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Lenovo Stock Drops 17pc After Withdrawing Listing Bid

The world’s biggest personal computer maker said it would withdraw its application because financial information in its prospectus may lapse during the vetting process.

An employee points at a logo image at Lenovo Tech World in Beijing, in November 2019. Photo: Jason Lee, Reuters.

 

Lenovo Group saw its stock fall more than 17% on Monday, its biggest intraday decline in over a decade, after the Chinese technology giant withdrew its application for a 10 billion yuan ($1.55 billion) share listing in Shanghai.

The world’s biggest personal computer maker on Friday said it would withdraw its application, days after it had been accepted by Shanghai’s STAR Market.

On Sunday, Lenovo said it had done so because of the possibility of the validity of financial information in its prospectus lapsing during the application’s vetting. It did not detail reasons why the information may no longer be valid.

It also cited “relevant capital market conditions such as the latest circumstances in connection with the listing.”

“The group’s business operations are in good condition as usual. The withdrawal of the application is not expected to give rise to any adverse impact on the financial positions of the group,” Hong Kong-listed Lenovo said in the statement on Sunday.

Lenovo shares were down 13.28% near the close of trading in Hong Kong.

 

• Reuters with additional editing by Jim Pollard

 

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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.

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