As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 17, 2020

Registration No. 333-              

 

 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM S-8

REGISTRATION STATEMENT
UNDER
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

LUOKUNG TECHNOLOGY CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

British Virgin Islands   Not Applicable
(State or other jurisdiction of   (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)   Identification Number)

 

B9-8, Block B, SOHO Phase II, No 9, Guanghua Road

Chaoyang District

Beijing

People’s Republic of China, 100020 (86) 10-85866721
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) 

 

Luokung Technology Corp. 2018 Omnibus Equity Plan
(Full title of the plan)

 

Worldwide Stock Transfer LLC

One University Plaza, Suite 505

Hackensack, New Jersey 07601

(201) 820-2008

(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

Copy to:

 

William N. Haddad

 Venable LLP
1270 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
(212) 307-5500

 

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

 

Large accelerated filer ☐ Accelerated filer ☐
Non-accelerated filer ☒ Smaller reporting company ☐
  Emerging growth company ☐

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.  ☐

 

 

 

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

Title of Securities to be registered   Amount to be registered(1)   Proposed maximum offering
price per share(2)
    Proposed maximum aggregate offering
price(2)
    Amount of registration fee  
Ordinary Shares, $0.01 par value per share, issuable under the Luokung Technology Corp. Omnibus 2018 Equity Plan   19,931,756 ordinary shares   $ 0.5795     $ 11,550,453     $ 1,500  
Total Registration Fee                       $ 1,500  

 

(1) This Registration Statement covers 19,931,756 ordinary shares, par value $0.01 per share (the “Ordinary Shares”) of Luokung Technology Corp. (the “Company”), being newly registered hereunder and issuable pursuant to the Luokung Technology Corp. Omnibus 2018 Equity Plan (the “Plan”). This Registration Statement also covers an indeterminate number of additional ordinary shares that may be offered or sold under the Plan by reason of any substitutions or adjustments to ordinary shares to account for any change in capitalization, including any share dividend, share split, reverse share split, split up, spin-off, recapitalization, or other distribution of shares or property of the Company, combination or exchange of ordinary shares, dividend in kind, or other like change in capital structure.

 

(2) Pursuant to Rule 457(h) of the Securities Act, the proposed maximum offering price per share and the proposed maximum aggregate offering price are estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the amount of the registration fee. The offering price per share and aggregate offering price are based upon the average of the high and low prices for the Ordinary Shares of the Company as reported on The NASDAQ Capital Market on April 13, 2020 ($0.5795), in accordance with Rule 457(c) of the Securities Act.

 

 

 

 

 

  

PART I

 

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS

 

The information required by Part I is included in documents to be sent or given to participants in the Plan pursuant to Rule 428(b)(1) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). In accordance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”), and the instructions to Form S-8, such documents are not being filed with the Commission either as a part of this Registration Statement or as prospectuses or prospectus supplements pursuant to Rule 424 under the Securities Act. These documents and the documents incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement pursuant to Item 3 of Part II of this Registration Statement, taken together, constitute a prospectus that meets the requirements of Section 10(a) of the Securities Act.

 

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PART II

 

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT

 

Item 3. Incorporation of Documents by Reference.

 

The following documents are hereby incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement:

 

the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, filed with the Commission on April 24, 2019; and

the description of the Company’s Ordinary Shares, $0.01 par value per share, contained in our Registration Statement on Form 8-A, filed on May 7, 2010, pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act, as amended.

 

In addition, all documents that the Company files pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act, subsequent to the filing of this Registration Statement and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered hereby have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement and to be a part hereof from the date of filing of such documents.

 

Any statement contained in the documents incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement shall be deemed to be modified, superseded or replaced for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any other subsequently filed document which also is incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement modifies, supersedes or replaces such statement. Any such statement so modified, superseded or replaced shall not be deemed, except as so modified, superseded or replaced, to constitute a part of this Registration Statement. Unless expressly incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement, a report (or portion thereof) “furnished” under Item 2.02 or 7.01 of Form 8-K and not deemed filed under such provisions shall not be incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement.

