BEIJING–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KE Holdings Inc. (“Beike” or the “Company”) (NYSE: BEKE), a leading integrated online and offline platform for housing transactions and services, today announced that the Company adopted a 2022 Global Share Incentive Plan (the “2022 Plan”), which was approved by the board of directors of the Company (the “Board”) and becomes effective on May 5, 2022 (Beijing/Hong Kong Time). The maximum number of Class A ordinary shares of the Company that may be issued pursuant to all awards under the 2022 plan is 125,692,439.
On the same date, the Company grants a total of 71,824,250 restricted shares under the 2022 Plan to Mr. PENG Yongdong, the chairman of the Board and chief executive officer of the Company, and a total of 53,868,189 restricted shares under the 2022 Plan to Mr. SHAN Yigang, an executive director of the Company, to recognize their extraordinary contributions and provide further incentives to align their interests to the long-term shareholders’ value of the Company. The restricted shares granted are vested on the same date, and are subject to further restrictions on transfer and dividend rights. The restrictions are to be removed in five installments annually, subject to the approval by the compensation committee of the Board for each installment. The grants have been approved by the Board and the audit committee of the Board.
About KE Holdings Inc.
KE Holdings Inc. is a leading integrated online and offline platform for housing transactions and services. The Company is a pioneer in building infrastructure and standards to reinvent how service providers and housing customers efficiently navigate and complete housing transactions in China, ranging from existing and new home sales, home rentals, to home renovation and furnishing, and other services. The Company owns and operates Lianjia, China’s leading real estate brokerage brand and an integral part of its Beike platform. With more than 20 years of operating experience through Lianjia since its inception in 2001, the Company believes the success and proven track record of Lianjia pave the way for it to build its infrastructure and standards and drive the rapid and sustainable growth of Beike.
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