Development in Electronic Procurement Market

HONG KONG, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — China Public Procurement Limited (Stock code: 1094), “The Company”, “The Group” or “CPP”, announced at its board meeting that CPP signed framework cooperation agreements with several procurement technology companies. The board also signed a memorandum of understanding on an acquisition of a local technology company.

A wholly owned subsidiary of CPP, CPP (Beijing) Technique Co., Ltd. signed a framework cooperation agreement with Beijing Yangguang Gongcai Technology Company Limited (Beijing Sunshine). The agreement stated an intention for cooperation on promoting the Government’s electronic procurement platform, exchanging of procurement news and information, sharing on data and reciprocity agreement on vendors, etc. The generated sales and income will be shared among the two companies on a pro-rata basis. Beijing Yangguang Gongcai Technology Company Limited is established in 2013 as a platform for public resources exchange, developers and operators of software applications. A number of software products developed by Beijing Sunshine have been applied in the electronic procurement market at a governmental level.

Furthermore, CPP (Beijing) Technique Co., Ltd. signed a credit investigation cooperation agreement with Beijing Credit Management Company. The agreement includes providing supplier credit investigation and credit rating services, providing technical support such as data management of corporate credit investigation, encoding of company identification, and establishment of credit information application platform, etc. to CPP (Beijing) Technique Co., Ltd. Beijing Credit Management Company is a company principally engaged in the provision of credit investigation services in the PRC and it is a PRC government recognised institution for industry credit rating.

CPP has also entered into a memorandum of understanding to make an acquisition of no less than HK$30 million of Diko Global Group Co., Limited (Diko Global). Diko Global is principally engaged in the wholesale and distribution of Western Digital hard drives in Hong Kong and the PRC, and it is one of the sales distributors of Western Digital hard drives in the PRC region. CPP believes that the Proposed Acquisition will broaden the Group’s client base and its source of income.

Mr Cheng Yuanzhong, Chairman of CPP said: “China Public Procurement Limited’s signing of another cooperation framework agreement will help consolidate and expand the side of the business organizations of e-procurement platform, which will in turn enhance technology standards, diversify the levels of procurement related information and expand the areas of business. As Diko Global is within our area of business, we believe the acquisition will also bring us significant value and immediate revenue. We believe these cooperation agreements and this proposed acquisition will also enhance the competitiveness of the company in the long-run, and provide more favourable returns to shareholders.”

About China Public Procurement Limited

China Public Procurement Limited is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (stock code: 1094). The Group is principally engaged in the development of the public procurement services which involves the provision of procurement services to general public and government in the PRC, also for the global public procurement, and provides a series of public procurement business related services, including financial services.

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– A key milestone in SNC-Lavalin’s ongoing transformation into a global Tier-1 engineering and construction company

MONTREAL, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX: SNC) is pleased to announce that it has completed its acquisition of Kentz Corporation Limited, a global company with 15,500 employees operating in 36 countries. Kentz provides industry-leading engineering, construction management and technical support services to clients in the oil and gas sector.

The acquisition of Kentz supports SNC-Lavalin’s ongoing transformation into a global Tier-1 engineering and construction (E&C) company. The transaction creates a group with approximately 45,000 employees, annual revenues of about C$10 billion and a backlog of roughly C$13 billion as per 2013 figures. The combined company will also have a strong position in the world’s most dynamic growth markets, including the Middle East, North America, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

“SNC-Lavalin is thrilled to welcome the employees of Kentz, who are the heart and soul of the remarkable company we are acquiring today,” said Robert G. Card, President and CEO, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. “We expect that our combined capabilities will give us one of the best broad-based service offerings in the E&C industry, while expanding our presence in key growth markets.”

Transformational growth in oil and gas
The acquisition of Kentz transforms SNC-Lavalin’s oil and gas capabilities, creating a group of approximately 20,000 high-caliber employees with industry leading expertise for large and complex projects in the upstream, liquefied natural gas (LNG), unconventional (shale gas and oil sands), pipelines, offshore jackets and steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) sectors.

