BEIJING, Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- China Biologic Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBPO, "China Biologic" or the "Company"), a leading fully integrated plasma-based biopharmaceutical company in China, today announced that Guizhou Taibang Biological Products Co. Ltd. ("Guizhou Taibang") completed the requisite legal and administrative procedures, through which two former minority shareholders, holding a combined 15.3% equity interest in Guizhou Taibang, withdrew their respective capital contributions in Guizhou Taibang for an aggregate consideration of RMB415.0 million (approximately US$62.1 million) pursuant to an agreement dated July 31, 2016, a summary of which was filed as an exhibit to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 4, 2016. Guizhou Taibang paid the first installment of RMB90 million (approximately US$13.5 million) of the consideration to such former minority shareholders in August 2016 and will pay the balance of the consideration in accordance with the agreement. As a result of the capital withdrawal, Guizhou Taibang has become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.
Mr. David (Xiaoying) Gao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China Biologic, commented, "We are pleased to announce the completion of the requisite procedures for capital withdrawal and acquire full equity ownership of Guizhou Taibang. Over the past several years, we have successfully focused on expanding production capacity and enhancing efficiency at Guizhou Taibang while also increasing our equity ownership from 54% to 100% after this capital withdrawal. We expect that our full ownership of the Guizhou facility will have positive impact on our 2016 earnings results through additional earnings accretion and, more importantly, will enable us to capture full benefits from future growth opportunity at our Guizhou facility."
About China Biologic Products, Inc.
China Biologic Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBPO) is a leading fully integrated plasma-based biopharmaceutical company in China. The Company's products are used as critical therapies during medical emergencies and for the prevention and treatment of life-threatening diseases and immune-deficiency related diseases. China Biologic is headquartered in Beijing and manufactures over 20 different dosage forms of plasma products through its majority owned subsidiary, Shandong Taibang Biological Products Co., Ltd., and its wholly owned subsidiary, Guizhou Taibang Biological Products Co., Ltd. The Company also has an equity investment in Xi'an Huitian Blood Products Co., Ltd. The Company sells its products to hospitals, distributors and other healthcare facilities in China. For additional information, please see the Company's website www.chinabiologic.com.
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China Biologic Products, Inc.
Mr. Ming Yin
Senior Vice President
Mr. Bill Zima
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