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|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|
Date: December 10, 2018
Qudian Inc. Announces Changes to Board of Directors
XIAMEN, China, Dec. 10, 2018 Qudian Inc. (Qudian or the Company) (NYSE: QD), a leading provider of online small consumer credit products in China, today announced that Mr. Chao Zhu resigned as director of the board of directors (Board) and member of the Compensation Committee, effective on December 8, 2018. With this change, the Board will achieve majority independence.
The Board has appointed Mr. Rong Shengwen, an independent director of the Board and member of the Audit Committee since August 24, 2018, to fill the Compensation Committee position vacated by Mr. Zhu, effective on December 10, 2018.
Mr. Min Luo, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Qudian said, On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Mr. Zhu for his invaluable contributions to the Company during his tenure. His experience and counsel contributed to our success and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.
About Qudian Inc.
Qudian Inc. (Qudian) is a leading provider of online small consumer credit in China. The Company uses big data-enabled technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, to transform the consumer finance experience in China. With the mission to use technology to make personalized credit accessible, Qudian targets hundreds of millions of young, mobile-active consumers in China who need access to small credit for their discretionary spending or budget auto financing solutions but are underserved by traditional financial institutions due to lack of traditional credit data. Qudians data technology capabilities combined with its operating efficiencies allow Qudian to understand prospective borrowers from different behavioral and transactional perspectives, assess their credit profiles with regard to both their willingness and ability to repay and offer them instantaneous and affordable credit products with customized terms, and distinguish Qudians business and offerings.
For more information, please visit http://ir.qudian.com.
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