WSP Holdings Board Approves Change of Independent Auditor
WUXI, China, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- WSP Holdings Limited (NYSE: WH) ("WSP Holdings" or the "Company") announced today that its board of directors has approved the change of its independent auditor for the year ending December 31, 2011 from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA Ltd. ("Deloitte") to MaloneBailey LLP ("MaloneBailey"). Deloitte audited the Company's financial statements for each of the previous five years. The change was driven by fee considerations as part of the Company's recent cost reduction measures and approved by the Company's audit committee and board of directors. The change in independent auditor is subject to approval by the Company's shareholders at its next annual general meeting of shareholders. MaloneBailey is expected to be working with Deloitte to ensure a seamless transition.
"We would like to thank Deloitte for their dedicated service in the past five years," said Mr. Longhua Piao, chairman and chief executive officer of the Company. "We look forward to working with the MaloneBailey team."
The Company and Deloitte have not had any disagreements on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedures that, if not resolved to the satisfaction of Deloitte, would have caused it to make reference to the subject matter of the disagreement in connection with its report on the Company's consolidated financial statements.
About WSP Holdings Limited
WSP Holdings develops and manufactures seamless Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG), including seamless casing, tubing and drill pipes used for on-shore and off-shore oil and gas exploration, drilling and extraction, and other pipes and connectors. Founded as WSP China in 1999, the Company offers a wide range of API and non-API seamless OCTG products, including products that are used in extreme drilling and extraction conditions. The Company's products are used in China's major oilfields and are exported to oil producing regions throughout the world. For further information, please visit WSP Holdings' website at http://www.wsphl.com/.
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Mr. Crocker Coulson, President
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