NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--China Lending Corporation (NASDAQ:CLDC; CLDCW) (“China Lending” or the “Company”), a leading non-bank direct lending corporation servicing micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSME), currently underserved by commercial banks in China, today announced that its Board of Directors approved a one-time dividend of $0.09 per ordinary share, which represents 15% of China Lending’s 2015 net income.
The dividend will be paid on October 18, 2016 to holders of record of the Company’s ordinary shares on September 8, 2016. The dividend will be payable in cash or ordinary shares, at the election of each shareholder. An election notice will be mailed to the Company’s ordinary shareholders on or about September 9, 2016. Each shareholder will have until September 29, 2016 to elect whether to receive the dividend in cash or ordinary shares. Any shareholder that has not made an election by September 29, 2016 will be deemed to have elected to receive the dividend in ordinary shares. Shareholders whose dividend is payable in ordinary shares will receive a cash payment in lieu of any fractional share due.
Jingping Li, Co-Founder & CEO of China Lending, stated, "We are pleased to declare this dividend and provide such a significant return to our shareholders. This action reflects the strong commitment of our Board and the entire management team to creating long-term shareholder value.”
About China Lending
Founded in 2009, China Lending is a non-bank direct lending corporation and provides services to micro, small and medium sized enterprises, farmers, and individuals, who are currently underserved by commercial banks in China. Headquartered in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Autonomous Region, with a registered capital of $94.7 million as of June 30, 2016, China Lending is one of the largest direct lending companies in the region in terms of registered capital.
This press release may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that China Lending expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements and are identified with, but not limited to, words such as “may,” “believe” and “expect.” These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by China Lending in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments as well as other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed herein due to many factors such as, but not limited to, (1) the ability to obtain or maintain the listing of the Company’s securities on the NASDAQ Capital Market; (2) the risk that our recent business combination disrupts the Company’s current plans and operations; (3) the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of our recent business combination, which may be affected by, among other things, closing proceeds, competition and the ability of the business to grow and manage growth profitably; (4) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against the Company; (5) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (6) the possibility that the Company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; and (7) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the proxy statement filed by the Company in connection with the business combination, including those under “Risk Factors” therein, and other factors identified in the Company’s prior and future filings with the SEC, available at www.sec.gov.
These forward-looking statements are based on information available as of the date of this press release and involve a number of judgments, risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances which arise after the date of this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities law.