HANGZHOU, China, Dec. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — BEST Inc. (NYSE: BEST) ("BEST" or the "Company"), a leading integrated smart supply chain solutions and logistics services provider in China, today announced the closing and completion of its previously announced sale of its express delivery business in China (the "Business") to J&T Express Co., Ltd. ("J&T Express China"), a PRC limited liability company and a logistics services provider in China, at approximately RMB6.8 billion (US$1.1 billion) enterprise value, contemplated by the definitive agreement entered into by the parties dated October 29, 2021 (the "Agreement").
The Agreement has been approved by relevant regulatory agencies. The final transaction has been completed pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, and the Business has been transferred to J&T Express China.
Johnny Chou, Founder, Chairman and CEO of BEST, commented, "We are pleased with the outcome of this transaction. Its successful culmination allows us to further prioritize and reinforce our efforts in supply chain-based logistics solutions while also significantly improving our balance sheet and profitability. Moving forward, we will firmly center our business on three key pillars – integrated supply chain, freight and global logistics services. We are confident that focusing on these core competencies will enable us to deliver enhanced value for our customers and shareholders."
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ABOUT BEST INC.
BEST Inc. (NYSE: BEST) is a leading integrated smart supply chain and logistics solutions provider. Through its proprietary technology platform and extensive networks, BEST offers a comprehensive set of logistics and value-add services, including supply chain management, freight delivery, and international logistics. BEST’s mission is to empower business and enrich life by leveraging technology and business model innovation to create a smarter, more efficient supply chain. For more information, please visit: http://www.best-inc.com/en/.
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