Q&K Announces Issuance of Notes and Warrants and Initial Payment of Acquisition Price
SHANGHAI, China, July 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Q&K International Group Limited (“Q&K” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: QK) announced today that, in relation to the previously announced subscription of the Company’s convertible notes, the Company has issued series 1 and series 2 convertible notes in the aggregate principal amount of US$30.050 million at par (the “Notes”) and warrants to purchase 104,871 ADSs (the “Warrants”) pursuant to convertible note and warrant purchase agreements dated July 22, 2020 to certain investors. The investors are non-U.S. persons, and these transactions are offshore transactions exempt from registration with the U.S. SEC under Regulation S of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).
The Notes will be convertible at the conversion price, at the option of a holder, into the Company’s American depositary shares (“ADSs”). The conversion price per ADS is US$11.2508 or, if certain ADS offerings are conducted, 80% of the issue price of such ADS offerings, subject to adjustments upon the occurrence of certain specified dilutive events. A holder may convert its Notes at any time on and after the 41st day after the issue date and prior to the maturity date of July 29, 2024. A holder may require the Company to redeem its Note at the specified fundamental change repurchase price, which includes a premium, upon the occurrence of a fundamental change, including a change of control of the Company. The Company may require the holder to mandatorily convert its Notes upon the occurrence of a mandatory conversion event. Series 1 of the Notes bear interest of 7.5% per annum payable in cash annually and another 7.5% per annum payable in cash on the maturity date or, in the event of a conversion, on the conversion date in ADSs calculated at the conversion price. Series 2 of the Notes bear interest of 3.5% per annum payable in cash annually and another 13.5% per annum payable in cash on the maturity date or, in the event of a conversion, on the conversion date in ADSs calculated at the conversion price.
The Warrants expire on July 29, 2025 and have an exercise price of US$11.4618 per ADS, subject to certain adjustments upon the occurrence of certain dilutive events.
Under the purchase agreement, the Company has also granted an investor the option to subscribe to up to US$70 million in aggregate principal amount of additional 4-year series 1 or series 2 Notes at par within 24 months of July 29, 2020. In addition to the Warrants, the Company will issue to the holder of the Notes warrants to subscribe to ADSs on each anniversary date of the Notes based on the principal amount of the Notes outstanding as of such anniversary date. Each of the warrants expire five years after its respective issue date and has an exercise price equivalent to 110% of the VWAP of the ADSs over the 60 trading days preceding the date of issuance of each warrant, subject to certain adjustments upon the occurrence of certain dilutive events.
The Notes, the ADSs deliverable upon conversion of the Notes or exercise of the Warrants and the ordinary shares represented thereby, have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and are subject to restrictions on transferability and resale. They may not be transferred or resold absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration as permitted under the Securities Act and other applicable securities laws.
In addition, pursuant to the agreements each dated July 22, 2020 entered into by the Company and a rental service company and its affiliates (the “Transferor”) for the acquisition of certain lease contracts and other related assets previously announced, the Company paid US$5.8 million to the Transferor to settle the first installment of the consideration on July 29, 2020, which is financed by the proceeds of the Notes issuance. The remaining consideration for the acquisition, which consists of US$23.2 million in cash and 128.6 million class A ordinary shares of the Company (the “Acquisition Consideration Shares”), subject to adjustments based on terms and conditions set forth in the agreements, will be payable in installments upon reaching certain milestones linked to the transfer of lease contracts and other related assets. The Company will also issue in installments, to a third-party contractor that manages the rental units as previously announced, up to 111.2 million class A ordinary shares of the Company, subject to certain performance indicators and other terms and conditions set forth in the agreement (together with the Acquisition Consideration Shares, the “Consideration Shares”). The Consideration Shares are subject to lock-ups for certain periods.
It is expected that the issuance of the Consideration Shares will be exempted from registration under the Securities Act, pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act, and the shares issued may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.
This press release is not an offer to sell or purchase nor the solicitation of an offer to sell or purchase securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale. Any public offering of securities to be made in the United States will be made by means of a prospectus that may be obtained from the Company or the selling security holder and that will contain detailed information about the Company and management, as well as financial statements.
About Q&K International Group Limited
Q&K International Group Limited (NASDAQ: QK) is a leading technology-driven long-term apartment rental platform in China. The Company offers young, emerging urban residents conveniently-located, ready-to-move-in, and affordable branded apartments as well as facilitates a variety of value-added services. Q&K signs long-term leases with individual landlords in different locations in relatively inexpensive yet convenient locations and manages them centrally, leveraging its advanced IT and mobile technologies. Technology is the core of Q&K’s business and is applied to every step of its operational process from apartment sourcing, renovation, and tenant acquisition, to property management. The focus on technology enables Q&K to operate a large, dispersed, and fast-growing portfolio of apartments with high operational efficiency and deliver a superior user experience.
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