“We have now begun implementing our plan, which aims to ensure our teams are combined efficiently, respectfully and as rapidly as possible,” said Neil Bruce, President, Resources, Environment & Water, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. “We will be bringing together the best capabilities of our two firms for the direct benefit of our clients. Our goal will be to build strong and lasting relationships with our customers through consistently delivering on our commitments and providing the best mix of value and services.”

Kentz will be incorporated into SNC-Lavalin while simultaneously integrating SNC-Lavalin’s current Oil & Gas business into Kentz’s operations. Christian Brown, Kentz’s Chief Executive Officer, now becomes President, Oil & Gas, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. Mr. Brown will continue to be stationed in Houston, Texas, and will report directly to Neil Bruce.

“Joining SNC-Lavalin will provide us with the ability to execute larger scopes for major projects, and enhance our access to new geographies in both North America and Latin America,” said Christian Brown. “We look forward to bringing our clients complete end-to-end solutions for their projects by merging SNC-Lavalin’s strong front-end engineering and design capabilities with our industry-leading construction management, commissioning and operations capabilities.”

SNC-Lavalin paid £9.35 (C$17.13) per share for a total purchase price of approximately £1.2 billion (C$2.1 billion). Kentz shareholders voted in favour of SNC-Lavalin’s offer at a meeting convened by order of the Court and an Extraordinary General Shareholders Meeting, both held on August 11, 2014. The offer was structured as a Scheme of Arrangement and the Scheme Court Hearing was held on August 21, 2014. Following the sanction of the Court, the acquisition became effective in accordance with its terms on August 22, 2014.

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These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future financial performance. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect expected results and are based on certain key assumptions. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or implied in any forward-looking statements. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. All subsequent oral or written forward-looking statements attributable to SNC-Lavalin or any of its directors, officers or employees or any persons acting on their behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statement above. SNC-Lavalin disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking or other statements contained herein, except as required by applicable law.

About SNC-Lavalin
Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices in over 50 countries, SNC-Lavalin’s approximately 45,000 employees provide EPC and EPCM services to clients in a variety of industry sectors, including oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, environment and water, infrastructure and power. SNC-Lavalin can also combine these services with its financing and operations and maintenance capabilities to provide complete end-to-end project solutions.
www.snclavalin.com

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Public Relations Manager,
Global Corporate Communications
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
+1-514-393-8000, ext. 54772
lilly.nguyen@snclavalin.com

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— “The New Providence Opportunity Fund, Ltd. presents an excellent opportunity to investors to capitalize on decades of property experience of its Sponsor and it drives significant synergies with the existing fixed income mortgage funds managed by Sterling Financial Group, Inc.”

NASSAU, The Bahamas, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Nassau, The Bahamas based Sterling Financial Group (“Sterling”), announces the launch of the New Providence Opportunity Fund, Ltd. (the “Fund”). The Fund is a closed-end equity investment fund consisting of high net worth and institutional investors, which targets diverse real estate investment and development opportunities in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.

The Fund seeks to benefit from Sterling’s access to fundamentally sound real estate investments including development opportunities that were financially challenged by the Recession. The Fund will be active in markets where Sterling has both extensive real estate experience and existing platforms. Leveraging its relationships with developers, real estate private equity firms, private family investors, entrepreneurs and financial institutions, the Sponsor will identify opportunities, and upon acquisition, provide value-add initiatives to maximize total returns.

“We are pleased to bring New Providence Opportunity Fund to the market,” said Steve Tiller, President and COO of Sterling “We believe that the combination of our extensive real estate investment, development and management capability and a highly efficient funding structure, is a recipe for success for many investors in today’s market,” Tiller continued. David Kosoy, Sterling’s Chairman and CEO added, “we are pleased to add this fund to our other real estate offerings available, and I believe it is a great complement to our platform.”

Simultaneously with the first closing of the Fund, Sterling is also announcing the acquisition and further development of Ocean Terrace, an existing ocean front condominium project located in the West end of New Providence island. The acquisition includes additional green-field acreage for future development.

