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9F Inc. Acquires Strategic Stake in Hubei Consumer Finance Company

BEIJING, Sept. 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 9F Inc. (“9F” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: JFU), a leading digital financial account platform integrating and personalizing financial services in China, today announced that a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company in China acquired a strategic stake in Hubei Consumer Finance Company, a licensed consumer finance company headquartered in Wuhan, Hubei Province.

Hubei Consumer Finance Company was established in April 2015 and was the eighth nationwide consumer finance company in China approved by the China Banking Regulatory Commission and the first one located in Central China. With this investment, 9F’s wholly-owned subsidiary has become the second largest shareholder in Hubei Consumer Finance Company.

9F will leverage its extensive technological experience to assist Hubei Consumer Finance Company in acquiring traffic and deploying AI technology across its consumer finance business. 9F will also strategically deploy a team to work on empowering Hubei Consumer Finance Company’s consumer finance platform with cutting-edge technology.

Mr. Lei Sun, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are pleased to have completed this strategic investment. It is another step in our strategy to develop stronger relationships with financial institutions and will expand our ecosystem deeper into the consumer finance sector. We believe it will contribute to future growth and enhance shareholder value over time.”

About 9F Inc.

9F Inc. is a leading digital financial account platform integrating and personalizing financial services in China with the footprint expanding overseas. The Company provide a comprehensive range of financial products and services across loan products, online wealth management products, and payment facilitation, all integrated under a single digital financial account.

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For investor and media enquiries, please contact:

In China:
9F Inc.
Head of Investor Relations
Cecilia Ma


In China
Mr. Christian Arnell
Phone: +86-10-5900-1548


Ms. Linda Bergkamp
Phone: +1-480-614-3004

Source: 9F Inc.