BEIJING, Oct. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- NaaS Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: NAAS) (the "Company"), one of the largest and fastest-growing electric vehicle charging service providers in China, today announced that the audit committee of its board of directors and the board of directors have approved the engagement of Ernst & Young Hua Ming LLP ("EY") as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm, effective since October 28, 2022, replacing Centurion ZD CPA & Co. ("Centurion"). EY has been engaged by the Company to audit the consolidated financial statements of the Company as of and for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022.
As previously announced, the merger transaction between RISE Education Cayman Ltd ("RISE"), the Company's predecessor, and Dada Auto Inc. ("Dada") was completed on June 10, 2022. Upon the completion of such transaction, Dada became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, and the Company assumed and began conducting the principal business of Dada. As a result, the issuer's auditor was changed from BDO China Shu Lun Pan Certified Public Accountants LLP, RISE's auditor prior to the completion of the transaction, to Centurion, Dada's auditor at the time.
About NaaS Technology Inc.
NaaS Technology Inc. is one of the largest and fastest growing EV charging service providers in China. The Company is a subsidiary of Newlinks Technology Limited, a leading energy digitalization group in China. NaaS provides one-stop services to charging pile manufacturers and operators, OEMs, companies with their own delivery fleets as well as fleet operators, with online, offline, and non-electric services covering the whole value chain across the EV sector. As of 2021, NaaS had connected 290,000 chargers, with an annual charging capacity of over 1,200 Gigawatt hours, accounting for about 18% of China's public charging market and eliminating 900,000 tons of carbon emissions annually. On June 13, 2022, the American depositary shares of the Company started trading on NASDAQ under the stock code NAAS.
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