SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16
OR 15d-16 UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of August 2020
Commission File Number: 001-38857
CHINA XIANGTAI FOOD CO. LTD.
(Translation of registrant’s name into English)
c/o Chongqing Penglin Food Co., Ltd.
Building B, Suite 19-1
Lianglukou, Yuzhong District 400800
Chongqing, People’s Republic of China
+86- 023-86330158– telephone
(Address of principal executive office)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.
|Form 20-F x||Form 40-F ¨|
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1): ¨
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7): ¨
Unregistered Sale of Equity Securities
On July 27, 2020, China Xiangtai Food Co., Ltd. (the “Company”) entered into certain securities purchase agreement (the “SPA”) with certain “non-U.S. Persons” (the “Purchasers”) as defined in Regulation S of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) pursuant to which the Company agreed to sell 2,339,000 ordinary shares (the “Private Placement Shares”) at a per share purchase price of $1.50. The gross proceeds to the Company from this offering will be approximately $3.5 million. The Company plans to use the proceeds for working capital. The SPAs contain customary representations, warranties and covenants. The closing is subject to certain customary conditions including that the Company receives the total purchase price from the Purchasers.
On August 20, 2020, pursuant to the SPA and upon satisfaction of all closing conditions, the Company issued the Private Placement Shares to the Purchasers. The Private Placement Shares issued in the private placement are exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act pursuant to Regulation S promulgated thereunder.
The form of the SPA is filed as Exhibits 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and such document is incorporated herein by reference. The foregoing is only a brief description of the material terms of the SPA, and does not purport to be a complete description of the rights and obligations of the parties thereunder and is qualified in its entirety by reference to such exhibits.
Conversion of Convertible Debenture
As previously disclosed in the Report of Foreign Private Issuer on Form 6-K filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on November 25, 2019, on November 22, 2019, the Company issued a convertible debenture in the amount of $2,000,000 (as amended on May 21, 2020, the “Convertible Debenture”).
During the period from May 21, 2020 to August 13, 2020, the Company issued a total of 1,847,167 ordinary shares (the “Conversion Shares”) to the holder of the Convertible Debenture (the “Debenture Holder”) upon the conversion of a total of $2,062,191.02 in principal due and accrued and unpaid interest under the Convertible Debenture. As a result, the Convertible Debenture has retired.
The issuance of the Conversion Shares are exempted from the registration requirements of the Securities Act under Rule 506(b) of Regulation D promulgated by the SEC under the Securities Act.
|Exhibit 10.1||Form of Private Placement Subscription Agreement|
|Exhibit 99.1||China Xiangtai Food Co., Ltd. Announces Appointments of New Independent Directors|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|Date: August 20, 2020||CHINA XIANGTAI FOOD CO. LTD.|
|By:||/s/ Zeshu Dai|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer and Chairwoman of the Board|
PRIVATE PLACEMENT SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT
THIS PRIVATE PLACEMENT SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT (the “Agreement”) is made this ________ day of July 2020, among (i) China Xiangtai Food Co., Ltd. (the "Company"), a Cayman Islands limited liability company, and (ii) each purchaser identified on the signature pages to this Agreement (each a “Purchaser” and collectively, the “Purchasers”).
Purchase of Ordinary Shares
1.1 The undersigned Purchasers (each a “Purchaser”) hereby subscribe for and agree to purchase from the Company for any combination of cash in United States Dollars and Chinese Yuan (“RMB”) (collectively the “Subscription Proceeds”, on the basis of the representations and warranties and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, Class A ordinary shares, of the Company, par value $0.01 per share (the “Ordinary Shares”) and in an amount for subscription shares as set out on each Subscriber’s signature page hereto (each such subscription an agreement to purchase being a “Subscription”) at a purchase price of US$1.50 (or RMB10.50 based on the exchange rate of RMB 7.00:US$1.00 on the date hereof) per Ordinary Share.
1.2 Subject to the terms hereof, the Subscription will be effective upon its acceptance by the Company. The Purchasers acknowledge that there is no minimum required to close any subscription under the offering.
2.1 Each Purchaser acknowledges and agrees that its commitment to purchase Ordinary Shares of the Company hereunder is and shall be irrevocable upon delivery of the Subscription Proceeds and an executed counterpart original of this Subscription Agreement, an investor questionnaire, form of which is attached hereto as Exhibit A (the “Investor Questionnaire”), to the Company. The Subscription Proceeds must accompany or precede this Subscription Agreement and shall be paid to the following bank account.
