As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 24, 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

 

 

JUMIA TECHNOLOGIES AG

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

N/A

(Registrant’s Name for Use in English)

 

The Federal Republic of Germany   N/A

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

Skalitzer Straße 104

10997 Berlin, Germany

+49 (30) 398 20 34 54

(Address, including zip code and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)

Option Program 2016

Stock Option Program 2019

Virtual Restricted Stock Unit Program 2019

(Full titles of the plans)

Puglisi & Associates

850 Library Avenue, Suite 204

Newark, Delaware 19711

+1 (302) 738 6680

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

Copies to:

Krystian M. Czerniecki

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Neue Mainzer Straße 52

60311 Frankfurt, Germany

+49 (69) 4272 5200

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, 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   ☒  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    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(1)

 

Amount

to be

Registered (2)

 

Proposed

Maximum
Offering Price

per Share

 

Proposed

Maximum
Aggregate

Offering Price (3)

 

Amount of

Registration Fee

Ordinary shares, no par value

  6,756,322(3)   $1.09(3)   $7,364,391   $955.90

Ordinary shares, no par value

  1,449,509(4)   $1.09(4)   $1,579,965   $205.08

Ordinary shares, no par value

  1,243,367(5)   $1.90(5)   $2,374,831   $308.25

TOTAL

  9,449,198     $11,319,187   $1,469.23

 

 

 

(1)

American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) evidenced by American Depositary Receipts (“ADRs”) issuable upon deposit of the Ordinary Shares have been registered under a separate registration statement on Form F-6 (333-230534). Each ADS represents two ordinary shares.

 

(2)

Represents ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of option granted under the Option Program 2016 (the “SOP 2016”) or the Stock Option Program 2019 (the “SOP 2019”) and ordinary shares issuable under the Virtual Restricted Stock Unit Program 2019 (“VRSUP 2019” and, together with the SOP 2016 and the SOP 2019, the “Plans”). The number of ordinary shares being registered also includes an indeterminate number of ordinary shares that may be issuable as a result of stock splits, stock dividends or similar anti-dilution adjustments of the outstanding ordinary shares in accordance with Rule 416 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).

 

(3)

The amount to be registered represents ordinary shares issuable upon the exercise of outstanding options granted under the SOP 2016 as of the date of this registration statement. The proposed maximum offer price per share, which is estimated solely for the purposes of calculating the registration fee under Rule 457(h) under the Securities Act, is based on the respective prices at which outstanding options under the SOP 2016 may be exercised. The exercise prices were expressed in Euros and have been translated into U.S. dollars at an exchange rate of €1 to $1.0883, the noon buying rate reported by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for April 17, 2020.

 

(4)

The amount to be registered represents ordinary shares issuable upon the exercise of outstanding options granted under the SOP 2019 as of the date of this registration statement. The proposed maximum offer price per share, which is estimated solely for the purposes of calculating the registration fee under Rule 457(h) under the Securities Act, is based on the respective prices at which outstanding options under the SOP 2019 may be exercised. The exercise prices were expressed in Euros and have been translated into U.S. dollars at an exchange rate of €1 to $1.0883, the noon buying rate reported by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for April 17, 2020.

 

(5)

The amount to be registered represents outstanding virtual restricted stock units granted under VRSUP 2019 as of the date of this registration statement that may be settled in ordinary shares. The corresponding proposed maximum offering price per share, which is estimated solely for the purposes of calculating the registration fee under Rule 457(h) and Rule 457(c) under the Securities Act, is based on the average of the high and low prices for the registrant’s ADSs as quoted on the New York Stock Exchange on April 22, 2020 divided by two, the then ordinary share-to-ADS ratio.

  

 

 


PART I

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS

The information specified in Part I of Form S-8 is omitted from this Registration Statement on Form S-8 (the “Registration Statement”) in accordance with the provisions of Rule 428 under the Securities Act, and the introductory note to Part I of Form S-8.

The documents containing the information specified in this Part I will be provided separately to the participants in the Plans as specified by Rule 428(b)(1) under the Securities Act. Such documents are not required to be, and are not, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) either as part of this Registration Statement or as a prospectus or prospectus supplement pursuant to Rule 424 under the Securities Act.

PART II

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT

 

Item 3.

Incorporation of Documents by Reference

The following documents filed with the Commission by Jumia Technologies AG (the “Registrant”) pursuant to the Securities Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), are hereby incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement:

 

   

The Registrant’s annual report (“Annual Report”) on Form 20-F filed with the Commission on April 3, 2020.

