ZHENGZHOU, China, May, 29, 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 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mingwang Lu has informed the Company of his intention to use his personal funds to purchase the Company's ordinary shares on the open market for up to one percent of the outstanding shares of the Company's approximately 59,522,910 shares over the next twelve months, in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 and Rule 10b-18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
"The share purchase plan demonstrates my confidence in the long-term prospects of China Gerui's business. I believe that our Company's shares are currently undervalued in the capital markets, and I am planning to invest my own funds at a book value of $4.81 per share," commented Mr. Lu. "I expect 2014 to be a transitional year for China Gerui, and believe that our management has the appropriate strategies to weather challenging market conditions while positioning us for future growth. I look to fully capitalize on our new product launches and in particular, look to take advantage of the industry challenges by focusing on innovation, new markets and new product applications. I look forward to keeping the capital markets apprised of our future developments over time."
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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