As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 12, 2015
Registration No. 333-
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
1 Jingke Road
Shangrao Economic Development Zone
Jiangxi Province, 334100
People’s Republic of China
Tel: +(86-793) 846-9699
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)
2014 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN
(Full title of the plan)
JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc.
595 Market Street, Suite 2200
San Francisco, California 94105
United States of America
+1 (415) 402-0502
(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, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
|Large accelerated filer ¨||Accelerated filer ý|
|Non-accelerated filer ¨ (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)||Smaller reporting company ¨|
Haiyun (Charlie) Cao, Chief Financial Officer
1 Jingke Road
Shangrao Economic Development Zone
Jiangxi Province, 334100
People’s Republic of China
Shearman & Sterling LLP
c/o 12th Floor, Gloucester Tower, The Landmark
15 Queen’s Road Central
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||Amount of Registration Fee|
|Ordinary shares, par value US$0.00002 per share||10,117,980(3)||$5.9275(4)||$59,974,327||$6,969.02|
|Ordinary shares, par value US$0.00002 per share||2,678,765(5)||$6.6850(6)||$17,907,545||$2,080.86|
|(1)||These shares may be represented by the American depositary shares (“ADSs”), of JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (the “Registrant”), each of which represents four ordinary shares, par value US$0.00002 per share (the “Ordinary Shares”). 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, as amended (333-164523).|
|(2)||Represents Ordinary Shares issuable upon exercise of options and pursuant to other awards granted under the 2014 Equity Incentive Plan. Pursuant to Rule 416(a) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), this Registration Statement on Form S-8 (the “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 2014 Equity Incentive Plan.|
|(3)||Represents Ordinary Shares of the Registrant issuable upon exercise of outstanding options granted under the 2014 Equity Incentive Plan.|
|(4)||Estimated in accordance with Rule 457(h) solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee. The price of $5.9275 per share represents the weighted average of the exercise prices for outstanding options under the 2014 Equity Incentive Plan.|
|(5)||Represents Ordinary Shares of the Registrant reserved for future award grants under the 2014 Equity Incentive Plan.|
|(6)||Estimated in accordance with Rules 457(c) and (h) solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee based on $26.74 per ADS, the average of the high and low prices of the Registrant’s ADSs as reported on the New York Stock Exchange on May 7, 2015 divided by four, the then Ordinary Share-to-ADS ratio.|
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS
The information specified in Item 1 and Item 2 of Part I of Form S-8 is omitted from 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. In accordance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) and the instructions to Form S-8, such documents are not being filed with the Commission either as part of this Registration Statement or as prospectuses or prospectus supplements pursuant to Rule 424. The documents containing the information specified in Part I of Form S-8 will be delivered to the participants in the 2014 Equity Incentive Plan covered by this Registration Statement 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 the Registrant with the Commission are incorporated by reference herein:
|(a)||The Registrant’s annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2014 (File No. 001-34615) filed with the Commission on April 16, 2015; and|
|(b)||The description of the Registrant’s Ordinary Shares incorporated by reference in the Registrant’s registration statement on Form 8-A, as amended (File No. 001-34615) filed with the Commission on April 29, 2010, 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 Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (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 current articles of association provide that the Registrant shall indemnify each of its directors and officers from and against all actions, costs, charges, losses, damages and expenses which they or any of them, their or any of their heirs, executors or administrators, shall or may incur or sustain by or by reason of any act done, concurred in or omitted in or about the execution of their duty, or supposed duty, in their respective offices or trusts; and none of them shall be answerable for the acts, receipts, neglects or defaults of the other or others of them or for joining in any receipts for the sake of conformity, or for any bankers or other persons with whom any moneys or effects belonging to the Company shall or may be lodged or deposited for safe custody, or for insufficiency or deficiency of any security upon which any moneys of or belonging to the Company shall be placed out on or invested, or for any other loss, misfortune or damage which may happen in the execution of their respective offices or trusts, or in relation thereto; provided that this indemnity shall not extend to any matter in respect of any fraud or dishonesty which may attach to any of said persons.
Pursuant to the indemnification agreements, the form of which was filed as Exhibits 10.29 to the Registrant’s registration statement on Form F-1, as amended (File No. 333-164432) (the “Form F-1”), the Registrant has agreed to indemnify its directors and 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.|
See the Index to Exhibits attached hereto.
(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 Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in this registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
(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.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, 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 May 12, 2015.
|JINKOSOLAR HOLDING CO., LTD.|
|By:||/s/ Haiyun (Charlie) Cao|
|Name:||Haiyun (Charlie) Cao|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|
POWER OF ATTORNEY
KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints, severally and not jointly, each of Xiande Li, Kangping Chen and Haiyun (Charlie) Cao, with full power to act alone, as his 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 each 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 might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that each 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 indicated and on May 12, 2015.
|Name and Signature||Capacity|
|/s/ Xiande Li||Chairman of the Board of Directors|
|/s/ Kangping Chen||Director and Chief Executive Officer|
|Kangping Chen||(Principal Executive Officer)|
|/s/ Xianhua Li||Director|
|/s/ Wing Keong Siew||Director|
|Wing Keong Siew|
|/s/ Longgen Zhang||Director|
|/s/ Steven Markscheid||Director|
|/s/ Yingqiu Liu||Director|
|/s/ Haiyun (Charlie) Cao||Chief Financial Officer|
|Haiyun (Charlie) Cao||(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)|
SIGNATURE OF AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE IN THE UNITED STATES
Pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned, the duly authorized representative in the United States of JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. has signed this registration statement or amendment thereto in New York on May 12, 2015.
|PUGLISI & ASSOCIATES|
|By:||/s/ Donald J. Puglisi|
|Name:||Donald J. Puglisi|
|4.1||Third Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association, as currently in effect (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 of our Registration Statement on Form F-1 (File No. 333-164432) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 9, 2010)|
|4.2||Registrant’s Specimen Certificate for Shares (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 of our Registration Statement on Form F-1 (File No. 333-164432) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 20, 2010)|
|5.1*||Opinion of Maples and Calder, regarding the legality of the Ordinary Shares being registered|
|10.1||2014 Equity Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.9 of our annual report on Form 20-F (File No. 001-34615) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 16, 2015)|
|23.1*||Consent of PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP, Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm|
|23.2*||Consent of Maples and Calder (included in Exhibit 5.1)|
|24.1*||Powers of attorney (included on signature page hereto)|
* Filed herewith.