CARLSTADT, N.J., Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jinpan International Limited (Nasdaq: JST), a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of cast resin transformers, today announced that its special committee of the Company's Board of Directors (the "Special Committee") has retained Duff & Phelps, LLC ("Duff & Phelps") as its independent financial advisor.
As previously announced, the Company's Board of Directors formed the Special Committee to review and evaluate the preliminary, non-binding proposal letter dated September 21, 2014 from Zhiyuan Li, the Company's Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer and FNOF E&M Investment Limited (collectively, with Mr. Li, the "Buyer Parties"), to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of the Company not currently owned by the Buyer Parties in a going private transaction (the "Proposal").
The Board of Directors cautions the Company's shareholders and others considering trading in its securities that no decisions have been made by the Special Committee with respect to the Company's response to the proposal. 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 Jinpan International Limited
Jinpan International Limited (NASDAQ: JST) designs, manufactures, and markets electrical control and distribution equipment used in demanding industrial applications, utility projects, renewable energy installations, and infrastructure projects. Major products include cast resin transformers, VPI transformers and reactors, switchgears, and unit substations. Jinpan serves a wide range of customers in China and reaches international markets as a qualified supplier to leading global industrial electrical equipment manufacturers. Jinpan is one of the largest manufacturers of cast resin transformers in China by production capacity. Jinpan's four manufacturing facilities in China are located in the cities of Haikou, Wuhan, Shanghai and Guilin. The Company was founded in 1993. Its principal executive offices are located in Haikou, Hainan, China and its United States office is based in Carlstadt, New Jersey. For more information, visit www.jinpaninternational.com.
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