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ZTO Express Holds its Mid-Year 2019 Management Meeting; First Half 2019 Parcel Volume Grew 44.6% to 5.37 Billion

SHANGHAI, July 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) ("ZTO" or the "Company"), a leading and fast-growing express delivery company in China, today held its mid-year management meeting in the city of Guilin in Guangxi Province, China.

The management team reviewed operations and analyzed key performance results. During the second quarter of 2019, ZTO delivered 3.107 billion parcels and a growth rate of 46.8% which was 18.5 percentage points higher than the industry average. Market share expanded 2.5 percentage points to reach 19.9%.

Mr. Meisong Lai, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ZTO, commented "Our strong performance is the result of joint effort by everyone including our network partners. We have met all key expectations, and it further validated the effectiveness of our network policies which are well-aligned with ZTO's overall strategy."

About ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc.

ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) ("ZTO" or the "Company") is a leading and fast-growing express delivery company in China. ZTO provides express delivery service as well as other value-added logistics services through its extensive and reliable nationwide network coverage in China.

ZTO operates a highly scalable network partner model, which the Company believes is best suited to support the significant growth of e-commerce in China. The Company leverages its network partners to provide pickup and last-mile delivery services, while controlling the mission-critical line-haul transportation and sorting network within the express delivery service value chain.

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These forward-looking statements are not historical facts but instead represent only the Company's belief regarding expected results and events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of its control. The Company's actual results and other circumstances may differ, possibly materially, from the anticipated results and events indicated in these forward-looking statements. The financial results to which this news release is related are preliminary, unaudited and subject to audit adjustment. In addition, the Company may not meet its financial outlook included in this news release and may be unable to grow its business in the manner planned. The Company may also modify its strategy for growth. In addition, there are other risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company's actual results to differ from what it currently anticipates, including those relating to the development of the e-commerce industry in China, its significant reliance on the Alibaba ecosystem, risks associated with its network partners and their employees and personnel, intense competition which could adversely affect the Company's results of operations and market share, any service disruption of the Company's sorting hubs or the outlets operated by its network partners or its technology system. For additional information on these and other important factors that could adversely affect the Company's business, financial condition, results of operations, and prospects, please see its filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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