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LOS ANGELES, March 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ATIF Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: ATIF, "ATIF" or "We"), a holding group providing business and financial consulting in Asia and North America, today announced that on March 1, 2021, the Board of Directors approved the cancellation of 5,555,548 ordinary shares, more than 10.8% of current outstanding shares. As a result, ATIF's outstanding share count decreased from 51,362,500 shares to 45,806,952 shares.
The 5,555,548 ordinary shares were repurchased, subsequently unissued and held as treasury shares in relation to the Leaping Group Co, Ltd. transaction completed in February of 2021.
"We are looking at all strategic initiatives as businesses around the world emerge from the pandemic," said Pishan Chi, Chief Executive Officer of ATIF, "The transition of our business model and exit of Leaping Group Co., Ltd. reflects our ability to adapt to changing environments. Our first step towards enhancing shareholder value is disposing of a business which is anticipated to require an extended period of recovery time and reducing our outstanding shares. We are confident in our ability to execute on recently announced business plans and commence our asset management segment to further generate shareholder returns."
About ATIF Holdings Limited
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, ATIF Holdings Limited ("ATIF") is a holding group with asset management, investment holding and online financial information business and provide business consulting services to small and medium-sized enterprises in Asia and North America. ATIF operates an internet-based financial information service platform IPOEX.com, which provides prestige membership services including market information, pre-IPO education, IR media and matchmaking services between SMEs and financing institutions. ATIF's investment holding business is to provide going public consulting, M&A consulting and financial consulting services to SMEs. ATIF has advised several enterprises in China in their plans to become publicly listed in the U.S. ATIF plans to launch securities investment service and investment advisory in Q1 2021. For more information, please visit https://ir.atifchina.com/.
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SOURCE ATIF Holdings Limited