Schedule 13G

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

SCHEDULE 13G

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No.     )*

 

 

Qutoutiao Inc.

(Name of Issuer)

Class A Ordinary Shares, US$0.0001 par value per share

(Title of Class of Securities)

74915J107**

(CUSIP Number)

December 31, 2018

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)

 

 

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:

☐     Rule 13d-1(b)

☐     Rule 13d-1(c)

☒     Rule 13d-1(d)

 

*

The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

 

**

There is no CUSIP number assigned to the Class A Ordinary Shares, US$0.0001 par value per share (“Class A Ordinary Shares”). CUSIP number 74915J107 has been assigned to the American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) of Qutoutiao Inc. (the “Issuer”), which are quoted on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “QTT.” Every four ADSs represent one Class A Ordinary Share.

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

 

 

 


CUSIP No. 74915J107   SCHEDULE 13G    Page 2 of 6 

 

  1.      

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Tencent Holdings Limited

  2.      

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)  ☐        (b)  ☐

 

  3.      

SEC Use Only

 

  4.      

Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

Cayman Islands

NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY   OWNED BY

EACH REPORTING PERSON

WITH

    5.      

Sole Voting Power

 

5,420,144 Class A Ordinary Shares1

    6.      

Shared Voting Power

 

None

    7.      

Sole Dispositive Power

 

5,420,144 Class A Ordinary Shares1

    8.       

Shared Dispositive Power

 

None

9.        

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

5,420,144 Class A Ordinary Shares1

10.        

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)  ☐

 

11.        

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)

 

14.6%

12.        

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

CO

 

1

Tencent Holdings Limited may be deemed to have beneficial ownership of the 5,420,144 Class A Ordinary Shares directly held by Image Flag Investment (HK) Limited, its wholly-owned subsidiary.


CUSIP No. 74915J107   SCHEDULE 13G    Page 3 of 6 

 

  1.      

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Image Flag Investment (HK) Limited

  2.      

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)  ☐        (b)  ☐

 

  3.      

SEC Use Only

 

  4.      

Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

Hong Kong

NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY   OWNED BY

EACH REPORTING PERSON

WITH

    5.      

Sole Voting Power

 

5,420,144 Class A Ordinary Shares

    6.      

Shared Voting Power

 

None

    7.      

Sole Dispositive Power

 

5,420,144 Class A Ordinary Shares

    8.      

Shared Dispositive Power

 

None

9.         

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

5,420,144 Class A Ordinary Shares

10.         

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)  ☐

 

11.         

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)

 

14.6%

12.         

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

CO


CUSIP No. 74915J107   SCHEDULE 13G    Page 4 of 6 

 

Item 1(a).   Name of Issuer:
  Qutoutiao Inc.
Item 1(b).   Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices:
  11/F, Block 3, XingChuang Technology Center, Shen Jiang Road 5005, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, 200120, People’s Republic of China
Item 2(a).   Name of Person Filing:
  Tencent Holdings Limited
  Image Flag Investment (HK) Limited
Item 2(b).   Address or Principal Business Office or, if None, Residence:
  For both Tencent Holdings Limited and Image Flag Investment (HK) Limited:
  Level 29, Three Pacific Place
  No.1 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Item 2(c).   Citizenship:
  Tencent Holdings Limited — Cayman Islands
  Image Flag Investment (HK) Limited — Hong Kong
Item 2(d).   Title of Class of Securities:
  Class A Ordinary Shares, US$0.0001 par value per share. Every four ADSs represent one Class A Ordinary Share.
Item 2(e).   CUSIP Number:
  There is no CUSIP number assigned to the Class A Ordinary Shares. CUSIP number 74915J107 has been assigned to the ADSs of the Issuer, which are quoted on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “QTT.” Every four ADSs represent one Class A Ordinary Share.

Item 3.

 

If this statement is filed pursuant to Rule 13d-1(b) or 13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a:

 

(a)   ☐

  Broker or dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o);
 

(b)   ☐

  Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c);
 

(c)   ☐

  Insurance company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c);
 

(d)   ☐

  Investment company registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8);
 

(e)   ☐

  An investment adviser in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);
 

(f)   ☐

  An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);
 

(g)   ☐

  A parent holding company or control person in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);
 

(h)   ☐

  A savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813);
 

(i) ☐

  A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);
 

(j) ☐

  A non-U.S. institution in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J);
 

(k)   ☐

  Group, in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(K).
  Not applicable.


CUSIP No. 74915J107   SCHEDULE 13G    Page 5 of 6 

 

Item 4.   Ownership.
  Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number and percentage of the class of securities of issuer identified in Item 1.
  (a) The information required by Items 4(a) is set forth in Row (9) of the cover page for each Reporting Person and is incorporated herein by reference.
 

(b) Percent of class determined is based on 37,022,806 Class A Ordinary Shares of the Issuer outstanding as reported in the prospectus filed by the Issuer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on September 14, 2018, taking into account the additional ADSs sold upon the exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option in full as reported in a Form 6-K furnished by the Issuer with the SEC on November 13, 2018. The information required by Items 4(b) is set forth in Row (11) of the cover page for each Reporting Person and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Tencent Holdings Limited may be deemed to have beneficial ownership of the 5,420,144 Class A Ordinary Shares directly held by Image Flag Investment (HK) Limited, its wholly-owned subsidiary.

  (c) The information required by Items 4(c) is set forth in Rows (5)-(8) of the cover page for each Reporting Person and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 5.   Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.
  Not applicable.
Item 6.   Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.
  Not applicable.
Item 7.   Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company or Control Person.
  Not applicable.
Item 8.   Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.
  Not applicable.
Item 9.   Notice of Dissolution of Group.
  Not applicable.
Item 10.   Certification.
  Not applicable.


CUSIP No. 74915J107   SCHEDULE 13G    Page 6 of 6 

 

SIGNATURE

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of the undersigned’s knowledge and belief, the undersigned certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

Date: February 1, 2019

 

TENCENT HOLDINGS LIMITED
By:  

/s/ Ma Huateng

Name:   Ma Huateng
Title:   Director
IMAGE FLAG INVESTMENT (HK) LIMITED
By:  

/s/ Ma Huateng

Name:   Ma Huateng
Title:   Director

[Signature Page to Schedule 13G]


LIST OF EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit
No.

  

Description

A    Joint Filing Agreement


Exhibit A

JOINT FILING AGREEMENT

In accordance with Rule 13d-1(k) promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the undersigned hereby agree to the joint filing with all other Reporting Persons (as such term is defined in the Schedule 13G referred to below) on behalf of each of them of a statement on Schedule 13G (including amendments thereto) with respect to the Class A ordinary shares, US$0.0001 par value per share, of Qutoutiao Inc., a Cayman Islands exempted company, and that this Agreement may be included as an Exhibit to such joint filing. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, all of which taken together shall constitute one and the same instrument.

[Signature page to follow]


SIGNATURE

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned hereby execute this Agreement as of February 1, 2019.

 

TENCENT HOLDINGS LIMITED
By:  

/s/ Ma Huateng

Name:   Ma Huateng
Title:   Director
IMAGE FLAG INVESTMENT (HK) LIMITED
By:  

/s/ Ma Huateng

Name:   Ma Huateng
Title:   Director

[Signature Page to 13G Joint Filing Agreement]