SHANGHAI, March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- PPDAI Group Inc. ("PPDAI," "Paipaidai," or the "Company") (PPDF), a leading online consumer finance marketplace in China, today announced that the Company's board of directors (the "Board") approved an annual dividend for the fiscal year 2018.
The Board has declared a dividend of US$0.19 per American Depositary Share for the fiscal year 2018, which is expected to be paid around April 26, 2019 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 5, 2019. The determination to make dividend distributions and the amount of such distributions will be made at the discretion of the Board and will be based upon the Company's operations and earnings, cash flows, financial condition and other relevant factors.
Mr. Jun Zhang, Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of PPDAI, commented, "We are pleased to announce our first dividend distribution as a listed company. The Board authorization of a dividend reflects our confidence in our business model, our capabilities and long term market potential. With our leadership position in the market, we remain confident in the long term outlook of the Company."
About PPDAI Group Inc.
PPDAI is a leading online consumer finance marketplace in China with strong brand recognition. Launched in 2007, the Company is the first online consumer finance marketplace in China connecting borrowers and investors. As a pioneer in China's online consumer finance marketplace, the Company benefits from both its early-mover advantages and the invaluable data and experience accumulated throughout multiple complete loan lifecycles. The Company's platform, empowered by its proprietary, cutting-edge technologies, features a highly automated loan transaction process, which enables a superior user experience, as evidenced by the rapid growth of the Company's user base and loan origination volume. As of December 31, 2018, the Company had over 88.9 million cumulative registered users.
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