BEIJING, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Shen Zhou Mining & Resources, Inc. ("China Shen Zhou" or the "Company") (NYSE AMEX: SHZ), a company engaged in the exploration, development, mining and processing of fluorite, zinc, lead, copper, and other nonferrous metals in China, today announced in further response to a recent report questioning its public disclosures, China Shen Zhou's Board of Directors has formed a special committee and retained the law firm of McKenna Long & Aldridge as special counsel in the United States.
McKenna Long & Aldridge will advise the Company with respect to its concerns and rights arising out of the publication of the report, and to assist in developing a program of responses to the publication of and statements in the report.
The Company further stated that, except for the typographical error regarding one of the geographic coordinates of the Qingxing mine from a previous 10-K to the 2009 10-K (as is explained in its shareholder letter of March 10), the periodic reports the Company filed with the SEC are accurate.
The Company confirmed that it is completing its 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 as planned and the 10-K will be filed on time. The Company also repeated that it prepared a detailed response to the report in a letter to stockholders dated March 10, 2011, which is available on the Company's website at: http://www.chinaszmg.com/SHZ_shareholder_letter.pdf.
Ms. Xiaojing Yu, Chief Executive Officer of China Shen Zhou, commented, "China Shen Zhou is determined to create and protect shareholder value. We have tasked the special committee and special counsel to explore all options available to the Company in response to this report. We believe the Company is in the best position to take advantage of industry changes occurring from new government fluorite mining and processing policies."
About China Shen Zhou Mining & Resources, Inc.
China Shen Zhou Mining & Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the exploration, development, mining, and processing of fluorite and nonferrous metals such as zinc, lead and copper in China. The Company has the following principal areas of interest in China: (a) fluorite extraction and processing in the Sumochaganaobao region of Inner Mongolia; (b)zinc/copper/lead exploration, mining and processing in Wulatehouqi of Inner Mongolia; and (c) zinc/copper exploration, mining and processing in Xinjiang.
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