Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Longwei Petroleum Withdraws $50 Million Shelf Registration

Press Release

Mr. Cai Yongjun, Chairman and CEO of Longwei, commented, "We are withdrawing the shelf registration to mitigate investor concerns regarding the issuance of securities at the current share price levels. Our operating cash flow is sufficient to fund the total RMB 700 million (approximately $108.3 million USD) purchase price for the assets of Huajie Petroleum, and our balance sheet and operating results remain strong as we head into our second fiscal quarter."

As of June 30, 2011, Longwei had paid a RMB 550 million (approximately $85.1 million USD) deposit toward the total purchase price of RMB 700 million (approximately $108.3 million USD) for the purchase of the assets of Huajie Petroleum Co., Ltd., a fuel storage depot in northern Shanxi Province with a 100,000-metric-ton storage capacity.

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