SHANGHAI, China, July 15 China-Biotics,Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CHBT) ("China-Biotics," "the Company"), a leadingChinese firm specializing in the manufacture, research, development, marketingand distribution of probiotics products, today announced the appointment ofAmerican Stock Transfer & Trust Company ("AST") as its new transfer agent andregistrar, effective August 15, 2008. AST, headquartered in New York, NewYork, replaces the Company's former transfer agent and registrar, AmericanRegistrar & Transfer Company.
Consistently ranked #1 in the prestigious Group Five survey, AST haspioneered a unique, customer-driven approach to the provision of comprehensivetransfer agency services. Founded in 1971, AST has grown to be the largestindependent stock transfer agent in the United States.
Stockholders seeking information regarding stock transfer, lostcertificates, and address changes may contact AST as follows:
About China-Biotics, Inc.
Headquartered in Shanghai, China-Biotics, Inc. ("China-Biotics", "theCompany") was founded in 1999 and is one of China's largest suppliers ofprobiotics. Probiotics are beneficial live bacteria used as dietarysupplements and food additives to improve intestinal health and digestion.The Company's product portfolio contains live microbials made with proprietarytechnology. Currently, these products are sold over-the-counter under the"Shining" brand through large distributors to more than 1,000 pharmacies and100 supermarkets in Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang. Shining is one of the mostrecognized brands in Shanghai. China-Biotics plans to expand its retail salesto other major cities in China and is launching 300 Shining brand logisticcenters in these cities. The Company's flagship product, "Shining Essence",has been a profit driver since its launch in April 2001. There is asignificant demand for probiotics for use in the bulk additive market, whichis currently met by imports. China-Biotics is building a new plant which willincrease its production capacity manifolds to capture this market. For moreinformation, please visit http://www.chn-biotics.com .
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