If in RMB:
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3. Deliveries at or Prior to Closing
3.1 Prior to acceptance of this Subscription Agreement by the Company, each Purchaser must complete, sign and return to the Company, or Company’s counsel Ortoli Rosenstadt LLP, an executed copy of this Subscription Agreement with completed and executed Investor Questionnaire and wire transfer the Subscription Proceeds as described in Section 2.1, above.
3.2 Each Purchaser shall complete, sign and return to the Company as soon as possible, on request by the Company, any documents, questionnaires, notices and undertakings as may be required by regulatory authorities or by applicable law.
3.3 The Company shall deliver to each Purchaser the following:
|(a)||at the Closing (as defined below), a counterpart of this Subscription Agreement, duly executed by an authorized signatory of the Company;|
|(b)||within 10 business days of the Closing Date (as defined below), a certificate or evidence of electronic book entry representing the Ordinary Shares in the amount set forth on the signature page hereto.|
4.1 Completion of the sale of the Ordinary Shares contemplated in this Subscription Agreement (any such completion, a "Closing") shall occur on or before July 15, 2020, or on a such date to be mutually agreed upon by the Company and the Purchaser.
4.2 The Company may, at its discretion, elect to close the Offering in one or more closings, in which event the Company may agree with one or more of the Purchasers (including the Purchaser hereunder) to complete delivery of the Ordinary Shares to such Purchaser(s) against payment therefore at any time on or prior to the furthest most date set by Section 4.1.
5. Conditions to Closing
5.1 Upon acceptance of this Subscription Agreement, the obligations of the Company to Close on the Closing Date are subject to the following conditions:
|(a)||Delivery of the transaction documents as set forth in Section 3.1 and 3.2.|
|(b)||that all of the representations and warranties of the Purchaser made in this Subscription Agreement and the Investor Questionnaire are accurate in all material respects when made and on the Closing Date;|
|(c)||that all of the obligations, covenants and agreements of the Purchaser required to be performed at or prior to the Closing Date shall have been performed; and|
|(d)||that the Company shall have received the Subscription Proceeds.|
5.2 The obligations of the Purchaser hereunder to Close on the Closing Date are subject to the following conditions:
|(a)||that all of the representations and warranties of the Company made in this Subscription Agreement are accurate in all material respects when made and on the Closing Date; and|
|(b)||that all of the obligations, covenants and agreements of the Company required to be performed at or prior to the Closing Date shall have been performed.|
6. Representations, Warranties, Acknowledgements and Covenants of the Purchaser
6.1 Each Purchaser severally and not jointly hereby acknowledges and agrees as of the date hereof and as of the Closing Date that:
|(a)||none of the Ordinary Shares have been registered under the Securities Act, or under any state securities or "blue sky" laws of any state of the United States or any other jurisdiction;|
|(b)||the decision to execute this Subscription Agreement and acquire the Ordinary Shares hereunder has not been based upon any oral or written representation (other than representations set out in this Agreement) as to fact or otherwise made by or on behalf of the Company;|
|(c)||there are risks associated with an investment in the Company and the Ordinary Shares, including, but not limited to, (i) the risk of changes in the cost of raw materials and energy, (ii) the risk of intense competition in the PRC domestic market, (iii) risks related to our significant amount of short-term debt and (iv) the risk of severe financial hardship or bankruptcy of one or more of our major clients;|
|(d)||it has received all the information it considers necessary or appropriate for purposes of deciding whether to purchase the Ordinary Shares. Each Purchaser further represents that it has had an opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from the Company regarding the terms and conditions of the Ordinary Shares and regarding the business, properties, prospects and financial condition of the Company, and to obtain additional information (to the extent the Company possessed such information or could acquire it without unreasonable effort or expense) necessary to verify the accuracy of any information furnished to it or to which it had access;|
|(e)||it has been advised to consult its own legal, tax and other advisors with respect to the merits and risks of an investment in the Ordinary Shares and with respect to applicable resale restrictions;|
|(f)||it understands that the Company is making no representations and warranties regarding tax consequences for your investment in the Ordinary Shares, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or the securities law of the home or residential jurisdiction of any Purchaser.|
6.2 Each Purchaser severally and not jointly hereby represents and warrants to, and covenants with, the Company (which representations, warranties and covenants shall survive the Closing) as of the date hereof and as of the Closing Date that:
