SHENYANG, China, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 3SBio Inc. (NASDAQ: SSRX) ("3SBio" or the "Company"), a leading China-based biotechnology company focused on researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing biopharmaceutical products, today announced that, at the duly convened extraordinary general meeting of shareholders ("EGM") held at 10:00am Beijing time on April 25, 2013, Dr. Jing Lou, as the chairman of EGM, declared that EGM be adjourned to a later date as soon as practicable in order to allow additional time for the Company to provide updated information to the shareholders regarding the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of February 8, 2013, by and among Decade Sunshine Limited, Decade Sunshine Merger Sub and the Company, as amended by Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of April 24, 2013 (the "Amended Merger Agreement"). Apart from the adjournment of the EGM, no other business was conducted at EGM. The Company expects to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and send to shareholders promptly a supplement to the definitive proxy statement dated March 25, 2013 relating to the Amended Merger Agreement. The Company will give notice to shareholders of the date on which the adjourned EGM will be reconvened as soon as a date is selected.
About 3SBio Inc.
3SBio is a leading, fully integrated, profitable biotechnology company focused on researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing biopharmaceutical products primarily in China. Its focus is on addressing large markets with significant unmet medical needs in nephrology, oncology, supportive cancer care, inflammation and infectious diseases. With headquarters and GMP-certified manufacturing facilities in Shenyang, PRC, 3SBio employs over 800 people. Shares trade in the form of ADSs on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker symbol "SSRX". Please see www.3SBio.com for more information.
Safe Harbor Statement
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For investor and media inquiries, please contact:
Bo Tan Chief Financial Officer 3SBio Inc. Tel: + 86 24 2581-1820 ir@3SBio.com
Tom Folinsbee Director of Investor Relations 3SBio Inc. Tel: + 852 8191-6991 ir@3SBio.com
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