SHANGHAI, May 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- 111 Inc. ( "111" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: YI), a leading tech-enabled healthcare platform company in China, today announced that on May 4th, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") provisionally listed the Company as a "Commission-Identified Issuer" under the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act of the United States (the "HFCAA").
This identification was expected by the Company as a routine application procedure following the Company's filing of its annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 on April 29th, 2022. This identification indicates that the SEC has determined the Company used an auditor whose working paper cannot be inspected or investigated completely by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board of the United States ("PCAOB") to issue the audit opinion for the Company's financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. The HFCAA requires the SEC to prohibit the securities of a "Commission-Identified Issuer" from being traded on any of the U.S. securities exchanges if the auditor of the covered issuer's financial statements is not subject to inspection by the PCAOB for three consecutive years, beginning in 2021.
111 will continue to monitor developments and has been proactively exploring available options to protect the interest of its shareholders. 111 will continue to comply with applicable laws and regulations in all jurisdictions, including the HFCAA, and strive to maintain its listing status on Nasdaq.
111, Inc. (NASDAQ: YI) ("111" or the "Company") is a leading tech-enabled healthcare platform company committed to digitally connecting patients with medicine and healthcare services in China. The Company provides consumers with better access to pharmaceutical products and healthcare services directly through its online retail pharmacy, 1 Pharmacy, and indirectly through its offline virtual pharmacy network. The Company also offers online healthcare services through its internet hospital, 1 Clinic, which provides consumers with cost-effective and convenient online consultation, electronic prescription service, and patient management service. In addition, the Company's online platform, 1 Medicine, serves as a one-stop shop for pharmacies to source a vast selection of pharmaceutical products. With the largest virtual pharmacy network in China, 111 enables offline pharmacies to better serve their customers with cloud-based services. 111 also provides an omni-channel drug commercialization platform to its strategic partners, which includes services such as digital marketing, patient education, data analytics, and pricing monitoring.
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