As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 17, 2022
Registration No. 333-
AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|Cayman Islands||Not Applicable|
|(State or other jurisdiction of||(I.R.S. Employer|
|incorporation or organization)||Identification Number)|
55th – 56th Floor, New Bund Center, 555 West Haiyang Road, Pudong District
People’s Republic of China
Phone: +86 21-6057-8000
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)
Share Incentive Plan
(Full title of the plan)
Cogency Global Inc.
122 East 42nd Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10168
(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)
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 Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”).
|Large accelerated filer x||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 of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). ¨
People’s Republic of China
Phone: +86 21-6057-8000
Haiping Li, Esq.
Yuting Wu, Esq.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
JingAn Kerry Center, Tower II, 46/F
1539 Nanjing West Road
Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS
Item 1. Plan Information*
Item 2. Registrant Information and Employee Plan Annual Information*
|*||Information required by Part I to be contained in the Section 10(a) prospectus is omitted from this registration statement in accordance with Rule 428 under the Securities Act and the Note to Part I of Form S-8. The documents containing information specified in this Part I will be separately provided to the participants covered by the Plan, as specified by Rule 428(b)(1) under the Securities Act.|
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT
Item 3. Incorporation of Documents by Reference
The following documents previously filed by I-Mab (the “Registrant”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) are incorporated by reference herein:
|a)||The Registrant’s annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 filed with the Commission on April 29, 2022 pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act; and|
|b)||The description of the Registrant’s ordinary shares incorporated by reference in the Registrant’s registration statement on Form 8-A (File No. 001-39173) filed with the Commission on January 3, 2020, including any amendment and report subsequently filed for the purpose of updating that description.|
All documents subsequently filed by the Registrant pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, after the date of this registration statement and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment to this registration statement which indicates that all securities offered have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference in this registration statement and to be part hereof from the date of filing of such documents. Any statement in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference in this registration statement will be deemed to be modified or superseded to the extent that a statement contained in this registration statement or in any other later filed document that also is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference modifies or supersedes such statement. Any such statement so modified or superseded will not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to be a part of this registration statement.
Item 4. Description of Securities
Item 5. Interests of Named Experts and Counsel
Item 6. Indemnification of Directors and Officers
Cayman Islands law does not limit the extent to which a company’s articles of association may provide for indemnification of directors and officers, except to the extent any such provision may be held by the Cayman Islands courts to be contrary to public policy, such as to provide indemnification against civil fraud or the consequences of committing a crime. The Registrant’s Sixth Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association, adopted by its shareholders on October 29, 2019, provides that the Registrant shall indemnify each of its directors and officers against all actions, proceedings, costs, charges, expenses, losses, damages or liabilities incurred or sustained by such director or officer, other than by reason of such person’s own dishonesty, willful default or fraud, in or about the conduct of the Registrant’s business or affairs (including as a result of any mistake of judgment) or in the execution or discharge of his or her duties, powers, authorities or discretions, including without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, any costs, expenses, losses or liabilities incurred by such director or officer in defending (whether successfully or otherwise) any civil proceedings concerning the Registrant or its affairs in any court whether in the Cayman Islands or elsewhere.
Pursuant to the indemnification agreements, the form of which was filed as Exhibit 10.3 to the Registrant’s registration statement on Form F-1, as amended (File No. 333-234363), the Registrant has agreed to indemnify its directors and executive officers against certain liabilities and expenses incurred by such persons in connection with claims made by reason of their being such a director or officer.
Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act 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 Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is therefore unenforceable.
The Registrant also maintains a directors and officers liability insurance policy for its directors and officers.
Item 7. Exemption from Registration Claimed
Item 8. Exhibits
See the Index to Exhibits attached hereto.
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; and|
|iii)||to include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to that information in the 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.|
|4.1||Sixth Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Registrant (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the registration statement on Form F-1 (File No. 333-234363), as amended, initially filed on October 29, 2019)|
|4.2||Registrant’s Specimen Certificate for Ordinary Shares (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to the registration statement on Form F-1 (File No. 333-234363), as amended, initially filed on October 29, 2019)|
|4.3||Deposit Agreement, dated as of January 22, 2020, among the Registrant, the depositary and holder of the American Depositary Receipt (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 4.3 to the registration statement on Form S-8 (File No. 333-239871), as amended, initially filed with the SEC on July 15, 2020)|
|5.1*||Opinion of Harney Westwood & Riegels, Cayman Islands counsel to the Registrant, regarding the legality of the Ordinary Shares being registered|
|10.1*||2022 Share Incentive Plan|
|23.1*||Consent of PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm|
|23.2*||Consent of Harney Westwood & Riegels (included in Exhibit 5.1)|
|24.1*||Power of Attorney (included on the signature page hereto)|
|107*||Filing Fee Table|
* Filed herewith.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, 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 Shanghai, China, on June 17, 2022.
|By:||/s/ Jingwu Zhang Zang|
|Name:||Jingwu Zhang Zang|
|Title:||Founder, Chairman and Acting CEO|
POWER OF ATTORNEY
KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints, severally and not jointly, Jingwu Zhang Zang, with full power to act alone, as his or her true and lawful attorney-in-fact, with the power of 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 to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto the said attorney-in-fact full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that the said attorney-in-fact may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.
