China Cord Blood Corporation Announces Receipt of "Going Private" Proposal

27 Apr, 2015, 07:00 ET from China Cord Blood Corporation

HONG KONG, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: CO) ("CCBC" or the "Company"), China's leading provider of cord blood collection, laboratory testing, hematopoietic stem cell processing and stem cell storage services, today announced that its board of directors has received a non-binding proposal letter from Golden Meditech Holdings Limited ("Golden Meditech"), pursuant to which Golden Meditech proposes to acquire all of the outstanding ordinary shares of the Company not already directly or indirectly owned by Golden Meditech for US$6.40 per ordinary share in cash.

According to the proposal letter, which is dated April 27, 2015, the proposed transaction is intended to be financed with a combination of available cash resources of Golden Meditech and debt and equity capital. In connection with the proposed transaction, Golden Meditech also intends to acquire all of the 7% senior convertible notes of the Company pursuant to the terms and conditions of such convertible notes. A copy of the proposal letter is attached to this press release.

The Company expects that its board of directors will form a special committee of independent directors (the "Special Committee") to consider the proposed transaction. The Company also expects that the Special Committee will retain advisors, including an independent financial advisor and legal counsel, to assist it in its work. The Company cautions its shareholders and others considering trading its ordinary shares that no decisions have been made with respect to the Company's response to the proposed transaction. There can be no assurance that any definitive offer will be made, that any agreement will be executed or that this or any other transaction will be approved or consummated.

The full letter from Golden Meditech can be downloaded here: http://photos.prnasia.com/prnk/20150427/0861503368

About China Cord Blood Corporation

China Cord Blood Corporation is the first and largest umbilical cord blood banking operator in China in terms of geographical coverage and the only cord blood banking operator with multiple licenses. Under current PRC government regulations, only one licensed cord blood banking operator is permitted to operate in each licensed region and only seven licenses have been authorized as of today. China Cord Blood Corporation provides cord blood collection, laboratory testing, hematopoietic stem cell processing and stem cell storage services. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.chinacordbloodcorp.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements relate to future events or the Company's future financial performance. The Company has attempted to identify forward-looking statements by terminology including "anticipates", "believes", "expects", "can", "continue", "could", "estimates", "intends", "may", "plans", "potential", "predict", "should" or "will" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions, uncertainties and other factors may cause the Company's actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. The information in this press release is not intended to project future performance of the Company. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, the Company does not guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. The Company expectations are as of the date this press release is issued, and the Company does not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date this press release is issued to conform these statements to actual results, unless required by law.

For more information, please contact:

China Cord Blood Corporation Investor Relations Department Tel: (+852) 3605-8180 Email: ir@chinacordbloodcorp.com

ICR, Inc. William Zima Tel: (+86) 10-6583-7511 U.S. Tel: (646) 405-5185 Email: William.zima@icrinc.com

SOURCE China Cord Blood Corporation



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