BEIJING, May 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Yiren Digital Ltd. (“Yiren Digital” or the “Company”) (NYSE: YRD), a leading digital personal financial management platform in China, today announced that it received a notice from NYSE Regulation indicating that the Company is not in compliance with Section 802.01E of the NYSE Listed Company Manual as a result of its failure to timely file its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2021 (the “2021 Form 20-F”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).
The Company was not able to file the 2021 Form 20-F by May 17, 2022, as extended from the original due date of May 2, 2022 pursuant to the Form 12b-25 submitted to the SEC on April 29, 2022. The delay is primarily because the financial statements of the Company for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP are not yet finalized and the Company recently changed its independent registered public accounting firm as disclosed in the Form 6-K furnished to the SEC on April 29, 2022. The Company is making all efforts to file the 2021 Form 20-F as soon as possible.
NYSE Regulation notified the Company that the NYSE will closely monitor the status of the Company’s late filing and related public disclosures for up to a six-month period from the due date. If the Company fails to file its 2021 Form 20-F and any subsequent delayed filings within six months from the filing due date, the NYSE may, in its sole discretion, allow the Company’s securities to trade for up to an additional six months depending on specific circumstances, as outlined in Section 802.01E of the NYSE Listed Company Manual. It is expected by the NYSE that the Company will submit an official request for NYSE’s consideration at the appropriate time. If the NYSE determines that an additional six-month trading period is not appropriate, suspension and delisting procedures will commence pursuant to Section 804.00 of the NYSE Listed Company Manual. If the NYSE determines that an additional trading period of up to six months is appropriate and the Company fails to file its 2021 Form 20-F and any subsequent delayed filings by the end of that period, suspension and delisting procedures will generally commence. Regardless of the procedures described above, the NYSE may commence delisting proceedings at any time during the period that is available to complete the filing, if circumstances warrant.
About Yiren Digital
Yiren Digital Ltd. is a leading digital personal financial management platform in China. The Company provides customized asset allocation services and wealth management solutions to China’s mass affluent population as well as utilizes online and offline channels to provide retail credit facilitation services to individual borrowers and small business owners.
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