“Ocean Terrace is now under new ownership and we are revitalizing a project that has been idle for some time. It is a true sign of strong improvements currently experienced in the Nassau real estate market and especially in the highly sought after western district. The project is an excellent addition to the notable projects that Sterling is involved in and it is a terrific complement to our portfolio”, added Tiller.

The Sterling platform focuses on providing access to alternative market opportunities without compromising the North American standard for risk management, operational efficiency and regulatory requirements. Sterling leverages a management team with interdisciplinary real estate experience, a strong internal infrastructure and partnerships with leading service providers in order to capitalize on unique real estate investments and structures.

Kosoy further noted, “We have seen an increased demand from investors for quality real estate projects and funds that would diversify their exposure to traditional investments as well as providing attractive returns. We are pleased that we can offer a proven strategy on a tried and tested platform to a wider base of offshore and onshore investors through a product that has a potential to significantly enhance and diversify their portfolios.”

Sterling Financial Group, Inc., a fully integrated and diversified real estate investment, development, management and services company that has an established track record of successes in the real estate industry. Over the past 40 years, Sterling and its principals have acquired over 5.5 million square feet of commercial real estate at a combined purchase price of over $2 billion. Prior to founding Sterling, the principals had previously been part of the controlling group of a publicly traded real estate company, which acquired and managed a portfolio of more than 20 million square feet of real estate across North America. Sterling is headquartered in Nassau, Bahamas.
www.sterlingbahamas.com

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ABOUT STERLING FINANCIAL GROUP INC.
Sterling Financial Group is a Nassau, Bahamas based, financial services business founded in 2006. The company is privately owned and is regulated by the Securities Exchange Commission under the Financial Service and Corporate Providers Act.

The series of real estate and mortgage funds managed by Sterling invest and profit from a portfolio of privately held real estate investments and mortgage loans. The business is administered by David Kosoy and Steve Tiller and other respected real estate professionals who collectively have significant experience in the real estate and mortgage lending markets. The principals of Sterling have a track record over the past 40 years of successfully and consistently generating profits in the real estate investments and mortgage lending sectors in Canada, the Bahamas, the U.S. and the U.K.

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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21, 2014  /PRNewswire/ — TOMS, the company that turned the idea of One for One™ into a global movement, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to partner with Bain Capital, a leading global private investment firm, to accelerate the growth of the company and its giving programs around the world. TOMS Founder and Chief Shoe Giver Blake Mycoskie will continue as visionary of the company and remain the 50% owner of TOMS. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 2006, TOMS began as a shoe company that matched every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need – One for One. Since then, TOMS’ giving has grown to serve other basic needs. TOMS Eyewear gives sight to a person in need with every pair of eyewear purchased, and TOMS Roasting Co. gives one week of clean water to a person in need for every bag of coffee purchased. To date, TOMS has given over 25 million new pairs of shoes to children in need and helped restore sight to more than 250,000 people.

“This partnership will enable TOMS to grow faster and give to more people in more ways than we could otherwise,” said Mycoskie. “In eight short years, we’ve had incredible success, and now we need a strategic partner who shares our bold vision for the future and can help us realize it. We’re thrilled that Bain Capital is fully aligned with our commitment to One for One, and clearly they have the expertise to help us improve our business and further expand the scale of our mission.”

Mycoskie added, “While I believe TOMS has done a lot of good up to this point, there is so much more we can and should be doing. More importantly, I want TOMS to be relevant not only to the next generation, but the one after that, and far beyond.”

Mycoskie plans to give away at least half of his profits from the transaction by establishing a fund that identifies and supports social entrepreneurship and other causes to which he and his wife, Heather, are deeply committed.

In keeping with the One for One promise, Bain Capital has committed to give back to the community through a new charitable endeavor, funded by Mycoskie and a matching investment from Bain Capital, which will be established to support social entrepreneurs around the world.

