SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of November 2019
Commission File Number 333-168496
OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD.
(Translation of registrant’s name into English)
518 SHANGCHENG ROAD, FLOOR 17, SHANGHAI, 200120,
PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
(Address of principal executive offices)
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OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD.
Date: November 8, 2019
|By:||/s/ Wei Hua|
|Name: Wei Hua|
|Title: Chief Executive Officer|
|99.1||Notice of Annual Shareholders' Meeting|
OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD.
518 Shangcheng Road, Floor 17
People’s Republic of China
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
To be held November 25, 2019
To the Shareholders of Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd.
Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of the Shareholders of Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd. (the “Company”) will be held on November 25, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. Beijing Time at the Company’s headquarters, located at 518 Shangcheng Road, Floor 17, Shanghai, 200120, People’s Republic of China. The meeting is called for the following purposes:
|1.||To elect a board of five directors;|
|2.||To ratify the appointment of BDO China Shu Lun Pan Certified Public Accountants LLP as the Company’s independent registered accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019; and|
|3.||To consider and take action upon such other matters as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment or adjournments thereof.|
The close of business on October 25, 2019 (the “Record Date”) has been fixed as the record date for the purpose of determining the shareholders entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the meeting. The date on which this Proxy Statement and the accompanying form of proxy card will first be mailed or given to the Company’s shareholders is on or about November 4, 2019.
Holders of the Company’s ordinary shares, par value $0.01 per share (the “Shares”), whose names are on the register of members of the Company at the close of business on the Record Date are cordially invited to attend the meeting in person as well as any adjourned or postponed meeting thereof. Holders of the Company’s American Depositary Shares (“ADS’s”) who wish to exercise their voting rights for the underlying Shares must act through JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., the depositary of the Company’s ADS program. Whether or not you expect to attend, you are respectfully requested by the Board of Directors to sign, date and return the enclosed proxy card promptly. Shareholders who appoint proxies retain the right to revoke them at any time prior to the voting thereof. You may obtain directions to the meeting by calling +86 (21) 6888-8886.
The Proxy Statement, a form of proxy card and our most recent Annual Report are available online at the following internet address: http://ir.osseninnovation.com.
|By Order of the Board of Directors,|
|/s/ Wei Hua|
|Chief Executive Officer|
Dated: October 31, 2019
OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD.
518 Shangcheng Road, Floor 17
People’s Republic of China.
ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
This Proxy Statement is furnished in connection with the solicitation of proxies by the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd. (the “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) for the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held at the Company’s headquarters, located at the 518 Shangcheng Road, Floor 17, Shanghai, 200120, People’s Republic of China on November 25, 2019, at 10:00 A.M. Beijing Time and for any adjournment or postponement thereof, for the purposes set forth in the accompanying Notice of Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Any shareholder appointing such a proxy has the power to revoke it at any time before it is voted. Written notice of such revocation should be forwarded directly to the secretary of the Company at the above stated address.
Your vote is important. Accordingly, you are urged to sign and return the accompanying proxy card whether or not you plan to attend the meeting. If you do attend the meeting, you may vote by ballot at the meeting and your proxy will be deemed to be revoked.
Holders of the Company’s ordinary shares, par value $0.01 per share (the “Shares”), whose names are on the register of members of the Company at the close of business on October 25, 2019 (the “Record Date”) are cordially invited to attend the meeting in person as well as any adjourned or postponed meeting thereof. Holders of the Company’s American Depositary Shares (“ADS’s”) who wish to exercise their voting rights for the underlying Shares must act through JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., the depositary of the Company’s ADS program. Whether or not you expect to attend, you are respectfully requested by the Board of Directors to sign, date and return the enclosed proxy card promptly. Shareholders who appoint proxies retain the right to revoke them at any time prior to the voting thereof. You may obtain directions to the meeting by calling +86 (21) 6888-8886.
As of the Record Date, the Company had issued and outstanding 19,791,110 Shares entitled to vote. For purposes of voting at the meeting, each Share is entitled to one vote upon all matters to be acted upon at the meeting. Each ADS represents three Shares. A quorum consists of the presence in person or by proxy of holders entitled to exercise at least 50% of the voting rights of the Shares. The affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast in person or by proxy at the Annual Meeting and entitled to vote on the election of directors is required for the election of our directors. Likewise, the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast in person or by Proxy at the Annual Meeting and entitled to vote on the ratification of the Company’s independent registered accounting firm is required for such ratification.
