Lihua International Announces Changes In Majority Shareholding
DANYANG, China, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 14, 2014, Ms. Daphne Huang, Chief Financial Officer of Lihua International, Inc. (the "Company"), received a copy of an executed stock purchase agreement (the "Agreement"), dated May 11, 2014, between Magnify Wealth Enterprises Limited, a BVI company ("Magnify Wealth") and Power Apex Holdings Limited, a BVI company ("Power Apex"). Pursuant to the Agreement, Magnify Wealth sold 13,195,000 shares of common stock of the Company (the "Shares") in a private transaction to Power Apex. The Shares represent approximately 44% of the total share ownership of the Company. Magnify Wealth's share ownership was reduced to 155,000 shares of common stock of the Company after the sale. Mr. Zhu, the Company's former Chairman, CEO and President, is the sole director and sole officer of Magnify Wealth. The shareholders of Magnify Wealth are Mr. Chu Fu Ho and Europe EDC.
Based upon information provided to the Company, Wuxi Industry Development Group Co., Ltd. ("WXIDG") is an indirect substantial shareholder of Power Apex. WXIDG is a state-owned enterprise of the People's Republic of China, which was established by the Wuxi City government in 2008. According to information provided to the Company by WXIDG and publicly available information, as of the end of 2013 WXIDG had total assets of approximately RMB 29.4 billion (~$4.7 billion), net assets of approximately RMB 15.5 billion (~$2.5 billion), and was ranked number 210 among the top 500 companies in China.
About Lihua International, Inc.
Lihua, through its two wholly owned subsidiaries, Lihua Electron and Lihua Copper, is a leading value-added manufacturer of copper replacement products for China's rapidly growing copper wire and copper replacement product market. Lihua is one of the first vertically integrated companies in China to develop, design and manufacture lower cost, high quality alternatives to pure copper magnet wire and pure copper alternative products. Lihua's products include CCA and refined copper products. Current product offerings include CCA and pure copper cable and wire, copper rod and copper anode. Except for CCA wire, all other products are produced from recycled scrap copper. Lihua's products are sold in China either directly to manufacturers or through distributors in the wire and cable industries and manufacturers in a wide variety of industries including the consumer electronics, white goods, automotive, utility, telecommunications and specialty cable industries. Lihua's corporate and manufacturing headquarters are located in the heart of China's copper industry in Danyang, Jiangsu Province. For more information, visit: http://www.lihuaintl.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains certain statements that may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including, without limitation, statements about its business or growth strategy, general industry conditions including availability of copper or recycled scrap copper, future operating results of the Company, capital expenditures, expansion and growth opportunities, bank borrowings, financing activities and other such matters, are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that its expectations stated in this press release are based on reasonable assumptions, actual results may differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements.
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