SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Meten EdtechX Education Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: METX) (“Meten EdtechX”, or the “Company”), a leading English language training (“ELT”) service provider in China, today announced that its board of directors (the “Board”) has approved a share repurchase program effective October 1, 2020 (the “Share Repurchase Program”).
Under the Share Repurchase Program, Meten EdtechX is authorized to repurchase up to US$2 million worth of its issued and outstanding ordinary shares (“ordinary shares”) from time to time through open-market transactions. The repurchases will be made at prevailing market prices, in negotiated transactions off the market, in block trades, pursuant to a 10b5-1 plan (which if adopted, will allow Meten EdtechX to repurchase its ordinary shares during periods in which it may be in possession of material non-public information) or otherwise.
The purchases will be made subject to restrictions relating to volume, price and timing. The timing and extent of any purchases will depend upon market conditions, the trading price of its ordinary shares and other factors. The Company expects to implement the Share Repurchase Program over the next three years, in a manner consistent with market conditions and the interest of its shareholders.
The Board will review the Share Repurchase Program periodically, and may authorize adjustment of its terms and size accordingly. The Share Repurchase Program may be suspended or discontinued at any time.
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About Meten EdtechX
Meten EdtechX is a leading ELT service provider in China, delivering English language and future skills training for Chinese students and professionals. Through a sophisticated digital platform and nationwide network of learning centers, the Company provides its services under three industry-leading brands: Meten (adult and junior ELT services), ABC (primarily junior ELT services) and Likeshuo (online ELT). It offers superior teaching quality and student satisfaction, which are underpinned by cutting edge technology deployed across its business, including AI-driven centralized teaching and management systems that record and analyze learning processes in real time.
The Company is committed to improving the overall English language competence and competitiveness of the Chinese population to keep abreast of the rapid development of globalization. Its experienced management is focused on further developing its digital platform and expanding its network of learning centers to deliver a continually evolving service offerings to a growing number of students across China.
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