Sunday, September 28, 2008

Encorium announces the termination of merger agreement with the BVI company

Encorium Group, Inc., a full service multinational clinical research organization making studies for world's leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, announced that it has entered into an amendment to its letter of intent with Prologue Research International, Inc. Pursuant to the amendment, the company will acquire full stock of the oncology-focused clinical research company for approximately US$11.75 million, consisting of US$500,000.

Encorium also announced the termination of negotiations with Fine Success Investments, Ltd. - the British Virgin Islands company doing business as Linkcon. The non-binding letter of intent to merge Linkcon (BVI) and Encorium was signed in June 2008, and it was planned that the BVI company will add US$11 million in annual net revenue to Encorium. The reason for this is that in the course of negotiations between the companies the terms of the proposed merger changed materially to the detriment of the company and its shareholders, since the term sheet with respect to the business combination was executed on June 12, 2008.

As a result of the above circumstances, on September 3, 2008 the Board of Directors decided to terminate negotiations with Linkcon and position Encorium to follow its own growth strategy.