If the enclosed proxy is properly executed and returned, the Shares represented thereby will be voted in accordance with the directions therein and otherwise in accordance with the judgment of the persons designated as proxies (unless a reference to the holder of the proxy having such discretion has been deleted and initialed on the Proxy Card). Any proxy card on which no instruction is specified will be voted for the election of the nominees set forth under the caption “Election of Directors” and for the ratification of the Company’s independent registered accounting firm.
If you are a shareholder of record, you may vote in person at the annual meeting. We will give you a ballot sheet when you arrive. If you do not wish to vote in person or you will not be attending the annual meeting, you may vote by proxy. If you have received a printed copy of these proxy materials by mail, you may vote by proxy using the enclosed proxy card. To vote by proxy using the enclosed proxy card (only if you have received a printed copy of these proxy materials by mail), complete, sign and date your proxy card and return it promptly in the envelope provided.
If you intend to vote by proxy, your vote must be received by 12:00 p.m. US Eastern Time on November 20, 2019 to ensure that it is counted.
Election of Directors
The Board has nominated five of the current directors for re-election as directors to serve until the next Annual Meeting of Shareholders or until their successors are elected and become qualified. Xiaobing Liu has determined not to stand for re-election, in order to focus on other business and personal matters and not due to any disagreement with the Company. It is intended that the proxy appointed by the accompanying proxy card will vote for the election, as directors, of the five persons named below, unless the proxy card contains contrary instructions.
The Company has no reason to believe that any of the nominees will not be a candidate or will be unable to serve as director. However, in the event that any of the nominees should become unable or unwilling to serve as a director, the persons named in the proxy have advised that they will vote for the election of such person or persons as shall be designated by the directors, unless the proxy card contains contrary instructions.
The following table and subsequent narrative set forth the names, ages and director start dates of the five nominees for re-election as directors, their respective principal occupations and brief employment history of the past five years, including the names of other publicly-held companies of which each serves or has served as a director during the past five years.
Dr. Liang Tang was appointed as our Chairman following our business combination. Dr. Tang has been the Chairman and President of Ossen Materials, our subsidiary, since 2008. Dr. Tang has also been President of Shanghai Ossen Investment Holding (Group) Co., Ltd. since 2001. He has more than 20 years of experience in the steel industry. Prior to joining our Company in 2004, Dr. Tang first worked as an officer of the enterprise management office at Baosteel Group Shanghai Ergang Co., Ltd. from July 1988 to March 1993 and then promoted and worked as the deputy director of the enterprise management office from March 1993 to November 1994. He then served as the deputy head of the enterprise administrative division of the Shanghai Municipal Metallurgical Industry Bureau from November 1994 to May 1998. From May 1998 to May 2001, Dr. Tang served as an officer of the China Association of Social Workers, previously known as China Union of Social Workers. Thereafter, Dr. Tang served as the general manager of Innovation Material Research Institute from May 2001 to April 2004. Dr. Tang graduated from Shanghai University in the PRC, previously Shanghai University of Technology, with a bachelor’s degree in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering (Metal Pressure Processing Discipline) in July 1988. He then obtained a Master of Business Administration degree jointly organized by Peking University in the PRC and Fordham University in the USA in May 2002 and obtained a Doctoral degree in World Economics from East China Normal University in the PRC in July 2007.
Mr. Wei Hua was appointed as our Chief Executive Officer and a director of ours in 2010. In January 1, 2017, Mr. Hua was appointed as our Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hua has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ossen Jiujiang since 2007. Since 2000, he has been the Assistant Chief Executive Officer for the Steel Department of Ossen Group. Before joining Ossen Group in 2000, from 1988 until 2000, Mr. Hua was a vice supervisor of the department of technology and quality supervision at Baosteel Group Shanghai Ergang Co., Ltd. From 1985 until 1988, Mr. Hua worked at Shanghai No. 5 steel factory. He graduated from Shanghai University with a degree in Business Management.
