BEIJING, June 8 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. ("Xinyuan" or "the Company") (NYSE: XIN), a residential real estate developer with a focus on high growth, strategic Tier II cities in China, today announced that the Company did not bid at the June 8, 2010 auction for the 55% of the shares of Jiantou Xinyuan that it does not already own.
As previously disclosed, on September 25, 2009, the Company, through its indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary enterprise, entered into an agreement with the two other joint venture partners, or the sellers, to acquire from them their 55% equity interest. As the Sellers are state-owned enterprises, the proposed acquisition of shares was deemed a transfer of state-owned assets which requires a public listing and auction process. After taking into consideration, among other factors, the timing of the auction and the potential cash flow impact on Jiantou Xinyuan of completing the acquisition at the present time, management believed that it was not in the Company's best interest to bid in the auction at the current time. Following completion of the auction and based on the auction results, the Company will re-evaluate its options with respect to Jiantou Xinyuan, including but not limited to, maintaining the joint venture, pursuing a new auction process, or liquidating Jiantou Xinyuan in the future.
About Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd.
Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. ("Xinyuan") (NYSE: XIN) is a developer of large scale, high quality residential real estate projects aimed at providing middle-income consumers with a comfortable and convenient community lifestyle. Xinyuan focuses on China's Tier II cities, characterized as larger, more developed urban areas with above average GDP and population growth rates. Xinyuan has expanded its network to cover a total population of over 44.7 million people in seven strategically selected Tier II cities, comprising Hefei, Jinan, Kunshan, Suzhou, Zhengzhou, Xuzhou and Chengdu. Xinyuan is the first real estate developer from China to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit http://www.xyre.com .
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