LJ Int'l (JADE) Receives $2/Share 'Go Private' Proposal

August 13, 2012 10:48 AM EDT Send to a Friend
LJ International Inc. (Nasdaq: JADE) has received a preliminary, non-binding proposal letter dated August 13, 2012 from Mr. Yu Chuan Yih, Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and Urban Prosperity Holding Limited, an affiliate of FountainVest Partners, ("FountainVest", together with Mr. Yih, the "Consortium Members"), to acquire all of the outstanding ordinary shares of the Company not currently owned by Mr. Yih at a proposed price of $2.00 per ordinary share, in cash, subject to certain conditions. Mr. Yih currently beneficially owns, in the aggregate, approximately 11% of the Company's outstanding ordinary shares.

According to the proposal letter, the Consortium Members will form an acquisition vehicle for the purpose of pursuing the transaction and the acquisition is intended to be financed by equity capital from the Consortium Members (and, if applicable, debt financing). A copy of the proposal letter is attached hereto as Exhibit A.

The Board of Directors intends to form a special committee of disinterested directors to consider 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.


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