Fushi Copperweld Special Committee Selects Advisors

Mar 01, 2011, 16:05 ET from Fushi Copperweld, Inc.

BEIJING, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Fushi Copperweld, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: FSIN ), the leading global manufacturer and innovator of copper-clad bimetallic wire used in a variety of telecommunication, utility, transportation and other electrical applications, announced today that the Special Committee of its Board of Directors, formed to consider, among other things, a proposal by a group headed by the Company's Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Li Fu, to take the Company private (the "Proposal"), has retained BofA Merrill Lynch as its financial advisor and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP as its legal advisor to assist the Special Committee in its consideration of such matters. No assurance can be given that the Proposal, or any other transaction, will be consummated. The Company does not intend to disclose developments regarding these matters unless and until its Board of Directors determines there is a need to update the market.

About Fushi Copperweld

Fushi Copperweld Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Fushi International (Dalian) Bimetallic Cable Co. Ltd., and Copperweld Bimetallics LLC, is the leading manufacturer and innovator of copper-clad bimetallic engineered conductor products for electrical, telecommunications, transportation, utilities and industrial applications. With extensive design and production capabilities, and a long-standing dedication to customer service, Fushi Copperweld is the preferred choice for bimetallic products worldwide.

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For more information, please contact:

Nathan J. Anderson, VP/Corporate Development - Fushi Copperweld Inc.

Phone +1.931.433.0482 - E-mail: IR@fushicopperweld.com

Web: www.fushicopperweld.com

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