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Afh Acquisition Viii, Inc. (1419560) SEC Filing 10-K Annual report for the fiscal year ending Saturday, October 31, 2015

Afh Acquisition Viii, Inc.

CIK: 1419560
Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Oct. 31, 2015
Jan. 22, 2016
Document And Entity Information  
Entity Registrant NameAFH Acquisition VIII, Inc. 
Entity Central Index Key0001419560 
Document Type10-K 
Document Period End DateOct. 31, 2015 
Amendment Flagfalse 
Current Fiscal Year End Date--10-31 
Entity Well-known Seasoned IssuerNo 
Entity Voluntary FilerNo 
Entity Current Reporting StatusYes 
Entity Filer CategorySmaller Reporting Company 
Entity Public Float $ 0
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 5,000,000
Document Fiscal Period FocusFY 
Document Fiscal Year Focus2015 



U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Form 10-K

 

(Mark One)

 

☒ ANNUAL REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the fiscal year ended October 31, 2015

 

☐ TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from ______________ to ______________

 

Commission File Number 000-53077


AFH ACQUISITION VIII, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


 

Delaware   42-1743422
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

269 S. Beverly Drive, Ste #1600, Beverly Hills, CA 90212


(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(310) 475-3500


(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 


Securities registered under Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act:

 

None.

 

Securities registered under Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act:

 

Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share


(Title of Class)

 

Check whether the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes ☐ No ☒

 

Check whether the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

Check whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes ☒ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).

☐ Yes ☒ No

 

 

Check if there is no disclosure of delinquent filers in response to Item 405 of Regulation S-K (§229.405 of this chapter) contained herein, and no disclosure will be contained, to the best of registrant's knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. ☐

 

Check whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

  Large Accelerated Filer Accelerated Filer
         
  Non-accelerated Filer Smaller Reporting Company
  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company.)    

 

Check whether the issuer is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ☒ No ☐

 

As of April 30, 2014, there were no non-affiliate holders of common stock of the Company.

 

APPLICABLE ONLY TO CORPORATE REGISTRANTS

 

As of January 28, 2016, there were 5,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $.001, outstanding.

 

Documents Incorporated by Reference. None.

 

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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

Certain statements made in this Annual Report on Form 10-K are “forward-looking statements” (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) regarding the plans and objectives of management for future operations. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements of AFH ACQUISITION VIII, Inc. (the “Company”) to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included herein are based on current expectations that involve numerous risks and uncertainties. The Company's plans and objectives are based, in part, on assumptions involving the continued expansion of business. Assumptions relating to the foregoing involve judgments with respect to, among other things, future economic, competitive and market conditions and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Although the Company believes its assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements are reasonable, any of the assumptions could prove inaccurate and, therefore, there can be no assurance the forward-looking statements included in this Report will prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation by the Company or any other person that the objectives and plans of the Company will be achieved.

 

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PART I

Item 1. Description of Business.

 

AFH Acquisition VIII, Inc. (“we”, “us”, “our”, the "Company") was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware on October 18, 2007. Since inception, the Company has been engaged in organizational efforts and obtaining initial financing. The Company was formed as a vehicle to pursue a business combination and has made no efforts to identify a possible business combination. As a result, the Company has not conducted negotiations or entered into a letter of intent concerning any target business. The business purpose of the Company is to seek the acquisition of, or merger with, an existing company. The Company selected October 31 as its fiscal year end.

 

The Company, based on proposed business activities, is a "blank check" company. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) defines those companies as "any development stage company that is issuing a penny stock, within the meaning of Section 3 (a)(51) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and that has no specific business plan or purpose, or has indicated that its business plan is to merge with an unidentified company or companies." Under SEC Rule 12b-2 under the Exchange Act, the Company also qualifies as a “shell company,” because it has no or nominal assets (other than cash) and no or nominal operations. Many states have enacted statutes, rules and regulations limiting the sale of securities of "blank check" companies in their respective jurisdictions. Management does not intend to undertake any efforts to cause a market to develop in our securities, either debt or equity, until we have successfully concluded a business combination. The Company intends to comply with the periodic reporting requirements of the Exchange Act for so long as it is subject to those requirements.

 

The Company was organized as a vehicle to investigate and, if such investigation warrants, acquire a target company or business seeking the perceived advantages of being a publicly held corporation. The Company’s principal business objective for the next 12 months and beyond such time will be to achieve long-term growth potential through a combination with a business rather than immediate, short-term earnings. The Company will not restrict its potential candidate target companies to any specific business, industry or geographical location and, thus, may acquire any type of business.

 

The analysis of new business opportunities will be undertaken by or under the supervision of Amir Farrokh Heshmatpour, the sole officer and director of the Company. As of this date the Company has not entered into any definitive agreement with any party, nor have there been any specific discussions with any potential business combination candidate regarding business opportunities for the Company. The Company has unrestricted flexibility in seeking, analyzing and participating in potential business opportunities. In its efforts to analyze potential acquisition targets, the Company will consider the following kinds of factors:

 

(a) Potential for growth, indicated by new technology, anticipated market expansion or new products;

 

(b) Competitive position as compared to other firms of similar size and experience within the industry segment as well as within the industry as a whole;

 

(c) Strength and diversity of management, either in place or scheduled for recruitment;

 

(d) Capital requirements and anticipated availability of required funds, to be provided by the Company or from operations, through the sale of additional securities, through joint ventures or similar arrangements or from other sources;

 

(e) The cost of participation by the Company as compared to the perceived tangible and intangible values and potentials;

 

(f) The extent to which the business opportunity can be advanced;

 

(g) The accessibility of required management expertise, personnel, raw materials, services, professional assistance and other required items; and

 

(h) Other relevant factors.

