BEIJING, Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. ("Xinyuan" or "the Company") (NYSE: XIN), an NYSE-listed real estate developer and property manager primarily in China and recently in other countries, today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Ms. Helen Zhang, previously an assistant president, as the Company's new Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Huaiyu "George" Liu will no longer serve as the Company's Chief Financial Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Liu's resignation was not the result of any disagreement with the Company with respect to the Company's financial or accounting practices.
Ms. Zhang has been working for the Company for over seven years and has held a number of senior level roles with Xinyuan. She has nearly two decades of experience in accounting, finance and investor relations having worked for companies with public listings in mainland China, Hong Kong and the United States. Her career encompasses working at China National Metals & Minerals Import & Export Corp.; China Netcom Group Company Ltd.; TechFaith Wireless Technology Ltd.; Baidu, Inc. and Sohu.com Inc. Ms. Zhang received her Bachelor in Economics from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China and her MBA at Fordham University in 2001.
Mr. Yong Zhang, Chairman of Xinyuan, commented, "Helen has made significant contributions to Xinyuan as Financial Controller, interim CFO, Board Secretary and Assistant President over the past several years and we believe she is well positioned to move into the CFO role immediately. We look forward to her contributions as we continue to scale our operations in China and overseas."
"On behalf of the Company, I would like to thank Mr. George Liu for his contributions to Xinyuan over the past year and a half during which Xinyuan has experienced rapid development. We wish him well in his future endeavors."
About Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd.
Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. ("Xinyuan") is an NYSE-listed real estate developer and property manager primarily in China and recently in other countries. In China, the Company develops and manages large scale, high quality real estate projects in over ten tier one and tier two cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Zhengzhou, Jinan, Xi'an, Suzhou, among others. Xinyuan was one of the first Chinese real estate developers to enter the U.S. market and over the past few years has been active in real estate development in New York. The Company aims to provide comfortable and convenient real estate related products and services to middle-class consumers. For more information, please visit http://www.xyre.com.
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For more information, please contact:
Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd.
Ms. May Shen
Investor Relations Director
Tel: +86 (10) 8588-9376
In U.S.: +1-646-308-1472
In China: +86 (10) 6583 7511
In China: +86 (10) 6583-7510
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