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.