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Secoo Announces Refinancing of US$175 million Convertible Note

BEIJING, March 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Secoo Holding Limited (“Secoo” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SECO), Asia’s leading online integrated upscale products and services platform, today announced that it has entered into a refinancing agreement with Great World Lux Pte. Ltd (“Great World”), an affiliate of the Company’s strategic partner, L Catterton Asia.

Pursuant to the refinancing agreement, Secoo and Great World have agreed to refinance the three-year convertible note issued by the Company to Great World on August 8, 2018 in an aggregate principal amount of US$175,000,000 (the “Original Note”). Upon completion of the refinancing, Secoo will issue a senior two-year guaranteed secured note to Great World, in exchange for the Original Note, for an aggregate principal amount of US$203,212,565 plus interests accrued thereon calculated from the maturity date of the Original Note until the actual issue date (the “New Note”) and will have each of its subsidiaries to sign a guarantee agreement and subordination agreement to secure the obligations of the Company under the New Note.

The completion of the refinancing is subject to customary closing conditions and the closing is expected to take place in the near future.

“We truly value our partnership with Catterton Asia, and we are honored to extend our relationship,” said Richard Li, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Secoo. “The refinancing terms demonstrate an endorsement from its world-leading partner of Secoo’s unique position to take advantage of the blossoming opportunities in luxury e-commerce as the Chinese consumer picks up the pace in online shopping in the aftermath of the global pandemic. This transaction further strengthens our balance sheet and enhances our ability to advance tech-enabled innovation and drive quality growth, supporting value creation for shareholders and partners.”

About Secoo Holding Limited

Secoo Holding Limited (“Secoo”) is Asia’s leading online integrated upscale products and services platform. Secoo provides customers a wide selection of authentic upscale products and lifestyle services on the Company’s integrated online and offline shopping platform which consists of the website, mobile applications and offline experience centers, offering over 420,000 SKUs, covering over 3,800 global and domestic brands. Supported by the Company’s proprietary database of upscale products, authentication procedures and brand cooperation, Secoo is able to ensure the authenticity and quality of every product offered on its platform. 

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Safe Harbor Statement

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Secoo Holding Limited does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of this press release, and Secoo Holding Limited undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

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