SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 UNDER
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of November 2020
Commission File Number: 001-32993
NEW ORIENTAL EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC.
No. 6 Hai Dian Zhong Street
Beijing 100080, Peoples Republic of China
(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.
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We made an announcement dated November 16, 2020 with The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) in relation to the exercise in full by the Joint Representatives, for themselves and on behalf of the International Underwriters, of their option to purchase additional common shares from us in connection with our global offering and listing of common shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. For details, please refer to exhibit 99.1 to this current report on Form 6-K.
Safe Harbor Statements
This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as will, expects, anticipates, future, intends, plans, believes, estimates, potential, continue, ongoing, targets, and similar statements. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the allotment and issuance of common shares and additional net proceeds, are or contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. There can be no guarantee that the allotment and issuance of common shares will be completed as planned, or that the expected benefits from the additional net proceeds will be achieved. You should consider the risk factors included in the registration statement (including any documents incorporated by reference), prospectus and prospectus supplements that have been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this announcement is as of the date of this announcement and are based on assumptions that we believe to be reasonable as of this date, and we do not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.
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.
|New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc.|
|Name: Stephen Zhihui Yang|
|Title: Chief Financial Officer|
Date: November 16, 2020
[Signature Page to Form 6-K]
Exhibit 99.1 Full Exercise of the Over-Allotment Option
NEW ORIENTAL EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC.
(continued in the Cayman Islands with limited liability)
(Stock Code: 9901)
FULL EXERCISE OF THE OVER-ALLOTMENT OPTION
We refer to the Prospectus and the allotment results announcement dated November 6, 2020. The Joint Representatives, for themselves and on behalf of the International Underwriters, on November 16, 2020, have fully exercised the Over-allotment Option, in respect of an aggregate of 1,276,500 Shares (the Over-allotment Shares), representing not more than 15% of the total number of Offer Shares initially available under the Global Offering before any exercise of the Over-allotment Option.
Pursuant to the Stock Borrowing Agreement entered into between Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limited and Tigerstep Developments Limited, Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limited has borrowed 1,276,500 Shares from Tigerstep Developments Limited to cover over-allocations in the International Offering. The Over-allotment Shares will be used to facilitate the return in full to Tigerstep Developments Limited of the 1,276,500 borrowed Shares.
We will allot and issue the Over-allotment Shares at HK$1,190.00 per Share (exclusive of brokerage of 1.0%, SFC transaction levy of 0.0027% and Hong Kong Stock Exchange trading fee of 0.005%), being the International Offer Price.
Approval of Listing
The Listing Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange has granted the approval for the listing of and permission to deal in the Over-allotment Shares. Listing of and permission to deal in the Over-allotment Shares on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange will commence at 9:00 a.m. on November 19, 2020.
Our Total Number of Issued Shares upon the Full Exercise of the Over-Allotment Option
Our total number of issued Shares immediately before and immediately after the completion of the full exercise of the Over-allotment Option (assuming the total number of issued Shares remains unchanged since the Latest Practicable Date, except for the Shares issued following the completion of the Global Offering) is 168,889,387 Shares and 170,165,887 Shares, respectively.
Use of Proceeds
We will receive additional net proceeds of approximately HK$1,506.5 million for the issue of the Over-allotment Shares, after deducting commissions and other offering expenses payable by us in relation to the exercise of the Over-allotment Option. We intend to apply the additional net proceeds towards the same purposes as set out in the section headed Use of Proceeds in the Prospectus.
We will make a further announcement after the end of the stabilization period in connection with the Global Offering pursuant to Section 9(2) of the Securities and Futures (Price Stabilizing) Rules (Chapter 571W of the Laws of Hong Kong).
|By order of the Board|
|New Oriental Education &|
|Technology Group Inc.|
|Michael Minhong Yu|
Hong Kong, November 16, 2020
As at the date of this announcement, the board of directors of the Company comprises Mr. Michael Minhong Yu, Mr. Chenggang Zhou and Mr. Louis T. Hsieh as directors and Mr. Robin Yanhong Li, Mr. Denny Lee and Mr. John Zhuang Yang as independent directors.
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