BEIJING, June 29 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Agritech, Inc. (Nasdaq: CAGC) ("China Agritech", or the "Company"), a leading organic compound fertilizer manufacturer and distributor in China, today announced that it has received $10 million as a result of the exercise of common stock warrants held by Carlyle Asia Growth Partners IV, L.P. and CAGP IV Co-Investment, L.P., two affiliates of The Carlyle Group. The Carlyle Group affiliates originally acquired the warrants in connection with the Company's strategic private placement, consummated on October 20, 2009. A total of 1,857,024 newly issued shares of the Company's common stock were issued from the warrant exercise. Carlyle Asia Growth Partners IV, L.P. and CAGP IV Co-Investment, L.P., received 1,705,249 shares and 151,775 shares, respectively, as a result of their exercise of the warrants.
Mr. Yu Chang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China Agritech, commented, "We are pleased that The Carlyle Group has increased its investment in and commitment to China Agritech. This investment will immediately provide better visibility to our financial statements, as there will no longer be non-cash charges related to these warrants that will affect our earnings. With the new proceeds to further strengthen our balance sheet, we have ample capital to support our ongoing operations and execute our current expansion plans, especially to begin the ramp up of our distribution network in China. We look forward to extending our growth track record and maximizing value to our long-term shareholders."
|SOURCE China Agritech, Inc.|
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