 

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In applying the foregoing criteria, no one of which will be controlling, management will attempt to analyze all factors and circumstances and make a determination based upon reasonable investigative measures and available data. Potentially available business opportunities may occur in many different industries, and at various stages of development, all of which will make the task of comparative investigation and analysis of such business opportunities extremely difficult and complex. Due to the Company's limited capital available for investigation, the Company may not discover or adequately evaluate adverse facts about the opportunity to be acquired.

 

FORM OF ACQUISITION

 

The manner in which the Company participates in an opportunity will depend upon the nature of the opportunity, the respective needs and desires of the Company and the promoters of the opportunity, and the relative negotiating strength of the Company and such promoters.

 

It is likely that the Company will acquire its participation in a business opportunity through the issuance of common stock or other securities of the Company. Although the terms of any such transaction cannot be predicted, it should be noted that in certain circumstances the criteria for determining whether or not an acquisition is a so-called "tax free" reorganization under Section 368(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code") depends upon whether the owners of the acquired business own 80% or more of the voting stock of the surviving entity. If a transaction were structured to take advantage of these provisions rather than other "tax free" provisions provided under the Code, all prior stockholders would in such circumstances retain 20% or less of the total issued and outstanding shares of the surviving entity. Under other circumstances, depending upon the relative negotiating strength of the parties, prior stockholders may retain substantially less than 20% of the total issued and outstanding shares of the surviving entity. This could result in substantial additional dilution to the equity of those who were stockholders of the Company prior to such reorganization.

 

The sole stockholder of the Company will likely not have control of a majority of the voting securities of the Company following a reorganization transaction. As part of such a transaction, the Company's sole director may resign and one or more new directors may be appointed without any vote by stockholders.

 

In the case of an acquisition, the transaction may be accomplished upon the sole determination of management without any vote or approval by stockholders. In the case of a statutory merger or consolidation directly involving the Company, it will likely be necessary to call a stockholders' meeting and obtain the approval of the holders of a majority of the outstanding securities. The necessity to obtain such stockholder approval may result in delay and additional expense in the consummation of any proposed transaction and will also give rise to certain appraisal rights to dissenting stockholders. Most likely, management will seek to structure any such transaction so as not to require stockholder approval.

 

It is anticipated that the investigation of specific business opportunities and the negotiation, drafting and execution of relevant agreements, disclosure documents and other instruments will require substantial management time and attention and substantial cost for accountants, attorneys and others. If a decision is made not to participate in a specific business opportunity, the costs incurred in the related investigation might not be recoverable.

 

Furthermore, even if an agreement is reached for the participation in a specific business opportunity, the failure to consummate that transaction may result in the loss to the Company of the related costs incurred.

 

We presently have no employees apart from our management. Our sole officer and director is engaged in outside business activities and anticipate that he will devote to our business very limited time until the acquisition of a successful business opportunity has been identified. We expect no significant changes in the number of our employees other than such changes, if any, incident to a business combination.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

 

As a “smaller reporting company” as defined by Item 10 of Regulation S-K, the Company is not required to provide this information.

 

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Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments.

 

As a “smaller reporting company” as defined by Item 10 of Regulation S-K, the Company is not required to provide this information.

 

Item 2. Description of Property.

 

The Registrant neither rents nor owns any properties. The Registrant currently has no policy with respect to investments or interests in real estate, real estate mortgages or securities of, or interests in, persons primarily engaged in real estate activities.

 

Item 3. Legal Proceedings.

 

To the best knowledge of our sole officer and director, the Company is not a party to any legal proceeding or litigation.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

 

Not Applicable.

 

 

PART II

 

Item 5. Market for Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Small Business Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities.

 

Common Stock

 

Our Certificate of Incorporation authorizes the issuance of up to 100,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $.001 per share (the “Common Stock”). The Common Stock is not listed on a publicly-traded market. As of January 28, 2016, there was one holder of record of the Common Stock.

 

Preferred Stock

 

Our Certificate of Incorporation authorizes the issuance of up to 20,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $.001 per share (the “Preferred Stock”). The Company has not yet issued any of its Preferred Stock.

 

Dividend Policy

 

The Company has not declared or paid any cash dividends on its Common Stock and does not intend to declare or pay any cash dividend in the foreseeable future. The payment of dividends, if any, is within the discretion of the Board of Directors and will depend on the Company’s earnings, if any, its capital requirements and financial condition and such other factors as the Board of Directors may consider.

 

Securities Authorized for Issuance under Equity Compensation Plans

 

The Company does not have any equity compensation plans or any individual compensation arrangements with respect to its Common Stock or Preferred Stock. The issuance of any of our common or preferred stock is within the discretion of our Board of Directors, which has the power to issue any or all of our authorized but unissued shares without stockholder approval.

 

Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities

 

There were no unregistered sales of equity securities during the year ended October 31, 2015.

 

Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

 

None.

 

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Item 6. Selected Financial Data.

 

As a “smaller reporting company” as defined by Item 10 of Regulation S-K, the Company is not required to provide this information.

 

Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation.

 

The Company currently does not engage in any business activities that provide cash flow. During the next twelve months we anticipate incurring costs related to:

 

(i) filing Exchange Act reports, and

(ii) investigating, analyzing and consummating an acquisition.

 

We believe we will be able to meet these costs through use of funds in our treasury, through deferral of fees by certain service providers and additional amounts, as necessary, to be loaned to or invested in us by our stockholders, management or other investors.

