DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- China Direct Industries, Inc. ("China Direct Industries") (NASDAQ: CDII), a U.S. based company that sources, produces and distributes industrial products in China and the Americas in two core business segments, announced today that it has completed the sale of its 51% stake in Shanxi Pan Asia Magnesium Company ("Pan Asia") for $3.05 million in cash to Bloomgain Investment Company, Ltd. ("Bloomgain"), a privately held British Virgin Island company.
The sale of Pan Asia is part of management's overall plan to focus its Magnesium segment operations on the management of facilities previously owned or controlled by Yuweii Huang, a member of China Direct Industries' board of directors and its executive vice president - magnesium. Management intends to use the proceeds from this sale for general working capital as well as to expand its magnesium operations in China and its U.S. based commodities trading operations as it continues to ship iron ore to China from Mexico and begins shipping from South America.
Commenting on the sale of Pan Asia Dr. James Wang, Chairman and CEO of China Direct Industries, Inc., stated, "We are pleased to have concluded this sale as we move forward with the expansion of our Magnesium segment in partnership with Mr. Huang. This infusion of capital will provide us with further financial flexibility as we strengthen our magnesium business and build our ore distribution capabilities in Mexico and South America in the coming quarters. We look forward to putting this money to work as we position our company for growth in fiscal 2012 and beyond."
About China Direct Industries, Inc.China Direct Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDII - News), is a U.S. based company that sources, produces and distributes industrial commodities in China and the Americas and provides business and financial consulting services. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida with corporate offices in Shanghai, China 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 http://www.cdii.net. DISCLOSURE NOTICE: