HUIZHOU, China, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ --
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Qiao Xing Universal Resources, Inc. (Nasdaq: XING) (the "Company" or "XING"), an emerging Chinese resource company with a focus on several strategically important nonferrous metals such as molybdenum and copper, today provided an update on the progress of the proposed privatization (the "Proposed Privatization") of its 61%-owned subsidiary Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd. (NYSE: QXM) ("QXMC"). The Company announced the filing of an amendment to its Schedule 13E-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The Company is optimistic that it will be in position soon to distribute the Schedule 13E-3 and apply to the High Court of Justice of the Virgin Islands (the "Court") for a meeting date (a "Court Meeting") for QXMC shareholders to approve the Proposed Privatization.
The Company noted that the Special Committee of QXMC has not yet indicated whether it will recommend that the minority shareholders accept the proposed offer. In addition, QXMC is seeking a new financial advisor in connection with the Special Committee's evaluation of the proposed acquisition. The Company notes that the Special Committee of QXMC has no obligation to issue any recommendation to the minority shareholders under the laws of BVI or the rules of the SEC and therefore, its failure to do so (or to have a financial advisor engaged) is not expected to materially delay the Company's application to the Court for a Court Meeting.
Mr. Ruilin Wu, the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are working diligently to complete the Proposed Privatization as soon as possible. The outcome will largely depend on the minority shareholders' vote at the Court Meeting. Regardless of the outcome, we expect to implement successfully our strategy to become a pure resources player with meaningful scale on a solid and gradual basis."
About Qiao Xing Universal Resources, Inc.
The Company is an emerging Chinese resources company, with a focus on several strategically important nonferrous metals such as molybdenum and copper. In April 2009, the Company acquired a 100% equity interest in China Luxuriance Jade Company, Ltd. ("CLJC"). CLJC, through its wholly owned Chinese subsidiaries, owns the rights to receive the expected residual returns from Chifeng Haozhou Mining Co., Ltd. ("Haozhou Mining"), a large copper-molybdenum poly-metallic mining company in Inner Mongolia, China. XING's molybdenum business started operation in July 2009 and generated net income of RMB64.2 million (US$9.4 million) in the second half of 2009. Based on the initial success of the Company's molybdenum business as well as an extensive study of China's macro economic trends, XING plans to further consolidate its strategy to become a pure resources company with meaningful scale and is actively evaluating additional acquisition opportunities in the resources industry.
XING, one of the first Chinese private companies to be listed on NASDAQ in 1999, was previously one of the leading players in the telecommunication terminal products business in China. In 2007, the Company made the strategic decision to diversify into the resources industry. As part of this strategic transition, XING divested its fixed line and low-end mobile phone businesses in November 2009 and changed its corporate name to Qiao Xing Universal Resources, Inc., effective January 28, 2010. On September 8, 2010, XING announced the Proposed Offer, with the intention to spin off QXMC's mobile phone assets or business and redeploy its assets into the resources industry. This proposed acquisition is on-going and its completion shall be subject to several conditions including approval from a majority of the minority shareholders of QXMC.
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Additional Information and Where to Find It
Qiao Xing Universal Resources, Inc. has filed a Schedule 13E-3 with the SEC in connection with the Proposed Offer. The Schedule 13E-3 contains additional information regarding the Proposed Offer, including, without limitation, information regarding the special meeting of shareholders of Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd that will be called to consider the Proposed Offer. The Schedule 13E-3 contains important information about Qiao Xing Universal Resources, Inc., Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd, the Proposed Offer and related matters. Investors and shareholders should read the Schedule 13E-3 and the other documents filed with the SEC in connection with the Proposed Offer carefully before they make any decision with respect to the Proposed Offer. A copy of the Scheme of Arrangement with respect to the Proposed Offer is an exhibit to the Schedule 13E-3. The Proposed Offer is expected to be exempt from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933 Act by virtue of the exemption provided by Section 3(a)(10); however, it is possible that the offer may change forms such that the exemption provided by Section 3(a)(10) may no longer be available. In such a case Qiao Xing Universal Resources, Inc. may file a Form F-4 with respect to the Proposed Offer.
The Schedule 13E-3 and all other documents filed with the SEC in connection with the Proposed Offer is available free of charge at the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov. Additionally, the Schedule 13E-3 and all other documents filed with the SEC in connection with the Proposed Offer will be made available to investors or shareholders free of charge by calling or writing to:
Filing under Rule 425 under
the Securities Act of 1933
Filing by: Qiao Xing Universal Resources, Inc.
Subject Company: Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd
SEC File No. of Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd: 001-33430
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