GUANGZHOU, China, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Medicine Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CHME) (the "Company"), a leading manufacturer, developer and distributor of Western pharmaceuticals, traditional Chinese medicines ("TCM"), and other health products in the People's Republic of China, today announced that it has been advised by Frazer Frost, LLP ("Frazer Frost") that after completion of the current audit for the year ended December 31, 2010, Frazer Frost will decline to stand for re-appointment as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the Company's audit and for the quarterly reviews of the Company for the year ended December 31, 2011. The decision of Frazer Frost was made on its own initiative without the prior knowledge or participation of the Company.
The audit reports of Frazer Frost on the financial statements of the Company as of and for the years ended December 31, 2009 and December 31, 2008 did not contain an adverse opinion or a disclaimer of opinion, and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles.
In connection with the audits of the Company's financial statements for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2009 and 2008 and the subsequent interim period through February 15, 2011 there were: (i) no disagreements between the Company and Frazer Frost on any matters of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedures, which disagreements, if not resolved to the satisfaction of Frazer Frost, would have caused Frazer Frost to make reference to the subject matter of the disagreement in their reports on the Company's financial statements for such years, and (ii) no reportable events within the meaning set forth in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.
The Company is conducting a thorough evaluation of several highly experienced accounting firms and does not anticipate the change in auditors will delay the filing of its 2010 annual report.
About China Medicine Corporation
China Medicine Corporation, a vertically integrated enterprise with a research and development centre, manufacturing facility and well established sales network, engages in the production and distribution of prescription and over the counter drugs, traditional Chinese medicine products, herbs and dietary-supplements, medical devices, and medical formulations in China. The Company is developing a number of proprietary products for a variety of indications, including oncology, high blood pressure and toxin removal from food and animal feeds. For more information, please visit the Company's website at http://www.cmc621.com. The Company routinely posts important information on its website.
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning the Company's business and products. The Company's actual results may differ materially depending on a number of risk factors including, but not limited to, the following: general economic and business conditions, obtaining regulatory approval for new products, government support for rural health care, competition from existing and new competitors, changes in technology, and various other factors beyond its control. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement and the risk factors detailed in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. China Medicine Corporation undertakes no duty to revise or update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.
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SOURCE China Medicine Corporation