on all of the joint holders.

 

TRANSFER AND TRANSMISSION OF SHARES

 

37.Any Shareholder may transfer all or any of its Shares by an instrument of transfer in the usual or common form in use in the Cayman Islands, in a form prescribed by the Designated Stock Exchange or in any other form approved by the Board of Directors and may be under hand or, if the transferor or transferee is a clearing house or its nominee(s), by hand or by machine imprinted signature or by such other manner of execution as the Board of Directors may approve from time to time.

 

38.The Directors shall not refuse to register any transfer of a Share which is permitted under these Articles save that the Directors may decline to register any transfer of any Share in the event that any of the following is known by the Directors not to be both applicable and true with respect to such transfer:

 

(a)the instrument of transfer is lodged with the Company, or the designated transfer agent or share registrar, accompanied by the certificate for the shares to which it relates (if any) and such other evidence as the Board of Directors may reasonably require to show the right of the transferor to make the transfer;

 

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(b)the instrument of transfer is in respect of only one class of Shares;

 

(c)the instrument of transfer is properly stamped, if required;

 

(d)the transferred Shares are fully paid up and free of any lien in favor of the Company (it being understood and agreed that all other liens, including pursuant to a bona fide loan or indebtedness transaction, shall be permitted); and

 

(e)a fee of such maximum sum as the Designated Stock Exchange may determine to be payable, or such lesser sum as the Board of Directors may from time to time require, is paid to the Company in respect thereof.

 

39.If the Directors refuse to register a transfer they shall, within two months after the date on which the instrument of transfer was lodged, send to each of the transferor and the transferee notice of such refusal stating the facts which are considered to justify the refusal to register the transfer.

 

40.The registration of transfers may, on 14 calendar days’ notice being given by advertisement in such one or more newspapers or by electronic means, be suspended and the Register of Members closed at such times and for such periods as the Board of Directors may from time to time determine; provided, however, that the registration of transfers shall not be suspended nor the Register of Members closed for more than 30 calendar days in any year.

 

41.An instrument of transfer must be executed by or on behalf of the transferor (and if in respect of a nil or partly paid up Share or the Directors so require, signed by the transferee). Such instrument of transfer must be accompanied by such evidence as the Directors may reasonably require to show the right of the transferor to make the transfer and the transferor is deemed to remain the holder until the transferee’s name is entered in the Register of Members. The instrument of transfer must be completed and signed in the exact name or names in which such Shares are registered, indicating any special capacity in which it is being signed with relevant details supplied to the Company.

 

42.All instruments of transfer which are registered shall be retained by the Company, but any instrument of transfer which the Directors may decline to register shall (except in any case of fraud) be returned to the person depositing the same.

 

43.In case of the death of a Shareholder, the survivors or survivor (where the deceased was a joint holder) and the executors or administrators of the deceased where the deceased was the sole or only surviving holder, shall be the only persons recognised by the Company as having title to the deceased’s interest in the Shares, but nothing in this Article shall release the estate of the deceased holder whether sole or joint from any liability in respect of any Share solely or jointly held by the deceased.

 

44.Any guardian of an infant Shareholder and any curator or other legal representative of a Shareholder under legal disability and any person entitled to a Share in consequence of the death or bankruptcy of a Shareholder shall, upon producing such evidence of title as the Directors may require, have the right either to be registered as the holder of the Share or to make such transfer thereof as the deceased or bankrupt Shareholder could have made, but the Directors shall in either case have the same right to refuse or suspend registration as they would have had in the case of a transfer of the Shares by the infant or by the deceased or bankrupt Shareholder before the death or bankruptcy or by the Shareholder under legal disability before such disability.

 

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45.A person so becoming entitled to a Share in consequence of the death or bankruptcy of a Shareholder shall have the right to receive and may give a discharge for all dividends and other money payable or other advantages due on or in respect of the Share, but such person shall not be entitled to receive notice of or to attend or vote at meetings of the Company, or save as aforesaid, to any of the rights or privileges of a Shareholder unless and until such person shall be registered as a Shareholder in respect of the Share, provided always that the Directors may at any time give notice requiring any such person to elect either to be registered or to transfer the Share and if the notice is not complied with within ninety (90) calendar days the Directors may thereafter withhold all dividends or other monies payable or other advantages due in respect of the Share until the requirements of the notice have been complied with.

 

46.The transferor shall be deemed to remain a holder of the Share until the name of the transferee is entered in the Register of Members in respect of the relevant Share.

 

LIEN

 

47.The Company shall have a first and paramount lien on all Shares (whether fully paid-up or not) registered in the name of a Shareholder (whether solely or jointly with others) for all debts, liabilities or engagements to or with the Company (whether presently payable or not) by such Shareholder or the Shareholder’s estate, either alone or jointly with any other person, whether a Shareholder or not, but the Directors may at any time declare any Share to be wholly or in part exempt from the provisions of this Article. The registration of a transfer of any such Share shall operate as a waiver of the Company’s lien (if any) thereon. The Company’s lien (if any) on a Share shall also extend to all dividends or any amount payable in respect of that Share.

 

48.The Company may sell, in such manner as the Directors think fit, any Shares on which the Company has a lien, if a sum in respect of which the lien exists is presently payable, and is not paid within fourteen (14) calendar days after notice has been given to the holder of the Shares, or to the person entitled to it in consequence of the death or bankruptcy of the holder, demanding payment and stating that if the notice is not complied with the Shares may be sold.

 

49.To give effect to any such sale the Directors may authorise any person to execute an instrument of transfer of the Shares sold to, or in accordance with the directions of, the purchaser. The purchaser or the purchaser’s nominee shall be registered as the holder of the Shares comprised in any such transfer, and the purchaser shall not be bound to see to the application of the purchase money, nor shall the purchaser’s title to the Shares be affected by any irregularity or invalidity in the sale or the exercise of the Company’s power of sale under these Articles.

 

50.The net proceeds of such sale, after payment of costs, shall be applied in payment of such part of the amount in respect of which the lien exists as is presently payable and any residue shall (subject to a like lien for sums not presently payable as existed upon the Shares before the sale) be paid to the person entitled to the Shares at the date of the sale.

 

CALL ON SHARES

 

51.Subject to the terms of the allotment the Directors may from time to time make calls upon the Shareholders in respect of any monies unpaid on their Shares (whether in respect of par value or premium), and each Shareholder shall (subject to receiving at least fourteen (14) calendar days’ notice specifying the time or times of payment) pay to the Company at the time or times so specified the amount called on the Shares. A call may be revoked or postponed as the Directors may determine. A call may be required to be paid by instalments. A person upon whom a call is made shall remain liable for calls made upon them notwithstanding the subsequent transfer of the Shares in respect of which the call was made.

 

52.A call shall be deemed to have been made at the time when the resolution of the Directors authorising such call was passed.

 

53.The joint holders of a Share shall be jointly and severally liable to pay all calls in respect thereof.

 

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54.If a sum called in respect of a Share is not paid before or on the day appointed for payment thereof, the person from whom the sum is due shall pay interest upon the sum at the rate of eight percent per annum from the day appointed for the payment thereof to the time of the actual payment, but the Directors shall be at liberty to waive payment of that interest wholly or in part.

 

55.An amount payable in respect of a Share on allotment or at any fixed date, whether on account of the par value of the Share or premium or otherwise, shall be deemed to be a call and if it is not paid all the provisions of these Articles shall apply as if that amount had become due and payable by virtue of a call.

 

56.The Directors may make arrangements on the issue of Shares for a difference between the Shareholders as to the amount and times of payment of calls, or the interest to be paid.

 

57.The Directors may, if they think fit, receive an amount from any Shareholder willing to advance all or any part of the monies uncalled and unpaid upon any Shares held by such Shareholder, and upon all or any of the monies so advanced may (until the same would, but for such advance, become presently payable) pay interest at such rate (not exceeding without the sanction of an Ordinary Resolution, eight percent per annum) as may be agreed upon between the Directors and the Shareholder paying such amount in advance.

 

58.No such amount paid in advance of calls shall entitle the Shareholder paying such amount to any portion of a dividend declared in respect of any period prior to the date upon which such amount would, but for such payment, become payable.

 

FORFEITURE OF SHARES

 

59.If a call remains unpaid after it has become due and payable the Directors may give to the person from whom it is due not less than fourteen (14) calendar days’ notice requiring payment of the amount unpaid together with any interest which may have accrued. The notice shall specify where payment is to be made and shall state that if the notice is not complied with the Shares in respect of which the call was made will be liable to be forfeited.

 

60.If the notice is not complied with any Share in respect of which it was given may, before the payment required by the notice has been made, be forfeited by a resolution of the Directors. Such forfeiture shall include all dividends or other monies declared payable in respect of the forfeited Share and not paid before the forfeiture.

 

61.A forfeited Share may be sold, re-allotted or otherwise disposed of on such terms and in such manner as the Directors think fit and at any time before a sale, re-allotment or disposition the forfeiture may be cancelled on such terms as the Directors think fit. Where for the purposes of its disposal a forfeited Share is to be transferred to any person the Directors may authorise some person to execute an instrument of transfer of the Share in favour of that person.

 

62.A person any of whose Shares have been forfeited shall cease to be a Shareholder in respect of them and shall surrender to the Company for cancellation the certificate for the Shares forfeited and shall remain liable to pay to the Company all monies which at the date of forfeiture were payable by such person to the Company in respect of those Shares together with interest, but such person’s liability shall cease if and when the Company shall have received payment in full of all monies due and payable by such person in respect of those Shares.

 

63.A certificate in writing under the hand of one Director or officer of the Company that a Share has been forfeited on a specified date shall be conclusive evidence of the fact as against all persons claiming to be entitled to the Share. The certificate shall (subject to the execution of any instrument of transfer) constitute a good title to the Share and the person to whom the Share is disposed of shall not be bound to see to the application of the purchase money, if any, nor shall such person’s title to the Share be affected by any irregularity or invalidity in the proceedings in reference to the forfeiture, sale or disposal of the Share.

 

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64.The provisions of these Articles as to forfeiture shall apply in the case of non-payment of any sum which, by the terms of issue of a Share, becomes payable at a fixed time, whether on account of the par value of the Share or by way of premium as if it had been payable by virtue of a call duly made and notified.

 

ALTERATION OF SHARE CAPITAL

 

65.Subject to the rights of Class B Ordinary Shares, including under Article 21(c)(iv), the Company may from time to time by Ordinary Resolution:

 

(a)increase its share capital by such sum to be divided into Shares of such amounts as the resolution shall prescribe;

 

(b)consolidate and divide all or any of its share capital into Shares of a larger amount than its existing Shares;

 

(c)sub-divide its existing Shares or any of them into Shares of a smaller amount; provided, that in the subdivision the proportion between the amount paid and the amount, if any, unpaid on each reduced Share shall be the same as it was in case of the Share from which the reduced Share is derived; or

 

(d)cancel any Shares which, at the date of the passing of the resolution, have not been taken or agreed to be taken by any person and diminish the amount of its share capital by the amount of the Shares so cancelled.

 

66.All new Shares created hereunder shall be subject to the same provisions with reference to the payment of calls, liens, transfer, transmission, forfeiture, and otherwise as the Shares in the original share capital.

 

67.Subject to the Companies Act and the rights of Class B Ordinary Shares, including under Article 21(c)(iv), the Company may by Special Resolution from time to time reduce its share capital and any capital redemption reserve in any way, and in particular, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, may:

 

(a)cancel any paid-up share capital which is lost, or which is not represented by available assets; or

 

(b)pay off any paid-up share capital which is in excess of the requirements of the Company,

 

and may, if and so far as is necessary, alter the Memorandum by reducing the amounts of its share capital and of its Shares accordingly.

 

GENERAL MEETINGS

 

68.All general meetings of the Company other than annual general meetings shall be called extraordinary general meetings. The Company shall hold an annual general meeting and shall specify the meeting as such in the notices calling it.  The annual general meeting shall be held at such time and place as the Directors shall determine. At these annual general meetings, the report of the Directors (if any) shall be presented.

 

69.The Directors may proceed to convene a general meeting whenever they think fit, including, without limitation, for the purposes of considering a liquidation of the Company, and they shall convene a general meeting on the requisition of the Shareholders in accordance with these Articles.

 

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70.A Shareholders requisition is a requisition in writing of:

 

(a)Shareholders holding at the date of deposit of the requisition not less than one third of the votes that may be cast by all of the issued share capital of the Company as at that date carries the right of voting at general meetings of the Company; or

 

(b)the holders of Class B Ordinary Shares entitled to cast a majority of the votes that all Class B Ordinary Shares are entitled to cast.

 

71.The requisition must state the objects of the meeting and must be signed by the requisitionists and deposited at the principal place of business of the Company (with a copy forwarded to the Registered Office), and may consist of several documents in like form each signed by one or more requisitionists.

 

72.If the Directors do not within 21 calendar days from the date of the deposit of the requisition duly proceed to convene a general meeting to be held within a further 21 calendar days, the requisitionists, or any of them representing more than one half of the total voting rights of all of them, may themselves convene a general meeting, but any meeting so convened shall not be held after the expiration of three months after the expiration of the second said 21 calendar days.

 

73.A general meeting convened as aforesaid by requisitionists shall be convened in the same manner as nearly as possible as that in which general meetings are convened by the Directors. A general meeting may be convened in the Cayman Islands or at such other location, as the Directors think fit.

 

NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETINGS

 

74.At least seven (7) calendar days’ notice in writing shall be given for any general meeting.  Every notice shall be exclusive of the day on which it is given or deemed to be given and shall specify the place, the day and the hour of the meeting and the general nature of the business to be conducted at the meeting and shall be given in the manner hereinafter mentioned or in such other manner if any as may be prescribed by the Company by Ordinary Resolution, provided, that a general meeting of the Company shall, whether or not the notice specified in this Article 74 has been given and whether or not the provisions of these Articles regarding general meetings have been complied with, be deemed to have been duly convened if it is so agreed:

 

(a)in the case of an annual general meeting by all the Shareholders (or their proxies) entitled to attend and vote thereat; and

 

(b)in the case of an extraordinary general meeting, by Shareholders (or their proxies) having a right to attend and vote at the meeting, together holding Shares entitling the holders thereof to not less than two-thirds of the votes entitled to be cast at such extraordinary general meeting.

 

75.The accidental omission to give notice of a general meeting to or the non-receipt of a notice of a general meeting by any person entitled to receive such notice shall not invalidate the proceedings at that general meeting.

 

PROCEEDINGS AT GENERAL MEETINGS

 

76.No business shall be transacted at any general meeting unless a quorum is present at the time when the meeting proceeds to business. One or more Shareholders holding not less than one-third of the total issued share capital of the Company in issue present in person or by proxy and entitled to vote shall be a quorum for all purposes; provided, that, from and after the Acquisition Effective Time where there are Class B Ordinary Shares in issue, the presence in person or by proxy of holders of a majority of the issued Class B Ordinary Shares shall be required in any event.

 

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77.Save as otherwise provided for in these Articles, if within half an hour from the time appointed for the meeting a quorum is not present, the meeting, if convened on the requisition of or by Shareholders, shall be dissolved. In any other case it shall stand adjourned to the same day in the next week, at the same time and place or to such other day and at such other time and place as the Chairperson may determine and if at such adjourned meeting a quorum is not present within half an hour from the time appointed for holding the meeting, the meeting shall be dissolved.

 

78.If the Directors wish to make this facility available for a specific general meeting or all general meetings of the Company, attendance and participation in any general meeting of the Company may be by means of Communication Facilities. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Directors may determine that any general meeting may be held as a Virtual Meeting. The notice of any general meeting at which Communication Facilities will be utilized (including any Virtual Meeting) must disclose the Communication Facilities that will be used, including the procedures to be followed by any Shareholder or other participant of the meeting who wishes to utilize such Communication Facilities for the purposes of attending and participating in such meeting, including attending and casting any vote thereat.

