Sinovac Announces Receipt of Competing Non-Binding "Going Private" Proposal

BEIJINGFeb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. ("Sinovac" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, today announced that the special committee of its board of directors received on February 4, 2016 a preliminary non-binding proposal letter, dated February 3, 2016, from a consortium comprised of PKU V-Ming (Shanghai) Investment Holdings Co., Ltd., Shandong Sinobioway Biomedicine Co., Ltd., CICC Qianhai Development (Shenzhen) Fund Management Co., Ltd., Beijing Sinobioway Group Co., Ltd., Heng Feng Investments (International) Limited and Fuerde Global Investment Limited, to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of the Company for $7.00 in cash per common share. A copy of the proposal letter is attached hereto as Exhibit A.

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The special committee of the Company's independent directors, which was formed to consider the preliminary non-binding proposal letter, dated January 30, 2016, from Mr. Weidong Yin, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the Company, and SAIF Partners IV L.P. and/or its affiliates will carefully consider and evaluate both proposals with the assistance of the special committee's independent financial and legal advisors to be appointed in due course.

The Company's directors caution the Company's shareholders and others considering trading in the Company's securities that no decisions have been made with respect to the Company's response to either proposal. There can be no assurance that any definitive offer will be made, that any agreement will be executed or that either proposal or any other transaction will be approved or consummated. The Company does not undertake any obligation to provide any updates with respect to these or any other transactions, except as required under applicable law.

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