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Form 6-K Noah Holdings Ltd For: Jul 05

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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

FORM 6-K 

 

 

 

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 UNDER
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the month of July 2022

 

Commission File Number: 001-34936

 

 

 

Noah Holdings Limited

 

 

 

No. 1687 Changyang Road, Changyang Valley, Building 2

Shanghai 200090, People’s Republic of China

(86) 21 8035 9221

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

 

 

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): ¨

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

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. 

 

 

Noah Holdings Limited

   
  By: /s/ Qing Pan
  Name:
Title:
 Qing Pan
Chief Financial Officer

 

Date: July 5, 2022

 

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EXPLANATORY NOTE

 

Exhibit 1.1, exhibit 1.2, and exhibit 4.1 to this current report on Form 6-K are incorporated by reference into the registration statement on Form F-3 of Noah Holdings Limited (File No. 333-265732) and shall be a part thereof from the date on which this current report is furnished, to the extent not superseded by documents or reports subsequently filed or furnished.

 

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Exhibit Index

 

Exhibit No.   Description
1.1    Form of International Underwriting Agreement 
1.2   Hong Kong Underwriting Agreement dated June 29, 2022
4.1   Registrant’s Specimen Certificate for Class A Ordinary Shares

 

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Exhibit 1.1

 

NOAH HOLDINGS LIMITED

 

Class A Ordinary Shares

 

(par value US$0.0005 per share)

 

________

 

International Underwriting Agreement

 

[●], 2022          

 

Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C.

68/F, Cheung Kong Center

2 Queen’s Road, Central

Hong Kong

(“Goldman Sachs”)

 

As sole representative (the “Sole Representative”) of the several International Underwriters named in Schedule I hereto.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

Noah Holdings Limited, an exempted company with limited liability incorporated in the Cayman Islands on June 29, 2007, and registered as a non-Hong Kong company under Part 16 of the Companies Ordinance on April 22, 2021 under the English and Chinese corporate names approved pursuant to section 782 of the Companies Ordinance as “Noah Holdings Private Wealth and Asset Management Limited” and “諾亞控股私人財富資產管理有限公司”, respectively (the “Company”), proposes, subject to the terms and conditions stated in this agreement (this “Agreement”), to issue and sell to the International Underwriters named in Schedule I-B hereto (the “International Underwriters”) or to the purchasers procured by the International Underwriters an aggregate of 990,000 shares (the “Firm Shares”) and, at the election of the International Underwriters, up to 165,000 additional shares (the “Optional Shares”) of Class A ordinary shares of US$0.0005 par value per share of the Company (“Shares”) to be listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “SEHK”) and traded in Hong Kong dollars (the Firm Shares and the Optional Shares being collectively called the “International Offer Shares” and the offering and sale of the International Offer Shares is referred to as the “International Offering”).

 

The Company has entered into an agreement dated June 29, 2022 (the “Hong Kong Underwriting Agreement”) relating to the concurrent offering and sale by the Company to the public in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“Hong Kong”) of the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) of initially an aggregate of 110,000 Shares (the “Hong Kong Offer Shares”), to be underwritten through arrangements with certain underwriters in Hong Kong (the “Hong Kong Underwriters”). The offering and sale of the Hong Kong Offer Shares is herein referred to as the “Hong Kong Public Offering.” Except as the context may otherwise require, the International Underwriters and the Hong Kong Underwriters are referred to herein collectively as the “Underwriters” and this Agreement and the Hong Kong Underwriting Agreement are referred to herein collectively as the “Underwriting Agreements,” the International Offering and the Hong Kong Public Offering are referred to herein collectively as the “Global Offering,” and the International Offer Shares and the Hong Kong Offer Shares are referred to herein collectively as the “Offer Shares.” Capitalized terms used and not otherwise defined herein have the meanings given to them in the Hong Kong Underwriting Agreement. Anything herein or therein to the contrary notwithstanding, the respective closings under this Agreement and the Hong Kong Underwriting Agreement are hereby made expressly conditional on one another.

 

 

 

 

The International Offer Shares are being offered at a price of HK$[] per Share (the “International Offer Price”) and the Hong Kong Offer Shares are being offered at a price of HK$[] per Share (the “Hong Kong Offer Price”, collectively as the “Offer Price”), which is exclusive of the brokerage fee per Share of 1.0% of the Offer Price (the “Brokerage”), a trading fee per Share of 0.005% of the Offer Price (the “Trading Fee”) imposed by The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “SEHK”), a transaction levy per Share of 0.0027% of the Offer Price (the “SFC Transaction Levy”) imposed by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (the “SFC”) and a transaction levy per Share of 0.00015% of the Offer Price (the “FRC Transaction levy”) imposed by the Financial Reporting Council, in each case, payable by the purchasers of the International Offer Shares or the Hong Kong Offer Shares, as applicable. The Brokerage with respect to the International Offer Shares shall be allocated and paid by the Settlement Agent (as defined below) to the International Underwriters in the same proportions, as nearly as may be practicable, as the percentage of Firm Shares set forth opposite the name of the relevant International Underwriter in Schedule I-B hereto. The Trading Fee, the SFC Transaction Levy and FRC Transaction Levy are also payable by the Company with respect to the International Offer Shares or the Hong Kong Offer Shares, as applicable. Anything herein or therein to the contrary notwithstanding, the respective closings under this Agreement and the Hong Kong Underwriting Agreement are hereby made expressly conditional on one another.

 

A prospectus dated June 30, 2022 (the “Hong Kong Prospectus”) has been prepared and used in connection with an offer by the Company for subscription of the Hong Kong Offer Shares in the Hong Kong Public Offering. The Company has made an application for listing the Shares on the Main Board of the SEHK, and Goldman Sachs is acting as the sole sponsor of the Company’s application for listing (the “Sole Sponsor”).

 

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The Company has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) an “automatic shelf registration statement” as defined under Rule 405 under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (together with the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, the “Securities Act”), on Form F-3 (File No. 333-265732) relating to the registration of the Shares and the 165,000 Shares made available for loan by Jing Investors Co., Ltd. And Yin Investment Co., Ltd. (the “Lender”) to the Stabilizing Manager (as defined below) (or any person acting for it) (the “Borrower”) in accordance with the terms of the stock borrowing agreement dated on or around this Agreement, between the Lender and the Borrower (the “Stock Borrowing Agreement” and the “Borrowed Shares”). Such registration statement, at the time it became effective, or, if a post-effective amendment is filed with respect thereto, as amended by such post-effective amendment at the time of its effectiveness, including the exhibits and any schedules thereto, the documents incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference therein and the documents otherwise deemed to be a part thereof at the time of effectiveness pursuant to Rule 430B or Rule 430C under the Securities Act, is referred to herein as the “Registration Statement;” the base prospectus filed as part of such registration statement, in the form in which it has most recently been filed with the SEC on or prior to the date of this Agreement, is hereinafter called the “Basic Prospectus;” any preliminary prospectus (including any preliminary prospectus supplement) relating to the Offer Shares filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act is hereinafter called a “Preliminary Prospectus;” the Basic Prospectus, as amended and supplemented immediately prior to the Time of Sale (as defined below), is hereinafter called the “Pricing Prospectus;” the Basic Prospectus, as supplemented by the prospectus supplement specifically relating to the Offer Shares in the form first used to confirm sales of the Offer Shares (or in the form first made available to the International Underwriters by the Company to meet requests of purchasers pursuant to Rule 173 under the Securities Act) is hereinafter called the “Prospectus;” any reference herein to the Basic Prospectus, the Pricing Prospectus, any Preliminary Prospectus or the Prospectus shall be deemed to refer to and include the documents incorporated by reference therein pursuant to Item 6 of Form F-3 under the Securities Act, as of the date of such prospectus; any reference to any amendment or supplement to the Basic Prospectus, any Preliminary Prospectus or the Prospectus shall be deemed to refer to and include any post-effective amendment to the Registration Statement, any prospectus supplement relating to the Offer Shares filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act and any documents filed under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (together with the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, the “Exchange Act”), and incorporated therein, in each case after the date of the Basic Prospectus, such Preliminary Prospectus, or the Prospectus, as the case may be; any reference to any amendment to the Registration Statement shall be deemed to refer to and include any annual report of the Company filed pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act after the effective date of the Registration Statement that is incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement; any oral or written communication with potential investors undertaken in reliance on Rule 163B under the Securities Act is hereinafter called a “Testing-the-Waters Communication”; and any Testing-the-Waters Communication that is a written communication within the meaning of Rule 405 under the Securities Act is hereinafter called a “Written Testing-the-Waters Communication”; and any “issuer free writing prospectus” as defined in Rule 433 under the Securities Act relating to the Offer Shares is hereinafter called an “Issuer Free Writing Prospectus”); “General Use Issuer Free Writing Prospectus” means any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus that is intended for general distribution to prospective investors, as evidenced by its being so specified in Schedule II hereto. The Pricing Prospectus, as supplemented by any General Use Issuer Free Writing Prospectus(es) and other documents and information set forth in Schedule II to this Agreement, all considered together, are herein referred to collectively as the “General Disclosure Package.” As used herein, the “Time of Sale” means the time when sales of the International Offer Shares were first made, which for purposes of this Agreement is [] [a.m.]/[p.m.] Hong Kong time on the date of this Agreement.

 

Goldman Sachs shall act as the sole representative of the International Underwriters for the International Offering (the “Sole Representative”). Goldman Sachs, BOCI Asia Limited (“BOCI”), and DBS Asia Capital Limited (“DBS”) shall act as the joint global coordinators for the International Offering and the Hong Kong Public Offering (collectively, the “Joint Global Coordinators,” and each, a “Joint Global Coordinator”). Goldman Sachs, BOCI, DBS and Futu Securities International (Hong Kong) Limited (“Futu”) shall act as the joint bookrunners for the International Offering and the Hong Kong Public Offering (collectively, the “Joint Bookrunners,” and each, a “Joint Bookrunner”). The International Underwriters hereunder and the Hong Kong Underwriters are simultaneously entering into an agreement (the “Agreement Between Syndicates”), which provides, among other things, that the Sole Representative shall have the right, after consultation with the Company, to allocate Offer Shares between the International Offering and the Hong Kong Public Offering. The Company hereby acknowledges the appointment of the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators and the Joint Bookrunners by the International Underwriters and the Hong Kong Underwriters.

 

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Reference is made to the Stock Borrowing Agreement, pursuant to which the Lender has agreed to lend to the Borrower an aggregate of up to 165,000 Shares during the term of Stock Borrowing Agreement to facilitate the settlement of over-allocations.

 

Capitalized terms used and not otherwise defined herein (including in the Schedules hereto) shall have the meanings set forth in the Hong Kong Underwriting Agreement. The terms “herein,” “hereof,” “hereto,” “hereunder,” “hereby,” “hereinafter” and similar terms, as used in this Agreement shall, in each case, refer to this Agreement as a whole and not to any particular section, subsection, paragraph, sentence or other subdivision of this Agreement. The term “or,” as used herein, is not exclusive.

 

1.            (a) Upon the basis of the representations and warranties and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Company agrees to issue and sell to the several International Underwriters, and each of the International Underwriters, agrees, severally and not jointly or jointly and severally, to procure purchasers for or, failing which, to purchase itself or through its Affiliates (as defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act) from the Company, at the Offer Price, the number of Firm Shares set forth opposite such International Underwriter’s name in Schedule I-B hereto (subject to any reallocation by the Sole Representative of Offer Shares between the International Offering and the Hong Kong Public Offering and subject to adjustment in accordance with Section 9 hereof).

(b)           In addition, the Company hereby grants to the several International Underwriters the option (the “Over-Allotment Option”), severally and not jointly, to procure purchasers for or, failing which, to purchase themselves or through their respective Affiliates all or a portion of the Optional Shares, and upon the basis of the representations and warranties and subject to the terms and conditions herein set forth, the International Underwriters shall have the right, severally and not jointly, to procure purchasers for or, failing which, to purchase themselves or through their respective Affiliates, ratably in accordance with the number of Firm Shares to be purchased by each of the International Underwriters (or through its Affiliates or the purchasers procured by it), all or a portion of the Optional Shares to cover, among other things, over-allocations made in connection with the offering of the Firm Shares, at the Offer Price. The Over-Allotment Option may be exercised by the Sole Representative in its sole and absolute discretion on behalf of the several International Underwriters, by written notice substantially in the form set forth in Exhibit E hereto, to the Company, at any time and from time to time on or before the expiration of the period of 30 calendar days after the last day for the lodging of applications under the Hong Kong Public Offering (the “Option Expiration Date”). Any exercise notice shall specify the aggregate number of Optional Shares to be purchased and the date on which such Optional Shares are to be delivered, provided however, that, no such date and time of delivery of the Optional Shares shall be earlier than the First Time of Delivery (as defined in Section 2(a) hereof) nor, unless the Sole Representative and the Company otherwise agree in writing, earlier than the second, or later than the tenth, business day after delivery of such notice of exercise. Upon any exercise of the Over-Allotment Option, the number of Optional Shares to be purchased by each International Underwriter shall be the number (subject to such adjustment as the Sole Representative may determine to avoid fractional shares) which bears the same proportion to the total number of Optional Shares being purchased by the several International Underwriters pursuant to such exercise as the number of Firm Shares set forth opposite the name of such International Underwriter in Schedule I-B hereto bears to the total number of Firm Shares, subject to any reallocation by the Sole Representative of the Offer Shares between the International Offering and the Hong Kong Public Offering and subject to adjustment in accordance with Section 9 hereof.

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(c)          The Sole Representative shall determine the manner and basis of allocation of the International Offer Shares (including any Unsold Hong Kong Offer Shares reallocated to the International Offering pursuant to Section 1(e) hereof) after prior consultation with the Company. Upon authorization by the Sole Representative of the release of the Firm Shares, the several International Underwriters propose to offer the Firm Shares for sale. The Company acknowledges and agrees that the sale of the International Offer Shares by such International Underwriter shall be made by it either as agent of the Company under applicable Laws to procure purchasers for the International Offer Shares (in which case the purchase obligation of such International Underwriter under subsection (a) of this Section 1 shall be reduced pro tanto) or, as principal to purchase itself or through its Affiliates the International Offer Shares, and, accordingly, the Company appoints the International Underwriters as agents under applicable Laws and confers on them the powers, authority and discretion on behalf of the Company that are necessary solely to procure purchasers for the International Offer Shares upon the basis of the representations and warranties herein contained and subject to the terms and conditions herein set forth; provided, however, that any International Underwriter selling International Offer Shares as agent of the Company pursuant to this subsection (c) and under applicable Laws will remain obligated to pay to the Company the aggregate Offer Price for such International Offer Shares as if such International Underwriters were purchasing such International Offer Shares as principal. In view of the foregoing, a purchase of International Offer Shares may include a subscription for International Offer Shares of the Company and a sale of International Offer Shares may include an allotment of International Offer Shares by the Company.

(d)          It is agreed and understood that pursuant to the Agreement Between Syndicates, under the direction of the Sole Representative, if the number of Hong Kong Offer Shares validly applied for under the Hong Kong Public Offering represents (i) 15 times or more but less than 50 times, (ii) 50 times or more but less than 100 times or (iii) 100 times or more of the number of the Hong Kong Offer Shares initially available for subscription under the Hong Kong Public Offering, then the Firm Shares will be reallocated to the Hong Kong Public Offering from the International Offering, so that the total number of Hong Kong Offer Shares available under the Hong Kong Public Offering will represent approximately 30% (in the case of (i)), 40% (in the case of (ii)) and 50% (in the case of (iii)), respectively, of the total number of Offer Shares initially available under the Global Offering (before any exercise of the Over-Allotment Option). In each case (such reallocated Firm Shares being referred to herein as the “Reallocated Shares”), the number of Firm Shares available under the International Offering will be correspondingly reduced in such manner as the Sole Representative, in their sole and absolute discretion, deem appropriate and in accordance with the Hong Kong Underwriting Agreement. The Reallocated Shares shall be delivered to investors in the Hong Kong Public Offering specified by the Sole Representative in the same manner and at the same time as the Hong Kong Offer Shares originally included in the Hong Kong Public Offering. An amount equal to the underwriting commissions on the Reallocated Shares shall be withheld by the International Underwriters. For the avoidance of doubt, no Underwriting Commission shall be payable by the Company to the Hong Kong Underwriters on any of such Reallocated Shares. The International Underwriters shall have no further payment or other obligations to the Company with respect to the Reallocated Shares.

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(e)          It is understood and agreed that, pursuant to the Hong Kong Underwriting Agreement and the Agreement Between Syndicates, the Sole Representative, in their sole and absolute discretion and in prior consultation with the Company, may (but shall have no obligation to) reallocate all or any of the unsold Hong Kong Offer Shares in the event of a Hong Kong Public Offering Under-Subscription from the Hong Kong Public Offering to the International Offering (the “Unsold Hong Kong Offer Shares”) to one or more of the International Underwriters in such amounts as the Sole Representative in its sole and absolute discretion determine, and in prior consultation with the Company, whereupon such International Underwriter will become obligated to purchase, at the Offer Price, the number of Unsold Hong Kong Offer Shares that are reallocated to such International Underwriter; provided, that such International Underwriter shall be entitled to receive an amount equal to the underwriting commissions corresponding to the amount of Unsold Hong Kong Offer Shares reallocated to it to the Hong Kong Underwriters on any of the Unsold Hong Kong Offer Shares reallocated to the International Offering.

(f)           In consideration of the agreement of the Underwriters to purchase or procure purchasers for the Hong Kong Offer Shares and the International Offer Shares, the Company agrees to pay to the Sole Representative (on behalf of the Underwriters) an aggregate gross commission of []% of the aggregate International Offer Price in respect of the International Offer Shares and [●]% of the aggregate Hong Kong Offer Price in respect of the Hong Kong Offer Shares (which amount includes an incentive fee to be paid to the International Underwriters under this Agreement and to the Hong Kong Underwriters under Clause 6.2 of the Hong Kong Underwriting Agreement) (the “Underwriting Commission”). The Sole Representative shall allocate the Underwriting Commission among all Underwriters in the same proportions, as nearly as may be practicable, as the percentage of Shares set forth opposite the name of the relevant Underwriter in Schedule I-A hereto.

(g)          In connection with the Global Offering, Goldman Sachs (or any person acting for it) is expected to act as stabilizing manager (the “Stabilizing Manager”) and may (but shall not be obliged to, and not as agent of the Company), to the extent permitted by applicable Laws, over-allocate or effect transactions in the market or otherwise (whether in Hong Kong or elsewhere) with a view to stabilizing or maintaining the market price of the Shares at a level higher than that which might otherwise prevail in the open market for a limited period after the date of this Agreement. The Stabilizing Manager may, in its sole and absolute discretion, appoint any person(s) to be its agent or agents for the purposes of taking any stabilization action pursuant to this subsection (g). Any such agent or agents shall have the rights and authorities conferred upon the Stabilizing Manager pursuant to this subsection (g). Stabilization actions taken pursuant to this subsection (g), if commenced, may be discontinued at any time at the sole and absolute discretion of the Stabilizing Manager. Each of the International Underwriters (other than the Stabilizing Manager) hereby undertakes severally (and not jointly or jointly and severally) to each other party (including the Stabilizing Manager) to this Agreement that it will not take or cause or authorize any person to take, and shall cause its respective Affiliates, agents and/or subsidiaries not to take, directly or indirectly (in the open market or otherwise), any stabilization action or any action which is designed to or which constitutes or which might be expected to cause or result in the stabilization or maintenance of the price of any security of the Company. Any liabilities, expenses (including without limitation stock borrowing expenses) and losses arising from stabilization activities and transactions effected by the Stabilizing Manager or any person acting for it as stabilizing manager shall be borne by the International Underwriters in the same proportions, as nearly as may be practicable, as the percentage of Firm Shares set forth opposite the name of the relevant International Underwriter in Schedule I-B hereto. Any profits or gains arising from stabilizing activities and transactions effected by the Stabilizing Manager or any person acting for it as stabilizing manager shall be for the respective accounts of the Sole Representative in accordance with the same proportions as the percentage of Firm Shares set forth opposite the name of the relevant Representative in Schedule I-A hereto. The Company shall not be responsible for any liabilities, expenses and losses and shall not be entitled to any profit arising from stabilizing activities and transactions effected by the Stabilizing Manager. Payment of any such profits or gains (if any) referred to in this subsection (g) to the parties entitled thereto shall be made by the Stabilizing Manager within 90 business days from the Option Expiration Date.

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(h)          Each International Underwriter shall bear the payment of any cost, trading fee, transaction levy chargeable in connection with or tax or any stamp duty arising from any allocation or transfer of shares borrowed under the Stock Borrowing Agreement by the Stabilizing Manager or any International Underwriter to investors under the International Offering. Such payment will be shared in the same proportions, as nearly as may be practicable, as the percentage of Firm Shares set forth opposite the name of the relevant International Underwriter in Schedule I-B hereto.

(i)           Any expenses incurred in connection with funding amounts payable to the Company at a Time of Delivery (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any intra-day funding costs attributable to Goldman Sachs as clearing bank) shall be borne by each of the International Underwriters in the same proportions, as nearly as may be practicable, as the percentage of Firm Shares set forth opposite the name of the relevant International Underwriter in Schedule I-B hereto.

2.            (a) The Company hereby appoints Goldman Sachs as the settlement agent to the Global Offering (the “Settlement Agent”). The time and date of the delivery and payment as described in subsection (b) of this Section 2 shall be made, with respect to the Firm Shares, at or around 10:00 a.m., Hong Kong time, on July 13, 2022, or such other time and date as the Sole Representative and the Company may agree upon in writing and, with respect to the Optional Shares as to which the Over-Allotment Option has been exercised, at or around 10:00 a.m., Hong Kong time, on the date specified by the Sole Representative in the written notice given by the Sole Representative of the International Underwriters’ election to purchase such Optional Shares, or such other time and date as the Sole Representative and the Company may agree upon in writing. Such time and date for delivery of and payment for the Firm Shares is herein called the “First Time of Delivery,” each such time and date for delivery of and payment for the Optional Shares, if not the First Time of Delivery, is herein called the “Additional Time of Delivery,” and each such time and date for delivery and payment is herein called a “Time of Delivery.”

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(b)          The International Offer Shares to be purchased by purchasers procured by the several International Underwriters or, failing which, each International Underwriter hereunder (including any Unsold Hong Kong Offer Shares reallocated to the International Offering to such International Underwriter pursuant to Section 1(e) hereof) shall be delivered by or on behalf of the Company to the Settlement Agent, in definitive form and in such authorized denominations and registered in such names as the Settlement Agent may on behalf of such International Underwriter request by at least two business days’ notice to the Company prior to each Time of Delivery, for dispatch or release to the purchasers of such International Offer Shares or, as the case may be, through the facilities of the Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited (“HKSCC”) for credit to such account or accounts in the Central Clearing and Settlement System (“CCASS”) as designated by the Settlement Agent (on behalf of the International Underwriters), against payment by or on behalf of such International Underwriter of the International Offer Shares therefor by wire transfer (same day) in Hong Kong dollars in immediately available funds to such account or accounts designated by the Company prior to such Time of Delivery. The Company will cause the certificates representing the International Offer Shares, as applicable, to be made available for checking with respect thereto at the offices of Computershare Hong Kong Investor Services Limited at least 24 hours prior to each Time of Delivery.

(c)           It is understood and agreed by the parties hereto that no delivery or transfer of International Offer Shares to be purchased and sold hereunder at a Time of Delivery shall be effective until and unless (i) payment therefor has been made pursuant hereto and (ii) each of CCASS and the Company shall have furnished or caused to be furnished to the Sole Representative, on behalf of the International Underwriters, at such Time of Delivery, certificates and other evidence satisfactory to the Sole Representative of such delivery or transfer of International Offer Shares.

(d)          Except as otherwise agreed in writing by the Company and the Sole Representative, at the First Time of Delivery, the Settlement Agent shall be entitled to deduct, on behalf of the Underwriters, from the amounts payable to the Company hereunder at such First Time of Delivery (i) the Underwriting Commission payable to the Underwriters in accordance with Section 1(f) hereof, PLUS (ii) the aggregate amounts of the Trading Fee, the SFC Transaction Levy and the FRC Transaction Levy payable by the Company on the sale of the Firm Shares (including any Unsold Hong Kong Offer Shares reallocated to the International Offering pursuant to Section 1(e) hereof but excluding any Optional Shares), (iii) the aggregate amount of the Brokerage, and (iv) the amounts payable by the Company pursuant to Section 6 hereof, which the Settlement Agent will, on behalf of the Company, pay or cause to be paid to the persons entitled thereto. The Settlement Agent shall, on behalf of the Underwriters but subject to receipt from the International Underwriters of the aggregate amounts of the Trading Fee, the SFC Transaction Levy and the FRC Transaction Levy payable by purchasers of the Firm Shares (including any Unsold Hong Kong Offer Shares reallocated to the International Offering pursuant to Section 1(e) hereof), arrange payment by wire transfer in Hong Kong dollars in immediately available funds to such account or accounts designated by such party within a period as separately agreed among the International Underwriters.

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(e)          At each Additional Time of Delivery, the Settlement Agent shall be entitled to deduct, on behalf of the International Underwriters, from the amounts payable to the Company hereunder at such Additional Time of Delivery (i) the Underwriting Commission in respect of the Optional Shares (to the extent the Over-Allotment Option is exercised) payable to the International Underwriters pursuant to Section 1 hereof, and (ii) the aggregate amounts of the Trading Fee, the SFC Transaction Levy and the FRC Transaction Levy payable by the Company on the sale of the Optional Shares (including any Unsold Hong Kong Offer Shares reallocated to the International Offering pursuant to Section 1(e) hereof)), which the Settlement Agent will, on behalf of the Company, pay or cause to be paid to the persons entitled thereto. The Settlement Agent shall, on behalf of the International Underwriters, but subject to receipt from the International Underwriters of the aggregate amounts of the Trading Fee, the SFC Transaction Levy and the FRC Transaction Levy payable by purchasers of the Optional Shares, arrange payment by wire transfer in Hong Kong dollars in immediately available funds to such account or accounts designated by such party within a period as separately agreed among the International Underwriters.

(f)           The documents to be delivered at each Time of Delivery by or on behalf of the parties hereto pursuant to Section 7 hereof, including the cross-receipt for the Offer Shares, will be delivered at the offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (the “Closing Location”), and the Offer Shares will be delivered at the Designated Office, all at such Time of Delivery. A meeting will be held at the Closing Location at 8:00 p.m., Hong Kong time, on the Hong Kong Business Day immediately preceding such Time of Delivery, at which meeting the final drafts of the documents to be delivered pursuant to the preceding sentence will be available for review by the parties hereto.

3.            The Company represents and warrants to, and agrees with, each of the International Underwriters that:

(a)           An “automatic shelf registration statement” as defined under Rule 405 under the Securities Act on Form F-3 (File No. 333-265732) in respect of the Offer Shares and the Borrowed Shares has been filed with the SEC not earlier than three years prior to the date hereof; such registration statement, and any post-effective amendment thereto, became effective on filing; and no stop order suspending the effectiveness of such registration statement or any part thereof has been issued and no proceeding for that purpose has been initiated or threatened by the SEC, no notice of objection of the SEC to the use of such registration statement or any post-effective amendment thereto pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) under the Securities Act has been received by the Company and the Offer Shares have been duly registered under the Securities Act pursuant to such registration statement;

(b)          At the time of filing the Registration Statement and any post-effective amendment thereto, at the earliest time thereafter that the Company or any offering participant made a bona fide offer (within the meaning of Rule 164(h)(2) under the Securities Act) of the Offer Shares, and at the date hereof, the Company is not an “ineligible issuer” in connection with the offering pursuant to Rules 164, 405 and 433 under the Securities Act; at the time the Company or any person acting on its behalf (within the meaning, for this clause only, of Rule 163(c) under the Securities Act) made any offer relating to the Offer Shares in reliance on the exemption of Rule 163 under the Securities Act, the Company is a well-known seasoned issuer (as defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act) eligible to use the Registration Statement as an automatic shelf registration statement and the Company has not received notice that the SEC objects to the use of the Registration Statement as an automatic shelf registration statement;

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(c)          (A) No order preventing or suspending the use of any Preliminary Prospectus or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus has been issued by the SEC, and (B) each Preliminary Prospectus, at the time of filing thereof, conformed in all material respects to the requirements of the Securities Act and the rules and regulations of the SEC thereunder, and did not contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided, however, that this representation and warranty shall not apply to any statements or omissions made in reliance upon and in conformity with the International Underwriter Information (as defined in Section 8(b) hereof);

(d)          The General Disclosure Package, as of the Time of Sale did not, and as of each Time of Delivery will not, include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; and each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus and each Written Testing-the-Waters Communication, each “roadshow” as defined in Rule 433(h) under the Act (a “roadshow”) does not conflict with the information contained in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus and each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, roadshow and each Written Testing-the-Waters Communication, as supplemented by and taken together with the General Disclosure Package as of the Time of Sale, did not, and as of each Time of Delivery will not, include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.

(e)          The Registration Statement, the Pricing Prospectus, the Prospectus, any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus and the filing of the relevant documents with the SEC have been duly authorized by and on behalf of the Company, and the Registration Statement has been duly executed pursuant to such authorization by and on behalf of the Company;

(f)           The Company (including, without limitation, its agents and representatives, other than the Underwriters in their capacity as such) has not made, used, prepared, authorized, approved or referred to any offering material in connection with the offering and sale of the Offer Shares and will not, without the prior written consent of the Sole Representative, prepare, make, use, authorize, approve or refer to any offering material, other than the Pricing Prospectus and any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus to which the Sole Representative has consented in accordance with this Agreement;

(g)          (A) The Company (i) has not alone engaged in any Testing-the-Waters Communication other than Testing-the-Waters Communications with the consent of the Representatives with entities that the Company reasonably believes are qualified institutional buyers within the meaning of Rule 144A under the Act or institutions that are accredited investors within the meaning of Rule 501 under the Act, and (ii) has not authorized anyone other than the Underwriters and those distributed with the prior consent of the Representatives to engage in Testing-the-Waters Communications. The Company reconfirms that the Underwriters have been authorized to act on its behalf in undertaking Testing-the-Waters Communications as specifically authorized by the Company.

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(h)          The documents incorporated by reference in the Pricing Prospectus and the Prospectus, when they became effective or were filed with the SEC, as the case may be, conformed in all material respects to the requirements of the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, as applicable, and the rules and regulations of the SEC thereunder, and none of such documents contained an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading; any further documents so filed and incorporated by reference in the Pricing Prospectus and the Prospectus or any further amendment or supplement thereto, when such documents become effective or are filed with the SEC, as the case may be, will conform in all material respects to the requirements of the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, as applicable, and the rules and regulations of the SEC thereunder and will not contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading; and no such or any other documents were filed with the SEC since the SEC’s close of business on the business day immediately prior to the date of this Agreement and prior to the execution of this Agreement, except as set forth on Schedule II to this Agreement;

(i)            The Registration Statement conforms, and the Prospectus and any further amendments or supplements to the Registration Statement and the Prospectus will conform, to the requirements of the Securities Act and the rules and regulations of the SEC thereunder and do not and will not, as of the applicable effective date as to each part of the Registration Statement, as of the applicable filing date as to the Prospectus and any amendment or supplement thereto, and as of each Time of Delivery, contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading; provided, however, that this representation and warranty shall not apply to any statements or omissions made in reliance upon and in conformity with the International Underwriter Information (as defined in Section 8(b) hereof).