 

The Company may consider acquiring a business which has recently commenced operations, is a developing company in need of additional funds for expansion into new products or markets, is seeking to develop a new product or service, or is an established business which may be experiencing financial or operating difficulties and is in need of additional capital. In the alternative, a business combination may involve the acquisition of, or merger with, a company which does not need substantial additional capital but which desires to establish a public trading market for its shares while avoiding, among other things, the time delays, significant expense, and loss of voting control which may occur in a public offering.

 

Any target business that is selected may be a financially unstable company or an entity in its early stages of development or growth, including entities without established records of sales or earnings. In that event, we will be subject to numerous risks inherent in the business and operations of financially unstable and early stage or potential emerging growth companies. In addition, we may effect a business combination with an entity in an industry characterized by a high level of risk, and, although our management will endeavor to evaluate the risks inherent in a particular target business, there can be no assurance that we will properly ascertain or assess all significant risks.

 

The Company anticipates that the selection of a business combination will be complex and extremely risky. Because of general economic conditions, rapid technological advances being made in some industries and shortages of available capital, our management believes that there are numerous firms seeking even the limited additional capital which we will have and/or the perceived benefits of becoming a publicly traded corporation. Such perceived benefits of becoming a publicly traded corporation include, among other things, facilitating or improving the terms on which additional equity financing may be obtained, providing liquidity for the principals of and investors in a business, creating a means for providing incentive stock options or similar benefits to key employees, and offering greater flexibility in structuring acquisitions, joint ventures and the like through the issuance of stock. Potentially available business combinations may occur in many different industries and at various stages of development, all of which will make the task of comparative investigation and analysis of such business opportunities extremely difficult and complex.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of October 31, 2015, the Company had assets equal to $-0-. This compares with assets of $-0-, comprised exclusively of cash and cash equivalents and prepaid expenses, as of October 31, 2014. The Company’s current liabilities as of October 31, 2015 totaled $46,545, comprised of accrued expenses and monies due to parent. This compares with liabilities of $42,731 comprised of accrued expenses and monies due to parent, as of October 31, 2014. The Company can provide no assurance that it can continue to satisfy its cash requirements for at least the next twelve months.

 

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The following is a summary of the Company's cash flows provided by (used in) operating, investing and financing activities for the years ended October 31, 2015 and 2014.

 

   

Fiscal Year Ended

October 31, 2015

 

Fiscal Year Ended

October 31, 2014

Net Cash (Used in) Operating Activities     $(4,021 )   $(5,457 )
Net Cash (Used in) Investing Activities     -     -  
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities     $ 4,021     $ 5,457  
Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents     $       -        $        -  
               

 

The Company has nominal assets and has generated no revenues since inception. The Company is also dependent upon the receipt of capital investment or other financing to fund its ongoing operations and to execute its business plan of seeking a combination with a private operating company. In addition, the Company is dependent upon certain related parties to provide continued funding and capital resources. If continued funding and capital resources are unavailable at reasonable terms, the Company may not be able to implement its plan of operations.

 

Results of Operations

 

The Company has not conducted any active operations since inception, except for its efforts to locate suitable acquisition candidates. No revenue has been generated by the Company from October 18, 2007 (Inception) to October 31, 2015. It is unlikely the Company will have any revenues unless it is able to effect an acquisition or merger with an operating company, of which there can be no assurance. It is management's assertion that these circumstances may hinder the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. The Company’s plan of operation for the next twelve months shall be to continue its efforts to locate suitable acquisition candidates.

 

For the fiscal year ended October 31, 2015, the Company had a net loss of $3,814, consisting of legal, accounting, audit, other professional service fees and expenses incurred in relation to the filing of the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

For the fiscal year ended October 31, 2014, the Company had a net loss of $6,351, consisting of legal, accounting, audit, other professional service fees and expenses incurred in relation to the filing of the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

The Company does not have any off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on the Company’s financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that is material to investors.

 

Contractual Obligations

 

As a “smaller reporting company” as defined by Item 10 of Regulation S-K, the Company is not required to provide this information.

 

Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk.

 

As a “smaller reporting company” as defined by Item 10 of Regulation S-K, the Company is not required to provide this information.

 

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Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.

 

Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure.

 

None

 

Item 9A. Controls and Procedures.

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

The Company’s management is responsible for establishing and maintaining a system of disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) under the Exchange Act) that is designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that the Company files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the Commission’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by an issuer in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to the issuer’s management, including its principal executive officer or officers and principal financial officer or officers, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

In accordance with Exchange Act Rules 13a-15, an evaluation was completed under the supervision and with the participation of the Company’s management, including the Company’s President, Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this Annual Report. Based on that evaluation, the Company’s President, Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were not effective in providing reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed in the Company’s reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act was recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the Commission’s rules and forms.

 

Evaluation of Internal Controls over Financial Reporting

 

The management of AFH Acquisition VIII Inc. is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting, as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. These internal controls include policies and procedures that:

 

Pertain to the maintenance of records that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of assets;

 

Provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

Provide reasonable assurance that receipts and expenditures are being made only in accordance with the authorization of our management and directors; and

 

Provide reasonable assurance that unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of company assets that would have a material impact on financial statements will be prevented or detected on a timely basis.

 

Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting is not intended to provide absolute assurance that a misstatement of our financial statements would be prevented or detected.

 

Management conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting based on the framework in Internal Control — Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). Based on this evaluation, management concluded that internal control over financial reporting was effective as of October 31, 2015.

 

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This annual report does not include a report from the Company’s registered public accounting firm regarding internal control over financial reporting due to the permanent exemption established by the Securities and Exchange Commission for public companies designated as small filers.

