X Financial Recognized as a Fast-Growing High-Tech Company at Deloitte's "2018 China Technology Fast 50 & Rising Star" Award Ceremony - Nov 23, 2018

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X Financial Recognized as a Fast-Growing High-Tech Company at Deloitte's "2018 China Technology Fast 50 & Rising Star" Award Ceremony

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- X Financial (NYSE: XYF) (the "Company"), a leading technology-driven personal finance company in China, today announced that it has been recognized as a fast-growing high-tech company at Deloitte's 2018 China Technology Fast 50 & China Rising Star Award Ceremony, which was held on November 20, 2018 in Beijing, China.  

Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Program (the "Program") started in 1995 and first entered into China in 2005. The Program ranks fast growing technology companies based on strict selection criteria including proprietary technology, revenue and growth rate, three years' continuous audit reports and other criteria. Candidate companies must meet certain technological and financial performance indicators in order to be eligible. This program is considered a benchmark for fast growing technology companies across the globe by international media and the cradle of Tomorrow's Star.

In the recently released X Financial's 2018 third quarter results, revenue for this quarter was RMB 829 million, representing an 83% growth year over year; Non-GAAP net income was RMB 248 million, a 120% growth year over year. X Financial ranked third within the finance category, which demonstrates increasing industry recognition of X Financial's innovative entrepreneurship and robust growth momentum as a leading technology company.

Mr. Justin Tang, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of X Financial commented, "I'm extremely excited to have been recognized as a fast-growing company by a respected institution such as Deloitte. Being named among the China Technology Fast 50 & China Rising Stars is an honor, and I believe it demonstrates the enormous potential that China's online consumer finance industry presents and how we are uniquely positioned to benefit from its explosive growth."

Mr. Simon Cheng, President added, "It's a great honor to be recognized by Deloitte as one of the fastest growing technology companies in China following our receipt of the China Rising Star Award last year. These awards are a testament to our technological and financial innovation capabilities. Our cutting-edge internet-based financial and big data analytical systems have great potential to meet the under-served demand for personal finance in China. We will continue to innovate new financial services for both individuals and small-to-medium-sized enterprises as we generate sustainable and healthy growth and long term value for our shareholders."

About X Financial

X Financial (NYSE: XYF) (the "Company") is a leading technology-driven personal finance company in China focused on meeting the huge demand for credit from individuals and small-to-medium-sized enterprise owners. The Company's proprietary big data-driven risk control system, WinSAFE, builds risk profiles of prospective borrowers using a variety data-driven credit assessment methodology to accurately evaluate a borrower's value, payment capability, payment attitude and overall creditworthiness. X Financial has established a strategic partnership with ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance Co., Ltd. in multiple areas of its business operations to directly complement its cutting-edge risk management and credit assessment capabilities. ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance Co., Ltd. provides credit insurance on X Financial's investment products which significantly enhances investor confidence and allows the Company to attract a diversified and low-cost funding base from individuals, enterprises and financial institutions to support its growth. X Financial leverages financial technology to provide convenient, efficient, and secure investment services to a wide range of high-quality borrowers and mass affluent investors which complements traditional financial institutions and helps to promote the development of inclusive finance in China.

Safe Harbor Statement

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For more information, please contact:

X Financial
Ms. Jennifer Zhang
E-mail: ir@xiaoying.com


In China
Mr. Christian Arnell
Phone: +86-10-5900-1548
E-mail: carnell@christensenir.com 

Ms. Linda Bergkamp
Phone: +1-480-614-3004
Email: lbergkamp@christensenir.com

SOURCE X Financial