JD.com and Dada Announce Progress Update on Investment in Dada
SHANGHAI, China, Feb. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JD.com, Inc. (“JD.com”) (Nasdaq: JD; HKEx: 9618), a leading supply chain-based technology and service provider, and Dada Nexus Limited (“Dada”) (Nasdaq: Dada), China’s leading local on-demand delivery and retail platform, today jointly announced that JD.com’s investment in Dada has obtained all the requisite regulatory approvals. It is currently expected that this transaction will close by end of February 2022. Upon the closing of this transaction, Dada will issue to JD.com certain number of ordinary shares of Dada in consideration for US$546 million in cash and certain strategic resources from JD.com. JD.com will hold, taking into account its existing shareholding, approximately 52% of Dada’s issued and outstanding shares and expects to consolidate the financial results of Dada into its consolidated financial statements. Mr. Jun Yang will resign from his position as a director of the board of directors of Dada, effective upon closing of the transaction.
JD.com is a leading supply chain-based technology and service provider. JD.com’s cutting-edge retail infrastructure seeks to enable consumers to buy whatever they want, whenever and wherever they want it. JD.com has opened its technology and infrastructure to partners, brands and other sectors, as part of its Retail as a Service offering to help drive productivity and innovation across a range of industries.
Dada is a leading platform of local on-demand retail and delivery in China. It operates JDDJ, one of China’s largest local on-demand retail platforms for retailers and brand owners, and Dada Now, a leading local on-demand delivery platform open to merchants and individual senders across various industries and product categories. Dada’s two platforms are inter-connected and mutually beneficial. The Dada Now platform enables improved delivery experience for participants on the JDDJ platform through its readily accessible fulfillment solutions and strong on-demand delivery infrastructure. Meanwhile, the vast volume of on-demand delivery orders from the JDDJ platform increases order volume and density for the Dada Now platform.
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For investor and media inquiries, please contact:
Ms. Ruiyu Li
+86 (10) 8912-6805
Dada Nexus Limited
Ms. Caroline Dong