 

Changes in Internal Controls over Financial Reporting

 

There have been no significant changes in the Company's internal controls over financial reporting during the quarter ended October 31, 2015 that have materially affected, or are reasonable likely to materially affect, the Company's internal control over financial reporting.

 

Item 9B. Other Information.

 

None.

PART III

 

Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers, Promoters and Control Persons; Compliance With Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act.

 

(a) Identification of Directors and Executive Officers. The following table sets forth certain information regarding the Company’s directors and executive officers:

 

Name   Age   Position
         
Amir F. Heshmatpour   49   President, Secretary, Chief Financial Officer and Director

 

The Company’s officers and directors are elected annually for a one year term or until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified or until their earlier resignation or removal.

 

Amir Farrokh Heshmatpour has served as the Company’s President, Secretary and sole director since inception. Mr. Heshmatpour has been the Managing Director of AFH Holding & Advisory LLC from July 2003 to the present. Prior to that, he took some time off. From 1996 through January 2002, Mr. Heshmatpour served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Metrophone Telecommunications, Inc. Mr. Heshmatpour has a background in venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, investing and corporate finance. Mr. Heshmatpour was the recipient of the Businessman of the Year award in 2003 at the National Republican Congressional Committee. Mr. Heshmatpour currently serves as sole officer and director of AFH Acquisition V, Inc., AFH Acquisition VI, Inc., and AFH Acquisition VII, Inc., AFH Acquisition IX, Inc., AFH Acquisition XI, Inc. and AFH Acquisition XII, Inc., all of which are publicly reporting, non-trading, blank check shell companies. Since October 10, 2007 Mr. Heshmatpour has served as President, Secretary and a member of the board of directors of AFH Holding I, Inc. and AFH Holding II, Inc. Since inception, Mr. Heshmatpour has served as President, Secretary and sole director of AFH Holding III, Inc., AFH Holding IV, Inc., AFH Holding V, Inc., AFH Holding VI, Inc. and AFH Holding VII, Inc. Mr. Heshmatpour attended Pennsylvania State University from 1985 to 1988, and in 2010 he completed the UCLA Anderson Director Education & Certification Program.

 

(b) Significant Employees.

 

As of the date hereof, the Company has no significant employees.

 

(c) Family Relationships.

 

There are no family relationships among directors, executive officers, or persons nominated or chosen by the issuer to become directors or executive officers.

 

(d) Involvement in Certain Legal Proceedings.

 

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Litigation with AFH Advisory and Amir F. Heshmatpour

 

Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc.

AFH Advisory is presently a plaintiff and a counterclaim defendant in a matter that is pending in both Delaware Superior Court (Index No. N12C-09-045-MMJ [CCLD]) and Delaware Chancery Court (Index No. C.A. No. 8005-JJ). AFH Advisory brought the suit against Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc. ("Emmaus") in regards to Emmaus' attempt to cancel AFH Advisory's ownership interest in Emmaus, and its refusal to reimburse AFH Advisory for expenses relating to a reverse merger. Emmaus has brought counterclaims against AFH Advisory for a declaratory judgment canceling AFH Advisory's ownership interest in Emmaus, fraud, breach of contract, and unjust enrichment. All parties completed document discovery and filed motions for summary judgment. Emmaus' motion for partial summary judgment was granted by the Court, which held that the Third Letter of Intent ("LOI III") between AFH Advisory and Emmaus was terminated, the public offering contemplated by LOI III was terminated, the advisor shares Emmaus gave to AFH Advisory and its affiliates pursuant to the terms of LOI III had been canceled, and that AFH and its affiliated must return all Emmaus shares in their possession.   The partial summary judgment motion brought by individual counterclaim defendant Amir Heshmatpour, and joined in by AFH Advisory, was granted in part by the Court, which held that Emmaus was not entitled to compensatory damages on its fraud and fraud in the inducement claims. Following the Court's decision on these summary judgment motions, AFH Advisory does not have any remaining claims against Emmaus. Emmaus continues to maintain claims against AFH Advisory for breach of contract, fraud, and unjust enrichment. AFH Advisory has asserted defenses for these remaining claims, and it is defending this matter. Pursuant to a settlement agreement with Emmaus, the terms of which are confidential, the fraud claims against AFH and Heshmatpour brought by Emmaus have been dismissed. On April 7, 2015, a settlement of all claims was reached between the parties whereby AFH Advisory agreed to transfer publicly traded securities of one of AFH’s portfolio companies to Emmaus with a current trading value of $30,000.

Emerald Dairy, Inc.

AFH Advisory and other entities brought a lawsuit in the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County against Emerald Dairy, Inc. (“Emerald”) and its Chairman, Mr. Shan, asserting that they were entitled to a large number of shares of Emerald, both from Emerald and from shares individually owned, and pledged, by Chairman Shan. Emerald and Chairman Shang defaulted.  On March 27, 2015, a default judgment was issued by the Superior Court of California in favor of AFH Advisory in the amount of $1,132,181 which includes damages of $897,121, prejudgment interest of $224,260, and attorney fees of $10,800. 

 

Banner Bank Judgment

Mr. Amir Heshmatpour is a defendant in two lawsuits related to Banner Bank which have been reduced to judgment.

The lawsuits arise from three loans issued in the late 1990’s. The lender was Town Bank, a Washington State Bank which is no longer in existence, having been acquired by Banner Bank in the early 2000’s. The borrowers on the three separate loans were H&H Holdings, Metrophone Telecom, and Amir and Kathy Heshmatpour. In the early 2000’s, the three loans were consolidated into one loan, shortly before Banner Bank acquired Town Bank. Once this acquisition occurred, the relationship between the borrowers and the successor lender soured, and a default was ultimately declared on the loans.

