GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Medicine Corporation (Other OTC: CHME.PK) (the "Company"), a leading manufacturer, developer and distributor of Western pharmaceuticals, traditional Chinese medicines ("TCM"), and other health products in the People's Republic of China, today announced that it has appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm to audit its financial results for fiscal years 2006 to 2010, effective September 21, 2011. PwC will audit the Company's consolidated financial statements for fiscal years ended December 31, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, and review the Company's unaudited quarterly financial statements within the fiscal years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. The appointment of PwC has been approved by the Audit Committee of the Company's board of directors.
Mr. Senshan Yang, Chairman and CEO of China Medicine Corporation, stated, "We are very pleased to have PwC as our new independent auditor. The addition of a Big Four audit firm signifies our commitment to the highest standards of corporate governance, in financial reporting, integrity and transparency. We look forward to working with PwC to serve the best interests of our shareholders."
In addition, the Company's board of directors voted to reduce the size of the board of directors from seven directors to five directors in an attempt to streamline decision-making within the Company. In conjunction with this vote, two of the Company's existing directors, Mr. Sean Shao and Ms. Minhua Liu, informed the board of directors of their resignation from the board of directors, effective September 30, 2011. Two existing independent directors, Mr. Ryan Shih and Mr. Daniel Shih, will replace Mr. Shao as a member of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee of the Board, respectively.
About China Medicine Corporation
China Medicine Corporation, a vertically integrated enterprise with a research and development center, manufacturing facility and well established sales network, engages in the production and distribution of prescription and over the counter drugs, traditional Chinese medicine products, herbs and dietary-supplements, medical devices, and medical formulations in China. The Company is developing a number of proprietary products for a variety of indications, including oncology, high blood pressure and toxin removal from food and animal feeds. For more information, please visit the Company's website at http://www.cmc621.com. The Company routinely posts important information on its website.
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning the Company's business and products. The Company's actual results may differ materially depending on a number of risk factors including, but not limited to, the following: general economic and business conditions, obtaining regulatory approval for new products, government support for rural health care, competition from existing and new competitors, changes in technology, and various other factors beyond its control. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement and the risk factors detailed in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. China Medicine Corporation undertakes no duty to revise or update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release except as required by applicable law or regulation.
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