Monday August 20, 8:49 pm ET
BEIJING, Aug. 20 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Amex: SVA
), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, notified its shareholders today that the Annual General Meeting of shareholders, convened for August 21, 2007, has been postponed due the geographical nature of its shareholders and technical difficulties with the mailing of proxy materials. The Company is currently working to ensure that shareholders receive necessary proxy materials in an efficient manner and will provide an update on the date of the postponed meeting as quickly as possible, to be held before the end of September 2007 with an unchanged agenda and venue.
Sinovac Biotech Ltd. is a China-based biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the research, development, manufacture and commercialization of vaccines that protect against human infectious diseases. Sinovac's vaccines include Healive(TM) (hepatitis A), Bilive(TM) (combined hepatitis A and B) and Anflu(TM) (influenza). Sinovac is currently developing human vaccines against the H5N1 strain of pandemic influenza, Japanese encephalitis and SARS. Additional information about Sinovac is available on its website, http://www.sinovac.com
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For more information, please contact:
Helen G. Yang
Sinovac Biotech Ltd.
Tel: +86-10-8289-0088 Ext. 871
Stephanie Carrington/Janine McCargo
The Ruth Group