/s/ Jingwu Zhang Zang
|Chairman of Board of Directors and Acting Chief Executive Officer||June 17, 2022|
|Jingwu Zhang Zang||(Principal Executive Officer)|
/s/ Zheru Zhang
|Director and President||June 17, 2022|
/s/ Andrew Zhu
|Director and President||June 17, 2022|
|/s/ John Long||Director and Chief Financial Officer||June 17, 2022|
|John Long||(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)|
|/s/ Richard Yeh||Director and Chief Operating Officer||June 17, 2022|
/s/ Wei Fu
|Director||June 17, 2022|
/s/ Lan Kang
|Director||June 17, 2022|
/s/ Xi (Lindsay) Liu
|Independent Director||June 17, 2022|
|Xi (Lindsay) Liu|
/s/ Ruyi He
|Independent Director||June 17, 2022|
/s/ Rong Shao
|Independent Director||June 17, 2022|
/s/ Chun Kwok Alan Au
|Independent Director||June 17, 2022|
|Chun Kwok Alan Au|
/s/ Conor Chia-hung Yang
|Independent Director||June 17, 2022|
|Conor Chia-hung Yang|
/s/ Pamela M. Klein
|Independent Director||June 17, 2022|
|Pamela M. Klein|
SIGNATURE OF AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE IN THE UNITED STATES
Pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the undersigned, the duly authorized representative in the United States of I-MAB has signed this registration statement or amendment thereto in New York, New York on June 17, 2022.
|Authorized U.S. Representative|
|Cogency Global Inc.|
|By:||/s/ Colleen A. De Vries|
|Name:||Colleen A. De Vries|
Harney Westwood & Riegels
3501 The Center
99 Queen's Road Central
Tel: +852 5806 7800
Fax: +852 5806 7810
17 June 2022
the offices of Vistra (Cayman) Limited
P. O. Box 31119, Grand Pavilion, Hibiscus Way
802 West Bay Road, Grand Cayman, KY1 – 1205
Dear Sir or Madam
I-Mab 天境生物 (the Company)
We are lawyers qualified to practise in the Cayman Islands and have acted as Cayman Islands legal advisers to the Company in connection with the Company’s registration statement on Form S-8 to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) on or about the date of this opinion (the Registration Statement), relating to the registration under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), of the Company’s ordinary shares of a par value of US$0.0001 per share (the Shares) to be issued pursuant to the Plan (as defined in Schedule 1).
We are furnishing this opinion as Exhibit 5.1 to the Registration Statement.
For the purposes of giving this opinion, we have examined the Documents (as defined in Schedule 1). We have not examined any other documents, official or corporate records or external or internal registers and have not undertaken or been instructed to undertake any further enquiry or due diligence in relation to the transaction which is the subject of this opinion.
In giving this opinion we have relied upon the assumptions set out in Schedule 2 which we have not independently verified.
Based solely upon the foregoing examinations and assumptions and upon such searches as we have conducted and having regard to legal considerations which we deem relevant, and subject to the qualifications set out in Schedule 3, we are of the opinion that under the laws of the Cayman Islands:
|1||Existence and Good Standing. The Company has been duly incorporated as an exempted company with limited liability and is validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the Cayman Islands.|
Resident Partners: M Chu | I Clark | JP Engwirda | Y Fan | A Johnstone
P Kay | MW Kwok | IN Mann | R Ng | ATC Ridgers | PJ Sephton
Jersey legal services are provided through a referral arrangement with Harneys (Jersey) which is an independently owned and controlled Jersey law firm.
Anguilla | Bermuda | British Virgin Islands | Cayman Islands
Cyprus | Hong Kong | Jersey | London | Luxembourg
Montevideo | São Paulo | Shanghai | Singapore
|2||Authorised Share Capital. Based on our review of the M&A (as defined in Schedule 1), the authorised share capital of the Company is US$80,000 divided into 800,000,000 ordinary shares of a par value of US$0.0001 each.|
|3||Valid Issuance of Shares. The Shares to be issued by the Company in accordance with the Plan and registered under the Registration Statement have been duly authorised and, when allotted, issued and fully paid for in accordance with the Plan and the Resolutions (as defined in Schedule 1), and when name of the shareholder is entered in the register of members of the Company, the Shares will be validly issued, allotted and fully paid and there will be no further obligation on the holder of any of the Shares to make any further payment to the Company in respect of such Shares.|
|4||2022 Share Incentive Plan. The Plan does not contravene the Companies Act (as revised) of the Cayman Islands (the Companies Act).|
This opinion is confined to the matters expressly opined on herein and given on the basis of the laws of the Cayman Islands as they are in force and applied by the Cayman Islands courts at the date of this opinion. We have made no investigation of, and express no opinion on, the laws of any other jurisdiction. Except as specifically stated herein, we express no opinion as to matters of fact.
In connection with the above opinion, we hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement. In giving such consent, we do not thereby admit that we come within the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act, as amended, or the Rules and Regulations of the Commission thereunder.
This opinion is limited to the matters referred to herein and shall not be construed as extending to any other matter or document not referred to herein.
This opinion shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Cayman Islands.
/s/ Harney Westwood & Riegels
Harney Westwood & Riegels
List of Documents and Records Examined
|1||the Certificate of Incorporation of the Company dated 30 June 2016;|
|2||the Certificate of Incorporation on Change of Name of the Company dated 27 June 2018;|
|3||the Sixth Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company as adopted by a special resolution passed on 29 October 2019 (the M&A);|
|4||the register of members and register of directors of the Company provided to us on 7 June 2022;|
|5||a certificate of good standing dated 27 May 2022 in respect of the Company, issued by the Registrar of Companies in the Cayman Islands (the Certificate of Good Standing);|
|6||the search results in relation to the Company obtained from the Cayman Islands Online Registry Information System (CORIS), the Cayman Islands’ General Registry’s online database, on 25 May 2022; and|
|7||a copy of the minutes of a meeting of the directors of the Company dated 25 March 2022 (the Resolutions);|
copies of 1-7 above have been provided to us by the Company’s registered office in the Cayman Islands (together the Corporate Documents)
|8||the Registration Statement; and|
|9||the I-Mab 2022 Share Incentive Plan approved by the Resolutions (the Plan, together with the Registration Statement, the Transaction Documents),|
the Corporate Documents and the Transaction Document are collectively referred to in this opinion as the Documents.
