SHANGHAI, May 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (the "Company" or "ZTO") (NYSE: ZTO), a leading and fast-growing express delivery company in China, today announced that the board of directors of the Company has authorized a new share repurchase program whereby ZTO is authorized to repurchase its own Class A ordinary shares in the form of American depositary shares with an aggregate value of up to US$300 million during the next 12-month period. The Company expects to fund the repurchase out of its existing cash balance. The proposed share repurchase may be effected on the open market at prevailing market prices and/or in negotiated transactions off the market from time to time as market conditions warrant in accordance with applicable requirements of Rule 10b5-1 and/or Rule 10b-18 under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
"The Company's share repurchase plan demonstrates our confidence in the Company's strategy, operating fundamentals and the future business prospects of China's express delivery industry. We are committed to creating more value for our shareholders," commented Mr. Meisong Lai, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ZTO.
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ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) ("ZTO" or the "Company") is a leading and fast-growing express delivery company in China. ZTO provides express delivery service as well as other value-added logistics services through its extensive and reliable nationwide network coverage in China.
ZTO operates a highly scalable network partner model, which the Company believes is best suited to support the significant growth of e-commerce in China. The Company leverages its network partners to provide pickup and last-mile delivery services, while controlling the mission-critical line-haul transportation and sorting network within the express delivery service value chain.
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