|(a)||it has the legal capacity and competence to enter into and execute this Subscription Agreement and to take all actions required hereby and, if the Purchaser is a corporation, it is duly incorporated and validly existing under the laws of its jurisdiction of incorporation and all necessary approvals by its directors, shareholders and others have been obtained to authorize execution and performance of this Subscription Agreement on its behalf;|
|(b)||the entering into of this Subscription Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby do not result in the violation of any of the terms and provisions of any law or regulation applicable to the Purchaser or of any agreement, written or oral, to which the Purchaser may be a party or by which the Purchaser is or may be bound;|
|(c)||the Purchaser has duly executed and delivered this Subscription Agreement and it constitutes a valid and binding agreement of the Purchaser enforceable against the Purchaser in accordance with its terms;|
|(d)||All information furnished in the Investor Questionnaire completed is true and correct in all respects.|
|(e)||the Purchaser is not a “U.S. Person” as defined in Rule 902 under the 1933 Act and is resident in the jurisdiction set out under the heading "Name and Address of Purchaser" on the signature page of this Subscription Agreement;|
|(f)||At the time Purchaser executed and delivered this Agreement, Purchaser was outside the United States and is outside of the United States as of the date of the execution and delivery of this Agreement;|
|(g)||Purchaser is acquiring the Ordinary Shares for its own account and not on behalf of any U.S. person, and the sale has not been pre-arranged with a purchaser in the United States;|
|(h)||Purchaser represents and warrants and hereby agrees that all offers and sales of any of the Ordinary Shares prior to the expiration of a period commencing on the Closing Date and ending twelve months thereafter, unless adjusted as hereinafter provided (the "Restricted Period"), shall only be made in compliance with the safe harbor contained in Regulation S, pursuant to registration of the Ordinary Shares under the 1933 Act or pursuant to an exemption from registration, and all offers and sales after the Restricted Period shall be made only pursuant to such a registration or to such exemption from registration;|
|(i)||the Purchaser (i) has such knowledge and experience in business matters as to be capable of evaluating the merits and risks of its prospective investment in the Ordinary Shares; and (ii) has the ability to bear the economic risks of its prospective investment and can afford the complete loss of such investment;|
|(j)||the Purchaser is not aware of any advertisement of any of the Ordinary Shares and is not acquiring any of the Ordinary Shares as a result of any form of general solicitation or general advertising including advertisements, articles, notices or other communications published in any newspaper, magazine or similar media or broadcast over radio or television, or any seminar or meeting whose attendees have been invited by general solicitation or general advertising;|
|(k)||no person has made any written or oral representations to the Purchaser:|
|(i)||that any person will resell or repurchase any of the Ordinary Shares;|
|(ii)||that any person will refund the purchase price of any of the Ordinary Shares; or|
|(iii)||as to the future price or value of any of the Ordinary Shares; and|
|(l)||the Purchaser will indemnify and hold harmless the Company and, where applicable, its directors, officers, employees, agents, advisors and shareholders, from and against any and all loss, liability, claim, damage and expense whatsoever (including, but not limited to, any and all fees, costs and expenses whatsoever reasonably incurred in investigating, preparing or defending against any claim, lawsuit, administrative proceeding or investigation whether commenced or threatened) arising out of or based upon any representation or warranty of the Purchaser contained herein or in any document furnished by the Purchaser to the Company in connection herewith being untrue in any material respect or any breach or failure by the Purchaser to comply with any covenant or agreement made by the Purchaser to the Company in connection therewith.|
6.3 Between the date of this Agreement and the Closing, the Purchaser shall notify the Company if any of the above representations and warranties ceases to be true.
6.4 Each Purchaser, severally but not jointly, acknowledges that the representations and warranties contained herein are made by it with the intention that they may be relied upon by the Company and its legal counsel in determining such Purchaser's eligibility to purchase the Ordinary Shares for which it is subscribing under applicable securities legislation. Each Purchaser further agrees that by accepting delivery of the certificates representing the Ordinary Shares on the Closing Date, it will be representing and warranting that the representations and warranties contained herein are true and correct as at the Closing Date with the same force and effect as if they had been made by the Purchaser at the Closing Date and that they will survive the purchase by the Purchaser of Ordinary Shares and will continue in full force and effect notwithstanding any subsequent disposition by the Purchaser of such Ordinary Shares.