(j)            Neither the Company nor any other member of the Group has, since the date of the latest audited financial statements, (i) sustained any material loss or interference with its business from fire, explosion, flood, pandemic or other calamity, whether or not covered by insurance, or from any labor dispute, cybersecurity incident or court or governmental action, order or decree or (ii) entered into any transaction or agreement (whether or not in the ordinary course of business) that is material to the Company and other members of the Group taken as a whole or incurred any liability or obligation, direct or contingent, that is material to the Company and other members of the Group taken as a whole, in each case otherwise than as set forth in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus; and, since the respective dates as of which information is given in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, there has not been (x) any change in the share capital (other than as a result of (i) the exercise or vesting, if any, of stock options, share appreciation rights, restricted shares or restricted share units or the award, if any, of stock options, share appreciation rights, restricted shares or restricted share units in the ordinary course of business pursuant to the Company’s equity incentive plans that are described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus), (ii) the issuance, if any, of stock upon conversion of Company securities as described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, or (iii) shares to be issued pursuant to the vesting of RSUs or other awards that have been or may be granted from time to time pursuant to the RSU Plan (as defined in the Hong Kong Underwriting Agreement)) or long term debt of the Company or any other member of the Group or (y) any Material Adverse Effect (as defined below); as used in this Schedule, “Material Adverse Effect” shall mean any material adverse change or effect, or any development involving a prospective material adverse change or effect, in or affecting (i) the business, properties, general affairs, management, financial position, stockholders’ equity or results of operations of the Company and other members of the Group, taken as a whole, or (ii) the ability of the Company to perform its obligations under this Agreement, the Hong Kong Underwriting Agreement and the Operative Documents, including the issuance and sale of the Offer Shares, or to consummate the transactions contemplated in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus;

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(k)          The Company and other members of the Group have good and marketable title to all real property and good and marketable title to all personal property owned by them, in each case free and clear of all liens, encumbrances and defects except such as are described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus or such as do not materially affect the value of such property and do not interfere with the use made and proposed to be made of such property by the Company and other members of the Group; any real property and buildings held under lease by the Company and other members of the Group are held by them under valid, subsisting and enforceable leases with such exceptions as are not material and do not materially interfere with the use made and proposed to be made of such property and buildings by the Company and other members of the Group; and none of the Company or any other member of the Group has any notice of any claim of any sort that has been asserted by anyone adverse to the rights of the Company or any other member of the Group under any of the leases mentioned above, or affecting or questioning the rights of the Company or any other member of the Group to the continued possession of the leased or subleased premises under any such lease, other than such claims which would not reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to have a Material Adverse Effect;

(l)            Each of the Company and other members of the Group has been (i) duly organized and is validly existing and in good standing under the laws of its jurisdiction of organization, with power and authority (corporate and other) to own its properties and conduct its business as described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, and (ii) duly qualified as a foreign corporation for the transaction of business and is in good standing under the laws of each other jurisdiction in which it owns or leases properties or conducts any business so as to require such qualification, except, with respect to other members of the Group, where the failure to be so qualified or to be in good standing or to be so organized would not reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to have a Material Adverse Effect; the Company has been duly registered as a non-Hong Kong company under Part 16 of the then in force Companies Ordinance (Chapter 622 of the Laws of Hong Kong); and each of the business licenses and articles of association of each of the other members of the Group formed under the laws and regulations of the PRC is in full force and effect under, and in compliance with, PRC law;

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(m)          The Company has an authorized share capital as set forth in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus and all of the issued and outstanding shares in the share capital of the Company have been duly and validly authorized and issued and are fully paid and non-assessable and conform to the description of the Shares contained in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus; all of the issued shares in the share capital of each subsidiary of the Company have been duly and validly authorized and issued, are fully paid and non-assessable and are owned directly or indirectly by the Company, free and clear of all liens, encumbrances, equities or claims, except for such liens or encumbrances described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus; the Offer Shares to be issued and sold by the Company to the Underwriters have been duly and validly authorized and, when issued and delivered against payment therefor as provided herein, will be duly and validly issued and fully paid and non-assessable, free of any restriction upon the holding, voting or transfer thereof and will conform to the description of the Shares contained in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus; and the issuance of the Offer Shares is not subject to any preemptive or similar rights;

(n)          Each of the Company’s direct and indirect subsidiaries and the entity through which the Company conducts its operations in the PRC by way of contractual arrangements shall be referred to hereinafter each as a “Controlled Entity” and collectively as “Controlled Entities”; the various contracts among the Controlled Entities and the shareholders of the Controlled Entities, as the case may be, shall be referred to herein each as “Corporate Structure Contract” and collectively as the “Corporate Structure Contracts”); there is no other material agreement, contract or other document relating to the corporate structure or the operation of the Company together with its Controlled Entities taken as a whole, which has not been previously disclosed or made available to the Underwriters and disclosed in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus; no material relationships or material transactions, direct or indirect, exist between any of the Company or the Controlled Entities on the one hand and their respective shareholders, affiliates, officers and directors or any affiliates or family members of such persons on the other hand, except as described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus;

(o)          Each Corporate Structure Contract has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the parties thereto and constitutes a valid and legally binding obligation of the parties thereto, enforceable in accordance with its terms subject, as to enforceability, to bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent transfer, reorganization, moratorium and similar laws of general applicability relating to or affecting creditors’ rights and to general equity principles; no consent, approval, authorization, or order of, or filing or registration with, any person (including any governmental agency or body or any court) is required for the performance of the obligations under any Corporate Structure Contract by the parties thereto, except as already obtained or disclosed in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus; and no consent, approval, authorization, order, filing or registration that has been obtained is being withdrawn or revoked or is subject to any condition precedent which has not been fulfilled or performed; except as disclosed in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, the corporate structure of the Company complies with all applicable PRC laws and regulations, and the Corporate Structure Contracts do not violate, breach, contravene or otherwise conflict with any applicable PRC laws. There is no legal or governmental proceeding, inquiry or investigation pending against the Company, the Controlled Entities or shareholders of the Controlled Entities in any jurisdiction challenging the validity of any of the Corporate Structure Contracts, and to the best knowledge of the Company, no such proceeding, inquiry or investigation is threatened in any jurisdiction;

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(p)          Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, the execution, delivery and performance of each Corporate Structure Contract by the parties thereto do not and will not result in a breach or violation of any of the terms and provisions of, or constitute a default under, or result in the imposition of any lien, encumbrance, equity or claim upon any property or assets of the Company or any of the Controlled Entities pursuant to (i) the constitutive or organizational documents of the Company or any of the Controlled Entities, (ii) any statute, rule, regulation or order of any governmental agency or body or any court, domestic or foreign, having jurisdiction over the Company or any of the Controlled Entities or any of their properties, or any arbitration award, or (iii) any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan agreement or other agreement or instrument to which the Company or any of the Controlled Entities is a party or by which the Company or any of the Controlled Entities is bound or to which any of the properties of the Company or any of the Controlled Entities is subject; each Corporate Structure Contract is in full force and effect and none of the parties thereto is in breach or default in the performance of any of the terms or provisions of such Corporate Structure Contract, except, in the case of the foregoing clause (iii), for such breach, violation or default as would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect; none of the parties to any of the Corporate Structure Contracts has sent or received any communication regarding termination of, or intention not to renew, any of the Corporate Structure Contracts, and to the best knowledge of the Company, no such termination or non-renewal has been threatened by any of the parties thereto;

(q)          The Company possesses, directly or indirectly, the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of the Controlled Entities;

(r)           Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, no person has any preemptive rights, resale rights, rights of first refusal or other rights to purchase, or instruments convertible into or exchangeable for, any equity interest in the Company or other members of the Group, or any contract, commitment, agreement, understanding or arrangement of any kind relating to the issuance of any shares in the share capital of the Company, other members of the Group, any such convertible or exchangeable securities or any such rights, warrants or options;

(s)           Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, there are no contracts, agreements or understandings between the Company and any person granting such person the right to require the Company to file a registration statement under the Securities Act with respect to any securities of the Company owned or to be owned by such person or to require the Company to include such securities in the securities registered pursuant to a registration statement or in any securities being registered pursuant to any other registration statement filed by the Company under the Securities Act (collectively, “registration rights”);

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(t)           The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement, the Hong Kong Underwriting Agreement and the Operative Documents by the Company, the issuance and sale of the Offer Shares hereunder by the Company, the lending of the Borrowed Shares by Jing Investors Co., Ltd. And Yin Investment Co., Ltd. (the “Borrower”) to the Stabilizing Manager (the “Lender”) pursuant to a stock borrowing agreement to be entered into between the Borrower and the Lender (the “Stock Borrowing Agreement”), and the consummation of the transactions contemplated in this Agreement, the Hong Kong Underwriting Agreement, the Operative Documents, the Stock Borrowing Agreement and the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus will not conflict with or result in a breach or violation of any of the terms or provisions of, or constitute a default under, (A) any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan agreement, lease or other agreement or instrument to which the Company or any other member of the Group is a party or by which the Company or any other member of the Group is bound or to which any of the property or assets of the Company or any other member of the Group is subject, except for such conflicts, breaches, violations or defaults that have been validly waived or that would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect, (B) the certificate of incorporation or by-laws (or other applicable organizational document) of the Company or any other member of the Group, or (C) any statute or any judgment, order, rule or regulation of any court or governmental agency or body having jurisdiction over the Company or any other member of the Group or any of their properties;

(u)          The 165,000 Shares available for loan by the Lender to the Borrower in accordance with the terms of the Stock Borrowing Agreement; the Borrowed Shares have been duly authorized; when the Borrowed Shares have been delivered by the Borrower in accordance with the terms of the Stock Borrowing Agreement, such Borrowed Shares will have been validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable;

(v)          no consent, approval, authorization, order, registration or qualification of or with any such court or governmental agency or body is required to be obtained by the Company or the Lender for the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, the Hong Kong Underwriting Agreement and the Operative Documents for the issuing, offering and sale of the Offer Shares, the deposit of the Offer Shares with the HKSCC or the delivery of the Borrowed Shares, except such as have been obtained under the Securities Act and for such consents, approvals, authorizations, orders, registrations or qualifications as may be required under state securities or Blue Sky laws or any laws of jurisdictions outside the PRC, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong and the United States in connection with the purchase and distribution of the Offer Shares by the Underwriters and such final approval from the SEHK for the listing of and permission to deal in the Offer Shares on the Main Board of the SEHK;

(w)          The certificate of incorporation, memorandum and articles of association, by-laws or other constitutional or organizational documents of each of the Company and other members of the Group comply with the requirements of applicable law in its respective jurisdiction of incorporation and are in full force and effect; and the constitutional and organizational documents of the Company comply with the laws of Hong Kong (including, without limitation, the Listing Rules) in all material respects;

(x)          Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, neither the Company nor any other member of the Group is (A) in breach of or in default under any laws, regulations, rules, orders, decrees, guidelines or notices of the PRC, the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, the United States, or any other jurisdiction where it was incorporated or operates, (B) in breach of or in default under any approval, consent, waiver, authorization, exemption, permission, endorsement or license granted by any court or governmental agency or body of any stock exchange authorities in the PRC, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, the United States, Taiwan or any other jurisdiction where it was incorporated or operates, (C) in violation of its constitutive or organizational documents or (D) in default in the performance or observance of any obligation, agreement, covenant or condition contained in any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan agreement, lease or other agreement or instrument to which it is a party or by which it or any of its properties may be bound, except such violations or defaults under clauses (A) or (B) or (D) above that would not, individually or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect;

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(y)          The application of the net proceeds from the offer and sale of the Offer Shares, as described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, will not contravene any provision of any current and applicable laws or the current constituent documents of the Company or any other member of the Group or contravene the terms or provisions of, or constitute a default under, any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan agreement, note, lease or other agreement or instrument currently binding upon the Company or any other member of the Group or any governmental authorization applicable to any of the Company or any other member of the Group;

(z)          Any third-party statistical, industry-related and market-related data included in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus are based on or derived from sources that the Company believes to be reliable and accurate, and the Company or its agent has obtained consents to the use of such data from such sources to the extent required;

(aa)         Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, there are no legal or governmental proceedings or arbitration pending or, to the Company’s best knowledge, threatened to which the Company or any other member of the Group or any officer or director of the Company is a party or of which any property or assets of the Company or any other member of the Group or any officer or director of the Company is the subject which, if determined adversely to the Company or any other member of the Group (or such officer or director), would individually or in the aggregate have a Material Adverse Effect; and, to the Company’s best knowledge after due and careful inquiry, no event has occurred which is expected to give rise to any of the foregoing actions.;

(bb)       None of the Company or other members of the Group is conducting or proposes to conduct any business, or has, or proposes to acquire or incur any property or asset or liability or obligation (including, without limitation, contingent liability or obligation), which is material to the Company or other members of the Group that is not directly or indirectly related to the business of the Company or other members of the Group, or the business of the Company and other members of the Group taken as a whole, in each case as described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus;

(cc)       Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, the Company and other members of the Group possess, and are in compliance with the terms of, all certificates, authorizations, franchises, licenses and permits (the “Licenses”) that are material to the conduct of the business now conducted or proposed in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus to be conducted by them, except any such failure to possess or be in compliance with such Licenses which would not be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect, and have not received any notice of proceedings relating to the revocation or modification of any License that, if determined adversely to the Company or any other member of the Group, would individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect; all such Licenses contain no conditions precedent that have not been fulfilled or performed or other materially burdensome restrictions or conditions not described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus; all such Licenses are valid and in full force and effect, and none of the Company or other members of the Group is in violation of, or in default under, or has received notice of any action, suit, proceeding, investigation or inquiry relating to revocation, suspension or modification of, or has any reason to believe that any relevant governmental authority is considering revoking, suspending or modifying, any such License, other than such matters which would not reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to have a Material Adverse Effect;

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(dd)        Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, the Company and other members of the Group own, possess, license or have other rights to use or can acquire on reasonable terms sufficient trademarks, service marks, trade names, patent rights, copyrights, domain names, licenses, approvals, trade secrets, inventions, technology, know-how and other intellectual property and similar rights, including registrations and applications for registration thereof (collectively, “Intellectual Property Rights”) necessary or material to the conduct of the business now conducted or proposed in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus to be conducted by them, and the loss or expiration of any such Intellectual Property Rights would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect. Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, (i) there are no rights of third parties to any of the Intellectual Property Rights owned by the Company or other members of the Group; (ii) there is no material infringement, misappropriation, breach, default or other violation, or the occurrence of any event that with notice or the passage of time would constitute or result in any of the foregoing, by the Company or other members of the Group or third parties of any of the Intellectual Property Rights of the Company or other members of the Group; (iii) there is no pending or threatened action, suit, proceeding or claim by others challenging the Company’s or any other member of the Group’ rights in or to, or the violation of any of the terms of, any of their Intellectual Property Rights, and the Company is unaware of any facts which would form a reasonable basis for any such claim; (iv) there is no pending or, to the best knowledge of the Company, threatened action, suit, proceeding or claim by others challenging the validity, enforceability or scope of any such Intellectual Property Rights, and the Company is unaware of any facts which would form a reasonable basis for any such claim; (v) there is no pending or, to the best knowledge of the Company, threatened action, suit, proceeding or claim by others that the Company or any other member of the Group infringes, misappropriates or otherwise violates or conflicts with any Intellectual Property Rights or other proprietary rights of others and the Company is unaware of any other fact which would form a reasonable basis for any such claim; and (vi) to the best knowledge of the Company, none of the Intellectual Property Rights used by the Company or other members of the Group in their businesses has been obtained or is being used by the Company or other members of the Group in violation of any contractual obligation binding on the Company or any other member of the Group in violation of the rights of any persons, except in each case covered by clauses (i) through (vi) above would not, if determined adversely to the Company or any member of the Group, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect;

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(ee)       (a) Each of the Company and other members of the Group has complied with all applicable data privacy, data protection and cybersecurity laws, regulations and internal policies, where it operates, except which would not, if determined adversely to the Company or any member of the Group, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect; (b) none of the Company nor any other members of the Group is currently classified as a critical information infrastructure operator in PRC under the Cybersecurity Law of the PRC (the “Cybersecurity Law”); (c) none of the Company nor any other members of the Group has received any notice (including, without limitation, any enforcement notice, de-registration notice or transfer prohibition notice), warning or sanctions from the Cyberspace Administration of the PRC (the “CAC”) with respect of the Cybersecurity Law; and (c) none of the Company nor any other members of the Group have been involved in any investigations on cybersecurity review by the CAC or had received any inquiry, notice, warning or sanctions in such respect;

(ff)       The information technology assets and equipment, computers, systems, networks, hardware, software, websites, applications, and databases of the Company and other members of the Group (collectively, “IT Systems”) are adequate for, and operate and perform in all material respects as required in connection with the operation of the business of the Company and other members of the Group as currently conducted, free and clear of all material bugs, errors, defects, Trojan horses, time bombs, malware and other corruptants. The Company and other members of the Group have implemented and maintained commercially reasonable controls, policies, procedures, and safeguards to maintain and protect their material confidential information and the integrity, continuous operation, redundancy and security of all IT Systems and data in all material respects (including all personal, personally identifiable, sensitive, confidential or regulated data (“Personal Data”)) used in connection with their businesses, and there have been no breaches, violations, outages or unauthorized uses of or accesses to the same, except for those that would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect or that have been remedied without material cost or liability or the duty to notify any other person. The Company and other members of the Group are presently in material compliance with all applicable laws or statutes and all judgments, orders, rules and regulations of any court or arbitrator or governmental or regulatory authority, internal policies and contractual obligations relating to the privacy and security of IT Systems and Personal Data and to the protection of such IT Systems and Personal Data from unauthorized use, access, misappropriation or modification.

(gg)       (A) (i) No labor dispute with the employees of the Company or any other member of the Group exists or, to the best knowledge of the Company, is imminent that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect on the Company, and (ii) except for matters which would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, to the best of the Company’s knowledge, there is no existing, imminent or threatened labor disturbance by the employees of any of the principal suppliers or contractors of the Company or any other member of the Group; and (B) except for matters which would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, to the best of the Company’s knowledge, there have been and are no violations of any applicable labor and employment law in the relevant jurisdictions by the Company or any other member of the Group or, to the best of the Company’s knowledge, by any of the principal suppliers or contractors of the Company or any other member of the Group;

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(hh)        Except as described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, neither the Company nor any other member of the Group has any obligation to provide retirement, healthcare, death or disability benefits to any of the present or past employees of the Company or any other member of the Group, or to any other person, except for matters which would not, individually or in the aggregate, result in any Material Adverse Effect;

(ii)           All returns, reports or filings which ought to have been made by or in respect of the Company and other members of the Group for taxation purposes as required by the law of the jurisdictions in which the Company and other members of the Group are incorporated, managed or engage in business have been made and all such returns are correct and on a proper basis in all respects, except where failure to make such return, report or filing, or correctly and properly file any such return, report or filing would not have a Material Adverse Effect; to the best knowledge of the Company, no such returns, reports or filings are the subject of any dispute with the relevant revenue or other appropriate authorities except as may be being contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings; the provisions included in the audited consolidated financial statements as set out in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus included appropriate provisions required under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) for all taxation in respect of accounting periods ended on or before the accounting reference date to which such audited accounts relate for which the Company was then or might reasonably be expected thereafter to become or have become liable; and neither the Company nor any other member of the Group has received notice of any material tax deficiency with respect to the Company or any other member of the Group; the Company and each of other members of the Group has paid all taxes (including any assessments, fines or penalties) required to be paid by them and has no knowledge, after due and careful inquiry, of any tax deficiency which might be assessed against them, except as would not have a Material Adverse Effect;

(jj)           The Company and other members of the Group, and to the Company’s knowledge after due inquiry, the owners of the properties leased and operated or managed by the Company, are insured by insurers with appropriately rated claims paying abilities against such losses and risks and in such amounts as are prudent and customary for the businesses in which they are engaged; all material policies of insurance insuring the Company or any other member of the Group, and to the Company’s knowledge after due inquiry, the owners of the properties leased and operated or managed by the Company or their respective assets, if applicable, are in full force and effect; the Company and other members of the Group, and to the Company’s knowledge after due inquiry, the owners of the properties leased and operated or managed by the Company, are in compliance with the terms of such policies and instruments in all material respects; and there are no claims by the Company or any other member of the Group, or to the Company’s knowledge after due inquiry, the owners of the properties leased and operated or managed by the Company, under any such policy or instrument as to which any insurance company is denying liability or defending under a reservation of rights clause, except where such denial would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; neither the Company nor any other member of the Group has been refused any material insurance coverage sought or applied for; neither the Company nor any other member of the Group has any reason to believe that it, or to the Company’s knowledge after due inquiry, the owners of the properties leased and operated or managed by the Company, will not be able to renew its existing insurance coverage as and when such coverage expires or to obtain similar coverage from similar insurers as may be necessary to continue its business, if applicable;

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(kk)        The Company is not and, after giving effect to the offering and sale of the Offer Shares and the application of the proceeds thereof, will not be an “investment company”, as such term is defined in the U.S. Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended;

(ll)           Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Certified Public Accountants LLP (the “Reporting Accountant”), who have (i) certified certain financial statements of the Company and other members of the Group, and (ii) audited the Company’s internal control over financial reporting and management’s assessment thereof, are independent public accountants as required by the Securities Act and the rules and regulations of the SEC thereunder;

(mm)       The Company maintains a system of internal control over financial reporting (as such term is defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act) that (i) complies with the requirements of the Exchange Act, (ii) has been designed by the Company's principal executive officer and principal financial officer, or under their supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with GAAP and (iii) is sufficient to provide reasonable assurance that (A) transactions are executed in accordance with management’s general or specific authorization, (B) transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP and to maintain accountability for assets, (C) access to assets is permitted only in accordance with management’s general or specific authorization and (D) the recorded accountability for assets is compared with the existing assets at reasonable intervals and appropriate action is taken with respect to any differences; and the Company’s internal control over financial reporting is effective and the Company is not aware of any material weaknesses in its internal control over financial reporting;

(nn)        Since the date of the latest audited financial statements, there has been no change in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting;

(oo)        The Company is a “foreign private issuer” within the meaning of Rule 405 under the Securities Act;

(pp)        The Company maintains disclosure controls and procedures (as such term is defined in Rule 13a-15(e) under the Exchange Act) that comply with the requirements of the Exchange Act; such disclosure controls and procedures have been designed to ensure that material information relating to the Company and other members of the Group is made known to the Company’s principal executive officer and principal financial officer by others within those entities; and such disclosure controls and procedures are effective;

(qq)        Solely to the extent that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the rules and regulations promulgated by the SEC and NYSE thereunder have been and are applicable to the Company, there is and has been no failure on the part of the Company to comply in all respects with any provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the rules and regulations promulgated by the SEC and NYSE thereunder;

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(rr)          The Company has established, maintained and evaluated, or by the Listing Date shall have established, effective disclosure and corporate governance controls and procedures to ensure that the Company and its board of directors comply in a timely manner with the requirements of the Listing Rules, the Hong Kong Codes on Takeovers and Mergers and Share Buy-backs, the Securities and Futures Ordinance, the Companies Ordinance, the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Chapter 32 of the Laws of Hong Kong) and any other applicable law relating to disclosure of information and reporting obligations, other than such requirements with respect to which the Company has obtained waivers;

(ss)        Neither the Company nor any other member of the Group nor any director, officer, agent, employee or affiliate of the Company or of any other member of the Group is aware of or has, directly or indirectly, made, offered, promised or authorized (i) any contribution, payment, gift of funds or property, or anything of value to any public official (as defined below), in the United States, the PRC, Hong Kong or any other jurisdiction, where either the payment or the purpose of such contribution, payment, gift or thing of value was, is, or would be prohibited under any applicable law of the United States, the PRC, Hong Kong or any other jurisdiction, or (ii) any bribe, rebate, payoff, influence payment, kickback or other corrupt or unlawful payment in any jurisdiction in connection with the business activities of the Company or any other member of the Group, as applicable; without prejudice to the foregoing, neither the Company nor any other member of the Group nor any director, officer, employee or controlled affiliate of the Company or of any other member of the Group or, to the Company’s best knowledge, agent, is aware of or has taken any action, directly or indirectly, that would result in a violation by such persons of any applicable anti-bribery or anti-corruption laws or the rules or regulations thereunder, including, but not limited to, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 and the United Kingdom Bribery Act 2010, each as may be amended; and the Company and other members of the Group have instituted and maintain policies and procedures designed to ensure continued compliance therewith; and no part of the proceeds of the offering of the Offer Shares will be used, directly or indirectly, in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 or the U.K. Bribery Act 2010, each as may be amended, or similar law of any other relevant jurisdiction, or the rules or regulations thereunder (as used herein, "public official" includes any official, agent, officer, employee or representative of, or any person acting in an official capacity on behalf of, any of the following parties: a national, supranational, regional or local authority, an agency, department or instrumentality of a government, a judicial body, a public international organization, a political party, a body that exercises regulatory authority over any one of the International Underwriters, or an entity or enterprise with any level of government or state ownership or control by any one of the foregoing parties; and also includes any candidate for public office or for any political party position and any member of any royal or ruling family; the definition of "public official" further includes immediate family members and close associates of all parties mentioned above);

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(tt)          The operations of the Company and other members of the Group are and have been conducted at all times in compliance with applicable financial recordkeeping and reporting and anti-money laundering laws, including, but not limited to, the Bank Secrecy Act of 1970, as amended by the USA PATRIOT ACT of 2001, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, and the anti-money laundering laws of the various jurisdictions in which the Company and other members of the Group conduct business (collectively, the “Money Laundering Laws”) and no action, suit or proceeding by or before any court or governmental agency, authority or body or any arbitrator involving the Company or any other member of the Group with respect to the Money Laundering Laws is pending or, to the best knowledge of the Company, threatened after due and careful inquiry;

(uu)       None of the Company nor any other member of the Group nor any director, officer, agent, employee or affiliate of the Company or any other member of the Group is: (i) currently the subject or the target of any sanctions administered or enforced by the U.S. Government, including, without limitation, the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“OFAC”), or the U.S. Department of State and including, without limitation, the designation as a “specially designated national” or “blocked person,” the European Union, Switzerland, Her Majesty’s Treasury, the United Nations Security Council, or other relevant sanctions authority (collectively, “Sanctions”), (ii) located, organized or resident in a country or territory that is the subject or target of Sanctions, and (iii) will directly or indirectly use the proceeds of the offering of the Offer Shares hereunder, or lend, contribute or otherwise make available such proceeds to any subsidiary, joint venture partner or other person or entity (a) to fund or facilitate any activities of or business with any person, or in any country or territory, that, at the time of such funding, is the subject or the target of Sanctions or (b) in any other manner that will result in a violation by any person (including any person participating in the transaction, whether as underwriter, advisor, investor or otherwise) of Sanctions; neither the Company, nor any other member of the Group, has knowingly engaged in any dealings or transactions with or for the benefit of a person subject to or target of Sanctions, or with or in a country or territory subject to Sanctions, in violations of sanctions, in the preceding three years, nor does the Company, or any other member of the Group, have any plans to engage in dealings or transactions with or for the benefit of such persons, or with or in such country or territory;

(vv)        The Company will use the proceeds of the offering of the Offer Shares in the manner as set forth in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus. The Company maintains and has implemented adequate internal controls and procedures to monitor and audit transactions that are reasonably designed to detect and prevent any use of the proceeds from the offering of the Offer Shares contemplated hereby that is inconsistent with any of the Company’s representations and obligations in this clause (vv) or in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus;

(ww)       (A) The Company and other members of the Group and their respective assets and operations are in compliance with, and the Company and each of the other members of the Group have obtained or made and hold and are in compliance with all approvals required under, any and all applicable Environmental Laws (as defined below) in all material respects; (B) there are no past, present or reasonably anticipated future events, conditions, circumstances, activities, practices, actions, omissions or plans that could reasonably be expected to give rise to any material costs or liabilities to the Company and other members of the Group, taken as a whole, under, or to interfere with or prevent compliance by each of the Company and other members of the Group with, Environmental Laws; (C) none of the Company or other members of the Group is the subject of any investigation, or has received any notice or claim, or is a party to or affected by any pending or threatened action, suit, proceeding or claim, or is bound by any judgment, decree or order, or has entered into any agreement, in each case relating to any alleged violation of any Environmental Law or any actual or alleged release or threatened release or clean-up at any location of any Hazardous Materials (as defined below), which would, individually or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Change (as used herein, “Environmental Laws” means any statute, rule, regulation, decision or order of any governmental agency or body or any court, domestic or foreign, relating to health, safety, the environment (including, without limitation, the protection, cleanup or restoration thereof), natural resources or Hazardous Materials (including, without limitation, the distribution, processing, generation, treatment, storage, disposal, transportation, other handling or release or threatened release of Hazardous Materials), and “Hazardous Materials” means any material (including, without limitation, pollutants, contaminants, hazardous or toxic substances or wastes) that is regulated by or may give rise to liability under any Environmental Law);

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(xx)         None of the Company’s subsidiaries is currently prohibited, directly or indirectly, from paying any dividends to the Company or other members of the Group, from making any other distribution on such subsidiary’s share capital, from repaying to the Company or the other members of the Group any loans or advances to such subsidiary from the Company or the other members of the Group or from transferring any of such subsidiary’s property or assets to the Company or any other member of the Group; except as disclosed in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, all dividends declared by a subsidiary in the PRC may under the current laws and regulations of the PRC be freely transferred out of the PRC and may be paid in United States dollars, subject to the successful completion of PRC formalities required by applicable PRC laws and regulations for such remittance, and all such dividends and other distributions will not be subject to withholding or other taxes under the laws and regulations of the PRC and are otherwise free and clear of any other tax, withholding or deduction in the PRC, and without the necessity of obtaining any governmental authorization in the PRC;

(yy)        Each of the Company and other members of the Group that were incorporated outside of the PRC has taken, or is in the process of taking, all reasonable steps to comply with, and to ensure compliance by each of its shareholders and option holders that is, or is directly or indirectly owned or controlled by, a PRC resident or citizen with any applicable rules and regulations of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (the “SAFE Regulations”), including, without limitation, requesting each shareholder and option holder that is, or is directly or indirectly owned or controlled by, a PRC resident or citizen to complete any registration and other procedures required under applicable SAFE Regulations;

(zz)          Each of this Agreement, the Hong Kong Underwriting Agreement and the Operative Documents has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and, when validly authorized, executed and delivered by the other parties hereto and thereto, constitutes a legal, valid and binding agreement of the Company, enforceable in accordance with its terms;

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(aaa)       The financial statements included in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, together with the related schedules and notes, give a fair view of the consolidated financial position of the Company and its subsidiaries at the dates indicated and the statement of operations, stockholders’ equity and cash flows of the Company and its subsidiaries for the periods specified; said financial statements have been prepared in conformity with GAAP applied on a consistent basis throughout the periods involved. The supporting schedules, if any, present fairly in accordance with GAAP the information required to be stated therein. The selected financial data and the summary financial information included in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus present fairly the information shown therein and have been compiled on a basis consistent with that of the audited financial statements included therein. All disclosures contained in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus regarding “non-GAAP financial measures” (as such term is defined by the rules and regulations of the SEC) comply with Regulation G of the Exchange Act and Item 10 of Regulation S-K of the Securities Act, to the extent applicable; the statements relating to the Group’s working capital, liquidity and capital resources contained in each of the Disclosure Documents in the section headed “Financial Information” are complete, true and accurate in all material respects and not misleading.

(bbb)      The unaudited pro forma condensed financial information and the related notes thereto included in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus present fairly the information shown therein, have been prepared in accordance with the applicable requirements of the Listing Rules and the assumptions underlying such pro forma condensed financial information are reasonable and are set forth in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus. The pro forma adjustments used therein are appropriate to give effect to the transactions and circumstances referred to therein, and the pro forma adjustments have been properly applied to the historical amounts in the compilation of those statements and data. Except as included therein, no historical or pro forma financial statements or supporting schedules are required to be included in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus.

(ccc)       All information disclosed or made available (or which is required to have been disclosed or made available, including, without limitation, as necessary or relevant to the performance by the Sole Sponsor of their obligations as sponsor under the Listing Rules) in writing or orally from time to time by or on behalf of the Company or any other member of the Group or any director, officer, employee or agent of the Company or any other member of the Group to the SEHK, the SFC, the SEC or the Underwriters for the purposes of the Global Offering and/or the listing of the Offer Shares on the SEHK (including, without limitation, for the purposes of replying to queries raised by the SEHK or the SFC or the SEC) was so disclosed or made available in full and in good faith and was, and remains, complete, true and accurate in all material respects and not misleading in any material respects, and there is no other information which has not been provided the result of which would make the information so received misleading in any material respects;

(ddd)     All statements or expressions of opinion or intention or forecasts or estimates (including, without limitation, the statements regarding the sufficiency of working capital, future plans, use of proceeds, significant accounting policies, indebtedness, prospects, dividends, material contracts and litigation) disclosed in the section titled “Financial Information” in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus remain fairly and honestly made after due and proper consideration and on reasonable grounds and, where appropriate, based on reasonable grounds and assumptions, and such grounds or assumptions remain truly and honestly held by the Company and its directors and there are no other facts known or which could, upon due and careful inquiry, have been known to the Company or its directors the omission of which would make any such statement or expression misleading in any respect;

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(eee)      Any certificate signed by any officer or director of the Company and delivered to the Underwriters, counsel for the Underwriters as required or contemplated by this Agreement or the Hong Kong Underwriting Agreement, as applicable, shall constitute a representation and warranty hereunder by the Company, as to matters covered thereby, to each Underwriter;

(fff)         Except as set forth herein and in documents ancillary hereto or thereto, there are no contracts, agreements or understandings between the Company and any person that would give rise to a valid claim against the Company or any Underwriter for a brokerage commission, finder’s fee or other like payment in connection with the Global Offering;

(ggg)      Except as described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, and save for any Trading Fee, SFC Transaction Levy, FRC Transaction Levy and stamp duty payable in connection with on-market purchases of Shares conducted by the Stabilizing Manager and any subsequent transfer of such shares to the lender thereof, no transaction tax, issue tax, stamp duty or other issuance or transfer tax or duty or any withholding tax is or will be payable by or on behalf of or on payments to the International Underwriters, or otherwise imposed on any payments made to the International Underwriters, acting in their capacity as International Underwriters, in connection with (i) the issuance of the International Offer Shares to the International Underwriters by the Company; (ii) the sale and delivery by the International Underwriters of the International Offer Shares to the initial purchasers thereof; (iii) the execution and delivery of this Agreement, the Hong Kong Underwriting Agreement, the Stock Borrowing Agreement or the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, the Hong Kong Underwriting Agreement or the Stock Borrowing Agreement; (iv) any subsequent transfer of, or agreement to transfer, the International Offer Shares through the facilities of the HKSCC (including such transfers to purchasers procured by the International Underwriters); or (v) deposit of the Offer Shares with the HKSCC;

(hhh)      none of the Directors has revoked or withdrawn the authority and confirmations in the power of attorney issued by him or her to the Company, and such authority and confirmations remain in full force and effect;

(iii)         Approval in principle has been obtained from the Listing Committee for the listing of, and permission to deal in, the Offer Shares on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and there is no reason to believe that such approval may be revoked, suspended or modified;

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4.            The Company agrees with each of the International Underwriters:

(a)          To prepare the Prospectus in a form approved by you and to file such Prospectus pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act not later than the SEC's close of business on the second business day following the execution and delivery of this Agreement; to make no further amendment or any supplement to the Registration Statement, the Basic Prospectus, or the Prospectus prior to the last Time of Delivery which shall be disapproved by you promptly after reasonable notice thereof; to advise you, promptly after it receives notice thereof, of the time when any amendment to the Registration Statement has been filed or becomes effective or any amendment or supplement to the Prospectus has been filed and to furnish you with copies thereof; to file promptly all other materials required to be filed by the Company with the SEC pursuant to Rule 433(d) under the Securities Act; to file promptly all reports required to be filed by the Company with the SEC pursuant to Section 13(a), 13(c) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act subsequent to the date of the Prospectus and for so long as the delivery of a prospectus (or in lieu thereof, the notice referred to in Rule 173(a) under the Securities Act) is required in connection with the offering or sale of the Offer Shares; to advise you, promptly after it receives notice thereof, of (i) the issuance by the SEC of any stop order or of any order preventing or suspending the use of any Preliminary Prospectus or other prospectus in respect of the Offer Shares, (ii) any notice of objection by the SEC to the use of the Registration Statement or any post-effective amendment thereto pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) under the Securities Act, (iii) any suspension of the qualification of the Offer Shares for offering or sale in any jurisdiction, (iv) the initiation or threatening of any proceeding for any such purpose or (v) any request by the SEC to amend or supplement the Registration Statement or the Prospectus or for additional information;

(b)           In the event of the issuance of any stop order or of any order preventing or suspending the use of any Preliminary Prospectus or other prospectus or suspending any such qualification, to promptly use its best efforts to obtain the withdrawal of such order; and in the event of any such issuance of a notice of objection, promptly to take such steps including, without limitation, amending the Registration Statement or filing a new registration statement, at its own expense, as may be necessary to permit offers and sales of the Offer Shares by the Underwriters (references herein to the Registration Statement shall include any such amendment or new registration statement);

(c)           If required by Rule 430B(h) under the Securities Act, to prepare a form of prospectus in a form approved by you and to file such form of prospectus pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act not later than may be required by Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act; and to make no further amendment or supplement to such form of prospectus which shall be disapproved by you promptly after reasonable notice thereof;

(d)          If by the third anniversary (the “Renewal Deadline”) of the initial effective date of the Registration Statement, any of the Offer Shares remain unsold by the Underwriters, the Company will file, if it has not already done so and is eligible to do so, a new automatic shelf registration statement relating to the Offer Shares, in a form reasonably satisfactory to you. If at the Renewal Deadline the Company is no longer eligible to file an automatic shelf registration statement, the Company will, if it has not already done so, file a new shelf registration statement relating to the Offer Shares, in a form reasonably satisfactory to you and will use its best efforts to cause such registration statement to be declared effective within 180 days after the Renewal Deadline. The Company will take all other action necessary or appropriate to permit the public offering and sale of the Offer Shares to continue as contemplated in the expired registration statement relating to the Offer Shares. References herein to the Registration Statement shall include such new automatic shelf registration statement or such new shelf registration statement, as the case may be;

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(e)          Promptly from time to time to take such action as you may reasonably request to qualify the Offer Shares for offering and sale under the securities laws of such jurisdictions as you may reasonably request and to comply with such laws so as to permit the continuance of sales and dealings therein in such jurisdictions for as long as may be necessary to complete the distribution of the Offer Shares, provided that in connection therewith the Company shall not be required to qualify as a foreign corporation or to file a general consent to service of process in any jurisdiction;

(f)           Not later than the SEC’s close of business on the second business day following the execution and delivery of this Agreement, to furnish the International Underwriters with written and electronic copies of the Prospectus in such quantities as you may reasonably request and, if the delivery of a prospectus (or in lieu thereof, the notice referred to in Rule 173(a) under the Securities Act) is required at any time prior to the expiration of nine months after the time of issue of the Prospectus in connection with the offering or sale of the Offer Shares and if at such time any event shall have occurred as a result of which the Prospectus as then amended or supplemented would include an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made when such Prospectus (or in lieu thereof, the notice referred to in Rule 173(a) under the Securities Act) is delivered, not misleading, or, if for any other reason it shall be necessary during such same period to amend or supplement the Prospectus or to file under the Exchange Act any document incorporated by reference in the Prospectus in order to comply with the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, to notify you and upon your request to file such document and to prepare and furnish without charge to each International Underwriter and to any dealer in securities as many written and electronic copies as you may from time to time reasonably request of an amended Prospectus or a supplement to the Prospectus which will correct such statement or omission or effect such compliance; and in case any International Underwriter is required to deliver a prospectus (or in lieu thereof, the notice referred to in Rule 173(a) under the Securities Act) in connection with sales of any of the Offer Shares at any time nine months or more after the time of issue of the Prospectus, upon your request but at the expense of such International Underwriter, to prepare and deliver to such International Underwriter as many written and electronic copies as you may request of an amended or supplemented Prospectus complying with Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;

(g)          To make generally available to its security holders as soon as practicable, but in any event not later than sixteen months after the effective date of the Registration Statement (as defined in Rule 158(c) under the Securities Act), an earnings statement of the Company and its subsidiaries (which need not be audited) complying with Section 11(a) of the Securities Act and the rules and regulations of the SEC thereunder (including, at the option of the Company, Rule 158);

(h)          Except for (i) the Class A ordinary shares in issue and to be issued pursuant to the Global Offering (including the Class A ordinary shares which may be issued pursuant to the exercise of the Over-Allotment Option), (ii) the Class A ordinary shares to be converted from Class B ordinary shares upon completion of the Global Offering, (iii) the Class A ordinary shares to be issued pursuant to the Share Incentive Plans upon the exercise of options or the vesting of RSUs or other awards that have been or may be granted from time to time pursuant to the RSU Plan, (iv) any capitalization issue, capital reduction or consolidation or sub-division of the Shares, (v) any repurchase of securities pursuant to any share repurchase programs existing on the date of this Agreement, and (vi) the filing of any registration statement on Form S-8 or successor form which is related to the Share Incentive Plans, or (vii) the facilitation of the establishment of a trading plan on behalf of a shareholder, officer or director of the Company pursuant to Rule 10b5-1 under the Exchange Act, during the period commencing on the Price Determination Date and ending on, and including, the date that is 90 days after the Price Determination Date (the “Lock-up Period”), the Company hereby undertakes to the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators, the Joint Bookrunners, the Joint Lead Managers, the International Underwriters and the Sole Sponsor not to, without the prior written consent of the Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative (on behalf of the Underwriters) and unless in compliance with the requirements of the Listing Rules,

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(a)            offer, allot, issue, sell, accept subscription for, offer to allot, issue or sell, contract or agree to allot, issue or sell, mortgage, charge, pledge, hypothecate, lend, grant or sell any option, warrant, contract or right to subscribe for or purchase, grant or purchase any option, warrant, contract or right to allot, issue or sell, or otherwise transfer or dispose of or create an Encumbrance over, or agree to transfer or dispose of or create an Encumbrance over, either directly or indirectly, conditionally or unconditionally, any Class A ordinary shares or ADSs or other securities of the Company beneficially owned (as such term is used in Rule 13d-3 of the Exchange Act) by the Company or its affiliates, or any interest in any of the foregoing (including, without limitation, any securities convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for or that represent the right to receive, or any warrants or other rights to purchase, any Class A ordinary shares or ADSs or other securities of the Company or any interest in any of the foregoing), or deposit any Class A ordinary shares or other securities of the Company, with a depositary in connection with the issue of depositary receipts; or

(b)            enter into any swap or other arrangement that transfers to another, in whole or in part, any of the economic consequences of ownership of any Class A ordinary shares or ADSs or other securities of the Company, or any interest in any of the foregoing (including, without limitation, any securities convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for or that represent the right to receive, or any warrants or other rights to purchase, any Class A ordinary shares or ADSs or other securities of the Company or any interest in any of the foregoing); or

(c)            enter into any transaction with the same economic effect as any transaction specified in (a) or (b) above; or

(d)            offer to or contract to or agree to or announce any intention to effect any transaction specified in (a), (b) or (c) above,

in each case, whether any of the transactions specified in (a), (b), (c) or (d) above is to be settled by delivery of Shares or ADSs or other securities of the Company, or in cash or otherwise (whether or not the issue of such Shares or ADSs or other shares or securities will be completed within the Lock-up Period).