Bain Capital has a long track record of investing in and partnering with management teams to help grow companies. Some of its consumer and retail investments have included Canada Goose, Bombardier Recreational Products, Bright Horizons, Jack Wolfskin, The Sealy Corporation, Michaels Stores, The Gymboree Corporation, Dunkin’ Brands Group, Burlington Stores and Dollarama.

“TOMS is synonymous with social responsibility and corporate impact and has demonstrated the power of being an authentic, mission-driven organization,” said Ryan Cotton, a Principal at Bain Capital. “We are extremely excited to partner with Blake Mycoskie to support the continued growth of the business and the expansion of the TOMS mission. As a firm and as individuals, we are strongly aligned with the principles of the One for One movement and its contribution to the global community.”

“Charitable involvement, social impact and global responsibility have always been important at Bain Capital,” said Josh Bekenstein, a Managing Director and a co-founder of Bain Capital. “We donate time, expertise and resources to a wide array of charitable and non-profit organizations around the world each year through partnership initiatives that make a real difference in our communities. This investment and our support of TOMS’ mission are entirely consistent with this approach.”

The Sage Group, LLC is serving as the exclusive financial advisor, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is acting as legal advisor to TOMS. Financo, LLC. is serving as financial advisor, Ropes & Gray LLP is acting as legal counsel, and PwC LLP is serving as accounting advisor to Bain Capital. Committed financing for the transaction is being provided by Jefferies & Company, Inc.

About TOMS:
In 2006, American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in a village in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One.® Since then, TOMS has given nearly 20 million pairs of new shoes to children in need.

Five years later, TOMS realized this movement could serve other basic needs and launched TOMS Eyewear. With every pair purchased, TOMS will help give sight to a person in need. One for One.® Since launching, TOMS has helped save or restore the sight of more than 200,000 people worldwide.

In 2014, TOMS launched TOMS Roasting Co. For each bag of coffee beans sold a person will get clean water for a week, and for every cup of coffee sold someone gets water for day.

About Bain Capital Private Equity
Bain Capital, LLC (www.baincapital.com) is one of the world’s foremost privately-held alternative investment firms, with more than $75 billion of assets under management in several pools of capital including private equity, venture capital, public equity, credit products and absolute return. Bain Capital’s more than 300 professionals are collectively the single largest investor in all of its funds and are dedicated to investing in and building its portfolio companies. Founded in 1984, Bain Capital has made private equity, growth, and venture capital investments in over 450 companies around the world, and has deep experience across five key vertical industries including consumer/retail, financial services and institutions, healthcare, industrials, and technology, media and telecommunications. Through the Bain Capital Community Partnership and Bain Capital Children’s Charity (www.baincapital.com/community), the firm and its employees serve as trusted partners with over 500 civic organizations around the world whose missions inspire them, helping to build great communities and improve the quality of life where they live and work. Bain Capital has offices in Boston, New York, Chicago, Palo Alto, London, Munich, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Mumbai and Sydney.

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Doug Piwinski
SVP, Marketing and Communications
310.228.8801
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Alex Stanton
Stanton PR & Marketing
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Plans to accelerate commercialization of the world’s most efficient (30.8%) thin film solar technology

Acquisition has potential to change the way solar energy is used

BEIJING, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Hanergy Holding Group Limited (“Hanergy”, the “Company” or the “Group”), a multinational clean-energy power generator and the world’s leading thin-film solar company, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Alta Devices, whose thin film solar technology has a conversion efficiency of 30.8 percent, the highest among the solar energy technologies currently available in the world.

Chairman and CEO of Hanergy Li Hejun said, “Alta Devices’ thin film solar technology allows more energy to be produced in lower light conditions than any other type of solar cell, giving it greater potential to power a wide range of mobile devices and equipment from phones to cars. It has the potential to change the way solar energy is used. This acquisition advances Hanergy’s goal to become the world leader in the solar technology of the future.”

