Chinese beverage chain Luckin Coffee replaced founder and former chairman Charles Lu with its acting CEO, Guo Jinyi.
Charles Lu may still face a shareholder vote on to remove him as a director during an extraordinary general meeting to be held on Sunday.
Embattled coffee chain Luckin disclosed that it had received a second delisting notice from Nasdaq, less than a month after the first.
Luckin may be kicked off Nasdaq over fraud admission as board seeks to rein in shady listings. Delisting would put Luckin in the company of penny stocks.
Luckin confirms sales fraud, two months after doubts about the disclosure accuracy by the Chinese Starbucks rival.
The CEO, COO, and many other employees of China coffee chain Luckin Coffee have been fired after the company admitted to accounting fraud in April.
Luckin apologized to its employees for the upheaval following its fraud admission in early April, and on the same day removed its CEO and COO.
If the deal proceeds, Luckin founder Charles Lu and his family will receive up to HK$1.37 billion, likely to be put toward the company’s cash crunch.
Luckin is being investigated in the US for defrauding investors amid pressing concerns to recoup a dropoff in sales as a result of Covid-19.
Under the revised Securities Law of China, regulators may have some ability to investigate Luckin, which disclosed wide-scale sales revenue fraud.