(i)             To pay the required SEC filing fees relating to the Offer Shares within the time required by Rule 456(b)(1) under the Securities Act without regard to the proviso therein and otherwise in accordance with Rules 456(b) and 457(r) under the Securities Act;

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(j)            To use the net proceeds received by it from the sale of the Offer Shares pursuant to this Agreement in the manner specified in the Pricing Prospectus under the caption “Use of Proceeds”;

(k)           To have the Offer Shares approved for listing on the SEHK by the First Time of Delivery and to use its best endeavors to procure that it will maintain such listing on the SEHK for at least six months after the First Time of Delivery, except following a withdrawal of such listing which has been approved by the shareholders of the Company in accordance with the Listing Rules and applicable laws or following an offer (within the meaning of the Hong Kong Code on Takeovers and Mergers) for the Company becoming unconditional;

(l)            Upon request of any International Underwriter, to furnish, or cause to be furnished, to such International Underwriter an electronic version of the Company’s trademarks, service marks and corporate logo for use on the website, if any, operated by such International Underwriter for the purpose of facilitating the online offering of the Offer Shares (the “Issuer License”); provided, however, that the Issuer License shall be used solely for the purpose described above, is granted without any fee and may not be assigned or transferred;

(m)          To comply with The Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (amended from time to time) and the listing decisions, guidelines and other requirements of the SEHK (the “Listing Rules”) and/or any other applicable law, including filing such relevant reports, documents, agreements and other information which may from time to time be required to be so filed by applicable Laws to be so filed because the Offer Shares are outstanding;

(n)           To maintain accounting and management systems, and internal accounting and financial reporting controls and disclosure and corporate governance controls and procedures, that are appropriate and sufficient (A) to satisfy the obligations of the Company and its directors to comply with the Listing Rules and other legal and regulatory requirements, in particular the financial reporting, disclosure of inside information and notifiable and connected transaction requirements and (B) to allow a proper assessment of the financial position and prospects of the Company, both before and after listing on the SEHK;

(o)           To ensure that any issues identified and as disclosed in any internal control report prepared by the Internal Controls Consultant have been, are being or will promptly be rectified or improved in accordance with the recommendations set out in the report to a sufficient standard or level for the operation and maintenance of efficient systems of internal accounting and financial reporting controls and disclosure and corporate governance controls and procedures that are effective to perform the functions for which they were established and to allow compliance by the Company and its board of directors with all applicable Laws, and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, to such standard or level recommended or suggested by the Internal Controls Consultant in its internal controls report;

(p)          Prior to each Time of Delivery, to, and to cause all other parties acting on its or their behalf to, issue no press announcement, press release or other communication directly or indirectly and hold no press conferences with respect to the Company, the financial condition, results of operations, business, properties, assets or liabilities of the Company, or the offering of the Offer Shares, without the prior approval of the Sole Representative and the Sole Sponsor;

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(q)          For so long as the Shares are outstanding, to file with the SEHK, the SFC and any other relevant governmental authority in Hong Kong and other relevant jurisdictions, such relevant reports, documents, agreements and other information which may from time to time be required by applicable laws to be so filed because the Shares are outstanding;

(r)           Not to be or become, at any time prior to the expiration of one year after the latest Time of Delivery, an investment company that is or is required to be registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended;

(s)          Not to, and to cause any of its directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents or any person acting on its behalf or on behalf of any of foregoing persons not to, use, directly or indirectly, the proceeds from the sale of the Offer Shares for any purpose or activity that would cause any person participating in the Global Offering, including, without limitation, the Hong Kong Underwriters and the International Underwriters, to be in violation of Sanctions;

(t)           Not to, and to cause any of its directors, officers, employees, affiliates and/or agents, not to (whether directly or indirectly, formally or informally, in writing or verbally) provide any material information, including forward looking information (whether qualitative or quantitative) concerning the Company that is not, or is not reasonably expected to be, included in each of the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus or publicly available, to any research analyst at any time up to and including the fortieth day immediately following the date on which the Offer Price is determined in accordance with the terms of the Hong Kong Underwriting Agreement;

(u)          Not to, and to cause its affiliates or any person acting on its or their behalf (other than the International Underwriters and their respective affiliates) not to, distribute prior to the latest Time of Delivery any offering material in connection with the offer and sale of the International Offer Shares other than the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus and any General Use Issuer Free Writing Prospectus approved by the Sole Representative;

(v)          Until the Sole Representative has notified the Company of the completion of the distribution of the International Offer Shares, not to, and to cause any of its directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents or any persons acting on its behalf or on behalf of any of foregoing persons not to, either alone or with one or more other persons, do or engage in, directly or indirectly, any act or course of conduct (A) which creates a false or misleading impression as to the market in or the value of the Shares and any associated securities, or (B) the purpose of which is to create actual, or apparent, active trading in or to raise the price of the Shares, provided, however, that nothing in clauses (A) and (B) above will prevent the Stabilizing Manager from engaging in transactions to stabilize the market price of the Offer Shares to the extent permitted by Laws;

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(w)         Not to, and to cause any of its directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents or any person acting on its behalf or on behalf of any of foregoing persons not to, (A) take or facilitate, directly or indirectly, any action which is designed to or which has constituted or which might reasonably be expected to cause or result in stabilization or manipulation of the price of any security of the Company to facilitate the sale or resale of any security of the Company or otherwise, (B) take, directly or indirectly, any action which would constitute a violation of the market misconduct provisions of Parts XIII and XIV of the Securities and Futures Ordinance, or (C) take or omit to take, directly or indirectly, any action which may result in the loss by any of the International Underwriters of the ability to rely on any stabilization safe harbor provided by the Securities and Futures (Price Stabilizing) Rules under the Securities and Futures Ordinance or otherwise; for the avoidance of doubt, the Stabilizing Manager may engage in transactions which stabilize the market price of the Offer Shares to the extent permitted by Laws;

(x)          Prior to the completion of the Global Offering as notified by the Sole Representative, without prior approval by the Sole Representative, not to, (A) enter into or assume or otherwise agree to be bound by any contract or agreement, (B) incur, assume or acquire or otherwise agree to become subject to any liability, (C) acquire or dispose of or agree to acquire or dispose of any business or assets, which in each case would, or could reasonably be expected to, materially and adversely affect the Global Offering or result in a Material Adverse Effect.

(y)          To do and perform all things required to be done and performed under this Agreement by it prior to or after each Time of Delivery and to satisfy all conditions precedent on its part to the delivery of the International Offer Shares as set forth herein;

(z)           Subject to any waiver granted by the SEHK, to use its best endeavors to procure that no core connected person (as defined in the Listing Rules) of the Company will itself (or through a company controlled by it) apply for the International Offer Shares either in its own name or through nominees unless permitted to do so under the Listing Rules and having obtained confirmation to that effect, and if the Company shall become aware of any application or indication of interest for the International Offer Shares by any core connected person, controlled company or nominee, it shall forthwith notify the Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative (for itself and on behalf of the International Underwriters);

(aa)        To indemnify and hold each of the International Underwriters and their respective affiliates harmless against any documentary, stamp or similar issuance or transfer taxes and any transaction levies, commissions or brokerage charges, including, without limitation, any interest and penalties, payable in Hong Kong or the United States or any other jurisdiction which are required to be paid in connection with the creation, allotment, issuance, offer and distribution of the Offer Shares as contemplated in each of the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus and the execution and delivery of this Agreement, and to indemnify and hold each of the International Underwriters and their respective affiliates harmless against the Trading Fee, the SFC Transaction Levy and the FRC Transaction Levy, if any, which may be required to be paid in connection with the offer and sale of the Offer Shares and the listing of the Shares on the SEHK (except where such International Underwriters purchase Offer Shares for their investment accounts).

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5.

(a)           Each International Underwriter represents and agrees that, without the prior consent of the Company and the Sole Representative, it has not made and will not make any offer relating to the Offer Shares that would constitute a free writing prospectus required to be filed with the SEC; any such free writing prospectus the use of which has been consented to by the Company and the Sole Representative is listed on Schedule II hereto;

(b)           The Company has complied and will comply with the requirements of Rule 433 under the Securities Act applicable to any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, including timely filing with the SEC or retention where required and legending; and

(c)           The Company agrees that if at any time following the issuance of an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or Written Testing-the-Waters Communication any event occurred or occurs as a result of which such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or Written Testing-the-Waters Communication would conflict with the information in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Prospectus or the Prospectus or would include an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances then prevailing, not misleading, the Company will give prompt notice thereof to the Sole Representative and, if requested by the Sole Representative, will prepare and furnish without charge to each International Underwriter an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, Written Testing-the-Waters Communication or other document which will correct such conflict, statement or omission; provided, however, that this representation, warranty and undertaking shall not apply to any statements or omissions contained in any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus made in reliance upon and in conformity with the International Underwriter Information (as defined below).

6.             The Company acknowledges that, pursuant to the Sponsor’s Engagement Letter, the Company will be responsible for its own expenses in connection with the Global Offering. Such expenses include, but are not limited to, fees and expenses of the Company’s domestic and other international counsel, if any, accountant’s fees, printing and engraving costs, assets valuation fees, roadshow expenses incurred by the Company’s personnel (including travel, accommodation and meals), expenses incurred by investors in connection with roadshow meetings, Stock Exchange listing and Blue-Sky registration fees and expenses and other customary expenses. Notwithstanding anything contrary in this Agreement, the Company shall not be responsible for any out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the Sole Representative (for itself and on behalf of the International Underwriters). For the avoidance of doubt, the Company will be responsible for the fees and expenses of the legal advisers to the Underwriters in accordance with the agreements respectively entered into between the Company and such parties.

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7.            The obligations of the International Underwriters hereunder, as to the Offer Shares to be delivered at each Time of Delivery, shall be subject, in their discretion, to the condition that all representations and warranties and other statements of the Company herein are, at and as of the Time of Sale and such Time of Delivery, true and correct, the condition that the Company shall have performed all of its obligations hereunder theretofore to be performed and the following additional conditions:

(a)           The Prospectus shall have been filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act within the applicable time period prescribed for such filing by the rules and regulations under the Securities Act and in accordance with Section 4(a) hereof; all material required to be filed by the Company pursuant to Rule 433(d) under the Securities Act shall have been filed with the SEC within the applicable time period prescribed for such filings by Rule 433; no stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or any part thereof shall have been issued and no proceeding for that purpose shall have been initiated or threatened by the SEC and no notice of objection by the SEC to the use of the Registration Statement or any post-effective amendment thereto pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) under the Securities Act shall have been received; no stop order suspending or preventing the use of the Preliminary Prospectus, Prospectus or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus shall have been initiated or threatened by the SEC; and all requests for additional information on the part of the SEC shall have been complied with to your reasonable satisfaction;

(b)           Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, counsel for the International Underwriters as to Hong Kong laws, shall have furnished to you such written opinion or opinions, dated such Time of Delivery, in form and substance satisfactory to you, and such counsel shall have received such papers and information as they may reasonably request to enable them to pass upon such matters;

(c)           Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, counsel for the International Underwriters as to U.S. laws, shall have furnished to you such written opinion or opinions, and Rule 10b-5 disclosure letters, each dated such Time of Delivery, in form and substance satisfactory to you, and such counsel shall have received such papers and information as they may reasonably request to enable them to pass upon such matters;

(d)           King & Wood Mallesons, counsel for the International Underwriters as to PRC laws, shall have furnished to you such written opinion or opinions, dated such Time of Delivery, in form and substance satisfactory to you, and such counsel shall have received such papers and information as they may reasonably request to enable them to pass upon such matters;

(e)           Kirkland & Ellis, counsel for the Company as to U.S. laws, shall have furnished to you their written opinion or opinions, including Rule 10b-5 disclosure letters, each dated such Time of Delivery, in form and substance satisfactory to you, and such counsel shall have received such papers and information as they may reasonably request to enable them to pass upon such matters;

(f)           Kirkland & Ellis, counsel for the Company as to Hong Kong laws, shall have furnished to you their written opinion or opinions, dated such Time of Delivery, in form and substance satisfactory to you, and such counsel shall have received such papers and information as they may reasonably request to enable them to pass upon such matters;

(g)           Zhong Lun Law Firm, counsel for the Company as to PRC laws, shall have furnished to you their written opinion or opinions, dated such Time of Delivery, in form and substance satisfactory to you, and such counsel shall have received such papers and information as they may reasonably request to enable them to pass upon such matters;

(h)           Maples and Calder (Hong Kong) LLP, counsel for the Company as to Cayman Islands law, shall have furnished to you their written opinion or opinions, on and dated the date of the Hong Kong Prospectus and the Time of Delivery, in form and substance satisfactory to you, and such counsel shall have received such papers and information as they may reasonably request to enable them to pass upon such matters;

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(i)           Robertsons, counsel for the Company as to Hong Kong law, in respect of certain aspects of the Company’s Hong Kong subsidiaries under the Hong Kong law, shall have furnished to you their written opinion or opinions, on and dated the date of the Hong Kong Prospectus, in form and substance satisfactory to you, and such counsel shall have received such papers and information as they may reasonably request to enable them to pass upon such matters;

(j)           Maples and Calder (Hong Kong) LLP, counsel for the Company as to Cayman Islands law, in respect of certain aspects of the Company’s Cayman Islands subsidiaries under the Cayman Islands law, shall have furnished to you their written opinion or opinions, on and dated the date of the Hong Kong Prospectus, in form and substance satisfactory to you, and such counsel shall have received such papers and information as they may reasonably request to enable them to pass upon such matters;

(k)          Maples and Calder (Hong Kong) LLP, counsel for the Company as to BVI law, in respect of certain aspects of the Company’s BVI subsidiary under the BVI law, shall have furnished to you their written opinion or opinions, on and dated the date of the Hong Kong Prospectus, in form and substance satisfactory to you, and such counsel shall have received such papers and information as they may reasonably request to enable them to pass upon such matters;

(l)           Zhong Lun Law Firm LLP, counsel for the Company as to U.S. law, in respect of certain aspects of the Company’s U.S. subsidiary under the U.S. laws, shall have furnished to you their written opinion or opinions, on and dated the date of the Hong Kong Prospectus, in form and substance satisfactory to you, and such counsel shall have received such papers and information as they may reasonably request to enable them to pass upon such matters;

(m)         Deloitte Touch Tohmatsu shall have furnished to you comfort letters dated, respectively, the date of the Hong Kong Prospectus, the date of this Agreement and each Time of Delivery, in form and substance satisfactory to you, which letters shall cover, without limitation, the various financial disclosures contained in or incorporated by reference in each of the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package, any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus and the Prospectus;

(n)          The Company shall have delivered a certificate of its chief executive officer, dated such Time of Delivery, as the case may be, with executed originals for you and substantially in the form of Exhibit A hereto;

(o)          The Company shall have delivered a certificate of its chief financial officer, dated such Time of Delivery, as the case may be, regarding non-comforted data identified in each of the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package, any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus and the Prospectus, with executed originals for you and substantially in the form of Exhibit B hereto;

(p)          The Company shall have delivered a certificate of its general counsel, dated such Time of Delivery, as the case may be, with executed originals for you and substantially in the form of Exhibit C hereto;

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(q)          (i) Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries shall have sustained since the date of the latest audited financial statements included or incorporated by reference in the Pricing Prospectus any loss or interference with its business from fire, explosion, flood, pandemic or other calamity, whether or not covered by insurance, or from any labor dispute or court or governmental action, order or decree, otherwise than as set forth or contemplated in the Pricing Prospectus, and (ii) since the respective dates as of which information is given in the Pricing Prospectus, there shall not have been any change in the share capital or long term debt of the Company or any of its subsidiaries or any change or effect, or any development involving a prospective change or effect, in or affecting (x) the business, properties, general affairs, management, financial position, stockholders' equity or results of operations of the Company and its subsidiaries, taken as a whole, except as set forth or contemplated in the Pricing Prospectus and the Prospectus, or (y) the ability of the Company to perform its obligations under this Agreement, including the issuance and sale of the Offer Shares, or to consummate the transactions contemplated in the Pricing Prospectus and the Prospectus, the effect of which, in any such case described in clause (i) or (ii), is in your reasonable judgment material and adverse as to make it impracticable or inadvisable to proceed with the public offering or the delivery of the Offer Shares being delivered at such Time of Delivery on the terms and in the manner contemplated in the Pricing Prospectus and the Prospectus;

(r)            On or after the Time of Sale, the Company does not have and will not have any debt securities outstanding that are rated by any “nationally recognized statistical rating organization”, as that term is defined by the SEC for purposes of Rule 436(g)(2) under the Securities Act;

(s)            On or after the Time of Sale, there shall not have occurred any of the following: (i) a suspension or material limitation in trading in securities generally on, as the case may be, any of the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, the Nasdaq Global Select Market, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, or other relevant exchanges; (ii) a suspension or material limitation in trading in the Company’s securities on the New York Stock Exchange; (iii) a general moratorium on commercial banking activities declared by Federal or New York State authorities, or Hong Kong or PRC authorities, or a material disruption in commercial banking or securities settlement or clearance services in the United States, Hong Kong, Cayman Islands or the PRC; (iv) the imposition of the proposal of exchange controls by any governmental authority in Hong Kong or the PRC; (v) the outbreak or escalation of hostilities involving the United States or the PRC or the declaration by the United States or the PRC of a national emergency or war; or (vi) the occurrence of any other calamity or crisis or any change in financial, political or economic conditions in the United States, Hong Kong, or the PRC, if the effect of any such event specified in clause (v) or (vi) in your judgment makes it impracticable or inadvisable to proceed with the public offering or the delivery of the Offer Shares being delivered at such Time of Delivery on the terms and in the manner contemplated in the Pricing Prospectus and the Prospectus;

(t)            The Company shall have complied with the provisions of Section 4(f) hereof with respect to the furnishing of prospectuses within the prescribed time period following the execution and delivery of this Agreement;

 

(u)           The Offer Shares shall have been duly listed on the SEHK;

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(v)          The Lender shall have entered into the Stock Borrowing Agreement as of the date hereof, and the Borrower shall have received executed copies thereof;

(w)         The Hong Kong Underwriting Agreement shall have been executed by the parties thereto, become unconditional (except with respect to the unconditionally of this Agreement) and not have been terminated or otherwise ceased to have effect, and the Hong Kong Public Offering contemplated by the Hong Kong Underwriting Agreement shall have become unconditional and shall be closing substantially concurrently with the closing contemplated hereunder; and

(x)           Each party set forth in Schedule III attached hereto shall entered into a letter agreement (each a “Lock-Up Agreement”) substantially in the form set forth in Exhibit E hereto.

8.            (a)          The Company will indemnify and hold harmless each International Underwriter, their respective Affiliates, agents, associates, branches, delegates, directors, employees, head offices members, officers, partners and subsidiaries, any person who controls any such International Underwriter within the meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act, and the successors and assigns of all of the foregoing persons, against any losses, claims, damages or liabilities, joint or several, to which such International Underwriter may become subject, under the Securities Act or otherwise, insofar as such losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions in respect thereof) arise out of or are based upon an untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the Registration Statement, the Basic Prospectus, any Preliminary Prospectus, the Pricing Prospectus or the Prospectus, or any amendment or supplement thereto, any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, any “roadshow” as defined in Rule 433(h) under the Securities Act (a “roadshow”), any “issuer information” filed or required to be filed pursuant to Rule 433(d) under the Securities Act, or any Testing-the-Waters Communication, or arise out of or are based upon the omission or alleged omission to state therein a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, and will reimburse each International Underwriter for any legal or other expenses incurred by such International Underwriter in connection with investigating or defending any such action or claim as such expenses are incurred; provided, however, that the Company shall not be liable in any such case to the extent that any such loss, claim, damage or liability arises out of or is based upon an untrue statement or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission made in the Registration Statement, the Basic Prospectus, any Preliminary Prospectus, the Pricing Prospectus or the Prospectus, or any amendment or supplement thereto, or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, in reliance upon and in conformity with the International Underwriter Information.

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(b)          Each International Underwriter, severally and not jointly, will indemnify and hold harmless the Company against any losses, claims, damages or liabilities to which the Company may become subject, under the Securities Act or otherwise, insofar as such losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions in respect thereof) arise out of or are based upon an untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the Registration Statement, the Basic Prospectus, any Preliminary Prospectus, the Pricing Prospectus or the Prospectus, or any amendment or supplement thereto, or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, or any roadshow, or any Testing-the-Waters Communication, or arise out of or are based upon the omission or alleged omission to state therein a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, in each case to the extent that such untrue statement or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission was made in the Registration Statement, the Basic Prospectus, any Preliminary Prospectus, the Pricing Prospectus or the Prospectus or any such amendment or supplement thereto, or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, or any roadshow, or any Testing-the-Waters Communication, in reliance upon and in conformity with the International Underwriter Information; and will reimburse the Company for any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred by the Company in connection with investigating or defending any such action or claim as such expenses are incurred. As used in this Agreement with respect to an International Underwriter and an applicable document, “International Underwriter Information” shall mean the written information furnished to the Company by such International Underwriter through the Sole Representative expressly for use therein; it being understood and agreed upon that the only such information furnished by any International Underwriter consists only of the name and address of such International Underwriter appearing in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus.

(c)          Promptly after receipt by an indemnified party under subsection (a) or (b) above of notice of the commencement of any action, such indemnified party shall, if a claim in respect thereof is to be made against the indemnifying party under such subsection, notify the indemnifying party in writing of the commencement thereof; provided that the failure to notify the indemnifying party shall not relieve it from any liability that it may have under the preceding paragraphs of this Section 8 except to the extent that it has been materially prejudiced (through the forfeiture of substantive rights or defenses) by such failure; and provided further that the failure to notify the indemnifying party shall not relieve it from any liability that it may have to an indemnified party otherwise than under the preceding paragraphs of this Section 8. In case any such action shall be brought against any indemnified party and it shall notify the indemnifying party of the commencement thereof, the indemnifying party shall be entitled to participate therein and, to the extent that it shall wish, jointly with any other indemnifying party similarly notified, to assume the defense thereof, with counsel satisfactory to such indemnified party (who shall not, except with the consent of the indemnified party, be counsel to the indemnifying party), and, after notice from the indemnifying party to such indemnified party of its election so to assume the defense thereof, the indemnifying party shall not be liable to such indemnified party under such subsection for any legal expenses of other counsel or any other expenses, in each case subsequently incurred by such indemnified party, in connection with the defense thereof other than costs of investigation. No indemnifying party shall, without the written consent of the indemnified party, effect the settlement or compromise of, or consent to the entry of any judgment with respect to, any pending or threatened action or claim in respect of which indemnification or contribution may be sought hereunder (whether or not the indemnified party is an actual or potential party to such action or claim) unless such settlement, compromise or judgment (i) includes an unconditional release of the indemnified party from all liability arising out of such action or claim and (ii) does not include a statement as to or an admission of fault, culpability or a failure to act, by or on behalf of any indemnified party.

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(d)          If the indemnification provided for in this Section 8 is unavailable to or insufficient to hold harmless an indemnified party under subsection (a) or (b) above in respect of any losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions in respect thereof) referred to therein, then each indemnifying party shall contribute to the amount paid or payable by such indemnified party as a result of such losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions in respect thereof) in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect the relative benefits received by the Company on the one hand and the International Underwriters on the other from the offering of the International Offer Shares. If, however, the allocation provided by the immediately preceding sentence is not permitted by applicable law, then each indemnifying party shall contribute to such amount paid or payable by such indemnified party in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect not only such relative benefits but also the relative fault of the Company on the one hand and the International Underwriters on the other in connection with the statements or omissions which resulted in such losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions in respect thereof), as well as any other relevant equitable considerations. The relative benefits received by the Company on the one hand and the International Underwriters on the other shall be deemed to be in the same proportion as the total net proceeds from the offering (before deducting expenses) received by the Company bear to the total underwriting discounts and commissions received by the International Underwriters, in each case as set forth in the table on the cover page of the Prospectus. The relative fault shall be determined by reference to, among other things, whether the untrue or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or the omission or alleged omission to state a material fact relates to information supplied by the Company on the one hand or the International Underwriters on the other and the parties' relative intent, knowledge, access to information and opportunity to correct or prevent such statement or omission. The Company and the International Underwriters agree that it would not be just and equitable if contribution pursuant to this subsection (d) were determined by pro rata allocation (even if the International Underwriters were treated as one entity for such purpose) or by any other method of allocation which does not take account of the equitable considerations referred to above in this subsection (d). The amount paid or payable by an indemnified party as a result of the losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions in respect thereof) referred to above in this subsection (d) shall be deemed to include any legal or other expenses incurred by such indemnified party in connection with investigating or defending any such action or claim. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection (d), no International Underwriter shall be required to contribute any amount in excess of the amount by which the total price at which the International Offer Shares underwritten by it and distributed to the public were offered to the public exceeds the amount of any damages which such International Underwriter has otherwise been required to pay by reason of such untrue or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission. No person guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation (within the meaning of Section 11(f) of the Securities Act) shall be entitled to contribution from any person who was not guilty of such fraudulent misrepresentation. The International Underwriters' obligations in this subsection (d) to contribute are several in proportion to their respective underwriting obligations and not joint.

(e)           In the event that any award, order or judgment given or made in relation to any amount due hereunder to the International Underwriters or any indemnified party entitled to seek indemnity against the Company hereunder that is expressed and paid in a currency (the “relevant currency”) other than United States dollars, the Company will, jointly and severally, indemnify each International Underwriter or such other indemnified party against any loss incurred by such International Underwriter or such other indemnified party as a result of any variation as between (a) the rate of exchange at which the United States dollar amount is converted into the relevant currency for the purpose of obtaining or enforcing such award, order or judgment and (b) the rate of exchange at which such International Underwriter or other indemnified party is able to purchase United States dollars with the amount of the relevant currency actually received by such International Underwriter or other indemnified party. The foregoing indemnity shall constitute a separate and independent obligation of the Company and shall continue in full force and effect notwithstanding any such award, order or judgment as aforesaid. The term “rate of exchange” shall include any premiums and costs of exchange payable in connection with the purchase of or conversion into United States dollars.

 

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9.            (a) If any International Underwriter shall default in its obligation to purchase the International Offer Shares which it has agreed to purchase hereunder at a Time of Delivery, you may in your discretion arrange for you or another party or other parties to purchase such International Offer Shares on the terms contained herein. If within thirty-six hours after such default by any International Underwriter you do not arrange for the purchase of such International Offer Shares, then the Company shall be entitled to a further period of thirty-six hours within which to procure another party or other parties satisfactory to you to purchase such International Offer Shares on such terms. In the event that, within the respective prescribed periods, you notify the Company that you have so arranged for the purchase of such International Offer Shares, or the Company notifies you that it has so arranged for the purchase of such International Offer Shares, you or the Company shall have the right to postpone such Time of Delivery for a period of not more than seven days, in order to effect whatever changes may thereby be made necessary in the Registration Statement or the Prospectus, or in any other documents or arrangements, and the Company agrees to file promptly any amendments or supplements to the Registration Statement or the Prospectus which in your opinion may thereby be made necessary. The term “International Underwriter” as used in this Agreement shall include any person substituted under this Section with like effect as if such person had originally been a party to this Agreement with respect to such International Offer Shares.

(b)          If, after giving effect to any arrangements for the purchase of the International Offer Shares of a defaulting International Underwriter or International Underwriters by you and the Company as provided in subsection (a) above, the aggregate number of such International Offer Shares which remains unpurchased does not exceed one eleventh of the aggregate number of all the International Offer Shares to be purchased at such Time of Delivery, then the Company shall have the right to require each non-defaulting International Underwriter to purchase the number of shares which such International Underwriter agreed to purchase hereunder at such Time of Delivery and, in addition, to require each non-defaulting International Underwriter to purchase its pro rata share (based on the number of International Offer Shares which such International Underwriter agreed to purchase hereunder) of the International Offer Shares of such defaulting International Underwriter or International Underwriters for which such arrangements have not been made; but nothing herein shall relieve a defaulting International Underwriter from liability for its default.

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(c)          If, after giving effect to any arrangements for the purchase of the International Offer Shares of a defaulting International Underwriter or International Underwriters by you and the Company as provided in subsection (a) above, the aggregate number of such International Offer Shares which remains unpurchased exceeds one eleventh of the aggregate number of all the International Offer Shares to be purchased at such Time of Delivery, or if the Company shall not exercise the right described in subsection (b) above to require non-defaulting International Underwriters to purchase International Offer Shares of a defaulting International Underwriter or International Underwriters, then this Agreement (or, with respect to each Additional Time of Delivery, the obligations of the International Underwriters to purchase and of the Company to sell the Optional Shares) shall thereupon terminate, without liability on the part of any non-defaulting International Underwriter or the Company, except for the expenses to be borne by the Company and the International Underwriters as provided in Section 6 hereof and the indemnity and contribution agreements in Section 8 hereof; but nothing herein shall relieve a defaulting International Underwriter from liability for its default.

10.          The respective indemnities, agreements, representations, warranties and other statements of the Company and the several International Underwriters, as set forth in this Agreement or made by or on behalf of them, respectively, pursuant to this Agreement, shall remain in full force and effect, regardless of any investigation (or any statement as to the results thereof) made by or on behalf of any International Underwriter or any controlling person of any International Underwriter, or the Company, or any officer or director or controlling person of the Company, and shall survive delivery of and payment for the Offer Shares.

11.          If this Agreement shall be terminated pursuant to Section 9 hereof, or as a result of the termination of the Hong Kong Underwriting Agreement, the Company shall not be under any liability to any International Underwriter except as provided in Sections 6 and 8 hereof; but, if for any other reason, any International Offer Shares are not delivered by or on behalf of the Company as provided herein, the Company will reimburse the International Underwriters through the Sole Representative for all out of pocket expenses approved in writing by the Company, including fees and disbursements of counsel, reasonably incurred by the International Underwriters in making preparations for the purchase, sale and delivery of the International Offer Shares not so delivered, but the Company shall then be under no further liability to any International Underwriter except as provided in Sections 6 and 8 hereof.

12.          In all dealings hereunder, the Sole Representative shall act on behalf of each of the International Underwriters, and the parties hereto shall be entitled to act and rely upon any statement, request, notice or agreement on behalf of any International Underwriter made or given by you as the representatives.

All statements, requests, notices and agreements hereunder shall be in writing, and if to the International Underwriters shall be delivered or sent by mail, telex or facsimile transmission to you as the representatives to Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. at 68/F, Cheung Kong Center, 2 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, Attention: *********, email: *********; and if to the Company shall be delivered or sent by mail, telex or facsimile transmission to 34 Floor, Tower Two, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, Attention: *********, email: *********. Any such statements, requests, notices or agreements shall take effect upon receipt thereof.

