BEIJING and URUMQI, China, July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- China Lending Corporation (CLDC) (the "Company"), a leading non-bank direct lending corporation servicing micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSME), currently underserved by commercial banks in China, today announced that it closed a registered direct offering on July 10, 2018 pursuant to a previously announced securities purchase agreement with certain institutional investors, raising approximately $2 million from selling its ordinary shares at a price of $2.60 per share. After deducting offering expenses, the net proceeds will be used for general working capital purposes.
The Company issued a total of 769,232 ordinary shares to institutional investors. As part of the transaction, the Company issued to the investors Series A warrants to purchase up to 576,924 ordinary shares at an exercise price of $2.60 per share, which warrants have a term of four (4) years from the date of issuance. The investors also received Series B warrants with an initial face amount of 200,000 ordinary shares, which are subject to adjustment not in excess of an aggregate of 462,843 ordinary shares for nominal consideration. If on the 30th day after the closing date of the transaction, the closing bid price of the Company's ordinary shares is less than $2.60, the investors shall have the right to exercise the Series B warrants and the number of ordinary shares to be issued to the investors upon exercise of the Series B warrants shall be adjusted (upward or downward, as necessary) based on the closing bid price of the Company's ordinary shares on such date.
FT Global Capital acted as the exclusive placement agent for the transaction.
These securities were offered through a prospectus supplement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Company's effective shelf registration statement and base prospectus contained therein. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About China Lending Corporation
Founded in 2009, China Lending Corporation is a non-bank direct lending corporation and provides services to micro, small and medium sized enterprises, farmers, and individuals, who are currently underserved by commercial banks in China. The Company is headquartered in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Autonomous Region.
This press release may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that China Lending Corporation expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements and are identified with, but not limited to, words such as "may," "believe" and "expect." These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by China Lending in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments as well as other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed herein due to many factors such as, but not limited to, (1) the ability to obtain or maintain the listing of the Company's securities on the NASDAQ Capital Market; (2) the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of our recent business combination, (3) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against the Company; (4) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (5) the possibility that the Company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; and (6) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the proxy statement filed by the Company in connection with the business combination, including those under "Risk Factors" therein, and other factors identified in the Company's prior and future filings with the SEC, available at www.sec.gov.
These forward-looking statements are based on information available as of the date of this press release and involve a number of judgments, risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances which arise after the date of this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities law.
At the Company:
Tony Tian, CFA
Weitian Group LLC
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