Sinovac Announces Adjournment of Annual General Meeting
Tuesday March 25, 3:00 am ET
BEIJING, March 25 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Amex: SVA
), a leading provider of vaccines in China, today announced that its Annual General Meeting originally scheduled for March 25, 2008 has been adjourned to April 8, 2008.
At the March 25, 2008 Annual General Meeting, the required quorum of a majority of the outstanding shares was not present. In accordance with Antigua law, the meeting is adjourned to April 8, 2008 (the same day two weeks after March 25), 9 a.m. Beijing time at Sinovac's headquarters located at No. 39, Shangdi Xi Rd., Haidian District, Beijing, PRC (the same time and place as the originally scheduled meeting). Under Antigua law and in compliance with American Stock Exchange requirements, if a quorum is not present within thirty minutes of the appointed time for holding the adjourned meeting, the shareholders then present representing at least one-third of the total outstanding shares will constitute a quorum.
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 x871
Stephanie Carrington/Janine McCargo
The Ruth Group