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Sunlands Technology (STG)

Participants
Yuhua Ye Investor Relations
Tongbo Liu Chief Executive Officer
Selena Lu Lv Chief Financial Officer
Call transcript
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Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to Sunlands’ Second Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. After prepared remarks by the management team, there will be a question-and-answer session. Today’s conference is being recorded.

If you have any objections, you may disconnect at this time. turn Sunlands’ over IR to today, your like Ye, Yuhua Representative. now the to call host I’d Please go ahead.

Yuhua Ye

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Tongbo Liu

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Selena Lu Lv

conference for second everyone. quarter And attending Sunlands call. you Thank you, Tongbo Hello, Liu. thank

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of million and XXXX, million and As investments. had of XX, equivalents RMBXX.X short-term RMBXXX.X June of cash the company cash

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Operator

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Yuhua Ye

joining We again, to soon. call. for look Good and you Once goodnight. today's with again you forward day thank everyone speaking

Operator

earnings This concludes the conference call.

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