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SHANGHAI, China., Oct. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Q&K International Group Limited (NASDAQ: QK) (“Q&K” or the “Company”), a leading technology-driven long-term apartment rental platform in China, today announced that it has sold all of its equity interest in Shanghai Qingke Investment Consulting Co., Ltd. (the “Former WFOE”), which was a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company in China prior to the disposition, to Wangxiancai Limited, which is beneficially owned by the legal representative and executive director of one of the Company’s subsidiaries, a related party (the “Disposal”). The Former WFOE has a series of contractual arrangements with Shanghai Qingke E-commerce Co., Ltd, the Company’s former variable interest entity, through which the Company carried out certain rental apartment operation business. The Disposal was performed to dedicate the Company’s business resources to operate higher-quality rental apartments through its subsidiaries in China. As a result of the Disposal, the Company no longer conducts any operation through a variable interest entity.
Mr. Chengcai Qu, the chief executive officer of the Company, said, “the Disposal will help us optimize our resources to focus on operating higher-quality rental apartments going forward. We will continue our efforts in the long-term apartment industry with this fresh start.”
Q&K International Group Limited (NASDAQ: QK) is a leading technology-driven long-term apartment rental platform in China. The Company offers young, emerging urban residents conveniently-located, ready-to-move-in, and affordable branded apartments as well as facilitates a variety of value-added services. Q&K leverages advanced IT and mobile technologies to manage rental apartments in various cities in China. Technology is the core of Q&K’s business and is applied to its operational process from apartment sourcing, renovation, and tenant acquisition, to property management. The focus on technology enables Q&K to operate a large, dispersed, and fast-growing portfolio of apartments with high operational efficiency and deliver a superior user experience.
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