 

Banner Bank was awarded judgment in the Superior Court for the State of Washington in May 2003 in the amount of $11,073,409 with interest accruing at 12 percent per annum.  In November 2003, Banner Bank was awarded a second, separate judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in the amount of $429,863 with interest accruing at 6.875 percent per annum. Both judgments have been renewed and extended in the state and federal courts in Washington and valid until at least 2023.  Mr. Heshmatpour contends that negotiated agreements were reached for payment of the outstanding loan balance, resulting in an agreement to pay approximately $11,000,000. Mr. Heshmatpour further contends that the agreements were satisfied, but that Banner Bank failed to properly account for the payments received.

 

In December 2012, the Federal Judgment was certified in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in the amount of $711,899 with interest accruing.  In March 2013, the State Court Judgment was registered as a sister state judgment in the Los Angeles County Superior Court of California in the amount of $22,873,953 with interest accruing. 

Banner Bank has renewed its efforts to enforce the judgments beginning in 2013 and has consistently sought enforcement thereafter.  Debtor exams of the Heshmatpours have been taken.  While the parties have discussed settlement, no settlement has been reached as of the date of this filing.

 

On June 24, 2013 and December 18, 2013, Banner Bank obtained a charging order against Mr. Heshmatpour’s membership interest in AFH Holding & Advisory LLC in the Central District of California and Los Angeles Superior Court, respectively.  Under the charging orders, AFH and all members are directed to pay any distributions due or that become due to Mr. Heshmatpour directly to Banner Bank until the judgments plus all accrued interest are paid in full.  On December 18, 2013, the Heshmatpours’ Motion to Vacate the State Court Judgment was denied.  This was not appealed by the Heshmatpours and, therefore, fully enforceable.

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Compliance with Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act

 

Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act requires the Company’s directors and officers, and persons who beneficially own more than 10% of a registered class of the Company’s equity securities, to file reports of beneficial ownership and changes in beneficial ownership of the Company’s securities with the SEC on Forms 3, 4 and 5. Officers, directors and greater than 10% stockholders are required by SEC regulation to furnish the Company with copies of all Section 16(a) forms they file.

 

Based solely on the Company’s review of the copies of the forms received by it during the fiscal year ended October 31, 2015, and written representations that no other reports were required, the Company believes that no person who, at any time during such fiscal year, was a director, officer or beneficial owner of more than 10% of the Company’s common stock failed to comply with all Section 16(a) filing requirements during such fiscal years.

 

Code of Ethics

 

We have not adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics that applies to our principal executive officer, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer or controller, or persons performing similar functions in that our sole officer and director serve in these capacities.

 

Nominating Committee

 

We have not adopted any procedures by which security holders may recommend nominees to our Board of Directors.

 

Audit Committee

 

The Board of Directors acts as the audit committee.

 

Item 11. Executive Compensation.

 

The following table sets forth the cash compensation paid by the Company to its President and all other executive officers who earned annual compensation exceeding $100,000 for services rendered during the fiscal years ended October 31, 2015 and 2014.

 

Name and Position   Year   Other Compensation
         

Amir F. Heshmatpour,

President, Secretary, Chief Financial Officer and Director

 

2014

2013

 

None

None

 

Director Compensation

 

We do not currently pay any cash fees to our directors, nor do we pay directors’ expenses in attending board meetings.

 

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Employment Agreements

 

The Company is not a party to any employment agreements.

 

Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters.

 

(a) The following tables set forth certain information as of January 28, 2016, regarding (i) each person known by the Company to be the beneficial owner of more than 5% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock, (ii) each director, nominee and executive officer of the Company and (iii) all officers and directors as a group.

Name and Address  

Amount and Nature of

Beneficial Ownership

   

Percentage

of Class

 

Amir F. Heshmatpour (1)

10830 Massachusetts Ave., Penthouse

Los Angeles, CA 90024

    5,000,000 (2)     100.00 %
                 

AFH Holding & Advisory, LLC

10830 Massachusetts Ave., Penthouse

Los Angeles, CA 90024

    5,000,000       100.00 %
                 

All Officers and Directors

as a group

    5,000,000       100.00 %

 

_______________________
  (1) Amir F. Heshmatpour serves as the sole officer and director of the Company.
  (2) Represents 5,000,000 shares of Common Stock owned by AFH Holding & Advisory LLC (“AFH Holding”). Mr. Heshmatpour is the sole member of AFH Holding and has sole voting and investment control over the shares of Common Stock owned of record by AFH Holding. Accordingly, he may be deemed a beneficial owner of the 5,000,000 shares of Common Stock owned by AFH Holding.

 

(b) The Company currently has not authorized any compensation plans or individual compensation arrangements.

 

Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions.

 

Except as otherwise indicated herein, there have been no related party transactions, or any other transactions or relationships required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404 of Regulation S-K.

 

Item 14. Principal Accounting Fees and Services.

 

Audit Fees

 

The aggregate fees billed to the Company, for professional services rendered for the audit of our annual financial statements and review of financial statements included in our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q or services that are normally provided in connection with statutory and regulatory filings were $2,600 and $2,600 for the fiscal years ended October 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

 

Audit-Related Fees

 

There were no fees billed to the Company for assurance and related services that are reasonably related to the performance of the audit or review of the Company’s financial statements for the fiscal years ended October 31, 2015 and 2014.