|1||Validity under Foreign Laws. That (i) all formalities required under any applicable laws (other than the laws of the Cayman Islands) have been complied with; and (ii) no other matters arising under any foreign law will affect the views expressed in this opinion.|
|2||Directors. The board of directors of the Company considers the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents to be in the best interests of the Company and no director has a financial interest in or other relationship to a party or the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents which has not been properly disclosed in the Resolutions.|
|3||Authenticity of Documents. All original Documents are authentic, all signatures, initials and seals are genuine, all copies of Documents are true and correct copies and the Transaction Documents conform in every material respect to the latest drafts of the same produced to us and, where the Transaction Documents have been provided to us in successive drafts marked-up to indicate changes to such documents, all such changes have been so indicated.|
|4||Corporate Documents. All matters required by law to be recorded in the Corporate Documents are so recorded, and all corporate minutes, resolutions, certificates, documents and records which we have reviewed are accurate and complete, and all facts expressed in or implied thereby are accurate and complete.|
|5||Constitutional Documents. The M&A remain in full force and effect and are otherwise unamended.|
|6||No Steps to Wind-up. The directors and shareholders of the Company have not taken any steps to have the Company struck off or placed in liquidation, no steps have been taken to wind up the Company and no receiver has been appointed over any of the property or assets of the Company.|
|7||Resolutions. The Resolutions were duly adopted at duly convened meetings of the board of directors of the Company and such meeting was held and conducted in accordance with the M&A. The Resolutions remain in full force and effect, and the Resolutions are an accurate record of the relevant meeting and are factually accurate as to notice and quorum.|
|8||Unseen Documents. Save for the Documents provided to us there are no resolutions, agreements, documents or arrangements which materially affect, amend or vary the transactions envisaged in the Documents. There is no contractual prohibition (other than as arising under Cayman Islands law) binding on the Company prohibiting it from issuing and allotting the Shares.|
|1||Foreign Statutes. We express no opinion in relation to provisions making reference to foreign statutes in the Transaction Documents.|
|2||Good Standing. The Company shall be deemed to be in good standing at any time if all fees (including annual filing fees) and penalties under the Companies Act have been paid and the Registrar of Companies in the Cayman Islands has no knowledge that the Company is in default under the Companies Act.|
|3||Economic Substance. We have undertaken no enquiry and express no view as to the compliance of the Company with the International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Act (2021 Revision).|
2022 SHARE INCENTIVE PLAN
ARTICLE I. PURPOSE
The purpose of this 2022 Share Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) is to promote the success and enhance the value of I-MAB 天境生物, an exempted company incorporated under the laws of the Cayman Islands (the “Company”), by linking the personal interests of Service Providers 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. Capitalized terms used in the Plan are defined in Article XI below.
Service Providers of the Company, including Directors, Employees, Consultants and other service providers that the Administrator deems appropriate, are eligible to participate in the Plan, subject to the limitations described herein.
ADMINISTRATION AND DELEGATION
3.1 Administration. The Plan will be administered by the Administrator. The Administrator shall have authority to determine which Service Providers will receive Awards, to grant Awards and to set all terms and conditions of Awards (including, but not limited to, vesting, exercise and forfeiture provisions). In addition, the Administrator shall have the authority to take all actions and make all determinations contemplated by the Plan and to adopt, amend and repeal such administrative rules, guidelines and practices relating to the Plan as it shall deem advisable. The Administrator may correct any defect or ambiguity, supply any omission or reconcile any inconsistency in the Plan or any Award in the manner and to the extent it shall deem necessary or appropriate to carry the Plan and any Awards into effect, as determined by the Administrator. The Administrator shall make all determinations under the Plan in the Administrator’s sole discretion and all such determinations shall be final and binding on all persons having or claiming any interest in the Plan or in any Award. 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 the Applicable Laws, and with respect to the Awards granted or to be granted to the Administrator(s).
3.2 Appointment of Administrator. To the extent permitted by the Applicable Laws and the Sixth Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company (as may be further amended and/or restated from time to time), the Board may delegate any or all of its powers under the Plan to one or more Administrators.
SHARES AVAILABLE FOR AWARDS
4.1 Number of Shares. Subject to Article VIII, the maximum aggregate number of Ordinary Shares which may be issued pursuant to all Awards under the Plan (the “Award Pool”) shall be 13,148,594 Ordinary Shares; provided that the maximum number of Ordinary Shares which may be issued pursuant to Awards in the form of Restricted Share Units under this Plan shall not exceed 5,478,577 Ordinary Shares. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Company successfully complete extraordinary goals as approved by the Board, or such extraordinary goals are waived by the Board, the Award Pool shall be 15,340,034 Ordinary Shares; provided that the maximum number of Ordinary Shares which may be issued pursuant to Awards in the form of Restricted Share Units under this Plan shall not exceed 7,670,017 Ordinary Shares. If any Award expires or lapses or is terminated, surrendered or canceled without having been fully exercised or is forfeited in whole or in part, in any case in a manner that results in any Ordinary Shares covered by such Award not being issued or being so reacquired by the Company, the unused Ordinary Shares covered by such Award shall again be available for the grant of Awards under the Plan. The size of the Award Pool shall be proportionately adjusted in the event of any share dividend, subdivision, reclassification, recapitalization, split, reverse split, combination, consolidation or similar transactions.
4.2 Shares Distributed. Any Ordinary Shares distributed pursuant to an Award may consist in whole or in part, of authorized and unissued Ordinary Shares, treasury Ordinary Shares (subject to the Applicable Laws) or Ordinary Shares purchased on the open market. Additionally, at the discretion of the Administrator, any Ordinary Shares distributed pursuant to an Award may be represented by American Depository Shares.