In accordance with the requirements of the USA Patriot Act (Title III of Pub. L. 107-56 (signed into law October 26, 2001)), the International Underwriters are required to obtain, verify and record information that identifies their respective clients, including the Company, which information may include the name and address of their respective clients, as well as other information that will allow the International Underwriters to properly identify their respective clients.

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13.          This Agreement shall be binding upon, and inure solely to the benefit of, the International Underwriters, the Company and, to the extent provided in Sections 8 and 10 hereof, the officers and directors of the Company and each person who controls the Company or any International Underwriter, and their respective heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, and no other person shall acquire or have any right under or by virtue of this Agreement. No purchaser of any of the International Offer Shares from any International Underwriter shall be deemed a successor or assign by reason merely of such purchase.

14.          Time shall be of the essence of this Agreement. As used herein, the term “business day” shall mean any day when the SEC’s office in Washington, D.C. in the United States of America is open for business and the term “Hong Kong Business Day” shall mean each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday which is not a day on which banking institutions in Hong Kong are generally authorized or obligated by law or executive order to close.

15.          The Company acknowledges and agrees that (i) the purchase and sale of the International Offer Shares pursuant to this Agreement is an arm’s-length commercial transaction between the Company and the International Underwriters, (ii) in connection therewith and with the process leading to such transaction each International Underwriter is acting solely as a principal and not the agent or fiduciary of the Company, and (iii) no International Underwriter has assumed an advisory or fiduciary responsibility in favor of the Company with respect to the offering contemplated hereby or the process leading thereto (irrespective of whether such International Underwriter has advised or is currently advising the Company on other matters) or any other obligation to the Company except the obligations expressly set forth in this Agreement. The Company agrees that it will not claim that the International Underwriters, or any of them, has rendered advisory services of any nature or respect, or owes a fiduciary or similar duty to the Company, in connection with such transaction or the process leading thereto.

The International Underwriters hereby expressly disclaim any fiduciary or advisory or similar obligations to the Company in connection therewith and with the process leading to such transaction, and the Company hereby confirms its understanding and agreement to that effect. The Company, on the one hand, and the International Underwriters, on the other hand, agree that they are each responsible for making their own independent judgments with respect to any such transactions and that any opinions or views expressed by the International Underwriters, to the Company regarding such transactions, including, but not limited to, any opinions or views with respect to the price or market for the Shares, do not constitute advice or recommendations to the Company.

16.          This Agreement supersedes all prior agreements and understandings (whether written or oral) between the Company and the International Underwriters, or any of them, with respect to the subject matter hereof.

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17.          This Agreement and any transaction contemplated by this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without regard to principles of conflict of laws that would result in the application of any other law than the laws of the State of New York. The Company agrees that any suit or proceeding arising in respect of this Agreement or any transaction contemplated by this Agreement will be tried exclusively in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York or, if that court does not have subject matter jurisdiction, in any state court located in The City and County of New York and the Company agrees to submit to the jurisdiction of, and to venue in, such courts. The Company irrevocably waives and agrees not to claim any immunity (sovereign or otherwise) to which it may otherwise be or become entitled in any action or proceeding brought in any New York courts or in any other courts.

The Company irrevocably appointed Cogency Global Inc. as its authorized agent in the Borough of Manhattan in the City of New York upon which process may be served in any such suit or proceeding, and agrees that service of process upon such agent, and written notice of said service to the Company by the person serving the same to the address provided in Section 12, shall be deemed in every respect effective service of process upon the Company in any such suit or proceeding. The Company further agrees to take any and all action as may be necessary to maintain such designation and appointment of such agent in full force and effect for a period of seven years from the date of this Agreement.

The Company and each of the International Underwriters hereby irrevocably waives, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any and all right to trial by jury in any legal proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby.

18.          This Agreement may be executed by any one or more of the parties hereto in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed to be an original, but all such respective counterparts shall together constitute one and the same instrument.

19.          Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Company is authorized to disclose to any persons the U.S. federal and state income tax treatment and tax structure of the potential transaction and all materials of any kind (including tax opinions and other tax analyses) provided to the Company relating to that treatment and structure, without the International Underwriters’ imposing any limitation of any kind. However, any information relating to the tax treatment and tax structure shall remain confidential (and the foregoing sentence shall not apply) to the extent necessary to enable any person to comply with securities laws. For this purpose, “tax structure” is limited to any facts that may be relevant to that treatment.

20.          All payments to be made by the Company under this Agreement shall be paid without set-off or counterclaim, and free and clear, and without deduction or withholding for or on account of, any present or future taxation imposed by any authority and all interest, additions to tax, penalties or similar liabilities with respect thereto, save for any deduction or withholding required by law. If any taxation is required by law to be deducted or withheld in connection with such payments, the Company will increase the amount paid so that the full amount of such payments as agreed herein is received by the International Underwriters; provided, however, that the Company shall not be required to pay any additional amounts in respect of any taxes that (A) are net income taxes that would not have been imposed but for a present or former connection between the International Underwriter and the jurisdiction imposing such taxes, duties or charges (other than a connection that would not have arisen but for the transactions contemplated by this Agreement) or (B) would not have been imposed but for the failure of an International Underwriter to provide any certification, identification or other documentation concerning such International Underwriter’s nationality, residence, identity or connection with the jurisdiction imposing such taxes.

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21.          Recognition of the U.S. Special Resolution Regimes.

(a)          In the event that any International Underwriter that is a Covered Entity becomes subject to a proceeding under a U.S. Special Resolution Regime, the transfer from such International Underwriter of this Agreement, and any interest and obligation in or under this Agreement, will be effective to the same extent as the transfer would be effective under the U.S. Special Resolution Regime.

(b)          In the event that any International Underwriter that is a Covered Entity or a BHC Act Affiliate of such International Underwriter becomes subject to a proceeding under a U.S. Special Resolution Regime, Default Rights under this Agreement that may be exercised against such International Underwriter are permitted to be exercised to no greater extent than such Default Rights could be exercised under the U.S. Special Resolution Regime.

(c)           As used in this section:

“BHC Act Affiliate” has the meaning assigned to the term “affiliate” in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. § 1841(k).

“Covered Entity” means any of the following:

(i) a “covered entity” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 252.82(b);

(ii) a “covered bank” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 47.3(b); or

(iii) a “covered FSI” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 382.2(b).

“Default Right” has the meaning assigned to that term in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. §§ 252.81, 47.2 or 382.1, as applicable.

“U.S. Special Resolution Regime” means each of (i) the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder and (ii) Title II of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder.

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22.          Notwithstanding and to the exclusion of any other term of this Agreement or any other agreement, arrangement or understanding between the parties to this Agreement, each BRRD Counterparty (as defined below) acknowledges and accepts that a BRRD Liability (as defined below) arising under this Agreement may be subject to the exercise of Bail-in Powers (as defined below) by the Relevant Resolution Authority (as defined below) and acknowledges, accepts and agrees to be bound by:

(a)          the effect of the exercise of Bail-in Powers by the Relevant Resolution Authority in relation to any BRRD Liability of the relevant BRRD Party (as defined below) to the relevant BRRD Counterparty under this Agreement, that (without limitation) may include and result in any of the following, or some combination thereof:

(i)            the reduction of all, or a portion, of the BRRD Liability or outstanding amounts due thereon;

(ii)           the conversion of all, or a portion, of the BRRD Liability into shares, other securities or other obligations of the relevant BRRD Party or another person, and the issue to or conferral on the relevant BRRD Counterparty of such shares, securities or obligations;

(iii)          the cancellation of the BRRD Liability; and

(iv)          the amendment or alteration of any interest, if applicable, thereon, the maturity or the dates on which any payments are due, including by suspending payment for a temporary period;

(b)          the variation of the terms of this Agreement, as deemed necessary by the Relevant Resolution Authority, to give effect to the exercise of Bail-in Powers by the Relevant Resolution Authority.

(c)          As used in this section:

“Bail-In Legislation” means in relation to a member state of the European Economic Area which has implemented, or which at any time implements, the BRRD, the relevant implementing law, regulation, rule or requirement as described in the EU Bail-in Legislation Schedule from time to time.

“Bail-In Powers” means any Write-down and Conversion Powers as defined in the EU Bail-in Legislation Schedule, in relation to the relevant Bail-in Legislation.

“BRRD” means Directive 2014/59/EU establishing a framework for the recovery and resolution of credit institutions and investment firms.

“BRRD Counterparty” means any party to this Agreement to whom any BRRD Party owes a BRRD Liability under or in connection with this Agreement from time to time.

“BRRD Liability” means a liability in respect of which the relevant Write Down and Conversion Powers in the applicable Bail-in Legislation may be exercised.

“BRRD Party” means the relevant International Underwriter to which the BRRD applies;

“EU Bail-in Legislation Schedule” means the document described as such, then in effect, and published by the Loan Market Association (or any successor person) from time to time.

“Relevant Resolution Authority” means the resolution authority with the ability to exercise any Bail-in Powers in relation to the BRRD Party.

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  Very truly yours,
     
  Noah Holdings Private Wealth and Asset Management Limited
     
  By:  
    Name:  
    Title:  

 

[Signature Page to International Underwriting Agreement]

 

 

 

 

Accepted as of the date first written above.

For and on behalf of

Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C.
(Incorporated in Delaware, U.S.A. with limited liability)

By:    
  Name:    
  Title:    

 

[Signature Page to International Underwriting Agreement]

 

 

 

 

For themselves and on behalf of each of the International Underwriters

Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C.
(Incorporated in Delaware, U.S.A. with limited liability)

 

By:    
  Name:    
  Title:    

 

[Signature Page to International Underwriting Agreement]

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE I-A


THE UNDERWRITERS AND TOTAL UNDERWRITING COMMITMENT

Underwriter 

Total Number of

Firm Shares and
Hong Kong Offer
Shares

to be Purchased

  Percentage
Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C.   
BOCI Asia Limited   
DBS Asia Capital Limited   
Futu Securities International (Hong Kong) Limited   
   
Total   1,100,000  100.0

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE I-B


COMMITMENT OF INTERNATIONAL UNDERWRITERS AND HONG KONG UNDERWRITERS

Underwriter 

International
Offer Shares

to be Purchased

 

Hong Kong Offer
Shares

to be Purchased

Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C.    
BOCI Asia Limited   
DBS Asia Capital Limited   
Futu Securities International (Hong Kong) Limited   
   
Total   990,000   110,000

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE II

(1)General Use Free Writing Prospectus(es) (included in the General Disclosure Package)

a.Not applicable

(2)Other Information Included in the General Disclosure Package

The following information is also included in the General Disclosure Package:

a.The initial price to the public of the Offer Shares

b.[●]

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE III

List of Lock-Up Parties

 

 

 

 

Exhibit A

OFFICER’S CERTIFICATE OF THE COMPANY

 

 

 

Exhibit B

Officer’s Certificate re Non-comforted Data

 

 

 

Exhibit C

GENERAL COUNSEL’S CERTIFICATE

 

 

 

Exhibit D

OVER-ALLOTMENT OPTION EXERCISE NOTICE

 

 

 

Exhibit E

FORM OF LOCK-UP AGREEMENT

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 1.2

 

EXECUTION VERSION

 

DATED JUNE 29, 2022

 

NOAH HOLDINGS PRIVATE WEALTH AND ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED
(
諾亞控股私人財富資產管理有限公司)

 

GOLDMAN SACHS (ASIA) L.L.C.

 

AND

 

THE HONG KONG UNDERWRITERS
(whose names appear in Schedule 1)

 

 

 

HONG KONG UNDERWRITING AGREEMENT

 

relating to a public offering in Hong Kong of
initially 110,000 Class A ordinary shares of par value of
US$0.0005 per Share in the capital of
Noah Holdings Private Wealth and Asset Management Limited

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contents

 

Clause       Page
         
1   DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION   2
         
2   CONDITIONS   12
         
3   APPOINTMENTS   15
         
4   THE HONG KONG PUBLIC OFFERING   17
         
5   ALLOTMENT AND PAYMENT   22
         
6   COMMISSIONS AND COSTS   24
         
7   STABILIZATION   26
         
8   REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND UNDERTAKINGS   27
         
9   RESTRICTIONS ON ISSUE OR DISPOSAL OF SECURITIES   29
         
10   FURTHER UNDERTAKINGS   30
         
11   TERMINATION   33
         
12   INDEMNITY   34
         
13   ANNOUNCEMENTS   39
         
14   CONFIDENTIALITY   39
         
15   NOTICES   40
         
16   GOVERNING LAW; DISPUTE RESOLUTION; WAIVER OF IMMUNITY   41
         
17   GENERAL PROVISIONS   42
         
18   RECOGNITION OF THE U.S. SPECIAL RESOLUTION REGIMES   44
         
SCHEDULE 1 THE HONG KONG UNDERWRITERS   45
         
SCHEDULE 2 THE WARRANTIES   46
         
SCHEDULE 3 CONDITIONS PRECEDENT DOCUMENTS   58
         
SCHEDULE 4 SET-OFF ARRANGEMENTS   59
         
SCHEDULE 5 ADVERTISING ARRANGEMENTS   60

 

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THIS AGREEMENT is made on June 29, 2022

 

BETWEEN:

 

(1)NOAH HOLDINGS LIMITED, an exempted company with limited liability incorporated in the Cayman Islands on June 29, 2007, and registered as a non-Hong Kong company under Part 16 of the Companies Ordinance on April 22, 2021 under the English and Chinese corporate names approved pursuant to section 782 of the Companies Ordinance as “Noah Holdings Private Wealth and Asset Management Limited” and “諾亞控股私人財富資產管理有限公司”, respectively (the “Company”);

 

(2)GOLDMAN SACHS (ASIA) L.L.C. of 68/F Cheung Kong Center, 2 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong (“GS”); and

 

(5)THE HONG KONG UNDERWRITERS whose respective names and addresses are set out in Schedule 1 (the “Hong Kong Underwriters” and a “Hong Kong Underwriter” means any one of them).

 

RECITALS:

 

(A)The Company is incorporated in the Cayman Islands with limited liability and registered as a non-Hong Kong company under Part 16 of the Companies Ordinance on April 22, 2021 under the English and Chinese corporates name approved pursuant to section 782 of the Companies Ordinance as “Noah Holdings Private Wealth and Asset Management Limited” and “諾亞控股私 人財富資產管理有限公司 ”, respectively. As at the date of this Agreement, the Company has an authorized share capital of US$50,000 with a par value of US$0.0005 each.

 

(B)The Company proposes to conduct the Global Offering, pursuant to which it will offer and sell Class A ordinary shares to the public in Hong Kong in the Hong Kong Public Offering and will concurrently offer and sell Class A ordinary shares pursuant to an automatic shelf registration statement in the United States and outside of the United States to institutional and professional investors and other investors expected to have a sizeable demand for the Class A ordinary shares in the International Offering.

 

(C)In conjunction with the Global Offering, the Company has made an application to the SEHK for the listing of, and permission to deal in, the Class A ordinary shares on the Main Board of the SEHK (including (i) the Class A ordinary shares in issue and to be issued pursuant to the Global Offering (including the Class A ordinary shares which may be issued pursuant to the exercise of the Over-allotment Option), (ii) the Class A ordinary shares to be converted from the Class B ordinary shares upon the completion of the Global Offering, and (iii) the Class A ordinary shares to be issued pursuant to the Share Incentive Plans and the RSU Plan upon the exercise of options or the vesting of RSUs or other awards that have been or may be granted from time to time). GS is acting as the Sole Sponsor in relation to the Company’s listing application.

 

(D)The Hong Kong Underwriters have agreed to severally (and not jointly or jointly and severally) underwrite the Hong Kong Public Offering upon and subject to the terms and conditions hereinafter contained.

 

(E)The Company has agreed to give the representations, warranties, undertakings and indemnities set out herein in favour of the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators, the Joint Bookrunners and the Hong Kong Underwriters.

 

(F)The Company and the International Underwriters intend to enter into the International Underwriting Agreement providing for the International Underwriters to severally purchase or procure investors to purchase Class A ordinary shares offered by the Company in the International Offering, upon and subject to the terms and conditions therein contained. The Company further intends to grant the Over-Allotment Option to the International Underwriters to severally purchase or procure investors to purchase from the Company additional Class A ordinary shares as may be necessary to cover any over-allotments made in the International Offering, upon and subject to the terms and conditions of the International Underwriting Agreement.

 

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(G)The Company has appointed Computershare Hong Kong Investor Services Limited to act as its Hong Kong share registrar and transfer agent in relation to the Global Offering for the Class A ordinary shares.

 

(H)The Company has appointed DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited to act as the receiving bank in relation to the Hong Kong Public Offering and Ting Hong Nominees Limited to act as the nominee to hold the application monies received by the receiving bank under the Hong Kong Public Offering.

 

(I)At a meeting of the board of directors of the Company held on June 21, 2022, resolutions were passed pursuant to which, inter alia, the Directors approved, and any Director or his/her properly appointed attorney, were authorized to sign on behalf of the Company this Agreement and all the other relevant documents in connection with the Global Offering.

 

NOW IT IS HEREBY AGREED as follows:

 

1DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION

 

1.1Introduction: Except where the context otherwise requires, in this Agreement, including the Recitals and the Schedules, the following terms and expressions shall have the respective meanings set out below:

 

2021 Form 20-F” means the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2021;

 

“Acceptance Date” means July 6, 2022, being the date on which the Application Lists close in accordance with the provisions of Clause 4.4;

 

“Accepted Hong Kong Public Offering Applications” means the Hong Kong Public Offering Applications which have from time to time been accepted in whole or in part, pursuant to Clause 4.5;

 

Accounts” means the audited consolidated financial statements of the Group as of and for the three years ended December 31, 2019, 2020 and 2021, and all related notes as set out in Appendix I to the Hong Kong Prospectus;

 

“Admission” means the grant by the Listing Committee of the SEHK of the listing of, and permission to deal in, the Class A ordinary shares on the Main Board of the SEHK (including (i) the Class A ordinary shares in issue and to be issued pursuant to the Global Offering (including the Class A ordinary shares which may be issued pursuant to the exercise of the Over-allotment Option), (ii) the Class A ordinary shares to be converted from the Class B ordinary shares upon the completion of the Global Offering, and (iii) the Class A ordinary shares to be issued pursuant to the Share Incentive Plans and the RSU Plan upon the exercise of options or the vesting of RSUs or other awards that have been or may be granted from time to time);

 

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“ADSs” means American Depositary Shares (two representing one Class A ordinary share);

 

“Application Form(s)” means the GREEN application form(s) to be completed by the White Form eIPO Service Provider in connection with the Hong Kong Public Offering;

 

“Application Lists” means the application lists in respect of the Hong Kong Public Offering referred to in Clause 4.4;

 

“Application Proof” means the application proof of the prospectus of the Company dated March 30, 2022;

 

“Approvals and Filings” means all approvals, sanctions, consents, permissions, certificates, authorizations, licenses, permits, clearances, orders, concessions, qualifications, registrations, declarations and/or filings;

 

“Articles of Association” means the amended and restated articles of association of the Company, adopted by a special resolution passed on January 28, 2016;

 

“Authority” means any administrative, governmental or regulatory commission, board, body, authority or agency, or any stock exchange, self-regulatory organization or other non-governmental regulatory authority, or any court, tribunal or arbitrator, in each case whether national, central, federal, provincial, state, regional, municipal, local, domestic, foreign or supranational;

 

Basic Prospectus” means the prospectus filed as part of the Registration Statement, in the form in which it has most recently been filed with the SEC on or prior to the date of the International Underwriting Agreement;

 

“Board” means the board of Directors of the Company;

 

“BOCI” means BOCI Asia Limited of 26th Floor, Bank of China Tower, 1 Garden Road, Hong Kong;

 

“Brokerage” means the brokerage at the rate of 1.0% of the Public Offer Price in respect of the Hong Kong Offer Shares or 1.0% of the International Offer Price in respect of the International Offer Shares (as the case may be), payable by investors in the Global Offering;

 

“Business Day” means a day (other than Saturday, Sunday or public holiday) on which banking institutions in Hong Kong are open generally for normal banking business;

 

“CCASS” means the Central Clearing and Settlement System established and operated by HKSCC;

 

“Class A ordinary shares” means Class A ordinary shares of the share capital of the Company with a par value of US$0.0005 each, giving a holder of a Class A ordinary share one vote per share on any resolution tabled at the Company’s general meeting;

 

“Class B ordinary shares” means Class B ordinary shares of the share capital of the Company with a par value of US$0.0005 each, conferring weighted voting rights in the Company such that a holder of a Class B ordinary share is entitled to four votes per share on any resolution tabled at the Company’s general meeting. All Class B ordinary shares will be converted into Class A ordinary shares on the Listing Date and the Company will cease to have a weighted voting rights structure after the Listing;

 

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“Companies Ordinance” means the Companies Ordinance (Chapter 622 of the Laws of Hong Kong), as amended or supplemented from time to time;

 

“Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance” means the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Chapter 32 of the Laws of Hong Kong), as amended and supplemented from time to time;

 

“Conditions” means the conditions precedent set out in Clause 2.1;

 

“Conditions Precedent Documents” means the documents listed in Parts A and B of Schedule 3;

 

Covered Affiliate” has the meaning assigned to the term “affiliate” in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. § 1841(k);

 

Covered Entity” means any of the following: (i) a “covered entity” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. §252.82(b); (ii) a “covered bank” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. §47.3(b); or (iii) a “covered FSI” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. §382.2(b);

 

“Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance” means the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance (Chapter 623 of the laws of Hong Kong), as amended or supplemented from time to time;

 

DBS” means DBS Asia Capital Limited of 73/F, the Center, 99 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

 

Default Right” has the meaning assigned to that term in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. §§252.81, 47.2 or 382.1, as applicable;

 

“Directors” means the directors of the Company whose names are set out in the section headed “Directors and Senior Management” of the Hong Kong Prospectus;

 

“Encumbrance” means any mortgage, charge, pledge, lien or other security interest or any option, restriction, right of first refusal, right of pre-emption or other third party claim, right, interest or preference or any other encumbrance of any kind;

 

“Exchange Act” means the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended from time to time;

 

Extreme Conditions” means any extreme conditions or events, the occurrence of which will cause interruption to the ordinary course of business operations in Hong Kong and/or that may affect the Price Determination Date or the Listing Date;

 

“Final Prospectus” means the Basic Prospectus, as supplemented by the prospectus supplement specifically relating to the Offer Shares in the form first used to confirm sales of the Offer Shares (or in the form first made available to the International Underwriters by the Company to meet requests of purchasers pursuant to Rule 173 under the Securities Act);

 

“Formal Notice” means the press announcement in agreed form to be issued in connection with the Hong Kong Public Offering pursuant to the Listing Rules;

 

“Futu” means Futu Securities International (Hong Kong) Limited of Unit C1-2 13/F, United Centre No.95 Queensway Admiralty, Hong Kong;

 

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FRC Transaction Levy” means the transaction levy at the rate of 0.00015% of the Public Offer Price in respect of the Hong Kong Offer Shares, or 0.00015% of the International Offer Price in respect of the International Offer Shares (as the case may be), imposed by the Financial Reporting Council of Hong Kong;

 

“General Disclosure Package” means any General Use Issuer Free Writing Prospectus(es) issued at or prior to the Time of Sale and the Preliminary Prospectus, and the other information, if any, stated in the International Underwriting Agreement, all considered together;

 

General Use Issuer Free Writing Prospectus” means any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus that is intended for general distribution to prospective investors, as evidenced by its being so specified in Schedule II-A to the International Underwriting Agreement;

 

“Global Offering” means the Hong Kong Public Offering and the International Offering;

 

“Governmental Authority” means any administrative, governmental or regulatory commission, board, body, authority or agency, or any stock exchange, self-regulatory organization or other non-governmental regulatory authority, or any court, tribunal or arbitrator, in each case whether national, central, federal, provincial, state, regional, municipal, local, domestic or foreign;

 

“Group” means the Company and all of its Subsidiaries and consolidated affiliated entities, including its variable interest entity and its subsidiaries, from time to time, and the expression “member of the Group” shall be construed accordingly;

 

“HK$” or “Hong Kong dollars” means Hong Kong dollars, the lawful currency of Hong Kong;

 

“HKSCC” means Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited;

 

“Hong Kong” means the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the PRC;

 

“Hong Kong Offer Shares” means 110,000 new Class A ordinary shares being initially offered by the Company under the Hong Kong Public Offering, subject to adjustment and reallocation as provided in Clauses 2.6, 4.11 and 4.12, as applicable;

 

“Hong Kong Prospectus” means the prospectus in agreed form, relating to the Hong Kong Public Offering, to be issued by the Company;

 

“Hong Kong Prospectus Date” means the date of issue of the Hong Kong Prospectus, which is expected to be on or around June 30, 2022;

 

“Hong Kong Public Offering” means the offering and sale of the Hong Kong Offer Shares to the public in Hong Kong upon and subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the Hong Kong Public Offering Documents;

 

“Hong Kong Public Offering Applications” means applications to purchase Hong Kong Offer Shares made online through the White Form eIPO service at www.eipo.com.hk, or through CCASS EIPO service to electronically cause HKSCC Nominees Limited to apply on an applicant’s behalf and otherwise made in compliance with the terms of the Hong Kong Public Offering Documents, including for the avoidance of doubt Hong Kong Underwriter’s Applications;

 

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“Hong Kong Public Offering Documents” means the Hong Kong Prospectus and the Application Forms;

 

“Hong Kong Public Offering Over-Subscription” has the meaning ascribed to it in Clause 4.11;

 

“Hong Kong Public Offering Under-Subscription” has the meaning ascribed to it in Clause 4.6;

 

Hong Kong Share Registrar” means Computershare Hong Kong Investor Services Limited;

 

“Hong Kong Public Offering Underwriting Commitment” means, in relation to any Hong Kong Underwriter, the number of Hong Kong Offer Shares which such Hong Kong Underwriter has agreed to procure applications to purchase, or failing which itself as principal apply to purchase, pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, being such number calculated by applying the percentage set forth opposite the name of such Hong Kong Underwriter in Schedule 1 to the aggregate number of Hong Kong Offer Shares determined after taking into account any reduction pursuant to Clause 2.6 and 4.12, as applicable, but not in any event exceeding the maximum number of Hong Kong Offer Shares as shown opposite the name of such Hong Kong Underwriter in Schedule 1;

 

“Hong Kong Underwriter’s Application” means, in relation to any Hong Kong Underwriter, a Hong Kong Public Offering Application made or procured to be made by such Hong Kong Underwriter as provided in Clause 4.7 which is applied to reduce the Hong Kong Public Offering Underwriting Commitment of such Hong Kong Underwriter pursuant to Clause 4.7;

 

“Independent Property Valuer” means Savills Valuation and Professional Services Limited, the independent property valuer for the Company;

 

“Industry Consultant” means Frost & Sullivan (Beijing) Inc., Shanghai Branch Co., the industry consultant for the Company;

 

“Internal Controls Consultant” means Deloitte Enterprise Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., the internal controls consultant of the Company;

 

“International Offer Price” means the final price per Share (exclusive of the Brokerage, the Trading Fee, the SFC Transaction Levy and the FRC Transaction Levy) at which the International Offer Shares are to be purchased under the Global Offering;

 

“International Offer Shares” means 990,000 Class A ordinary shares initially proposed to be offered by the Company for purchase by, or by purchasers procured by, the International Underwriters under the International Offering, subject to adjustment and reallocation in accordance with the International Underwriting Agreement, together with the Option Shares;

 

“International Offering” means the proposed offering and sale by the Company through the International Underwriters or their respective affiliates of the International Offer Shares in the United States under the International Underwriting Agreement and pursuant to an “automatic shelf registration statement” as defined under Rule 405 under the Securities Act on Form F-3 (No. 333- 265732) and outside the United States in offshore transactions, upon and subject to the terms and conditions of the International Underwriting Agreement;

 

“International Offering Documents” means the Preliminary Prospectus, the Final Prospectus and the General Disclosure Package;

 

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“International Offering Underwriting Commitment” means, in relation to any International Underwriter, the number of International Offer Shares in respect of which such International Underwriter has agreed to purchase or procure investors to purchase pursuant to the terms of the International Underwriting Agreement, subject to adjustment and reallocation in accordance with the International Underwriting Agreement and subject to the Over-Allotment Option;

 

“International Underwriters” means the persons named as such in the International Underwriting Agreement;

 

“International Underwriting Agreement” means the international underwriting agreement relating to the International Offering to be entered into between, among others, the Company, the Sole Representative and the International Underwriters;

 

“Investor Presentation Materials” means all information, materials and documents issued, given or presented in any of the investor presentations and/or roadshow presentations conducted by or on behalf of the Company in connection with the Global Offering and all information, materials and documents issued, given or presented in any of the investor presentations and/or non-deal roadshow presentations conducted by or on behalf of the Company not in connection with the Global Offering;

 

Issuer Free Writing Prospectus” means any “issuer free writing prospectus,” as defined in Rule 433 under the Securities Act, relating to the International Offer Shares in the form filed or required to be filed with the SEC or, if not required to be filed, in the form retained in the Company’s records pursuant to Rule 433(g) under the Securities Act;

 

“Joint Bookrunners” means GS, BOCI, DBS and Futu;

 

“Joint Global Coordinators” means GS, BOCI and DBS;

 

“Joint Lead Managers” means GS, BOCI, DBS and Futu;

 

“Laws” means any and all national, central, federal, provincial, state, regional, municipal, local, domestic or foreign laws (including, without limitation, any common law or case law), statutes, ordinances, legal codes, regulations or rules (including, without limitation, regulations, rules (including the Listing Rules), orders, judgments, decrees, rulings, opinions, guidelines, measures, notices or circulars (in each case, whether formally published or not and to the extent mandatory or, if not complied with, the basis for legal, administrative, regulatory or judicial consequences) of any Authority);

 

“Listing Committee” means the listing committee of the SEHK;

 

“Listing Date” means the first day on which the Class A ordinary shares commence trading on the Main Board of SEHK (which is expected to be on July 13, 2022) or such other date as the Company and the Sole Representative may agree;

 

Listing Rules” means The Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and the listing decisions, guidelines, guidance letters and other requirements of the SEHK;

 

Material Adverse Change” means a material adverse change, or any development involving a prospective material adverse change, in or affecting the assets, liabilities, business, general affairs, management, prospects, shareholders’ equity, profits, losses, results of operations, position or condition, financial or otherwise, or performance of the Company and the other members of the Group, taken as a whole;

 

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“Nominee” means Ting Hong Nominees Limited;

 

“NYSE” means the New York Stock Exchange;

 

“Offer Shares” means the Hong Kong Offer Shares offered at the Public Offer Price and the International Offer Shares offered at the International Offer Price, each being offered under the Global Offering, together with any additional Class A ordinary shares to be issued pursuant to the exercise of the Over-Allotment Option;

 

“Offering Documents” means the Hong Kong Public Offering Documents and the International Offering Documents and any other document issued or used in connection with the contemplated offering and sale of the Offer Shares or otherwise in connection with the Global Offering, including, without limitation, any Investor Presentation Materials relating to the Offer Shares and, in each case, all amendments or supplements thereto, whether or not approved by the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Representative or any of the Underwriters;

 

“Operative Documents” means the Price Determination Agreement, the Receiving Bank Agreement, and the Registrar Agreement, including all amendments and supplements to any of them;

 

“Option Shares” means up to 165,000 additional Class A ordinary shares to be purchased by, or by investors procured by, the International Underwriters from the Company pursuant to the Over-Allotment Option;

 

“Over-Allotment Option” means the option to be granted under the International Underwriting Agreement by the Company to the International Underwriters, exercisable by the Sole Representative on behalf of the International Underwriters, to severally purchase or procure investors to purchase from the Company all or a portion of the Option Shares as may be necessary to cover, among other things, over-allocations made in connection with the International Offering, on and subject to the terms of the International Underwriting Agreement;

 

“PHIP” means the post hearing information pack of the Company posted on the SEHK’s website at www.hkexnews.hk on June 22, 2022, including each amendment and supplement thereto posted on the SEHK’s website;

 

“PRC” means the People’s Republic of China, which for the purposes of this Agreement shall not include Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China;

 

“Preliminary Prospectus” shall have the meaning ascribed thereto in the International Underwriting Agreement;

 

“Price Determination Agreement” means the agreement to be entered into between the Company and the Sole Representative (for itself and on behalf of the Underwriters) on the Price Determination Date to record the Public Offer Price and the International Offer Price;

 

“Price Determination Date” means the date on which the Public Offer Price and the International Offer Price are fixed for the purposes of the Global Offering;

 

“Public Offer Price” means the final price per Share (exclusive of the Brokerage, the Trading Fee, the SFC Transaction Levy and the FRC Transaction Levy) at which the Hong Kong Offer Shares are to be purchased under the Global Offering;

 

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“Receiving Bank” means DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited;

 

“Receiving Bank Agreement” means the agreement dated June 28, 2022 entered into between the Company, the Receiving Bank, the Sole Representative and the Nominee;

 

“Registrar Agreement” means the agreement dated June 21, 2022 entered into between the Company and the Hong Kong Share Registrar;

 

“Registration Statement” means the registration statement, which was filed with the SEC on Form F-3 (No. 333- 265732) on June 21, 2022, relating to the Class A ordinary shares of the Company, including the Offer Shares, to be issued from time to time by the Company, as amended to the date of the International Underwriting Agreement, including the exhibits and any schedules thereto and including the information (if any) deemed to be part of the registration statement at the time of effectiveness pursuant to the Securities Act;

 

“Reporting Accountants” means Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu;

 

“RMB” or “Renminbi” means renminbi, the lawful currency of the PRC;

 

“RSU(s)” means restricted share unit(s);

 

“RSU Plan” means the ex gratia settlement plan under which the Company granted restricted share units to certain RSU grantees, the details of which are set out in the section headed “Business – Camsing Incident” in the Hong Kong Prospectus;

 

“SEC” means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission;

 

“Securities Act” means the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended from time to time;

 

“Securities and Futures Ordinance” means the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Chapter 571 of the Laws of Hong Kong), as amended from time to time;

 

“SEHK” or “Stock Exchange” means The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited; “SFC” means the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong;

 

“SFC Transaction Levy” means the transaction levy at the rate of 0.0027% of the Public Offer Price in respect of the Hong Kong Offer Shares, or 0.0027% of the International Offer Price in respect of the International Offer Shares (as the case may be), imposed by the SFC;

 

“Shares” means the Class A ordinary shares and Class B ordinary shares in the issued share capital of the Company, as the context so requires;

 

“Share Incentive Plans” means the 2008 Share Incentive Plan, the 2010 Share Incentive Plan and the 2017 Share Incentive Plan, as defined in the Hong Kong Prospectus;

 

“Sole Representative” means GS;

 

“Sole Sponsor” means GS;

 

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Sponsor’s Engagement Letter” means the sponsor engagement letter dated 3 February 2021 entered into between the Company and the Sole Sponsor as confirmed and extended in January 2022 in connection with appointment of the Sole Sponsor as the sponsor to the Company in the listing of the Class A ordinary shares on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange;

 

“Stabilizing Manager” means Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C.;

 

“Subsidiaries” means the subsidiaries of the Company within the meaning of the Listing Rules, and “Subsidiary” means any one of them;

 

“Taxation” or “Taxes” means all forms of taxation whenever created, imposed or arising and whether of the PRC, Hong Kong, Cayman Islands, the US or of any other part of the world and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, includes all forms of taxation on or relating to profits, salaries, interest and other forms of income, taxation on capital gains, sales and value added taxation, business tax, estate duty, death duty, capital duty, stamp duty, payroll taxation, withholding taxation, rates and other taxes or charges relating to property, customs and other import and excise duties, and generally any taxation, fee, assessment, duty, impost, levy, rate, charge or any amount payable to taxing, revenue, customs or fiscal Authorities whether of the PRC, Hong Kong, Cayman Islands, the US or of any other part of the world, whether by way of actual assessment, loss of allowance, withholding, deduction or credit available for relief or otherwise, and including all interest, additions to tax, penalties or similar liabilities arising in respect of any taxation;

 

“Trading Fee” means the trading fee at the rate of 0.005% of the Public Offer Price in respect of the Hong Kong Offer Shares, or 0.005% of the International Offer Price in respect of the International Offer Shares (as the case may be), imposed by the SEHK;

 

“Underwriters” means the Hong Kong Underwriters and the International Underwriters;

 

“U.S.” and “United States” means the United States of America;

 

“US$” means United States dollars, the lawful currency of the United States;

 

“U.S. Person” has the meaning provided in Rule 902 of Regulation S of the Securities Act;

 

U.S. Special Resolution Regime” means each of (i) the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder and (ii) Title II of the U.S. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder;

 

“Verification Notes” means the verification notes relating to the Hong Kong Prospectus, copies of which have been signed and approved by, among others, the Directors;

 

“White Form eIPO Service” means the facility offered by the Company through the White Form eIPO Service Provider as the service provider designated by the Company allowing investors to apply electronically to purchase Offer Shares in the Hong Kong Public Offering on a website designated for such purpose, as provided for and disclosed in the Hong Kong Prospectus; and

 

“White Form eIPO Service Provider” means Computershare Hong Kong Investor Services Limited.

