BAODING, China, Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Orient Paper, Inc. (Amex: ONP) ("Orient Paper" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer and distributor of diversified paper products in northern China, announced today that the Company has written a letter to the author of an article published on www.seekingalpha.com on August 4, 2011.
In the article, under the caption "Related Party Transactions in the Chinese RTO Sector," Orient Paper is mentioned and described as having an undisclosed related party transaction with its major supplier. The Company has informed the author of the article that it would like to bring to attention that its Chairman, Mr. Zhenyong Liu has provided documents to prove that he had sold his entire ownership in Dongfang Trading Company Limited ("Dongfang Trading"), one of its major suppliers, in July 2004. Since then Dongfang Trading has not been a related party with Orient Paper. The Company deals with Dongfang Trading on an arm's-length basis and cannot exert control over Dongfang Trading.
Orient Paper's management team is committed to accurately portraying the Company in the financial and online media. The Company has therefore reached out to the author of the article and requested for a correction.
About Orient Paper, Inc.Orient Paper, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Shengde Holdings, Inc., controls and operates Baoding Shengde Paper Co., Ltd. ("Baoding Shengde"), and Hebei Baoding Orient Paper Milling Co., Ltd ("HBOP"). Founded in 1996, HBOP is engaged in the production and distribution of products such as corrugating medium paper, offset printing paper, and other paper and packaging-related products in China. The Company uses recycled paper as its primary raw material. Baoding Shengde, founded in June 2009 located in Baoding, is engaged in the production and distribution of digital photo paper. As one of the largest paper producers in Hebei Province, China, HBOP is strategically located in Baoding, a city in close proximity to Beijing where the majority of publishing houses are based. Orient Paper is led by an experienced management team committed to diversifying the Company's product offering and delivering tailored services to its customers. For more information, please visit http://www.orientpaperinc.com. Safe Harbor Statement