Luckin Coffee Announces Full Redemption of Offshore Debt Securities
Acquisition further optimizes Luckin Coffee’s capital structure
The company maintains a strong liquidity position
BEIJING, Aug. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Luckin Coffee Inc. (“Luckin Coffee” or the “Company”) (OTC: LKNCY) today announced the full redemption of its US$109.9 million in securities 9.00% Series B Senior Secured Notes Due 2027 (the “New Notes”). The New Bonds represent the Company’s only offshore debt securities and the redemption marks an important step to further optimize the Company’s capital structure.
The aggregate redemption price of the New Bonds is US$110.6 million, which is the total principal amount outstanding plus total accrued interest. The aggregate redemption price is paid from the Company’s available overseas cash balance and the Company’s liquidity position remains strong.
With the full repayment of the New Bonds, the role of the system supervisors under the previously announced Restructuring Support Agreement has come to an end. Alexander Lawson of Alvarez & Marsal Cayman Islands Limited and Wing Sze Tiffany Wong of Alvarez & Marsal Asia Limited had been the plan supervisors and, prior to that, joint provisional liquidators since July 15, 2020.
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About Luckin Coffee
Luckin Coffee (OTC: LKNCY) pioneered a technology-driven retail network to provide high-quality, highly convenient and highly affordable coffee and other products to customers. Through proprietary technologies, Luckin Coffee pursues its vision of creating a world-class coffee brand and becoming part of everyone’s daily life. Luckin Coffee was founded in 2017 and is based in China. For more information, visit investor.lkcoffee.com.
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