SHANGHAI, China, July 18 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 it has applied forlisting approval on the Nasdaq Global Market ("Nasdaq").
"This is an important milestone for China-Biotics, and we are committed toworking with Nasdaq to fulfill all of its listing requirements," said Mr.Jinan Song, China-Biotics' Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Nasdaq is aprestigious senior exchange that is well suited for high-technology andhigh-growth companies such as China-Biotics that meet its stringent listingrequirements. Nasdaq's complement of small-cap, rapidly growing companies willincrease our visibility among investors who follow companies like ours,improving trading volume and liquidity. This should, in turn, attract newinvestors to our Company."
China-Biotics believes it satisfies all of the listing qualificationsassociated with this application. The application is subject to review byNasdaq's Listing Qualifications Department for compliance with all NasdaqGlobal Market requirements. The Company's common stock will continue to tradeon the OTC Bulletin Board under its current symbol, CHBT, until the Company isnotified of its acceptance. We hope to receive approval to list on Nasdaqwithin two to three months.
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. TheCompany'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. There is a significant demand for probiotics for usein the bulk additive market, which is currently met by imports. China-Bioticsis building a new plant that will increase its production capacity manyfold tocapture this market. For more information, please visithttp://www.chn-biotics.com .
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