Tarena Signs Equity Transfer Agreement to Dispose of Professional Education Business

BEIJING, Dec. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Tarena International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TEDU) (“Tarena” or the “Company”), a leading provider of IT professional education and IT-focused supplementary STEAM education services in China, today announced that it has signed an equity transfer agreement (the “Equity Transfer Agreement”) to dispose of all equity interests in the professional education business to a buyer consortium led by Tarena Weishang Technology (Hainan) Co., Ltd (the “Disposal Transaction”). Ms. Lijuan Han, affiliate of the Company’s founder and chairman Mr. Shaoyun Han, is a member of the buyer consortium and has an interest in the Disposal Transaction. Kroll, LLC was retained as the independent financial advisor in connection with the Disposal Transaction. The Disposal Transaction is expected to close around the end of March 2024.

About Tarena International, Inc.

Tarena is a leading provider of IT professional education and IT-focused supplementary STEAM education services in China. Through its innovative education platform combining live distance instruction, classroom-based tutoring and online learning modules, Tarena offers professional education courses in IT and non-IT subjects. Its professional education courses provide students with practical skills to prepare them for jobs in industries with significant growth potential and strong hiring demand. Tarena also offers IT-focused supplementary STEAM education programs, including computer coding and robotics programming courses, etc., targeting students between three and eighteen years of age. Aiming to encourage “code to learn,” Tarena embraces the latest trends in STEAM education and technology to develop children’s logical thinking and learning abilities while allowing them to discover their interests and potential.

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Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in Tarena’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this press release is current as of the date of the press release, and Tarena does not undertake any obligation to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

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Tarena International, Inc.

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