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Bitauto Provides Clarification Statement on Yiche Life

BEIJING, April 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Bitauto Holdings Limited ("Bitauto" or the "Company") (BITA), a leading provider of internet content & marketing services, and transaction services for China's fast-growing automotive industry, today provides its clarification on the recent news with respect to an entity named Beijing Yiche Life Auto Chain Service Co., Ltd. ("Yiche Life")[1] According to the news, Yiche Life was imposed an administrative warning by the People's Bank of China due to certain misconduct. Bitauto clarifies that the Company is not affiliated or related with Yiche Life, and intends to seek protection of its intellectual property rights associated with Bitauto's name and brand through trademark protection and anti-competition laws in the People's Republic of China.

About Bitauto Holdings Limited

Bitauto Holdings Limited (BITA) is a leading provider of internet content & marketing services, and transaction services for China's fast-growing automotive industry. Bitauto's business consists of three segments: advertising and subscription business, transaction services business and digital marketing solutions business.

Bitauto's advertising and subscription business provides a variety of advertising services to automakers through the bitauto.com website and corresponding mobile apps. The website and mobile apps provide consumers with up-to-date automobile pricing and promotional information, specifications, reviews and consumer feedback. Bitauto also provides transaction-focused online advertisements and promotional services to its business partners via Yixin's online platform for automakers, automobile dealers, auto finance partners and insurance companies. Bitauto offers subscription services via its SaaS platform, which provides web-based and mobile-based integrated digital marketing solutions to automobile dealers in China. The SaaS platform enables automobile dealer subscribers to create their own online showrooms, list pricing and promotional information, provide automobile dealer contact information, place advertisements and manage customer relationships to help them reach a broad set of purchase-minded customers and effectively market their automobiles to consumers online.

Bitauto's transaction services business is primarily conducted by its controlled subsidiary, Yixin Group Limited (2858.HK), a leading online automobile finance transaction platform in China, which provides transaction platform services as well as self-operated financing services.

Bitauto's digital marketing solutions business provides automakers with one-stop digital marketing solutions, including website creation and maintenance, online public relations, online marketing campaigns, advertising agent services, big data applications and digital image creation.

For more information, please visit ir.bitauto.com.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact: 

China

Suki Li
Bitauto Holdings Limited
Phone: +86-10-6849-2145
ir@bitauto.com

Clarisse Pan
Foote Group
Phone: +86-10-8429-9544
bitauto@thefootegroup.com



[1] The English name is not official and is translated based on the entity's Chinese name. 

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