 

79.The Chairperson, if any, of the Board of Directors shall preside as chairperson at every general meeting. If there is no such Chairperson, or if at any general meeting the appointed chairperson is not present within fifteen (15) minutes after the time appointed for holding the meeting or is unwilling to act as chairperson of the meeting, any Director or person nominated by the Directors shall preside as chairperson of that meeting, failing which the Shareholders present shall choose any person present to be chairperson of that meeting.

 

80.The chairperson of any general meeting (including any Virtual Meeting) shall be entitled to attend and participate at any such general meeting by means of Communication Facilities, and to act as the chairperson of such general meeting, in which event the following provisions shall apply:

 

(a)The chairperson of the meeting shall be deemed to be present at the meeting; and

 

(b)If the Communication Facilities are interrupted or fail for any reason to enable the chairperson of the meeting to hear and be heard by all other persons participating in the meeting, then the other Directors present at the meeting shall choose another Director present to act as chairperson of the meeting for the remainder of the meeting; provided that if no other Director is present at the meeting, or if all the Directors present decline to take the chair, then the meeting shall be automatically adjourned to the same day in the next week and at such time and place as shall be decided by the Board of Directors.

 

81.The chairperson of the general meeting may with the consent of any general meeting at which a quorum is present (and shall if so directed by the meeting) adjourn the meeting from time to time and from place to place (provided, that no general meeting called by a holder of Class B Ordinary Shares may be adjourned unless a quorum does not exist), but no business shall be transacted at any adjourned meeting except business which might lawfully have been transacted at the meeting from which the adjournment took place. When a meeting is adjourned for ten (10) calendar days or more, not less than seven (7) calendar days’ notice in writing specifying the place, the day and the hour of the adjourned meeting shall be given as in the case of the original meeting but it shall not be necessary to specify in such notice the nature of the business to be transacted at the adjourned meeting. Save as aforesaid, it shall not be necessary to give any notice of an adjournment or of the business to be transacted at an adjourned meeting.

 

82.The Directors may cancel or postpone any duly convened general meeting at any time prior to such meeting, except for general meetings requisitioned by the Shareholders in accordance with these Articles, for any reason or for no reason, upon notice in writing to Shareholders. A postponement may be for a stated period of any length or indefinitely as the Directors may determine.

 

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83.At any general meeting a resolution put to the vote of the meeting shall be decided by way of a poll and not on a show of hands.

 

84.A poll shall be taken in such manner and at such place as the chairperson of the meeting may direct (including the use of a ballot or voting papers, or tickets) and the result of a poll shall be deemed to be the resolution of the meeting.

 

85.All questions submitted to a meeting shall be decided by an Ordinary Resolution except where a greater majority is required by these Articles or by the Companies Act.

 

VOTES OF SHAREHOLDERS

 

86.Subject to any rights and restrictions for the time being attached to any class or classes of Shares, including in Articles 21(c)(iv) and 21(d), each Class A Ordinary Share shall be entitled to one (1) vote on all matters subject to a vote of the Shareholders, and each Class B Ordinary Share shall be entitled to twenty (20) votes on all matters subject to a vote of the Shareholders.

 

87.In the case of joint holders of a Share, the vote of the senior holder who tenders a vote, whether in person or by proxy, shall be accepted to the exclusion of the votes of the other joint holders, and for this purpose seniority shall be determined by the order in which the names stand in the Register of Members in respect of the Shares.

 

88.A Shareholder who has appointed special or general attorneys or a Shareholder who is subject to a disability may vote, by such Shareholder’s attorney, committee, receiver, curator bonis or other person in the nature of a committee, receiver, or curator bonis appointed by a court and such attorney, committee, receiver, curator bonis or other person may vote by proxy; provided that such evidence as the Directors may require of the authority of the person claiming to vote shall, unless otherwise waived by the Directors, have been deposited at the Registered Office not less than forty eight (48) hours before the time for holding the meeting or adjourned meeting at which such person claims to vote. No Shareholder shall be entitled to vote at any general meeting unless all calls or other sums presently payable by him in respect of Shares in the Company have been paid.

 

89.No objection shall be raised to the qualification of any voter except at the meeting or adjourned meeting at which the vote objected to is given or tendered, and every vote not disallowed at such meeting shall be valid for all purposes. Any such objection made in due time shall be referred to the chairperson of the meeting, whose decision shall be final and conclusive.

 

90.On a poll votes may be given either personally or by proxy and a Shareholder entitled to more than one vote need not, if the Shareholder votes, use all their votes or cast all the votes the Shareholder uses in the same way.

 

91.The instrument appointing a proxy shall be in writing under the hand of the appointor or of the appointor’s attorney duly authorised in writing, or if the appointor is a corporation, either under its common seal or under the hand of an officer or attorney so authorised.

 

92.Any person (whether a Shareholder or not) may be appointed to act as a proxy. A Shareholder may appoint more than one proxy to attend on the same occasion. Where a Shareholder appoints more than one proxy the instrument of proxy shall specify the number of Shares in respect of which each proxy is entitled to exercise the related votes.

 

93.The instrument appointing a proxy and the power of attorney or other authority (if any) under which it is signed, or a certified copy of such power or authority, must be deposited at the Registered Office, or at such other place as is specified for that purpose in the notice of meeting or in the instrument of proxy issued by the Company:

 

(a)not less than 48 hours before the time for holding the general meeting or adjourned meeting at which the person named in the instrument proposes to vote; or

 

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(b)not less than 24 hours before the time appointed for the taking of the poll,

 

provided, that the Directors may in the notice convening the general meeting, or in an instrument of proxy sent out by the Company, direct that the instrument appointing a proxy may be deposited (no later than the time for holding the meeting or adjourned meeting) at the Registered Office or at such other place as is specified for that purpose in the notice convening the meeting, or in any instrument of proxy sent out by the Company.  The chairperson of the meeting may in any event at his discretion direct that an instrument of proxy shall be deemed to have been duly deposited.  An instrument of proxy that is not deposited in the manner permitted, or which has not been declared to have been duly deposited by the chairperson, shall be invalid.

 

94.An instrument of proxy shall:

 

(a)be in any common form or in such other form as the Directors may approve;

 

(b)be deemed to confer authority to vote on any amendment of a resolution put to the general meeting for which it is given as the proxy thinks fit; and

 

(c)subject to its terms, be valid for any adjournment of the general meeting for which it is given.

 

95.The Directors may at the expense of the Company send to the Shareholders instruments of proxy (with or without prepaid postage for their return) for use at any general meeting, either in blank or nominating in the alternative any one or more of the Directors or any other persons. If for the purpose of any general meeting invitations to appoint as proxy a person or one of a number of persons specified in the invitations are issued at the expense of the Company, such invitations shall be issued to all (and not to some only) of the Shareholders entitled to be sent a notice of the meeting and to vote thereat by proxy.

 

96.A vote given in accordance with the terms of an instrument of proxy shall be valid notwithstanding the death or insanity of the principal or the revocation of the instrument of proxy, or of the authority under which the instrument of proxy was executed, or the transfer of the share in respect of which the proxy is given provided that no intimation in writing of such death, insanity, revocation or transfer shall have been received by the Company at the Registered Office before commencement of the meeting or adjourned meeting at which the instrument of proxy is used.

 

97.Anything which under these Articles a Shareholder may do by proxy that Shareholder may also do by a duly appointed attorney. The provisions of these Articles relating to proxies and instruments appointing proxies apply, mutatis mutandis, to any such attorney and the instrument appointing that attorney.

 

CORPORATIONS ACTING BY REPRESENTATIVES AT MEETINGS

 

98.Any Shareholder which is a corporation or other non-natural person may, in accordance with its constitutional documents, or in the absence of such provision by a resolution of its directors or other governing body, authorise such person as it thinks fit to act as its representative at any meeting or meetings of the Company. The person so authorised shall be entitled to exercise the same powers on behalf of such corporation or other non-natural person as the corporation or other non-natural person could exercise if it were a Shareholder who was an individual and such corporation or other non-natural person shall for the purposes of these Articles be deemed to be present in person at any such meeting if a person so authorised is present.

 

CLEARING HOUSES

 

99.If a recognised clearing house (or its nominee(s)) or depositary (or its nominee(s)) is a Shareholder of the Company it may authorise such person(s) as it thinks fit to act as its representative(s) at any general meeting of the Company or of any class of Shareholders of the Company; provided, that, if more than one person is so authorised, the authorisation shall specify the number and class of shares in respect of which each such person is so authorised.  Each person so authorised pursuant to this Article shall be deemed to have been duly authorised without further evidence of the facts and shall be entitled to exercise the same powers on behalf of the recognised clearing house (or its nominee(s)) or depositary (or its nominee(s)) which he represents as that recognised clearing house (or its nominee(s)) or depositary (or its nominee(s)) could exercise if it were an individual Shareholder holding the number and class of shares specified in such authorisation.

 

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WRITTEN RESOLUTIONS OF SHAREHOLDERS

 

100.A resolution (including a Special Resolution) in writing signed by all the Shareholders for the time being entitled to receive notice of, attend and vote at a general meeting (or, being entities, signed by their duly authorised representatives) shall be as valid and effective as a resolution passed at a general meeting duly convened and held and may consist of several documents in the like form each signed by one or more of the Shareholders.

 

DIRECTORS

 

101.(a) Unless otherwise determined by the Company by Ordinary Resolution, the number of Directors shall not be less than two (2) Directors and the exact number of Directors shall be determined from time to time by the Board of Directors.

 

(b)The Chairperson shall be Danny Yeung, as long as Danny Yeung is a Director. In the event that Danny Yeung is not a Director, the Board of Directors shall elect and appoint a Chairperson by the affirmative vote of a simple majority of the Directors then in office, and the period for which the Chairperson will hold office will also be determined by the affirmative vote of a simple majority of the Directors then in office. The Chairperson shall preside as chairperson at every meeting of the Board of Directors. To the extent the Chairperson is not present at a meeting of the Board of Directors within fifteen minutes after the time appointed for holding the same, the attending Directors may choose one of their member to be the chairperson of that meeting.

 

(c)An appointment of a Director may be on terms that the Director shall automatically retire from office (unless he has sooner vacated office) at the next or a subsequent annual general meeting or upon any specified event or after any specified period in a written agreement between the Company and the Director, if any; but no such term shall be implied in the absence of express provision. Each Director whose term of office expires shall be eligible for re-election at a general meeting of the Company or re-appointment by the Board of Directors.

 

102.A Director shall not be required to hold any Shares in the Company by way of qualification.  A Director who is not a Shareholder of the Company shall nevertheless be entitled to receive notice of and to attend and speak at general meetings of the Company and all classes of Shares of the Company.

 

103.The Company may, by Ordinary Resolution, appoint any person to be a Director and may in like manner remove any Director and may appoint another person in the Director’s stead. Without prejudice to the power of the Company by Ordinary Resolution to appoint a person to be a Director, the Board of Directors, so long as a quorum of Directors remains in office, shall have the power at any time and from time to time to appoint any person to be a Director so as to fill a casual vacancy or as an addition to the existing Board of Directors or otherwise.

 

104.Each Director shall be entitled to such remuneration as approved by the Board of Directors or by Ordinary Resolution and this may be in addition to such remuneration as may be payable under any other Article. Such remuneration shall be deemed to accrue from day to day. The Directors and the Secretary may also be paid all travelling, hotel and other expenses properly incurred by them in attending and returning from meetings of the Directors or any committee of the Directors or general meetings or in connection with the business of the Company. The Directors may, in addition to such remuneration as aforesaid, grant special remuneration to any Director who, being called upon, shall perform any special or extra services to or at the request of the Company.

 

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105.Each Director shall have the power to nominate in writing another Director or any other person to act as alternate Director in the Director’s place at any meeting of the Directors at which the Director is unable to be present and at the Director’s discretion to remove such alternate Director. On such appointment being made the alternate Director shall (except as regards the power to appoint an alternate Director or as provided otherwise in the form of appointment) be subject in all respects to the terms and conditions existing with reference to the other Directors and each alternate Director, whilst acting in the place of an absent Director, shall exercise and discharge all the functions, powers and duties of the Director being represented. Any Director who is appointed as alternate Director shall be entitled at a meeting of the Directors to cast a vote on behalf of their appointor in addition to the vote to which such Director is entitled in his or her own capacity as a Director, and shall also be considered as two Directors for the purpose of making a quorum of Directors. Any person appointed as an alternate Director shall automatically vacate such office as an alternate Director if and when the Director by whom the alternate Director has been appointed vacates his or her office of Director. The remuneration of an alternate Director shall be payable out of the remuneration of the Director appointing such alternate Director and shall be agreed between them.

 

106.Every instrument appointing an alternate Director shall be in any usual or common form or such other form as the Directors may approve.

 

107.The appointment and removal of an alternate Director shall take effect when lodged at the Registered Office or delivered at a meeting of the Directors.

 

108.Any Director may appoint any individual, whether or not a Director, to be the proxy of that Director to attend and vote on his behalf, in accordance with instructions given by that Director, or in the absence of such instructions at the discretion of the proxy, at a meeting or meetings of the Directors which that Director is unable to attend personally.  The instrument appointing the proxy shall be in writing under the hand of the appointing Director and shall be in any usual or common form or such other form as the Directors may approve, and must be lodged with the chairperson of the meeting at which such proxy is to be used, or first used, prior to the commencement of the meeting.

 

109.The office of a Director shall be vacated in any of the following events namely:

 

(a)if the Director resigns their office by notice in writing signed by such Director and left at the Registered Office;

 

(b)if the Director becomes bankrupt or makes any arrangement or composition with such Director’s creditors generally;

 

(c)if the Director dies or is found to be or becomes of unsound mind;

 

(d)if the Director ceases to be a Director by virtue of, or becomes prohibited from being a Director by reason of, an order made under any provisions of any law or enactment;

 

(e)if the Director is removed from office by notice addressed to such Director at their last known address and signed by all of the co-Directors (not being less than two in number); or

 

(f)if the Director is removed from office by Ordinary Resolution.

 

110.The Board of Directors may, from time to time, and except as required by applicable law or the Designated Stock Exchange Rules, adopt, institute, amend, modify or revoke the corporate governance policies or initiatives, which shall be intended to set forth the policies of the Company and the Board of Directors on various corporate governance related matters as the Board of Directors shall determine by resolution of Directors from time to time.

 

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TRANSACTIONS WITH DIRECTORS

 

111.A Director or alternate Director may hold any other office or place of profit under the Company (other than the office of Auditor) in conjunction with his office of Director on such terms as to tenure of office and otherwise as the Directors may determine. A Director or alternate Director may act by himself or by, through or on behalf of his firm in a professional capacity for the Company and he or his firm shall be entitled to remuneration for professional services as if he were not a Director or alternate Director; provided, that nothing herein contained shall authorise a Director or his firm to act as Auditor to the Company.

 

112.No Director or intending Director shall be disqualified by their office from contracting with the Company either as vendor, purchaser or otherwise, nor shall any such contract or any contract or arrangement entered into by or on behalf of the Company in which any Director is in any way interested be liable to be avoided, nor shall any Director so contracting or being so interested be liable to account to the Company for any profit realised by any such contract or arrangement by reason of such Director holding that office or of the fiduciary relationship thereby established, but the nature of the Director’s interest must be declared by such Director at the meeting of the Directors at which the question of entering into the contract or arrangement is first taken into consideration, or if the Director was not at the date of that meeting interested in the proposed contract or arrangement, then at the next meeting of the Directors held after such Director becomes so interested, and in a case where the Director becomes interested in a contract or arrangement after it is made, then at the first meeting of the Directors held after such Director becomes so interested.

