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|Exhibit 99.1||Qudian Inc. Receives Notice Regarding NYSE Continued Listing Standards|
Pursuant to the requirements 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.
|Title:||Vice President of Finance|
Date: February 24, 2022
Qudian Inc. Receives Notice Regarding NYSE Continued Listing Standards
XIAMEN, China, Feb. 10, 2022/PRNewswire/ Qudian Inc. (Qudian or the Company) (NYSE: QD), a leading technology platform empowering the enhancement of the online consumer finance experience in China, today announced that it has received a letter from the New York Stock Exchange (the NYSE) dated February 7, 2022, notifying the Company that it is below the NYSEs continued listing standards due to the trading price of Qudians American depositary shares (the ADSs).
Pursuant to Section 802.01C of the NYSEs Listed Company Manual, a company will be considered to be below compliance standards if the average closing price of its security as reported on the consolidated tape is less than US$1.00 over a consecutive 30 trading-day period. The Company has six months (the Cure Period) following receipt of the notice to regain compliance with the minimum share price requirement. The Company can regain compliance at any time during the Cure Period if on the last trading day of any calendar month during the Cure Period the Company has a closing share price of at least US$1.00 per ADS and an average closing share price of at least US$1.00 per ADS over the 30 trading-day period ending on the last trading day of that month. In the event that at the expiration of the six-month Cure Period, both a US$1.00 per ADS closing share price on the last trading day of the Cure Period and a US$1.00 per ADS average closing share price over the 30 trading-day period ending on the last trading day of the Cure Period are not attained, the NYSE will commence suspension and delisting procedures.
To address this issue, the Company intends to monitor the market conditions of its listed securities and is still considering its options. The Company has notified the NYSE on February 10, 2022 of its intent to cure the deficiency. During the Cure Period, the Companys ADSs will continue to be listed and traded on the NYSE, subject to its compliance with other NYSE continued listing standards and other rights of the NYSE to delist the ADSs. The NYSE notification does not affect the Companys business operations, its U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reporting requirements or contractual obligations.
About Qudian Inc.
Qudian Inc. (Qudian) is a leading technology platform empowering the enhancement of online consumer finance experience in China. The Companys mission is to use technology to make personalized credit accessible to hundreds of millions of young, mobile-active consumers in China who need access to small credit for their discretionary spending but are underserved by traditional financial institutions due to lack of traditional credit data or high cost of servicing. Qudians credit solutions enable licensed, regulated financial institutions and ecosystem partners to offer affordable and customized loans to this young generation of consumers.
For more information, please visit http://ir.qudian.com.
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