SHANGHAI, Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- GreenTree Hospitality Group Ltd. (GHG), a leading hospitality management group in China ("GreenTree" or the "Company"), today announced that it will hold its annual general meeting of shareholders at 2451 Hongqiao Road, Changning District, Shanghai 200335, People's Republic of China on October 21, 2019 at 10:00 PM U.S. Eastern Time (10:00 AM Beijing/Hong Kong Time on October 22, 2019) for the following purpose:
To approve the re-appointment of Ernst & Young Hua Ming LLP as independent auditor of the Company for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019.
Holders of record of ordinary shares of the Company at the close of business on September 20, 2019 are entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the annual general meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof. Holders of the Company's American depositary shares ("ADSs") who wish to exercise their voting rights for the underlying Class A ordinary shares must act through the depositary of the Company's ADS program, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas.
The notice of the annual general meeting, which sets forth the resolutions to be submitted to shareholder approval at the annual general meeting, is available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at http://ir.998.com. Shareholders may obtain a copy of the Company's 2018 annual report, free of charge, from the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at http://ir.998.com, or by contacting GreenTree Hospitality Group Ltd. at 2451 Hongqiao Road, Changning District, Shanghai 200335, People's Republic of China, attention: Ms. Selina Yang or Mr. Nicky Zheng, telephone: +86-21-3617-4886 ext. 7999 or ext. 6708, email: email@example.com.
About GreenTree Hospitality Group Ltd.
GreenTree Hospitality Group Ltd. ("GreenTree" or the "Company") (GHG) is a leading hospitality management group in China. As of June 30, 2019, GreenTree had a total number of 2,955 hotels. In 2018, GreenTree ranked among the Top 12 worldwide in terms of number of hotels in "World's Largest Hotel Companies: HOTELS' 325", published by HOTELS magazine, and was as well the fourth largest hospitality company in China in 2018 based on the statistics issued by the China Hospitality Association.
The Company has built a strong suite of brands including its flagship "GreenTree Inns" brand as a result of its long-standing dedication to the hospitality industry in China and consistent quality of its services, signature hotel designs, broad geographic coverage and convenient locations. The Company has further expanded its brand portfolio into the mid-to-upscale and luxury segments through a series of strategic investments. By offering diverse brands, through its strong membership base, expansive booking network, superior system management with moderate charges, and fully supported by its operating departments including Decoration, Engineering, Purchasing, Operation, IT and Finance, GreenTree aims to keep closer relationships with all our clients and partners by providing a brand portfolio featuring comfort, style and value.
For more information on GreenTree, please visit http://ir.998.com.
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For more information, please contact:
Ms. Selina Yang
Phone: +86-21-3617-4886 ext. 7999
Mr. Nicky Zheng
Phone: +86-21-3617-4886 ext. 6708