6-K 1 d919529d6k.htm FORM 6-K Form 6-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

Form 6-K

 

 

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16

UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the month of June 2020

Commission File Number: 000-53445

 

 

KB Financial Group Inc.

(Translation of registrant’s name into English)

 

 

26, Gukjegeumyung-ro 8-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul 07331, Korea

(Address of principal executive office)

 

 

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Resolutions on Issuance of Exchangeable Bonds

and Disposal of Treasury Shares

On June 18, 2020, the board of directors of KB Financial Group Inc. (“KB Financial Group”) resolved to conduct a private issuance of exchangeable bonds (the “Bonds”) with an option to exchange such bonds with a portion of KB Financial Group’s common shares currently held as treasury shares (the “Treasury Shares”). Section A below relates to details of the issuance of the Bonds and Section B below relates to details of the disposal of the Treasury Shares to be conducted in connection with the issuance of the Bonds.

A. Details of the Issuance of the Bonds:

 

1. Type of bonds  

Series

number

  1   Type  

Registered, non-guaranteed and

unsecured exchangeable bonds

2. Aggregate principal amount (KRW)   240,000,000,000
3. Use of proceeds  

Acquisition of The Prudential Life Insurance Company of Korea, Ltd. (KRW)

 

  210,000,000,000
  General operations (KRW)   30,000,000,000
4. Interest rate (%)  
5. Maturity date   June 30, 2025
6. Payment of interest  
7. Redemption   Any remaining principal of the Bonds for which the exchange option has not been exercised will be redeemed in full on the maturity date. Please refer to “9-1. Early redemption rights” for more information on early redemption rights.
8. Method of bond issuance   Private placement
9. Conditions of exchange  

Exchange rate (%)

 

  100
 

Exchange price per share (KRW/Share)

 

  48,000
  Determination of exchange price   The exchange price has been determined by multiplying KRW 35,000, the weighted average of KB Financial Group’s share price over a recent period (daily/weekly/monthly), by 137.1%, based on an external rating agency’s fair value evaluation, share price outlook and exchange premium.
  Class of shares with which bonds may be exchanged   5,000,000 shares (1.2% of total shares issued) of KB Financial Group’s Treasury Shares


  Exercise period   From August 29, 2020 to June 16, 2025
  Adjustments to exchange price per share   The exchange price per share is subject to adjustment upon the occurrence of certain events, such as distribution of stock dividends, in accordance with the terms of the Bonds. For more information, please refer to “19. Other information to consider in making an investment decision.”
9-1. Early redemption rights  

<Bondholders’ right to early redemption>

 

If, among others, KB Financial Group’s shares are delisted or suspended from trading for more than 30 consecutive business days, or a change of control event occurs, then the bondholders may request that the Bonds be redeemed prior to the maturity date.

 

<Issuer’s rights to early redemption>

 

Under certain circumstances as set forth in the terms of the Bonds, KB Financial Group reserves the right to redeem the Bonds prior to the maturity date.

10. Subscription application date   June 30, 2020
11. Issue date   June 30, 2020
12. Lead underwriter  
13. Guarantor  
14. Resolution date of board of directors   June 18, 2020
- Attendance of non-executive directors  

Present: 7

Absent: 0

- Attendance of standing auditor  
15. Filing of a registration statement   Exempt
16. Reasons for exemption for filing of a registration statement, if applicable   Private placement
17. Stock lending transactions in relation to issuance of bonds overseas   None
18. Approval from the Korea Fair Trade Commission   Exempt

19. Other information to consider in making an investment decision

 

  a.

The aggregate principal amount of the Bonds registered electronically is KRW 240,000,000,000.

 

  b.

The Bonds are issued to Kingsman Investments Limited, an indirect subsidiary of several investment funds, including Carlyle Asia Partners V, L.P., operated by an affiliate of The Carlyle Group Inc.


  c.

The exchange period will commence on the 60th day following the issue date (June 30, 2020) and end 10 business days prior to the maturity date.

 

  d.

The exchange price per share may be adjusted in case of events that, among others, dilute the value of KB Financial Group’s common shares, in order to guarantee the full value of the Bonds the bondholders would have been entitled to had such events not occurred. Such events include:

 

  1.

Issuances of bonus shares, stock splits, stock consolidations and stock re-classifications

 

  2.

Distributions of stock dividends

 

  3.

Extraordinary distributions of dividends

 

  4.

Issuances of new shares or options, rights or warrants, among others, to shareholders at a price lower than the market price

 

  5.

Distributions of cash or assets other than common shares to shareholders at a price lower than the market price (exceptions: (i) in case of adjustments to exchange price per share arising from “4.” above; (ii) in case of distributions to employees pursuant to relevant Korean law, provided that such value does not exceed 5% of KB Financial Group’s total shares issued)

 

  6.

Issuances of new shares, convertible bonds, exchangeable bonds, options, rights or warrants to non-shareholders at a price lower than the market price (exception: in case stock options granted to officers and employees as a form of compensation, provided that the total value of common shares to be issued for such purposes does not exceed 5% of KB Financial Group’s total shares issued)

 

  e.

Pursuant to the terms of the Bonds, splits or consolidations of the trading units of the Bonds are prohibited for one year following the issue date.

 

  f.

Pursuant to the terms of the subscription agreement in connection with the placement of the Bonds, the counter-party of this issuance may not (i) transfer the Bonds to another entity until the maturity of the Bonds or (ii) if the Bonds have been exchanged with KB Financial Group’s shares, transfer such shares to another entity for 42 months following the issue date.


B. Details of the Disposal of the Treasury Shares:

 

1. Number of treasury shares expected to be disposed   Common shares   5,000,000
  Other shares  
2. Reference price of the treasury shares to be disposed (KRW)   Common shares   48,000
  Other shares  
3. Expected disposal amount (KRW)   Common shares   240,000,000,000
  Other shares  
4. Disposal period   From   June 30, 2020
  To   June 30, 2020
5. Purpose of disposal   Private issuance of exchangeable bonds with an option to exchange such bonds with a portion of KB Financial Group’s common stock currently held as treasury shares
6. Disposal counter-party   Counter-party   Kingsman Investments Limited
  Number of shares   5,000,000
7. Number of treasury shares held before disposal   Acquisitions from profits available for dividend  

Common shares (percentage)

 

  26,173,585 shares (6.29%)
 

Other shares (percentage)

 

 
  Other acquisitions  

Common Shares (percentage)

 

 
  Other Shares (percentage)  
8. Date of resolution by the board of directors   June 18, 2020
  Attendance of non-executive directors     Present: 7
    Absent: 0
  Attendance of standing auditor who is not a non-executive director    

9. Other information to consider in making an investment decision

 

  a.

For more information on the counter-party of the disposal of the Treasury Shares (“6. Disposal counter-party”), please refer to 19(b) in Section A above.

 

  b.

The disposal of the Treasury Shares is in connection with KB Financial Group’s private placement of the Bonds (as described in more detail in Section A above), and as such, the details of the disposal of Treasury Shares may change depending on whether the exchange option is exercised with regard to the Bonds.

 

  c.

The disposal period indicated above (“4. Disposal period”) is the issue date of the Bonds. The actual disposal period will be determined once the exchange rights have been exercised.


SIGNATURES

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.

 

     

KB Financial Group Inc.

      (Registrant)
Date: June 18, 2020      

By: /s/ Ki-Hwan Kim

      (Signature)
      Name: Ki-Hwan Kim
      Title: Deputy President and Chief Finance Officer