-- The Company To Reduce The Size of Its Board --
GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Medicine Corporation (Other OTC: CHME.PK) (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 appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm to audit its financial results for fiscal years 2006 to 2010, effective September 21, 2011. PwC will audit the Company's consolidated financial statements for fiscal years ended December 31, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, and review the Company's unaudited quarterly financial statements within the fiscal years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. The appointment of PwC has been approved by the Audit Committee of the Company's board of directors.
Mr. Senshan Yang, Chairman and CEO of China Medicine Corporation, stated, "We are very pleased to have PwC as our new independent auditor. The addition of a Big Four audit firm signifies our commitment to the highest standards of corporate governance, in financial reporting, integrity and transparency. We look forward to working with PwC to serve the best interests of our shareholders."
In addition, the Company's board of directors voted to reduce the size of the board of directors from seven directors to five directors in an attempt to streamline decision-making within the Company. In conjunction with this vote, two of the Company's existing directors, Mr. Sean Shao and Ms. Minhua Liu, informed the board of directors of their resignation from the board of directors, effective September 30, 2011. Two existing independent directors, Mr. Ryan Shih and Mr. Daniel Shih, will replace Mr. Shao as a member of the Audit Commit