Gaotu Techedu Announces Receipt of NYSE Non-compliance Letter Regarding ADS Trading Price

BEIJING, Nov. 18, 2022 Gaotu Techedu Inc. (“Gaotu” or the “Company”) (NYSE: GOTU), a technology-driven education company and online large-class tutoring service provider in China, today announced that the Company has received a letter from the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) dated November 16, 2022, notifying that the Company is below compliance standards due to the trading price of its American depositary shares (the “ADSs”).

Pursuant to NYSE continued listing standards, a Company is considered “below criteria” for average closing price of a security is less than $1.00 over a consecutive 30 trading-day period. As of November 15, 2022, the 30 trading-day average price of the Company’s ADSs was $0.90. As of the date of the NYSE letter, the Company’s average market capitalization is above the $50 million listing standard over a 30 trading-day period, and the stockholders’ equity is above the $50 million listing standard.

Once notified, the Company must bring its share price and average share price back above $1.00 by six months following receipt of the notification. The Company can regain its compliance status at any time by demonstrating an accelerated cure based on a $1.00 share price on both the last trading day of any calendar month within the six-month cure period and the average share price over the 30 trading days preceding the end of that month. In the event that at the expiration of the six-month cure period, both a $1.00 closing share price on the last trading day of the cure period and a $1.00 average closing share price over the 30 trading-day period ending on the last trading day of the cure period are not attained, the NYSE will commence suspension and delisting procedures.

To address this issue, the Company intends to monitor the market conditions of its listed securities and is still considering its options to cure this deficiency.

Safe Harbor Statement

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About Gaotu Techedu Inc.    

Gaotu is a technology-driven education company and online large-class tutoring service provider in China. The Company offers educational services for college students and adults, non-academic tutoring services, and educational contents & digitalized learning products. Gaotu adopts an online live large-class format to deliver its courses, which the Company believes is the most effective and scalable model to disseminate scarce high-quality teaching resources to aspiring students in China. Big data analytics permeates every aspect of the Company’s business and facilitates the application of the latest technology to improve teaching delivery, student learning experience, and operational efficiency.

For further information, please contact:

Gaotu Techedu Inc.
Investor Relations
E-mail: ir@gaotu.cn

Christensen

In China
Ms. Vivian Wang
Phone: +852 2232 3978
E-mail: gotu@christensencomms.com

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Ms. Linda Bergkamp
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