ZHENGZHOU, China, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Limited (NASDAQ: CHOP) ("China Gerui," or the "Company"), a leading high-precision, cold-rolled steel producer in China, today announced that it has resumed its share repurchase program effective May 27, 2014.
"The resumption of the share repurchase program reflects management's belief that the Company is severely undervalued in the equity markets and considers the share repurchase to be an effective use of cash with a book value of $4.81 per share," commented Mr. Mingwang Lu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China Gerui. "While management continues to focus on new product contributions and optimizing its future product mix, we do view share repurchases as an important element in our ongoing commitment to maximize the long-term value of our Company for our shareholders."
In April 2011, the Company announced that its Board of Directors had approved a six-month share repurchase program to repurchase up to an aggregate of $10 million of its ordinary shares. The Company's Board of Directors subsequently extended the program from six months to an indefinite period or until the program is completed. The volume and timing of repurchases depend upon market conditions, share price and other factors. They are also subject to, and are intended to be in compliance with, the conditions of Rule 10b-18 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act, blackout periods that restrict repurchases at certain times in compliance with Section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5 of the Exchange Act, and other relevant rules and regulations under the U.S. securities laws. As of the market close on Thursday, May 22, 2014, the Company had repurchased 2,010,918 of its ordinary shares at an average price of $3.06 per share for a total repurchase price of approximately $6.1 million.
About China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Limited
China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Limited is a leading niche and high value-added steel processing company in China. The Company produces high-end, high-precision, ultra-thin, high- strength, cold-rolled steel products that are characterized by stringent performance and specification requirements that mandate a high degree of manufacturing and engineering expertise. China Gerui's products are not standardized commodity products. Instead, they are tailored to customers' requirements and subsequently incorporated into products manufactured for various applications. The Company sells its products to domestic Chinese customers in a diverse range of industries, including the food and industrial packaging, construction and household decorations materials, electrical appliances, and telecommunications wires and cables. For more information, please visit http://www.geruigroup.com.
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