 

Item 4. Description of Securities.

 

Not required to be filed with this Registration Statement.

 

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Item 5. Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 6. Indemnification of Directors and Officers.

 

British Virgin Islands law does not limit the extent to which a company’s memorandum and articles of association may provide for indemnification of officers and directors, except to the extent any such provision may be held by the British Virgin Islands courts to be contrary to public policy, such as to provide indemnification against civil fraud or the consequences of committing a crime.  Under the memorandum and articles of association of the Registrant, the Registrant may indemnify its directors, officers and liquidators against all expenses, including legal fees, and against all judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement and reasonably incurred in connection with legal, administrative or investigative proceedings to which they are party or are threatened to be made a party by reason of their acting as our director, officer or liquidator.  To be entitled to indemnification, these persons must have acted honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interest of the Registrant and, in the case of criminal proceedings, they must have had no reasonable cause to believe their conduct was unlawful.

 

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 may be permitted to directors, officers or persons controlling the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, the Registrant has been informed that in the opinion of the SEC such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is therefore unenforceable. 

 

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Item 7. Exemption from Registration Claimed.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 8. Exhibits.

 

The Exhibits listed on the accompanying Exhibit Index are filed as a part of, or incorporated by reference into, this Registration Statement (See Exhibit Index below).

 

Item 9. Undertakings.

 

(a) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:      

 

(1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:

 

(i) To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;

 

(ii) To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the Registration Statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in this Registration Statement; and

 

(iii) To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in this Registration Statement or any material change to such information in this Registration Statement;

 

provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in periodic reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the Company pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement.

 

(2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

(3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

 

(b) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the Company's annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

(h) Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Company pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Company has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Company of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Company in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Company will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the Company certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in New York, New York, on April 17, 2020.

 

  LUOKUNG TECHNOLOGY CORP.
   
  By:  /s/ Xuesong Song
  Xuesong Song
  Chief Executive Officer

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

 

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints Xuesong Song and Jie Yu, and each of them, his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, for him and in his name, place and stead, with full power to act alone, to sign on his behalf and in the capacity set forth below, any and all amendments and post-effective amendments and supplements to this Registration Statement on Form S-8 and to file each such amendment and post-effective amendment and supplements to this Registration Statement, with all exhibits thereto, and any and all other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, hereby granting unto said attorney-in-fact and agent full power and authority to do and perform any and all acts and things requisite and necessary or appropriate to be done in and about the premises as fully to all intents and purposes as he might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorney-in-fact and agent may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

 

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities indicated on April 17, 2020.

 

Signature   Title  
       
/s/ Xuesong Song      
Xuesong Song   Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
(Principal Executive Officer)
 
       
/s/ Jie Yu      
Jie Yu   Chief Financial Officer  
    (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)  
       
/s/ Dennis Galgano      
Dennis Galgano   Director  
       
/s/ Kegang Peng      
Kegang Peng   Director  
       
/s/ Zhihao Xu      
Zhihao Xu   Director  
       
/s/ David Wei Tang      
David Wei Tang   Director  
       
/s/ Jin Meng Bryan Yap      
Jin Meng Bryan Yap   Director  

 

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INDEX TO EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit No.   Description of Exhibit

4.1

  Amended and Restated Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association of Luokung Technology Corp., dated December 27, 2019, and as currently in effect*.
     

5.1

 

Opinion of Conyers Dill & Pearman*

     
10.1   2018 Omnibus Equity Plan of the Registrant*
     
23.1   Consent of Moore Stephens, Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm*
     
23.3   Consent of Conyers Dill & Pearman (See Exhibit 5.1 above)*
     
24.1   Power of Attorney of certain Officers and Directors of the Company (included on signature page)*

 

* Filed herewith

 

 

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