7. Representations and Warranties of the Company
7.1 The Company acknowledges and agrees that each Purchaser is entitled to rely upon the representations and warranties of the Company, contained in this Agreement and further acknowledges that each Purchaser will be relying upon such representations and warranties in purchasing the Ordinary Shares. The Company represents and warrants as follows:
|(a)||The Company is duly incorporated, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the British Virgin Islands.|
|(b)||The Company has the requisite power and authority to own and use its properties and assets and to carry on its business as currently conducted.|
|(c)||The Company is not in violation or default of any of the provisions of its articles of incorporation or bylaws. The Company is duly qualified to conduct its business and is in good standing as a foreign corporation or other entity in each jurisdiction in which the nature of the business conducted or property owned by it makes such qualification necessary, except where the failure to be so qualified or in good standing, as the case may be, could not reasonably be expected to result in (i) a material adverse effect on the legality, validity or enforceability of this Subscription Agreement, (ii) a material adverse effect on the results of operations, assets, business or financial condition of the Company, taken as a whole, or (iii) a material adverse effect on the Company’s ability to perform in any material respect on a timely basis its obligations under this Subscription Agreement (any of (i), (ii) or (iii) being hereafter referred to as a “Material Adverse Effect”), and no proceeding has been instituted in any such jurisdiction revoking, limiting or curtailing or seeking to revoke, limit or curtail such power and authority or qualification.|
|(d)||The Company has the requisite corporate power and authority to enter into and to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Subscription Agreement and to carry out its obligations hereunder. The execution and delivery of this Subscription Agreement by the Company and the consummation by it of the transactions contemplated hereby have been duly authorized by all necessary action on the part of the Company and no further corporate authorization is required by the Company in connection therewith.|
|(e)||Upon delivery, this Subscription Agreement will have been duly executed by the Company and will constitute the valid and binding obligation of the Company enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms except (i) as limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium and other laws of general application affecting enforcement of creditors’ rights generally and (ii) as limited by laws relating to the availability of specific performance, injunctive relief or other equitable remedies.|
|(f)||Upon execution and delivery of this Subscription Agreement and the performance by the Company of the obligations imposed on it in this Subscription Agreement, including the issuance and sale of the Ordinary Shares, will not (i) conflict with or violate any provision of the Company’s certificate or articles of incorporation, bylaws or other organizational or charter documents, or (ii) conflict with, or constitute a default (or an event that with notice or lapse of time or both would become a default) under, or give to others any rights of termination, amendment, acceleration or cancellation (with or without notice, lapse of time or both) of, any material agreement, credit facility, debt or other instrument (evidencing a Company debt or otherwise) or other agreement to which the Company is a party or by which any material property or material asset of the Company, or (iii) conflict with or result in a violation of any law, rule, regulation, order, judgment, injunction, decree or other restriction of any court or governmental authority to which the Company is subject, or by which any material property or material asset of the Company is bound, except, in each case, as could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.|
|(g)||The Company is not required to obtain any consent, waiver, authorization or order of, give any notice to, or make any filing or registration with, any court or other federal, state, local or other governmental authority or other person in connection with the execution, delivery and performance by the Company of this Subscription Agreement.|
|(h)||The Ordinary Shares are duly authorized and, when issued and paid for in accordance with this Subscription Agreement, will be validly issued as fully paid and non-assessable, free and clear of all liens and encumbrances other than restrictions provided for in this Subscription Agreement and applicable law.|
|(i)||The issuance and sale of the Ordinary Shares will not obligate the Company to issue Ordinary Shares or other securities to any person (other than the Purchasers and their designees) and will not result in a right of any holder of the Company’s securities to adjust the exercise, conversion, exchange or reset price under such securities.|
