TAI'AN, China, March 1 China BiologicProducts, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBPO) ("China Biologic," or the "Company"), a leadingplasma-based biopharmaceutical company in China, today announced that thespecial committee of independent directors appointed by the Company's board ofDirectors in the wake of the recent allegations against certain directors andan employee of the Company (the "Special Committee") has retained O'Melveny &Myers LLP, an international law firm, to advise the Special Committee and toassist in the investigation of the allegations.
The Company will issue no further comment concerning either theallegations or the work of the Special Committee until the investigation hasbeen completed.
"In the interim, our stakeholders should rest assured that the allegationsand ongoing investigation will not disrupt our business and operations," saidMr. Chaoming Zhao, Chief Executive Office of China Biologic. "Our managementteam continues to work diligently on the daily business of the Company andremains committed to executing our growth strategies and creating value forour shareholders."
About China Biologic Products, Inc.
China Biologic Products, Inc. (the "Company"), through its indirectmajority-owned subsidiaries, Shandong Taibang Biological Products Co. Ltd. andGuiyang Dalin Biologic Technologies Co., Ltd, and its equity investment inXi'an Huitian Blood Products Co., Ltd., is currently the largest non-state-owned plasma-based biopharmaceutical company in China. The Company is a fullyintegrated biologic products company with plasma collection, production andmanufacturing, research and development, and commercial operations. TheCompany's plasma-based biopharmaceutical products are irreplaceable duringmedical emergencies, and are used for the prevention and treatment of variousdiseases. The Company sells its products to hospitals and other healthcarefacilities in China.
Safe Harbor Statement
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