BEIJING, Oct. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Gravitas Education Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GEHI) ("GEHI" or the "Company"), a leading early childhood education service provider in China, today announced that it will change the ratio of its American Depositary Shares ("ADS(s)") to Class A ordinary shares ("Share(s)") from one (1) ADS representing one (1) Share to one (1) ADS representing twenty (20) Shares, effective October , 2022 (the "ADS Ratio Change").
For the Company's ADS holders, the change in the ADS ratio will have the same effect as a one-for-twenty reverse ADS split. Effective October 14, 2022, registered holders of ADS of the Company will be required on a mandatory basis to surrender their old ADSs to the depositary bank for cancellation and will receive one (1) new ADS in exchange for every twenty (20) old ADSs then-held. Holders in the Direct Registration System and in the Depository Trust Company will have their ADSs automatically exchanged and need not take any action. No fractional new ADSs will be issued in connection with the ADS Ratio Change. Instead, fractional entitlements to new ADSs will be aggregated and sold by the depositary bank and the net cash proceeds from the sale of the fractional ADS entitlements (after deduction of fees, taxes and expenses) will distributed to the applicable ADS holders by the depositary bank. The ADS Ratio Change will have no impact on the Company's underlying ordinary shares.
About Gravitas Education Holdings, Inc.
Founded on the core values of "Care" and "Responsibility," "Inspire" and "Innovate," Gravitas Education Holdings, Inc. (formerly known as RYB Education, Inc.) is a leading early childhood education service provider in China. Since opening its first play-and-learn center in 1998, the Company has grown and flourished with the mission to provide high-quality, individualized and age-appropriate care and education to nurture and inspire each child for his or her betterment in life. During its two decades of operating history, the Company has built itself into a well-recognized education brand and helped bring about many new educational practices in China's early childhood education industry. GEHI's comprehensive early childhood education solutions meet the needs of children from infancy to 6 years old through structured courses at kindergartens and play-and-learn centers, as well as at-home educational products and services.
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