BEIJING, August 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — China Biologic Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBPO, “China Biologic” or the “Company”), a leading fully integrated plasma-based biopharmaceutical company in China, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Guiyang Dalin Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (“Guiyang Dalin“) had agreed to acquire an additional 19.84% equity interest in Guizhou Taibang Biological Products Co., Ltd (“Guizhou Taibang”) from Guizhou Eakan Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., an existing minority shareholder of Guizhou Taibang. The total consideration of the transaction will be RMB535 million ($87.1 million). Upon completion of the transaction, China Biologic will increase its controlling stake in Guizhou Taibang from 56.39% to 76.23%.
Mr. David (Xiaoying) Gao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China Biologic, commented, “Increasing our ownership position in Guizhou Taibang is a significant development for China Biologic. Since acquiring the majority stake in 2008, we have been focusing on building up Guizhou Taibang’s product portfolio and pipeline, expanding production capacity and enhancing efficiency. We are confident with its business prospects and believe this acquisition of additional equity interest will result in earnings accretion as well as the super majority ownership with significantly enhanced control of Guizhou Taibang’s long-term strategy and development. China Biologic will use the proceeds from its recent offering as well as internal resources to fund this transaction. We currently expect to complete this transaction in September 2014.”
Additional information about this transaction can be found in the Company’s 8-K filing filed today with the SEC.
About China Biologic Products, Inc.
China Biologic is a leading plasma-based biopharmaceutical company in China. The Company’s products are used as critical therapies during medical emergencies and for the prevention and treatment of life-threatening diseases and immune-deficiency related diseases. China Biologic is headquartered in Beijing and manufactures over 20 different dosages of plasma-based products through its indirect majority-owned subsidiaries, Shandong Taibang Biological Products Co., Ltd. and Guizhou Taibang Biological Products Co., Ltd. The Company also has an equity investment in Xi’an Huitian Blood Products Co., Ltd. The Company sells its products to hospitals and inoculation centers, as well as distributors, in China. For additional information, please see the Company’s website, www.chinabiologic.com.
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China Biologic Products, Inc.
Mr. Ming Yin
Senior Vice President
Mr. Bill Zima
Phone: +86-10-6583-7511 or +1-646-405-5191