 

113.In the absence of some other material interest than is indicated below, provided a Director who is in any way, whether directly or indirectly, interested in a contract or proposed contract with the Company declares (whether by specific or general notice) the nature of their interest at a meeting of the Directors that Director may vote in respect of any contract or proposed contract or arrangement notwithstanding that such Director may be interested therein and if such Director does so his vote shall be counted and such Director may be counted in the quorum at any meeting of the Directors at which any such contract or proposed contract or arrangement shall come before the meeting for consideration. A general notice that a Director or alternate Director is a shareholder, director, officer or employee of any specified firm or company and is to be regarded as interested in any transaction with such firm or company shall be sufficient disclosure for the purposes of voting on a resolution in respect of a contract or transaction in which he has an interest and he may be counted in the quorum, and after such general notice it shall not be necessary to give special notice relating to any particular transaction.

 

114.Where proposals are under consideration concerning the appointment (including fixing or varying the terms of appointment) of two or more Directors to offices or employments with the Company or any company in which the Company is interested, such proposals may be divided and considered in relation to each Director separately and in such cases each of the Directors concerned shall be entitled to vote (and be counted in the quorum) in respect of each resolution except that concerning the Director’s own appointment.

 

115.Any Director may continue to be or become a director, managing director, manager or other officer or shareholder of any company promoted by the Company or in which the Company may be interested, and no such Director shall be accountable for any remuneration or other benefits received by the Director as a director, managing director, manager or other officer or shareholder of any such other company. The Directors may exercise the voting power conferred by the shares in any other company held or owned by the Company or exercisable by them as directors of such other company, in such manner in all respects as they think fit (including the exercise thereof in favour of any resolution appointing themselves or any of them directors, managing directors or other officers of such company, or voting or providing for the payment of remuneration to the directors, managing directors or other officers of such company).

 

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POWERS AND DUTIES OF DIRECTORS

 

116.The business of the Company shall be managed by the Directors, who may exercise all such powers of the Company as are not by the Companies Act or by these Articles required to be exercised by the Company in general meeting, subject nevertheless to any regulations of these Articles, to the Companies Act, and to such regulations being not inconsistent with the aforesaid regulations or provisions as may be prescribed by the Company in general meeting, but no regulations made by the Company in general meeting shall invalidate any prior act of the Directors which would have been valid if such regulations had not been made. The general powers given by this Article shall not be limited or restricted by any special authority or power given to the Directors by any other Article.

 

117.Subject to these Articles, the Directors may from time to time appoint any individual, whether or not a Director of the Company, to hold such office in the Company as the Directors may think necessary for the administration of the Company, including without prejudice to the foregoing generality, the office of the Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Financial Officer, one or more Vice Presidents, Managers or Controllers, and for such term and at such remuneration (whether by way of salary or commission or participation in profits or partly in one way and partly in another), and with such powers and duties as the Directors may think fit.  Unless otherwise specified in the terms of the officer’s appointment an officer may be removed by resolution of the Directors or by Ordinary Resolution of the Shareholders. The Directors may also appoint one or more of their body (but not an alternate Director) to the office of managing director upon like terms, but any such appointment shall ipso facto determine if any managing director ceases from any cause to be a Director, or if the Shareholders by Ordinary Resolution resolves that his tenure of office be terminated.

 

118.The Directors may from time to time and at any time by power of attorney or otherwise appoint any person, whether nominated directly or indirectly by the Directors, to be the attorney or attorneys or authorised signatory of the Company for such purposes and with such powers authorities and discretions (not exceeding those vested in or exercisable by the Directors under these Articles) and for such period and subject to such conditions as they may think fit, and any such appointment may contain such provisions for the protection and convenience of persons dealing with any such attorneys or authorised signatory as the Directors may think fit, and may also authorise any such attorney or authorised signatory to sub-delegate all or any of the powers, authorities and discretions vested in such attorney or authorised signatory. The Directors may also appoint any person to be the agent of the Company for such purposes and with such powers, authorities and discretions (not exceeding those vested in or exercisable by the Directors under these Articles) and for such period and on such conditions as they determine, including authority for the agent to delegate all or any of their powers.

 

119.The Directors may from time to time provide for the management of the affairs of the Company in such manner as they shall think fit and the provisions contained in the following paragraphs shall be without prejudice to the general powers conferred by this paragraph.

 

120.All cheques, promissory notes, drafts, bills of exchange and other negotiable or transferable instruments drawn by the Company, and all receipts for monies paid to the Company shall be signed, drawn, accepted, endorsed or otherwise executed, as the case may be, in such manner as the Directors shall from time to time by resolution determine.

 

121.The Directors from time to time and at any time may establish any committees, local boards or agencies for managing any of the affairs of the Company and may appoint any persons to be members of such committees, local boards or agencies, and may appoint any managers or agents of the Company and may fix the remuneration of any of the aforesaid.

 

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PROCEEDINGS OF DIRECTORS

 

122.The Directors may meet together (whether within or outside the Cayman Islands) for the dispatch of business, adjourn and otherwise regulate their meetings, as they think fit. Questions and matters arising at any meeting shall be determined by a majority of votes. Each Director present in person or represented by his proxy or alternate shall be entitled to one (1) vote in deciding matters deliberated at any meeting of the Directors. Before the Acquisition Effective Time, in the case of an equality of votes, the Chairperson shall not have a second or casting vote and the resolution shall fail. From and after the Acquisition Effective Time, in the case of an equality of votes, the Chairperson shall have a second or casting vote. A Director may, and the Secretary on the requisition of a Director shall, at any time summon a meeting of the Directors.

 

123.At least three (3) Business Days’ notice in writing shall be given to all Directors and their respective alternates (if any) for a Board of Directors meeting which notice shall specify a date, time and agenda for such meeting; provided, that such notice period may be reduced or waived with the consent of all the Directors or their respective alternates (if any) either at, before or after the meeting is held; provided, further, that such notice period may, in the event of an emergency as determined by a majority of all Directors, be shortened to such notice period as the Chairperson may determine to be appropriate.  The applicable notice period under this Article 123 for the applicable meeting of the Board of Directors shall be referred to as the Notice Period.

 

124.An agenda identifying in reasonable detail the issues to be considered by the Directors at any such meeting and copies (in printed or electronic form) of any relevant papers to be discussed at the meeting together with all relevant information shall be provided to and received by all Directors and their alternates (if any) within the Notice Period.  The agenda for each meeting shall include any matter submitted to the Company by any Director within the Notice Period.

 

125.Unless approved by all Directors (whether or not present or represented at such meeting), matters not set out in the agenda need not be considered at a Board of Directors meeting.

 

126.A Director or Directors may participate in any meeting of the Board of Directors, or of any committee appointed by the Board of Directors of which such Director or Directors are members, by means of Communication Facilities and such participation shall be deemed to constitute presence in person at the meeting.

 

127.The quorum necessary for the transaction of the business of the Directors may be fixed by the Directors and unless so fixed shall be a majority of the Directors then in office,  including the Chairperson; provided, however, a quorum shall nevertheless exist at a meeting at which a quorum would exist but for the fact that the Chairperson is voluntarily absent from the meeting and notifies the Board of Directors his decision to be absent from that meeting, before or at the meeting; provided, further, that a Director and his appointed alternate Director shall be considered only one person for this purpose. A Director represented by proxy or by an alternate Director at any meeting shall be deemed to be present for the purposes of determining whether or not a quorum is present. If a quorum is not present at a Board of Directors meeting within thirty (30) minutes following the time appointed for such Board of Directors meeting, the relevant meeting shall be adjourned for a period of at least three (3) Business Days and the presence of any two (2) Directors shall constitute a quorum at such adjourned meeting.  A meeting of the Directors at which a quorum is present when the meeting proceeds to business shall be competent to exercise all powers and discretions for the time being exercisable by the Directors.

 

128.The continuing Directors or sole continuing Director may act notwithstanding any vacancies in their body, but if and so long as their number is reduced below the minimum number fixed by or pursuant to these Articles, then the continuing Directors or Director may act only to summon a general meeting of the Company, but for no other purpose.

 

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129.Without prejudice to the powers conferred by these Articles, the Directors from time to time and at any time may establish and delegate any of their powers to committees consisting of such member or members of their body as they think fit, and may authorise the members for the time being of any such committee, or any of them, to fill up any vacancies therein and to act notwithstanding vacancies.. Any committee so formed shall, in the exercise of the powers so delegated, conform to any regulations that may be imposed on them by the Directors. The Directors may adopt formal written charters for committees.

 

130.The meetings and proceedings of any such committee consisting of two or more Directors shall be governed by the provisions of these Articles regulating the meetings and proceedings of the Directors so far as the same are applicable and are not superseded by any regulations made by the Directors under the preceding Article.

 

131.A committee appointed by the Directors may elect a chairperson of its meetings.  If no such chairperson is elected, or if at any meeting the chairperson is not present within fifteen minutes after the time appointed for holding the same, the members present may choose one of their number to be chairperson of the meeting. A committee appointed by the Directors may meet and adjourn as it thinks proper.  Questions arising at any meeting shall be determined by a majority of votes of the committee members present and in case of an equality of votes the chairperson of the committee shall have a second or casting vote.

 

132.All acts done by any meeting of the Directors or of a committee of Directors, or by any individual acting as a Director, shall notwithstanding that it be afterwards discovered that there was some defect in the appointment of any such Director or individual acting as aforesaid, or that they or any of them were disqualified, or had vacated office, or were not entitled to vote, be as valid as if every such individual had been duly appointed and was qualified and had continued to be a Director and had been entitled to vote.

 

133.The Directors shall cause minutes to be made of:

 

(a)all appointments of officers made by the Directors;

 

(b)the names of the Directors present at each meeting of the Directors and of any committee of Directors; and

 

(c)all resolutions and proceedings of all meetings of the Company and of the Directors and of any committee of Directors.

 

Any such minutes, if purporting to be signed by the chairperson of the meeting at which the proceedings took place, or by the chairperson of the next succeeding meeting, shall, until the contrary be proved, be conclusive evidence of the proceedings.

 

WRITTEN RESOLUTIONS OF DIRECTORS

 

134.A resolution in writing signed by all the Directors for the time being or all the members of a committee of Directors entitled to receive notice of a meeting of the Board of Directors or committee of Directors, as the case may be (an alternate Director, subject as provided otherwise in the terms of appointment of the alternate Director, being entitled to sign such a resolution on behalf of his appointer), shall be as valid and effective as a resolution passed at a duly convened meeting of the Directors or committee of Directors, as the case may be. When signed a resolution may consist of several documents in the like form each signed by one or more of the Directors (or their alternates).

 

PRESUMPTION OF ASSENT

 

135.A Director who is present at a meeting of the Board of Directors or of a committee of Directors at which action on any Company matter is taken shall be presumed to have assented to the action taken unless the Director’s dissent shall be entered in the minutes of the meeting or unless the Director shall file their written dissent from such action with the person acting as the chairperson or secretary of the meeting before the adjournment thereof or shall forward such dissent by registered mail to such person immediately after the adjournment of the meeting. Such right to dissent shall not apply to a Director who voted in favour of such action.

 

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BORROWING POWERS

 

136.The Directors may exercise all the powers of the Company to borrow money and hypothecate, mortgage, charge or pledge its undertaking, property, and assets or any part thereof, and to issue debentures, debenture stock or other securities, whether outright or as collateral security for any debt liability or obligation of the Company or of any third party.

 

SECRETARY

 

137.The Directors may appoint any person to be a Secretary who shall hold office for such term, at such remuneration and upon such conditions and with such powers as they think fit. Any Secretary so appointed by the Directors may be removed by the Directors or by the Company by Ordinary Resolution. Anything required or authorised to be done by or to the Secretary may, if the office is vacant or there is for any other reason no Secretary capable of acting, be done by or to any assistant or deputy Secretary or if there is no assistant or deputy Secretary capable of acting, by or to any officer of the Company authorised generally or specially in that behalf by the Directors, provided that any provisions of these Articles requiring or authorising a thing to be done by or to a Director and the Secretary shall not be satisfied by its being done by or to the same person acting both as Director and as, or in the place of, the Secretary.

 

138.No person shall be appointed or hold office as Secretary who is:

 

(a)the sole Director;

 

(b)a corporation the sole director of which is the sole Director; or

 

(c)the sole director of a corporation which is the sole Director.

 

THE SEAL

 

139.The Company may, if the Directors so determine, have a Seal. The Directors shall provide for the safe custody of the Seal and the Seal shall never be used except by the authority of a resolution of the Directors or of a committee of the Directors authorised by the Directors in that behalf. The Directors may keep for use outside the Cayman Islands a duplicate Seal. The Directors may from time to time as they see fit (subject to the provisions of these Articles relating to share certificates) determine the persons and the number of such persons in whose presence the Seal or the facsimile thereof shall be used, and until otherwise so determined the Seal or the duplicate thereof shall be affixed in the presence of any one Director or the Secretary, or of some other person duly authorised by the Directors.

 

DIVIDENDS, DISTRIBUTIONS AND RESERVES

 

140.Subject to the Companies Act, these Articles, and any rights and restrictions for the time being attached to any class or classes of Shares, the Directors may, in their absolute discretion, declare dividends and distributions on Shares in issue and authorise payment of the dividends or distributions out of the funds of the Company lawfully available therefor. No dividend or distribution shall be paid except out of the realised or unrealised profits of the Company, or out of the Share Premium Account, or as otherwise permitted by the Companies Act. Subject to any rights and restrictions for the time being attached to any class or classes of Shares and these Articles, the Company by Ordinary Resolution may declare dividends out of the funds of the Company lawfully available therefor, but no dividend shall exceed the amount recommended by the Directors.

 

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141.The Directors may, before recommending or declaring any dividend, set aside out of the funds legally available for distribution such sums as they think proper as a reserve or reserves which shall, at the discretion of the Directors, be applicable for meeting contingencies, or for equalising dividends or for any other purpose to which those funds may be properly applied and pending such application may, at the like discretion, either be employed in the business of the Company or be invested in such investments (other than Shares of the Company) as the Directors may from time to time think fit.

 

142.Except as otherwise provided by the rights attached to Shares, or as otherwise determined by the Directors, all dividends shall be declared and paid according to the amounts paid or credited as fully paid on the Shares, but if and so long as nothing is paid up on any of the Shares in the Company dividends may be declared and paid according to the par value of the Shares.  No amount paid on a Share in advance of calls shall, while carrying interest, be treated for the purposes of this Article as paid on the Share. If any Share is issued on terms providing that it shall rank for dividend or distribution as from a particular date, that Share shall rank for dividend or distribution accordingly.

 

143.The Directors may deduct and withhold from any dividend or distribution otherwise payable to any Shareholder all sums of money (if any) then payable by the Shareholder to the Company on account of calls or otherwise or any monies which the Company is obliged by law to pay to any taxing or other authority.

 

144.The Directors may declare that any dividend or distribution be paid wholly or partly by the distribution of specific assets and in particular of shares, debentures or securities of any other company or in any one or more of such ways and, where any difficulty arises in regard to such distribution, the Directors may settle the same as they think expedient and in particular may issue fractional Shares and fix the value for distribution of such specific assets or any part thereof and may determine that cash payments shall be made to any Shareholder upon the basis of the value so fixed in order to adjust the rights of all Shareholders and may vest any such specific assets in trustees as may seem expedient to the Directors. No dividend shall be made in specie on any Class A Ordinary Shares unless a dividend in specie in equal proportion is made on the Class B Ordinary Shares.

 

145.Any dividend, distribution, interest or other monies payable in cash in respect of Shares may be paid in any manner determined by the Directors. If paid by cheque it will be sent by mail addressed to the holder at his address in the Register of Members, or addressed to such person and at such address as the holder or joint holders may in writing direct. Every such cheque shall (unless the Directors in their sole discretion otherwise determine) be made payable to the order of the person to whom it is sent or to the order of such other person as the Shareholder entitled, or such joint holders as the case may be, may direct. Any one of two or more joint holders may give effectual receipts for any dividends, bonuses, or other monies payable in respect of the Share held by them as joint holders.

