China TMK Battery Systems Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DFEL) (“TMK” or “the Company”) (formerly, Deerfield Resources, Ltd.), a Chinese manufacturer and distributor of customized rechargeable battery solutions to global consumer product companies, today announced that on December 30, 2011, it filed a Certification and Notice of Suspension of Duty to File Reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in order to reduce substantial legal and accounting expenses. The Company was eligible to deregister its common shares because it had fewer than 300 holders of record of its common shares at the beginning of its fiscal year.
The Board of Directors is in the process of evaluating strategic alternatives for the Company including a sale, merger, privatization, or other business combination, however, the Company has not set a timetable for completion of this evaluation process and there can be no assurances that this review will result in any action. The Company does not expect to make any further comments unless the Board of Directors has approved a specific course of action or otherwise deems disclosure appropriate.
“We believe our company has a bright future ahead,” explained Mr. Henian Wu, Chairman and President of the Company. “Since we became a public company in February 2010, our revenues have increased from $48.6 million in 2009 to an estimated $84 million in 2011, significantly faster than the industry. Despite this strong performance and ongoing efforts to strengthen our competitive position, our stock continues to trade at a depressed valuation. We expect that the Company will have attractive options to consider. In the meantime, our Management team will continue to focus on executing our business plan and serving our customers.”
The Company’s Form 15 filing on December 30, 2011 immediately suspended the Company’s obligation to file certain reports with the SEC, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, however, the Company’s common stock will continue to be quoted on the OTCQB and eligible shareholders may continue to avail themselves of legend removal under Rule 144 until the deregistration becomes effective. The Company expects that the deregistration of its common stock will become effective on or before March 31, 2012. Following deregistration, the Company’s common shares will only be quoted on the OTC Pink Sheets and its shareholders may no longer avail themselves of Rule 144.
About China TMK Battery Systems Inc.
Based in Shenzhen, PRC and founded in 1999, TMK manufactures and distributes high rate discharge Nickel Metal Hydride (“Ni-MH”) multi-cell batteries in its manufacturing facility located in Shenzhen, China. TMK maintains a diverse roster of large, consumer-focused clients with major production facilities in China. The Company works with its clients throughout the product design cycle to develop and integrate reliable and long-lasting rechargeable power solutions for widely used consumer products, which include home appliances, cordless power tools, medical devices, multiple personal communication devices and electric bicycles segments. The Company is also focused on becoming a supplier of back-up power solutions to the telecommunications industry and for traffic lighting applications. Corporate Information can be found at www.tmk-battery.com and investor information can be found at http://ir.stockpr.com/tmk-battery/
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