BEIJING, Dec. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — NaaS Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: NAAS) (the “Company”), one of the largest and fastest-growing electric vehicle charging service providers in China, is pleased to announce that the Company entered into a share subscription agreement with an institutional investor on November 30, 2022. The investor has agreed to subscribe for and purchase from the Company, through a private placement, a total of 57,570,524 newly issued Class A ordinary shares of the Company at a price of US$0.5211 per ordinary share, based on the volume-weighted average traded price of American depositary shares of the Company on Nasdaq for the 30 consecutive trading days immediately preceding the date of the agreement (adjusted to account for the 1:10 ADS-to-share ratio), for a total purchase price of US$30 million. The private placement is subject to customary closing conditions. The closing is expected to take place in December 2022.
The securities to be sold in this private placement have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or any state or other applicable jurisdiction’s securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state or other jurisdictions’ securities laws.
About NaaS Technology Inc.
NaaS Technology Inc. is one of the largest and fastest growing EV charging service providers in China. The Company is a subsidiary of Newlinks Technology Limited, a leading energy digitalization group in China. NaaS provides one-stop services to charging pile manufacturers and operators, OEMs, companies with their own delivery fleets as well as fleet operators, with online, offline, and non-electric services covering the whole value chain across the EV sector. As of 2021, NaaS had connected 290,000 chargers, with an annual charging capacity of over 1,200 Gigawatt hours, accounting for about 18% of China’s public charging market and eliminating 900,000 tons of carbon emissions annually. On June 13, 2022, the American depositary shares of the Company started trading on NASDAQ under the stock code NAAS.
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