 

146.Any dividend or distribution which cannot be paid to a Shareholder and/or which remains unclaimed after six (6) months from the date of declaration of such dividend or distribution may, in the discretion of the Directors, be paid into a separate account in the Company’s name, provided that the Company shall not be constituted as a trustee in respect of that account and the dividend or distribution shall remain as a debt due to the Shareholder. Any dividend or distribution which remains unclaimed after a period of six years from the date on which such dividend or other distribution becomes payable shall be forfeited and shall revert to the Company.

 

147.No dividend or distribution shall bear interest against the Company.

 

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SHARE PREMIUM ACCOUNT

 

148.The Directors shall establish an account on the books and records of the Company to be called the Share Premium Account and shall carry to the credit of such account from time to time a sum equal to the amount or value of the premium paid on the issue of any Share.

 

ACCOUNTS

 

149.The Directors shall cause proper books of account (including, where applicable, material underlying documentation including contracts and invoices) to be kept with respect to all sums of money received and expended by the Company and the matters in respect of which the receipt or expenditure takes place, all sales and purchases of goods by the Company and the assets and liabilities of the Company. Such books of account must be retained for a minimum period of five years from the date on which they are prepared. Proper books shall not be deemed to be kept if there are not kept such books of account as are necessary to give a true and fair view of the state of the Company’s affairs and to explain its transactions.

 

150.The books of account shall be kept at the Registered Office or at such other place as the Directors think fit, and shall always be open to inspection by the Directors.

 

151.The Board of Directors shall from time to time determine whether and to what extent and at what time and places and under what conditions or articles the accounts and books of the Company or any of them shall be open to the inspection of Shareholders not being Directors, and no Shareholder (not being a Director) shall have any right of inspection of any account or book or document of the Company except as conferred by law or authorised by the Board of Directors or by Ordinary Resolution of the Shareholders.

 

152.The Directors may cause to be prepared and to be laid before the Company in general meeting profit and loss accounts, balance sheets, group accounts (if any) and such other reports and accounts as may be required by law and the listing rules of the Designated Stock Exchange.

 

153.Subject to the requirements of applicable law and the listing rules of the Designated Stock Exchange, the accounts relating to the Company’s affairs shall be audited with such financial year end as set forth in Article 180 and in such manner as may be determined from time to time by the Company by Ordinary Resolution or failing any such determination by the Directors or failing any determination as aforesaid shall not be audited.

 

AUDIT

 

154.The Directors may appoint an auditor of the Company who shall hold office until removed from office by a resolution of the Directors and may fix his or their remuneration.

 

155.Every Auditor of the Company shall have a right of access at all times to the books and accounts and vouchers of the Company and shall be entitled to require from the Directors and officers of the Company such information and explanation as may be necessary for the performance of the duties of auditors.

 

156.Auditors shall, if so required by the Directors, make a report on the accounts of the Company during their tenure of office at the next general meeting following their appointment, and at any time during their term of office, upon request of the Directors at any general meeting of the Company.

 

157.The accounts relating to the Company’s affairs shall be audited in such manner as may be determined from time to time by Ordinary Resolution of the Shareholders or failing any such determination, by the Board of Directors, or failing any determination as aforesaid, shall not be audited.

 

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CAPITALISATION OF PROFITS

 

158.Subject to the Companies Act, these Articles and any rights or restrictions for the time being attached to any class or classes of Shares, the Board of Directors may:

 

(a)resolve to capitalise any amount standing to the credit of reserves (including a share premium account, capital redemption reserve and profit and loss account) or otherwise available for distribution;

 

(b)appropriate the sum resolved to be capitalised to the Shareholders in the proportions in which such sum would have been divisible amongst such Shareholders had the same been a distribution of profits by way of dividend or other distribution, and apply that sum on their behalf in or towards:

 

(i)paying up the amounts (if any) for the time being unpaid on Shares held by them respectively; or

 

(ii)paying up in full unissued Shares or debentures of a nominal amount equal to that sum,

 

and allot the Shares or debentures, credited as fully paid, to the Shareholders (or as they may direct) in those proportions, or partly in one way and partly in the other, but the share premium account, the capital redemption reserve and profits which are not available for distribution may, for the purposes of this Article, only be applied in paying up unissued Shares to be allotted to Shareholders credited as fully paid;

 

(c)make any arrangements it thinks fit to resolve a difficulty arising in the distribution of a capitalised reserve and in particular, without limitation, where Shares or debentures become distributable in fractions the Board of Directors may deal with the fractions as it thinks fit (including provisions whereby the benefit of fractional entitlements accrue to the Company rather than to the Shareholders concerned);

 

(d)authorise a person to enter (on behalf of all the Shareholders concerned) an agreement with the Company providing for either:

 

(i)the allotment to the Shareholders respectively, credited as fully paid, of Shares or debentures to which they may be entitled on the capitalisation, or

 

(ii)the payment by the Company on behalf of the Shareholders (by the application of their respective operations of the reserves resolved to be capitalised) of the amounts or part of the amounts remaining unpaid on their existing Shares,

 

an agreement made under the authority being effective and binding on all those Shareholders; and

 

(e)generally do all acts and things required to give effect to the resolution.

 

NOTICES AND INFORMATION

 

159.Any notice or document may be served by the Company on any Shareholder:

 

(a)personally;

 

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(b)by registered post or courier to that Shareholder’s address as appearing in the Register of Members; or

 

(c)by cable, telex, facsimile, e-mail or any other electronic means should the Directors deem it appropriate.

 

160.In the case of joint holders of a Share, all notices shall be given to that one of the joint holders whose name stands first in the Register of Members in respect of the joint holding, and notice so given shall be sufficient notice to all the joint holders.

 

161.Notices posted to addresses outside the Cayman Islands shall be forwarded by prepaid airmail or a recognized courier service.

 

162.Any Shareholder present, either personally or by proxy, at any meeting of the Company shall for all purposes be deemed to have received due notice of such meeting and, where requisite, of the purposes for which such meeting was convened.

 

163.Any summons, notice, order or other document required to be sent to or served upon the Company, or upon any Director or officer of the Company may be sent or served by leaving the same or sending it through the post in a prepaid letter envelope or wrapper, addressed to the Company or to such Director or officer at the Registered Office.

 

164.Any notice or other document, if served by:

 

(a)registered post, shall be deemed to have been served five calendar days after the time when the letter containing the same is posted;

 

(b)facsimile, shall be deemed to have been served upon production by the transmitting facsimile machine of a report confirming transmission of the facsimile in full to the facsimile number of the recipient ;

 

(c)recognised courier service, shall be deemed to have been served 48 hours after the time when the letter containing the same is delivered to the courier service; or

 

(d)electronic means, shall be deemed to have been served immediately (i) upon the time of the transmission to the electronic mail address supplied by the Shareholder to the Company or (ii) upon the time of its placement on the Company’s website.

 

In proving service by post or courier service it shall be sufficient to prove that the letter containing the notice or documents was properly addressed and duly posted or delivered to the courier service.

 

165.Any notice or document delivered or sent by post to or left at the registered address of any Shareholder in accordance with these Articles shall notwithstanding that such Shareholder be then dead, bankrupt or dissolved, and whether or not the Company has notice of such death, bankruptcy or dissolution, be deemed to have been duly served in respect of any Share registered in the name of such Shareholder as sole or joint holder, unless the Shareholder’s name shall at the time of the service of the notice or document, have been removed from the Register of Members as the holder of the Share, and such service shall for all purposes be deemed a sufficient service of such notice or document on all persons interested (whether jointly with or as claiming through or under such Shareholder) in the Share.

 

166.Notice of every general meeting shall be given to:

 

(a)all Shareholders holding Shares with the right to receive notice and who have supplied to the Company an address for the giving of notices to them;

 

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(b)every person entitled to a Share in consequence of the death or bankruptcy of a Shareholder, who but for his death or bankruptcy would be entitled to receive notice of the meeting; and

 

(c)each Director and alternate Director.

 

No other person shall be entitled to receive notices of general meetings.

 

167.No Shareholder shall be entitled to require discovery of any information in respect of any detail of the Company’s trading or any information which is or may be in the nature of a trade secret or secret process which may relate to the conduct of the business of the Company and which in the opinion of the Board of Directors would not be in the interests of the Shareholders of the Company to communicate to the public.

 

168.The Board of Directors shall be entitled to release or disclose any information in its possession, custody or control regarding the Company or its affairs to any of its members including, without limitation, information contained in the Register of Members and transfer books of the Company.

 

WINDING UP AND FINAL DISTRIBUTION OF ASSETS

 

169.The Directors may present a winding up petition on behalf of the Company without the sanction of a resolution of the Shareholders passed at a general meeting.

 

170.If the Company shall be wound up the liquidator shall apply the assets of the Company in satisfaction of creditors’ claims in such manner and order as such liquidator thinks fit.

 

171.If the Company shall be wound up, and the assets available for distribution amongst the Shareholders shall be insufficient to repay the whole of the share capital, such assets shall be distributed so that, as nearly as may be, the losses shall be borne by the Shareholders in proportion to the par value of the Shares held by them. If in a winding up the assets available for distribution amongst the Shareholders shall be more than sufficient to repay the whole of the share capital at the commencement of the winding up, the surplus shall be distributed amongst the Shareholders in proportion to the par value of the Shares held by them at the commencement of the winding up subject to a deduction from those Shares in respect of which there are monies due of all monies payable to the Company for unpaid calls or otherwise. This Article is without prejudice to the rights of the holders of Shares issued upon special terms and conditions.

 

172.If the Company shall be wound up (whether the liquidation is voluntary, under supervision or by the court) the liquidator may, subject to the rights attaching to any Shares and with the authority of a Special Resolution, divide among the Shareholders in specie the whole or any part of the assets of the Company, and whether or not the assets shall consist of property of a single kind, and may for such purposes set such value as the liquidator deems fair upon any one or more class or classes of property, and may determine how such division shall be carried out as between the Shareholders. The liquidator may, with the like authority, vest any part of the assets in trustees upon such trusts for the benefit of Shareholders as the liquidator, with the like authority, shall think fit, and the liquidation of the Company may be closed and the Company dissolved, but so that no Shareholder shall be compelled to accept any assets in respect of which there is liability.

 

INDEMNITY

 

173.To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, every Director (including for the purposes of this Article any alternate Director appointed pursuant to the provisions of these Articles) or officer of the Company together with every former Director and former officer of the Company and the personal representatives of the same (but not including the Company’s auditors) (each an Indemnified Person) shall be indemnified out of the assets of the Company against any liability, action, proceeding, claim, demand, costs, damages or expenses, including legal expenses, whatsoever which they or any of them may incur as a result of any act or failure to act in carrying out their functions other than such liability (if any) that they may incur by their own dishonesty, actual fraud or wilful default. No such Indemnified Person shall be liable to the Company for any loss or damage in carrying out their functions unless that liability arises through the dishonesty, actual fraud or wilful default of such Indemnified Person. No Indemnified Person shall be found to be dishonest or have committed actual fraud or wilful default under this Article unless or until a court of competent jurisdiction shall have made a finding to that effect, and such finding shall have become final and non-appealable.

 

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174.The Directors on behalf of the Company, shall have the power to purchase and maintain insurance for the benefit of any person who is or was a Director or officer of the Company indemnifying them against any liability which may lawfully be insured against by the Company.

 

DISCLOSURE

 

175.Any Director, officer or authorised agent of the Company shall, if lawfully required to do so under the laws of any jurisdiction to which the Company is subject or in compliance with the rules of any stock exchange upon which the Company’s shares are listed, be entitled to release or disclose to any regulatory or judicial authority, or to any stock exchange upon which the Company’s shares are listed, any information in their possession regarding the affairs of the Company including, without limitation, any information contained in the Register of Members.

 

CLOSING REGISTER OF MEMBERS OR FIXING RECORD DATE

 

176.For the purpose of determining those Shareholders that are entitled to receive notice of, attend or vote at any meeting of Shareholders or any adjournment thereof, or those Shareholders that are entitled to receive payment of any dividend, or in order to make a determination as to who is a Shareholder for any other purpose, the Directors may provide that the Register of Members shall be closed for transfers for a stated period but not to exceed in any case 30 calendar days.  If the Register of Members shall be so closed for the purpose of determining those Shareholders that are entitled to receive notice of, attend or vote at a meeting of Shareholders such register shall be so closed for at least 10 calendar days immediately preceding such meeting and the record date for such determination shall be the date of the closure of the Register of Members.

 

177.In lieu of or apart from closing the Register of Members, the Directors may fix in advance a date as the record date for any such determination of those Shareholders that are entitled to receive notice of, attend or vote at a meeting of the Shareholders and for the purpose of determining those Shareholders that are entitled to receive payment of any dividend, the Directors may, at or within 90 calendar days prior to the date of declaration of such dividend fix a subsequent date as the record date of such determination.

 

178.If the Register of Members is not so closed and no record date is fixed for the determination of those Shareholders entitled to receive notice of, attend or vote at a meeting of Shareholders or those Shareholders that are entitled to receive payment of a dividend, the date on which notice of the meeting is sent or the date on which the resolution of the Directors declaring such dividend is adopted, as the case may be, shall be the record date for such determination of Shareholders.  When a determination of those Shareholders that are entitled to receive notice of, attend or vote at a meeting of Shareholders has been made as provided in this section, such determination shall apply to any adjournment thereof.

 

REGISTRATION BY WAY OF CONTINUATION

 

179.The Company may by Special Resolution resolve to be registered by way of continuation in a jurisdiction outside the Cayman Islands or such other jurisdiction in which it is for the time being incorporated, registered or existing. The Directors may cause an application to be made to the Registrar of Companies to deregister the Company in the Cayman Islands or such other jurisdiction in which it is for the time being incorporated, registered or existing and may cause all such further steps as they consider appropriate to be taken to effect the transfer by way of continuation of the Company.

 

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FINANCIAL YEAR

 

180.The Directors shall determine the financial year of the Company and may change the same from time to time. Unless they determine otherwise, the financial year of the Company shall end on December 31st of each year.

 

AMENDMENTS TO MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION

 

181.Subject to Article 21(c)(iv)(5), the Company may from time to time alter or add to these Articles or alter or add to the Memorandum with respect to any objects, powers or other matters specified therein or change the name of the Company by passing a Special Resolution in the manner prescribed by the Companies Act.

 

MERGERS AND CONSOLIDATION

 

182.The Company shall have the power to merge or consolidate with one or more other constituent companies (as defined in the Companies Act) upon such terms as the Directors may determine and (to the extent required by the Companies Act) with the approval of a Special Resolution.

 

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Exhibit 4.4

 

Prenetics GLOBAL Limited

 

2022 SHARE INCENTIVE PLAN

 

ARTICLE 1

 

PURPOSE

 

The purpose of the 2022 Share Incentive Plan of Prenetics Global Limited (the “Plan”) is to promote the success and enhance the value of Prenetics Global Limited, an exempted company incorporated under the laws of the Cayman Islands (the “Company”), by linking the personal interests of the Directors, Employees, and Consultants to those of the Company’s shareholders and by providing such individuals with an incentive for outstanding performance to generate superior returns to the Company’s shareholders.

 

ARTICLE 2

 

DEFINITIONS AND CONSTRUCTION

 

Wherever the following terms are used in the Plan they shall have the meanings specified below, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. The singular pronoun shall include the plural where the context so indicates.

 

2.1            Applicable Laws” means the legal requirements relating to the Plan and the Awards under applicable provisions of the corporate, securities, tax and other laws, rules, regulations and government orders, and the rules of any applicable stock exchange or national market system, of any jurisdiction applicable to Awards granted to residents therein.

 

2.2            Award” means an Option, a Restricted Share, a Restricted Share Unit, share appreciation rights or other types of awards approved by the Committee granted to a Participant pursuant to the Plan.

 

2.3            Award Agreement” means any written agreement, contract, or other instrument or document evidencing an Award, including through electronic medium.

