KE Holdings Inc. Adopts 2022 Global Equity Incentive Plan and Awards Restricted Stock to Directors

BEIJING, May 04, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KE Holdings Inc. (“Beike” or the “Company”) (NYSE: BEKE), a leading integrated online and offline platform for housing transactions and services, today announced that the Company had adopted a global share ownership incentive plan for 2022 (the “2022 Plan”), which was approved by the Company’s board of directors (the “Board”) and becomes effective on 5 May 2022 (Beijing/Hong Kong time). The maximum number of Company Class A common shares issuable under all 2022 plan awards is 125,692,439.

On the same date, the Company grants a total of 71,824,250 restricted shares under the 2022 Plan to Mr. PENG Yongdong, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and a total of 53,868,189 restricted shares under the 2022 Plan to Mr. SHAN Yigang, Executive Director of the Company, to recognize their extraordinary contributions and provide additional incentives to align their interests with the long-term shareholder value of the Company. Restricted shares granted vest on the same date and are subject to further restrictions on transfer and dividend rights. The restrictions are to be removed in five annual installments, subject to Board Compensation Committee approval for each installment. The grants have been approved by the Board and the Board’s Audit Committee.

About KE Holdings Inc.

KE Holdings Inc. is a leading online and offline integrated platform for housing transactions and services. The company is a pioneer in building infrastructure and standards to reinvent the way service providers and housing customers navigate and efficiently complete housing transactions in China, ranging from existing and new home sales, rentals of houses, renovation and furnishing of houses, and other services. The Company owns and operates Lianjia, China’s leading real estate brokerage brand and an integral part of its Beike platform. With over 20 years of operating experience across Lianjia since its inception in 2001, the company believes that Lianjia’s success and proven track record paves the way for it to develop its infrastructure and standards and drive rapid and sustainable growth. by Beike.

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