SHANGHAI, China, March 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Baozun Inc. (Nasdaq: BZUN and HKEX: 9991) (“Baozun” or the “Company”), the leading brand e-commerce service partner that helps brands execute their e-commerce strategies in China, today announced that its Board of Directors (the “Board”) has increased the Company’s share repurchase authorization by US$80 million in addition to the previously approved US$175 million.
From May 2021 to March 24, 2022, the Company repurchased approximately 28.4 million of Class A ordinary shares (including Class A ordinary shares represented by the American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”)) for approximately US$168.2 million under its share repurchase programs approved in 2021. This increase brings the total remaining authorization to approximately US$86.8 million.
The Company may repurchase its outstanding (i) ADSs, each representing three Class A ordinary shares, and/or (ii) Class A ordinary shares over the next 12 months starting from March 25, 2022. The Company’s board of directors will review the share repurchase program periodically and may authorize adjustment of its terms and size. The Company plans to fund repurchases from its existing cash balance.
The Company’s proposed repurchases may be made from time to time on the open market at prevailing market prices, in privately negotiated transactions, in block trades and/or through other legally permissible means, depending on market conditions and in accordance with applicable rules and regulations. The Company’s board of directors agrees to authorize management of Baozun to implement the share repurchase, including implementing the share repurchase in accordance with plans under the Rule 10b5-1 under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
In addition, Mr. Vincent Qiu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Baozun, and Mr. Junhua Wu, Co-founder and Director of Baozun, have informed the Company of their intention to use their personal funds to purchase up to US$5 million of the Company’s ADSs or Class A ordinary shares in the open market for the next 12 months.
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About Baozun Inc.
Baozun Inc. is the leader and a pioneer in the brand e-commerce service industry in China. Baozun empowers a broad and diverse range of brands to grow and succeed by leveraging its end-to-end e-commerce service capabilities, omni-channel coverage and technology-driven solutions. Its integrated one-stop solutions address all core aspects of the e-commerce operations covering IT solutions, online store operations, digital marketing, customer services, and warehousing and fulfillment.
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