 

2.4            Board” means the Board of Directors of the Company.

 

2.5            Cause” with respect to a Participant means (unless otherwise expressly provided in the applicable Award Agreement, or another applicable contract with the Participant that defines such term for purposes of determining the effect that a “for cause” termination has on the Participant’s Awards) a termination of employment or service based upon a finding by the Service Recipient, acting in good faith and based on its reasonable belief at the time, that the Participant:

 

(a)            has been negligent in the discharge of his or her duties to the Service Recipient, has refused to perform stated or assigned duties or is incompetent in or (other than by reason of a disability or analogous condition) incapable of performing those duties;

 

 

 

 

(b)            has been dishonest or committed or engaged in an act of theft, embezzlement or fraud, a breach of confidentiality, an unauthorized disclosure or use of inside information, customer lists, trade secrets or other confidential information;

 

(c)            has breached a fiduciary duty, or willfully and materially violated any other duty, law, rule, regulation or policy of the Service Recipient; or has been convicted of, or plead guilty or nolo contendere to, a felony or misdemeanor (other than minor traffic violations or similar offenses);

 

(d)            has materially breached any of the provisions of any agreement with the Service Recipient;

 

(e)            has engaged in unfair competition with, or otherwise acted intentionally in a manner injurious to the reputation, business or assets of, the Service Recipient; or

 

(f)            has improperly induced a vendor or customer to break or terminate any contract with the Service Recipient or induced a principal for whom the Service Recipient acts as agent to terminate such agency relationship.

 

A termination for Cause shall be deemed to occur (subject to reinstatement upon a contrary final determination by the Committee) on the date on which the Service Recipient first delivers written notice to the Participant of a finding of termination for Cause.

 

2.6            CEO” means the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

 

2.7            Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 of the United States, as amended.

 

2.8            Committee” shall mean a committee of one or more members of the Board and/or one or more executive officers of the Company delegated by the Board to administer the Plan, unless no committee has been delegated by the Board to administer the Plan, in which case the full Board shall constitute the Committee. To the extent necessary to comply with applicable rules and regulations, the Committee shall consist of two or more Independent Directors.

 

2.9            Consultant” means any consultant or adviser if: (a) the consultant or adviser renders bona fide services to a Service Recipient; (b) the services rendered by the consultant or adviser are not in connection with the offer or sale of securities in a capital-raising transaction and do not directly or indirectly promote or maintain a market for the Company’s securities; and (c) the consultant or adviser is a natural person who has contracted directly with the Service Recipient to render such services.

 

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2.10          “Corporate Transaction”, unless otherwise defined in an Award Agreement, means any of the following transactions, provided, however, that the Committee shall determine under (e) and (f) whether multiple transactions are related, and its determination shall be final, binding and conclusive:

 

(a)            an amalgamation, arrangement, merger or consolidation or scheme of arrangement (i) in which the Company is not the surviving entity, except for a transaction the principal purpose of which is to change the jurisdiction in which the Company is incorporated, or (ii) following the completion of which the holders of the voting securities of the Company immediately prior to the transaction or their respective affiliates do not continue to hold more than 50% of the combined voting power of the voting securities of the surviving entity (or, as applicable, any Parent of such surviving entity) immediately following the transaction;

 

(b)            the individuals who, as of the Effective Date, are members of the Board (the “Incumbent Board”), cease for any reason to constitute at least fifty percent (50%) of the Board; provided, that if the election, or nomination for election by the Company’s shareholders, of any new member of the Board is approved by a vote of at least fifty percent (50%) of the Incumbent Board, such new member of the Board shall be considered as a member of the Incumbent Board;

 

(c)            the sale, transfer or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company;

 

(d)            the complete liquidation or dissolution of the Company;

 

(e)            any reverse takeover or series of related transactions culminating in a reverse takeover (including, but not limited to, a tender offer followed by a reverse takeover) in which the Company is the surviving entity but (A) the Company’s equity securities outstanding immediately prior to such takeover are converted or exchanged by virtue of the takeover into other property, whether in the form of securities, cash or otherwise, or (B) in which securities possessing more than fifty percent (50%) of the total combined voting power of the Company’s outstanding securities are transferred to a person or persons (other than to an affiliate) different from those who held such securities immediately prior to such takeover or the initial transaction culminating in such takeover, but excluding any such transaction or series of related transactions that the Committee determines shall not be a Corporate Transaction; or

 

(f)            acquisition in a single or series of related transactions by any person or related group of persons (other than the Company or by a Company-sponsored employee benefit plan) of beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 of the Exchange Act) of securities possessing more than fifty percent (50%) of the total combined voting power of the Company’s outstanding securities but excluding any such transaction or series of related transactions that the Committee determines shall not be a Corporate Transaction; provided, however, that any of the following acquisitions shall not be deemed to be a Corporate Transaction: (1) by the Company, any Parent, Subsidiary or Related Entity, (2) by any employee benefit plan (or related trust) sponsored or maintained by the Company, any Parent, Subsidiary or Related Entity, or (3) by any underwriter temporarily holding securities pursuant to an offering of such securities.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event will the transactions contemplated by that certain Business Combination Agreement entered into on September 15, 2021, by and among the Company, Artisan Acquisition Corp., and certain other parties (the “Business Combination Agreement”) or the transactions occurring in connection therewith constitute a Corporate Transaction.

 

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2.11          Director” means a member of the Board or a member of the board of directors of any Subsidiary of the Company.

 

2.12          Disability”, unless otherwise defined in an Award Agreement, means that the Participant qualifies to receive long-term disability payments under the Service Recipient’s long-term disability insurance program, as it may be amended from time to time, to which the Participant provides services regardless of whether the Participant is covered by such policy. If the Service Recipient to which the Participant provides service does not have a long-term disability plan in place, “Disability” means that a Participant is unable to carry out the responsibilities and functions of the position held by the Participant by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment for a period of not less than ninety (90) consecutive days. A Participant will not be considered to have incurred a Disability unless he or she furnishes proof of such impairment sufficient to satisfy the Committee in its discretion.

 

2.13          Effective Date” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 11.1.

 

2.14          Employee” means any person employed by the Company or Subsidiary of the Company.

 

2.15          Employee Share Purchase Program” shall mean the Employee Share Purchase Program adopted by the Committee in accordance with Appendix D hereto.

 

2.16          “Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 of the United States, as amended.

 

2.17          Fair Market Value” means, as of any date, the value of Shares determined as follows:

 

(a)            If the Shares are listed on one or more established stock exchanges or national market systems, including without limitation, The New York Stock Exchange or The Nasdaq Stock Market, the Fair Market Value shall be the closing sales price for such shares (or the closing bid, if no sales were reported) as quoted on the principal exchange or system on which the Shares are listed (as determined by the Committee) on the date of determination (or, if no closing sales price or closing bid was reported on that date, as applicable, on the last trading date such closing sales price or closing bid was reported), as reported in on the website maintained by such exchange or market system or such other source as the Committee deems reliable;

 

(b)            If the Shares are regularly quoted on an automated quotation system (including the OTC Bulletin Board) or by a recognized securities dealer, the Fair Market Value shall be the closing sales price for such shares as quoted on such system or by such securities dealer on the date of determination, but if selling prices are not reported, the Fair Market Value of a Share shall be the mean between the high bid and low asked prices for the Shares on the date of determination (or, if no such prices were reported on that date, on the last date such prices were reported), as reported in The Wall Street Journal or such other source as the Committee deems reliable; or

 

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(c)            In the absence of an established market for the Shares of the type described in (a) and (b), above, the Fair Market Value thereof shall be determined by the Committee in good faith and in its discretion.

 

2.18          Incentive Share Option” means an Option that is intended to meet the requirements of Section 422 of the Code or any successor provision thereto.

 

2.19          Independent Director” means (i) if the Shares or other securities representing the Shares are not listed on a stock exchange, a Director of the Company who is a Non-Employee Director; and (ii) if the Shares or other securities representing the Shares are listed on one or more stock exchange, a Director of the Company who meets the independence standards under the applicable corporate governance rules of the stock exchange(s).

 

2.20          Non-Employee Director” means a member of the Board who qualifies as a “Non-Employee Director” as defined in Rule 16b-3(b)(3) of the Exchange Act, or any successor definition adopted by the Board.

 

2.21          Non-Statutory Share Option” means an Option that is not intended to be an Incentive Share Option.

 

2.22         Option” means a right granted to a Participant pursuant to Article 5 of the Plan to purchase a specified number of Shares at a specified price during specified time periods. An Option may be either an Incentive Share Option or a Non-Statutory Share Option.

 

2.23          Parent” means a parent corporation under Section 424(e) of the Code.

 

2.24          Participant” means a person who, as a Director, a Consultant or an Employee, has been granted an Award pursuant to the Plan.

 

2.25          Plan” means this 2022 Share Incentive Plan of Prenetics Global Limited, as it may be amended and/or restated from time to time, together with any exhibits hereto.

 

2.26          Related Entity” means any business, corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other entity in which the Company or a Parent or Subsidiary of the Company holds a substantial ownership interest, directly or indirectly, or controls through contractual arrangements and consolidates the financial results according to applicable accounting standards, but which is not a Subsidiary and which the Board designates as a Related Entity for purposes of the Plan.

 

2.27          Restricted Share” means a Share awarded to a Participant pursuant to Article 6 that is subject to certain restrictions and may be subject to risk of forfeiture.

 

2.28          Restricted Share Unit” means the right granted to a Participant pursuant to Article 7 to receive a Share at a future date.

 

2.29          Restriction Period” means the period during which the transfer of Restricted Shares are subject to restrictions, which restrictions may be based on the passage of time, the achievement of certain performance objectives, or the occurrence of other events as determined by the Committee, in its discretion.

 

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2.30          Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933 of the United States, as amended.

 

2.31          Service Recipient” means the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company and any Related Entity to which a Participant provides services as an Employee, a Consultant or a Director.

 

2.32          Share” means an ordinary share of the Company, par value US$0.0001 per share, and such other securities of the Company that may be substituted for Shares pursuant to Article 9.

 

2.33          Subsidiary” means any corporation or other entity of which a majority of the outstanding voting shares or voting power is beneficially owned or controlled through contractual arrangements directly or indirectly by the Company.

 

ARTICLE 3

 

SHARES SUBJECT TO THE PLAN

 

3.1            Number of Shares.

 

(a)            Subject to the provision of Article 9 and Section 3.1(b), the maximum aggregate number of Shares with respect to which Awards may be granted under the Plan shall initially be (i)16,479,399, which will be increased on the first day of each calendar year beginning in the year immediately following closing of the transactions contemplated under the Business Combination Agreement and during the term of the Plan, in an amount equal to the lesser of (A) three percent (3%) of the total number of Shares issued and outstanding on an as-converted fully-diluted basis on the last day of the immediately preceding fiscal year and (B) such number of Shares determined by the Board plus (ii) the number of shares reserved for issuance in accordance with the Employee Share Purchase Program set forth in Appendix D hereto. The maximum number of Shares with respect to which Incentive Share Options may be granted under the Plan shall be 19,775,279 Shares.

 

(b)            To the extent that an Award terminates, expires, or lapses for any reason without having been exercised or settled in full, the number of Shares subject to the Award shall again be available for the grant of an Award pursuant to the Plan; provided that with respect to an Award granted pursuant to the Employee Share Purchase Program that terminates, expires, or lapses for any reason without having been settled in full, Shares subject to such Award shall only may again be available for the grant of an Award pursuant to the Employee Share Purchase Program. To the extent permitted by Applicable Laws, Shares issued in assumption of, or in substitution for, any outstanding awards of any entity acquired in any form or combination by the Company or any Parent or Subsidiary of the Company shall not be counted against Shares available for grant pursuant to the Plan. Shares delivered by the Participant or withheld by the Company upon the exercise of any Award under the Plan, in payment of the exercise price thereof or tax withholding thereon, may again be granted or awarded hereunder; provided that with respect to an Award granted pursuant to the Employee Share Purchase Program, Shares subject to such Award shall that are delivered by the Participant or withheld by the Company in payment of tax withholding thereon, only may again be available for the grant of an Award pursuant to the Employee Share Purchase Program. If any Award is forfeited by the Participant or repurchased by the Company, the Shares underlying such Award may again be granted or awarded hereunder; provided that with respect to an Award granted pursuant to the Employee Share Purchase Program, Shares subject to such forfeited Award only may again be available for the grant of an Award pursuant to the Employee Share Purchase Program. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section 3.1(b), no Shares may again be granted or awarded if such action would cause an Award intended to be an Incentive Share Option to fail to qualify as an incentive share option under Section 422 of the Code.

 

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3.2            Shares Distributed. Any Shares distributed pursuant to an Award may consist, in whole or in part, of authorized and unissued Shares, treasury Shares (subject to Applicable Laws) or Shares purchased on the open market. Additionally, at the discretion of the Committee, American Depository Shares in an amount equivalent to the number of Shares which otherwise would be distributed pursuant to an Award may be distributed in lieu of Shares in settlement of any Award. If the number of Shares represented by an American Depository Share is other than on a one-to-one basis, the limitations of Section 3.1 shall be adjusted to reflect the distribution of American Depository Shares in lieu of Shares.

 

ARTICLE 4

 

ELIGIBILITY AND PARTICIPATION

 

4.1            Eligibility. Persons eligible to participate in this Plan include Employees, Consultants and Directors, as determined by the Committee.

 

4.2            Participation. Subject to the provisions of the Plan, the Committee may, from time to time, select from among all eligible individuals, those to whom Awards shall be granted and shall determine the nature and amount of each Award.

 

4.3            Jurisdictions. In order to assure the viability of Awards granted to Participants employed in various jurisdictions, the Committee may provide for such special terms as it may consider necessary or appropriate to accommodate differences in local law, tax policy, or custom applicable in the jurisdiction in which the Participant resides, is employed, operates or is incorporated. Moreover, the Committee may approve such supplements to, or amendments, restatements, or alternative versions of, the Plan as it may consider necessary or appropriate for such purposes without thereby affecting the terms of the Plan as in effect for any other purpose; provided, however, that no such supplements, amendments, restatements, or alternative versions shall increase the share limitations contained in Section 3.1 of the Plan. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Committee may not take any actions hereunder, and no Awards shall be granted, that would violate any Applicable Laws.

 

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ARTICLE 5

 

OPTIONS

 

5.1            General. The Committee is authorized to grant Options to Participants on the following terms and conditions:

 

(a)            Grant of Options. Subject to the terms and provisions of the Plan, Options may be granted to Employees, Consultants or Directors at any time and from time to time as determined by the Committee. The Committee, in its sole discretion, shall determine the number of Shares subject to each Option. The Committee may grant Incentive Share Options, Non-Statutory Share Options, or a combination thereof.

 

(b)            Exercise Price. The exercise price per Share subject to an Option shall be determined by the Committee and set forth in the Award Agreement which may be a fixed or variable price, to the extent not prohibited by the Applicable Laws; provided, however, that no Option may be granted to an individual subject to taxation in the United States at less than the Fair Market Value on the date of grant, without compliance with Section 409A of the Code. The exercise price per Share subject to an Option may be amended or adjusted in the absolute discretion of the Committee, the determination of which shall be final, binding and conclusive. For the avoidance of doubt, to the extent not prohibited by Applicable Laws or any exchange rule, a downward adjustment of the exercise prices of Options mentioned in the preceding sentence shall be effective without the approval of the Company’s shareholders or the approval of the affected Participants.

 

(c)            Vesting. The period during which the right to exercise, in whole or in part, an Option vests in the Participant shall be set by the Committee and the Committee may determine that an Option may not be exercised in whole or in part for a specified period after it is granted. Such vesting may be based on service with the Service Recipient or any other criteria selected by the Committee. At any time after grant of an Option, the Committee may, in its sole discretion and subject to whatever terms and conditions it selects, accelerate the period during which an Option vests. No portion of an Option which becomes unexercisable upon a termination of employment or service of the Participant shall thereafter become exercisable, except as may be otherwise provided by the Committee either in the Award Agreement or by action of the Committee following the grant of the Option.