 

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Tax Fees

 

There were no fees billed to the Company for professional services for tax compliance, tax advice, and tax planning for the fiscal years ended October 31, 2015 and 2014.

 

All Other Fees

 

There were no fees billed to the Company for other products and services for the fiscal years ended October 31, 2015 and 2014.

 

Audit Committee’s Pre-Approval Process

 

The Board of Directors acts as the audit committee of the Company, and accordingly, all services are approved by all the members of the Board of Directors.

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Item 15. Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules.

 

(a) We set forth below a list of our audited financial statements included in Item 8 of this annual report on Form 10-K.

 

Statement   Page*
     
Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm   F-1
     
Balance Sheets at October 31, 2015 and 2014   F-2
     
Statements of Operations for the Years Ended October 31, 2015 and 2014   F-3
     
Statements of Changes in Stockholder’s Deficit for the Years Ended October 31, 2015 and 2014   F-4
     
Statements of Cash Flows for the Years Ended October 31, 2015 and 2014   F-5
     
Notes to Financial Statements   F-6

____________

*Page F-1 follows page 14 to this annual report on Form 10-K. 

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

The Board of Directors and Shareholders of

 

AFH Acquisition VIII, Inc.:

 

We have audited the accompanying balance sheets of AFH Acquisition VIII, Inc. (the “Company”) as of October 31, 2015 and 2014, and the related statements of operations, changes in shareholders’ deficit, and cash flows for the two years ended October 31, 2015. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.

 

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States of America). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audits to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. Our audits included consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the company’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to the above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of AFH Acquisition VIII, Inc. as of October 31, 2015 and 2014, and the results of their operations and cash flows for the two years ended October 31, 2015 in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. As discussed in Note 4 to the financial statements, the Company has had no revenues and income since inception. These conditions, among others, raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. Management’s plans concerning these matters are also described in Note 4, which includes the raising of additional equity financing or merger with another entity. The financial statements do not include any adjustment that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

 

/s/ Anton & Chia, LLP

 

Newport Beach, California

 

January 28, 2016

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AFH ACQUISITION VIII, INC.      
(A DELAWARE CORPORATION)      
       
       
BALANCE SHEETS      
       
  October 31, 2015  October 31, 2014
       
       
CURRENT ASSETS      
Cash  $    $  
       
Total Assets  $    $  
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDER'S DEFICIT          
           
Current Liabilities          
Accrued Expenses  $4,273   $4,480 
Due to Parent   42,272    38,251 
           
Total Liabilities   46,545    42,731 
           
Stockholder's Deficit          
Preferred Stock:  $.001 Par; 20,000,000 Shares Authorized, -0- Issued and Outstanding   —      —   
Common Stock:  $.001 Par; 100,000,000 Shares Authorized; 5,000,000 Issued and Outstanding at October 31, 2015 and October 31, 2014   5,000    5,000 
Additional Paid-In-Capital   20,000    20,000 
Accumulated Deficit   (71,545)   (67,731)
           
Total Stockholder's Deficit   (46,545)   (42,731)
           
Total Liabilities and Stockholder's Deficit  $—     $—   
           
See accompanying Notes to Financial Statements

 F-2 
 

AFH ACQUISITION VIII, INC.      
(A DELAWARE CORPORATION)      
       
       
STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS      
       
   For the Years Ended
   October 31,
   2015  2014
       
       
Revenues  $—     $—   
           
Expenses          
Legal and Professional  $3,414   $5,951 
           
Total Expenses  $3,414   $5,951 
           
Net Loss for the Period Before Taxes  $(3,414)  $(5,951)
           
Income Tax Provision   400    400 
           
Net Loss for the Period After Taxes  $(3,814)  $(6,351)
           
Loss per Share - Basic and Diluted  $(0.00)  $(0.00)
           
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding   5,000,000    5,000,000 
           
See accompanying Notes to Financial Statements

 F-3 
 

AFH ACQUISITION VIII, INC.               
(A DELAWARE CORPORATION)               
                
                
STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDER'S DEFICIT         
                
    Common Stock              
    Number of Shares    Value    Additional Paid-In Capital    Deficit    Total Stockholder’s Deficit 
                          
Balance - October 31, 2013   5,000,000    5,000    20,000    (61,380)   (36,380)
                          
Net Loss for the Year   —      —      —      (6,351)   (6,351)
                          
Balance - October 31, 2014   5,000,000   $5,000   $20,000   $(67,731)  $(42,731)
                          
Net Loss for the Year   —      —      —      (3,814)   (3,814)
                          
Balance - October 31, 2015   5,000,000   $5,000   $20,000   $(71,545)  $(46,545)
                          
See accompanying Notes to Financial Statements

 F-4 
 

AFH ACQUISITION VIII, INC.      
(A DELAWARE CORPORATION)      
       
       
STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS      
       
   For the Years Ended
   October 31,
   2015  2014
       
Operating Activities          
Net Loss for the Year  $(3,814)  $(6,351)
           
Changes in Assets and Liabilities:          
Accrued Expenses   (207)   894 
           
Net Cash Used in Operating Activities   (4,021)   (5,457)
           
Financing Activities          
Cash Advance by Parent   4,021    5,457 
           
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities   4,021    5,457 
           
Net Change in Cash   —      —   
           
Cash - Beginning of Year   —      —   
           
Cash - End of Year  $—     $—   
           
Cash Paid During the Year for:          
Interest  $—     $—   
Income Taxes  $—     $—   
           
See accompanying Notes to Financial Statements

 

 

 F-5 
 

 

AFH ACQUISITION VIII, INC.