All documents filed by the Registrant pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act and, to the extent designated therein, certain Reports of Foreign Private Issuer on Form 6-K, furnished by the Registrant, after the date of this Registration Statement and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement indicating that all securities offered 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 a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any other subsequently filed document which also is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such statement. Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this Registration Statement.

 

Item 4.

Description of Securities.

Please refer to Exhibit 2.4 to the Annual Report for a description of the Registrant’s ordinary shares and ADRs.

 

Item 5.

Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.

Not applicable.

 

Item 6.

Indemnification of Directors and Officers.

Under German law, we may not, as a general matter, indemnify members of our management board and supervisory board. Certain limited exceptions may apply if the indemnification is in the legitimate interest of our Company. We will indemnify our management board and supervisory board members, to the extent permissible under German law, from and against any liabilities arising out of or in connection with their services to us.

We provide directors’ and officers’ liability insurance for the members of our management and supervisory boards against civil liabilities, which they may incur in connection with their activities on behalf of our company, including against liabilities under the Securities Act.

 

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Item 7.

Exemption from Registration Claimed.

Not applicable.

 

Item 8.

Exhibits.

See exhibits listed in the Exhibit Index below, which is incorporated into this item by reference.

 

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 this 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. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20 percent change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective 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) above do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the Registrant 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 Registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 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.

 

  (c)

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the 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 Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant 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 Registrant 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, the registrant 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 the City of Berlin, the Federal Republic of Germany on April 24, 2020.

 

Jumia Technologies AG
By:  

/s/ Jeremy Hodara

Name:   Jeremy Hodara
Title:  

Co-Chief Executive Officer and

Member of the Management Board

 

By:  

/s/ Sacha Poignonnec

Name:   Sacha Poignonnec
Title:  

Co-Chief Executive Officer and

Member of the Management Board

POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below does hereby constitute and appoint Jeremy Hodara and Sacha Poignonnec, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, each with the full power of substitution and re-substitution, for and in such person’s name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement and sign any registration statement for the same offering covered by the registration statement that is to be effective upon filing pursuant to Rule 462(b) promulgated under the Securities Act, as amended, and all post-effective amendments thereto, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in connection therewith 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 attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or their or his substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Signature:

  

Title:

  

Date:

/s/ Jeremy Hodara

   Co-Chief Executive Officer and
Member of the Management Board
   April 24, 2020
Jeremy Hodara      

/s/ Sacha Poignonnec

   Co-Chief Executive Officer and
Member of the Management Board
   April 24, 2020
Sacha Poignonnec

/s/ Antoine Maillet-Mezeray

   Chief Financial Officer
and Principal Accounting Officer
   April 24, 2020
Antoine Maillet-Mezeray

 

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SIGNATURE OF AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE IN THE UNITED STATES

 

Pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the undersigned, the duly appointed representative in the United States of Jumia Technologies AG has signed this registration statement or amendment thereto in the city of Newark, State of Delaware on April 24, 2020.

 

Puglisi & Associates
By:  

/s/ Donald J. Puglisi

Name:   Donald J. Puglisi
Title:   Managing Director

 

 

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit
No.
  

Description

  3.1    Articles of Association of the Registrant (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 1.1 to the Registrant’s 2019 Annual Report on Form 20-F (File No. 001-38863), filed on April 3, 2020)
  4.1    Form of Deposit Agreement between the Registrant, the depositary and holders of American Depositary Shares evidenced by American Depositary receipts issued thereunder (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form F-1, as amended (File No. 333-230207))
  4.2    Form of American Depositary Receipt evidencing American Depositary Shares (included in Exhibit 4.1)
  5.1    Opinion of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP regarding the validity of ordinary shares*
10.1    Jumia UG (haftungsbeschränkt) & Co. KG, Option Program 2016 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.4 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form F-1, as amended (File No. 333-230207))
10.2    Jumia Technologies AG, Stock Option Program 2019 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.5 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form F-1, as amended (File No. 333-230207))
10.3    Jumia, Virtual Restricted Stock Unit Program 2019 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.6 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form F-1, as amended (File No. 333-230207))
23.1    Consent of Ernst & Young, Société Anonyme*
23.2    Consent of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)*
24.1
   Powers of Attorney (included on signature page to the registration statement)*

 

 

*

Filed herewith.

 

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