SkyPeople Fruit Juice Announces Closing of $25.9 Million Public Offering of Common Stock

2010-08-31 00:48 1227

    XI'AN, China, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPU) ("SkyPeople" or the "Company"), a manufacturer of kiwifruit, apple, pear and other concentrated specialty fruit juices and manufacturer of Hedetang branded fruit beverages, today announced that it has closed its previously announced sale of 5,181,285 shares of its common stock at a price of $5.00 per share for approximately $25.9 million. The Company has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 777,193 shares to cover over-allotments, if any.

    The Company received aggregate net proceeds of approximately $24 million after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by the Company, not including the over-allotment option. The Company expects to use the net proceeds from this offering for capital expenditure, including improvements to the Huludao Wonder and Qiyiwangguo facilities.

    Rodman & Renshaw, LLC, a subsidiary of Rodman & Renshaw Capital Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: RODM), acted as sole book running manager for the offering.

    These securities were offered and sold pursuant to a registration statement (File No. 333-166194) which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 24, 2010. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state. Any offer of these securities will be solely by means of a prospectus included in the registration statement and any prospectus supplement that may be issued with respect to such offering. Copies of the final prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained for free by visiting the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission website at . Alternatively, a copy of the prospectus related to this offering may be obtained from Rodman & Renshaw, LLC, Prospectus Department, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10020, telephone: 212-430-1710 or email:

    About SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc.

    SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc., a Florida company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Pacific Industry Holding Group Co., Ltd., a Vanuatu company, holds 99% ownership interest in SkyPeople Juice Group Co., Ltd. ("SkyPeople (China)"). SkyPeople (China) is engaged in the production and sales of fruit juice concentrates (including fruit purees, fruit puree concentrates, and clear fruit juice concentrates), fruit beverages (including fruit juice beverages and fruit cider beverages), and other fruit related products (including primarily organic and non-organic fresh fruits, kiwifruit seeds and apple aroma) in and from the PRC. Its fruit juice concentrates are sold to domestic customers and exported directly or via distributors. Fruit juice concentrates are used as a basic ingredient component in the food industry. Its brand, Hedetang(TM), which is a registered trademark in the PRC, is positioned as a high quality, healthy and nutritious end-use juice beverage. For more information, please visit .

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This press release contains certain statements that may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including, without limitation, statements about its business or growth strategy, general industry conditions, future operating results of the Company, capital expenditures, expansion and growth opportunities, financing activities and other such matters, are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that its expectations stated in this press release are based on reasonable assumptions, actual results may differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements.

Source: SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc.
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