8. Legending of Subject Securities.
9.1 The Purchaser hereby acknowledges that upon the issuance thereof, and until such time as the same is no longer required under the applicable securities laws and regulations, any certificates representing the Ordinary Shares may bear a restrictive legend pursuant to applicable laws and may include language substantially similar to the below:
“THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED HEREBY HAVE BEEN OFFERED IN AN OFFSHORE TRANSACTION TO A PERSON WHO IS NOT A U.S. PERSON (AS DEFINED HEREIN) PURSUANT TO REGULATION S UNDER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE "1933 ACT"). NONE OF THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED HEREBY HAVE BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE 1933 ACT, OR ANY U.S. STATE SECURITIES LAWS, AND, UNLESS SO REGISTERED, MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN THE UNITED STATES (AS DEFINED HEREIN) OR TO U.S. PERSONS EXCEPT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF REGULATION S UNDER THE 1933 ACT, PURSUANT TO AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE 1933 ACT, OR PURSUANT TO AN AVAILABLE EXEMPTION FROM, OR IN A TRANSACTION NOT SUBJECT TO, THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE 1933 ACT AND IN EACH CASE ONLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS. IN ADDITION, HEDGING TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING THE SECURITIES MAY NOT BE CONDUCTED UNLESS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE 1933 ACT. "UNITED STATES" AND "U.S. PERSON" ARE AS DEFINED BY REGULATION S UNDER THE 1933 ACT.”
9.1 The Purchaser acknowledges and agrees that all costs and expenses incurred by the Purchaser (including any fees and disbursements of any special counsel retained by the Purchaser) relating to the purchase of the Ordinary Shares shall be borne by the Purchaser.
10. Governing Law
10.1 This Subscription Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of New York and the federal laws of the United States applicable therein. The Purchaser, in its personal or corporate capacity and irrevocably attorns to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in New York County, New York. Each party agrees that the state and federal courts located in New York County, New York shall be the exclusive jurisdiction for settling all disputes hereunder.
11. Independent Nature of Purchaser’s Obligations and Rights
11.1 The obligations of each Purchaser under this Subscription Agreement are several and not joint with the obligations of any other Purchaser, and no Purchaser shall be responsible in any way for the performance of the obligations of any other Purchaser. Nothing contained herein, and no action taken by any Purchaser pursuant thereto, shall be deemed to constitute the Purchasers as a partnership, an association, a joint venture or any other kind of entity, or create a presumption that the Purchasers are in any way acting in concert or as a group with respect to such obligations or the transactions contemplated by this Subscription Agreement. Each Purchaser shall be entitled to independently protect and enforce its rights, including without limitation, the rights arising out of this Subscription Agreement, and it shall not be necessary for any other Purchaser to be joined as an additional party in any proceeding for such purpose. Each Purchaser has been represented by its own separate legal counsel in their review and negotiation of this Subscription Agreement or it has knowingly waived its right to do so and has proceeded without benefit of counsel.
12.1 This Subscription Agreement, including without limitation the representations, warranties and covenants contained herein, shall survive and continue in full force and effect and be binding upon the parties hereto notwithstanding the completion of the purchase of the Ordinary Shares by the Purchaser pursuant hereto.
13.1 This Subscription Agreement is not transferable or assignable without written consent by both the Company and Purchaser.
14.1 If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable in any respect, the validity and enforceability of the remaining terms and provisions of this Agreement shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby and the parties will attempt to agree upon a valid and enforceable provision that is a reasonable substitute therefor, and upon so agreeing, shall incorporate such substitute provision in this Agreement.
15. Entire Agreement
15.1 Except as expressly provided in this Subscription Agreement and in the agreements, instruments and other documents contemplated or provided for herein, this Subscription Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the sale of the Ordinary Shares and there are no other terms, conditions, representations or warranties, whether expressed, implied, oral or written, by statute or common law, by the Company or by anyone else.
16.1 All notices and other communications hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given at the date received if mailed or transmitted by any standard form of telecommunication (including email, but not including facsimile). Notices to the Purchaser shall be directed to the address on the signature page of this Subscription Agreement and notices to the Company shall be directed to it at
Zeshu Dai CEO
c/o Chongqing Penglin Food Co., Ltd.
Building B, Suite 19-1
Lianglukou, Yuzhong District 400800
Chongqing, People’s Republic of China
17. Counterparts and Electronic Means
17.1 This Subscription Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which, when so executed and delivered, shall constitute an original and all of which together shall constitute one instrument. Delivery of an executed copy of this Subscription Agreement by electronic facsimile transmission or other means of electronic communication capable of producing a printed copy will be deemed to be execution and delivery of this Subscription Agreement as of the date hereinafter set forth.
