SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 18, 2019 (July 16, 2019)
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ITEM 8.01 OTHER EVENTS
Completion of Payments for the Purchase of Taishui Grottos Land Parcel and Related Seller Undertaking
As previously reported, Aerkomm Inc., a Nevada corporation (“Aerkomm”), and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Aerkomm Taiwan Inc. (the “Aerkomm Taiwan”), entered into a certain Real Estate Sales Contract on July 10, 2018 (the “Definitive Agreement”) with Tsai Ming-Yin (the “Seller”) and Sunty Development Co., Ltd., as trustee, pursuant to which Aerkomm, Aerkomm Taiwan and the Seller agreed to definitive terms and conditions relating to the acquisition by Aerkomm Taiwan of a parcel of land (the “Parcel”) located at the Taishui Grottoes in the Xinyi District of Keelung City, Taiwan. The Parcel consists of approximately 6.36 acres of undeveloped land and is expected to be used by Aerkomm and Aerkomm Taiwan to build Aerkomm’s first satellite ground station and data center. The purchase price for the Parcel (the “Purchase Price”), which is expressed in New Taiwan Dollars in the Definitive Agreement, is NT$1,056,297,507.
As previously reported, on July 30, 2018, on September 4, 2018, and on November 2, 2018, the parties entered into amendments to the Definitive Agreement primarily to extend the deadline for the payment in full of the Purchase Price for the Parcel. On January 3, 2019, the parties entered into a fourth amendment to the Definitive Agreement which included, among other things, (i) an extension of the Purchase Price payment deadline from January 4, 2019 to July 4, 2019, and (ii) an extension of the Seller’s right to cancel and terminate the Definitive Agreement from February 4, 2019 to August 4, 2019.
On July 3, 2019, the Company paid the Seller a final installment on the Purchase Price in the amount of US$624,462 and, as a result of that payment, the Purchase Price for the Parcel was paid in full. On July 16, 2019, the Seller provided Aerkomm with a letter of undertaking not to exercise his right to cancel and terminate the Definitive Agreement and to proceed with the transfer of ownership of the Parcel to Aerkomm Taiwan. A copy if this letter of undertaking is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1
Issuance of AMF Visa and Approval of Euronext Paris Listing
On July 18, 2019, Aerkomm announced that the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (the “AMF”) granted on July 17, 2019 visa number 19-372 on the prospectus relating to the admission of Aerkomm’s common stock to listing and trading on the Professional Segment of the regulated market of Euronext Paris (“Euronext Paris”).
Aerkomm’s common stock is scheduled to begin trading on Euronext Paris on July 23, 2019 under the symbol “AKOM” and will be denominated in Euros on Euronext Paris. This listing will not alter Aerkomm’s share count, capital structure, or current common stock listing on the OTCQX, where it also trades (in US dollars) under the symbol “AKOM.”
On July 18, 2019, the Company issued a press release (the “Press Release”) announcing the granting of the AMF visa and the Euronext Paris listing. A copy of the Press Release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2. A copy of the Aerkomm prospectus dated July 17, 2019, published by the AMF in connection with the Euronext Paris listing (the “Euronext Paris Prospectus”) is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.3.
Related Party Transactions
As reported in Aerkomm’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2019, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 14, 2019, on May 9, 2019, two of Aerkomm’s current shareholders (the “Lenders”) each committed to provide to Aerkomm a $10 million bridge loan for an aggregate principal amount of $20 million, to bridge Aerkomm’s cash flow needs prior to its obtaining a mortgage loan to be secured by the Parcel Aerkomm and Aerkomm Taiwan are in the process of purchasing in Taiwan (discussed above). One of the Lenders is a beneficial owner of more than ten percent (10%) of Aerkomm’s outstanding common stock and, thus, is a related party to Aerkomm.
ITEM 9.01. FINANCIAL STATEMENT AND EXHIBITS
The following exhibits are filed herewith:
|99.1||Letter of Undertaking dated July 16, 2019|
|99.2||Press Release dated and issued July 18, 2019|
|99.3||Euronext Paris Prospectus dated July 17, 2019|
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 hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: July 18, 2019||AERKOMM INC.|
|/s/ Jeffrey Wun|
|Name: Jeffrey Wun|
|Title: Chief Executive Officer|