BAODING, China, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Orient Paper, Inc. (AMEX: ONP) ("Orient Paper" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer and distributor of diversified paper products in northern China, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.0125 per share. The dividend is payable July 2, 2012 to shareholders of record as of the close of business of June 15, 2012. The Board of Directors also approved that quarterly dividend of $0.0125 per share will also be paid in the next three quarters on such dates as the Board of Directors shall determine.
"We are pleased to announce a cash dividend providing shareholders with an attractive yield on their investment," stated Mr. Zhenyong Liu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orient Paper. "The dividend reflects our ongoing confidence in our business and prospects and balances our growth strategy with our commitment to maximize value for our shareholders."
While the intention of the Board of Directors is to distribute a cash dividend, the Company also advises investors that the cash dividend may be re-characterized as a nontaxable distribution or tax-free return of capital dependent upon the Company's U.S. taxable earnings and profits at year end 2012 and that shareholders should be prepared to assess the applicable tax treatment and consult with their tax advisors.
About Orient Paper, Inc.
Orient Paper, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Shengde Holdings, Inc., controls and operates Baoding Shengde Paper Co., Ltd. ("Baoding Shengde"), and Hebei Baoding Orient Paper Milling Co., Ltd ("HBOP"). Founded in 1996, HBOP is engaged in the production and distribution of products such as corrugating medium paper, offset printing paper, and other paper and packaging-related products in China. The Company uses recycled paper as its primary raw material. Baoding Shengde, founded in June 2009 located in Baoding, is engaged in the production and distribution of digital photo paper. As one of the largest paper producers in Hebei Province, China, HBOP is strategically located in Baoding, a city in close proximity to Beijing where the majority of publishing houses are based. Orient Paper is led by an experienced management team committed to diversifying the Company's product offering and delivering tailored services to its customers. For more information, please visit http://www.orientpaperinc.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this announcement are forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, future payments of quarterly dividends; anticipated revenues from the digital photo paper business segment; the actions and initiatives of current and potential competitors; the Company's ability to introduce new products; the Company's ability to implement the planned capacity expansion of corrugate medium paper; market acceptance of new products; general economic and business conditions; the ability to attract or retain qualified senior management personnel and research and development staff; and other risks detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the companies and the industry. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or to changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that its expectations will turn out to be correct, and investors are cautioned that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results.
SOURCE Orient Paper, Inc.