 

1.2Headings: The headings in this Agreement are for convenience only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement.

 

1.3Recitals and Schedules: The Recitals and Schedules form part of this Agreement and shall have the same force and effect as if expressly set out in the body of this Agreement and any reference to this Agreement shall include the Recitals and the Schedules.

 

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1.4References: Except where the context otherwise requires, in this Agreement:

 

1.4.1references to any statute or statutory provisions, or rules or regulations (whether or not having the force of law), shall be construed as references to the same as amended, varied, modified, consolidated, re-enacted and/or replaced from time to time (whether before or after the date of this Agreement) and to any subordinate legislation made under such statutes or statutory provisions;

 

1.4.2references to an “affiliate”, in relation to any person, shall be to any other person which, directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls or is controlled by or is under common control with such person; for the purposes of the foregoing, “control” means the power, directly or indirectly, to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise, and “controlled by” and “under common control with” shall be construed accordingly;

 

1.4.3references to “Clauses”, “Recitals” and “Schedules” are to clauses of and recitals and schedules to this Agreement;

 

1.4.4the terms “herein”, “hereof”, “hereto”, “hereinafter” and similar terms, shall in each case refer to this Agreement as a whole and not to any particular clause, paragraph, sentence, schedule or other subdivision of this Agreement;

 

1.4.5the term “or” is not exclusive;

 

1.4.6references to “persons” shall include any individual, firm, company, bodies corporate, government, state or agency of a state or any joint venture, unincorporated associations and partnerships (whether or not having separate legal personality);

 

1.4.7the terms “purchase” and “purchaser”, when used in relation to the Offer Shares, shall include, respectively, a subscription for the Offer Shares and a subscriber for the Offer Shares;

 

1.4.8the terms “sell” and “sale”, when used in relation to the Offer Shares, shall include an allotment or issuance of the Offer Shares by the Company;

 

1.4.9references to a “subsidiary” or “holding company” shall be to the same as defined in Part 1 Division 4 of the Companies Ordinance;

 

1.4.10references to a document being “in agreed form” shall mean in the form of the draft thereof agreed in writing between the Company and the Sole Representative;

 

1.4.11references to a “certified true copy” means a copy certified as a true copy by a Director or the secretary of the Company or the legal counsel to the Company;

 

1.4.12references to writing shall include any mode of reproducing words in a legible and non-transitory form;

 

1.4.13references to times of day and dates are to Hong Kong times and dates, respectively;

 

1.4.14references to one gender shall include the other genders; and

 

1.4.15references to the singular shall include the plural and vice versa.

 

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2CONDITIONS

 

2.1Conditions precedent: The obligations of the Hong Kong Underwriters under this Agreement are conditional on the following conditions precedent being satisfied, or where applicable, waived:

 

2.1.1the Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative (for itself and on behalf of the Hong Kong Underwriters and the International Underwriters, as the case may be) receiving from the Company all Conditions Precedent Documents as set out in Part A of Schedule 3 and Part B of Schedule 3, in form and substance satisfactory to the Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative, not later than 9:00 p.m. on the Business Day immediately before the Hong Kong Prospectus Date and 9:00 p.m. on the Business Day immediately before the Listing Date, respectively;

 

2.1.2the issue by the SEHK of a certificate of authorization of registration in respect of the Hong Kong Prospectus and the Application Forms and the registration by the Registrar of Companies in Hong Kong of one copy of each of the Hong Kong Prospectus and the Application Forms, duly certified by two Directors (or by their attorneys duly authorized in writing) as having been approved by resolutions of the board of directors of the Company and having attached thereto all necessary consents and documents required by section 342C (subject to any certificate of exemption granted pursuant to section 342A) of the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance, not later than 6:00 p.m. on the Business Day before the Hong Kong Prospectus Date;

 

2.1.3Admission having occurred and become effective (either unconditionally or subject only to allotment and issue of the relevant Offer Shares, dispatch or availability for collection of share certificates in respect of the Offer Shares and/or such other conditions as may be acceptable to the Sole Representative (for itself and on behalf of the Hong Kong Underwriters)) on or before the Listing Date (or such later date as the Sole Representative (for itself and on behalf of the Hong Kong Underwriters) may agree in writing) and Admission not subsequently having been withdrawn, revoked or withheld prior to the commencement of trading of the Class A ordinary shares on the SEHK;

 

2.1.4admission into CCASS in respect of the Class A ordinary shares having occurred and become effective (either unconditionally or subject only to allotment and issue of the relevant Offer Shares, dispatch or availability for collection of share certificates in respect of the Offer Shares and/or such other conditions as may be acceptable to the Sole Representative (for itself and on behalf of the Hong Kong Underwriters)) on or before the Listing Date (or such later date as the Sole Representative may (for itself and on behalf of the Hong Kong Underwriters) agree in writing);

 

2.1.5the Public Offer Price and the International Offer Price having been fixed, and the Price Determination Agreement having been duly executed by the Company and the Sole Representative (for itself and on behalf of the Underwriters), on the Price Determination Date in accordance with Clause 2.5 and such agreement not subsequently having been terminated;

 

2.1.6the execution and delivery of the International Underwriting Agreement by the parties thereto on or before the Price Determination Date and such agreement not subsequently having been terminated, the obligations of the International Underwriters under the International Underwriting Agreement having become unconditional in accordance with its terms, save for the condition therein relating to the obligations of the Hong Kong Underwriters under this Agreement (and any condition for this Agreement to become unconditional), and the International Underwriting Agreement not having been terminated in accordance with its terms or otherwise, prior to 8:00 a.m. on the Listing Date;

 

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2.1.7the Warranties being true, accurate, not misleading and not breached on and as of the date of this Agreement and the dates and times on which they are deemed to be repeated under this Agreement (as though they had been given and made on such dates and times by reference to the facts and circumstances then subsisting);

 

2.1.8the Company having complied with this Agreement and satisfied all the obligations and conditions on its part under this Agreement to be performed or satisfied (or otherwise waived in accordance with the terms stated herein) on or prior to the respective times and dates by which such obligations must be performed or such conditions must be met, as the case may be; and

 

2.1.9all the waivers and/or exemptions stated in the Hong Kong Prospectus to be granted by the Stock Exchange or the SFC are granted, and not otherwise been revoked, withdrawn, amended or invalidated prior to 8.00 am on the Listing Date.

 

2.2Procure fulfilment: The Company undertakes to the Hong Kong Underwriters to procure the fulfilment of the Conditions on or before the relevant time or date specified therefor and, in particular, shall furnish such information, supply such documents, pay such fees, give such undertakings and do all acts and things as may be reasonably required by the Sole Representative (for itself and on behalf of the Hong Kong Underwriters), the Sole Sponsor, the SEHK, the SFC and the Registrar of Companies in Hong Kong for the purposes of or in connection with the listing of the Class A ordinary shares on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange and the fulfilment of such Conditions.

 

2.3Extension: The Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative (for itself and on behalf of the Hong Kong Underwriters) shall have the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, on or before the last day on which each of the Conditions is required to be fulfilled, either:

 

2.3.1to extend the deadline for the fulfilment of any Condition by such number of days/hours and/or in such manner as the Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative may determine (in which case the Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative shall be entitled to extend the other dates or deadlines referred to in this Agreement in such manner as they deem appropriate, provided that no extension shall be made beyond July 30, 2022 and any such extension and the new timetable shall be notified by the Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative to the other parties to this Agreement as soon as practicable after any such extension is made); or

 

2.3.2in respect of the Condition set out in Clause 2.1.1, to waive or modify (in whole or in part and with or without condition(s) attached) such Condition.

 

2.4Conditions not satisfied: Without prejudice to Clause 2.3, if any of the Conditions shall not have been fulfilled in accordance with the terms hereof on or before the date or time specified therefor without any subsequent extension of time or waiver or modification in accordance with the terms hereof, this Agreement shall terminate with immediate effect and the provisions of Clause 11.2 shall apply.

 

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2.5Determination of Public Offer Price and the International Offer Price: The Company and the Sole Representative (for itself and on behalf of the Underwriters) shall meet or otherwise communicate as soon as reasonably practicable, after the book-building process in respect of the International Offering has been completed, with a view to agreeing the price at which the Hong Kong Offer Shares and the International Offer Shares will be offered pursuant to the Global Offering. The Company and the Sole Representative may agree on the price at which the International Offer Shares will be offered at a level higher than that of the Hong Kong Offer Shares if (a) the Hong Kong dollar equivalent of the closing trading price of the ADSs on the NYSE on the last trading day on or before the Price Determination Date (on a per-Share converted basis) were to exceed the maximum Public Offer Price as stated in the Hong Kong Prospectus and/or (b) the Company and the Sole Representative believe that it is in the best interest of the Company as a listed company to set the International Offer Price at a level higher than the maximum Public Offer Price based on the level of interest expressed by professional and institutional investors during the bookbuilding process. If the International Offer Price is set at or lower than the maximum Public Offer Price, the Public Offer Price must be set at such price which is equal to the International Offer Price. In no circumstances will the Public Offer Price be set above the maximum Public Offer Price as stated in the Hong Kong Prospectus or the International Offer Price. If the Company and the Sole Representative reach agreement on the said prices, which is expected to be agreed by Tuesday, July 12, 2022, then such agreed prices shall represent the International Offer Price and Public Offer Price for the purposes of the Global Offering and for this Agreement and the parties shall record the agreed price by executing the Price Determination Agreement. If no such agreement is reached and the Price Determination Agreement is not signed by Tuesday, July 12, 2022, and no extension is granted by the Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative pursuant to Clause 2.3, the provisions of Clause 2.4 shall apply. Each of the Hong Kong Underwriters (other than the Sole Representative) hereby authorises the Sole Representative to negotiate and agree on its behalf the Offer Price and to execute and deliver the Price Determination Agreement on its behalf with such variations, if any, as in the sole and absolute judgement of the Sole Representative may be necessary or desirable and further agree that it will be bound by all the terms of the Price Determination Agreement as executed.

 

2.6Reduction of number of Offer Shares: The Sole Representative (for itself and on behalf of the Underwriters) may, where considered appropriate, based on the level of interest expressed by prospective investors during the book-building process in respect of the International Offering, and with the consent of the Company, reduce the number of Offer Shares initially offered in the Global Offering at any time prior to the morning of the Acceptance Date, in which event the Company shall, as soon as practicable following the decision to make such reduction and, in any event, not later than the morning of the Acceptance Date, cause a notice of the reduction in the number of Offer Shares initially offered in the Global Offering to be published on the website of the Company at ir.noahgroup.com and the website of the Stock Exchange at www.hkexnews.hk and comply with the Laws applicable to that reduction. Upon issue of such a notice, the revised number of Offer Shares will be final and conclusive. Such notice will also include confirmation or revision, as appropriate, of the use of proceeds of the Global Offering, the Global Offering statistics as currently set out in the Hong Kong Prospectus, and any other financial information which may change materially as a result of such reduction. If the number of Offer Shares is reduced, applicants under the Hong Kong Public Offering will be entitled to withdraw their applications, unless positive confirmations from the applicants to proceed are received.

 

2.7No waiver in certain circumstances. The Sole Representative’s consent to or knowledge of any amendments / supplements to the Offering Documents subsequent to their respective issue or distribution will not (i) constitute a waiver of any of the Conditions; or (ii) result in any loss of their or the Hong Kong Underwriters’ rights to terminate this Agreement.

 

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3APPOINTMENTS

 

3.1Sole Representative, joint global coordinators, joint bookrunners and joint lead managers: The Company hereby confirms and acknowledges its appointment, to the exclusion of all others, of (a) the Sole Representative as the sole representative of the Joint Global Coordinators, the Joint Bookrunners, the Joint Lead Managers and the Underwriters, and each of the Joint Representatives, relying on the Warranties and subject as hereinafter mentioned, hereby confirms and acknowledges its acceptance of such appointment; (b) the Joint Global Coordinators as the joint global coordinators of the Global Offering, and each of Joint Global Coordinators, relying on the Warranties and subject as hereinafter mentioned, hereby confirms and acknowledges its acceptance of such appointment; (c) the Joint Bookrunners as the joint bookrunners of the Global Offering, and each of the Joint Bookrunners, relying on the Warranties and subject as hereinafter mentioned, hereby confirms and acknowledges its acceptance of such appointment; and (d) the Joint Lead Managers as the joint lead managers of the Global Offering, and each of the Joint Lead Managers, relying on the Warranties and subject as hereinafter mentioned, hereby confirms and acknowledges its acceptance of such appointment;

 

3.2Sole Sponsor: The Company hereby confirms and acknowledges its appointment, to the exclusion of all others, of the Sole Sponsor to act as the sole sponsor of the Company in relation to its application for Admission. The Sole Sponsor, relying on the Warranties and subject as hereinafter mentioned, hereby confirms its acceptance of such appointment.

 

3.3Hong Kong underwriters: The Company hereby appoints the Hong Kong Underwriters, to the exclusion of all others, to underwrite the Hong Kong Public Offering, and the Hong Kong Underwriters, relying on the Warranties, severally (and not jointly or jointly and severally) accept such appointment, upon and subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

 

3.4Delegation: Each appointment referred to in Clauses 3.1 to 3.3 is made on the basis, and on terms, that each appointee is irrevocably authorized to delegate all or any of its relevant rights, duties, powers and discretions in such manner and on such terms as it thinks fit (with or without formality and without prior notice of any such delegation being required to be given to the Company) to any one or more of its affiliates or any other person, provided that (i) such affiliates are permitted by applicable Laws to discharge the duties conferred upon them by such delegation; and (ii) the appointee shall remain responsible for all acts and omissions of its delegates.

 

3.5Conferment of authority: The Company hereby confirms that the foregoing appointments under Clauses 3.1 to 3.3 confer on each of the appointees and their respective delegates under Clause 3.4 all rights, powers, authorities and discretions on behalf of the Company which are necessary for, or incidental to, the performance of such appointee’s roles as a sponsor, global coordinator, lead manager, bookrunner or Hong Kong Underwriter (as the case may be) and hereby agrees to ratify and confirm everything each such appointee or each such delegate has done or shall do within the scope of such appointments or in the exercise of such rights, powers, authorities and discretions.

 

3.6No fiduciary relationship: The Company acknowledges and agrees that the Hong Kong Underwriters, in their roles as such, are acting solely as underwriters in connection with the Hong Kong Public Offering, the Joint Global Coordinators, in their roles as such, are acting solely as global coordinators of the Global Offering, the Sole Representative, in its role as such, is acting solely as representative in connection with the Global Offering, and the Sole Sponsor, in its role as such, is acting solely as sponsor in connection with the listing of the Class A ordinary shares on the SEHK.

 

The Company further acknowledges that the Hong Kong Underwriters, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators and the Sole Sponsor are acting pursuant to a contractual relationship with the Company entered into on an arm’s length basis, and in no event do the parties intend that the Hong Kong Underwriters, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators or the Sole Sponsor, as applicable, act or be responsible as a fiduciary or adviser to the Company, their respective directors, management, shareholders or creditors or any other person in connection with any activity that the Hong Kong Underwriters, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators or the Sole Sponsor, as applicable, may undertake or have undertaken in furtherance of the Global Offering or the listing of the Class A ordinary shares on the SEHK, either before or after the date hereof.

 

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Each of the Hong Kong Underwriters, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators and the Sole Sponsor hereby expressly for itself and for its delegates disclaims any fiduciary or advisory or similar obligations to the Company, either in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or otherwise by the Global Offering or the listing of the Class A ordinary shares on the SEHK or any process or matters leading up to such transactions, and the Company hereby confirms its understanding and agreement to that effect. The Company, on the one hand, and the Hong Kong Underwriters, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators or the Sole Sponsor, as applicable, on the other hand, agree that they are each responsible for making their own independent judgments with respect to any such transactions and that any opinions or views expressed by the Hong Kong Underwriters, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators or the Sole Sponsor, as applicable, to the Company regarding such transactions, including, but not limited to, any opinions or views with respect to the price or market for the Shares, do not constitute advice or recommendations to the Company. None of the Hong Kong Underwriters, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators or the Sole Sponsor are advising the Company as to any legal, tax, investment, accounting or regulatory matters in any jurisdiction and the Company must consult its own advisers concerning such matters. The Hong Kong Underwriters, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators and the Sole Sponsor will have no responsibility or liability to the Company with respect thereto.

 

The Company, on the one hand, and the Hong Kong Underwriters, the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Representative, or the Joint Global Coordinators, as applicable, on the other hand, agree that the Hong Kong Underwriters, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators or the Sole Sponsor, as applicable, in their respective roles as such and with respect to transactions carried out at the request of and for the Company pursuant to their respective appointments as such, are acting as principal and not the agent or fiduciary of the Company (except and solely, with respect to the Sole Representative, for the limited purposes of arranging payment on behalf of the Company of the Trading Fee, the SFC Transaction Levy and the FRC Transaction Levy as set forth in Clause 5.4 hereof, and with respect to the Hong Kong Underwriters, for the limited purposes of procuring applications to purchase Unsold Hong Kong Offer Shares as set forth in Clause 4.6 hereof) nor the fiduciary or adviser of the Company, and none of the Hong Kong Underwriters, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators and the Sole Sponsor have assumed, and will assume, any fiduciary or advisory or similar responsibility in favor of the Company with respect to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or otherwise by the Global Offering or the listing of the Class A ordinary shares on the SEHK or any process or matters leading up to such transactions (irrespective of whether any of the Hong Kong Underwriters, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators and the Sole Sponsor has advised or is currently advising the Company on other matters).

 

The Company hereby waives and releases, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any claims that the Company may have against the Hong Kong Underwriters, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators and the Sole Sponsor with respect to any breach or alleged breach of any fiduciary, advisory or similar duty to the Company in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or otherwise by the Global Offering or the listing of the Class A ordinary shares on the SEHK or any process or matters leading up to such transactions.

 

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3.7No liability for Public Offer Price, International Offer Price and Offering Documents:

 

Notwithstanding anything contained in this Agreement, none of the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators, the Hong Kong Underwriters and the other

  

Indemnified Parties (as defined in Clause 12.1 hereof) shall have any liability whatsoever to the Company or any other person in respect of the following matters (it being acknowledged by the parties that the Company is solely responsible in this regard):

 

3.7.1any alleged insufficiency of the Public Offer Price, the International Offer Price or any dealing price of the Offer Shares; and

 

3.7.2any of the matters referred to in Clauses 12.1.1 to 12.1.3,

 

and, notwithstanding anything contained in Clause 12, each Indemnified Party (as defined in Clause 12.2 hereof) shall be entitled pursuant to the indemnities contained in Clause 12 to recover any Loss (as defined in Clause 12.1) incurred or suffered or made as a result of or in connection with any of the foregoing matters.

 

3.8Several obligations: Any transaction carried out by any of the appointees pursuant to its appointment under Clauses 3.1 to 3.3, as applicable, or by any of the delegates under Clause 3.4 of such appointee within the scope of the appointments, powers, authorities and/or discretions in this Agreement (other than a purchase of any Hong Kong Offer Shares by such appointee as principal and any stabilization activity in accordance with Clause 7.1) shall constitute a transaction as contemplated under this Agreement and not on account of or for any of the other appointees under Clauses 3.1 to 3.3 or their respective delegates under Clause 3.4. None of the appointees under Clauses 3.1 to 3.3 will be liable for any failure on the part of any of the other appointees to perform their respective obligations under this Agreement and no such failure shall affect the right of any of the other appointees to enforce the terms of this Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each of the appointees under Clauses 3.1 to 3.3 shall be entitled to enforce any or all of its rights under this Agreement either alone or jointly with the other appointees.

 

3.9Sub-underwriting: The Hong Kong Underwriters shall be entitled to enter into sub-underwriting agreements in respect of any part of their respective Hong Kong Public Offering Underwriting Commitments, provided that no Hong Kong Underwriter shall offer or sell any Hong Kong Offer Shares in connection with any such sub-underwriting arrangements to any person in respect of whom such offer or sale would be in contravention of the Listing Rules, applicable Laws (including but not limited to U.S. securities laws) or any selling restrictions set out in any of the Offering Documents. All sub-underwriting commission shall be borne by the relevant Hong Kong Underwriter and shall not be for the account of the Company.

 

4THE HONG KONG PUBLIC OFFERING

 

4.1Hong Kong Public Offering: The Company shall offer and sell the Hong Kong Offer Shares upon and subject to the terms and conditions set out in the Hong Kong Public Offering Documents and this Agreement. Subject to the registration of the Hong Kong Prospectus and the Application Forms by the Company or counsel for the Company on the Company’s behalf, the Sole Sponsor shall arrange for and the Company shall cause, the Formal Notice to be published on the official website of the SEHK and the website of the Company at ir.noahgroup.com on the day(s) specified in Schedule 5 (or such other publication(s) and/or day(s)) as may be agreed by the Company and the Sole Sponsor).

 

4.2Receiving Bank and Nominee: The Company has appointed the Receiving Bank to receive applications and application monies under the Hong Kong Public Offering and has appointed the Nominee to hold the application monies received by the Receiving Bank under the Hong Kong Public Offering, in each case upon and subject to terms and the conditions contained in the Receiving Bank Agreement. The Company shall procure (i) each of the Receiving Bank and the Nominee to do all such acts and things as may be reasonably required to be done by it in connection with the Hong Kong Public Offering and its associated transactions; and (ii) the Nominee to undertake to hold and deal with such application monies upon and subject to the terms and conditions contained in the Receiving Bank Agreement.

 

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4.3Hong Kong Share Registrar and White Form eIPO Service: The Company has appointed the Hong Kong Share Registrar to provide services in connection with the processing of the Hong Kong Public Offering Applications and the provision of the White Form eIPO Service upon and subject to the terms and conditions of the Registrar Agreement. The Company undertakes with the Hong Kong Underwriters to procure that the Hong Kong Share Registrar shall do all such acts and things as may be reasonably required to be done by it in connection with the Hong Kong Public Offering and its associated transactions.

 

4.4Application Lists: Subject as mentioned below, the Application Lists will open at 11:45 a.m. on the Acceptance Date and will close at 12:00 noon on the same day, provided that in the event of a tropical cyclone warning signal number 8 or above or a “black” rainstorm warning signal or Extreme Conditions being in force in Hong Kong at any time between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on that day, then the Application Lists will open at 11:45 a.m. and close at 12:00 noon on the next Business Day on which no such signal or Extreme Conditions remains in force in Hong Kong at any time between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. All references in this Agreement to the time of opening and closing of the Application Lists shall be construed accordingly.

 

4.5Basis of allocation: The Company agrees that the Sole Sponsor (together with the Sole Representative) shall have the exclusive right, in their sole and absolute discretion and after prior consultation with the Company, upon and subject to the terms and conditions of the Hong Kong Public Offering Documents and this Agreement, reject or accept in whole or in part any Hong Kong Public Offering Application and, where the number of Hong Kong Offer Shares being applied for exceeds the total number of the Hong Kong Offer Shares, determine the basis of allocation of the Hong Kong Offer Shares.

 

The Company shall, and shall procure that the Receiving Bank and the Hong Kong Share Registrar shall, as soon as practicable after the close of the Application Lists, provide the Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative with such information, calculations and assistance as the Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative may require for the purposes of determining, inter alia:

 

4.5.1in the event of a Hong Kong Public Offering Under-Subscription, the number of Hong Kong Offer Shares which have not been applied for pursuant to Accepted Hong Kong Public Offering Applications; or

 

4.5.2in the event of a Hong Kong Public Offering Over-Subscription, the number of times by which the number of Hong Kong Offer Shares which have been applied for pursuant to Accepted Hong Kong Public Offering Applications exceeds the total number of Hong Kong Offer Shares initially available under the Hong Kong Public Offering; and

 

4.5.3the level of acceptances and the basis of allocation of the Hong Kong Offer Shares.

 

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4.6Several underwriting commitments: Upon and subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and in reliance upon the Warranties, if and to the extent that by 12:00 noon on the Acceptance Date there shall remain any Hong Kong Offer Shares which have not been applied for pursuant to Accepted Hong Kong Public Offering Applications (a “Hong Kong Public Offering Under-Subscription”), the Hong Kong Underwriters (other than any Hong Kong Underwriter whose Hong Kong Public Offering Underwriting Commitment has been reduced by the Hong Kong Underwriter’s Applications of such Hong Kong Underwriter to zero pursuant to the provisions of Clause 4.7) shall, subject as provided in Clauses 4.10 and 4.12, procure applications to purchase, or failing which themselves as principals apply to purchase, the number of Hong Kong Offer Shares remaining available as a result of the Hong Kong Public Offering Under-Subscription (the “Unsold Hong Kong Offer Shares”) in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the Hong Kong Public Offering Documents (other than as to the deadline for making the application), provided that:

  

4.6.1the obligations of the Hong Kong Underwriters with respect to the Unsold Hong Kong Offer Shares under this Clause 4.6 shall be several (and not joint or joint and several);

 

4.6.2the number of Unsold Hong Kong Offer Shares which each Hong Kong Underwriter is obligated to apply to purchase or procure applications to purchase under this Clause 4.6 shall be calculated by applying the formula below (but shall not in any event exceed the maximum number of Hong Kong Offer Shares as set forth opposite the name of such Hong Kong Underwriter in Schedule 1):

 

 

   

where in relation to such Hong Kong Underwriter:

 

Nis the number of Unsold Hong Kong Offer Shares which such Hong Kong Underwriter is obligated to apply to purchase or procure applications to purchase under this Clause 4.6, subject to such adjustment as the Sole Representative may determine to avoid fractional shares;

 

Tis the total number of Unsold Hong Kong Offer Shares determined after taking into account any reduction pursuant to Clauses 4.10 and 4.12, as applicable;

 

Cis the Hong Kong Public Offering Underwriting Commitment of such Hong Kong Underwriter;

 

Pis the number of Hong Kong Offer Shares comprised in the Hong Kong Underwriter’s Applications of such Hong Kong Underwriter;

 

ACis the aggregate number of Hong Kong Offer Shares determined after taking into account any reduction pursuant to Clauses 2.6 and 4.12, as applicable; and

 

APis the aggregate number of Hong Kong Offer Shares comprised in the Hong Kong Underwriter’s Applications of all the Hong Kong Underwriters; and

 

4.6.3the obligations of the Hong Kong Underwriters determined pursuant to this Clause 4.6 may be rounded, as determined by the Sole Representative, in its sole and absolute discretion after consultation with the Company to avoid fractions and odd lots. The determination of the Sole Representative of the obligations of the Hong Kong Underwriters with respect to the Unsold Hong Kong Offer Shares under this Clause 4.6 shall be final and conclusive

 

None of the Hong Kong Underwriters will be liable for any failure on the part of any of the other Hong Kong Underwriters to perform its obligations under this Clause 4.6 or otherwise under this Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each of the Hong Kong Underwriters shall be entitled to enforce any or all of its rights under this Agreement either alone or jointly with the other Hong Kong Underwriters.

 

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4.7Hong Kong Underwriters’ set-off: In relation to each Hong Kong Public Offering Application made or procured to be made by any of the Hong Kong Underwriters otherwise than pursuant to the provisions of Clause 4.9, the Hong Kong Public Offering Underwriting Commitment of such Hong Kong Underwriter shall, subject to the applications having been marked or identified with the name of such Hong Kong Underwriter (or any sub-underwriter of such Hong Kong Underwriter) to the extent practicable and to such Hong Kong Public Offering Application having been accepted (whether in whole or in part) pursuant to the provisions of Clause 4.5 and thus becoming an Accepted Hong Kong Public Offering Application, be reduced pro tanto by the number of Hong Kong Offer Shares accepted pursuant to and comprised in such Accepted Hong Kong Public Offering Application until the Hong Kong Public Offering Underwriting Commitment of such Hong Kong Underwriter is reduced to zero. Detailed provisions relating to the set-off of the Hong Kong Public Offering Underwriting Commitment of a Hong Kong Underwriter are set out in Schedule 4.

 

4.8Accepted Applications: The Company agrees that all duly completed and submitted applications received prior to the closing of the Application Lists and accepted by the Sole Sponsor (together with the Sole Representative) pursuant to Clause 4.5, either in whole or in part, will be accepted by the Company before calling upon the Hong Kong Underwriters or any of them to perform their obligations under Clause 4.6.

 

4.9Applications and payment for Unsold Hong Kong Offer Shares: In the event of a Hong Kong Public Offering Under-Subscription, the Sole Representative shall, subject to receiving the relevant information, calculations and assistance from the Receiving Bank and the Hong Kong Share Registrar pursuant to Clause 4.5.1, notify each of the Hong Kong Underwriters as soon as practicable and in any event by 5:00 p.m. on the first Business Day after the Acceptance Date of the number of Unsold Hong Kong Offer Shares to be taken up pursuant to Clause 4.6, and each of the Hong Kong Underwriters shall, as soon as practicable and in any event not later than 10:00 a.m. on the first Business Day after such notification and subject to the Conditions having been duly fulfilled or waived in accordance with the terms of this Agreement:

 

4.9.1make applications for such number of Unsold Hong Kong Offer Shares as fall to be taken up by it pursuant to Clause 4.6 specifying the names and addresses of the applicants and the number of Hong Kong Offer Shares to be allocated to each such applicant and deliver to the Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative records for the duly completed applications; and

 

4.9.2pay, or procure to be paid, to the Nominee the aggregate amount payable on application in respect of the Public Offer Price for such number of Unsold Hong Kong Offer Shares as fall to be taken up by it pursuant to Clause 4.6 (which shall include all amounts on account of the Brokerage, the Trading Fee, the SFC Transaction Levy and the FRC Transaction Levy in accordance with the terms of the Hong Kong Public Offering),

 

and the Company shall, as soon as practicable and in no event later than 9:00 a.m. on July 12, 2022 (the date specified in the Hong Kong Prospectus for the dispatch of share certificates), duly allot and issue to the said applicants the Hong Kong Offer Shares to be taken up as aforesaid and procure the Hong Kong Share Registrar to duly issue and deliver valid share certificates in respect of such Hong Kong Offer Shares, in each case on the basis set out in Clause 5.1.

 

4.10Power of the Sole Representative to make applications: In the event of a Hong Kong Public Offering Under-Subscription, the Sole Representative shall have the right (to be exercised at its sole and absolute discretion and in relation to which it is under no obligation to exercise) to apply to purchase or procure applications to purchase (subject to and in accordance with this Agreement) all or any of the Unsold Hong Kong Offer Shares which any Hong Kong Underwriter is required to take up pursuant to Clause 4.6. Any application submitted or procured to be submitted by the Sole Representative pursuant to this Clause 4.10 in respect of which payment is made mutatis mutandis in accordance with Clause 4.9 shall satisfy pro tanto the obligation of the relevant Hong Kong Underwriter under Clause 4.6 but shall not affect any agreement or arrangement among the Hong Kong Underwriters regarding the payment of underwriting commission.

 

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4.11Reallocation from the International Offering to the Hong Kong Public Offering: If the number of Hong Kong Offer Shares which are the subject of the Accepted Hong Kong Public Offering Applications exceeds the number of Hong Kong Offer Shares initially offered (a “Hong Kong Public Offering Over-Subscription”), then:

 

4.11.1subject to any required reallocation as set forth below in Clause 4.11.2, the Sole Representative, in its sole and absolute discretion and in prior consultation with the Company, may (but shall have no obligation to) reallocate Offer Shares from the International Offering to the Hong Kong Public Offering and make available such reallocated Offer Shares as additional Hong Kong Offer Shares to satisfy Hong Kong Public Offering Applications. In the event of such reallocation, the number of Class A ordinary shares available under the International Offering and the respective International Offering Underwriting Commitments of the International Underwriters may be reduced in such manner and proportions as the Sole Representative may in their sole and absolute discretion determine and the Hong Kong Underwriters will not be entitled to the underwriting commission referred to in Clause 6.1 in respect of the Offer Shares reallocated to the Hong Kong Public Offering; and

 

4.11.2if the Hong Kong Public Offering Over-Subscription represents a subscription of (i) 15 times or more but less than 50 times, (ii) 50 times or more but less than 100 times, or (iii) 100 times or more, of the number of the Hong Kong Offer Shares initially available for subscription under the Hong Kong Public Offering, then Offer Shares shall be reallocated to the Hong Kong Public Offering from the International Offering so that the total number of Offer Shares available under the Hong Kong Public Offering shall be increased to 333,000, 444,000 and 555,000 Class A ordinary shares, respectively, representing approximately 30% (in the case of (i)), 40% (in the case of (ii)) or 50% (in the case of (iii)), respectively, of the total number of Offer Shares initially available under the Global Offering (before any exercise of the Over-Allotment Option).

 

In each of the above cases, the number of Offer Shares available under the International Offering and the respective International Offering Underwriting Commitments of the International Underwriters shall be reduced accordingly and the Hong Kong Underwriters will not be entitled to the underwriting commission referred to in Clause 6.1 in respect of the Offer Shares reallocated to the Hong Kong Public Offering.

