SkyPeople Announces a Share Transfer by its Subsidiary and a Capital Contribution Agreement by a Chinese Investment Fund

Mar 16, 2016, 08:00 ET from SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc.

XI'AN, China, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPU) ("SkyPeople" or "the Company"), a producer of fruit juice concentrates, fruit juice beverages and other fruit-related products, today announced  that on March 11, 2016, SkyPeople Juice International Holding (HK) Limited ("SkyPeople HK"), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company and a 99.78% owner of SkyPeople Juice Group Co., Ltd. ("SkyPeople China") entered into a share transfer agreement and a capital contribution agreement with Shenzhen TianShunDa Equity Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd. ("TSD Investment Fund"), a limited liability corporation registered in China.

Pursuant to the approval certificate and business license requirements of Shaanxi Province, where SkyPeople China is registered to do business, SkyPeople HK was required to contribute RMB 427,000,000 (approximately $65,698,308), and Hongke Xue, a director of the Company was required to contribute RMB 1,000,000 (approximately $153,846), to SkyPeople China for this purpose.

However, as of March 10, 2016, SkyPeople HK had contributed only RMB 314,190,900 (approximately $48,337,062) to SkyPeople China, and not the remaining RMB 112,809,100 (approximately $17,355,246) as payment for the remaining 112,809,100 shares of SkyPeople China so as to fulfill the requirements of the Chinese regulations. 

To address this capital shortage and comply with the requirements of local laws and regulations, SkyPeople HK entered into agreements with TSD Investment Fund whereby TSD Investment Fund will acquire 112,809,100 shares of SkyPeople China from SkyPeople HK, and in exchange, will make a capital contribution of RMB 131,761,028.80 (approximately $20,270,928) to SkyPeople China. The capital contribution by TSD Investment Fund, as approved by the Company's Board of Directors, was calculated as eight times SkyPeople China's net profit per share for fiscal 2014 (about RMB 0.146 per share) multiplied by 112,809,100 shares to equal a total capital contribution of RMB 131,761,028.80 (approximately $20,270,928).

Of the total capital contribution of RMB 131,761,028.80 (approximately $20,270,928) by TSD Investment Fund, RMB 112,809,100.00 (approximately $17,355,246) will be used as payment for the outstanding amount due to SkyPeople China by SkyPeople HK. The remaining RMB 18,951,928.80 (approximately $2,915,681) will be used as an additional capital contribution to SkyPeople China and deposited into SkyPeople China's capital surplus account. Upon the effectiveness of the agreements between SkyPeople HK and TSD Investment Group, on or about April 1, 2016, SkyPeople HK will own 314,190,900 shares, or 73.42%, of SkyPeople China, TSD Investment Group will own 112,809,100 shares, or 26.36%, of SkyPeople China and Mr. Hongke Xue will own 1,000,000 shares, or 0.22%, of SkyPeople China.

About SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc.

SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc., a Florida company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Pacific Industry Holding Group Co., Ltd. ("Pacific"), a Vanuatu company, and SkyPeople Juice International Holding (HK) Ltd., a company organized under the laws of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific, holds 99.78% ownership interest in SkyPeople Juice Group Co., Ltd. ("SkyPeople (China)"). SkyPeople (China), together with its operating subsidiaries in China, is engaged in the production and sales of fruit juice concentrates, fruit beverages, and other fruit related products in the PRC and overseas markets. Its fruit juice concentrates are sold to domestic customers and exported directly or via distributors. Fruit juice concentrates are used as a basic ingredient component in the food industry. Its brands, "Hedetang" and "SkyPeople," which are registered trademarks in the PRC, are positioned as high quality, healthy and nutritious end-use juice beverages. For more information, please visit http://www.skypeoplefruitjuice.com.

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For more information, please contact:

COMPANY Hanjun Zheng, Interim Chief Financial Officer SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. Tel:   China + 86-29-8837-7161 Email: hanjun.zheng@skypeoplefruitjuice.com Web: http://www.skypeoplefruitjuice.com  

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