BEIJING, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunlands Technology Group (NYSE: STG) ("Sunlands" or the "Company"), a leader in China's online post-secondary and professional education, today announced Mr. Steven Yipeng Li, the Company's Chief Financial Officer, has tendered his resignation for personal reasons, effective April 30, 2020. The board of directors of the Company (the "Board") has appointed Ms. Selena Lu Lu, Sunlands' Chief Strategy Officer and director, to serve as Chief Financial Officer, effective April 30, 2020. Ms. Lu will also continue to serve as Chief Strategy Officer of the Company. Mr. Li and Ms. Lu will work together to ensure a smooth transition. Ms. Lu has served as Sunlands' Chief Strategy Officer since joining the Company in July 2015 and has been an instrumental part of the senior management team leading three rounds of private financing and the Company's IPO. Prior to joining Sunlands, Ms. Lu served as a Partner at Taihe Capital and as an Executive Director at Hina Investment Group, two leading boutique investment banks.
Mr. Peng Ou, Founder and Chairman of the Board, said, "On behalf of the Board and executive team, I would like to thank Steven for his contributions during his time at Sunlands, and wish him the best in his future endeavors. Looking ahead, I am excited to have Ms. Lu as our CFO. Ms. Lu's impressive track record in strategic planning and extensive corporate finance and investment experience make her an excellent choice to lead our finance team. We look forward to her continued strong contributions to Sunlands in this new role."
Mr. Li said, "It has been a tremendous experience working at Sunlands. Sunlands is well positioned with a solid operational and financial foundation to continue to achieve its strategic goals and create shareholder value."
Sunlands Technology Group (NYSE: STG) ("Sunlands" or the "Company"), formerly known as Sunlands Online Education Group, is the leader in China's online post-secondary and professional education. With a one to many, live streaming platform, Sunlands offers various degree and diploma-oriented post-secondary courses as well as online professional courses and educational content, to help students prepare for professional certification exams and attain professional skills. Students can access its services either through PC or mobile applications. The Company's online platform cultivates a personalized, interactive learning environment by featuring a virtual learning community and a vast library of educational content offerings that adapt to the learning habits of its students. Sunlands offers a unique approach to education research and development that organizes subject content into Learning Outcome Trees, the Company's proprietary knowledge management system. Sunlands has a deep understanding of the educational needs of its prospective students and offers solutions that help them achieve their goals.
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