Leadership tumult at Luckin appears to be ongoing even as it moves forward with new business developments, including inviting franchise partners.
Luckin Coffee has agreed to pay a $180 million penalty to settle accounting fraud charges brought by the US market regulator.
Luckin and its partners may receive more fines amid continuing investigations by regulators and investors at home and abroad.
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 confirms sales fraud, two months after doubts about the disclosure accuracy by the Chinese Starbucks rival.
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.
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.
Naixue’s Tea, one of China’s largest tea beverage chains, is reportedly looking to raise $400 million in a US IPO as early as this year.