5.1 General. The Administrator may grant Options to any Service Provider. The exercise price of each Option and the conditions and limitations applicable to the exercise of each Option, including, without limitation, conditions relating to the Applicable Laws, as it considers necessary or advisable.
5.2 Exercise Price. The exercise price per Ordinary Share subject to an Option shall be determined by the Administrator and set forth in the Award Agreement which may be a fixed price or a variable price related to the Fair Market Value of the Ordinary Shares. The exercise price per Ordinary Share subject to an Option may be amended or adjusted in the absolute discretion of the Administrator, the determination of which shall be final, binding and conclusive. Notwithstanding anything in the foregoing, the exercise price shall in no circumstances be less than the par value of the Ordinary Shares.
5.3 Duration of Options. Each Option shall be exercisable at such times and subject to such terms and conditions as the Administrator may specify, provided that the term of any Option shall not exceed ten years.
5.4 Conditions of Exercise. The Administrator shall determine the time or times at which an Option may be exercised in whole or in part. The Administrator shall also determine any conditions, if any, that must be satisfied before all or part of an Option may be exercised.
5.5 Performance Conditions of Vesting. No performance conditions shall be set for Options, unless the Administrator otherwise determined.
5.6 Exercise of Option. Options may be exercised by delivering a written notice of exercise to the Company, in a form approved by the Administrator (which may be an electronic form), signed by the person authorized to exercise the Option, together with payment in full (i) as specified in Section 5.7 hereof for the number of Ordinary Shares for which the Option is exercised and (ii) as specified in Section 9.5 hereof for any applicable withholding taxes. Unless otherwise determined by the Administrator, an Option may not be exercised for a fraction of an Ordinary Share.
5.7 Payment Upon Exercise. The Administrator 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 Chinese Renminbi, (iii) cash or check denominated in any other local currency as approved by the Administrator, (iv) Ordinary Shares held for such period of time as may be required by the Administrator 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) after the trading date 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 Administrator 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 member of the Board 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.
5.8 ISO. ISO may be granted to Employees of the Company or a Subsidiary of the Company. ISO may not be granted to employees of a Related Entity or to independent directors or Consultants. The terms of any ISO granted pursuant to the Plan, in addition to the requirements of Section 5, must comply with the following additional provisions of this Section 5.8:
(a) Individual Dollar Limitation. The aggregate Fair Market Value (determined as of the time the Option is granted) of all Ordinary Shares with respect to which ISOs 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 ISOs are first exercisable by a Participant in excess of such limitation, the excess shall be considered Non-Qualified Stock Options.
(b) Exercise Price. The exercise price of an ISO shall be equal to the Fair Market Value on the date of grant. However, the exercise price of any ISO granted to any individual who, at the date of grant, owns Ordinary Shares possessing more than ten percent of the total combined voting power of all classes of shares of the Company or any Parent or Subsidiary 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. Notwithstanding anything in the foregoing, the exercise price per Ordinary Share shall in no circumstances be less than the par value of such Ordinary Share.
(c) Transfer Restriction. The Participant shall give the Company prompt notice of any disposition of Ordinary Shares acquired by exercise of an ISO within (i) two years from the date of grant of such ISO or (ii) one year after the transfer of such Ordinary Shares to the Participant.
(d) Expiration of ISOs. No Award of an ISO may be made pursuant to this Plan after the tenth anniversary of the Adoption Date.
(e) Right to Exercise. During a Participant’s lifetime, an ISO may be exercised only by the Participant.
RESTRICTED SHARE UNITS
6.1 General. The Administrator may grant Restricted Share Units to any Service Provider, subject to the right of the Company to require forfeiture of such Restricted Share Units at no cost in the event that conditions specified by the Administrator in the applicable Award Agreement are not satisfied prior to the end of the applicable restriction period or periods established by the Administrator for such Award.
6.2 Vesting Schedule for Restricted Share Unit Award. The Administrator may, in connection with the grant of Restricted Share Units, condition the vesting thereof upon the continued service of the Participant, upon the Participant’s performance of duties, upon the attainment of specified Performance Conditions during an applicable period or upon any other basis determined by the Administrator in its sole discretion. An Award of Restricted Share Units shall be settled as and when the Restricted Share Units vest or at a later time specified by the Administrator or in accordance with an election of the Participant, if the Administrator so permits. Except as otherwise set forth in an Award Agreement for Restricted Share Units, prior to the settlement of a Restricted Share Unit Award in Ordinary Shares, a Participant shall have no rights as a shareholder of the Company with respect to the Ordinary Shares subject to such Award; provided, however, that the Award Agreement may specify whether the Participant shall be entitled to receive Dividend Equivalents, and, if determined by the Administrator, interest on, or the deemed reinvestment of, any deferred dividend equivalents, with respect to the number of Ordinary Shares subject to the Award of Restricted Share Units, provided that any dividend equivalents with respect to Restricted Share Units subject to performance-based vesting conditions shall be subject to the same vesting conditions as the underlying Award.
6.3 Forfeiture/Repurchase. Except as otherwise determined by the Administrator at the time of the grant of the Award or thereafter, upon the respective vesting date, any unvested Restricted Share Units that is supposed to be subject to vesting other than those based on time attribution shall be forfeited or repurchased in accordance with the Award Agreement; provided, however, the Administrator may (a) provide in any 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.
|6.4||Additional Provisions Relating to Restricted Share Units.|
(a) Settlement. Upon the vesting of a Restricted Share Unit, the Participant shall be entitled to receive from the Company one Ordinary Share on the settlement date.
(b) Voting Rights. A Participant shall have no voting rights with respect to any Restricted Share Units unless and until shares are delivered in settlement thereof.
