SHANGHAI, Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- FinVolution Group ("FinVolution", or the "Company") (NYSE: FINV), a leading fintech platform in China, today announced that Mr. Shaofeng Gu, Chairman and Chief Innovation Officer of the Company, has informed the Company that he purchased in his personal capacity approximately 0.53 million of the Company's American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") in the fourth quarter of 2020. During 2020, Mr. Gu purchased a total of 3.41 million ADSs. All the ADSs purchased made by Mr. Gu were independent of the Company's share repurchase programs and were made during an open window period in full compliance with all the Company's and legal guidelines.
Mr. Gu commented, "Despite a challenging start to the year, a large portion of the uncertainties appear to be behind us. Notably, credit risk performance on our platform by year end improved to the lower-end of our vintage delinquency range compared to the past 2-3 years. We are delighted to have successfully transitioned our platform from being primarily funded by individual investors to being fully funded by institutional funding partners. We continue to deeply believe that a technology-driven focus will enable the Company to better navigate market dynamics, capture opportunities and achieve sustainable growth in the long-term. I also believe the current share price undervalues the potential of the Company and serves as a highly attractive investment opportunity."
As of December 31, 2020, Mr. Gu beneficially owned 416,928,560 ordinary shares, representing approximately 29.6% of ownership in the Company.
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About FinVolution Group
FinVolution Group is a leading fintech platform in China connecting underserved individual borrowers with financial institutions. Established in 2007, the Company is a pioneer in China's online consumer finance industry and has developed innovative technologies and has accumulated in-depth experience in the core areas of credit risk assessment, fraud detection, big data and artificial intelligence. The Company's platform, empowered by proprietary cutting-edge technologies, features a highly automated loan transaction process, which enables a superior user experience. As of September 30, 2020, the Company had over 112.8 million cumulative registered users.
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