 

(d)            Time and Conditions of Exercise; Term. The Committee shall determine the time or times at which an Option may be exercised in whole or in part, including exercise prior to vesting; provided that the term of any Option granted under the Plan shall not exceed ten years, except as provided in Section 12.1. The Committee shall also determine any conditions, if any, that must be satisfied before all or part of an Option may be exercised.

 

(e)            Payment. The Committee shall determine the methods by which the exercise price of an Option may be paid, the form of payment, including, without limitation (i) cash or check denominated in U.S. Dollars, (ii) to the extent permissible under the Applicable Laws, cash or check in Hong Kong Dollars, (iii) cash or check denominated in any other local currency as approved by the Committee, (iv) Shares held for such period of time as may be required by the Committee in order to avoid adverse financial accounting consequences and having a Fair Market Value on the date of delivery equal to the aggregate exercise price of the Option or exercised portion thereof, (v) the delivery of a notice that the Participant has placed a market sell order with a broker with respect to Shares then issuable upon exercise of the Option, and that the broker has been directed to pay a sufficient portion of the net proceeds of the sale to the Company in satisfaction of the Option exercise price; provided that payment of such proceeds is then made to the Company upon settlement of such sale, (vi) other property acceptable to the Committee with a Fair Market Value equal to the exercise price, or (vii) any combination of the foregoing. Notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan to the contrary, no Participant who is a Director or an “executive officer” of the Company within the meaning of Section 13(k) of the Exchange Act shall be permitted to pay the exercise price of an Option in any method which would violate Section 13(k) of the Exchange Act.

 

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(f)            Evidence of Grant. All Options shall be evidenced by an Award Agreement (substantially in the form set out in Appendix A) between the Company and the Participant. The Award Agreement shall include such additional provisions as may be specified by the Committee.

 

(g)            Effects of Termination of Employment or Service on Options. Termination of employment or service shall have the following effects on Options granted to the Participants:

 

(i)            Dismissal for Cause. Unless otherwise provided in the Award Agreement, if a Participant’s employment by or service to the Service Recipient is terminated by the Service Recipient for Cause, the Participant’s Options will terminate upon such termination, whether or not the Option is then vested and/or exercisable, and all vested Options shall be immediately forfeited;

 

(ii)            Death or Disability. Unless otherwise provided in the Award Agreement, if a Participant’s employment by or service to the Service Recipient terminates as a result of the Participant’s death or Disability:

 

(a)all of the Options of the Participant shall vest on the date of his or her termination of employment or service (regardless of the vesting conditions and schedule), and the Participant (or his or her legal representative or beneficiary, in the case of the Participant’s Disability or death, respectively), will have until the date that is 12 months after the Participant’s termination of employment by or service to the Service Recipient (or, if earlier, the last day of the original maximum term of the option) to exercise the Participant’s Options; and

 

(b)the Options, to the extent exercisable for the 12-month period following the Participant’s termination of employment by or service to the Service Recipient and not exercised during such period, shall terminate at the close of business on the last day of the 12-month period (or, if earlier, the last day of the original maximum term of the option).

 

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(iii)            Other Terminations of Employment or Service. Unless otherwise provided in the Award Agreement, if a Participant’s employment by or service to the Service Recipient terminates for any reason other than a termination by the Service Recipient for Cause or because of the Participant’s death or Disability:

 

(a)the Participant will have until the date that is 90 days after the Participant’s termination of employment or service (or, if earlier, the last day of the original maximum term of the option) to exercise his or her Options (or portion thereof) to the extent that such Options were vested and exercisable on the date of the Participant’s termination of employment or service;

 

(b)the Options, to the extent not vested and exercisable on the date of the Participant’s termination of employment or service, shall terminate upon the Participant’s termination of employment or service; and

 

(c)the Options, to the extent exercisable for the 90-day period following the Participant’s termination of employment or service and not exercised during such period, shall terminate at the close of business on the last day of the 90-day period (or, if earlier, the last day of the original maximum term of the option).

 

5.2            Incentive Share Options. Incentive Share Options may be granted to Employees of the Company or a Subsidiary of the Company. Incentive Share Options may not be granted to employees of a Related Entity or to Independent Directors. The terms of any Incentive Share Options granted pursuant to the Plan, in addition to the requirements of Section 5.1, must comply with the following additional provisions of this Section 5.2:

 

(a)            Individual Dollar Limitation. The aggregate Fair Market Value (determined as of the time the Option is granted) of all Shares with respect to which Incentive Share Options are first exercisable by a Participant in any calendar year may not exceed US$100,000 or such other limitation as imposed by Section 422(d) of the Code, or any successor provision. To the extent that Incentive Share Options are first exercisable by a Participant in excess of such limitation, the excess shall be considered Non-Statutory Share Options.

 

(b)            Exercise Price. The exercise price of an Incentive Share Option shall be equal to the Fair Market Value on the date of grant. However, the exercise price of any Incentive Share Option granted to any individual who, at the date of grant, owns Shares possessing more than ten percent of the total combined voting power of all classes of shares of the Company may not be less than 110% of Fair Market Value on the date of grant and such Option may not be exercisable for more than five years from the date of grant.

 

(c)            Notice of Disposition. The Participant shall give the Company prompt notice of any disposition of Shares acquired by exercise of an Incentive Share Option within (i) two years from the date of grant of such Incentive Share Option or (ii) one year after the transfer of such Shares to the Participant.

 

(d)            Expiration of Incentive Share Options. No Award of an Incentive Share Option may be made pursuant to this Plan after the tenth anniversary of the Effective Date.

 

(e)            Right to Exercise. During a Participant’s lifetime, an Incentive Share Option may be exercised only by the Participant.

 

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ARTICLE 6

 

RESTRICTED SHARES

 

6.1            Grant of Restricted Shares. The Committee, at any time and from time to time, may grant Restricted Shares to Participants as the Committee, in its sole discretion, shall determine. The Committee, in its sole discretion, shall determine the number of Restricted Shares to be granted to each Participant.

 

6.2            Restricted Shares Award Agreement. Each Award of Restricted Shares shall be evidenced by an Award Agreement (substantially in the form set out in Appendix B) that shall specify the Restriction Period, the number of Restricted Shares granted, and such other terms and conditions as the Committee, in its sole discretion, shall determine. Unless the Committee determines otherwise, Restricted Shares shall be held by the Company as escrow agent until the restrictions on such Restricted Shares have lapsed.

 

6.3           Issuance and Restrictions. Restricted Shares shall be subject to such restrictions on transferability and other restrictions as the Committee may impose (including, without limitation, limitations on the right to vote Restricted Shares or the right to receive dividends on the Restricted Share). These restrictions may lapse separately or in combination at such times, pursuant to such circumstances, in such installments, or otherwise, as the Committee determines at the time of the grant of the Award or thereafter.

 

6.4            Forfeiture/Repurchase. Except as otherwise determined by the Committee at the time of the grant of the Award or thereafter, upon termination of employment or service during the applicable Restriction Period, Restricted Shares that are at that time subject to restrictions shall be forfeited or repurchased in accordance with the Award Agreement; provided, however, the Committee may (a) provide in any Restricted Share Award Agreement that restrictions or forfeiture and repurchase conditions relating to Restricted Shares will be waived in whole or in part in the event of terminations resulting from specified causes, and (b) in other cases waive in whole or in part restrictions or forfeiture and repurchase conditions relating to Restricted Shares.

 

6.5            Certificates for Restricted Shares. Restricted Shares granted pursuant to the Plan may be evidenced in such manner as the Committee shall determine. If certificates representing Restricted Shares are registered in the name of the Participant, certificates must bear an appropriate legend referring to the terms, conditions, and restrictions applicable to such Restricted Shares, and the Company may, at its discretion, retain physical possession of the certificate until such time as all applicable restrictions lapse.

 

6.6            Removal of Restrictions. Except as otherwise provided in this Article 6, Restricted Shares granted under the Plan shall be released from escrow as soon as practicable after the last day of the Restriction Period. The Committee, in its discretion, may accelerate the time at which any restrictions shall lapse or be removed. After the restrictions have lapsed, the Participant shall be entitled to have any legend or legends under Section 6.5 removed from his or her Share certificate, and the Shares shall be freely transferable by the Participant, subject to applicable legal restrictions. The Committee (in its discretion) may establish procedures regarding the release of Shares from escrow and the removal of legends, as necessary or appropriate to minimize administrative burdens on the Company.

 

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ARTICLE 7

 

RESTRICTED SHARE UNITS

 

7.1            Grant of Restricted Share Units. The Committee, at any time and from time to time, may grant Restricted Share Units to Participants as the Committee, in its sole discretion, shall determine. The Committee, in its sole discretion, shall determine the number of Restricted Share Units to be granted to each Participant.

 

7.2            Restricted Share Units Award Agreement. Each Award of Restricted Share Units shall be evidenced by an Award Agreement (substantially in the form set out in Appendix C) that shall specify the vesting schedule, release conditions, the number of Restricted Share Units granted, and such other terms and conditions as the Committee, in its sole discretion, shall determine.

 

7.3            Form and Timing of Vesting and Release of Restricted Share Units. At the time of grant, the Committee shall specify the date or dates and/or event or events upon which the Restricted Share Units shall become fully vested and non-forfeitable. After vesting and upon the satisfaction of the release conditions, the Committee, in its sole discretion, may pay Restricted Share Units in the form of cash, Shares or a combination thereof.

 

7.4            Forfeiture/Repurchase. Except as otherwise determined by the Committee at the time of the grant of the Award or thereafter, upon termination of employment and service during the applicable restriction period, Restricted Share Units that are at that time unvested shall be forfeited or repurchased in accordance with the Award Agreement; provided, however, the Committee may (a) provide in any Restricted Share Unit Award Agreement that restrictions or forfeiture and repurchase conditions relating to Restricted Share Units will be waived in whole or in part in the event of terminations resulting from specified causes, and (b) in other cases waive in whole or in part restrictions or forfeiture and repurchase conditions relating to Restricted Share Units.

 

ARTICLE 8

 

PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO AWARDS

 

8.1            Award Agreement. Awards under the Plan shall be evidenced by Award Agreements that set forth the terms, conditions and limitations for each Award, which may include the term of an Award, the provisions applicable in the event the Participant’s employment or service terminates, and the Company’s authority to unilaterally or bilaterally amend, modify, suspend, cancel or rescind an Award.

 

8.2            No Transferability; Limited Exception to Transfer Restrictions.

 

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8.2.1         Limits on Transfer. Unless otherwise expressly provided in (or pursuant to) this Section 8.2.1, by Applicable Law and by the Award Agreement, as the same may be amended:

 

(a)            all Awards are non-transferable and will not be subject in any manner to sale, transfer, anticipation, alienation, assignment, pledge, encumbrance or charge;

 

(b)            Awards will be exercised only by the Participant; and

 

(c)            amounts payable or shares issuable pursuant to an Award will be delivered only to (or for the account of), and, in the case of Shares, registered in the name of, the Participant.

 

In addition, the shares shall be subject to the restrictions set forth in the applicable Award Agreement.

 

8.2.2         Further Exceptions to Limits on Transfer. The exercise and transfer restrictions in Section 8.2.1 will not apply to:

 

(a)            transfers to the Company or a Subsidiary;

 

(b)            transfers by gift to “immediate family” as that term is defined in SEC Rule 16a-1(e) promulgated under the Exchange Act;

 

(c)            the designation of a beneficiary to receive benefits if the Participant dies or, if the Participant has died, transfers to or exercises by the Participant’s beneficiary, or, in the absence of a validly designated beneficiary, transfers by will or the laws of descent and distribution; or

 

(d)            if the Participant has suffered a disability, permitted transfers or exercises on behalf of the Participant by the Participant’s duly authorized legal representative; or

 

(e)            subject to the prior approval of the Committee or an executive officer or director of the Company authorized by the Committee, transfer to one or more natural persons who are the Participant’s family members or entities owned and controlled by the Participant and/or the Participant’s family members, including but not limited to trusts or other entities whose beneficiaries or beneficial owners are the Participant and/or the Participant’s family members, or to such other persons or entities as may be expressly approved by the Committee, pursuant to such conditions and procedures as the Committee or may establish. Any permitted transfer shall be subject to the condition that the Committee receives evidence satisfactory to it that the transfer is being made for estate and/or tax planning purposes and on a basis consistent with the Company’s lawful issue of securities.

 

Notwithstanding anything else in this Section 8.2.2 to the contrary, but subject to compliance with all Applicable Laws, Incentive Share Options, Restricted Shares and Restricted Share Units will be subject to any and all transfer restrictions under the Code applicable to such Awards or necessary to maintain the intended tax consequences of such Awards. Notwithstanding clause (b) above but subject to compliance with all Applicable Laws, any contemplated transfer by gift to “immediate family” as referenced in clause (b) above is subject to the condition precedent that the transfer be approved by the Committee in order for it to be effective.

 

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8.3            Beneficiaries. Notwithstanding Section 8.2, a Participant may, in the manner determined by the Committee, designate a beneficiary to exercise the rights of the Participant and to receive any distribution with respect to any Award upon the Participant’s death. A beneficiary, legal guardian, legal representative, or other person claiming any rights pursuant to the Plan is subject to all terms and conditions of the Plan and any Award Agreement applicable to the Participant, except to the extent the Plan and Award Agreement otherwise provide, and to any additional restrictions deemed necessary or appropriate by the Committee. If the Participant is married and resides in a community property state, a designation of a person other than the Participant’s spouse as his or her beneficiary with respect to more than 50% of the Participant’s interest in the Award shall not be effective without the prior written consent of the Participant’s spouse. If no beneficiary has been designated or survives the Participant, payment shall be made to the person entitled thereto pursuant to the Participant’s will or the laws of descent and distribution. Subject to the foregoing, a beneficiary designation may be changed or revoked by a Participant at any time provided the change or revocation is filed with the Committee.

 

8.4            Performance Objectives and Other Terms. The Committee, in its discretion, may set performance objectives or other vesting criteria which, depending on the extent to which they are met, will determine the number or value of Awards that will be paid out to the Participants.

 

8.5            Share Certificates. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Company shall not be required to issue or deliver any certificates evidencing the Shares pursuant to the exercise of any Award, unless and until the Committee has determined, with advice of counsel, that the issuance and delivery of such certificates is in compliance with all Applicable Laws, regulations of governmental authorities and, if applicable, the requirements of any exchange on which the Shares are listed or traded. All Share certificates delivered pursuant to the Plan are subject to any stop-transfer orders and other restrictions as the Committee deems necessary or advisable to comply all Applicable Laws, and the rules of any national securities exchange or automated quotation system on which the Shares are listed, quoted, or traded. The Committee may place legends on any Share certificate to reference restrictions applicable to the Shares. In addition to the terms and conditions provided herein, the Committee may require that a Participant make such reasonable covenants, agreements, and representations as the Committee, in its discretion, deems advisable in order to comply with any such laws, regulations, or requirements. The Committee shall have the right to require any Participant to comply with any timing or other restrictions with respect to the settlement or exercise of any Award, including a window-period limitation, as may be imposed in the discretion of the Committee.

 

8.6            Paperless Administration. Subject to Applicable Laws, the Committee may make Awards, provide applicable disclosure and procedures for exercise of Awards by an internet website or interactive voice response system for the paperless administration of Awards.

 

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ARTICLE 9

 

 changes in capital structure

 

9.1            Adjustments. In the event of any dividend, share split, combination or exchange of Shares, amalgamation, arrangement or consolidation, spin-off, recapitalization or other distribution (other than normal cash dividends) of Company assets to its shareholders, or any other change affecting the shares of Shares or the price or value of a Share, the Committee, shall consider whether there is any diminution or enlargement of the benefits intended to be made available under the Award, and then may in its sole discretion make such proportionate adjustments (if any) as it considers to reflect such change with respect to (a) the aggregate number and type of shares that may be issued under the Plan (including, but not limited to, adjustments of the limitations in Section 3.1); (b) the terms and conditions of any outstanding Awards (including, without limitation, any applicable performance targets or criteria with respect thereto); (c) the grant or exercise price per share for any outstanding Awards under the Plan and (d) in the case of a spin-off, the additional number and type of shares (including shares in the entities being spun-off) that shall be issued or an appropriate decrease of exercise price in connection with the spin-off.