(c) Dividend Equivalents. To the extent provided by the Administrator, a grant of Restricted Share Units may provide a Participant with the right to receive Dividend Equivalents. Dividend Equivalents may be paid currently or credited to an account for the Participant, may be settled in cash and/or Ordinary Shares and may be subject to the same restrictions on transfer and forfeitability as the Restricted Share Units with respect to which the Dividend Equivalents are paid, as determined by the Administrator.
OTHER SHARE-BASED AWARDS
Other Share-Based Awards may be granted hereunder to Participants, including, without limitation, Awards entitling Participants to receive Ordinary Shares to be delivered in the future. Such Other Share- Based Awards shall also be available as a form of payment in the settlement of other Awards granted under the Plan, as stand-alone payments and/or as payment in lieu of compensation to which a Participant is otherwise entitled. Other Share-Based Awards may be paid in Ordinary Shares, cash or other property, as the Administrator shall determine. Subject to the provisions of the Plan, the Administrator shall determine the terms and conditions of each Other Share-Based Award, including, without limitation, any purchase price, transfer restrictions, vesting conditions and other terms and conditions applicable thereto.
ADJUSTMENTS FOR CHANGES IN ORDINARY SHARES AND CERTAIN OTHER EVENTS
8.1 Certain Transactions or Events. In the event that the Administrator determines that any dividend or other distribution (whether in the form of cash, Ordinary Shares, other securities, or other property), reorganization, merger, consolidation, combination, repurchase, recapitalization, liquidation, dissolution, or sale, transfer, exchange or other disposition of assets of the Company, or sale or exchange of Ordinary Shares or other securities of the Company, or other similar corporate transaction or event, as determined by the Administrator, affects the Ordinary Shares such that an adjustment is determined by the Administrator to be appropriate in order to prevent dilution or enlargement of the benefits or potential benefits intended by the Company to be made available under the Plan or with respect to any Award, then the Administrator may, in such manner as it may deem equitable, adjust any or all of:
(a) the number and kind of Ordinary Shares (or other securities or property) with respect to which Awards may be granted or awarded;
(b) the number and kind of Ordinary Shares (or other securities or property) subject to outstanding Awards;
(c) the grant or exercise price with respect to any Award, provided that the exercise price per Ordinary Share shall in no circumstances fall below the par value of such Ordinary Share; and
(d) the terms and conditions of any Awards (including, without limitation, any applicable financial or other performance “targets” specified in an Award Agreement).
8.2 Miscellaneous. Except as expressly provided in the Plan or pursuant to action of the Administrator under 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 Administrator 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 Ordinary Shares subject to an Award or the grant or exercise price of any Award. The existence of the Plan, any Award Agreements and the Awards granted hereunder shall not affect or restrict in any way the right or power of the Company to make or authorize (i) any adjustment, recapitalization, reorganization or other change in the Company’s capital structure or its business, (ii) any merger, consolidation dissolution or liquidation of the Company or sale of Company assets or (iii) any sale or issuance of securities, including, without limitation, securities with rights superior to those of the Ordinary Shares or which are convertible into or exchangeable for the Ordinary Shares. The Administrator may treat Participants and Awards (or portions thereof) differently under this Article VIII.
GENERAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO AWARDS
9.1 Transferability. Except as the Administrator may otherwise determine or provide in an Award Agreement or otherwise, in any case in accordance with the Applicable Laws, Awards, including any interest therein, may not be sold, assigned, transferred, pledged or otherwise encumbered by the person to whom they are granted, either voluntarily or by operation of law, except by will or the laws of descent and distribution, and, during the life of the Participant, shall be exercisable only by the Participant. References to a Participant, to the extent relevant in the context, shall include references to authorized transferees.
9.2 Documentation. Each Award shall be evidenced by an Award Agreement, which may be in such form (written, electronic or otherwise) as the Administrator shall determine. Each Award may contain terms and conditions in addition to those set forth in the Plan.
9.3 Discretion. Except as otherwise provided by the Plan, each Award may be made alone or in addition or in relation to any other Award. The terms of each Award to a Participant need not be identical, and the Administrator need not treat Participants or Awards (or portions thereof) uniformly.
9.4 Lapse of Options and Restricted Share Units.
(a) Lapse for Death or Illness. If a Participant ceases to be a Service Provider by reason of (i) the Participant’s death, or (ii) the Participant’s serious illness or injury which, in the opinion of the Board, renders the Participant concerned unfit to perform the duties of his or her employment or engagement and which in the normal course would render the Participant unfit to continue performing the duties under his or her contract provided such illness or injury is not self-inflicted or as a result of alcohol or drug abuse; then any unvested Option and Restricted Share Unit will immediately lapse and the Participant or his or her personal representatives (if appropriate) may exercise all his or her vest options within six (6) months after the above-mentioned event occurs.
(b) Lapse on Termination for Cause. If a Participant ceases to be a Service Provider by any of the following reason: (i) any act of grave misconduct or willful default or willful neglect in the discharge of duties of the Participant with the Company; (ii) without prejudice to the generality of (i) above, being proven to have carried out any fraudulent activity or have fraudulently failed to carry out any activity whether or not in connection with the affairs of the Company; (iii) being convicted of any offence; (iv) being proved to improperly take advantages of such Participant’s position to obtain personal financial gain for him/herself or for others; (v) being proved to appropriate assets of the Company; (vi) serious violation or persistent breach of any terms of the employment agreement, the confidentiality and intellectual property rights assignment agreement, the non-compete and non-solicitation agreement, the anti-bribery policies or any other agreements, policies or procedures that such Participant is subject to; (vii) repeated drunkenness or use of illegal drugs or being addicted to gambling which adversely interferes with or is reasonably expected to adversely interfere with the performance of such Participant’s obligations and duties of employment or engagement; and (viii) any other conduct which, as the Administrator determines in good faith, would justify the termination of employment or service with such Participant, then any unvested Option and Restricted Share Unit will immediately lapse and the Administrator may resolve the same to any vested Option and Restricted Share Unit in its sole discretion.
