Keyuan Petrochemicals Inc. to Cease Trading on NASDAQ

Company's stock will continue to trade on OTCQB

Apr 12, 2012, 07:30 ET from Keyuan Petrochemicals, Inc.

NINGBO, China, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Keyuan Petrochemicals, Inc. (OTCQB: KEYP) ("Keyuan or the "Company"), a leading merchant manufacturer of various petrochemical products in China, announced today that it has received a letter from NASDAQ regarding a permanent delisting of its stock. The Company's stock will continue to trade on OTC Markets under the ticker symbol "KEYP".

NASDAQ will file a Form 25 with the Securities and Exchange Commission to complete the delisting. The delisting becomes effective ten days after the Form 25 is filed.

"We are disappointed in NASDAQ's decision to delist our stock," stated Mr. Chungfeng Tao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Keyuan Petrochemicals Inc. "Since we began trading on the NASDAQ, we have taken all measures to comply with NASDAQ's listing requirements. Upon completing our independent investigation in September of 2011, we have taken extensive measures to improve our internal controls and corporate governance. We firmly believe Keyuan is a stronger and more sustainable company than it has ever been. We remain committed to the U.S. capital markets and delivering value to our shareholders."

About Keyuan Petrochemicals, Inc.

Keyuan Petrochemicals, Inc., established in 2007 and operating through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Keyuan Plastics, Co. Ltd., is located in Ningbo, China and is a leading independent manufacturer and supplier of various petrochemical products. Having commenced production in October 2010, Keyuan's operations include an annual petrochemical manufacturing design capacity of 720,000 MT for a variety of petrochemical products, with facilities for the storage and loading of raw materials and finished goods, and a technology that supports the manufacturing process with low raw material costs and high utilization and yields. In order to meet increasing market demand, Keyuan plans to expand its manufacturing capacity to include a SBS production facility which was completed in September 2011 and one production line has entered into commercial production by November 2011. The Company plans to add additional storage capacity, a raw material pre-treatment facility, an asphalt production facility, and an ABS production facility.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release includes statements that may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. For example, statements about the future use of the proceeds are forward looking and subject to risks. Keyuan Petrochemicals, Inc. may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks outlined in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its registration statement on Form S-1, as amended. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

For more information, please contact: 

Angel Gu
Keyuan Petrochemicals, Inc
Phone: +0086-1-381-986-4827

Investor Relations:   
MZ Group – North America   
Ted Haberfield , President
Tel: +1-760-755-2716   

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