XI'AN, China, June 14 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Housing & Land Development, Inc., ("China Housing" or the "Company," Nasdaq: CHLN) today announced that the Company has reached agreements with major investors to retire approximately US$10 million of non convertible portion of the US$20 million 5% Senior Secured Convertible Notes, which were issued to the investors in January 2008. The investors also agreed to exercise all their outstanding warrants associated with the 5% Senior Secured Convertible Notes.
Upon the completion of the transaction, China Housing will retire up to US$10 million Non Convertible Notes through the issuance of approximately 1.73 million common shares at US$ 5.57 per share. The share price of China Housing was US$ 2.31 per share on June 11, 2010.
In connection with the 5% Senior Secured Convertible financing dated January 28, 2008, investors were granted 1,437,467 five-year warrants with a strike price of US$6.07 per share. In accordance with the agreement, the investors will exercise all of their remaining 1.2 million outstanding warrants, with every two warrants to be converted to one common share.
Mr. Pingji Lu, Chairman of China Housing said, "We are pleased that these longstanding investors continue to demonstrate significant support for the Company by offering to convert their loan into equity. The retirement of $10 million notes strengthens our balance sheet by reducing our outstanding debt and interest payments. The issuance price is set at US$5.57, which based on our current share price, represents notable investor confidence in our future performance. Further, the reduction of outstanding warrants will ease selling pressure and support our stock price. Enhancing our financial structure is a key objective for our business as we execute our business plan and build value for our shareholders."
About China Housing & Land Development, Inc.
Based in Xi'an, the capital city of China's Shaanxi province, China Housing & Land Development, Inc., is a leading developer of residential and commercial properties in northwest China. China Housing has been engaged in land acquisition, development, and management, including the sales of residential and commercial real estate properties through its wholly-owned subsidiary in China, since 1992.
China Housing & Land Development is the first and only Chinese real estate development company traded on NASDAQ. The Company's news releases, project information, photographs, and more are available on the internet at www.chldinc.com.
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China Housing contacts
Mr. Cangsang Huang
Chief Financial Officer
+86 29 8258 2648 in Xi'an
Ms. Jing Lu
Chief Operating Officer, Board Secretary, and Investor Relations Officer
+86 29.8258.2639 in Xi'an
Mr. Shuai Luo
+86 29.8258.2632 in Xi'an
Mr. Bill Zima, ICR
+1 203.682.8200 in United States
Ms. Annie Chen, ICR
+86 10.6599.7966 in Beijing
SOURCE China Housing & Land Development, Inc.