 

9.2            Corporate Transactions. Except as may otherwise be provided in any Award Agreement or any other written agreement entered into by and between the Company and a Participant, if the Committee anticipates the occurrence, or upon the occurrence, of a Corporate Transaction, the Committee may, in its sole discretion, provide for one or more of the following: (i) any and all Awards outstanding hereunder to terminate at a specific time in the future and shall give each Participant the right to exercise the vested portion of such Awards during a period of time as the Committee shall determine, or (ii) the termination of any Award in exchange for an amount of cash equal to the amount that could have been attained upon the exercise of such Award (and, for the avoidance of doubt, if as of such date the Committee determines in good faith that no amount would have been attained upon the exercise of such Award, then such Award may be terminated by the Company without payment), or (iii) the replacement of such Award with other rights or property selected by the Committee in its sole discretion or the assumption of or substitution of such Award by the successor or surviving corporation, or a Parent or Subsidiary thereof, with appropriate adjustments as to the number and kind of Shares and prices, or (iv) payment of Award in cash based on the value of Shares on the date of the Corporate Transaction plus reasonable interest on the Award through the date when such Award would otherwise be vested or have been paid in accordance with its original terms, if necessary to comply with Section 409A of the Code.

 

9.3            Outstanding Awards – Other Changes. In the event of any other change in the capitalization of the Company or corporate change other than those specifically referred to in this Article 9, subject to Applicable Laws and the terms of the Plan, the Committee may, in its sole discretion, make such adjustments in the number and class of shares subject to Awards outstanding on the date on which such change occurs and in the per share grant or exercise price of each Award as the Committee may consider appropriate to prevent dilution or enlargement of rights.

 

9.4            No Other Rights. Except as expressly provided in the Plan, no Participant shall have any rights by reason of any subdivision or consolidation of Shares of any class, the payment of any dividend, any increase or decrease in the number of shares of any class or any dissolution, liquidation, merger, or consolidation of the Company or any other corporation. Except as expressly provided in the Plan or pursuant to action of the Committee under the Plan, no issuance by the Company of shares of any class, or securities convertible into shares of any class, shall affect, and no adjustment by reason thereof shall be made with respect to, the number of shares subject to an Award or the grant or exercise price of any Award.

 

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ARTICLE 10

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

10.1           Committee. The Plan shall be administered by the Committee. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the full Board, acting by majority of its members in office, shall conduct the general administration of the Plan if required by Applicable Laws, and with respect to Awards granted to the Committee member(s), Independent Directors and executive officers of the Company and for purposes of such Awards the term “Committee” as used in the Plan shall be deemed to refer to the Board.

 

10.2           Delegation of Administration of the Plan. Subject to compliance with Applicable Laws, the Committee may delegate some or all of the administration of the Plan to the CEO, subject to Applicable Laws. If administration of the Plan is delegated to the CEO, the CEO will have, in connection with the administration of the Plan, the powers theretofore possessed by the Committee that have been delegated to the CEO. To the extent that the CEO administers the Plan, references in the Plan to the “Committee” shall be deemed to refer to the CEO. Any delegation of administrative powers will be reflected in resolutions, not inconsistent with the provisions of the Plan, adopted from time to time by the Committee. The Committee may retain the authority to concurrently administer the Plan with the CEO and may, at any time, revest in the Committee some or all of the powers previously delegated.

 

10.3           Action by the Committee. If the Committee comprises one or two members, it shall act by unanimous consent. If the Committee comprises more than two members, a majority of the Committee shall constitute a quorum and the acts of a majority of the members present at any meeting at which a quorum is present, or acts approved in writing by all the Committee members in lieu of a meeting, shall be deemed the acts of the Committee. Each member of the Committee is entitled to, in good faith, rely or act upon any report or other information furnished to that member by any officer or other employee of the Company or any Subsidiary or Parent of the Company, the Company’s independent certified public accountants, or any executive compensation consultant or other professional retained by the Company to assist in the administration of the Plan.

 

10.4          Authority of the Committee. Subject to any specific designation in the Plan, the Committee has the exclusive power, authority and discretion to:

 

(a)            designate Participants to receive Awards;

 

(b)            determine the type or types of Awards to be granted to each Participant;

 

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(c)            determine the number of Awards to be granted and the number of Shares to which an Award will relate;

 

(d)            determine the terms and conditions of any Award granted pursuant to the Plan, including, but not limited to, the exercise price, the exercise condition, grant price, or purchase price, any restrictions or limitations on the Award, any schedule for lapse of forfeiture restrictions or restrictions on the exercisability of an Award, and accelerations or waivers thereof, any provisions related to non-competition and recapture of gain on an Award, based in each case on such considerations as the Committee in its sole discretion determines;

 

(e)            determine whether, to what extent, and pursuant to what circumstances an Award may be settled in, or the exercise price of an Award may be paid in, cash, Shares, other Awards, or other property, or an Award may be canceled, forfeited, or surrendered;

 

(f)            prescribe the form of each Award Agreement, which need not be identical for each Participant;

 

(g)            decide all other matters that must be determined in connection with an Award;

 

(h)            determine the Fair Market Value, consistent with the terms of the Plan;

 

(i)             establish, adopt, or revise any rules and regulations as it may deem necessary or advisable to administer the Plan;

 

(j)             interpret the terms of, and any matter arising pursuant to, the Plan, any Award Agreement and any Award granted thereunder;

 

(k)            amend terms and conditions of Award Agreements; and

 

(l)             make all other decisions and determinations that may be required pursuant to the Plan or as the Committee deems necessary or advisable to administer the Plan, including design and adopt from time to time new types of Awards that are in compliance with Applicable Laws.

 

10.5          Decisions Binding. The Committee’s interpretation of the Plan, any Awards granted pursuant to the Plan, any Award Agreement and all decisions and determinations by the Committee with respect to the Plan are final, binding, and conclusive on all parties.

 

 

ARTICLE 11

 

EFFECTIVE AND EXPIRATION DATE

 

11.1          Effective Date. The Plan was approved by the Board on May 10, 2022. The Plan will become effective on the date immediately after the date of the closing of the transactions contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement (the “Effective Date”), provided that the Plan is approved by the Company’s shareholders prior to the Effective Date and such approval occurs within 12 months following the date the Board approved the Plan. If the Plan is not approved by the Company’s shareholders within the foregoing time frame, or if the Business Combination Agreement is terminated prior to the consummation of the transactions contemplated thereby, the Plan will not become effective. No Incentive Share Option may be granted pursuant to the Plan after the tenth anniversary of the earlier of (i) the date the Plan was approved by the Board and (ii) the date the Plan was approved by the Company’s shareholders.

 

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11.2          Expiration Date. The Plan will expire on, and no Award may be granted pursuant to the Plan after, the tenth anniversary of the Effective Date. Any Awards that are outstanding on the tenth anniversary of the Effective Date shall remain in force according to the terms of the Plan and the applicable Award Agreement.

 

ARTICLE 12

 

AMENDMENT, MODIFICATION, AND TERMINATION

 

12.1          Amendment, Modification, And Termination. With the approval of the Board, at any time and from time to time, the Committee may terminate, amend or modify the Plan; provided, however, that (a) to the extent necessary to comply with Applicable Laws or stock exchange rules, the Company shall obtain shareholder approval of any Plan amendment in such a manner and to such a degree as required, unless the Company decides to follow home country practice, and (b) unless the Company is permitted to follow and actually follows home country practice, shareholder approval is required for any amendment to the Plan that (i) increases the number of Shares available under the Plan (other than any adjustment as provided by Article 9) or (ii) permits the Committee to extend the term of the Plan.

 

12.2          Awards Previously Granted. Except with respect to amendments made pursuant to Section 12.1, no termination, amendment, or modification of the Plan shall adversely affect in any material way any Award previously granted pursuant to the Plan without the prior written consent of the Participant. Termination of the Plan will not affect the Committee’s ability to exercise the powers granted to it hereunder with respect to Awards granted under the Plan prior to the date of such termination.

 

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ARTICLE 13

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

13.1          No Rights to Awards. No Participant, employee, or other person shall have any claim to be granted any Award pursuant to the Plan, and neither the Company nor the Committee is obligated to treat Participants, employees, and other persons uniformly.

 

13.2          No Shareholders Rights. Except as otherwise determined by the Committee at the time of the grant of an Award or thereafter, no Award gives the Participant any of the rights of a shareholder of the Company unless and until Shares are in fact issued to such person in connection with such Award.

 

13.3          Taxes. No Shares shall be delivered under the Plan to any Participant until such Participant has made arrangements acceptable to the Committee for the satisfaction of any income and employment tax withholding obligations under Applicable Laws. The Company or any Subsidiary shall have the authority and the right to deduct or withhold, or require a Participant to remit to the Company, an amount sufficient to satisfy all applicable taxes (including the Participant’s payroll tax obligations) required or permitted by Applicable Laws to be withheld with respect to any taxable event concerning a Participant arising as a result of this Plan. The Committee may in its discretion and in satisfaction of the foregoing requirement allow a Participant to elect to have the Company withhold Shares otherwise issuable under an Award (or allow the return of Shares) having a Fair Market Value equal to the sums required to be withheld. Notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan, the number of Shares which may be withheld with respect to the issuance, vesting, exercise or payment of any Award (or which may be repurchased from the Participant of such Award after such Shares were acquired by the Participant from the Company) in order to satisfy any income and payroll tax liabilities applicable to the Participant with respect to the issuance, vesting, exercise or payment of the Award shall, unless specifically approved by the Committee, be limited to the number of Shares which have a Fair Market Value on the date of withholding or repurchase equal to the aggregate amount of such liabilities based on the maximum withholding amount consistent with the Award being subject to equity accounting treatment under the Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification Topic 718, or any successor provision.

 

13.4          No Right to Employment or Services. Nothing in the Plan or any Award Agreement shall interfere with or limit in any way the right of the Service Recipient to terminate any Participant’s employment or services at any time, nor confer upon any Participant any right to continue in the employment or services of any Service Recipient.

 

13.5          Unfunded Status of Awards. The Plan is intended to be an “unfunded” plan for incentive compensation. With respect to any payments not yet made to a Participant pursuant to an Award, nothing contained in the Plan or any Award Agreement shall give the Participant any rights that are greater than those of a general creditor of the Company or any Subsidiary.

 

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13.6          Indemnification. To the extent allowable pursuant to Applicable Laws, each member of the Committee or of the Board shall be indemnified and held harmless by the Company from any loss, cost, liability, or expense that may be imposed upon or reasonably incurred by such member in connection with or resulting from any claim, action, suit, or proceeding to which he or she may be a party or in which he or she may be involved by reason of any action or failure to act pursuant to the Plan and against and from any and all amounts paid by him or her in satisfaction of judgment in such action, suit, or proceeding against him or her; provided he or she gives the Company an opportunity, at its own expense, to handle and defend the same before he or she undertakes to handle and defend it on his or her own behalf. The foregoing right of indemnification shall not be exclusive of any other rights of indemnification to which such persons may be entitled pursuant to the Company’s Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association, as a matter of law, or otherwise, or any power that the Company may have to indemnify them or hold them harmless.

 

13.7          Relationship to other Benefits. No payment pursuant to the Plan shall be taken into account in determining any benefits pursuant to any pension, retirement, savings, profit sharing, group insurance, welfare or other benefit plan of the Company or any Subsidiary or Parent of the Company except to the extent otherwise expressly provided in writing in such other plan or an agreement thereunder.

 

13.8          Expenses. The expenses of administering the Plan shall be borne by the Company and its Subsidiaries.

 

13.9          Titles and Headings. The titles and headings of the Sections in the Plan are for convenience of reference only and, in the event of any conflict, the text of the Plan, rather than such titles or headings, shall control.

 

13.10        Fractional Shares. No fractional Shares shall be issued and the Committee shall determine, in its discretion, whether cash shall be given in lieu of fractional Shares or whether such fractional Shares shall be eliminated by rounding up or down as appropriate.

 

13.11        Limitations Applicable to Section 16 Persons. Notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan, the Plan, and any Award granted or awarded to any Participant who is then subject to Section 16 of the Exchange Act, shall be subject to any additional limitations set forth in any applicable exemptive rule under Section 16 of the Exchange Act (including any amendment to Rule 16b-3 of the Exchange Act) that are requirements for the application of such exemptive rule. To the extent permitted by the Applicable Laws, the Plan and Awards granted or awarded hereunder shall be deemed amended to the extent necessary to conform to such applicable exemptive rule.

 

13.12        Government and Other Regulations. The obligation of the Company to make payment of awards in Shares or otherwise shall be subject to all Applicable Laws, and to such approvals by government agencies as may be required. The Company shall be under no obligation to register any of the Shares paid pursuant to the Plan under the Securities Act or any other similar law in any applicable jurisdiction. If the Shares paid pursuant to the Plan may in certain circumstances be exempt from registration pursuant to the Securities Act or other Applicable Laws, the Company may restrict the transfer of such Shares in such manner as it deems advisable to ensure the availability of any such exemption.

 

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13.13        Governing Law. The Plan and all Award Agreements shall be construed in accordance with and governed by but not the choice of law rules of the Cayman Islands.

 

13.14        Section 409A. It is the intent of the Company that payments and benefits under the Plan comply with Section 409A of the Code to the extent subject thereto, and, accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted, the Plan shall be interpreted and be administered to be in compliance therewith. To the extent that the Committee determines that any Award granted under the Plan is or may become subject to Section 409A of the Code, the Award Agreement evidencing such Award shall incorporate the terms and conditions required by Section 409A of the Code. To the extent applicable, the Plan and the Award Agreements shall be interpreted in accordance with Section 409A of the Code and the U.S. Department of Treasury regulations and other interpretative guidance issued thereunder, including without limitation any such regulation or other guidance that may be issued after the Effective Date. Notwithstanding any provision of the Plan to the contrary, in the event that following the Effective Date the Committee determines that any Award may be subject to Section 409A of the Code and related Department of Treasury guidance (including such Department of Treasury guidance as may be issued after the Effective Date), the Committee may adopt such amendments to the Plan and the applicable Award Agreement or adopt other policies and procedures (including amendments, policies and procedures with retroactive effect), or take any other actions, that the Committee determines are necessary or appropriate to (a) exempt the Award from Section 409A of the Code and/or preserve the intended tax treatment of the benefits provided with respect to the Award, or (b) comply with the requirements of Section 409A of the Code and related U.S. Department of Treasury guidance.

 

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Appendix A

 

Form of Share Option Award Agreement

 

 

 

 

Appendix B

 

Form of Restricted Shares Award Agreement

 

 

 

 

Appendix C

 

Form of Restricted Share Units Award Agreement

 

 

 

 

Appendix D

 

Employee Share Purchase Program

 

The Committee may implement an Employee Share Purchase Program pursuant to which Restricted Share Units are awarded under the plan to Participants in connection with such Participants’ acquisition of Shares for a specified value and their satisfaction of such criteria as the Committee shall determine. The terms and conditions of the Employee Share Purchase Program and the award of Restricted Share Units thereunder shall be determined by the Committee in its discretion, consistent with the terms of the Plan.

 

The maximum number of Shares that may be issued subject to Restricted Share Units granted pursuant to the Employee Share Purchase Program shall be 3,295,880 Shares; provided, that the number of Shares available for issuance under the Employee Share Purchase Program will automatically increase on the first day of each calendar year, for a period of not more than ten years from the Effective Date, commencing on January 1, 2023 and ending on (and including) January 1, 2033, in an amount equal to the lesser of (a) one percent (1%) of the Company’s fully-diluted share capital on the last day of the immediately preceding calendar year or (b) such smaller number determined by the Committee.

