Bethesda, March 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- India Globalization Capital, Inc. (NYSE MKT: IGC), a company competing in the rapidly growing materials and infrastructure industry in India and China, today announced that the Audit Committee of its board of directors approved the engagement of ASA and Associates as its independent registered public accounting firm for the financial year ending March 31, 2013. The committee, as a matter of good corporate governance, determined that after five years with the same firm it was appropriate to change to a different firm.
Additionally, with operations expected to commence in Inner Mongolia in the near term, the audit committee determined that it was now appropriate to engage a larger accounting firm with significantly larger resources. ASA and Associates is a public accounting firm registered with the PCAOB, and is based in India. They have 8 offices with around 420 in-house staff. A number of their clients are foreign corporations. The Company expects to present the appointment of ASA and Associates for ratification by its shareholders at the 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
About IGC:Based in Bethesda, Maryland, India Globalization Capital (IGC) is a materials and infrastructure company operating in India and China. We currently supply Iron ore to Steel Companies operating in China. For more information about IGC, please visit IGC's Web site at www.indiaglobalcap.com. For information about Ironman, please visit www.hfironman.net. Forward-looking Statements: Some of the statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts constitute forward-looking statements under the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of the words "may," "will," "should," "could," "expects," "post", "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "intends," "potential," "proposed," "confident" or "continue" or the negative of those terms. These statements are not a guarantee of future developments and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond IGC's control and are difficult to predict. Consequently, actual results may differ materially from information contained in the forward-looking statements as a result of future changes or developments in our business, our competitive environment, infrastructure demands, Iron ore availability and governmental, regulatory, political, economic, legal and social conditions in China and India.