 

4.12Reallocation from the Hong Kong Public Offering to the International Offering: If a Hong Kong Public Offering Under-Subscription shall occur, the Sole Representative, in its sole and absolute discretion and in prior consultation with the Company, may (but shall have no obligation to) reallocate all or any of the Unsold Hong Kong Offer Shares from the Hong Kong Public Offering to the International Offering and make available such reallocated Offer Shares as additional International Offer Shares to satisfy demand under the International Offering. In the event of such reallocation, the number of Unsold Hong Kong Offer Shares and the respective Hong Kong Public Offering Underwriting Commitments of the Hong Kong Underwriters shall be reduced in such manner and proportions as the Sole Representative may in their sole and absolute discretion determine. The Hong Kong Underwriters will not be entitled to the underwriting commission referred to in Clause 6.1 in respect of the Offer Shares reallocated to the International Offering. Further, none of the Sole Representative or any of the Hong Kong Underwriters shall be liable for any failure by any Hong Kong Underwriter (other than itself as Hong Kong Underwriter) to perform any of such other Hong Kong Underwriter’s obligations under this Agreement.

 

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4.13Hong Kong Underwriters’ obligations cease: All obligations and liabilities of the Hong Kong Underwriters under this Agreement will cease and be fully discharged following payment by or on behalf of the Hong Kong Underwriters in accordance with Clause 4.9 or Clause 4.10 or upon a Hong Kong Public Offering Over-Subscription having occurred (save in respect of any antecedent breaches under this Agreement).

 

4.14Implementation of the Hong Kong Public Offering: Without prejudice to the foregoing obligations, the Company undertakes with the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators, the Sole Sponsor and the Hong Kong Underwriters to take such action and do (or procure to be done) all such other acts and things reasonably required to implement the Hong Kong Public Offering and to comply with all relevant requirements so as to enable the listing of, and permission to deal in, the Class A ordinary shares on the SEHK to be granted by the Listing Committee.

 

5ALLOTMENT AND PAYMENT

 

5.1Issue of Hong Kong Offer Shares: Upon receipt by the Hong Kong Share Registrar of the Accepted Hong Kong Public Offering Applications, the Company shall as soon as practicable following announcement of the basis of allocation of the Hong Kong Offer Shares and in any event no later than 9:00 a.m. on July 12, 2022 (the date specified in the Hong Kong Prospectus for the dispatch of share certificates):

 

5.1.1duly allot and issue, conditional upon the fulfilment of the Conditions (unless modified or waived in accordance with the terms of this Agreement), the Hong Kong Offer Shares in accordance with the relevant sections of the Hong Kong Public Offering Documents and this Agreement to the successful applicants and in the numbers specified by the Sole Representative on terms that they rank pari passu in all respects with the existing issued Class A ordinary shares, including the right to rank in full for all distributions declared, paid or made by the Company after the time of their allotment, except for certain aspects described in the Hong Kong Prospectus, and that they will rank pari passu in all respects with the International Offer Shares;

 

5.1.2procure that the names of the successful applicants (or, where appropriate, HKSCC Nominees Limited) shall be entered in the register of members of the Company accordingly (without payment of any registration fee); and

 

5.1.3procure that share certificates in respect thereof (each in a form complying with the Listing Rules and in such number and denominations as directed by the Sole Representative) shall be issued and dispatched, or delivered or released to successful applicants (or where appropriate, Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited for immediate credit to such CCASS stock accounts as shall be notified by the Sole Representative to the Company for such purpose), or made available for collection (as applicable) as provided for in the Hong Kong Public Offering Documents and this Agreement.

 

5.2Payment to the Company: The application monies received in respect of Hong Kong Public Offering Applications and held by the Nominee will be paid in Hong Kong dollars to the Company on the Listing Date (subject to and in accordance with the provisions of the Receiving Bank Agreement and this Agreement) upon the Nominee receiving written confirmation from the Sole Representative that the Conditions have been fulfilled or waived and that share certificates have been dispatched to successful applicants of the Hong Kong Offer Shares (or to HKSCC Nominees Limited, as the case may be) by wire transfer to such account or accounts in Hong Kong specified by the Company and notified to the Sole Representative in writing (as soon as practicable after the signing of this Agreement but, in any event, by no later than July 8, 2022) in immediately available funds, provided, however, that;

  

5.2.1the Sole Representative is hereby irrevocably and unconditionally authorized by the Company to direct the Nominee (prior to payment of the application monies to the Company on and at the date and time as aforesaid) to deduct from such application monies and pay to the Sole Representative (and where a person other than the Sole Representative is entitled to any amount so deducted, such amount will be received by the Sole Representative on behalf of such person) all amounts payable by the Company pursuant to Clause 6;

 

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5.2.2the Nominee will deduct therefrom:

 

(i)the aggregate Brokerage, Trading Fee, the SFC Transaction Levy and the FRC Transaction Levy payable by (i) the Company and (ii) the successful applicants under the Hong Kong Public Offering as referred to in Clauses 5.3 and 5.4;

 

(ii)fees and expenses of the Receiving Bank and the Nominee;

 

(iii)fees and expenses of the Hong Kong Share Registrar pursuant to the Registrar Agreement; and

 

(iv)any other amount which the Company decides in its sole and absolute discretion to be deducted.

 

5.2.3to the extent that the amounts deducted by the Nominee under Clause 5.2.1 are insufficient to cover, or the Nominee does not or will not deduct in accordance with Clause 5.2.1, the amounts payable by the Company pursuant to Clause 6, the Company shall pay or cause to be paid in full, on and at the date and time of payment of the application monies to the Company as aforesaid or forthwith upon demand subsequent to such date and time, the shortfall or the amounts not so deducted, as applicable, to the Sole Representative (for themselves or on behalf of the Hong Kong Underwriters, as applicable) or to the relevant party entitled to the amount payable by the Company.

 

The net amount payable to the Company pursuant to this Clause 5.2 will (for the avoidance of doubt and if applicable) be calculated after allowing for entitlements of successful applicants under the Hong Kong Public Offering to refunds of application monies if and to the extent that the Public Offer Price shall be determined at below the maximum Public Offer Price per Hong Kong Offer Share to be disclosed in the Prospectus.

 

5.3Brokerage, Trading Fee, the SFC Transaction Levy and the FRC Transaction Levy for applicants: The Sole Representative will, on behalf of the Hong Kong Underwriters, arrange for the payment by the Nominee on behalf of all successful applicants under the Hong Kong Public Offering to the persons entitled thereto of the Brokerage, the Trading Fee, the SFC Transaction Levy and the FRC Transaction Levy in respect of the Accepted Hong Kong Public Offering Applications, such amounts to be paid out of the application monies received in respect of Hong Kong Public Offering Applications. The Sole Representative is hereby irrevocably and unconditionally authorized by the Company to direct the Nominee to deduct and pay such amounts.

 

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5.4Trading Fee, the SFC Transaction Levy and the FRC Transaction Levy for the Company: The Sole Representative will, on behalf of the Company, arrange for the payment by the Nominee to the persons entitled thereto of the Trading Fee, the SFC Transaction Levy and the FRC Transaction Levy payable by the Company in respect of the Accepted Hong Kong Public Offering Applications, such amounts to be paid out of the application monies received in respect of Hong Kong Public Offering Applications. The Sole Representative is hereby irrevocably and unconditionally authorized by the Company to direct the Nominee to deduct and pay such amounts.

 

5.5Refund checks: The Company will procure that, in accordance with the terms of the Receiving Bank Agreement and the Registrar Agreement, the Nominee will pay refunds of applications monies, and the Hong Kong Share Registrar will arrange for the distribution of refund checks, to those successful and unsuccessful applicants under the Hong Kong Public Offering who are or may be entitled to receive refunds of application monies (in whole or in part) in accordance with the terms of the Hong Kong Public Offering specified in the Hong Kong Public Offering Documents.

 

5.6Separate Bank Account: The Company agrees that the application monies received in respect of Hong Kong Public Offering Applications shall be credited to a separate bank account with the Nominee pursuant to the terms of the Receiving Bank Agreement.

 

5.7No Responsibility for Default: The Company acknowledges and agrees that none of the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators, the Sole Sponsor, the Joint Bookrunners and the Hong Kong Underwriters has any liability whatsoever under Clause 5, Clause 6 or otherwise for any default by the Nominee, the Hong Kong Share Registrar or any other application of funds.

 

6COMMISSIONS AND COSTS

 

6.1Underwriting commission: In consideration of the Hong Kong Underwriters assuming their Hong Kong Underwriting Commitment, the Company shall pay to the Sole Representative (for itself and on behalf of the Hong Kong Underwriters) an underwriting commission equal to 2.0% of the aggregate Public Offer Price in respect of all of the Hong Kong Offer Shares (excluding any International Offer Shares reallocated to the Hong Kong Public Offering and any Hong Kong Offer Shares reallocated to the International Offering in each case pursuant to Clause 4), out of which the Hong Kong Underwriters will pay any sub-underwriting commissions payable. The respective entitlements of the Hong Kong Underwriters to the underwriting commission, taking into account any reallocation of the Offer Shares pursuant to Clause 4, will be set out in the International Underwriting Agreement.

 

6.2Incentive Fee: In addition, the Company agrees to pay to the Sole Representative (on behalf of itself and the Hong Kong Underwriters) a discretionary incentive fee up to 3.0% of the aggregate Public Offer Price in respect of all of the Hong Kong Offer Shares (excluding any International Offer Shares reallocated to the Hong Kong Public Offering and any Hong Kong Offer Shares reallocated to the International Offering pursuant to Clause 4), the allocation of which shall be set out in the International Underwriting Agreement. The Company shall notify the Sole Representative on the Price Determination Date whether any discretionary incentive fee will be paid and such discretionary incentive fee shall be paid by the Company on the Listing Date.

 

6.3Sponsor’s Fee: The Company acknowledges that, pursuant to the Sponsor’s Engagement Letter, the Company shall pay a fee of US$500,000 (the “Sponsor’s Fee”) to the Sole Sponsor in connection with the Sole Sponsor acting as a sponsor to the Company in the listing of the Class A ordinary shares on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange,. The Company further acknowledges and agrees that the Sponsor’s Fee relates solely to services provided by the Sole Sponsor as the sponsor, and not any other services which it may provide, such as (without limitation) book building, pricing and underwriting and notwithstanding anything contrary in the Sponsor’s Engagement Letter and/or this Agreement, the Company shall pay the Sponsor’s Fee to the Sole Sponsor in addition to any amount payable by the Company pursuant to Clauses 6.1, 6.2 and 6.4 of this Agreement.

 

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6.4Costs payable by the Company: The Company acknowledges that, pursuant to the Sponsor’s Engagement Letter, the Company will be responsible for its own expenses in connection with the Global Offering. Such expenses include, but are not limited to, fees and expenses of the Company’s domestic and other international counsel, if any, accountant’s fees, printing and engraving costs, assets valuation fees, roadshow expenses incurred by the Company’s personnel (including travel, accommodation and meals), expenses incurred by investors in connection with roadshow meetings, Stock Exchange listing and Blue-Sky registration fees and expenses and other customary expenses. Notwithstanding anything contrary in this Agreement, the Company shall not be responsible for any out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the Sole Representative (for itself and on behalf of the Hong Kong Underwriters). For the avoidance of doubt, the Company will be responsible for the fees and expenses of the legal advisers to the Underwriters in accordance with the agreements respectively entered into between the Company and such parties.

 

6.5Costs remaining payable if the Global Offering does not proceed: If this Agreement shall be rescinded or terminated or shall not become unconditional or, for any other reason, the Global Offering is not completed , the Company shall not be liable to pay any underwriting commission and incentive fee under Clauses 6.1 and 6.2, but the Company shall pay or reimburse or cause to be paid or reimbursed all costs, expenses, fees, charges and Taxation referred to in Clause 6.4 which have been incurred or are liable to be paid by the Sole Representative, the Sole Sponsor and/or the Hong Kong Underwriters and all other costs, expenses, fees, charges and Taxation payable by the Company pursuant to Clause 6.4, forthwith upon demand by the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators, the Sole Sponsor and/or the Hong Kong Underwriters or the relevant party which incurred the costs, expenses, fees, charges and Taxation, as the case may be.

 

6.6Time of payment of costs: All commissions, fees, costs, charges and expenses referred to in this Clause 6 (if not so deducted pursuant to Clause 5.2) or the balance of such commissions, fees, costs, charges and expenses (if the amount deducted pursuant to Clause 5.2 shall be insufficient for the purposes of covering such commissions, fees, costs, charges and expenses) shall be payable by the Company forthwith upon demand by the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators or by the relevant party incurring the commissions, fees, costs, charges or expenses, whichever is the earlier. All payments to be made by the Company under this Clause 6 shall be made gross, free of any right of counterclaim or set off and shall be paid in US$ and free and clear of and without deduction or withholding for or on account of, any present or future Taxation or any interest, additions to Taxation, penalties or similar liabilities with respect thereto.

 

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7STABILIZATION

 

7.1Stabilizing manager and stabilization actions: The Company acknowledges that the Stabilizing Manager, to the exclusion of all others, is expected to act as stabilizing manager in connection with the Global Offering and may (but with no obligation and not as agent for the Company) make purchases, over-allocate or effect transactions in the market or otherwise take such stabilizing action(s) with a view to supporting the market price of the Shares at a level higher than that which might otherwise prevail for a limited period after the Listing Date. The Stabilizing Manager may, in its sole and absolute discretion, appoint any person to be its agent for the purposes of taking any stabilization actions. Any such agent shall have the rights and authorities conferred upon the Stabilizing Manager pursuant to this Clause. Any stabilization actions taken by the Stabilizing Manager or any person acting for it as stabilizing manager shall be conducted in compliance with the Securities and Futures (Price Stabilizing) Rules under the Securities and Futures Ordinance and all other applicable Laws and may be discontinued at any time. Each of the Hong Kong Underwriters (other than GS or any person acting for it) hereby undertakes severally (and not jointly or jointly and severally) to each other party (including the Sole Representative) to this Agreement that it will not take or cause or authorize any person to take, and shall cause its affiliates and/or agents not to take, directly or indirectly, any stabilization action or any action which is designed to or which constitutes or which might be expected to cause or result in the stabilization or maintenance of the price of any security of the Company.

   

7.2Stabilizing losses and profits. All liabilities, expenses and losses arising from stabilization activities and transactions effected by the Stabilizing Manager or any person acting for it as stabilizing manager shall be for the respective accounts of the International Underwriters in the same proportions, as nearly as may be practicable, as the respective International Offering Underwriting Commitments of the International Underwriters, and may be deducted from the commissions payable to the International Underwriters. All profits or gains arising from stabilizing activities and transactions effected by the Stabilizing Manager or any person acting for it as stabilizing manager shall be for the respective account of the Joint Global Coordinators in accordance with the proportions which their and their respective affiliates’ respective International Offering Underwriting Commitments bear to the total International Offering Underwriting Commitments of the Joint Global Coordinators and their respective affiliates.

 

7.3No stabilization by the Company: The Company undertakes to each of the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators and the Hong Kong Underwriters that it will not, and will cause its affiliates or any of its or its affiliates’ respective directors, officers, employees, or any person acting on its behalf or on behalf of any of the foregoing persons not to:

 

7.3.1take or facilitate, directly or indirectly, any action which is designed to or which has constituted or which might reasonably be expected to cause or result in stabilization or manipulation of the price of any security of the Company to facilitate the sale or resale of any security of the Company or otherwise; or

 

7.3.2take, directly or indirectly, any action which would constitute a violation of the market misconduct provisions of Parts XIII and XIV of the Securities and Futures Ordinance; or

 

7.3.3take or omit to take, directly or indirectly, any action which may result in the loss by the Stabilizing Manager or any person acting for it as stabilizing manager of the ability to rely on any stabilization safe harbor provided by the Securities and Futures (Price Stabilizing) Rules under the Securities and Futures Ordinance or otherwise,

 

provided that the granting and exercising of the Over-Allotment Option pursuant to this Agreement and the International Underwriting Agreement shall not constitute a breach of this Clause 7.3.

 

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8REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND UNDERTAKINGS

 

8.1Warranties: The Company represents, warrants, agrees and undertakes with respect to each of the Warranties in Schedule 2 hereto to the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators and the Hong Kong Underwriters and each of them that each of the Warranties is true, accurate and not misleading as at the date of this Agreement, and the Company acknowledges that each of the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators and the Hong Kong Underwriters is entering into this Agreement in reliance upon the Warranties. Each Warranty shall be construed separately and independently and shall not be limited or restricted by reference to or inference from the terms of any other of the Warranties or any other term of this Agreement.

  

8.2Warranties repeated: The Warranties are given on and as at the date of this Agreement with respect to the facts and circumstances subsisting as at the date of this Agreement. In addition, the Warranties shall be deemed to be repeated:

 

8.2.1on the date of registration of the Hong Kong Prospectus by the Registrar of Companies in Hong Kong as required by section 342C of the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance;

 

8.2.2on the Hong Kong Prospectus Date;

 

8.2.3on the Acceptance Date;

 

8.2.4on the Price Determination Date;

 

8.2.5immediately prior to the Time of Delivery (as defined in the International Underwriting Agreement);

 

8.2.6immediately prior to (i) the delivery by the Sole Representative and/or the other Hong Kong Underwriters of duly completed Application Forms and (ii) payment by the Sole Representative and/or the other Hong Kong Underwriters for the Hong Kong Offer Shares to be taken up, respectively, pursuant to Clause 4.6 and/or Clause 4.10 (as the case may be);

 

8.2.7on the date of announcement of the results of allocation of the Hong Kong Offer Shares;

 

8.2.8immediately prior to 8:00 a.m. on the Listing Date; and

 

8.2.9immediately prior to commencement of dealings in the Offer Shares on the SEHK .

 

in each case with reference to the facts and circumstances then subsisting. For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in the Clause 8.2 shall affect the on-going nature of the Warranties.

  

8.3Notice of breach of Warranties: The Company hereby undertakes to forthwith notify the Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative (for itself and on behalf of the Hong Kong Underwriters) in writing if it comes to its knowledge that any of the Warranties is untrue, inaccurate, misleading or breached in any respect or ceases to be true and accurate or becomes misleading or breached in any respect at any time up to the last to occur of the dates and times specified in Clause 8.2 or if it becomes aware of any event or circumstances which would or might cause any of the Warranties to become untrue, inaccurate, misleading or breached in any respect.

 

8.4Undertakings not to breach Warranties: The Company hereby undertakes to the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators and the Hong Kong Underwriters not to, and shall procure that neither the Company nor any other member of the Group shall, do or omit to do anything or permit to occur any event which would or might render any of the Warranties untrue, incorrect, misleading or breached in any respect at any time up to the last to occur of the dates and times specified in Clause 8.2 or which could materially and adversely affect the Global Offering. Without prejudice to the foregoing, the Company agrees not to make any amendment or supplement to the Offering Documents or any of them without the prior written approval of the Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative.

 

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8.5Remedial action and announcements: The Company shall notify the Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative promptly if at any time, by reference to the facts and circumstances then subsisting, on or prior to the last to occur of the dates on which the Warranties are deemed to be given pursuant to the provisions of Clause 8.2, (i) any event shall occur or any circumstance shall exist which renders or could render untrue or inaccurate or misleading in any respect any of the Warranties or gives rise or could give rise to a claim under any of the indemnities as contained in or given pursuant to this Agreement, or (ii) any event shall occur or any circumstance shall exist which requires or could require the making of any change to any of the Offering Documents so that any such Offering Documents would not include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made when any such Offering Documents were delivered, not misleading, or (iii) it shall become necessary or desirable for any other reason to amend or supplement any of the Offering Documents or any significant new factor likely to affect the Hong Kong Public Offering or the Global Offering shall arise, and, in each of the cases described in clauses (i) through (iii) above, the Company, at its own expense, shall promptly take such remedial action as may be required by the Sole Sponsor and/or the Sole Representative, including promptly preparing, announcing, issuing, publishing, distributing or otherwise making available, at the Company’s expense, such amendments or supplements to the Offering Documents or any of them as the Sole Representative and the Sole Sponsor may require and supplying the Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative or such persons as they may direct, with such number of copies of such amendments or supplements as they may require. The Company agrees not to issue, publish, distribute or make publicly available any such announcement, supplement or amendment or do any such remedial act or thing without the prior written consent (which shall not be unreasonably withheld) of the Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative except as required by applicable Laws, in which case the Company shall, if permitted by applicable Laws, first consult the Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative before such issue, publication or distribution or act or thing being done.

 

8.6Knowledge: A reference in this Clause 8 or in Schedule 2 to the Company’s knowledge, information, belief or awareness or any similar expression shall be deemed to include an additional statement that it has been made after due and careful enquiry. Notwithstanding that any of the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators and the Hong Kong Underwriters has knowledge or has conducted investigation or enquiry with respect to the information given under the relevant Warranty, the rights of the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators and the Hong Kong Underwriters under this Clause 8 shall not be prejudiced by such knowledge, investigation and/or enquiry.

 

8.7Obligations personal: The obligations of the Company under this Agreement shall be binding on its personal representatives or its successors in title.

 

8.8Release of obligations: Any liability to the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators, the Hong Kong Underwriters or any of them hereunder may in whole or in part be released, compounded or compromised and time or indulgence may be given by the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators, the Hong Kong Underwriters or any of them as regards any person under such liability without prejudicing the rights of the Sole Sponsor, the Joint Global Coordinators or the Hong Kong Underwriters (or the rights of any of the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators and Hong Kong Underwriters) against any other person under the same or a similar liability.

 

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8.9Consideration: The Company has entered into this Agreement, and agreed to give the representations, warranties, agreements and undertakings herein, in consideration of the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators and the Hong Kong Underwriters agreeing to enter into this Agreement on the terms set out herein.

 

8.10Full force: For the purpose of this Clause 8:

 

8.10.1the Warranties shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding the completion of the Global Offering and the matters and arrangements referred to or contemplated in this Agreement; and

 

8.10.2if an amendment or supplement to the Offering Documents or any of them is announced, issued, published, distributed or otherwise made available after the date hereof pursuant to Clause 8.5 or otherwise, the Warranties relating to any such documents given pursuant to this Clause 8 shall be deemed to be repeated on the date of such amendment or supplement and when so repeated, the Warranties relating to any such documents shall be read and construed subject to the provisions of this Agreement as if the references therein to such documents means such documents when read together with such amendment or supplement.

 

8.9Separate Warranties: Each Warranty shall be construed separately and independently and shall not be limited or restricted by reference to or inference from the terms of any other of the Warranties or any other term of this Agreement.

 

9RESTRICTIONS ON ISSUE OR DISPOSAL OF SECURITIES

 

9.1Lock-up on the Company: Except for (i) the Class A ordinary shares in issue and to be issued pursuant to the Global Offering (including the Class A ordinary shares which may be issued pursuant to the exercise of the Over-Allotment Option), (ii) the Class A ordinary shares to be converted from the Class B ordinary shares upon completion of the Global Offering, (iii) the Class A ordinary shares to be issued pursuant to the Share Incentive Plans upon the exercise of options or the vesting of RSUs or other awards that have been or may be granted from time to time pursuant to the RSU Plan, (iv) any capitalization issue, capital reduction or consolidation or sub-division of the Shares, (v) any repurchase of securities pursuant to any share repurchase programs existing on the date of the Agreement; and (vi) the filing of any registration statement on Form S-8 or successor form which is related to the Share Incentive Plans, or (vii) the facilitation of the establishment of a trading plan on behalf of a shareholder, officer or director of the Company pursuant to Rule 10b5-1 under the Exchange Act, during the period commencing on the date of this Agreement and ending on, and including, the date that is 90 days after the Listing Date (the “Lock-up Period”), the Company hereby undertakes to each of the Sole Representative, Joint Global Coordinators, the Joint Bookrunners, the Joint Lead Managers, the Hong Kong Underwriters and the Sole Sponsor not to, without the prior written consent of the Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative (for itself and on behalf of the Hong Kong Underwriters) and unless in compliance with the requirements of the Listing Rules:

 

9.1.1offer, allot, issue, sell, accept subscription for, offer to allot, issue or sell, contract or agree to allot, issue or sell, mortgage, charge, pledge, hypothecate, lend, grant or sell any option, warrant, contract or right to subscribe for or purchase, grant or purchase any option, warrant, contract or right to allot, issue or sell, or otherwise transfer or dispose of or create an Encumbrance over, or agree to transfer or dispose of or create an Encumbrance over, either directly or indirectly, conditionally or unconditionally, any Class A ordinary shares or ADSs or other securities of the Company, or any interest in any of the foregoing (including, without limitation, any securities convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for or that represent the right to receive, or any warrants or other rights to purchase, any Class A ordinary shares or ADSs or other securities of the Company or any interest in any of the foregoing), or deposit any Class A ordinary shares or other securities of the Company, with a depositary in connection with the issue of depositary receipts; or

  

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9.1.2enter into any swap or other arrangement that transfers to another, in whole or in part, any of the economic consequences of ownership of any Class A ordinary shares or ADSs or other securities of the Company, or any interest in any of the foregoing (including, without limitation, any securities convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for or that represent the right to receive, or any warrants or other rights to purchase, any Class A ordinary shares or ADSs or other securities of the Company or any interest in any of the foregoing); or

 

9.1.3enter into any transaction with the same economic effect as any transaction specified in Clause 9.1.1 or 9.1.2 above; or

 

9.1.4offer to or contract to or agree to or announce any intention to effect any transaction specified in Clause 9.1.1, 9.1.2 or 9.1.3 above.

 

in each case, whether any of the transactions specified in Clause 9.1.1, 9.1.2, 9.1.3 or 9.1.4 above is to be settled by delivery of Shares or ADSs or other securities of the Company, or in cash or otherwise (whether or not the issue of such Shares or ADSs or other shares or securities will be completed within the Lock-up Period).

 

9.2Full force: The undertakings in this Clause 9 shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding the completion of the Global Offering and the matters and arrangements referred to or contemplated in this Agreement.

 

10FURTHER UNDERTAKINGS

 

The Company undertakes to the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators, the Hong Kong Underwriters and each of them that it will:

 

10.1Global Offering: comply with the terms and conditions of the Global Offering and all obligations imposed upon it by the Companies Ordinance, the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance, the Securities and Futures Ordinance, the Listing Rules and all applicable Laws and all requirements of the SEHK, the SFC or any other relevant Authority in respect of or by reason of the matters contemplated by this Agreement or otherwise in connection with the Global Offering, including, without limitation:

 

10.1.1doing all such things (including but not limited to providing all such information and paying all such fees) as are necessary to ensure that Admission is obtained and not cancelled or revoked;

 

10.1.2making all necessary Approvals and Filings with the Registrar of Companies in Hong Kong, the SEHK and the SFC;

 

10.1.3making available for inspection on the websites of the Stock Exchange at www.hkexnews.hk and the Company at ir.noahgroup.com up to and including the date which is 14 days from the date of the Hong Kong Prospectus, the documents referred to in the section headed “Appendix VI – Documents Available on Display” of the Hong Kong Prospectus for the period, in such matter and at the address stated therein;

 

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10.1.4using best efforts to procure that the Hong Kong Share Registrar, the Receiving Bank and the Nominee shall comply in all respects with the terms of their respective appointments under the terms of the Registrar Agreement and the Receiving Bank Agreement;

 

10.1.5using best efforts to procure that none of the Directors or their respective close associates (as defined in the Listing Rules) will himself or themselves (or through a company controlled by him or them), apply to purchase Hong Kong Offer Shares either in his or their own names or through nominees unless permitted to do so under the Listing Rules and having obtained confirmation to that effect;

 

10.1.6using best efforts to procure that none of the Company and/or any member of the Group, and/or any of their respective substantial shareholders, directors, officers, employees, affiliates and/or agents, shall (whether directly or indirectly, formally or informally, in writing or verbally) provide any material information, including forward looking information (whether qualitative or quantitative) concerning the Company or any member of the Group that is not, or is not reasonably expected to be, included in each of the Hong Kong Prospectus and the Preliminary Prospectus or publicly available, to any research analyst at any time up to and including the fortieth day immediately following the Price Determination Date;

 

10.1.7subject to any waiver granted by the SEHK and without prejudice to Clause 10.1.5, using best efforts to procure that no core connected person (as defined in the Listing Rules) of the Company will itself (or through a company controlled by it), apply to purchase Hong Kong Offer Shares either in its own name or through nominees unless permitted to do so under the Listing Rules, and if the Company shall become aware of any application or indication of interest for Hong Kong Offer Shares by any core connected person, controlled company or nominee, it shall forthwith notify the Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative (for itself and on behalf of the Hong Kong Underwriters); and

 

10.1.8using or procuring the use of all of the net proceeds received by it pursuant to the Global Offering in the manner specified in the section of the Hong Kong Prospectus headed “Use of Proceeds”.

 

10.2Information: provide to the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators and the Hong Kong Underwriters all such information known to the Company or which on due and careful enquiry ought to be known to the Company and whether relating to the Group or the Company or otherwise as may be reasonably required by the Sole Sponsor or the Sole Representative (for itself and on behalf of the Hong Kong Underwriters) in connection with the Global Offering for the purposes of complying with any requirements of applicable Laws (including, without limitation and for the avoidance of doubt, the requirements of the SEHK or of the SFC or of any other relevant Authority);

 

10.3Receiving Bank, Nominee and Hong Kong Share Registrar: procure that each of the Receiving Bank, the Nominee and the Hong Kong Share Registrar shall do all such acts and things as may be required to be done by it in connection with the Global Offering and the transactions contemplated herein;

 

10.4Restrictive covenants: not, and procure that no other member of the Group will:

 

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10.4.1at any time after the date of this Agreement up to and including the date on which all of the Conditions are fulfilled or waived in accordance with this Agreement, do or omit to do anything which causes or can reasonably be expected to cause any of the Warranties to be untrue, inaccurate or misleading in any respect at any time prior to or on the Listing Date;

 

10.4.2enter into any commitment or arrangement which, in the reasonable opinion of the Sole Representative, has or will or may have a material adverse effect on the Global Offering;

 

10.4.3take any steps which, in the reasonable opinion of the Sole Representative and the Sole Sponsor, are or will or may be materially inconsistent with any statement or expression, whether of fact, policy, expectation or intention, in the Hong Kong Prospectus;

 

10.4.4amend any of the terms of the appointments of the Hong Kong Share Registrar, the Receiving Bank and the Nominee without the prior written consent of the Sole Representative and the Sole Sponsor, and such consent shall not be unreasonably withheld; and

 

10.5Maintaining listing: use its best endeavors to procure that it will maintain a listing for and will refrain from taking any action that could jeopardize the listing status of the Class A ordinary shares on the SEHK, and comply with the Listing Rules and all requirements of the SEHK and the SFC, for at least six months after all of the Conditions have been fulfilled (or waived) except following a withdrawal of such listing which has been approved by the relevant shareholders of the Company in accordance with the Listing Rules;

 

10.6Legal and regulatory compliance: comply with all applicable Laws (including, without limitation and for the avoidance of doubt, the rules, regulations and requirements of the SEHK, SFC and any other Authority, and the Listing Rules ) including, without limitation:

 

10.6.1delivering to the SEHK as soon as practicable the declaration to be signed by the Company in the form set out in Appendix 5, Form F of the Listing Rules;

 

10.6.2providing to the Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative (for itself and on behalf of the Hong Kong Underwriters) any such other resolutions, consents, authorities, documents, opinions and certificates which are relevant in the context of the Global Offering owing to circumstances arising or events occurring after the date of this Agreement but before 8:00 a.m. on the Listing Date and as the Sole Sponsor and/or the Sole Representative may reasonably require;

 

10.6.3complying with all the undertakings and commitments made by it or the Directors in the Hong Kong Prospectus.

 

10.7Internal controls: ensure that any issues identified and as disclosed in any internal control report prepared by the Internal Controls Consultant have been, are being or will promptly be rectified or improved in accordance with the recommendations set out in the report to a sufficient standard or level for the operation and maintenance of efficient systems of internal accounting and financial reporting controls and disclosure and corporate governance controls and procedures that are effective to perform the functions for which they were established and to allow compliance by the Company and its board of Directors with all applicable Laws, and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, to such standard or level recommended or suggested by the Internal Controls Consultant in its internal controls report.

 

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10.8Significant changes: promptly provide full particulars thereof to the Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative if, at any time up to or on the date falling twelve months after the Listing Date, there is a significant change which renders or is capable of rendering any information contained in the Offering Documents untrue or inaccurate in any material respect or misleading, and, in connection therewith, further:

 

10.8.1inform the SEHK of such change or matter if so required by the Sole Sponsor or the Sole Representative;

 

10.8.2at its expense, promptly prepare documentation containing details of such change or matter if so required by the SEHK or the Sole Sponsor or the Sole Representative and in a form approved by the Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative, deliver such documentation through the Sole Sponsor to the SEHK for approval and publish such documentation in such manner as the SEHK or the Sole Sponsor or the Sole Representative may require;

 

10.8.3at its expense, make all necessary announcements on the websites of the SEHK and the Company to avoid a false market being created in the Offer Shares, and

 

10.8.4not issue, publish, distribute or make available publicly any announcement, circular, document or other communication relating to any such change or matter without the prior written consent of the Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative, and such consent should not be unreasonably withheld,

 

and for the purposes of this Clause, “significant” means significant for the purpose of making an informed assessment of the matters mentioned in Rule 11.07 of the Listing Rules; and

 

10.9General: without prejudice to the foregoing obligations, do all such other acts and things as may be reasonably required to be done by it to carry into effect the Global Offering in accordance with the terms thereof.

 

The undertakings in this Clause 10 shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding the completion of the Global Offering and the matters and arrangements referred to or contemplated in this Agreement.

 

11TERMINATION

 

11.1Termination by the Sole Representative: The obligations of the Hong Kong Underwriters to subscribe or procure subscribers for the Hong Kong Offer Shares under this Agreement are subject to termination. If at any time prior to 8:00 a.m. on the day that trading in the Class A ordinary shares commences on the Stock Exchange:

 

(a)trading generally shall have been suspended or materially limited on, or by, as the case may be, any of the NYSE, the American Stock Exchange, the Nasdaq Global Market or the SEHK or other relevant exchanges; or

 

(b)trading in the Company’s securities shall have been suspended or materially limited on any exchange or in any over-the-counter market; or

 

(c)a material disruption in commercial banking, securities settlement, payment or clearance services in the Cayman Islands, the United States, the PRC or Hong Kong shall have occurred; or

 

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(d)any moratorium on commercial banking activities shall have been declared by the federal or New York State authorities in the United States, Hong Kong, PRC or Cayman Islands authorities; or

 

(e)there shall have occurred any outbreak or escalation of hostilities or any change in financial markets, currency rates or controls or any calamity or crisis or any event, or series of events, in the nature of force majeure (including, without limitation, any acts of government, declaration of a national, regional or international emergency or war, acts of war, acts of God, acts of terrorism or economic sanctions) that, in the reasonable judgment of the Sole Representative, is material and adverse and which, singly or together with any other event specified in this clause, makes it, in the reasonable judgment of the Sole Representative, impracticable to proceed with the offer, sale or delivery of the Offer Shares on the terms and in the manner contemplated in the Hong Kong Prospectus, the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Final Prospectus; or

 

(f)there shall have occurred an event that may or is likely to result in a Material Adverse Change.

 

then the Sole Representative may (for itself and on behalf of the Hong Kong Underwriters), in its sole and absolute discretion and upon giving notice in writing to the Company, terminate this Agreement with immediate effect.

