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Date: May 18, 2022
ATRenew Inc. Announces Appointment of Independent Director
SHANGHAI, May 18, 2022 -- ATRenew Inc. (“ATRenew” or the “Company”) (NYSE: RERE), a leading technology-driven pre-owned consumer electronics transactions and services platform in China, today announced that Ms. Rui Zhu has been appointed as a new independent director to the Company’s board of directors (the “Board”), effective on May 17, 2022. Ms. Zhu will also replace Mr. Yongliang Wang to serve as a member of the audit committee of the Board. Mr. Yongliang Wang will continue to serve as a director of the Board and the President of the Company. Upon the appointment of Ms. Zhu, the Board consists of eight members: Mr. Kerry Xuefeng Chen, Mr. Yongliang Wang, Mr. Lei Xu, Mr. Wei Tang, Mr. Chen Chen, Mr. Jingbo Wang, Mr. Guoxing Jiang and Ms. Rui Zhu.
Mr. Kerry Xuefeng Chen, the Company’s Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, on behalf of the Board and management, said: “We are delighted to welcome Ms. Zhu to the Board of ATRenew. With her extensive experience and insights into consumer research and marketing, Ms. Zhu brings unique perspectives to the Company as we continue investing in the circular economy while educating ever wider segments of society on how to lead greener lifestyles. Furthermore, we have full confidence that Ms. Zhu will contribute significant value to the Board as she shares our vision that a sustainable business model possesses robust financial stability and is beneficial to society as a whole. We look forward to working with Ms. Zhu as we further explore growth opportunities created by China’s circular economy.”
Ms. Rui Zhu is a professor of marketing and the director of Social Innovation Center in Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (“CKGSB”). She has done extensive research on a number of topics, including consumer behavior, social innovation, and branding. Prior to joining CKGSB, she was an associate professor of marketing and Canada Research Chair in consumer behavior at the University of British Columbia. Ms. Zhu received her PhD in Marketing from the University of Minnesota.
About ATRenew Inc.
Headquartered in Shanghai, ATRenew Inc. operates a leading technology-driven pre-owned consumer electronics transactions and services platform in China under the brand ATRenew. Since its inception in 2011, ATRenew has been on a mission to give a second life to all idle goods, addressing the environmental impact of pre-owned consumer electronics by facilitating recycling and trade-in services, and distributing the devices to prolong their lifecycle. ATRenew’s open platform integrates C2B, B2B, and B2C capabilities to empower its online and offline services. Through its end-to-end coverage of the entire value chain and its proprietary inspection, grading, and pricing technologies, ATRenew sets the standard for China’s pre-owned consumer electronics industry.
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