18. Amendment and Waiver
18.1 No provision of this Agreement may be waived or amended except in a written instrument signed, in the case of an amendment, by the Company and each Purchaser or, in the case of a waiver, by the party against whom enforcement of any such waiver is sought. No waiver of any default with respect to any provision, condition or requirement of this Agreement shall be deemed to be a continuing waiver in the future or a waiver of any subsequent default or a waiver of any other provision, condition or requirement hereof, nor shall any delay or omission of either party to exercise any right hereunder in any manner impair the exercise of any such right.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Purchaser has duly executed this Subscription Agreement as of the date of acceptance by the Company.
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The above-mentioned Subscription Agreement in respect of the Ordinary Shares is hereby accepted by China Xiangtai Food Co., Ltd.
DATED the ________ day of July 2020.
China Xiangtai Food Co., Ltd.
Name: Zeshu Dai
Title: Chief Executive Officer
China Xiangtai Food Co., Ltd. Announces Appointments of New Independent Directors
CHONQING, China, Aug. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- China Xiangtai Food Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PLIN) ("PLIN" or the "Company"), an emerging growth company engaged in the food processing business, today announced that it has appointed Mr. K. Bryce Toussaint and Mr. Scott Silverman as independent directors of the Company effective August 1, 2020 and August 14, 2020, respectively.
Mr. Toussaint is a highly accomplished, result-driven entrepreneur with more than 20 years of business experience, including extensive work in providing merger and acquisition consulting, raising capital (equity and debt), project and corporate finance, private equity due diligence and accounting systems integration, with an emphasis in the energy (renewable, E&P, and midstream), manufacturing, nutraceutical and technology industries. He is well versed on SEC rules and regulations as well as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) promulgated by the Financial Accounting Stands Board.
Mr. Silverman has over 25 years of business success on national and international levels, with a highly diverse knowledge of financial, legal and operations management, public company management, accounting and SEC regulations. Mr. Silverman specializes in establishing and streamlining back-office policies and procedures and implementing sound financial management and internal controls necessary for enterprise growth and scalability. Mr. Silverman has orchestrated investor exits for multiple companies, including direct participation in taking 7 companies public. He has also assisted in raising over $35 million for client companies, both public and private.
Ms. Zeshu Dai, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company commented, "We are honored to have Mr. K. Bryce Toussaint and Mr. Scott Silverman joining us as new independent directors. We regularly evaluate our board composition to ensure it includes the appropriate skills, experience and perspective necessary to drive growth for all PLIN's shareholders. The appointments reflect a thoughtful and deliberate process by our management team."
Ms. Dai continued, "Mr. K. Bryce Toussaint and Mr. Scott Silverman are joining us at an exciting time as we continue to push our strategic transformation plans forward and build closer and wider relationships with customers to fulfill our ultimate goal of maintaining the highest standards of food safety, product quality, and sustainability to provide high-quality, nutritious, and tasty food in a responsible manner. We are confident that Mr. Toussaint's financial expertise and public company experience, along with Mr. Silverman's finance expertise will provide valuable perspectives to our strategy, help drive profitability and enhance value for all PLIN's shareholders. We look forward to their contributions."
About China Xiangtai Food Co., Ltd
Headquartered in Chongqing, China, China Xiangtai Food Co., Ltd, is a food company primarily engaged in pork processing. The Company's operations span key sections of the pork processing value chain, including slaughtering, packing, distribution, and wholesale of a variety of fresh pork meat and parts. Primarily focused on pork products, the Company also offers other fresh and processed products, including beef, lamb and poultries. Through the recent acquisition of Chongqing Ji Mao Cang Feed Co., Ltd, the Company has also expanded into the business of feed raw material and feed formula solutions. Through its core values, the Company is committed to maintaining the highest standards of food safety, product quality, and sustainability to provide high-quality, nutritious, and tasty food in a responsible manner through its portfolio of trusted brands. For more information, please visit http://ir.plinfood.com/.
Safe Harbor Statement
This announcement contains 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 fact in this announcement are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that the Company believes may affect its financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs. Investors can identify these forward-looking statements by words or phrases such as "may," "will," "expect," "anticipate," "aim," "estimate," "intend," "plan," "believe," "potential," "continue," "is/are likely to" or other similar expressions. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that such expectations will turn out to be correct, and the Company cautions investors that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results.
Mr. Xiaohui Wu, President
China Xiangtai Food Co., Ltd.
Ms. Tina Xiao, President
Ascent Investor Relations LLC