China Natural Gas, Inc. (CHNG), a leading provider of compressed natural gas (CNG) for vehicular fuel and pipeline natural gas for industrial, commercial and residential use in Xi’an, China, today announced that it closed the sale of an additional 858,750 shares of common stock at the public offering price of $8.75 per share, pursuant to the over-allotment option exercised in full by the underwriter in connection with its public offering that closed on September 9, 2009.
The exercise of the over-allotment option brings the total number of shares sold by China Natural Guess in this public offering to 6,583,750. The aggregate net proceeds received by the Company totaled approximately $54.7 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and the Company’s roadshow travel expenses but before other expenses.
Roth Capital Partners, LLC acted as the sole book runner for the offering, and Simmons & Company International acted as a co-manager for the offering.
The net proceeds from the offering will be used for the construction of the Company’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility, the acquisition of eight CNG fueling stations, the purchase of eight CNG trucks to transport CNG and the establishment of a joint venture company with China National Petroleum Corporation Kunlun Natural Gas Co., Ltd., as well as for general working capital purposes.
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 or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. Copies of the prospectus supplement relating to this offering may be obtained from Roth Capital Partners, LLC, Attention: Equity Capital Markets, 24 Corporate Plaza Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660, by telephone at (949) 720-7194, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
About China Natural Gas, Inc.
China Natural Gas transports and sells natural gas to vehicular fueling terminals, as well as commercial, industrial and residential customers through its distribution networks in China’s Shaanxi and Henan Provinces. The Company owns approximately 120 km of high pressure pipelines and operates 23 CNG fuelling stations in Shaanxi Province and 12 CNG fuelling stations in Henan Province. China Natural Gas’ four primary business lines include: (1) the distribution and sale of CNG through Company-owned CNG fuelling stations for hybrid (natural gas/gasoline) powered vehicles; (2) the installation, distribution and sale of piped natural gas to residential, commercial and industrial customers through Company-owned pipelines; (3) the distribution and sale of gasoline through Company-owned CNG fuelling stations for hybrid (natural gas/gasoline) powered vehicles; and (4) the conversion of gasoline — fueled vehicles to hybrid (natural gas/gasoline) powered vehicles through its auto conversion division.
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