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NaaS Technology Inc. Announces US$30 Million Private Placement of Convertible Note

NaaS Technology Inc. Announces US$30 Million Private Placement of Convertible Note

BEIJING, June 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- NaaS Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: NAAS) ("NaaS" or the "Company"), the first U.S. listed EV charging service company in China, today announced that it entered into a convertible note purchase agreement with LMR Partners Limited (the "Investor" or "LMR"), a global multi-strategy investment fund, pursuant to which the Investor will purchase from the Company a convertible note with a principal amount of US$30 million, convertible into American depositary shares ("ADSs") representing the Company's ordinary shares. Concurrently, the Company and the Investor entered into a derivative arrangement with respect to the ADSs.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and the closing is expected to take place in the near future. The convertible note has a 363-day term and interest will be payable on a quarterly basis. Subject to certain conditions, the Investor may purchase from the Company an additional convertible note with a principal amount of US$25 million and with substantially similar terms.

"We are excited to welcome LMR as our new investor and are grateful for their endorsement of our efforts to propel the electrification of China's transportation industry," said Mr. Alex Wu, NaaS' president and chief financial officer.

The issuance of the securities is exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and is made in reliance on, and in compliance with, Regulation S under the Securities Act.

About NaaS Technology Inc.

NaaS Technology Inc. is the first U.S. listed EV charging service company in China. The Company is a subsidiary of Newlinks Technology Limited, a leading energy digitalization group in China. The Company provides one-stop EV charging solutions to charging stations comprising online EV charging, offline EV charging and innovative and other solutions, supporting every stage of the station lifecycle. As of March 31, 2023, NaaS had connected over 575,000 chargers covering 55,000 charging stations, representing 40% and 49% of China's public charging market share respectively. On June 13, 2022, the American depositary shares of the Company started trading on Nasdaq under the stock code NAAS.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these forward-looking statements by terminology such as "will," "expects," "believes," "anticipates," "intends," "estimates" and similar statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the Company and the industry. All information provided in this press release is as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that its expectations will turn out to be correct, and investors are cautioned that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: NaaS' goals and strategies; its future business development, financial conditions and results of operations; its ability to continuously develop new technology, services and products and keep up with changes in the industries in which it operates; growth of China's EV charging industry and EV charging service industry and NaaS' future business development; demand for and market acceptance of NaaS' products and services; NaaS' ability to protect and enforce its intellectual property rights; NaaS' ability to attract and retain qualified executives and personnel; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of government and other measures taken in relation thereto; U.S.-China trade war and its effect on NaaS' operation, fluctuations of the RMB exchange rate, and NaaS' ability to obtain adequate financing for its planned capital expenditure requirements; NaaS' relationships with end-users, customers, suppliers and other business partners; competition in the industry; relevant government policies and regulations related to the industry; and fluctuations in general economic and business conditions in China and globally. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in NaaS' filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Investor Relations
NaaS Technology Inc.
E-mail: ir@enaas.com 

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