 

 

 

Exhibit 15.1

 

UNAUDITED PRO FORMA CONDENSED COMBINED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings as terms defined and included elsewhere in the Report and, if not defined in the Report, in the proxy statement/prospectus dated May 4, 2022 (as supplemented to date, the “Proxy Statement/Prospectus”) filed by Prenetics Group Ltd with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) as part of its registration statement on Form F-4 (Registration No. 333-260928).

 

The following unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information presents the combination of the financial information of Artisan and Prenetics adjusted to give effect to the Business Combination and related transactions, and have been prepared in accordance with Article 11 of Regulation S-X.

 

Artisan is a blank check company incorporated in the Cayman Islands on February 2, 2021. Artisan was formed for the purpose of entering into a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities.

 

Prenetics is an exempted company limited by shares incorporated under the laws of the Cayman Islands. Prenetics Group’s mission is to bring health closer to millions of people globally and seek to decentralize healthcare by making the three pillars — Prevention, Diagnostics and Personalized Care — comprehensive and accessible to anyone, at anytime and anywhere. Prenetics Group’s preventive health testing services are genetic testing (under the brand named CircleDNA) for general health purposes and stool-DNA screening test for detecting colorectal cancer and advanced adenoma (under the brand named ColoClear). CircleDNA utilizes whole exome sequencing technology that conducts a full scan on individuals’ protein-coding genes, analyzing genetic variations across different categories and providing personalized reports with a saliva sample. ColoClear uses advanced stool DNA technology to detect abnormal DNA markers and blood cells in human stool that precancerous polyps and colon cancer can cause. It is developed as a convenient and less invasive alternative to colonoscopy. Since April 2020, Prenetics Group has started to provide polymerase chain reaction (“PCR”) diagnostic testing services for COVID-19 to individuals, corporates for their employees or customers and governments for community testing. Prenetics Group operates and owns its own accredited laboratory in Hong Kong. Prenetics Group also engages in research and development activities to advance its preventive, diagnostic and personalized healthcare solutions. Prenetics Group is headquartered in Hong Kong.

 

The historical financial information of Artisan was derived from the audited financial statements of Artisan as of and for the period from February 2, 2021 (inception) through December 31, 2021 included in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus. The historical financial information of Prenetics was derived from the audited financial statements of Prenetics as of and for the year ended December 31, 2021 included in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus. This information should be read together with Artisan’s and Prenetics’ audited financial statements and related notes, the sections titled “Artisan’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” and “Prenetics’ Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and other financial information included in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus.

 

The unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information has been presented for illustrative purposes only and is not necessarily indicative of the financial position and results of operations that would have been achieved had the Business Combination and related transactions occurred on the dates indicated. Further, the unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information may not be useful in predicting the future financial condition and results of operations of the post-combination company. The actual financial position and results of operations may differ significantly from the pro forma amounts reflected herein due to a variety of factors. The unaudited pro forma adjustments represent management’s estimates based on information available as of the date of the unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information and is subject to change as additional information becomes available and analyses are performed.

 

 

 

 

Description of the Business Combination

 

On May 18, 2022 (the “Closing Date”), PubCo consummated the previously announced business combination pursuant to the Business Combination Agreement, dated as of September 15, 2021, as amended by an Amendment to Business Combination Agreement dated as of March 30, 2022, by and among PubCo, Artisan, Artisan Merger Sub, Prenetics Merger Sub and Prenetics, pursuant to which (i) Artisan merged with and into Artisan Merger Sub, with Artisan Merger Sub surviving and remaining as PubCo’s wholly-owned subsidiary and (ii) following the Initial Merger, Prenetics Merger Sub merged with and into Prenetics, with Prenetics being the surviving entity and becoming PubCo’s wholly-owned subsidiary.

 

As part of the Business Combination: (i) each of Artisan’s units (each consisting of one Class A ordinary share, par value $0.0001 per share, of Artisan (’‘Artisan Public Shares’’) and one-third of one redeemable warrant, each entitling its holder to purchase one Artisan Public Share at an exercise price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment (“Artisan Public Warrant”)) issued and outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the Initial Merger (the “Initial Merger Effective Time”) was separated into one Artisan Public Share and one-third of an Artisan Public Warrant; (ii) each Artisan Public Share issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Initial Merger Effective Time (excluding Artisan Public Shares that have been redeemed and Artisan treasury shares) was cancelled in exchange for the right to receive 1.29 newly issued Class A Ordinary Share of PubCo, par value $0.0001 per share (“Class A Ordinary Share”); (iii) each Artisan Public Warrant outstanding immediately prior to the Initial Merger Effective Time was assumed by PubCo and converted into a warrant to purchase 1.29 Class A Ordinary Shares (“Warrant”), subject to substantially the same terms and conditions prior to the Initial Merger Effective Time; (iv) each of the outstanding ordinary shares of Prenetics, par value $0.0001 per share (“Prenetics Ordinary Shares”) and the outstanding Prenetics preferred shares, par value $0.0001 per share (“Prenetics Preferred Shares” and collectively with Prenetics Ordinary Shares, “Prenetics Shares”) (excluding shares that are held by Prenetics shareholders that exercise and perfect their relevant dissenters’ rights, Prenetics Key Executive Shares (as defined below) and Prenetics treasury shares) was cancelled in exchange for the right to receive such fraction of Class A Ordinary Share that is equal to the quotient obtained by dividing $20.330979812 by $10.00 (the “Exchange Ratio”), or 2.033097981 Class A Ordinary Shares for each Prenetics Share; and (v) each of the Prenetics Shares held by Danny Yeung (the “Prenetics Key Executive Shares”), the co-founder and chief executive officer of Prenetics, was cancelled in exchange for the right to receive such fraction of a newly issued Class B Ordinary Share of PubCo, par value $0.0001 per share (“Class B Ordinary Shares” and collectively with Class A Ordinary Shares, “Ordinary Shares”) that is equal to the Exchange Ratio.

 

 

 

 

Substantially concurrently with the execution and delivery of the Business Combination Agreement, (i) PubCo, Artisan and certain third-party investors (the “PIPE Investors”) entered into share subscription agreements (the “PIPE Subscription Agreements”) pursuant to which the PIPE Investors committed to subscribe for and purchase, in the aggregate, 6,000,000 Class A Ordinary Shares for $10 per share for an aggregate purchase price equal to $60,000,000; and (ii) the Forward Purchase Agreements entered into at the time of Artisan’s initial public offering with Aspex Master Fund and Pacific Alliance Asia Opportunity Fund L.P. were amended by the Deeds of Novation and Amendment as of September 15, 2021, pursuant to which Aspex Master Fund and Pacific Alliance Asia Opportunity Fund L.P. committed to subscribe for and purchase, in the aggregate, 6,000,000 Class A Ordinary Shares and 1,500,000 Warrants for an aggregate purchase price equal to $60,000,000 (such amended Forward Purchase Agreements, the “Amended Forward Purchase Agreements”). The PIPE Subscription Agreements were amended by the Amendment Agreements dated as of March 30, 2022 (the PIPE Subscription Agreements, as amended, the “Amended PIPE Subscription Agreements”), pursuant to which, the number of Class A Ordinary Shares to be purchased by the PIPE Investors was increased to 7,740,000. On the Closing Date, the PIPE investors purchased 7,198,200 Class A Ordinary Shares for an aggregate purchase price of $55,800,000. The Deeds of Novation and Amendment were amended by the Deeds of Amendment to Deed of Novation and Amendment on March 30, 2022, pursuant to which, among other things, the number of Class A Ordinary Shares to be purchased by each of Aspex Master Fund and Pacific Alliance Asia Opportunity Fund L.P. was increased to 3,870,000. On April 29, 2022, PubCo, Artisan, Pacific Alliance Asia Opportunity Fund L.P. and PAG Quantitative Strategies Trading Limited (together with Aspex Master Fund, the “Forward Purchase Investors”) entered into a Deed of Assignment, pursuant to which Pacific Alliance Asia Opportunity Fund L.P. assigned to PAG Quantitative Strategies Trading Limited its rights and obligations under the Amended Forward Purchase Agreements and the Deeds of Amendment to Deed of Novation and Amendment.

 

Anticipated Accounting Treatment

 

Notwithstanding the legal form of the Business Combination pursuant to the Business Combination Agreement, the Business Combination will be accounted for as a reverse merger in accordance with IFRS as issued by the IASB. Under this method of accounting, Artisan will be treated as the “acquired” company and Prenetics will be treated as the acquirer for financial statement reporting purposes. Prenetics has been determined to be the accounting acquirer based on evaluation of the following facts and circumstances:

 

Prenetics’ shareholders will have the largest voting interest in PubCo;

 

Prenetics’ shareholders will have the ability to nominate at least a majority of the members of the Board of Directors of the combined entity;

 

Prenetics’ senior management is the senior management of the post-combination company; and

 

Prenetics is the larger entity, in terms of substantive operations and employee base.

 

The Business Combination, which is not within the scope of IFRS 3 since Artisan does not meet the definition of a business in accordance with IFRS 3, is accounted for as a share-based payment transaction within the scope of IFRS 2. The net assets of Prenetics will be stated at their pre-combination carrying amounts, with no goodwill or other intangible assets recorded. Any excess of the fair value of consideration transferred to Artisan shareholders over the fair value of Artisan’s identifiable net assets acquired represents compensation for the service of a stock exchange listing for its shares and is expensed as incurred.

 

Basis of Pro Forma Presentation

 

Pursuant to Artisan’s existing charter, Artisan’s Public Shareholders were offered the opportunity to redeem, upon closing of the Business Combination, Artisan Class A Ordinary Shares held by them for cash equal to their pro rata share of the aggregate amount on deposit in the Trust Account. The unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial statements reflect the actual redemption of 28,878,277 Artisan Class A Ordinary Shares at approximately $10.01 per share.

 

 

 

 

The following summarizes the number of PubCo ordinary shares outstanding at Closing Date:

 

   Share Ownership in PubCo(1) 
   Number of Class A
Ordinary Shares
   %   Number of Class B
Ordinary Shares
   % 
Prenetics Shareholders   71,804,039    64.70%   9,713,864    8.75%
Artisan Public Shareholders(3)   6,522,186    5.88%       %
Sponsor and certain Artisan directors(2)(4)   7,033,558    6.33%       %
PIPE investors(5)   7,198,200    6.49%       %
Forward Purchase Investors(2)(6)   8,707,500    7.85%       %
Pro forma Combined Company Ordinary Shares   101,265,483    91.25%   9,713,864    8.75%

 

(1) The share amounts and ownership percentages set forth above are not indicative of voting percentages and do not take into account (i) public warrants and private warrants that will remain outstanding immediately following the Business Combination and may be exercised thereafter and (ii) any outstanding Prenetics RSUs, vested or unvested, that were assumed by PubCo upon the completion of the Business Combination.

 

(2) The share amounts reflect the transfer of 750,000 Artisan Class B ordinary shares from the Sponsor to the Forward Purchase Investors in connection with the Forward Purchase Agreements. The 750,000 outstanding Artisan Class B ordinary shares held by the Forward Purchase Investors were exchanged into Artisan Class A ordinary shares on a one-for-one basis. The Artisan Class A ordinary shares held by the Forward Purchase investors were then converted into the number of PubCo Class A ordinary shares equal to the Class A Exchange Ratio of 1.29.

 

(3) Outstanding Artisan Class A ordinary shares held by the Artisan Public Shareholders were converted into the number of PubCo Class A ordinary shares equal to the Class A Exchange Ratio of 1.29.

 

(4) Outstanding Artisan Class B ordinary shares held by the Sponsor and certain Artisan directors were exchanged (a) with respect to the 9,133,558 Artisan Class B ordinary shares held by the Sponsor, into the number of Artisan Class A Ordinary Shares equal to (x) 9,133,558 minus 2,200,000, divided by (y) the Class A Exchange Ratio of 1.29 and (b) with respect to the 100,000 Artisan Class B ordinary shares held by certain Artisan directors, into the number of Artisan Class A ordinary shares equal to (x) 100,000 divided by (y) the Class A Exchange Ratio of 1.29. The Artisan Class A ordinary shares held by the Sponsor and certain Artisan directors were then converted into the number of PubCo Class A ordinary shares equal to the Class A Exchange Ratio of 1.29.

 

(5) Pursuant to the amended PIPE subscription agreements, PubCo issued to the PIPE investors the number of PubCo Class A ordinary shares equal to 5,580,000 multiplied by the Class A Exchange Ratio of 1.29.

 

(6) Pursuant to the amended Forward Purchase subscription agreements, PubCo issued to the Forward Purchase investors the number of PubCo Class A ordinary shares equal to 6,000,000 multiplied by the Class A Exchange Ratio of 1.29.

 

 

 

 

 

UNAUDITED PRO FORMA CONDENSED COMBINED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2021

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

   Artisan (U.S.
GAAP, Historical)
  Prenetics (IFRS,
Historical)
  IFRS Conversion
and Presentation
Alignment (Note 2)
    Transaction
Accounting
Adjustments
    Pro Forma
Combined
 
ASSETS                         
Non-current assets:                         
Property, plant and equipment  $  $13,037  $    $    $13,037 
Intangible assets      23,826             23,826 
Goodwill      3,978             3,978 
Interest in a joint venture                    
Deferred tax assets      80             80 
Prepaid insurance - non-current   187                187 
Investments held in trust account   339,381           (339,381) D   
Other non-current assets      694             694 
Total non-current assets   339,568   41,615        (339,381)    41,802 
Current assets:                         
Inventories      6,829             6,829 
Trade receivables      47,042             47,042 
Deposits and prepayments   508   7,406             7,914 
Other receivables      412             412 
Amount due from a shareholder                    
Amount due from a joint venture                    
Amounts due from related companies      9             9 
Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss      9,906             9,906 
Cash and cash equivalents   102   35,289        339,381  D  169,893 
                  55,800  E    
                  60,000  F    
                  (21,735) G    
                  (10,011) H    
                  (288,933) K    
Total current assets   610   106,893        134,502     242,005 
Total assets   340,178   148,508        (204,879)    283,807 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY (DEFICIT)                         
Non-current liabilities:                         
Warrant liabilities  $12,249  $        586  F  12,835 
Derivative liability - forward purchase agreement   485           (485) F   
Deferred underwriting fee payable   11,877           (11,877) H   
Preference shares liabilities      486,405        (486,405) C   
Deferred tax liabilities      660             660 
Lease liabilities      3,600             3,600 
Artisan ordinary shares subject to redemption         339,342  A  (339,342) J   
Total non-current liabilities   24,611   490,665   339,342     (837,523)    17,095 
Current liabilities:                         
Accounts payables   274   9,980        (270) G  9,984 
Accrued offering costs   13                13 
Promissory note - related party                    
Due to related party                    
Accrued professional fees and other expenses   2,912           (2,881) G  31 
Accrued expenses - related party   80                80 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities      36,280        (11,857) G  24,423 
Deferred consideration                    
Amounts due to shareholders                    
Contract liabilities      9,587             9,587 
Lease liabilities      1,667             1,667 
Convertible securities                    
Tax payable      1,224             1,224 
Total current liabilities   3,279   58,738        (15,008)    47,009 
Total liabilities   27,890   549,403   339,342     (852,531)    64,104 
Ordinary shares subject to possible redemption   339,342      (339,342) A        
Equity (deficit):                         
Artisan Preference shares                    
Artisan Class A ordinary shares              3  J   
                  (3) K    
                  1  M    
                 (1) N    
Artisan Class B ordinary shares   1           (1) M   
Share premium      1        114,054  C  404,858 
                  55,799  E    
                  59,898  F    
                  (5,859) G    
                  1,774  I    
                  339,339  J