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): January 17, 2018
ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
No. 3 Min Zhuang Road, Building 6,
Yu Quan Hui Gu Tuspark, Haidian District, Beijing, PRC 100195
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices and Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: +86-10-60846616
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On January 18, 2018, ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that it consummated a registered direct offering of 2,150,001 shares of common stock of the Company to three institutional investors at a purchase price of $5.15 per share. As part of the transaction, the Company also issued to the investors warrants for the purchase of up to 645,000 shares of common stock of the Company at an exercise price of $6.60 per share, which warrants have a term of 30 months from the date of issuance. The closing took place on January 17, 2018 and the Company received gross proceeds of approximately $11.1 million.
The Company’s press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report and is incorporated herein by reference. The opinion of Loeb & Loeb LLP, the Company’s counsel, regarding the legality of the shares of common stock and warrants that will be issued in the offering is also filed herewith as Exhibit 5.1.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|5.1||Opinion of Loeb & Loeb LLP|
|99.1||ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc. Press Release, dated January 18, 2018|
|23.1||Consent of Loeb & Loeb LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)|
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.
|Dated: January 18, 2018||ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc.|
|By:||/s/ Handong Cheng|
|Name: Handong Cheng|
|Title: Chief Executive Officer and President|