 

11.2Effect of termination: Upon the termination of this Agreement pursuant to the provisions of Clause 11.1 or Clause 2.4:

 

11.2.1each of the parties hereto shall cease to have any rights or obligations under this Agreement, save in respect of the provisions of this Clause 11.2 and Clauses 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 12, 13 to 18 and any rights or obligations which may have accrued under this Agreement prior to such termination; and

 

11.2.2with respect to the Hong Kong Public Offering, all payments made by the Hong Kong Underwriters or any of them pursuant to Clause 4.6 and/or by the Sole Representative pursuant to Clause 4.10 and/or by successful applicants under valid applications under the Hong Kong Public Offering shall be refunded forthwith (in the latter case, the Company shall procure that the Hong Kong Share Registrar and the Nominee dispatch refund cheques to all applicants under the Hong Kong Public Offering in accordance with the Registrar's Agreement and the Receiving Bank Agreement).

 

12INDEMNITY

 

12.1Indemnity: The Company (the “Indemnifying Party”) undertakes to the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators, the Hong Kong Underwriters, and each of them (for themselves, respectively, and on trust for their respective Indemnified Parties (as defined below)) to indemnify, hold harmless and keep fully indemnified (on an after-Taxation basis), on demand, each such Indemnified Party against all losses, liabilities, damages, payments, costs, charges, expenses and Taxation (collectively, “Losses” and individually, a “Loss”) which, jointly or severally, any such Indemnified Party may suffer or incur, and against all actions, writs, suits and proceedings (including, without limitation, any investigation or inquiry by or before any Authority) and claims (whether or not any such claim involves or results in any action, suit or proceeding) (collectively, “Proceedings” and individually, a “Proceeding”), which may be brought or threatened to be brought against any such Indemnified Party jointly or severally, from time to time (including, without limitation, all payments, costs (including, without limitation, legal costs and disbursements), charges, fees and expenses arising out of or in connection with the investigation, response to, defense or settlement or compromise of, or the enforcement of any settlement or compromise or judgment obtained with respect to, any such Loss or any such Proceeding), and, in each case, which, directly or indirectly, arise out of or are in connection with:

 

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12.1.1the issue, publication, distribution, use or making available of any of the Offering Documents, the PHIP, the Formal Notice and any notices, announcements, roadshow materials, advertisements, communications or other documents relating to or connected with the Global Offering, and any amendments or supplements thereto (in each case, whether or not approved by the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators, the Hong Kong Underwriters or any of them); or

 

12.1.2any of the Offering Documents, the General Disclosure Package, the Final Prospectus, the Preliminary Prospectus, the PHIP, the Formal Notice and any notices, announcements, advertisements, communications or other documents relating to or connected with the Global Offering, or any amendment or supplement thereto (in each case, whether or not approved by the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators, the Hong Kong Underwriters or any of them), containing any untrue or alleged untrue statement of a fact, or omitting or being alleged to have omitted to state a fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, or not containing or being alleged not to contain all the information as investors and their professional advisers would reasonably require, and reasonably expect to find therein, for the purpose of making an informed assessment of the assets, liabilities, financial position, profits and losses and prospects of the Company and the rights attaching to the Offer Shares.

 

12.1.3the offer, allotment, issue, sale or delivery of the Offer Shares; or

 

12.1.4any breach or alleged breach on the part of the Company of any of the provisions of this Agreement, the International Underwriting Agreement or the Articles of Association; or

 

12.1.5any of the Warranties being untrue, inaccurate or misleading in any respect or having been breached in any respect or being alleged to be untrue, inaccurate or misleading in any respect or alleged to have been breached in any respect; or

 

12.1.6the performance by the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators, the Hong Kong Underwriters or any of them of their or its obligations and roles under this Agreement or the Global Offering; or

 

12.1.7any failure or alleged failure by any of the Directors to comply with their respective obligations under the Listing Rules; or

 

12.1.8any breach or alleged breach by any member of the Group of applicable Laws; or

 

12.1.9the Global Offering failing or being alleged to fail to comply with the requirements of the Listing Rules, or any Law of any applicable jurisdiction, or any condition or term of any Approvals and Filings in connection with the Global Offering; or

 

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12.1.10any other matter arising in connection with the Global Offering,

 

provided that the indemnity provided for in Clause 12.1.8 shall not, except in relation to the matters as provided in Clause 3.7, apply in respect of any Indemnified Party if any such Loss suffered or incurred by such Indemnified Party is finally judicially determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to have arisen solely out of the gross negligence, willful default or fraud on the part of such Indemnified Party. The non-application of the indemnity provided for in this Clause 12.1 in respect of any Indemnified Party shall not affect the application of such indemnity in respect of any other Indemnified Parties. As used herein, “Indemnified Parties” mean the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators and the Hong Kong Underwriters, their respective head offices (including branches thereof), subsidiaries, associates and affiliates, their respective delegates referred to in Clause 3.4, their respective directors, officers, employees and agents and all directors, officers, employees and agents of their respective head offices (including branches thereof), subsidiaries, associates and affiliates, and “Indemnified Party” means any one of them. If the Company becomes aware of any claim which may give rise to a liability under the indemnity provided under Clause 12.1, it shall as soon as practicable give notice thereof to the Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative (for itself and on behalf of the Hong Kong Underwriters) in writing with reasonable details thereof.

 

12.2Each of the Hong Kong Underwriters will severally and not jointly indemnify, hold harmless and keep fully indemnified (on an after-Taxation basis), on demand, the Company, each of its Directors, officers, employees and agents (each, an “Underwriter Indemnified Party”) against any Losses which, jointly or severally, any such Indemnified Party may suffer or incur, and against all Proceedings, which may be brought or threatened to be brought against any such Indemnified Party jointly or severally, from time to time (including without limitation, all payments, costs, charges, fees and expenses arising out of or in connection with the investigation, response to, defense or settlement or compromise of, or the enforcement of any settlement or compromise or judgment obtained with respect to, any such Loss or any such Proceeding), and in each case, which, directly or indirectly, arise out of or are in connection with any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of any material fact contained in the Hong Kong Public Offering Documents or any amendment or supplement thereto, or arise out of or are based upon the omission or the alleged omission of a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, in each case to the extent, but only to the extent, that such untrue statement or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission was made in reliance upon and in conformity with the written information furnished to the Company by such Hong Kong Underwriter through the Sole Representative specifically for use therein, and will reimburse any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred by such Underwriter Indemnified Party in connection with investigation or defending against any such loss, claim, damage, liability, action, litigation, investigation or proceeding whatsoever (whether or not such Underwriter Indemnified Party is a party thereto), whether threatened or commenced based upon any such untrue statement or omission or any such alleged untrue statement or omission as such expenses are incurred. The Company acknowledges and agrees that for the purposes of this paragraph, the only information furnished in writing to the Company by or on behalf of any Hong Kong Underwriter through the Sole Representative expressly and specifically for use in the Hong Kong Public Offering Documents or any amendment or supplemental thereto is the name, logo and address of such Hong Kong Underwriter appearing in the prospectus cover, the section headed “Directors and Parties Involved in the Global Offering” and the sub-section headed “Underwriting – Hong Kong Underwriters” in the Hong Kong Prospectus.

 

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12.3No claims against Indemnified Parties: No Proceeding shall be brought against any Indemnified Party by, and no Indemnified Party shall be liable to, any Indemnifying Party to recover any Loss which the Indemnifying Party may suffer or incur by reason of or in any way arising out of the carrying out by any of the Indemnified Parties of any act in connection with the transactions contemplated herein and in the Hong Kong Public Offering Documents, the performance by the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators, the Hong Kong Underwriters of their obligations hereunder or otherwise in connection with the offer, allotment, issue, sale or delivery of the Hong Kong Offer Shares or the preparation or dispatch of the Hong Kong Public Offering Documents, provided that the foregoing shall not, except in relation to the matters as provided in Clause 3.7, exclude any liability of any Indemnified Party for such Loss which has been finally judicially determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to have arisen solely out of such Indemnified Party’s gross negligence, willful default or fraud.

 

12.4Conduct of claims: If any Proceeding is instituted involving any Indemnified Party in respect of which the indemnity provided for in this Clause 12 may apply, such Indemnified Party shall, subject to any restrictions imposed by any Law or obligation of confidentiality, promptly notify the Indemnifying Party in writing of the institution of such Proceeding, provided, however, that the omission to so notify the Indemnifying Party shall not relieve such Indemnifying Party from any liability which such Indemnifying Party may have to any Indemnified Party under this Clause 12 or otherwise. The Indemnifying Party may participate at its expense in the defense of such Proceeding including appointing counsel at its expense to act for it in such Proceeding; provided, however, that counsel to the Indemnifying Party shall not (except with the consent of any Indemnified Parties) also be counsel to the Indemnified Party. Unless the Sole Representative (for itself and on behalf of any Indemnified Parties) consent to counsel to the Indemnifying Party acting as counsel to such Indemnified Parties in such Proceeding, the Sole Representative (for ifself and on behalf of such Indemnified Parties) shall have the right to appoint their own separate counsel (in addition to local counsel) in such Proceeding. The fees and expenses of separate counsel (in addition to local counsel) to any Indemnified Parties shall be borne by the Indemnifying Party and paid as incurred.

 

12.5Settlement of claims: No Indemnifying Party shall, without the prior written consent of the Indemnified Party, effect any settlement or compromise of, or consent to the entry of any judgment with respect to, any pending or threatened Proceeding in respect of which any Indemnified Party is or could be or could have been a party and indemnity could be or could have been sought hereunder by such Indemnified Party, unless such settlement, compromise or consent judgment includes an unconditional release of such Indemnified Party, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to such Indemnified Party, from all liability on claims that are the subject matter of such Proceeding and does not include any statement as to or any admission of fault, culpability or a failure to act by or on behalf of such Indemnified Party. Any settlement or compromise by any Indemnified Party, or any consent by any Indemnified Party to the entry of any judgment, in relation to any Proceeding shall be without prejudice to, and without (other than any obligations imposed on it by law) any accompanying obligation or duty to mitigate the same in relation to, any Loss it may recover from, or any Proceeding it may take against, any of the Indemnifying Parties under this Agreement. The Indemnifying Party shall be liable for any settlement or compromise by any Indemnified Party of, or any judgment consented to by any Indemnified Party with respect to, any pending or threatened Proceeding, whether effected with or without the consent of such Indemnifying Party, and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Indemnified Party from and against any loss or liability by reason of such settlement, compromise or consent judgment. Any settlement or compromise by any Indemnified Party in relation to any claim shall be without prejudice to, and without (other than any obligations imposed on it by law) any accompanying obligation or duty to mitigate the same in relation to, any claim, action or demand it may have or make against the Company under this Agreement. The rights of the Indemnified Parties herein are in addition to any rights that each Indemnified Party may have at law or otherwise and the obligations of the Indemnifying Parties herein shall be in addition to any liability which the Indemnifying Parties may otherwise have.

 

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12.6Arrangements with advisers: If the Indemnifying Party enters into any agreement or arrangement with any adviser for the purpose of or in connection with the Global Offering, the terms of which provide that the liability of the adviser to the Indemnifying Party or any other person is excluded or limited in any manner, no person entitled to an indemnity or waiver of liability under this Clause 12 is to be prejudiced by such agreement and, if any net liability of any such person is increased as a result, the Indemnifying Party will, without prejudice to its other obligations under this Clause 12, indemnify such person to such an extent.

 

12.7Costs: For the avoidance of doubt, the indemnity under this Clause 12 shall cover all costs, charges, fees and expenses which any Indemnified Party may suffer, incur or pay in disputing, investigating, responding to, defending, settling or compromising, or enforcing any settlement, compromise or judgment obtained with respect to, any Losses or any Proceedings to which the indemnity may relate and in establishing its right to indemnification under this Clause 12.

 

12.8Payment on demand: All amounts subject to indemnity under this Clause 12 shall be paid by the Indemnifying Party as and when they are incurred within ten Business Days of a written notice demanding payment being given to such Indemnifying Party by or on behalf of the relevant Indemnified Party.

 

12.9Payment free from counterclaims/set-offs: All payments made by the Indemnifying Party under this Clause 12 shall be made gross, free of any right of counterclaim or set off and without deduction or withholding of any kind, other than any deduction or withholding required by any Law. If the Indemnifying Party makes a deduction under this Clause 12, the sum due from such Indemnifying Party shall be increased to the extent necessary to ensure that, after the making of any deduction or withholding, the relevant Indemnified Party which is entitled to such payment receives a sum equal to the sum it would have received had no deduction or withholding been made.

 

12.10Taxation: If a payment under this Clause 12 will be or has been subject to Taxation, the Indemnifying Party shall pay the relevant Indemnified Party on demand the amount (after taking into account any Taxation payable in respect of the amount and treating for these purposes as payable any Taxation that would be payable but for a relief, clearance, deduction or credit that will ensure that the relevant Indemnified Party receives and retains a net sum equal to the sum it would have received had the payment not been subject to Taxation.

 

12.11Full force: The foregoing provisions of this Clause 12 will continue in full force and effect notwithstanding the completion of the Global Offering and the matters and arrangements referred to or contemplated in this Agreement or the termination of this Agreement.

 

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13ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

13.1Restrictions on announcements: No announcement concerning this Agreement, any matter contemplated herein or any ancillary matter hereto shall be made or dispatched by the Company (or its directors, officers, employees or agents) during the period of six months from the date of this Agreement without the prior written approval of the Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative (for itself and on behalf of the Hong Kong Underwriters) except in the event and to the extent that any such announcement is required by the applicable Laws (including U.S. securities related laws) or required by any Authority to which such party is subject or submits, wherever situated, including, without limitation, the SEHK, the SFC, whether or not the requirement has the force of law and any such announcement so made by any of the parties shall be made only after the Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative (for itself and on behalf of the Hong Kong Underwriters) have had a reasonable opportunity to review and comment on the final draft and their comments (if any) have been fully considered by the issuers thereof.

 

13.2Full force: The restriction contained in this Clause 13 shall continue to apply after the completion of the Global Offering and the matters and arrangements referred to or contemplated in this Agreement or, for so long as any of the Sole Sponsor or the Sole Representative still remain as sponsor or adviser to the Company, the termination of this Agreement.

 

14CONFIDENTIALITY

 

14.1Information confidential: Subject to Clause 14.2, each party hereto shall, and shall procure that its affiliates and its and their directors, officers, employees and agents will, treat as strictly confidential all information received or obtained as a result of entering into or performing this Agreement which relates to the provisions of this Agreement, the negotiations relating to this Agreement, the matters contemplated under this Agreement or the other parties to this Agreement.

 

14.2Exceptions: Any party hereto may disclose, or permit its affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents to disclose, information which would otherwise be confidential if and to the extent:

 

14.2.1required by applicable Laws;

 

14.2.2required by Authority to which such party is subject or submits, wherever situated, including, without limitation, the SEHK and the SFC, whether or not the requirement for disclosure of information has the force of law;

 

14.2.3required to vest the full benefit of this Agreement in such party;

 

14.2.4disclosed to the professional advisers and auditors of such party;

 

14.2.5the information has come into the public domain through no fault of such party;

 

14.2.6required by any Hong Kong Underwriter or its affiliates for the purpose of the Global Offering or necessary in the view of any Hong Kong Underwriter or its affiliates to seek to establish any defense or pursue any claim in any legal, arbitration or regulatory proceeding or investigation in connection with the Global Offering or otherwise to comply with its or their own regulatory obligations; or

 

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14.2.7the other parties have given prior written approval to the disclosure (and in the case of the Hong Kong Underwriters, by the Sole Representative (for itself and on behalf of the Hong Kong Underwriters)), such approval not to be unreasonably withheld,

 

provided that, in the cases of Clauses 14.2.3 and 14.2.7, any such information disclosed shall be disclosed only after consultation with the other parties.

 

14.3Full force: The restrictions contained in this Clause 14 shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding the termination of this Agreement or the completion of the Global Offering and the matters and arrangements referred to or contemplated in this Agreement.

 

15NOTICES

 

15.1Language: All notices or other communication delivered hereunder shall be in writing except as otherwise provided in this Agreement and shall be in the English language.

 

15.2Time of notice: Any such notice or other communication shall be addressed as provided in Clause 15.3 and if so addressed, shall be deemed to have been duly given or made as follows:

 

15.2.1if sent by personal delivery, upon delivery at the address of the relevant party;

 

15.2.2if sent by post, two Business Days after the date of posting;

 

15.2.3if sent by airmail, five Business Days after the date of posting;

 

15.2.4if sent by facsimile, when dispatched with confirmed receipt as evidenced by the transmission report generated at the end of the transmission of such facsimile by the facsimile machine used for such transmission.

 

15.2.5if sent by email, the date when the email is duly sent.

 

Any notice received or deemed to be received on a day which is not a Business Day shall be deemed to be received on the next Business Day.

 

15.3Details of contact: The relevant address and facsimile number of each of the parties hereto for the purpose of this Agreement, subject to Clause 15.4, are as follows:

 

If to the Company, to:

 

Address : 34 Floor, Tower Two, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Email : ***
Attention : ***
     
If to GS, to:
     
Address : 68th Floor, Cheung Kong Center, 2 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
Email : ***
Attention : ***

 

If to any of the Hong Kong Underwriters, to the address and fax number of such Hong Kong Underwriter, and for the attention of the person, specified opposite the name of such Hong Kong Underwriter in Schedule 1.

 

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15.4Change of contact details: A party may notify the other parties to this Agreement of a change of its relevant address or facsimile number for the purposes of Clause 15.3, provided that such notification shall only be effective on:

 

15.4.1the date specified in the notification as the date on which the change is to take place; or

 

15.4.2if no date is specified or the date specified is less than two Business Days after the date on which notice is given, the date falling two Business Days after notice of any such change has been given.

 

16GOVERNING LAW; DISPUTE RESOLUTION; WAIVER OF IMMUNITY

 

16.1Governing law: This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Hong Kong.

 

16.2Arbitration: Each party to this Agreement agrees, on behalf of itself and as agent for its respective affiliates, that any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement or its subject matter, existence, negotiation, validity, invalidity, termination or enforceability (including non-contractual disputes or claims, and disputes or claims against each party's affiliates) shall be referred to arbitration and finally settled under the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre Administered Arbitration Rules (the “Rules”) in force when the Notice of Arbitration is submitted in accordance with the Rules. The seat of arbitration shall be Hong Kong. The number of arbitrators shall be three. The arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in English. This arbitration agreement shall be governed by the law of Hong Kong. The rights and obligations of the parties to submit disputes to arbitration pursuant to this Clause shall survive the termination of this Agreement or the completion of the Global Offering and the matters and arrangements referred to or contemplated in this Agreement. Any party may bring proceedings in any court of competent jurisdiction for ancillary, interim or interlocutory relief in relation to any arbitration commenced under this Clause.

 

16.3Submission to jurisdiction: Each of the parties hereto irrevocably submits to the jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal appointed or constituted for any arbitration commenced under Clause 16 and of any court of competent jurisdiction in which proceedings may be brought in relation to or in support of such arbitration.

 

16.4Waiver of objection to jurisdiction: Each of the parties hereto irrevocably waives (and irrevocably agrees not to raise) any objection (on the grounds of forum non conveniens or otherwise) which it may now or hereafter have to the arbitral tribunal appointed or constituted for any arbitration commenced under Clause 16 and to any court of competent jurisdiction in which proceedings may be brought in relation to or in support of such arbitration and further irrevocably agrees that a judgment or order of any such court or an award of such arbitral tribunal shall be conclusive and binding upon it and may be enforced in the courts of any other jurisdiction.

 

16.5Service of documents: Each of the parties hereto irrevocably agrees that any writ, summons, order, judgment or other notice of legal process shall be sufficiently and effectively served on it if delivered in accordance with Clause 15.

 

16.6Waiver of immunity: To the extent that in any proceedings in any jurisdiction (including, without limitation, arbitration proceedings), the Company may now or hereafter have, or can claim for itself or its assets, properties or revenues, any immunity on any grounds under the laws of any jurisdiction from any action, suit, proceeding or other legal process (including, without limitation, arbitration proceedings), from set-off or counterclaim, from the jurisdiction of any court or arbitral tribunal, from service of process, from attachment to or in aid of execution of any judgment, decision, determination, order or award including, without limitation, any arbitral award, or from other action, suit or proceeding for the giving of any relief or for the enforcement of any judgment, decision, determination, order or award including, without limitation, any arbitral award or to the extent that in any such proceedings there may be attributed to itself or its assets, properties or revenues any such immunity (whether or not claimed) under the laws of any jurisdiction, the Company hereby irrevocably waives and agrees not to plead or claim any such immunity in relation to any such proceedings, and declares that such waiver shall be effective to the fullest extent permitted by such laws.

 

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17GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

17.1Time: Save as otherwise expressly provided herein, time shall be of the essence of this Agreement.

 

17.2Illegality, invalidity or unenforceability: If, at any time, any provision hereof is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any respect under the Laws of any jurisdiction, neither the legality, validity or enforceability in that jurisdiction of any other provisions hereof nor the legality, validity or enforceability of that or any other provision(s) hereof under the Laws of any other jurisdiction shall in any way be affected or impaired thereby.

 

17.3Assignment: Each of the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators and the Hong Kong Underwriters may assign, in whole or in part, the benefits of this Agreement, including, without limitation, the Warranties and the indemnities in Clauses 8 and 12, respectively, to any of the persons who have the benefit of the indemnities in Clause 12 and any successor entity to such Sole Sponsor, Joint Global Coordinator or Hong Kong Underwriter or any of such persons, as applicable. Obligations under this Agreement shall not be assignable.

 

17.4Release or compromise: Each party may release, or compromise the liability of, the other parties (or any of them) or grant time or other indulgence to the other parties (or any of them) without releasing or reducing the liability of the other parties (or any of them) or any other party hereto. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the Company agrees and acknowledges that any amendment or supplement to the Offering Documents or any of them (whether made pursuant to Clause 8.5 or otherwise) or any announcement, issue, publication or distribution, or delivery to investors, of such amendment or supplement or any approval by, or knowledge of, the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators, the Hong Kong Underwriters or any of them, of such amendment or supplement to any of the Offering Documents subsequent to its distribution shall not in any event and notwithstanding any other provision hereof constitute a waiver or modification of any of the conditions precedent to the obligations of the Hong Kong Underwriters as set forth in this Agreement or constitute a waiver or modification, or result in the loss, of any rights hereunder of the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators or the Hong Kong Underwriters, as the case may be, to terminate this Agreement or otherwise prejudice any other rights of the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators or the Sole Sponsor or the Hong Kong Underwriters, as the case may be, under this Agreement (in each case whether by reason of any misstatement or omission resulting in a prior breach of any of the Warranties or otherwise).

 

17.5Exercise of rights: No delay or omission on the part of any party hereto in exercising any right, power or remedy under this Agreement shall impair such right, power or remedy or operate as a waiver thereof. The single or partial exercise of any right, power or remedy under this Agreement shall not preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power or remedy. The rights, power and remedies provided in this Agreement are cumulative and not exclusive of any rights, powers and remedies (whether provided by Laws or otherwise).

 

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17.6No partnership: Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to give rise to a partnership or joint venture, nor establish a fiduciary or similar relationship, between the parties hereto.

 

17.7Entire agreement: This Agreement, together with, in the case of the Sole Sponsor, the engagement letter dated February 3, 2021, and the sponsor engagement confirmation letter dated January 1, 2022 between the Company and the Sole Sponsor, constitute the entire agreement between the Company, the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators and the Hong Kong Underwriters relating to the underwriting of the Hong Kong Public Offering and supersedes and extinguishes any prior drafts, agreements, undertakings, understanding, representations, warranties and arrangements of any nature whatsoever, whether or not in writing, relating to such matters as have been regulated by the provisions of this Agreement.

 

17.8Amendment and variations: This Agreement may only be amended or supplemented in writing signed by or on behalf of each of the parties hereto.

 

17.9Counterparts: This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which when so executed and delivered shall be an original, but all of which shall together constitute one and the same instrument.

 

17.10Judgment Currency Indemnity: In respect of any judgment or order or award given or made for any amount due under this Agreement to any of the Indemnified Parties that is expressed and paid in a currency (the “judgment currency”) other than Hong Kong dollars, the Company will, jointly and severally, indemnify such Indemnified Party against any loss incurred by such Indemnified Party as a result of any variation as between (A) the rate of exchange at which the Hong Kong dollar amount is converted into the judgment currency for the purpose of such judgment or order and (B) the rate of exchange at which such Indemnified Party is able to purchase Hong Kong dollars with the amount of the judgment currency actually received by such Indemnified Party. The foregoing indemnity shall constitute a separate and independent obligation of the Company and shall continue in full force and effect notwithstanding any such judgment or order as aforesaid. The term “rate of exchange” shall include any premiums and costs of exchange payable in connection with the purchase of or conversion into Hong Kong dollars.

 

17.11Taxation: All payments to be made by the Company under this Agreement shall be paid free and clear of and without deduction or withholding for or on account of, any and all Taxes. If any Taxes are required by Laws to be deducted or withheld in connection with such payments, the Company will increase the amount paid so that the full amount of such payments as agreed in this Agreement is received by the Hong Kong Underwriters or the Sole Representative, as applicable. If a Hong Kong Underwriter or a Joint Global Coordinator is required by any PRC Authority to pay any PRC Taxes as a result of this Agreement, the Company will pay an additional amount to such Hong Kong Underwriter or Joint Global Coordinator so that the full amount of such payments as agreed in this Agreement to be paid to such Hong Kong Underwriter or Joint Global Coordinator is received by such Hong Kong Underwriter or Joint Global Coordinator and will further, if requested by such Hong Kong Underwriter or Joint Global Coordinator, use commercially reasonable efforts to give such assistance as such Hong Kong Underwriter or Joint Global Coordinator may reasonably request to assist such Hong Kong Underwriter or Joint Global Coordinator in discharging its obligations in respect of such PRC Taxes, including by making filings and submissions on such basis and such terms as such Hong Kong Underwriter or Joint Global Coordinator reasonably request, promptly making available to such Hong Kong Underwriter or Joint Global Coordinator notices received from any PRC Authority and, subject to the receipt of funds from such Hong Kong Underwriter or Joint Global Coordinator, by making payment of such funds on behalf of such Hong Kong Underwriter or Joint Global Coordinator to the relevant PRC Authority in settlement of such PRC Taxes.

 

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17.12Authority to the Sole Representative: Unless otherwise provided herein, each Hong Kong Underwriter (other than the Sole Representative) hereby authorizes the Sole Representative to act on behalf of all the Hong Kong Underwriters in their sole and absolute discretion in the exercise of all rights and discretions granted to the Hong Kong Underwriters or any of them under this Agreement and authorizes the Sole Representative in relation thereto to take all actions they may consider desirable and necessary to give effect to the transactions contemplated herein.

 

17.13Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance: A person who is not a party to this Agreement shall not have any rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance to enforce any terms of this Agreement but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party which exists or is available apart from the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance, and to the extent otherwise set out in this Clause 17.13:

 

17.13.1Indemnified Parties may enforce and rely on Clause 12 to the same extent as if they were a party to this Agreement. An assignee pursuant to Clause 17.3 may enforce and rely on this Agreement as if it were a party to this Agreement.

 

17.13.2This Agreement may be terminated or rescinded and any term may be amended, varied or waived without the consent of the persons referred to in Clause 17.13.1.

 

17.14Survival: The provisions in this Clause 17 shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding the completion of the Global Offering and the matters and arrangements referred to or contemplated in this Agreement or the termination of this Agreement.

 

17.15Officer’s Certificates: Any certificate signed by any officer of the Company or of any of the other members of the Group and delivered to the Sole Representative or the Sole Sponsor or any Underwriter or any counsel for the Underwriters pursuant to this Agreement shall be deemed to be a representation and warranty by the Company, as to matters covered thereby, to each Joint Global Coordinator, Sole Sponsor or Underwriter.

 

18RECOGNITION OF THE U.S. SPECIAL RESOLUTION REGIMES

 

18.1In the event that any of the Sole Sponsor, Joint Global Coordinator or Hong Kong Underwriter that is a Covered Entity becomes subject to a proceeding under a U.S. Special Resolution Regime, the transfer from such Sole Sponsor, Joint Global Coordinator or Hong Kong Underwriter of this Agreement, and any interest and obligation in or under this Agreement, will be effective to the same extent as the transfer would be effective under the U.S. Special Resolution Regime if this Agreement, and any such interest and obligation, were governed by the laws of the United States or a state of the United States.

 

18.2In the event that any of the Sole Sponsor, Joint Global Coordinator or Hong Kong Underwriter that is a Covered Entity or a Covered Affiliate of such Sole Sponsor, Joint Global Coordinator or Hong Kong Underwriter becomes subject to a proceeding under a U.S. Special Resolution Regime, Default Rights under this Agreement that may be exercised against such Sole Sponsor, Joint Global Coordinator or Hong Kong Underwriter are permitted to be exercised to no greater extent than such Default Rights could be exercised under the U.S. Special Resolution Regime if this Agreement were governed by the laws of the United States or a state of the United States.

 

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SCHEDULE 1 

THE HONG KONG UNDERWRITERS

 

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SCHEDULE 2 

THE WARRANTIES

 

The Company represents, warrants and undertakes to the Sole Sponsor, the Sole Representative, the Joint Global Coordinators, the Joint Bookrunners and the Hong Kong Underwriters and each of them as follows:

 

(a)            Neither the Company nor any other member of the Group has, since the date of the latest audited financial statements, (i) sustained any material loss or interference with its business from fire, explosion, flood, pandemic or other calamity, whether or not covered by insurance, or from any labor dispute, cybersecurity incident or court or governmental action, order or decree or (ii) entered into any transaction or agreement (whether or not in the ordinary course of business) that is material to the Company and other members of the Group taken as a whole or incurred any liability or obligation, direct or contingent, that is material to the Company and other members of the Group taken as a whole, in each case otherwise than as set forth in the Hong Kong Prospectus; and, since the respective dates as of which information is given in the Hong Kong Prospectus, there has not been (x) any change in the share capital (other than as a result of (i) the exercise or vesting, if any, of stock options, share appreciation rights, restricted shares or restricted share units or the award, if any, of stock options, share appreciation rights, restricted shares or restricted share units in the ordinary course of business pursuant to the Company’s equity incentive plans that are described in the Hong Kong Prospectus), (ii) the issuance, if any, of stock upon conversion of Company securities as described in the Hong Kong Prospectus, or (iii) shares to be issued pursuant to the vesting of RSUs or other awards that have been or may be granted from time to time pursuant to the RSU Plan (as defined in the Hong Kong Underwriting Agreement)) or long term debt of the Company or any other member of the Group or (y) any Material Adverse Effect (as defined below); as used in this Schedule, “Material Adverse Effect” shall mean any material adverse change or effect, or any development involving a prospective material adverse change or effect, in or affecting (i) the business, properties, general affairs, management, financial position, stockholders’ equity or results of operations of the Company and other members of the Group, taken as a whole, or (ii) the ability of the Company to perform its obligations under this Agreement, the International Underwriting Agreement and the Operative Documents, including the issuance and sale of the Offer Shares, or to consummate the transactions contemplated in the Hong Kong Prospectus;

 

(b)            The Company and other members of the Group have good and marketable title to all real property and good and marketable title to all personal property owned by them, in each case free and clear of all liens, encumbrances and defects except such as are described in the Hong Kong Prospectus or such as do not materially affect the value of such property and do not interfere with the use made and proposed to be made of such property by the Company and other members of the Group; any real property and buildings held under lease by the Company and other members of the Group are held by them under valid, subsisting and enforceable leases with such exceptions as are not material and do not materially interfere with the use made and proposed to be made of such property and buildings by the Company and other members of the Group; and none of the Company or any other member of the Group has any notice of any claim of any sort that has been asserted by anyone adverse to the rights of the Company or any other member of the Group under any of the leases mentioned above, or affecting or questioning the rights of the Company or any other member of the Group to the continued possession of the leased or subleased premises under any such lease, other than such claims which would not reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to have a Material Adverse Effect;

 

(c)            Each of the Company and other members of the Group has been (i) duly organized and is validly existing and in good standing under the laws of its jurisdiction of organization, with power and authority (corporate and other) to own its properties and conduct its business as described in the Hong Kong Prospectus, and (ii) duly qualified as a foreign corporation for the transaction of business and is in good standing under the laws of each other jurisdiction in which it owns or leases properties or conducts any business so as to require such qualification, except, with respect to other members of the Group, where the failure to be so qualified or to be in good standing or to be so organized would not reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to have a Material Adverse Effect; the Company has been duly registered as a non-Hong Kong company under Part 16 of the then in force Companies Ordinance (Chapter 622 of the Laws of Hong Kong); and each of the business licenses and articles of association of each of the other members of the Group formed under the laws and regulations of the PRC is in full force and effect under, and in compliance with, PRC law;

 

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(d)            The Company has an authorized share capital as set forth in the Hong Kong Prospectus and all of the issued and outstanding shares in the share capital of the Company have been duly and validly authorized and issued and are fully paid and non-assessable and conform to the description of the Shares contained in the Hong Kong Prospectus; all of the issued shares in the share capital of each subsidiary of the Company have been duly and validly authorized and issued, are fully paid and non-assessable and are owned directly or indirectly by the Company, free and clear of all liens, encumbrances, equities or claims, except for such liens or encumbrances described in the Hong Kong Prospectus; the Offer Shares to be issued and sold by the Company to the Underwriters have been duly and validly authorized and, when issued and delivered against payment therefor as provided herein, will be duly and validly issued and fully paid and non-assessable, free of any restriction upon the holding, voting or transfer thereof and will conform to the description of the Shares contained in the Hong Kong Prospectus; and the issuance of the Offer Shares is not subject to any preemptive or similar rights;

 

(e)            Each of the Company’s direct and indirect subsidiaries and the entity through which the Company conducts its operations in the PRC by way of contractual arrangements shall be referred to hereinafter each as a “Controlled Entity” and collectively as “Controlled Entities”; the various contracts among the Controlled Entities and the shareholders of the Controlled Entities, as the case may be, shall be referred to herein each as “Corporate Structure Contract” and collectively as the “Corporate Structure Contracts”); there is no other material agreement, contract or other document relating to the corporate structure or the operation of the Company together with its Controlled Entities taken as a whole, which has not been previously disclosed or made available to the Underwriters and disclosed in the Hong Kong Prospectus; no material relationships or material transactions, direct or indirect, exist between any of the Company or the Controlled Entities on the one hand and their respective shareholders, affiliates, officers and directors or any affiliates or family members of such persons on the other hand, except as described in the Hong Kong Prospectus;

 

(f)            Each Corporate Structure Contract has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the parties thereto and constitutes a valid and legally binding obligation of the parties thereto, enforceable in accordance with its terms subject, as to enforceability, to bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent transfer, reorganization, moratorium and similar laws of general applicability relating to or affecting creditors’ rights and to general equity principles; no consent, approval, authorization, or order of, or filing or registration with, any person (including any governmental agency or body or any court) is required for the performance of the obligations under any Corporate Structure Contract by the parties thereto, except as already obtained or disclosed in the Hong Kong Prospectus; and no consent, approval, authorization, order, filing or registration that has been obtained is being withdrawn or revoked or is subject to any condition precedent which has not been fulfilled or performed; except as disclosed in the Hong Kong Prospectus, the corporate structure of the Company complies with all applicable PRC laws and regulations, and the Corporate Structure Contracts do not violate, breach, contravene or otherwise conflict with any applicable PRC laws. There is no legal or governmental proceeding, inquiry or investigation pending against the Company, the Controlled Entities or shareholders of the Controlled Entities in any jurisdiction challenging the validity of any of the Corporate Structure Contracts, and to the best knowledge of the Company, no such proceeding, inquiry or investigation is threatened in any jurisdiction;