Chris Norris, President and CEO of Alta Devices, said, “This successful acquisition is built upon Alta Devices’ and Hanergy’s shared belief that flexible, thin-film solar technology represents the future of the solar industry. The combination of our world-class solar cell R&D capability and Hanergy’s technology, research and capital resources will help us further improve the performance of our technology, increase production capacity and expand applications.”

Both companies’ R&D teams will join forces to further develop Alta Devices’ technology to serve the mobile and wearable tech market with reliable, high-efficiency solar-power solutions and applications. The acquisition will build on Hanergy’s continuous efforts in recent years to enhance thin-film solar innovation, and improve the efficiency and applicability of clean energy through the integration of world-leading thin-film solar technologies.

In particular, Hanergy plans to actively expand the application of Alta Devices’ products in various mobile power application areas, ranging from emergency charging of mobile phones, to the automotive sector and the Internet of Things.

Alta Devices’ use of gallium arsenide (GaAs) allows its dual- and single-junction solar cells to produce record-breaking conversion efficiencies of 30.8 percent and 28.8 percent respectively, as certified by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

On a same surface area basis, its cells produce a power output two to three times higher than standard flexible thin-film cells, 8 percent higher than mass-produced monocrystalline silicon cells, and 10 percent higher than multicrystalline silicon cells.

Alta Devices’ single-junction GaAs thin-film solar cells are already in production. Following the acquisition, Alta Devices will continue to operate independently as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hanergy. Hanergy will also work with Alta Devices to develop international markets and enhance its cooperation with key strategic customers.

In recognition of its uniquely innovative combination of high technology and energy, in 2014 Hanergy was the only Chinese energy company named among the “World’s Smartest Companies” by the MIT Technology Review, the world’s longest-running technology industry publication. In 2012 and 2013, the same publication named Alta Devices among the “World’s Most Disruptive Companies.”

About Hanergy Holding Group

Hanergy Holding Group is a global clean-energy power generation company and the world’s leading thin-film PV company and solutions provider. Founded in Beijing in 1994, the Company has operations across China, the Asia Pacific, North America, Europe and Africa. Hanergy is engaged in hydroelectric, wind and solar power generation.

About Alta Devices

Alta Devices holds world records for both cell and module conversion efficiency. It delivers the world’s most efficient, thin and flexible mobile power technology. Converting light into electricity, Alta’s technology extends the energy source of a system, and in many cases, completely cuts the traditional power cord. The solution can be completely integrated into the final system, and is ideal for use in consumer electronics, automotive, remote exploration, or anywhere size, weight, and mobility matter.

Wang Dan Ning
+8613671129766
wangdanning@hanergy.com

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Successful Transformation from an Oil Trading, Transportation and Storage Company to a Resource-based Energy Enterprise

HONG KONG, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings) Limited (“Brightoil Petroleum” or the “Group”; stock code: 933.HK) announced the closing of a stock purchase agreement (the “Agreement”) with Anadarko China Holdings 2 Company Limited (“Anadarko China”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (“Anadarko Petroleum”), to acquire a participating interest in two oil producing blocks in Bohai Bay (Contract Area 04/36 and Unit Area 05/36) at a consideration of USD 1.046 billion.  Following the signing of the agreement on 18 February, the acquisition was successfully completed on 8 August after six months of efforts put together by both parties. After the closing of the Agreement, the Group now holds a 40.09% participating interest in the 124km2 offshore block (Contract Area 04/36) and a 29.18% participating interest in the 88 km2 offshore block (Unit Area 05/36). The operator of both blocks is CNOOC China Limited (“CCL”).

As a result of this, the Company’s oil and natural gas resources extend from the ground to offshore, and the Company’s oil and natural gas storage and production will increase immensely. Together with its originally owned Dina1 and Tuzi natural gas field, the Company’s interest in 2P storage is expected to reach approximately 86 million boe. When all these three areas are in operation, Dina1 and Tuzi and Bohai will reach a daily net production of approximately 25,000 boe, and an annual net production of approximately 9 million boe. Upon this successful Closing, the Company will reach a solid step-out and broaden its activities into energy resources supply and operation.

