Fushi Copperweld, Inc. Announces Receipt of 'Going Private' Proposal at $11.50 Per Share

Fushi Copperweld, Inc. Announces Receipt of 'Going Private' Proposal at $11.50 Per Share

BEIJING, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Fushi Copperweld, Inc. ("Fushi" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: FSIN ), the leading global manufacturer and innovator of copper-clad bimetallic wire used in a variety of telecommunication, utility, transportation and other electrical applications, today announced that its Board of Directors has received a proposal letter from its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Li Fu ("Mr. Fu") and Abax Global Capital (Hong Kong) Limited on behalf of funds managed by it and its affiliates ("Abax") for Mr. Fu and Abax to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Common Stock of Fushi not currently owned by Mr. Fu and his affiliates in a going private transaction for $11.50 per share in cash, subject to certain conditions. Mr. Fu and his affiliates own approximately 29.2% of Fushi's Common Stock. According to the proposal letter, Mr. Fu and Abax will form an acquisition vehicle for the purpose of completing the acquisition and plan to finance the acquisition with a combination of debt and equity capital. The proposal letter states that the equity portion of the financing would be provided by Mr. Fu, Abax and related sources. The proposal letter also states that Mr. Fu and Abax are currently in discussion to engage a financial advisor to the acquisition vehicle that will be formed by Mr. Fu and Abax.

 

Fushi's Board of Directors has formed a special committee of independent directors consisting of John F. "Jack" Perkowski, Barry Raeburn and Feng Bai (the "Special Committee") to consider this proposal. The Special Committee intends to retain independent advisors, including an independent financial advisor, to assist it in its work. No decisions have been made by the Special Committee with respect to Fushi's response to the proposal. 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 Fushi Copperweld

Fushi Copperweld Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Fushi International (Dalian) Bimetallic Cable Co. Ltd., and Copperweld Bimetallics LLC, is the leading manufacturer and innovator of copper-clad bimetallic engineered conductor products for electrical, telecommunications, transportation, utilities and industrial applications. With extensive design and production capabilities, and a long-standing dedication to customer service, Fushi Copperweld is the preferred choice for bimetallic products worldwide.

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Investors

Nathan J. Anderson, VP/Corporate Development - Fushi Copperweld Inc.

Phone +1.931.433.0482 - E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Web: www.fushicopperweld.com

CONTACT: Nathan J. Anderson, VP/Corporate Development - Fushi Copperweld Inc. at +1-931-433-0482 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it