BAODING, China, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Orient Paper, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ONP) ("Orient Paper" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer and distributor of diversified paper products in North China, today announces that the staff of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") has notified the Company that it has completed an investigation of the Company and does not intend to recommend any enforcement action by the SEC. The staff began an informal inquiry regarding the Company in December 2010.
"We are very pleased that the SEC has completed its investigation of the Company and recommended that no action be taken by the Commission," said Mr. Zhenyong Liu, Chairman and CEO of Orient Paper.
"We are very happy to put this matter behind us as we continue to expand our business in the North China region to ride on the growth opportunities presented by the rising urbanization in the country. We are ramping up our new corrugating medium paper production line and building our new tissue paper facility as planned to tap on the unmet market needs here in this region," Mr. Liu added.
About Orient Paper, Inc.Orient Paper, Inc. is a leading paper manufacturer in North China. Using recycled paper as its primary raw material, Orient Paper produces and distributes three types of paper products namely, packaging paper (corrugating medium paper), offset printing paper, and other paper products, including digital photo paper, and household/tissue paper that the company is currently expanding into. With production operations based in Baoding in North China's Hebei Province, Orient Paper is located strategically close to the Beijing and Tianjin region, home to a growing base of industrial and manufacturing activities and one of the largest markets for paper products consumption in the country. Orient Paper's production facilities are controlled and operated by its wholly owned subsidiary Shengde Holdings, Inc., which in turn controls and operates Baoding Shengde Paper Co., Ltd., and Hebei Baoding Orient Paper Milling Co., Ltd for manufacturing digital photo, printing and packaging paper.