Dr. Sit Kwong Lam, Chairman of Brightoil Petroleum, said, “We believe that the closing of the acquisition marks the successful transformation of the Group in its aim to become a resource-based energy enterprise. The Group will continue to strengthen its development in the upstream business, aiming to achieve sustainable growth of its reserves, production volume and revenue in the long run. This will accelerate the Group’s development into an international integrated oil & gas conglomerate and at the same time enhance our returns to investors and create further shareholders’ value.”

Offshore drilling platform at Caofeidian Bohai Bay

Offshore drilling platform at Caofeidian Bohai Bay

* Offshore drilling platform at CaoFeidian, Bohai Bay

About Brightoil Petroleum

Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings) Limited is a resource-based energy enterprise focusing on upstream oil and gas resources exploration, along with further developments downstream. The Group is principally engaged in the Exploitation and Production of Upstream Oil and Gas Fields, Marine Transportation, Oil Storage and Terminal Facilities and International Trading and Bunkering Business.

The Group has three oil and gas field projects in its portfolio, including Dina1 Gas Field, Tuzi Gas Field and Caofeidian Field in Bohai Bay. The Company’s interest in 2P storage is expected to reach approximately 86 million boe. When all these three areas are in operation, Dina1 and Tuzi and Bohai will reach a daily net production of approximately 25,000 boe, and an annual net production of approximately 9 million boe.

The Group currently operates four Aframax Oil Tankers and five VLCCs, and has a marine transportation capacity that will exceed 2 million tonnes.

The Group’s oil storage facility on Waidiao Island in Zhoushan, with a total capacity of 3.16 million cubic meters, is under construction. The facility will be equipped with 13 berths which can accommodate vessels from 1,000 to 300,000 DWT. Meanwhile, the Group’s oil storage facility on Changxing Island in Dalian, with a total capacity of 7.19 million cubic meters, is also under construction. The facility will be equipped with 13 berths to accommodate vessels from 1,000 to 300,000 DWT.

The Group is one of the largest marine bunkering service providers in China with services expanded to global ports. The Group’s tradable range of products is diversified into fuel oil, crude oil, gas oil, as well as petrochemical and the related petroleum products. The annual trading and supplying volume has reached approximately 20 million tons.

The Group will continue to develop its upstream business by stretching its tentacles into the exploration, exploitation and production of oil fields with a view to becoming one of the leading resources-based energy conglomerates in the world.

For additional information about Brightoil, please visit the Company’s website at www.brightoil.com.hk.

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Enters Biological Materials Segment and Creates New Profit Growth Drivers

Brings synergy through Outstanding Acquisition and Integration Capability

HONG KONG, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — PW Medtech Group Limited (“PW Medtech” or the “Company” and, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”; stock code: 1358), a leading medical device company in China, announced the Group completed the acquisition of Beijing Tianxinfu Medical Appliance Co., Ltd. (“Tianxinfu”). Health Forward Holdings Limited and Beijing Fert Technology Co., Ltd., the wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Company acquired the entire equity interest in Tianxinfu with a total consideration of approximately RMB802.6 million. Tianxinfu has become an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Group and contributed its revenue to it.

Tianxinfu is a high-tech enterprise integrating research, development, production and sales service. Its main products include regenerative medical biological materials and orthopedic implant products. As a leading company in the segment, Tianxinfu’s biological materials products are well recognized in China. Upon completion of the acquisition, Tianxinfu will become an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company and the Group will take over the market share of it in relation to biological materials products and will further expand the market share through synergy between the Company and Tianxinfu in research & development, production and distribution. Tianxinfu owns a total of 11 patents and has obtained 7 registration certificates for Class III medical devices. It has an extensive nationwide distribution network with over 150 distributors covering the major provinces in the PRC.

