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Sino Fibre Signs Term Sheet to Accept Investment From Singapore BarterXchange
Aug 14, 08 10:39AM
HONG KONG and NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2008 - Sino Fibre Communications, Inc. (OTCBB:SFBE), a broadband and value added Internet services provider in China, announced that it has executed a "term sheet" to accept the investment from BarterXchange (S) Pte Ltd. ("Singapore BarterXchange") for a 15% stake in Sino Fibre's joint venture ("JV"), China Business Online Company Limited, to Singapore BarterXchange for US$6 million.
This sale values the JV at US$40 million of which Sino Fibre will retain a 70% stake. Sino Fibre's JV is with the China Association of Small and Medium Enterprises ("CASME"), which will explore the Chinese market and introduce e-business and provide barter trade services to Chinese small and medium sized enterprises. CASME holds the remaining 15% of the JV. The proposed sale is subject to board approval, satisfactory due diligence, approvals from all necessary regulatory authorities and execution of the final definitive agreement.
CASME is administered by the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission to provide business development assistance to Chinese medium and small enterprises in China and abroad. CASME operates across China with branch offices in cities and provinces throughout the country. CASME currently has 4.5 million medium and small business members in China, and continues to grow at a rapid pace. View more at: www.ca-sme.org.
Sino Fibre and CASME have agreed to work together to take advantage of advanced international management practices to provide barter trade services for Chinese small and medium sized enterprises. Sino Fibre and CASME have jointly established China Business Online Company Limited in China, which will be wholly funded by Sino Fibre. CASME will provide the CASME brand, government and member resources to develop the business of the JV.
About Singapore BarterXchange
BarterXchange (S) Pte Ltd, is the premier barter trade exchange center in Singapore. It offers a neutral platform for traders to trade with one another through traditional means as well as through the latest innovation in internet technology. It is basically an association of business operators and professionals who have joined together to trade their products and services. For more information about Singapore BarterXchange, please visit www.barterxchange.com
About Sino Fibre Communications, Inc.
Established in May 2005, Sino Fibre Communications, Inc. is an open source company dedicated to provide international standard fiber optic backbone telecommunications transmission related sales and leasing services in China to all foreign telecommunications carriers and corporate users. For more information about Sino Fibre Communications, Inc., please visit www.sinofibre.com.
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