Mr. Junhong Li has been one of our directors since July 2010. Mr. Li has been the Senior Partner and Deputy Chief Accountant at Continental Certified Public Accountants since 2008. Prior to joining Continental Certified Public Accountants in 2008, from 2007 until 2008, Mr. Li was the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of ZMAY Holdings Limited. From 2004 until 2007, Mr. Li was Chief Financial Officer of Zhongmin On Line Technology Co. Ltd. Mr. Li has more than 20 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and management consulting. Mr. Li received a bachelor’s degree from Central University of Finance and Economics, and he is qualified as a certified public accountant.
Ms. Yingli Pan has been one of our directors since July 2010. Professor Pan has been a professor in the Department of Finance at Antai College of Economics & Management of Shanghai since 2005. Prior to being appointed professor at Antai College of Economics & Management of Shanghai in 2005, from 1994 until 2005, Professor Pan was a professor in the Finance Department at East China Normal University. Professor Pan received a bachelor’s degree in economics from East China Normal University, a master’s degree in economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and a doctoral degree in economics from East China Normal University.
Mr. Zhongcai Wu has been one of our directors since July 2010. Mr. Wu has been Chief Engineer in the Communications Department of Yunnan Province since 2002. Mr. Wu received a bachelor’s degree in road and bridge engineering from Hunan University.
Each of our directors will serve as a director until our next annual general meeting, subject to resignation or removal prior to such date, and until their successors are duly elected and qualified.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS VOTING “FOR” THE ELECTION OF EACH OF THE ABOVE NOMINEES.
Our board of directors and our audit committee recommend that shareholders ratify the appointment of BDO China Shu Lun Pan Certified Public Accountants LLP as our company’s independent registered accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2019. The affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the shares present and entitled to vote at the meeting will be required to approve this proposal.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS VOTING “FOR” THE RATIFICATION OF THE APPOINTMENT OF BDO CHINA SHU LUN PAN CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS LLP AS OUR INDEPENDENT REGISTERED ACCOUNTING FIRM.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND BOARD COMMITTEES
Each director is expected to participate, either in person or via teleconference, in meetings of our Board and meetings of committees of our Board in which each director is a member, and to spend the time necessary to properly discharge such director’s respective duties and responsibilities. We do not have a written policy with regard to directors’ attendance at annual meetings of shareholders; however, all directors are encouraged to attend the annual meeting.
Expiration of Term of Directors
Pursuant to our memorandum and articles of association, the business of our company is managed by our board of directors. Directors are elected for a term of office to expire at the next succeeding annual meeting of the shareholders after their election. Each director holds office until the expiration of his or her term of office and until his or her successor has been elected and qualified, or until his or her earlier death, resignation or removal by the shareholders or a resolution passed by the majority of the remaining directors.
In the interim between annual meetings of shareholders, or special meetings of shareholders called for the election of directors, any vacancy on the board of directors may be filled by the vote of a majority of the remaining directors then in office, although less than a quorum, or by the sole remaining director. A director elected to fill a vacancy resulting from death, resignation or removal of a director will serve for the remainder of the full term of the director whose death, resignation or removal will have caused such vacancy and until his successor will have been elected and qualified.
The directors may receive such remuneration as our board of directors may determine from time to time. The compensation committee assists the directors in reviewing and approving the compensation structure for the directors. Currently, our directors are not entitled to receive any remuneration for their service on our board or upon termination of employment.