Mr. Jiang Liwei, Chief Executive Officer of PW Medtech said, “PW Medtech has long been focused on large, fast-growing and high margin segments of China’s medical device industry, with our leading market positions in the existing core business segments of orthopedic implants and advanced infusion sets, and with a strong research and development capability. Upon this strategic acquisition, the Group expanded the existing product portfolio by successfully entering into the biological materials segment, which has huge growth potential and high margin. It is expected to expand more medical applications of the biological materials products in other areas with R&D investments and technology advancement in the future. Meanwhile, the Group will continue to focus on organic growth derived from its core business segments and leverage on its outstanding acquisition and integration capability to boost its sustainable development.” 

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Working Hand-in-Hand with All China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives to Develop Agricultural Machinery Business

HONG KONG, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — National Agricultural Holdings Limited (“National Agricultural”, or together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”; stock code: 1236.hk) has announced that in order to support the upgrading of its nationwide supply and marketing system and the development of “agriculture, rural areas and farmers”, in addition to better serving the participants in the “agriculture, rural areas and farmers” market, the Group has entered into a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) with Sinoagri Agricultural Machinery Holdings Company Limited (“Sinoagri Machinery Holdings”) to acquire not more than 51% of the shares in Hebei Sinoagri Boyuan Agricultural Machinery Company Limited (“Hebei Sinoagri Boyuan”). Sinoagri Machinery Holdings holds a 55% equity interest in Hebei Sinoagri Boyuan. The planned transaction will help National Agriculture develop its agricultural machinery business.

Chinese government recently gave instructions to support the country’s supply and marketing cooperatives. According to the government, authorities at all levels must support the reform of the cooperatives, allowing the cooperatives to play their unique role and to make contributions to the development of China’s agricultural sector. As China National Agricultural Means of Production Group Corporation (“Sino-agri Group”), an enterprise under the umbrella of the All China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives, is the ultimate controlling shareholder of Sinoagri Machinery Holdings, this planned acquisition of shares underscores National Agricultural’s entry into a phase of asset integration and upgrade after establishing two agricultural trading platforms. Meanwhile, through cooperation with Sino-agri Group, National Agriculture can capture opportunities arising from agricultural mechanization, further strengthening its leading position in the “agriculture, rural areas and farmers” industry and contributing to the nationwide supply and marketing system.

Hebei Sinoagri Boyuan is one of the pioneers in the research and development and the manufacture of corn harvesting machines in China. Its principal business activities include the manufacture and sale of agricultural machinery such as corn harvesting machines and wheat harvesting machines. Hebei Sinoagri Boyuan has a registered capital of RMB50 million. In 2013, Hebei Sinoagri Boyuan sold approximate 3,400 agricultural machines, with sales and profit amounting to RMB489 million and RMB65 million, respectively. Sino-agri Group, Hebei Sinoagri Boyuan’s ultimate holding company, is an enterprise under the umbrella of the All China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives. Sino-agri Group generated revenue of more than RMB75 billion and sales of agricultural means of products, including fertilizers, amounting to 30 million tonnes in 2013.

Mr. Chen Li-jun, Chairman of National Agricultural, said, “National Agriculture has been cooperating with UnionPay Network and Guangzhou Exchange Group to jointly operate the agricultural payment business and trading business involving agricultural products, respectively. By working closely with Sinoagri Machinery Holdings, the Group will expand its agricultural product trading business to agricultural machineries trading. This will benefit the Group by providing a sustainable stream of cash flow, which will in turn enhance shareholder value. Meanwhile, the Group can capture opportunities arising from agricultural mechanization by upgrading the trading model for agricultural machinery and providing high-quality agricultural machinery trading services to farmers.”

About National Agricultural Holdings Limited

National Agricultural Holdings Limited (SEHK code: 1236.HK) is a rural market-based company that integrates financial services, trade, information, industry and science research. Its principal businesses are rural finance, trading in agricultural means of production, management of commercial complexes and high-tech information technology, etc. These directives are fully implemented to accommodate China’s strategic goal of vigorously developing large-scale agriculture and a new model of urbanization.  Hebei Supply and Marketing Cooperative made an equity investment in National Agricultural Holdings through its subsidiary Parko (HongKong) Ltd. in November 2013.

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