GreenTree Hospitality Group Ltd. Announces Management Change

SHANGHAI, Jan. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- GreenTree Hospitality Group Ltd. (NYSE: GHG) ("GreenTree", the "Company", "we", "us" and "our"), a leading franchised hotel operator in China, today announced that the term of Ms. Jasmine Xin Yue Geffner's employment contract, as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, expired on December 31, 2018. Dr. Yiping Yang, formerly the Vice President of Operations of the Company, has been appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer of the Company.

"I would like to thank Jasmine for her invaluable service and contribution to the Company, including her devoted effort to the successful completion of our initial public offering and listing on the NYSE in March 2018," commented Mr. Alex Xu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GreenTree. "I wish her the very best of success in her future endeavors."

Dr. Yang began her career at the Company in 2016 as an Executive Assistant to the Chairman. She was quickly promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing with responsibility over sales channels, reservation and customer services, public relations. From February 2017 until late 2018, Dr. Yang was our Vice President of Operations. In addition, prior to the Company's IPO, Dr. Yang had served on the Board of Directors of the Company. Dr. Yang earned her Ph.D. degree in mathematical finance from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, a top university in the world.

About GreenTree Hospitality Group Ltd.

GreenTree Hospitality Group Ltd. ("GreenTree" or the "Company") (NYSE: GHG) is a leading franchised hotel operator in China. As of December 31, 2017, GreenTree had the highest proportion of franchised-and-managed hotels among the top four economy to mid-scale hotel networks in China. In 2017, GreenTree was the fourth largest economy to mid-scale hotel group in China in terms of number of hotel rooms according to the China Hospitality Association. The Company has built a strong suite of brands, including its flagship "GreenTree Inns" brand, as a result of its long-standing dedication to the hospitality industry in China, the consistent quality of its services, its signature hotel designs, broad geographic coverage and convenient locations. GreenTree has positioned its brands to appeal to value- and quality-conscious business and leisure travelers.

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