Gushan Environmental (GU) CEO Jianqiu Yu Makes $1.599/ADS Cash Bid

February 24, 2012 8:17 AM EST
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Gushan Environmental Energy Limited (NYSE: GU) today announced that its Board of Directors has received a preliminary non-binding proposal letter dated February 24, 2012, from Mr. Jianqiu Yu, Chairman and Principal Executive Officer of Gushan, to acquire all of the outstanding ordinary shares of the Company not currently owned, legally or beneficially, by Mr. Jianqiu Yu, for US$1.599 per American Depositary Share ("ADS") or US$0.1599 per ordinary share in cash. As of the date hereof, the Buyer controlled approximately 34.8% of the outstanding shares of the Company.

According to the proposal letter, the Buyer will form a transaction vehicle for the purpose of pursuing the proposed transaction and will finance the proposed transaction with his own funds, possibly supplemented by debt financing. The proposal letter also states that Sidley Austin LLP has been engaged by the Buyer as legal counsel in connection with the proposed transaction. A copy of the proposal letter is attached hereto as Exhibit A.

The Company's Board of Directors has formed a special committee of independent directors consisting of Messrs. Denny Ting Bun Lee, Kang Nam Chu and Dongming Zhang to consider the proposed transaction. The Special Committee intends to retain advisors, including an independent financial advisor and legal counsel, to assist it in its work. No decisions have been made by the Special Committee with respect to the Company's response to the proposed transaction. 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.

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