Wednesday, January 21, 2009

China Natural Resources (BVI) signs agreement with Coal Mining Group

BVI-registered China Natural Resources has consummated the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of Newhold Investments Limited and its wholly-owned subsidiaries included in the Coal Group, upon the agreement signed with Feishang Group Limited.

Newhold Investments, through its 70% owned operating subsidiary, Guizhou Yongfu Mining Co., Ltd., owns mining rights to Yongsheng Coal Mine, located in Guizhou Province of China Republic. The 20-year mining right permit covering the mine was issued on November 8, 2007, and provides for an annual production capacity of 600,000 metric tons of coal. Construction of the mine, which is anticipated to take about 18 months, will be funded by a combination of bank loans and internal funds.

Mr. Feilie Li, CEO and Chairman of China Natural Resources, said in his comments that upon the completion of the acquisition of Newhold the BVI company intends to continue their coal resources acquisition strategy in Guizhou Province, as well as acquisition of other non-ferrous/iron metal assets.