Wednesday, July 31, 2013

LJ International completed merger with Cayman Islands company

LJ International Inc., the British Virgin Islands-incorporated company engaged in jewellery retail and wholesale, announced the completion of the merger with the Cayman Islands exempt company with limited liability Flora Bloom Holdings, and a BVI business company Flora Fragrance Holdings Limited, wholly owned by the Cayman Islands company. The merger is contemplated by the previously announced agreement and plan of merger signed in the end of March, 2013, and was approved and authorized by LJ shareholders at an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders held on July 9, 2013.

According to the merger agreement, each ordinary share of LJ International has been cancelled for the right to receive US$2.00 without interest, except for the ordinary shares beneficially owned by Mr. Yu Chuan Yih, Mr. Peter Au, Ms. Ka Man Au, Mr. Hon Tak Ringo Ng, Mr. Yuin Chiek Lye, Ms. Vicky Chan, Mr. Zhicheng Shi, Primeon Inc., Hillside Financial and Shilin Investments, whose ordinary shares have been cancelled without the right to receive any consideration thereon from the Company.

LJ International has requested that trading of its ordinary shares on the NASDAQ Global Market be suspended. BVI company’s shares will be delisted from NASDAQ, and its registered securities will be deregistered effective in 90 days after the filing of Form 25 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

BVI company announced acquisition of common shares of Ethiopian Potash Corp.

Premier African Minerals Ltd., the company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands and engaged in acquisition and development of mineral properties across Africa, especially in West and Southern Africa, acquired control over 120,000,000 common shares of Ethiopian Potash Corp., representing approximately 42% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the company. This acquisition is part of a series of transactions which include the acquisition by Ethiopian Potash of all of the issued and outstanding shares of G and B African Resources SARL and G and B African Resources Mali SARL, which hold certain exploration permits in Togo and in Mali from Premier African Minerals.

Acquisitions were approved by shareholders of Ethiopian Potash Corp. at an annual and special meeting held on June 30, 2013.

Chief Executive Officer of Premier African Minerals and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Potash Corp. George Roach indirectly controls 16,993,774 common shares, representing 14% of the issued and outstanding common shares immediately prior to the transactions. As a result of the acquisition transactions, George Roach may be considered to beneficially own or exercise control or direction over an aggregate of 136,993,774 Common Shares, representing approximately 56% of the Common Shares, calculated in accordance with applicable Canadian securities laws.

The securities of Ethiopian Potash Corp. were acquired by Premier African Minerals for investment purposes.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

LDK Solar sold shares to BVI company

LDK Solar Co., Ltd., a leading vertically integrated manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) products, announced that it had sold 25,000,000 newly issued ordinary shares to the British Virgin Islands-incorporated Fulai Investments Limited, wholly owned by Mr. Cheng Kin Ming, a Chinese merchant conducting business in Hong Kong. In this transaction, the purchase price was US$1.03 per share, with an aggregate purchase price being US$25,750,000, pursuant to the terms and conditions of the share purchase agreement signed by the companies in April 2013.

LDK Solar, which headquarters and principal manufacturing facilities are located in Hi-Tech Industrial Park, Xinyu City, Jiangxi Province in the People's Republic of China manufactures polysilicon, mono and multicrystalline ingots, wafers, cells, modules, systems, power projects and solutions. LDK Solar's office in the United States is located in Sunnyvale, California.