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Note 1 - The Company

 

AFH Acquisition VIII, Inc., a development stage company (the “Company”), was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware on October 18, 2007. The Company is 100% owned by AFH Holding & Advisory, LLC (the “Parent”). The financial statements presented represent only those transactions of AFH Acquisition VIII, Inc. The Company is looking to acquire an existing company or acquire the technology to begin operations.

 

As a blank check company, the Company’s business is to pursue a business combination through acquisition, or merger with, an existing company. As of the date of the financial statements, the Company is not conducting negotiations with any target business. No assurances can be given that the Company will be successful in locating or negotiating with any target company.

 

Since inception, the Company has been engaged in organizational efforts.

 

Note 2 - Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

Method of Accounting

 

The Company maintains its books and prepares its financial statements on the accrual basis of accounting.

 

Loss per Common Share

 

Loss per common share is computed in accordance with FASB ASC 260-10, by dividing income (loss) available to common stockholders by weighted average number of common shares outstanding for each period

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results can differ from those estimates.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company accounts for income taxes in accordance with FASB ASC 740-10, using the asset and liability approach, which requires recognition of deferred tax liabilities and assets for the expected future tax consequences of temporary differences between the carrying amounts and the tax basis of such assets and liabilities. This method utilizes enacted statutory tax rates in effect for the year in which the temporary differences are expected to reverse and gives immediate effect to changes in income tax rates upon enactment. Deferred tax assets are recognized, net of any valuation allowance, for temporary differences and net operating loss and tax credit carry forwards. Deferred income tax expense represents the change in net deferred assets and liability balances.

 

Financial Instruments

 

The Company’s financial instruments consist due to parent. Unless otherwise noted, it is management’s opinion that the Company is not exposed to significant interest, currency or credit risks arising from these financial instruments. The fair value of these financial instruments approximates their carrying value, unless otherwise noted.

 

Recent Pronouncements

 

On June 10, 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-10, Development Stage Entities (Topic 915). The amendments in this update remove the definition of a development stage entity from Topic 915, thereby removing the distinction between development stage entities and other reporting entities from U.S. GAAP. In addition, the amendments eliminate the requirements for development stage entities to (1) present inception-to-date information on the statements of income, cash flows, and shareholder’s equity, (2) label the financial statements as those of a development stage entity, (3) disclose a description of the development stage activities in which the entity is engaged, and (4) disclose in the first year in which the entity is no longer a development stage entity that in prior years it had been in the development stage. Early adoption is permitted. The Company adopted this accounting standard during the current period.

 F-6 
 

 

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-09, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606)," which is the new comprehensive revenue recognition standard that will supersede all existing revenue recognition guidance under GAAP. The standard's core principle is that a company will recognize revenue when it transfers promised goods or services to a customer in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the company expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. This ASU is effective for annual and interim periods beginning on or after December 15, 2016, and early adoption is not permitted. Entities will have the option of using either a full retrospective approach or a modified approach to adopt the guidance in the ASU. The Company currently has no revenues and doesn’t expect any impact of adopting this guidance.

 

August 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-15, “Presentation of Financial Statements – Going Concern (Topic 205-40)”, which requires management to evaluate whether there is substantial doubt about an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern for each annual and interim reporting period. If substantial doubt exists, additional disclosure is required. This new standard will be effective for the Company for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2016. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is evaluating the adoption of this accounting standard to determine what material impacts it may have on the financial statements and related disclosures.

 

There are no other recently issued accounting pronouncements that the Company has yet to adopt that are expected to have a material effect on its financial position, results of operations, or cash flows.

 

Note 3 - Equity Securities

Holders of shares of common stock shall be entitled to cast one vote for each common share held at all stockholder’s meetings for all purposes, including the election of directors. The common stock does not have cumulative voting rights.

 

The preferred stock of the Company shall be issued by the Board of Directors of the Company in one or more classes or one or more series within any class and such classes or series shall have such voting powers, full or limited, or no voting powers, and such designations, preferences, limitations or restrictions as the Board of Directors of the Company may determine, from time to time.

 

No holder of shares of stock of any class shall be entitled as a matter of right to subscribe for or purchase or receive any part of any new or additional issue of shares of stock of any class, or of securities convertible into shares of stock or any class, whether now hereafter authorized or whether issued for money, for consideration other than money, or by way of dividend.

 

As of October 31, 2015, there were no preferred shares issued and outstanding and 5,000,000 common shares issued and outstanding to AFH Holding & Advisory LLC.

 

Note 4 - Going Concern

 

The Company’s financial statements have been presented on the basis that it is a going concern, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. The Company has reported recurring losses from operations. As a result, there is an accumulated deficit of $71,545 at October 31, 2015.

 

The Company’s continued existence is dependent upon its ability to raise capital or acquire a marketable company. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

 F-7 
 

 

Note 5 - Due to Parent

 

Due to parent represents cash advances from AFH Holding & Advisory LLC. AFH Holding & Advisory LLC is the majority shareholder of the Company. They are due on demand and will be paid when the entity merges through acquisition. There has been no demand of payment as of October 31, 2015.

 

Note 6 - Related Parties

 

Litigation with AFH Advisory and Amir F. Heshmatpour

 

Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc.