(c) Lapse on Cessation for Other Reason. If a Participant ceases to be a Service Provider for any reason other than those set forth in paragraph (a) or (b) above, then any unvested Option and Restricted Share Unit will immediately lapse and the Participant or his or her personal representatives (if appropriate) may exercise all his or her vested Options within 30 days after the cessation, or such longer period as the Administrator may otherwise determine.
9.5 Withholding. Each Participant shall pay to the Company, or make provision satisfactory to the Administrator for payment of, and authorize the Company (and/or the Company’s parent or subsidiary company employing or retaining the Participant), to the extent determined appropriate by the Administrator and permissible under the Applicable Laws, to withhold from the Participant’s wages, subsidies or other compensation payable to the Participant by the Company (and/or the Company’s parent or subsidiary company employing or retaining the Participant), any taxes required by law to be withheld in connection with Awards to such Participant no later than the date of the event creating the tax liability. Except as the Administrator may otherwise determine, all such payments shall be made in cash, by wire transfer of immediately available funds or by certified check. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Participants may satisfy such tax obligations by (i) to the extent permitted by the Administrator, in whole or in part by delivery of Ordinary Shares, including Ordinary Shares retained from the Award creating the tax obligation, valued at their Fair Market Value, and (ii) if there is a public market for Ordinary Shares at the time the tax obligations are satisfied, unless the Administrator otherwise determines, (A) delivery (including, without limitation, telephonically to the extent permitted by the Company) of an irrevocable and unconditional undertaking by a broker acceptable to the Company to deliver promptly to the Company sufficient funds to satisfy the tax obligations, or (B) delivery by the Participant to the Company of a copy of irrevocable and unconditional instructions to a broker acceptable to the Company to deliver promptly to the Company cash or a check sufficient to satisfy the tax withholding; provided that such amount is paid to the Company at such time as may be required by the Administrator. The Company may, to the extent permitted by the Applicable Laws, deduct any such tax obligations based on applicable withholding rates from any payment of any kind otherwise due to a Participant.
9.6 Amendment of Award. The Administrator may amend, modify or terminate any outstanding Award, including but not limited to, substituting therefor another Award of the same or a different type, changing the date of exercise or settlement.
9.7 Conditions on Delivery of Shares. The Company will not be obligated to deliver any Ordinary Shares pursuant to the Plan or to remove restrictions from shares previously delivered under the Plan until (i) all conditions of the Award have been met or removed to the satisfaction of the Company, (ii) in the opinion of the Company’s counsel, all other legal matters in connection with the issuance and delivery of such shares have been satisfied, including, without limitation, any applicable securities laws and any applicable stock exchange or stock market rules and regulations, and (iii) the Participant has executed and delivered to the Company such representations or agreements as the Administrator deems necessary or appropriate to satisfy the requirements of any Applicable Laws. The inability of the Company to obtain authority from any regulatory body having jurisdiction, which authority is determined by the Administrator to be necessary to the lawful issuance and sale of any securities hereunder, shall relieve the Company of any liability in respect of the failure to issue or sell such shares as to which such requisite authority shall not have been obtained.
9.8 Acceleration. The Administrator may at any time provide that any Award shall become vested and/or exercisable in full or in part, free of some or all restrictions or conditions, or otherwise realizable in full or in part, as the case may be.
10.1 No Right To Employment or Other Status. No person shall have any claim or right to be granted an Award, and the grant of an Award shall not be construed as giving a Participant the right to continued employment or any other relationship with the Company. The Company expressly reserves the right at any time to dismiss or otherwise terminate its relationship with a Participant free from any liability or claim under the Plan or any Award, except as expressly provided in an applicable Award Agreement.
10.2 No Rights As Shareholder; Certificates. Subject to the provisions of the applicable Award Agreement, no Participant or Designated Beneficiary shall have any rights as a shareholder with respect to any Ordinary Shares to be distributed with respect to an Award until becoming the record holder of such shares. Notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan, unless otherwise determined by the Administrator or required by any Applicable Laws, the Company shall not be required to deliver to any Participant certificates evidencing Ordinary Shares issued in connection with any Award and instead such Ordinary Shares may be recorded in the books of the Company (or, as applicable, its transfer agent or share plan administrator). The Company may place legends on share certificates issued under the Plan deemed necessary or appropriate by the Administrator in order to comply with Applicable Laws.
10.3 Effective Date and Term of Plan. The Plan shall become effective on the Adoption Date. No Awards shall be granted under the Plan after the tenth anniversary of the Adoption Date.
10.4 Amendment of Plan. At any time and from time to time, the Board may terminate, amend or modify the Plan; provided, however, that (a) to the extent necessary and desirable 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 decides to follow home country practice, shareholder approval is required for any amendment to the Plan that (i) increases the number of Ordinary Shares available under the Plan (other than any adjustment as provided by Article VIII), or (ii) permits the Administrator to extend the term of the Plan or the exercise period for an Option beyond ten years from the date of grant.
10.5 Limitations on Liability. Notwithstanding any other provisions of the Plan, no individual acting as a director, officer, other employee or agent of the Company will be liable to any Participant, former Participant, spouse, beneficiary, or any other person for any claim, loss, liability, or expense incurred in connection with the Plan or any Award, nor will such individual be personally liable with respect to the Plan because of any contract or other instrument he or she executes in his or her capacity as an Administrator, director, officer, other employee or agent of the Company. The Company will indemnify and hold harmless each director, officer, other employee and agent of the Company to whom any duty or power relating to the administration or interpretation of the Plan has been or will be granted or delegated, against any cost or expense (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees) or liability (including, without limitation, any sum paid in settlement of a claim with the Administrator’s approval) arising out of any act or omission to act concerning this Plan unless arising out of such person’s own fraud or bad faith.
