Joint Provisional Liquidators to Facilitate the Negotiation and Restructuring of Financial Obligations; No Material Impact on Daily Operations Expected
Company Continues to Operate its Business under the Day-to-Day Control of the Board of Directors with Supervision by the JPLs
BEIJING, July 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Luckin Coffee Inc. (the “Company”) (OTC:LKNCY) today announced that the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands has appointed Alexander Lawson of Alvarez & Marsal Cayman Islands Limited and Wing Sze Tiffany Wong of Alvarez & Marsal Asia Limited to act as “light-touch” Joint Provisional Liquidators of the Company (the “JPLs”). The appointment of the JPLs was made pursuant to an application to appoint provisional liquidators by Luckin Coffee in response to a winding up petition filed by a creditor of the Company. Alvarez & Marsal is a leading consulting firm that specializes in handling complex business issues and maximizing stakeholder value.
The Company believes the appointment of the JPLs will provide a stable platform to allow the Company and its advisors, including Houlihan Lokey (China) Limited (financial advisors to the Company), to facilitate the negotiation and restructuring of the Company’s financial obligations. The Company will continue to operate its business under the day-to-day control of its Board of Directors with the supervision of the JPLs. The Company is and will continue to be committed to offering products with high quality, high affordability and high convenience to its customers.
As of June 30, 2020, the Company’s estimated preliminary unaudited cash and cash equivalents (excluding restricted cash and illiquid short-term investments) amounted to approximately USD780 million, with the majority of the cash located within the People’s Republic of China. This amount is based on the information currently available to the Company and has not been audited or reviewed by the Company’s auditor. Accordingly, the Company’s actual cash and cash equivalents as of June 30, 2020 may differ from the preliminary balance presented here.
Safe Harbor Statement
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About Luckin Coffee Inc.
Luckin Coffee Inc. (OTC:LKNCY) has pioneered a technology-driven retail network to provide coffee and other products of high quality, high affordability, and high convenience to customers. Empowered by big data analytics, AI, and proprietary technologies, the Company pursues its mission to be part of everyone’s everyday life, starting with coffee. The Company was founded in 2017 and is based in China. For more information, please visit investor.luckincoffee.com.
Investor and Media Contacts
Luckin Coffee Inc. IR
Bill Zima / Fitzhugh Taylor
Phone: +1 646 880 9039
Luckin Coffee Inc. PR
Ed Trissel / Jack Kelleher
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
Phone: +1 212 355 4449
Joint Provisional Liquidators:
Alvarez & Marsal Cayman Islands Limited
Phone: +1 345 916 4500
Alvarez & Marsal Asia Limited
Phone: +852 3102 2663
Brandon Gale / Thomas Seward / Sophia Xia
Houlihan Lokey (China) Limited
Source: Luckin Coffee Inc.