Kaixin Auto Holdings Announces Negotiation of Cooperation Partnership by Haitaoche Limited

March 5, 2021

BEIJING, March 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kaixin Auto Holdings (“Kaixin” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: KXIN) today announced that Haitaoche Limited (“Haitaoche”) is engaged in negotiation of a partnership with a leading online retail platform in China to tap into China’s fast-growing e-commerce auto market. Kaixin entered into a definitive share purchase agreement with the shareholders of Haitaoche on December 31, 2020, pursuant to which Kaixin will acquire 100% of the share capital of Haitaoche from the shareholders of Haitaoche.1

Through the cooperative partnership under negotiation, Haitaoche aims to gain access to China’s fast-growing e-commerce auto sales market and tap into diversified revenue source and growth opportunities by leveraging its rich resources and expertise in consumer vehicle sales and full range of value-added services. The counterparty in the proposed partnership is one of China’s largest one-stop e-commerce platforms, serving hundreds of millions of active customers with a vast selection of consumer products.

Haitaoche is a China-based online retail platform for imported automobiles. Haitaoche is committed to developing into China's leading innovative automotive retail trading platform. With a track record of good performance and reputation in the field of import car sales, Haitaoche is expanding its sales system into the field of electric vehicles.

  1. Details of the definitive share purchase agreement were disclosed by Kaixin in its 6-K filing on 1/06/2021. Subject to the approval by Nasdaq and other closing conditions, the Company anticipates that the acquisition of Haitaoche share capital will close on or prior to March 31, 2021.

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