10.6 Data Privacy. As a condition of receipt of any Award, each Participant explicitly and unambiguously consents to the collection, use and transfer, in electronic or other form, of personal data as described in this paragraph by and among, as applicable, the Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates for the exclusive purpose of implementing, administering and managing the Participant’s participation in the Plan. The Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates may hold certain personal information about a Participant, including but not limited to, the Participant’s name, home address and telephone number, date of birth, social security or insurance number or other identification number, salary, nationality, job title(s), any shares held in the Company or any of its subsidiaries and affiliates, details of all Awards, in each case, for the purpose of implementing, managing and administering the Plan and Awards (the “Data”). The Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates may transfer the Data amongst themselves as necessary for the purpose of implementation, administration and management of a Participant’s participation in the Plan, and the Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates may each further transfer the Data to any third parties assisting the Company in the implementation, administration and management of the Plan. These recipients may be located in the Participant’s country, or elsewhere, and the Participant’s country may have different data privacy laws and protections than the recipients’ country. Through acceptance of an Award, each Participant authorizes such recipients to receive, possess, use, retain and transfer the Data, in electronic or other form, for the purposes of implementing, administering and managing the Participant’s participation in the Plan, including, without limitation, any requisite transfer of such Data as may be required to a broker or other third party with whom the Company or the Participant may elect to deposit any Ordinary Shares. The Data related to a Participant will be held only as long as is necessary to implement, administer, and manage the Participant’s participation in the Plan. A Participant may, at any time, view the Data held by the Company with respect to such Participant, request additional information about the storage and processing of the Data with respect to such Participant, recommend any necessary corrections to the Data with respect to the Participant or refuse or withdraw the consents herein in writing, in any case without cost, by contacting his or her local human resources representative. The Company may cancel Participant’s ability to participate in the Plan and, in the Administrator’s discretion, the Participant may forfeit any outstanding Awards if the Participant refuses or withdraws his or her consents as described herein. For more information on the consequences of refusal to consent or withdrawal of consent, Participants may contact their local human resources representative.
10.7 Severability. In the event any portion of the Plan or any action taken pursuant thereto shall be held illegal or invalid for any reason, the illegality or invalidity shall not affect the remaining parts of the Plan, and the Plan shall be construed and enforced as if the illegal or invalid provisions had not been included, and the illegal or invalid action shall be null and void.
10.8 Governing Documents. In the event of any contradiction between the Plan and any Award Agreement or any other written agreement between a Participant and the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company that has been approved by the Administrator, the terms of the Plan shall govern, unless it is expressly specified in such Award Agreement or other written document that a specific provision of the Plan shall not apply.
10.9 Submission to Jurisdiction. By accepting an Award, each Participant irrevocably and unconditionally consents to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New York, for any action arising out of or relating to the Plan (and agrees not to commence any litigation relating thereto except in such courts), and further agrees that service of any process, summons, notice or document by registered mail to the address contained in the records of the Company shall be effective service of process for any litigation brought against it in any such court. By accepting an Award, each Participant irrevocably and unconditionally waives any objection to the laying of venue of any litigation arising out of Plan or Award hereunder in the courts of New York, and further irrevocably and unconditionally waives and agrees not to plead or claim in any such court that any such litigation brought in any such court has been brought in an inconvenient forum. By accepting an Award, each Participant irrevocably and unconditionally waives, to the fullest extent permitted by the Applicable Laws, any and all rights to trial by jury in connection with any litigation arising out of or relating to the Plan or any Award hereunder.
10.10 Governing Law. The provisions of the Plan and all Awards made hereunder shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Cayman Islands.
10.11 Conformity to Securities Laws. Participant acknowledges that the Plan is intended to conform to the extent necessary with all provisions of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act and any and all regulations and rules promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission thereunder, and state securities laws and regulations. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Plan and all Awards granted hereunder shall be administered only in such a manner as to conform to such laws, rules and regulations. To the extent permitted by the Applicable Laws, the Plan and all Award Agreements shall be deemed amended to the extent necessary to conform to such laws, rules and regulations.
10.12 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.
10.13 Section 409A. To the extent that the Administrator 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 Adoption Date. If an amount payable under an Award as a result of the Participant’s termination of employment (other than due to death) occurring while the Participant is a “specified employee” under Section 409A of the Code constitutes a deferral of compensation subject to Section 409A of the Code, then payment of such amount shall not occur until six months and one day after the date of the Participant’s termination of employment, except as permitted under Section 409A of the Code. If the Award includes a “series of installment payments” (within the meaning of Section 1.409A-2(b)(2)(iii) of the U.S. Department of Treasury guidance), the Participant’s right to the series of installment payments shall be treated as a right to a series of separate payments and not as a right to a single payment, and if the Award includes “dividend equivalents” (within the meaning of Section 1.409A-3(e) of the U.S. Department of Treasury guidance), the Participant’s right to the dividend equivalents shall be treated separately from the right to other amounts under the Award. Notwithstanding any provision of the Plan to the contrary, in the event that following the Adoption Date the Administrator 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 Adoption Date), the Administrator 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 Administrator 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.
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.
11.1 “Adoption Date” means June 17, 2022.
11.2 “Administrator” means the Board or any authorized officer to the extent that the Board’s powers or authority under the Plan have been delegated to such officer. Except otherwise determined by the Board, such Administrator shall initially being the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
11.3 “Applicable Laws” means 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.
