EAST STONE ACQUISITION CORP : Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K)

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Item 1.01 Entry Into A Material Definitive Agreement.

As previously disclosed in the Current Report on Form 8-K of East Stone Acquisition Corporation, a British Virgin Islands business company ("East Stone"), filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on February 18, 2021, on February 16, 2021, East Stone entered into a Business Combination Agreement (the "Original Agreement"), with Navy Sail International Limited, a British Virgin Islands company, JHD Technologies Limited, a Cayman Islands company ("Pubco"), Yellow River MergerCo Limited, a British Virgin Islands company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pubco, JHD Holdings (Cayman) Limited, a Cayman Islands company ("JHD"), Yellow River (Cayman) Limited, a Cayman Islands company ("Primary Seller"), and each of the holders of JHD's capital shares that become parties to the Business Combination Agreement after the date thereof (collectively with Primary Seller, the "Sellers"), and Double Ventures Holdings Limited, a British Virgin Islands business company, for limited purposes thereof, and as previously disclosed in the Current Report on Form 8-K of East Stone filed with the SEC on September 17, 2021, on September 13, 2021, the parties thereto entered into that certain Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement (the "Amended Agreement"). Unless otherwise defined herein, capitalized terms used below are defined in the Business Combination Agreement (as defined below).

On October 7, 2021, the parties to the Amended Agreement entered into that certain Second Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement (the "Business Combination Agreement"), pursuant to which the Amended Agreement was further amended and restated in its entirety to, among other things, (i) memorialize an agreement among the parties that the vested options in the Primary Seller previously issued to senior executives and directors of the Primary Seller would be exchanged for substitute options in Pubco exercisable into a pool of the ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value per share, of Pubco, thereby reducing the Exchange Consideration that would otherwise have been issued to the Sellers and (ii) delete the text noting that the 2021 Convertible Notes and any Equity Investment would be treated as PIPE Investments.

The foregoing description of the Business Combination Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text of the Business Combination Agreement, a copy of which was attached as Annex A to East Stone's Amendment No. 3 to the Preliminary Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the SEC on October 8, 2021 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

* Previously filed as Annex A to East Stone's Amendment No. 3 to the Preliminary Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed on October 8, 2021 and incorporated by reference herein.

Pubco has filed with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4 on June 28, 2021 (as amended, the "Registration Statement") which includes a preliminary proxy statement of East Stone, and a prospectus in connection with the proposed business combination (the "Business Combination") involving East Stone, JHD, Pubco, Yellow River MergerCo Limited, a British Virgin Islands company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pubco, Navy Sail International Limited, a British Virgin Islands company, in the capacity as the Purchaser Representative, Yellow River (Cayman) Limited, a Cayman Islands company, in the capacity as Primary Seller and Seller Representative, and the Sellers and Double Ventures Holdings Limited, a British Virgin Islands business company, for limited purposes thereof pursuant to the Business Combination Agreement. The definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents will be mailed to shareholders of East Stone as of a record date to be established for voting on East Stone's initial business combination with JHD. Shareholders of East Stone and other interested persons are advised to read the preliminary proxy statement, and amendments thereto, and the definitive proxy statement in connection with East Stone's solicitation of proxies for the special meeting of its shareholders to be held to approve the Business Combination because these documents will contain important information about East Stone, JHD, Pubco and the Business Combination. Shareholders will also be able to obtain copies of the Registration Statement and the proxy statement/prospectus, without charge, once available, on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to East Stone by contacting its Chief Financial Officer, Chunyi (Charlie) Hao, c/o East Stone Acquisition Corporation, 25 Mall Road, Suite 330, Burlington, MA 01803, at (781) 202-9128 or at [email protected]

This report and the exhibits hereto do not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

There can be no assurance that the proposed Business Combination will be completed, nor can there be any assurance, if the Business Combination is completed, that the potential benefits of combining the companies will be realized.

PARTICIPANTS IN THE SOLICITATION

East Stone, Pubco, and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of East Stone in connection with the Business Combination. Information regarding the officers and directors of East Stone is set forth in East Stone's annual report on Form 10-KT, which was filed with the SEC on June 9, 2021. Additional information regarding the interests of such potential participants is also included in the Registration Statement (and will be included in the definitive proxy statement/prospectus for the Business Combination) and other relevant documents to be filed with the SEC.

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This report contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning the Business Combination, JHD's expected financial performance, as well as its strategic and operational plans. Actual events or results may differ materially from those described in this report due to a number of risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those indicated by such forward looking-statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: (1) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the Business Combination Agreement; (2) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against East Stone, JHD or others following announcement of the Business Combination Agreement and the transactions contemplated therein; (3) the inability to complete the transactions contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement or any related private financing(s) due to the failure to obtain approval of the shareholders of East Stone; (4) delays in obtaining, adverse conditions contained in, or the inability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals required to complete the transactions contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement; (5) the risk that the Business Combination disrupts current plans and operations as a result of the announcement and consummation of the transactions described herein; (6) the inability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the Business Combination; (7) the ability to obtain or maintain the listing of Pubco's securities on The Nasdaq Stock Market, following the Business Combination, including having the requisite number of shareholders; (8) costs related to the Business Combination; (9) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (10) the possibility that JHD may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; and (11) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in filings with the SEC by East Stone or Pubco.

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