SHENYANG, China, Sept. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 3SBio Inc. (NASDAQ: SSRX) ("3SBio" or "Company"), a leading China-based biotechnology company focused on researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing biopharmaceutical products, today announced that the special committee of independent directors (the "Independent Committee") has retained Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP as the Independent Committee's legal counsel.
As previously announced, the Company's board of directors formed the Independent Committee to review and evaluate the preliminary non-binding proposal dated September 12, 2012 from its chairman and chief executive officer, Dr. Jing Lou, and CPEChina Fund, L.P., ("CITIC PE") to acquire all of the outstanding shares of the Company's common stock not currently owned by Dr. Lou and his affiliates.
The Independent Committee is evaluating and considering Dr. Lou's and CITIC PE's proposal, as well as the Company's other strategic alternatives. No decisions have been made by the Independent Committee with respect to the Company's response to Dr. Lou's and CITIC PE's proposal. The Independent Committee has not set a definitive timetable for the completion of its evaluation of the proposal or any other alternative and does not currently intend to announce developments unless and until an agreement has been reached. There can be no assurance that any definitive offer will be made, that any agreement will be executed, or that this or any other transaction will be approved or consummated.
About 3SBio Inc.
3SBio is a leading, fully integrated, profitable biotechnology company focused on researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing biopharmaceutical products primarily in China. Its focus is on addressing large markets with significant unmet medical needs in nephrology, oncology, supportive cancer care, inflammation and infecti
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