Our audit committee consists of Junhong Li, Yingli Pan and following the meeting, Zhongcai Wu, each of whom satisfies the independence requirements of Rule 10A-3 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which we refer to as the Exchange Act, and Rule 5605 of the Nasdaq rules. The audit committee oversees our accounting and financial reporting processes and audits of the financial statements of our company. The audit committee is responsible for, among other things:
|·||selecting our independent auditors and pre-approving all audit and non-audit services permitted to be performed by our independent auditors;|
|·||reviewing with our independent auditors any audit problems or difficulties and management’s response;|
|·||reviewing and approving all proposed related party transactions, as defined in Item 404 of Regulation S-K;|
|·||discussing our annual audited financial statements with management and our independent auditors;|
|·||reviewing major issues as to the adequacy of our internal controls and any special audit steps adopted in light of material control deficiencies; and|
|·||meeting separately and periodically with management and our independent auditors.|
Our compensation committee consists of Yingli Pan, Junhong Li and after the meeting, Zhongcai Wu, each of whom satisfies the independence requirements of Rule 5605 of the Nasdaq rules. Mr. Wu will serve as chairman of the compensation committee. The compensation committee assists the Board in reviewing and approving the compensation structure, including all forms of compensation relating to our directors and executive officers. Our Chief Executive Officer may not be present at any committee meeting during which his compensation is deliberated. The compensation committee is responsible for, among other things:
|·||reviewing and approving the total compensation package for our senior executives; and|
|·||reviewing periodically, and approving, any long-term incentive compensation or equity plans, programs or similar arrangements, annual bonuses, employee pension and welfare benefit plans.|
Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee
Our corporate governance and nominating committee consists of Yingli Pan, Zhongcai Wu and after the meeting, Junhong Li, each of whom satisfies the independence requirements of Rule 5605 of the Nasdaq rules. The corporate governance and nominating committee assists the Board in selecting individuals qualified to become members of our Board and in determining the composition of the Board and its committees. The corporate governance and nominating committee is responsible for, among other things:
|·||identifying and recommending to the board qualified candidates to be nominated for the election or re-election to the board of directors and committees of the board of directors, or for appointment to fill any vacancy;|
|·||reviewing annually with the board of directors the current composition of the board of directors with regards to characteristics such as independence, age, skills, experience and availability of service to us; and|
|·||advising the board of directors periodically with regard to significant developments in the law and practice of corporate governance as well as our compliance with these laws and practices, and making recommendations to the board of directors on all matters of corporate governance and on any remedial actions to be taken, if needed.|
Management does not know of any matters other than those stated in this Proxy Statement that are to be presented for action at the meeting. If any other matters should properly come before the meeting, it is intended that proxies in the accompanying form will be voted on any such other matters in accordance with the judgment of the persons voting such proxies (unless a reference to the holder of the proxy having such discretion has been deleted and initialed on the Proxy Card). Discretionary authority to vote on such matters is conferred by such proxies upon the persons voting them.
The Company will bear the cost of preparing, printing, assembling and mailing the proxy card, Proxy Statement and other material which may be sent to shareholders in connection with this solicitation. In addition to the solicitation of proxies by use of the mails, officers and regular employees of the Company may solicit proxies without additional compensation, by telephone or telegraph.
COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Shareholders wishing to communicate with the Board or any individual director may write to the Board or the individual director to the Board; Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd.; 518 Shangcheng Road, Floor 17, Shanghai, 200120, People’s Republic of China. Any such communication must state the number of Shares beneficially owned by the shareholder making the communication. All such communications will be forwarded to the full Board or to any individual director or directors to whom the communication is directed unless the communication is clearly of a marketing nature or is unduly hostile, threatening, illegal, or similarly inappropriate, in which case the Company has the authority to discard the communication or take appropriate legal action regarding the communication.
WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION
The Company files annual and current reports and other documents with the SEC under the Exchange Act. The Company’s SEC filings made electronically through the SEC’s EDGAR system are available to the public at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. You may also read and copy any document we file with the SEC at the SEC’s public reference room located at 100 F Street, NE, Room 1580, Washington, DC 20549. Please call the SEC at (800) SEC-0330 for further information on the operation of the public reference room.
|October 31, 2019||By Order of the Board of Directors.|
|/s/ Wei Hua|
|Chief Executive Officer|
ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS OF
OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD.
November 25, 2019
NOTICE OF INTERNET AVAILABLITY OF PROXY MATERIAL:
The Notice of Meeting, Proxy Statement and Proxy Card are available at:
Please sign, date and mail your proxy card in the envelope provided promptly.
Proposal 1 To elect a board of five directors FOR AGAINST FOR AGAINST 01 Liang Tang Proposal 2 02 Wei Hua Proposal 3 03 Junhong Li 04 Yingli Pan 05 Zhongcai Wu OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD. TO THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF AMERICAN DEPOSITARY RECEIPTS (“ADSs”) REPRESENTING ORDINARY SHARES OF OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD. Sign below Date: Please sign this Voting Instruction Card exactly as your name(s) appear(s) on the face of this card and on the books of the Depositary. Joint owners should each sign personally. Trustees and other fiduciaries should indicate the capacity in which they sign, and where more than one name appears, a majority must sign. If a corporation, this signature should be that of an authorized officer who should state his or her title. FOLD AND DETACH HERE Please refer to the reverse side of this card for the Proposals to be voted at the Meeting. Address change Mark box, sign and indicate changes/comments below: Mark box at right if you wish to give a discretionary proxy to a person designated by the Company. PLEASE NOTE: Marking the box to the right voids any other instructions indicated above.
