Board of Directors Recommends Shareholders Vote Against the Proposal to Remove Sean Shao
as an Independent Director of the Board
BEIJING, June 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Luckin Coffee Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: LK) today announced that the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) was notified (the “Notification”) by Mr. Charles Zhengyao Lu that, in his capacity as the Chairman of the Board, he had decided to convene an Extraordinary General Meeting of the shareholders of the Company (the “Proposed EGM”) at 15:00, July 5, 2020, Beijing time, pursuant to a requisition by Haode Investment Inc. (“Haode”). Haode, a company beneficially owned by Mr. Lu, is a stockholder of the Company holding 208,146,050 Class B ordinary shares, which represent approximately 37.2% of the aggregate voting power of the Company’s equity stocks as of June 26, 2020.
The Board has reviewed the Notification, and the majority of directors of the Board have confirmed the date of the Proposed EGM. The Board resolved to recommend to shareholders to vote against the proposal to remove Mr. Sean Shao as an independent director of the Board, due to concerns of potential disruption to the ongoing internal investigation considering Mr. Shao currently serves as the chairman of the Special Committee of the Board.
A copy of the notice of the Proposed EGM posted to the Company’s website is attached as Exhibit 99.3 to the Current Report on Form 6-K furnished by the Company today.
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About Luckin Coffee Inc.
Luckin Coffee Inc. (NASDAQ: LK) 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: 646 880 9039
Luckin Coffee Inc. PR
Ed Trissel / Jack Kelleher
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
Phone: 212 355 4449
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