China's Pingtan Board Consider Offer for Dredging Subsidiary

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd. provider of territorial sea fishing and dredging services in the People's Republic of China (PRC), announce that its Board of Directors has received an offer from its Chairman and CEO, Mr. Xinrong Zhuo, to acquire the assets of China Dredging Group, or CDGC, and its PRC operating subsidiaries, Fujian Xing Gang Port Service Co., Ltd.

The Company's Board of Directors recently met to review the proposed terms of the offer, and as part of the process the Board has retained an independent financial advisor and investment banking firm, Duff & Phelps LLC, to provide a fairness opinion in connection with a proposed transaction (the "Proposed Transaction," as described below).   Mr. Zhuo and the Company's Senior Officer, Mr. Bin Lin, have recused themselves from all Board discussions regarding the Proposed Transaction due to their position as interested parties in the sale.

Proposed Terms and Timing


Mr. Zhuo has offered to purchase the CDGC business and assets in exchange for (i) writing off the Company's current $155.2 million promissory note (matures on June 19, 2015 and bears an interest rate of 4%); (ii) transfer certain fishing trawlers to the Company.  As part of the Proposed Transaction, the Board has also retained, BMI Appraisals Limited ("www.bmi-appraisals.com") to provide an independent valuation report on the vessels that would constitute a portion of the consideration.   BMI Appraisals is one of the leading valuation companies in Hong Kong and China.

The Board expects to continue evaluating the Proposed Transaction, and expects to deliver a decision on the final terms and conditions in the coming weeks.
 

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