From the Wires
APT Closes Shenzhen Factory
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 24, 2012 08:00 AM
SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Uni Core Holdings Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: UCHC), a Hong Kong-based holding company, regrettably informs its shareholders that it has filed for bankruptcy protection for its Shenzhen Factory of the APT Paper Group ("APT"), one of UCHC's subsidiaries. The Shenzhen facility was negatively impacted by the downturn of the Chinese and worldwide economy coupled with a shortage of required cash flow to meet current production needs. APT Shenzhen has been struggling for a long time and management has decided to close it down.
UCHC's Board believes that this move will allow the company to devote the expected cash savings to bolster the healthier APT Group's Qingdao and Suzhou factories, which remain fully operational.
UCHC's management's goal is to turn the remaining APT operations profitable within six (6) months.
UCHC plans to soon initiate a Valuation Report and an Audit of Prosperous Agriculture Company Limited, its farm business, in order to consolidate their financial results with the Group.
UCHC recently appointed a New York-based investment advisor to aid in the business restructuring and an investment banker to potentially raise capital.
James Wu, CEO of UCHC, commented that, although the above-announced recent moves will provide short term pain, the results should ultimately prove positive.
About Uni Core Holdings Corporation (UCHC.OB)
Uni Core through its subsidiaries develops, manufactures and distributes environmental friendly paper and agricultural products based upon its proprietary technology and supply chains. The Company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Hong Kong.
APT Paper Group, a wholly owned subsidiary, headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, was founded in November 1993. UCHC acquired 100% of APT in June 2010. Based upon proprietary technology, production, marketing and global supply chains, APT is one of the leaders of the modern environmentally friendly packing and honeycomb paper products industry in China. APT's products are produced from recycled materials and are recyclable. APT's products include honeycomb paper pallets, honeycomb paper panels, honeycomb paper cartons, honeycomb paper coffins, honeycomb paper cushions, paper slip-sheets, paper corner protectors and corrugated paper products. APT holds patents throughout the world on many of its products. Some of APT's customers include Wal-Mart, Costco, Sam's Club, Sony, Nokia, DHL, Haier, Hisense, among others.
Prosperous Agriculture, 51% of which is owned by UCHC, is headquartered in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China. Prosperous Agriculture manufactures and distributes agricultural brands and has also established a national agricultural resources chain direct sales platform through the opening and acquiring of agricultural resources direct sales outlets and dealers, and by working with well-known manufacturers of agricultural products. Prosperous Agriculture integrated more than 2,000 agricultural resources.
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SOURCE Uni Core Holdings Corporation
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