AGENDA 1. To elect a board of five directors; 01 Liang Tang 02 Wei Hua 03 Junhong Li 04 Yingli Pan 05 Zhongcai Wu 2.To ratify the appointment of BDO China Shu Lun Pan Certified Public Accountants LLP as the Company’sindependent registered accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019; and 3. To consider and take action upon such other matters as may properly come before the meeting or anyadjournment or adjournments thereof. Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Depositary PO Box 64506, Saint Paul MN 55164-0506 Voting Instruction Card PLEASE MARK, DATE AND SIGN ON REVERSE SIDE AND RETURN PROMPTLY IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (the “Depositary”) has received advice that the Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Meeting”) of Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd. (the “Company”) will be held at the Company’s headquarters, located at 518 Shangcheng Road, Floor 17, Shanghai, 200120, People’s Republic of China, on Monday, November 25, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. (Beijing Time). If you are desirous of having the Depositary, through its Nominee or Nominees, vote or execute a proxy to vote the Ordinary Shares represented by your American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) FOR or AGAINST the Proposals to be proposed at the Meeting, kindly execute and forward to the Depositary the attached Voting Instruction Card. The enclosed postage paid envelope is provided for this purpose. The Voting Instruction Card should be executed in such manner as to show clearly whether you desire the Nominee or the Nominees of the Depositary to vote FOR or AGAINST the Proposals as the case may be. You may include instructions to give a discretionary proxy to a person designated by the Company. The Voting Instruction Card MUST be forwarded in sufficient time to reach the Depositary before 12:00 p.m. (ET), November 20, 2019. Only the registered holders of record as of the close of business on October 25, 2019, will be entitled to execute the attached Voting Instruction Card. The signatory, a registered holder of ADSs representing Ordinary Shares of the Company, of record on October 25, 2019, hereby requests and authorizes the Depositary, through its Nominee or Nominees, to vote or execute a proxy to vote the Ordinary Shares of the Company represented by such ADSs registered in the name of the signatory, on the Proposals at the Meeting. These instructions, when properly signed and dated, will be voted in the manner directed herein. If you mark the box to indicate that you wish to give a discretionary proxy to a person designated by the Company, the underlying Ordinary Shares represented by your ADSs will be voted by such person in his or her discretion. NOTE: In order to have the aforesaid shares voted, this Voting Instruction Card MUST be returned before 12:00 p.m. (ET), November 20, 2019. To view the Meeting materials, please visit the Company’s website at: http://ir.osseninnovation.com JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Depositary
Ossen Innovation Announces the Date of Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of 2019
SHANGHAI, October 31, 2019 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd. ("Ossen" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: OSN), a China-based manufacturer of an array of plain surface, rare earth and zinc coated pre-stressed steel materials, today announced that it will hold its 2019 annual general meeting of shareholders at 10:00 a.m. Beijing time on November 25, 2019 at the Company's headquarters located at 518 Shangcheng Road, Floor 17, Shanghai, China.
Details about the meeting, including proposals to be presented, will be included in the notice of the meeting and related proxy materials, which the Company expects to distribute to its shareholders on November 4, 2019. The proxy documents will be posted on the Company's website at http://ir.osseninnovation.com. Please visit http://ir.osseninnovation.com for more details.
About Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd.
Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells a wide variety of plain surface pre-stressed steel materials and rare earth coated and zinc coated pre-stressed steel materials. The Company's products are mainly used in the construction of bridges, as well as in highways and other infrastructure projects. Ossen has two manufacturing facilities located in Maanshan, Anhui Province, and Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province.
Safe Harbor Statements
This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated, including risks outlined in the Company's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's annual report on Form 20-F. All information provided in this press release is as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date on which the statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
|For more information, please contact:|
|Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd.|
|Wei Hua, Chief Executive Officer|