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): June 2, 2018




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Delaware 001-34098 20-4062622
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)



Building A1, Luoshan Industrial Zone, Shanxia, Pinghu, Longgang, Shenzhen, Guangdong, 518111, China

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Item 8.01Other Events.


On June 2, 2018, Highpower International, Inc. (the “Company”) announced the receipt of a non-binding proposal from Mr. Dang Yu (George) Pan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company to acquire certain outstanding shares of the common stock of the Company, at a cash purchase price of $4.80 per share. In the proposed potential transaction, Mr. Pan would acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of the Company not currently owned, directly or indirectly, by him through a merger of the Company with a newly formed acquisition vehicle that Mr. Pan would control. The Board intends to form a special committee consisting of independent directors to consider this proposal.


Mr. Pan’s proposal letter states that he intends to finance the proposed transaction with debt or equity capital. Furthermore, the proposal letter specifies that Mr. Pan’s proposal constitutes only a preliminary indication of their interest, and is subject to negotiation and execution of definitive agreements relating to the proposed transaction.


The Board cautions the Company’s stockholders and others considering trading in its securities that the Board just received the non-binding proposal letter from Mr. Pan and no decisions have been made with respect to the Company’s response to the proposal. There can be no assurance that any definitive offer will be made by Mr. Pan or any other person, that any definitive agreement will be executed relating to the proposed transaction, or that the proposed transaction or any other transaction will be approved or consummated.


The letter containing the proposal that was received from Mr. Pan and the Company’s press release are attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1 and 99.2, respectively.


Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d) Exhibits


Exhibit No. Description
99.1 Proposal Letter, dated June 2, 2018, to the Board of Directors of the Company
99.2 Press Release dated June 4, 2018







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: June 4, 2018 Highpower International, Inc.
  /s/ Shengbin  (Sunny) Pan
  By: Shengbin (Sunny) Pan
  Its: Chief Financial Officer







99.1   Proposal Letter, dated June 2, 2018, to the Board of Directors of the Company
99.2   Press Release dated June 4, 2018