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PINTEC Announces Management Change

February 4, 2020 GMT

BEIJING, Feb. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pintec Technology Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: PT) (“PINTEC” or the “Company”), a leading independent technology platform enabling financial services in China, today appointed Ms. Hefei Xu to head its risk management department. In this role, Ms. Xu will lead the Company’s risk management program for PINTEC’s business lines. Ms. Xu will replace Mr. Hai Tong in this role. Mr. Tong has resigned from his position as Chief Risk Officer but will continue providing support to the Company during the transition period.

Ms. Hefei Xu has extensive experience in risk management practices, including such related areas as personal credit loans, SME loans, installment loans, and other cash loan products. Ms. Xu specializes in the development of risk management strategies and models, as well as the optimization of risk management procedures. Prior to joining PINTEC’s risk management department in 2015, Ms. Xu developed extensive expertise in the modeling and analysis of personal and SME loans as a business analytics manager for GE Capital International Services, the financial services division of General Electric Company. Ms. Xu holds a Master of Science degree in Mathematics and Finance from Rutgers University.

Mr. Jun Dong, acting Chief Executive Officer of PINTEC, commented, “We are excited to announce Hefei’s promotion to head our risk management department. Given her extensive financial experience, proven leadership capabilities, and thorough knowledge of best practices in risk management and compliance, we are confident in her ability to excel in the role. We would also like to express our gratitude towards Hai for his contributions to the team in the past. Meanwhile, with Hefei at the helm of our risk management efforts, we will further strengthen our operational structure and bolster our risk management capabilities going forward. We are confident that the exceptional talent of our risk management division will continue to serve as a key competitive advantage, enabling us to expand our business and better serve the growing needs of our financial and business partners.”

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About PINTECPINTEC is a leading independent technology platform enabling financial services in China. By connecting business and financial partners on its open platform, PINTEC enables them to provide financial services to end users efficiently and effectively. The Company offers its partners a full suite of customized solutions, ranging from point-of-sale financing, personal installment loans and business installment loans, to wealth management and insurance products. Leveraging its scalable and reliable technology infrastructure, PINTEC serves a wide range of industry verticals covering online travel, e-commerce, telecommunications, online education, SaaS platforms, financial technology, internet search, and online classifieds and listings, as well as various types of financial partners including banks, brokers, insurance companies, investment funds and trusts, consumer finance companies, peer-to-peer platforms and other similar institutions. For more information, please visit ir.pintec.com.

Investor Relations ContactJoyce TangPintec Technology Holdings Ltd.Phone: +1-646-308-1622E-mail: ir@pintec.com

Jack WangICR Inc.Phone: +1-646-308-1622E-mail: pintec@icrinc.com