Ambow Announces Closing of $6 Million Registered Direct Offering
BEIJING, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambow Education Holding Ltd. ("Ambow" or the "Company") (NYSE American: AMBO), a leading national provider of educational and career enhancement services in China, today announced the closing of its previously announced registered direct offering of 1,507,538 ADSs (representing 3,015,076 of Class A Ordinary Shares), at a purchase price of $3.98 per ADS, in a registered direct offering. Ambow also issued to the investors registered warrants to purchase up to an aggregate amount of 603,016 ADSs (representing 1,206,032 Class A ordinary shares) for approximately $6,000,000 in gross proceeds.
FT Global Capital, Inc. acted as the exclusive placement agent for the offering.
The warrants have a term of three years, are exercisable immediately and have an exercise price of $4.68 per ADS. The warrants have a mandatory forced conversion feature, such that if the VWAP of the ADS trades above $9.36 for 20 consecutive days, subject to customary equity conditions, the Company can force the warrants to be exercised.
The gross proceeds from the offering are approximately $6.0 million before deducting the placement agents' fees and other estimated offering expenses. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general working capital purposes.
The Company's Class A ordinary shares, Warrants and the Class A ordinary shares underlying the Warrants are being offered by Ambow in a registered direct offering pursuant to a "shelf" registration statement on Form F-3 (File No. 333- 231273) previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on May 8, 2019 and declared effective by the SEC on May 17, 2019. The Class A ordinary shares, Warrants and Class A ordinary shares underlying the Warrants were offered only by means of a prospectus, including a prospectus supplement. Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the registered direct offering may be obtained, on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov or by contacting Ambow Education Holding Ltd., 12th floor, Tower 1 Financial Street Chang'An Center, Shijingshan District, Beijing, China 100043, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone at +86 10-6206-8060.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any of the securities described herein, 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 the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
Loeb & Loeb LLP, New York, New York, served as counsel to the Company in connection with the Offering. Schiff Hardin LLP, Washington, DC, served as counsel to the Placement Agent in connection with the Offering.
About Ambow Education Holding Ltd.
Ambow Education Holding Ltd. is a leading national provider of educational and career enhancement services in China, offering high-quality, individualized services and products. With its extensive network of regional service hubs complemented by a dynamic proprietary learning platform and distributors, Ambow provides its services and products to students in 15 out of the 34 provinces and autonomous regions within China.
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