 

(g)            Except as disclosed in the Hong Kong Prospectus, the execution, delivery and performance of each Corporate Structure Contract by the parties thereto do not and will not result in a breach or violation of any of the terms and provisions of, or constitute a default under, or result in the imposition of any lien, encumbrance, equity or claim upon any property or assets of the Company or any of the Controlled Entities pursuant to (i) the constitutive or organizational documents of the Company or any of the Controlled Entities, (ii) any statute, rule, regulation or order of any governmental agency or body or any court, domestic or foreign, having jurisdiction over the Company or any of the Controlled Entities or any of their properties, or any arbitration award, or (iii) any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan agreement or other agreement or instrument to which the Company or any of the Controlled Entities is a party or by which the Company or any of the Controlled Entities is bound or to which any of the properties of the Company or any of the Controlled Entities is subject; each Corporate Structure Contract is in full force and effect and none of the parties thereto is in breach or default in the performance of any of the terms or provisions of such Corporate Structure Contract, except, in the case of the foregoing clause (iii), for such breach, violation or default as would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect; none of the parties to any of the Corporate Structure Contracts has sent or received any communication regarding termination of, or intention not to renew, any of the Corporate Structure Contracts, and to the best knowledge of the Company, no such termination or non-renewal has been threatened by any of the parties thereto;

 

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(h)            The Company possesses, directly or indirectly, the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of the Controlled Entities;

 

(i)            Except as disclosed in the Hong Kong Prospectus, no person has any preemptive rights, resale rights, rights of first refusal or other rights to purchase, or instruments convertible into or exchangeable for, any equity interest in the Company or other members of the Group, or any contract, commitment, agreement, understanding or arrangement of any kind relating to the issuance of any shares in the share capital of the Company, other members of the Group, any such convertible or exchangeable securities or any such rights, warrants or options;

 

(j)            Except as disclosed in the Hong Kong Prospectus, there are no contracts, agreements or understandings between the Company and any person granting such person the right to require the Company to file a registration statement under the Securities Act with respect to any securities of the Company owned or to be owned by such person or to require the Company to include such securities in the securities registered pursuant to a registration statement or in any securities being registered pursuant to any other registration statement filed by the Company under the Securities Act (collectively, “registration rights”);

 

(k)            The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement, the International Underwriting Agreement and the Operative Documents by the Company, the issuance and sale of the Offer Shares hereunder by the Company, the issuance and delivery of the Borrowed Shares by Jing Investors Co., Ltd. and Yin Investment Co., Ltd. (the “Borrower”) to the Stabilizing Manager (the “Lender”) pursuant to a stock borrowing agreement to be entered into between the Borrower and the Lender (the “Stock Borrowing Agreement”), and the consummation of the transactions contemplated in this Agreement, the International Underwriting Agreement, the Operative Documents, the Stock Borrowing Agreement and the Hong Kong Prospectus will not conflict with or result in a breach or violation of any of the terms or provisions of, or constitute a default under, (A) any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan agreement, lease or other agreement or instrument to which the Company or any other member of the Group is a party or by which the Company or any other member of the Group is bound or to which any of the property or assets of the Company or any other member of the Group is subject, except for such conflicts, breaches, violations or defaults that have been validly waived or that would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect, (B) the certificate of incorporation or by-laws (or other applicable organizational document) of the Company or any other member of the Group, or (C) any statute or any judgment, order, rule or regulation of any court or governmental agency or body having jurisdiction over the Company or any other member of the Group or any of their properties;

 

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(l)            The 165,000 Shares available for loan by the Lender to the Borrower in accordance with the terms of the Stock Borrowing Agreement; the Borrowed Shares have been duly authorized; when the Borrowed Shares have been delivered by the Borrower in accordance with the terms of the Stock Borrowing Agreement, such Borrowed Shares will have been validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable;

 

(m)            no consent, approval, authorization, order, registration or qualification of or with any such court or governmental agency or body is required to be obtained by the Company or the Lender for the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, the International Underwriting Agreement and the Operative Documents for the issuing, offering and sale of the Offer Shares, the deposit of the Offer Shares with the HKSCC or the delivery of the Borrowed Shares, except such as have been obtained under the Securities Act and for such consents, approvals, authorizations, orders, registrations or qualifications as may be required under state securities or Blue Sky laws or any laws of jurisdictions outside the PRC, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong and the United States in connection with the purchase and distribution of the Offer Shares by the Underwriters and such final approval from the SEHK for the listing of and permission to deal in the Offer Shares on the Main Board of the SEHK;

 

(n)            The certificate of incorporation, memorandum and articles of association, by-laws or other constitutional or organizational documents of each of the Company and other members of the Group comply with the requirements of applicable law in its respective jurisdiction of incorporation and are in full force and effect; and the constitutional and organizational documents of the Company comply with the laws of Hong Kong (including, without limitation, the Listing Rules) in all material respects;

 

(o)            Except as disclosed in the Hong Kong Prospectus, neither the Company nor any other member of the Group is (A) in breach of or in default under any laws, regulations, rules, orders, decrees, guidelines or notices of the PRC, the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, the United States, or any other jurisdiction where it was incorporated or operates, (B) in breach of or in default under any approval, consent, waiver, authorization, exemption, permission, endorsement or license granted by any court or governmental agency or body of any stock exchange authorities in the PRC, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, the United States, Taiwan or any other jurisdiction where it was incorporated or operates, (C) in violation of its constitutive or organizational documents or (D) in default in the performance or observance of any obligation, agreement, covenant or condition contained in any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan agreement, lease or other agreement or instrument to which it is a party or by which it or any of its properties may be bound, except such violations or defaults under clauses (A) or (B) or (D) above that would not, individually or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect;

 

(p)            The application of the net proceeds from the offer and sale of the Offer Shares, as described in the Hong Kong Prospectus, will not contravene any provision of any current and applicable laws or the current constituent documents of the Company or any other member of the Group or contravene the terms or provisions of, or constitute a default under, any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan agreement, note, lease or other agreement or instrument currently binding upon the Company or any other member of the Group or any governmental authorization applicable to any of the Company or any other member of the Group;

 

(q)            Any third-party statistical, industry-related and market-related data included in the Hong Kong Prospectus are based on or derived from sources that the Company believes to be reliable and accurate, and the Company or its agent has obtained consents to the use of such data from such sources to the extent required;

 

(r)            Except as disclosed in the Hong Kong Prospectus, there are no legal or governmental proceedings or arbitration pending or, to the Company’s best knowledge, threatened to which the Company or any other member of the Group or any officer or director of the Company is a party or of which any property or assets of the Company or any other member of the Group or any officer or director of the Company is the subject which, if determined adversely to the Company or any other member of the Group (or such officer or director), would individually or in the aggregate have a Material Adverse Effect; and, to the Company’s best knowledge after due and careful inquiry, no event has occurred which is expected to give rise to any of the foregoing actions.;

 

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(s)            None of the Company or other members of the Group is conducting or proposes to conduct any business, or has, or proposes to acquire or incur any property or asset or liability or obligation (including, without limitation, contingent liability or obligation), which is material to the Company or other members of the Group that is not directly or indirectly related to the business of the Company or other members of the Group, or the business of the Company and other members of the Group taken as a whole, in each case as described in the Hong Kong Prospectus;

 

(t)            Except as disclosed in the Hong Kong Prospectus, the Company and other members of the Group possess, and are in compliance with the terms of, all certificates, authorizations, franchises, licenses and permits (the “Licenses”) that are material to the conduct of the business now conducted or proposed in the Hong Kong Prospectus to be conducted by them, except any such failure to possess or be in compliance with such Licenses which would not be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect, and have not received any notice of proceedings relating to the revocation or modification of any License that, if determined adversely to the Company or any other member of the Group, would individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect; all such Licenses contain no conditions precedent that have not been fulfilled or performed or other materially burdensome restrictions or conditions not described in the Hong Kong Prospectus; all such Licenses are valid and in full force and effect, and none of the Company or other members of the Group is in violation of, or in default under, or has received notice of any action, suit, proceeding, investigation or inquiry relating to revocation, suspension or modification of, or has any reason to believe that any relevant governmental authority is considering revoking, suspending or modifying, any such License, other than such matters which would not reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to have a Material Adverse Effect;

 

(u)            Except as disclosed in the Hong Kong Prospectus, the Company and other members of the Group own, possess, license or have other rights to use or can acquire on reasonable terms sufficient trademarks, service marks, trade names, patent rights, copyrights, domain names, licenses, approvals, trade secrets, inventions, technology, know-how and other intellectual property and similar rights, including registrations and applications for registration thereof (collectively, “Intellectual Property Rights”) necessary or material to the conduct of the business now conducted or proposed in the Hong Kong Prospectus to be conducted by them, and the loss or expiration of any such Intellectual Property Rights would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect. Except as disclosed in the Hong Kong Prospectus, (i) there are no rights of third parties to any of the Intellectual Property Rights owned by the Company or other members of the Group; (ii) there is no material infringement, misappropriation, breach, default or other violation, or the occurrence of any event that with notice or the passage of time would constitute or result in any of the foregoing, by the Company or other members of the Group or third parties of any of the Intellectual Property Rights of the Company or other members of the Group; (iii) there is no pending or threatened action, suit, proceeding or claim by others challenging the Company’s or any other member of the Group’ rights in or to, or the violation of any of the terms of, any of their Intellectual Property Rights, and the Company is unaware of any facts which would form a reasonable basis for any such claim; (iv) there is no pending or, to the best knowledge of the Company, threatened action, suit, proceeding or claim by others challenging the validity, enforceability or scope of any such Intellectual Property Rights, and the Company is unaware of any facts which would form a reasonable basis for any such claim; (v) there is no pending or, to the best knowledge of the Company, threatened action, suit, proceeding or claim by others that the Company or any other member of the Group infringes, misappropriates or otherwise violates or conflicts with any Intellectual Property Rights or other proprietary rights of others and the Company is unaware of any other fact which would form a reasonable basis for any such claim; and (vi) to the best knowledge of the Company, none of the Intellectual Property Rights used by the Company or other members of the Group in their businesses has been obtained or is being used by the Company or other members of the Group in violation of any contractual obligation binding on the Company or any other member of the Group in violation of the rights of any persons, except in each case covered by clauses (i) through (vi) above would not, if determined adversely to the Company or any member of the Group, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect;

 

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(v)            (a) Each of the Company and other members of the Group has complied with all applicable data privacy, data protection and cybersecurity laws, regulations and internal policies, where it operates, except which would not, if determined adversely to the Company or any member of the Group, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect; (b) none of the Company nor any other members of the Group is currently classified as a critical information infrastructure operator in PRC under the Cybersecurity Law of the PRC (the “Cybersecurity Law”); (c) none of the Company nor any other members of the Group has received any notice (including, without limitation, any enforcement notice, de-registration notice or transfer prohibition notice), warning or sanctions from the Cyberspace Administration of the PRC (the “CAC”) with respect of the Cybersecurity Law; and (c) none of the Company nor any other members of the Group have been involved in any investigations on cybersecurity review by the CAC or had received any inquiry, notice, warning or sanctions in such respect;

 

(w)            The information technology assets and equipment, computers, systems, networks, hardware, software, websites, applications, and databases of the Company and other members of the Group (collectively, “IT Systems”) are adequate for, and operate and perform in all material respects as required in connection with the operation of the business of the Company and other members of the Group as currently conducted, free and clear of all material bugs, errors, defects, Trojan horses, time bombs, malware and other corruptants. The Company and other members of the Group have implemented and maintained commercially reasonable controls, policies, procedures, and safeguards to maintain and protect their material confidential information and the integrity, continuous operation, redundancy and security of all IT Systems and data in all material respects (including all personal, personally identifiable, sensitive, confidential or regulated data (“Personal Data”)) used in connection with their businesses, and there have been no breaches, violations, outages or unauthorized uses of or accesses to the same, except for those that would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect or that have been remedied without material cost or liability or the duty to notify any other person. The Company and other members of the Group are presently in material compliance with all applicable laws or statutes and all judgments, orders, rules and regulations of any court or arbitrator or governmental or regulatory authority, internal policies and contractual obligations relating to the privacy and security of IT Systems and Personal Data and to the protection of such IT Systems and Personal Data from unauthorized use, access, misappropriation or modification.

 

(x)            (A) (i) No labor dispute with the employees of the Company or any other member of the Group exists or, to the best knowledge of the Company, is imminent that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect on the Company, and (ii) except for matters which would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, to the best of the Company’s knowledge, there is no existing, imminent or threatened labor disturbance by the employees of any of the principal suppliers or contractors of the Company or any other member of the Group; and (B) except for matters which would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, to the best of the Company’s knowledge, there have been and are no violations of any applicable labor and employment law in the relevant jurisdictions by the Company or any other member of the Group or, to the best of the Company’s knowledge, by any of the principal suppliers or contractors of the Company or any other member of the Group;

 

(y)            Except as described in the Hong Kong Prospectus, neither the Company nor any other member of the Group has any obligation to provide retirement, healthcare, death or disability benefits to any of the present or past employees of the Company or any other member of the Group, or to any other person, except for matters which would not, individually or in the aggregate, result in any Material Adverse Effect;

 

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(z)            All returns, reports or filings which ought to have been made by or in respect of the Company and other members of the Group for taxation purposes as required by the law of the jurisdictions in which the Company and other members of the Group are incorporated, managed or engage in business have been made and all such returns are correct and on a proper basis in all respects, except where failure to make such return, report or filing, or correctly and properly file any such return, report or filing would not have a Material Adverse Effect; to the best knowledge of the Company, no such returns, reports or filings are the subject of any dispute with the relevant revenue or other appropriate authorities except as may be being contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings; the provisions included in the audited consolidated financial statements as set out in the Hong Kong Prospectus included appropriate provisions required under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) for all taxation in respect of accounting periods ended on or before the accounting reference date to which such audited accounts relate for which the Company was then or might reasonably be expected thereafter to become or have become liable; and neither the Company nor any other member of the Group has received notice of any material tax deficiency with respect to the Company or any other member of the Group; the Company and each of other members of the Group has paid all taxes (including any assessments, fines or penalties) required to be paid by them and has no knowledge, after due and careful inquiry, of any tax deficiency which might be assessed against them, except as would not have a Material Adverse Effect;

 

(aa)            The Company and other members of the Group, and to the Company’s knowledge after due inquiry, the owners of the properties leased and operated or managed by the Company, are insured by insurers with appropriately rated claims paying abilities against such losses and risks and in such amounts as are prudent and customary for the businesses in which they are engaged; all material policies of insurance insuring the Company or any other member of the Group, and to the Company’s knowledge after due inquiry, the owners of the properties leased and operated or managed by the Company or their respective assets, if applicable, are in full force and effect; the Company and other members of the Group, and to the Company’s knowledge after due inquiry, the owners of the properties leased and operated or managed by the Company, are in compliance with the terms of such policies and instruments in all material respects; and there are no claims by the Company or any other member of the Group, or to the Company’s knowledge after due inquiry, the owners of the properties leased and operated or managed by the Company, under any such policy or instrument as to which any insurance company is denying liability or defending under a reservation of rights clause, except where such denial would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; neither the Company nor any other member of the Group has been refused any material insurance coverage sought or applied for; neither the Company nor any other member of the Group has any reason to believe that it, or to the Company’s knowledge after due inquiry, the owners of the properties leased and operated or managed by the Company, will not be able to renew its existing insurance coverage as and when such coverage expires or to obtain similar coverage from similar insurers as may be necessary to continue its business, if applicable;

 

(bb)            The Company is not and, after giving effect to the offering and sale of the Offer Shares and the application of the proceeds thereof, will not be an “investment company”, as such term is defined in the U.S. Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended;

 

(cc)            Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Certified Public Accountants LLP (the “Reporting Accountant”), who have (i) certified certain financial statements of the Company and other members of the Group, and (ii) audited the Company’s internal control over financial reporting and management’s assessment thereof, are independent public accountants as required by the Securities Act and the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder;

 

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(dd)            The Company maintains a system of internal control over financial reporting (as such term is defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act) that (i) complies with the requirements of the Exchange Act, (ii) has been designed by the Company's principal executive officer and principal financial officer, or under their supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with GAAP and (iii) is sufficient to provide reasonable assurance that (A) transactions are executed in accordance with management’s general or specific authorization, (B) transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP and to maintain accountability for assets, (C) access to assets is permitted only in accordance with management’s general or specific authorization and (D) the recorded accountability for assets is compared with the existing assets at reasonable intervals and appropriate action is taken with respect to any differences; and the Company’s internal control over financial reporting is effective and the Company is not aware of any material weaknesses in its internal control over financial reporting;

 

(ee)            Since the date of the latest audited financial statements, there has been no change in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting;

 

(ff)             The Company is a “foreign private issuer” within the meaning of Rule 405 under the Securities Act;

 

(gg)            The Company maintains disclosure controls and procedures (as such term is defined in Rule 13a-15(e) under the Exchange Act) that comply with the requirements of the Exchange Act; such disclosure controls and procedures have been designed to ensure that material information relating to the Company and other members of the Group is made known to the Company’s principal executive officer and principal financial officer by others within those entities; and such disclosure controls and procedures are effective;

 

(hh)            Solely to the extent that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the rules and regulations promulgated by the Commission and NYSE thereunder have been and are applicable to the Company, there is and has been no failure on the part of the Company to comply in all respects with any provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the rules and regulations promulgated by the Commission and NYSE thereunder;

 

(ii)              The Company has established, maintained and evaluated, or by the Listing Date shall have established, effective disclosure and corporate governance controls and procedures to ensure that the Company and its board of directors comply in a timely manner with the requirements of the Listing Rules, the Hong Kong Codes on Takeovers and Mergers and Share Buy-backs, the Securities and Futures Ordinance, the Companies Ordinance, the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Chapter 32 of the Laws of Hong Kong) and any other applicable law relating to disclosure of information and reporting obligations, other than such requirements with respect to which the Company has obtained waivers;

 

(jj)              Neither the Company nor any other member of the Group nor any director, officer, agent, employee or affiliate of the Company or of any other member of the Group is aware of or has, directly or indirectly, made, offered, promised or authorized (i) any contribution, payment, gift of funds or property, or anything of value to any public official (as defined below), in the United States, the PRC, Hong Kong or any other jurisdiction, where either the payment or the purpose of such contribution, payment, gift or thing of value was, is, or would be prohibited under any applicable law of the United States, the PRC, Hong Kong or any other jurisdiction, or (ii) any bribe, rebate, payoff, influence payment, kickback or other corrupt or unlawful payment in any jurisdiction in connection with the business activities of the Company or any other member of the Group, as applicable; without prejudice to the foregoing, neither the Company nor any other member of the Group nor any director, officer, employee or controlled affiliate of the Company or of any other member of the Group or, to the Company’s best knowledge, agent, is aware of or has taken any action, directly or indirectly, that would result in a violation by such persons of any applicable anti-bribery or anti-corruption laws or the rules or regulations thereunder, including, but not limited to, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 and the United Kingdom Bribery Act 2010, each as may be amended; and the Company and other members of the Group have instituted and maintain policies and procedures designed to ensure continued compliance therewith; and no part of the proceeds of the offering of the Offer Shares will be used, directly or indirectly, in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 or the U.K. Bribery Act 2010, each as may be amended, or similar law of any other relevant jurisdiction, or the rules or regulations thereunder (as used herein, "public official" includes any official, agent, officer, employee or representative of, or any person acting in an official capacity on behalf of, any of the following parties: a national, supranational, regional or local authority, an agency, department or instrumentality of a government, a judicial body, a public international organization, a political party, a body that exercises regulatory authority over any one of the International Underwriters, or an entity or enterprise with any level of government or state ownership or control by any one of the foregoing parties; and also includes any candidate for public office or for any political party position and any member of any royal or ruling family; the definition of "public official" further includes immediate family members and close associates of all parties mentioned above);

 

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(kk)            The operations of the Company and other members of the Group are and have been conducted at all times in compliance with applicable financial recordkeeping and reporting and anti-money laundering laws, including, but not limited to, the Bank Secrecy Act of 1970, as amended by the USA PATRIOT ACT of 2001, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, and the anti-money laundering laws of the various jurisdictions in which the Company and other members of the Group conduct business (collectively, the “Money Laundering Laws”) and no action, suit or proceeding by or before any court or governmental agency, authority or body or any arbitrator involving the Company or any other member of the Group with respect to the Money Laundering Laws is pending or, to the best knowledge of the Company, threatened after due and careful inquiry;

 

(ll)               None of the Company nor any other member of the Group nor any director, officer, agent, employee or affiliate of the Company or any other member of the Group is: (i) currently the subject or the target of any sanctions administered or enforced by the U.S. Government, including, without limitation, the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“OFAC”), or the U.S. Department of State and including, without limitation, the designation as a “specially designated national” or “blocked person,” the European Union, Switzerland, Her Majesty’s Treasury, the United Nations Security Council, or other relevant sanctions authority (collectively, “Sanctions”), (ii) located, organized or resident in a country or territory that is the subject or target of Sanctions, and (iii) will directly or indirectly use the proceeds of the offering of the Offer Shares hereunder, or lend, contribute or otherwise make available such proceeds to any subsidiary, joint venture partner or other person or entity (a) to fund or facilitate any activities of or business with any person, or in any country or territory, that, at the time of such funding, is the subject or the target of Sanctions or (b) in any other manner that will result in a violation by any person (including any person participating in the transaction, whether as underwriter, advisor, investor or otherwise) of Sanctions; neither the Company, nor any other member of the Group, has knowingly engaged in any dealings or transactions with or for the benefit of a person subject to or target of Sanctions, or with or in a country or territory subject to Sanctions, in violations of sanctions, in the preceding three years, nor does the Company, or any other member of the Group, have any plans to engage in dealings or transactions with or for the benefit of such persons, or with or in such country or territory;

 

(mm)          The Company will use the proceeds of the offering of the Offer Shares in the manner as set forth in the Hong Kong Prospectus. The Company maintains and has implemented adequate internal controls and procedures to monitor and audit transactions that are reasonably designed to detect and prevent any use of the proceeds from the offering of the Offer Shares contemplated hereby that is inconsistent with any of the Company’s representations and obligations in this clause (mm) or in the Hong Kong Prospectus;

 

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(nn)            (A) The Company and other members of the Group and their respective assets and operations are in compliance with, and the Company and each of the other members of the Group have obtained or made and hold and are in compliance with all approvals required under, any and all applicable Environmental Laws (as defined below) in all material respects; (B) there are no past, present or reasonably anticipated future events, conditions, circumstances, activities, practices, actions, omissions or plans that could reasonably be expected to give rise to any material costs or liabilities to the Company and other members of the Group, taken as a whole, under, or to interfere with or prevent compliance by each of the Company and other members of the Group with, Environmental Laws; (C) none of the Company or other members of the Group is the subject of any investigation, or has received any notice or claim, or is a party to or affected by any pending or threatened action, suit, proceeding or claim, or is bound by any judgment, decree or order, or has entered into any agreement, in each case relating to any alleged violation of any Environmental Law or any actual or alleged release or threatened release or clean-up at any location of any Hazardous Materials (as defined below), which would, individually or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Change (as used herein, “Environmental Laws” means any statute, rule, regulation, decision or order of any governmental agency or body or any court, domestic or foreign, relating to health, safety, the environment (including, without limitation, the protection, cleanup or restoration thereof), natural resources or Hazardous Materials (including, without limitation, the distribution, processing, generation, treatment, storage, disposal, transportation, other handling or release or threatened release of Hazardous Materials), and “Hazardous Materials” means any material (including, without limitation, pollutants, contaminants, hazardous or toxic substances or wastes) that is regulated by or may give rise to liability under any Environmental Law);

 

(oo)            None of the Company’s subsidiaries is currently prohibited, directly or indirectly, from paying any dividends to the Company or other members of the Group, from making any other distribution on such subsidiary’s share capital, from repaying to the Company or the other members of the Group any loans or advances to such subsidiary from the Company or the other members of the Group or from transferring any of such subsidiary’s property or assets to the Company or any other member of the Group; except as disclosed in the Hong Kong Prospectus, all dividends declared by a subsidiary in the PRC may under the current laws and regulations of the PRC be freely transferred out of the PRC and may be paid in United States dollars, subject to the successful completion of PRC formalities required by applicable PRC laws and regulations for such remittance, and all such dividends and other distributions will not be subject to withholding or other taxes under the laws and regulations of the PRC and are otherwise free and clear of any other tax, withholding or deduction in the PRC, and without the necessity of obtaining any governmental authorization in the PRC;

 

(pp)            Each of the Company and other members of the Group that were incorporated outside of the PRC has taken, or is in the process of taking, all reasonable steps to comply with, and to ensure compliance by each of its shareholders and option holders that is, or is directly or indirectly owned or controlled by, a PRC resident or citizen with any applicable rules and regulations of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (the “SAFE Regulations”), including, without limitation, requesting each shareholder and option holder that is, or is directly or indirectly owned or controlled by, a PRC resident or citizen to complete any registration and other procedures required under applicable SAFE Regulations;

 

(qq)            Each of this Agreement, the International Underwriting Agreement and the Operative Documents has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and, when validly authorized, executed and delivered by the other parties hereto and thereto, constitutes a legal, valid and binding agreement of the Company, enforceable in accordance with its terms;

 

(rr)            The financial statements included in the Hong Kong Prospectus, together with the related schedules and notes, give a fair view of the consolidated financial position of the Company and its subsidiaries at the dates indicated and the statement of operations, stockholders’ equity and cash flows of the Company and its subsidiaries for the periods specified; said financial statements have been prepared in conformity with GAAP applied on a consistent basis throughout the periods involved. The supporting schedules, if any, present fairly in accordance with GAAP the information required to be stated therein. The selected financial data and the summary financial information included in the Hong Kong Prospectus present fairly the information shown therein and have been compiled on a basis consistent with that of the audited financial statements included therein. The statements relating to the Group’s working capital, liquidity and capital resources contained in each of the Disclosure Documents in the section headed “Financial Information” are complete, true and accurate in all material respects and not misleading.

 

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(ss)            The unaudited pro forma condensed financial information and the related notes thereto included in the Hong Kong Prospectus present fairly the information shown therein, have been prepared in accordance with the applicable requirements of the Listing Rules and the assumptions underlying such pro forma condensed financial information are reasonable and are set forth in the Hong Kong Prospectus. The pro forma adjustments used therein are appropriate to give effect to the transactions and circumstances referred to therein, and the pro forma adjustments have been properly applied to the historical amounts in the compilation of those statements and data. Except as included therein, no historical or pro forma financial statements or supporting schedules are required to be included in the Hong Kong Prospectus.

 

(tt)            All information disclosed or made available (or which is required to have been disclosed or made available, including, without limitation, as necessary or relevant to the performance by the Sole Sponsor of their obligations as sponsor under the Listing Rules) in writing or orally from time to time by or on behalf of the Company or any other member of the Group or any director, officer, employee or agent of the Company or any other member of the Group to the SEHK, the SFC, the Commission or the Underwriters for the purposes of the Global Offering and/or the listing of the Offer Shares on the SEHK (including, without limitation, for the purposes of replying to queries raised by the SEHK or the SFC or the Commission) was so disclosed or made available in full and in good faith and was, and remains, complete, true and accurate in all material respects and not misleading in any material respects, and there is no other information which has not been provided the result of which would make the information so received misleading in any material respects;

 

(uu)            All statements or expressions of opinion or intention or forecasts or estimates (including, without limitation, the statements regarding the sufficiency of working capital, future plans, use of proceeds, significant accounting policies, indebtedness, prospects, dividends, material contracts and litigation) disclosed in the section titled “Financial Information” in the Hong Kong Prospectus remain fairly and honestly made after due and proper consideration and on reasonable grounds and, where appropriate, based on reasonable grounds and assumptions, and such grounds or assumptions remain truly and honestly held by the Company and its directors and there are no other facts known or which could, upon due and careful inquiry, have been known to the Company or its directors the omission of which would make any such statement or expression misleading in any respect;

 

(vv)            Any certificate signed by any officer or director of the Company and delivered to the Underwriters, counsel for the Underwriters as required or contemplated by this Agreement or the International Underwriting Agreement, as applicable, shall constitute a representation and warranty hereunder by the Company, as to matters covered thereby, to each Underwriter;

 

(ww)            Except as set forth herein and in documents ancillary hereto or thereto, there are no contracts, agreements or understandings between the Company and any person that would give rise to a valid claim against the Company or any Underwriter for a brokerage commission, finder’s fee or other like payment in connection with the Global Offering;

 

(xx)            Except as described in the Hong Kong Prospectus, and save for any Trading Fee, SFC Transaction Levy, FRC Transaction Levy and stamp duty payable in connection with on-market purchases of Shares conducted by the Stabilization Manager and any subsequent transfer of such shares to the lender thereof, no transaction tax, issue tax, stamp duty or other issuance or transfer tax or duty or any withholding tax is or will be payable by or on behalf of or on payments to the International Underwriters, or otherwise imposed on any payments made to the International Underwriters, acting in their capacity as International Underwriters, in connection with (i) the issuance of the International Offer Shares to the International Underwriters by the Company; (ii) the sale and delivery by the International Underwriters of the International Offer Shares to the initial purchasers thereof; (iii) the execution and delivery of this Agreement, the International Underwriting Agreement, the Stock Borrowing Agreement or the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, the International Underwriting Agreement or the Stock Borrowing Agreement; (iv) any subsequent transfer of, or agreement to transfer, the International Offer Shares through the facilities of the HKSCC (including such transfers to purchasers procured by the International Underwriters); or (v) deposit of the Offer Shares with the HKSCC;

 

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(yy)            (A) Neither the Hong Kong Public Offering Documents, nor any individual Supplemental Offering Material (as defined below) when considered together with the Hong Kong Public Offering Documents, contained or will contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted or will omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, and (B) no individual Supplemental Offering Material conflicted or will conflict with the Hong Kong Public Offering Documents (as used herein, “Supplemental Offering Material” means any Testing-the-Waters Communication (as defined below), any written communication within the meaning of Rule 405 under the Securities Act prepared by or on behalf of the Company, or used or referred to by the Company, that constitutes an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the Offer Shares (other than the Hong Kong Public Offering Documents or amendments or supplements thereto), including, without limitation, any roadshow material relating to the Offer Shares that constitutes such a written communication);

 

(zz)            The Company (including, without limitation, its agents and representatives, other than the Underwriters in their capacity as such) has not, without the prior consent of the Sole Sponsor and the Sole Representative, made, used, prepared, authorized, approved or referred to any Supplemental Offering Material;

 

(aaa)            none of the Directors has revoked or withdrawn the authority and confirmations in the power of attorney issued by him or her to the Company, and such authority and confirmations remain in full force and effect;

 

(bbb)            The Hong Kong Public Offering Documents contain or include (A) all information and particulars required of a prospectus and/or listing document to comply with the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous) Ordinance, the Listing Rules and all other laws so far as applicable to any of the foregoing, the Global Offering and/or the listing of the Offer Shares on the SEHK and (B) all such information as investors and their professional advisers would reasonably require, and reasonably expect to find therein, for the purpose of making an informed assessment of the assets and liabilities, financial position, profits and losses, businesses and prospects of the Company and other members of the Group, taken as a whole, and the rights attaching to the Offer Shares. No circumstances, event or situation exist or have arisen which are likely to materially or adversely affect the condition of the Company or other members of the Group, financial or otherwise, or the earnings, affairs or business or trading prospects of the Company which has not been disclosed in the Hong Kong Public Offering Documents;

 

(ccc)            Approval in principle has been obtained from the Listing Committee for the listing of, and permission to deal in, the Offer Shares on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and there is no reason to believe that such approval may be revoked, suspended or modified; and

 

(ddd)            (A) The Company (i) has not alone engaged in any Testing-the-Waters Communication other than Testing-the-Waters Communications with the consent of the Representatives with entities that the Company reasonably believes are qualified institutional buyers within the meaning of Rule 144A under the Act or institutions that are accredited investors within the meaning of Rule 501 under the Act, and (ii) has not authorized anyone other than the Underwriters and those distributed with the prior consent of the Representatives to engage in Testing-the-Waters Communications. The Company reconfirms that the Underwriters have been authorized to act on its behalf in undertaking Testing-the-Waters Communications as specifically authorized by the Company.

 

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SCHEDULE 3

CONDITIONS PRECEDENT DOCUMENTS

 

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SCHEDULE 4

SET-OFF ARRANGEMENTS

 

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SCHEDULE 5

ADVERTISING ARRANGEMENTS

 

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IN WITNESS whereof this Agreement has been entered into the day and year first before written.

 

SIGNED by Jingbo WANG ) /s/ Jingbo Wang

for and on behalf of )
Noah Holdings Private Wealth and Asset Management Limited )
)

 

 

 

 

SIGNED by Ken Tang ) /s/ Ken Tang
for and on behalf of )
GOLDMAN SACHS (ASIA) L.L.C. )
(Incorporated in Delaware, U.S.A. with limited )
liability) )

 

 

 

 

SIGNED by Ken Tang )

/s/ Ken Tang

GOLDMAN SACHS (ASIA) L.L.C. )
(Incorporated in Delaware, U.S.A. with limited liability) )
as attorney for and on behalf of each of the other )
HONG KONG UNDERWRITERS )
(as defined herein) )

 

 

 

Exhibit 4.1

 

GRAPHIC

SHARE CERTIFICATE HONG KONG SHARE REGISTER DATE OF ISSUE CERTIFICATE NUMBER RUN/TFR. NO. REGISTER NUMBER OF SHARE(S) CODE: NUMBER OF SHARE(S): GIVEN UNDER THE SECURITIES SEAL OF THE COMPANY ON THE DATE OF ISSUE STATED ABOVE. DIRECTOR NO TRANSFER OF THE WHOLE OR ANY PORTION OF THE ABOVE SHARE(S) CAN BE REGISTERED UNLESS ACCOMPANIED BY THIS SHARE CERTIFICATE. HONG KONG SHARE REGISTRAR: COMPUTERSHARE HONG KONG INVESTOR SERVICES LIMITED, SHOPS 1712-1716, 17TH FLOOR, HOPEWELL CENTRE, 183 QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, WANCHAI, HONG KONG. THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT THE UNDERMENTIONED PERSON(S) IS/ARE THE REGISTERED HOLDER(S) OF FULLY PAID ORDINARY SHARE(S) OF NOMINAL VALUE US$0.0005 PER SHARE IN THE SHARE CAPITAL OF NOAH HOLDINGS PRIVATE WEALTH AND ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED (THE “COMPANY”) AS DETAILED BELOW SUBJECT TO THE MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION OF THE COMPANY. Noah Holdings Private Wealth and Asset Management Limited 諾亞控股私人財富資產管理有限公司 (Incorporated in the Cayman Islands with limited liability under the name Noah Holdings Limited and carrying on business in Hong Kong as Noah Holdings Private Wealth and Asset Management Limited) V1.1



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