HANGZHOU, China, March 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruhnn Holding Limited ("ruhnn" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: RUHN), a leading internet key opinion leader ("KOL") facilitator in China, today announced that it has set March 10, 2021 as the record date for the dissemination of Rule 13e-3 Transaction Statement on Schedule 13E-3 (as amended, the "Schedule 13E-3") in connection with a previously announced "going private" transaction contemplated under an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Merger Agreement") the Company entered into with RUNION Holding Limited ("Parent") and RUNION Mergersub Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent, on February 3, 2021.
Record holders of the Company's ordinary shares (including shares represented by American Depositary Shares of the Company (each, an "ADS")) will each receive a copy of the Schedule 13E-3. The Company has posted on its website https://ir.ruhnn.com the Schedule 13E-3, the Merger Agreement and a plan of merger with respect to the merger (the "Plan of Merger") and notified the record holders of ordinary shares via email that the Plan of Merger is available on its website.
The merger is currently expected to close in April 2021 pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement. If completed, the merger will result in the Company becoming a privately held company, and its ADSs will no longer be listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.
About Ruhnn Holding Limited
Ruhnn Holding Limited is a leading KOL facilitator in China. The Company connects influential KOLs who engage and impact their fans on the internet to its vast commercial network to build the brands of fashion products. Ruhnn pioneered the commercialization of the KOL ecosystem in China, and operates under both platform and full-service models. The Company's platform model promotes products sold in third-party online stores and provides advertising services on KOL's social media spaces to third-party merchants. The full-service model integrates key steps of the e-commerce value chain from product design and sourcing and online store operations to logistics and after-sale services. As of September 30, 2020, the Company had 180 signed KOLs with an aggregate of 295.3 million fans across major social media platforms in China.
For more information, please visit http://ir.ruhnn.com.
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