XIAMEN, China, July 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Qudian Inc. (“Qudian” or the “Company”) (NYSE: QD), a consumer-oriented technology company in China, today announced that it has completed the previously disclosed optional repurchase of its 1.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2026 (CUSIP No. 747798AB2) (the “Notes”). The repurchase right expired at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, on Thursday, June 30, 2022. Based on information from Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas as the paying agent for the Notes, all of the outstanding Notes, or US$47.5 million in aggregate principal amount, were surrendered on a valid basis and not withdrawn prior to the expiration of the repurchase right. Accordingly, the aggregate cash purchase price of the Notes was US$47.5 million. The Company has accepted all the surrendered Notes for repurchase and forwarded cash in payment for the total amount to the paying agent for distribution to the applicable holders. As a result, there are no outstanding Notes as of the date hereof.
About Qudian Inc.
Qudian Inc. (“Qudian”) is a consumer-oriented technology company in China. The Company historically focused on providing credit solutions to consumers. The Company is exploring innovative consumer products and services to satisfy Chinese consumers’ fundamental and daily needs by leveraging its technology capabilities. In March 2022, it launched a ready-to-cook meal business catering to working-class consumers in China.
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