11.4 “Award” means, individually or collectively, a grant under the Plan of Options, Restricted Shares, Restricted Share Units or Other Share-Based Awards.
11.5 “Award Agreement” means a written agreement evidencing an Award, which agreements may be in electronic medium and shall contain such terms and conditions with respect to an Award as the Administrator shall determine, consistent with and subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan.
|11.6||“Board” means the Board of Directors of the Company.|
11.7 “Code” means the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
11.8 “Company” means I-Mab 天境生物, an exempted company incorporated under the Laws of the Cayman Islands, or any successor thereto.
11.9 “Consultant” means any consultant or adviser if: (a) the consultant or adviser renders bona fide services to the Company; (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. For the avoidance of doubt, each member of the scientific advisory board of the Company is a Consultant.
|11.10||“Director” means a member of the Board.|
11.11 “Dividend Equivalents” shall have the meaning of Section 1.409A-3(e) of the U.S. Department of Treasury guidance.
11.12 “Employee” means any person, including, without limitation, officers and Directors, employed by the Company or any parent or subsidiary of the Company.
11.13 “Exchange Act” means the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
11.14 “Fair Market Value” means, as of any date, the value of Ordinary Share determined as follows:
(a) If the Ordinary 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, its 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 Ordinary Shares are listed (as determined by the Administrator) 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 on the website maintained by such exchange or market system or such other source as the Administrator deems reliable; or
(b) In the absence of an established market for the Ordinary Shares of the type described in (a) above, the Fair Market Value thereof shall be determined by the Administrator in good faith and in its discretion by reference to (i) the placing price of the latest private placement of the Ordinary Shares and the development of the Company’s business operations and the general economic and market conditions since such latest private placement, (ii) other third party transactions involving the Ordinary Shares and the development of the Company’s business operation and the general economic and market conditions since such transaction, (iii) an independent valuation of the Ordinary Shares, or (iv) such other methodologies or information as the Administrator determines to be indicative of Fair Market Value.
|11.15||“Grant Date” means the date as set forth in the Award Agreement.|
11.16 “Incentive Stock Option” or “ISO” means an Option that is intended to meet the requirements of Section 422 of the Code or any successor provision thereto.
11.17 “Non-Qualified Stock Options” means an Option that is not intended to be an Incentive Stock Option.
11.18 “Option” means an option to purchase Ordinary Shares. An Option may be either an Incentive Stok Option or a Non-Qualified Stock Option.
|11.19||“Ordinary Shares” means the ordinary shares par value US$0.0001 each of the Company.|
11.20 “Other Share-Based Awards” means other Awards of Ordinary Shares, and other Awards that are valued in whole or in part by reference to, or are otherwise based on, Ordinary Shares or other property.
|11.21||“Parent” means a parent corporation under Section 424(e) of the Code.|
|11.22||“Participant” means a Service Provider who has been granted an Award under the Plan.|
11.23 “Performance Conditions” means the criteria and objectives, as established by the Board, which shall be satisfied or met to measure the grant or exercisability of all or a portion of an Restricted Share Unit during the applicable period under this Plan. In the sole discretion of the Board, the Board may amend or adjust the Performance Conditions or other terms and conditions of an outstanding award in recognition of any adjustment events.
11.24 “Related Entity” means any business, corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other entity in which the Company, 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.
11.25 “Restricted Share” means an Ordinary Share awarded to a Participant as determined by the Administrator that is subject to certain restrictions and may be subject to risk of forfeiture/repurchase.
11.26 “Restricted Share Unit” means an unfunded, unsecured right to receive, on the applicable settlement date, one Ordinary Share or an amount in cash or other consideration determined by the Administrator equal to the value thereof as of such payment date, which right may be subject to certain vesting conditions and other restrictions.
11.27 “Securities Act” means the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
11.28 “Service Provider” means an Employee, Consultant, Director or other service providers that the Administrator deems appropriate.
11.29 “Subsidiary” means any corporation or other entity of which a majority of the outstanding voting shares or voting power is beneficially owned directly or indirectly by the Company.
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CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
We hereby consent to the incorporation by reference in this Registration Statement on Form S-8 of I-Mab of our report dated April 29, 2022 relating to the financial statements and the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting, which appears in I-Mab’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2021.
/s/ PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP
Shanghai, the People’s Republic
June 17, 2022
Calculation of Filing Fee Table
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Table 1: Newly Registered Securities
|Fee Rate||Amount of|
|Equity||Ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share||Rule 457(c) and Rule 457(h)||15,340,034||$||3.85||(3)||$||59,059,130.90||$||0.0000927||$||5,474.78|
|Total Offering Amounts||$||59,059,130.90||$||5,474.78|
|Total Fee Offsets||—|
|Net Fee Due||$||5,474.78|
|(1)||These shares may be represented by the Registrant’s American depositary shares (“ADSs”), each ten (10) ADSs representing twenty-three (23) ordinary shares of the Registrant. The Registrant’s ADSs issuable upon deposit of the ordinary shares registered hereby have been registered under a separate registration statement on Form F-6 (File No.: 333-235557).|
|(2)||Represents ordinary shares reserved for future award grants under the 2022 Share Incentive Plan (the “2022 Plan”). Pursuant to Rule 416(a) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), this registration statement also covers an indeterminate number of additional shares which may be offered and issued to prevent dilution from share splits, share dividends or similar transactions as provided in the 2022 Plan. Any ordinary shares covered by an award granted under the 2022 Plan (or portion of an award) that terminates, expires or lapses for any reason will be deemed not to have been issued for purposes of determining the maximum aggregate number of ordinary shares that may be issued under the 2022 Plan.|
|(3)||The 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 US$8.86 per ADS, the average of the high and low prices for the Registrant’s ADSs as quoted on the Nasdaq Global Market on June 14, 2022.|