DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla.
Sept. 7, 2011
/PRNewswire/ -- China Direct Industries, Inc. ("China Direct Industries") (NASDAQ:CDII), a U.S. based company that sources, produces and distributes industrial products in
and the Americas in two core business segments, announced today that it has entered into a series of agreements to acquire a 100% ownership interest in Golden Trust Magnesium Industry Co., Ltd. ("Golden Trust") and an 80% ownership interest in Lingshi Xinghai Magnesium Industry Co., Ltd. ("Lingshi Magnesium"). The acquisitions are part of management's ongoing plan to further consolidate its magnesium holdings as well as acquire additional facilities owned in whole or in part by Mr.
, a member of the board of directors of China Direct Industries.
Under the terms of the agreements China Direct Industries will issue up to 18.2 million shares of its common stock, transfer its
interest in its subsidiary Excel Rise Technology Co., Ltd., and pay
in cash or through the repayment of one of its intercompany loans to make the acquisitions in a deal totaling approximately
. Closing of the acquisitions is conditioned upon (i) approval of the issuance of the common stock constituting the stock consideration provided for in the agreements to acquire these companies and in accordance with NASDAQ Market Place Rules and Regulations; (ii) the absence of any order or injunction of a court of competent jurisdiction that prohibits the consummation of the acquisitions, (iii) the absence of certain governmental restraints, and (iv) the accuracy of the representations and warranties of each party. A summary of the agreements is provided in a Form 8-K China Direct Industries filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on
September 6, 2011
Upon completion of the two acquisitions, China Direct Industries annual magnesium production capacity will increase by 30,000 metric tons bringing the total magnesium production capacity at China Direct Industries to 90,000 metric tons. At this production capacity, China Direct Industries would be among the world's largest magnesium producers. The facilities at Golden Trust and Lingshi Magnesium could be expanded to increase production capacity should demand levels warrant future expansion. Upon completion of the acquisitions, management of China Direct Industries intends to improve many aspects of its operations through the synergistic alignment of all purchasing, sales and administrative functions among its magnesium production facilities through the centralized management of
Commenting on the agreement Dr.
, Chairman and CEO of China Direct Industries, Inc., stated "We are excited to move forward with our consolidation and acquisition plan through the acquisitions of Golden Trust and Lingshi Magnesium. We believe the addition of these magnesium production facilities will further solidify our place among the world's leading magnesium producers. We continue to position our company to meet our expectations for the future in this important industry, poised to take advantage of the improving demand and pricing trends to fuel substantial growth in the coming years."
About China Direct Industries, Inc.
China Direct Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:
), is a U.S. based company that sources, produces and distributes industrial commodities in
and the Americas and provides business and financial consulting services. Headquartered in
Deerfield Beach, Florida
with corporate offices in
Direct Industries' unique infrastructure provides a platform to expand business opportunities globally while effectively and efficiently accessing the U.S. capital markets. For more information about China Direct Industries, please visit