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LexinFintech Holdings Ltd. Class Action Lawsuit

Case Summary

Company Name
LexinFintech Holdings Ltd.
Stock Symbol
LX
Class Period
December 21, 2017 to August 24, 2020
Court
District of Oregon

The LexinFintech Holdings Ltd. class action lawsuit charges LexinFintech, certain of its officers and directors, and the underwriters of Lexinfintech’s December 21, 2017 initial public offering (the “IPO”) with violations of the Securities Act of 1933 and/or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Lexinfintech class action lawsuit seeks to represent purchasers or acquirers of LexinFintech securities between December 21, 2017 and August 24, 2020 (the “Class Period”) and purchasers or acquirers of LexinFintech American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) pursuant and/or traceable to LexinFintech’s IPO. The first-filed case, captioned Solis v. LexinFintech Holdings Ltd., No. 20-cv-01562, was commenced on September 9, 2019 and is pending in the District of Oregon. A second case was filed in the District of New Jersey and is captioned Vela v. LexinFintech Holdings Ltd., No. 20-cv-12606.

LexinFintech, through its subsidiaries, operates as an online consumer finance platform for young professionals in the People’s Republic of China. On December 21, 2017, pursuant to its IPO, LexinFintech’s ADSs began trading on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “LX.”

The LexinFintech class action lawsuit alleges that during the Class Period, LexinFintech’s IPO Offering Documents and defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) LexinFintech reported artificially low delinquency rates; (ii) LexinFintech’s business model exposed shareholders to enormous losses; (iii) LexinFintech exaggerated its user base; (iv) LexinFintech was facilitating direct peer-to-peer lending contrary to Chinese law; (v) LexinFintech engaged in undisclosed related-party transactions; (vi) LexinFintech lacked adequate internal controls; and (vii) as a result, defendants’ statements about LexinFintech’s business, operations, and prospects were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times.

On August 25, 2020, Grizzly Research published a report describing, among other things, how LexinFintech: (i) reports artificially low delinquency rates by giving borrowers in default new funds to make payments; (ii) has a business model that exposes shareholders to enormous losses; (iii) was still conducting direct peer-to-peer lending despite claiming otherwise, (iv) lacked internal controls; and (v) conducted undisclosed related-party transactions.  On this news, shares of LexinFintech stock fell more than 5.5%, damaging investors.

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Class Period: December 21, 2017 - August 24, 2020
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