AFH Advisory is presently a plaintiff and a counterclaim defendant in a matter that is pending in both Delaware Superior Court (Index No. N12C-09-045-MMJ [CCLD]) and Delaware Chancery Court (Index No. C.A. No. 8005-JJ). AFH Advisory brought the suit against Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc. ("Emmaus") in regards to Emmaus' attempt to cancel AFH Advisory's ownership interest in Emmaus, and its refusal to reimburse AFH Advisory for expenses relating to a reverse merger. Emmaus has brought counterclaims against AFH Advisory for a declaratory judgment canceling AFH Advisory's ownership interest in Emmaus, fraud, breach of contract, and unjust enrichment. All parties completed document discovery and filed motions for summary judgment. Emmaus' motion for partial summary judgment was granted by the Court, which held that the Third Letter of Intent ("LOI III") between AFH Advisory and Emmaus was terminated, the public offering contemplated by LOI III was terminated, the advisor shares Emmaus gave to AFH Advisory and its affiliates pursuant to the terms of LOI III had been canceled, and that AFH and its affiliated must return all Emmaus shares in their possession.   The partial summary judgment motion brought by individual counterclaim defendant Amir Heshmatpour, and joined in by AFH Advisory, was granted in part by the Court, which held that Emmaus was not entitled to compensatory damages on its fraud and fraud in the inducement claims. Following the Court's decision on these summary judgment motions, AFH Advisory does not have any remaining claims against Emmaus. Emmaus continues to maintain claims against AFH Advisory for breach of contract, fraud, and unjust enrichment. AFH Advisory has asserted defenses for these remaining claims, and it is defending this matter. Pursuant to a settlement agreement with Emmaus, the terms of which are confidential, the fraud claims against AFH and Heshmatpour brought by Emmaus have been dismissed. On April 7, 2015, a settlement of all claims was reached between the parties whereby AFH Advisory agreed to transfer publicly traded securities of one of AFH’s portfolio companies to Emmaus with a current trading value of $30,000.

Emerald Dairy, Inc.

AFH Advisory and other entities brought a lawsuit in the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County against Emerald Dairy, Inc. (“Emerald”) and its Chairman, Mr. Shan, asserting that they were entitled to a large number of shares of Emerald, both from Emerald and from shares individually owned, and pledged, by Chairman Shan. Emerald and Chairman Shang defaulted.  On March 27, 2015, a default judgment was issued by the Superior Court of California in favor of AFH Advisory in the amount of $1,132,181 which includes damages of $897,121, prejudgment interest of $224,260, and attorney fees of $10,800. 

 

Banner Bank Judgment

Mr. Amir Heshmatpour is a defendant in two lawsuits related to Banner Bank which have been reduced to judgment.

The lawsuits arise from three loans issued in the late 1990’s. The lender was Town Bank, a Washington State Bank which is no longer in existence, having been acquired by Banner Bank in the early 2000’s. The borrowers on the three separate loans were H&H Holdings, Metrophone Telecom, and Amir and Kathy Heshmatpour. In the early 2000’s, the three loans were consolidated into one loan, shortly before Banner Bank acquired Town Bank. Once this acquisition occurred, the relationship between the borrowers and the successor lender soured, and a default was ultimately declared on the loans.

 

Banner Bank was awarded judgment in the Superior Court for the State of Washington in May 2003 in the amount of $11,073,409 with interest accruing at 12 percent per annum.  In November 2003, Banner Bank was awarded a second, separate judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in the amount of $429,863 with interest accruing at 6.875 percent per annum. Both judgments have been renewed and extended in the state and federal courts in Washington and valid until at least 2023.  Mr. Heshmatpour contends that negotiated agreements were reached for payment of the outstanding loan balance, resulting in an agreement to pay approximately $11,000,000. Mr. Heshmatpour further contends that the agreements were satisfied, but that Banner Bank failed to properly account for the payments received.

 

In December 2012, the Federal Judgment was certified in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in the amount of $711,899 with interest accruing.  In March 2013, the State Court Judgment was registered as a sister state judgment in the Los Angeles County Superior Court of California in the amount of $22,873,953 with interest accruing. 

Banner Bank has renewed its efforts to enforce the judgments beginning in 2013 and has consistently sought enforcement thereafter.  Debtor exams of the Heshmatpours have been taken.  While the parties have discussed settlement, no settlement has been reached as of the date of this filing.

 

On June 24, 2013 and December 18, 2013, Banner Bank obtained a charging order against Mr. Heshmatpour’s membership interest in AFH Holding & Advisory LLC in the Central District of California and Los Angeles Superior Court, respectively.  Under the charging orders, AFH and all members are directed to pay any distributions due or that become due to Mr. Heshmatpour directly to Banner Bank until the judgments plus all accrued interest are paid in full.  On December 18, 2013, the Heshmatpours’ Motion to Vacate the State Court Judgment was denied.  This was not appealed by the Heshmatpours and, therefore, fully enforceable.

 

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(b) Index to Exhibits required by Item 601 of Regulation S-K.

 

Exhibit   Description
     
*3.1   Certificate of Incorporation
     
*3.2   By-laws
     
31.1   Certification of the Company’s Principal Executive and Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, with respect to the registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2015
     
32.1   Certification of the Company’s Principal Executive and Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002

 

* Filed as an exhibit to the Company's registration statement on Form 10-SB, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 1, 2008 and incorporated herein by this reference.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

In accordance with Section 13 or 15(d) 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.

 

  AFH ACQUISITION VIII, INC.  
       
       
Dated: January 28, 2016 By: /s/ Amir F. Heshmatpour  
    Amir F. Heshmatpour  
    President and Director  
    Principal Executive Officer  
    Principal Financial Officer  
    Principal Accounting Officer  

 

In accordance with Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

    Title Date
       
/s/ Amir F. Heshmatpour   President, Secretary, Chief January 28, 2016
Amir F. Heshmatpour   Financial Officer and Sole Director  
   

(Principal Executive Officer, Principal Financial

Officer and Principal Accounting Officer)

 

 

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