XI'AN, China, Oct. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Future FinTech Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FTFT) ("Future FinTech" or "the Company"), a financial technology company and integrated producer of fruit-related products, today announced that it plans to amend its preliminary proxy statement as regards its 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and change it to a special meeting of the Company's shareholders for the consideration of the corporate restructuring as disclosed in the preliminary proxy statement and other items associated with the restructuring.
The Company will file a separate and new definitive proxy statement for its 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the "Annual Meeting") to include only the following two items:
1) To elect five directors to hold office until the next Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until their successors are elected and qualified; and
2) To ratify the Audit Committee's selection of the independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017.
The changes are being made to ensure that the Annual Meeting will be held by the end of this year in compliance with one of Nasdaq's continued listing requirements. The Company plans to have its Annual Meeting on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 10:00 A.M., local time at 16F, China Development Bank Tower, No.2, Gaoxin 1st Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. The close of business on October 31, 2017 will remain the record date for determining the shareholders entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting.
A special shareholders meeting will be planned to be held in early 2018 to vote on the corporate restructuring previously disclosed in the preliminary proxy, which would entail the spin-off of the Company's wholly owned subsidiaries, SkyPeople Foods Holdings Limited (BVI) and FullMart Holdings Limited (BVI), and other items that the Company is considering to be submitted for approval to the shareholders of the Company.
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About Future FinTech Group Inc.
Future FinTech Group Inc. ("Future FinTech" or the "Company"), is an agricultural products company that utilizes financial technology solutions to operate and grow its businesses. The Company is engaged in the production and sales of fruit juice concentrates, fruit beverages, and other fruit related products in China and certain overseas markets. The Company's fruit juice concentrates are sold to domestic customers and exported directly or via distributors. Its fruit juice products, "Hedetang" and "SkyPeople," are healthy and nutritious beverages and sold primarily in China. The Company leverages e-commerce and new technology platforms and is building a regional agricultural products commodities market with the goal to become a leader in agricultural finance technology. For more information, please visit http://www.ftft.top/.
SOURCE Future FinTech Group Inc.