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Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. Announces Additional US$20 Million for Share Repurchase
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. Announces Additional US$20 Million for Share Repurchase08:30 EDT Thursday, June 21, 2012BEIJING, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. ("Xinyuan" or "the Company") (NYSE: XIN), a residential real estate developer with a focus on high growth, strategic Tier II cities in China, today announced that it had completed its US$10 million share repurchase program originally announced on May 26, 2011. Through June 18, 2012, the Company had repurchased 4.5 million American Depositary Shares ("ADS") at a total cost of US$10 million.In addition, the Board of Directors has approved an additional US$20 million share repurchase program effective immediately. This will be funded from available working capital.The share repurchases under this program will be made through the open market, with the timing of purchases and the amount of stock purchased determined at the discretion of the Company's management. Mr. Yong Zhang, Xinyuan's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented, "Our strong financial position and confidence in our business performance allowed us to initiate an additional share repurchase program. We believe the current trading range of Xinyuan's stock provides an exceptional investment value for the Company and the additional repurchase program is an effective means to enhance shareholder value. Our diverse project portfolio, solid cash position, and recent improving housing market performance all bode well for our growth and profitability this year."About Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd.Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. (NYSE: XIN) is a developer of large scale, high quality residential real estate projects aimed at providing middle-income consumers with a comfortable and convenient community lifestyle. Xinyuan focuses on China's Tier II cities, characterized as larger, more developed urban areas with above average GDP and population growth rates. Xinyuan has expanded its network to cover a total population of over 44.7 million people in seven strategically selected Tier II and III cities, comprising of Hefei, Jinan, Kunshan, Suzhou, Zhengzhou, Chengdu and Xuzhou. Xinyuan is the first real estate developer from China to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit http://www.xyre.com.Safe Harbor StatementThis press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the ''safe harbor'' provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "confident" and similar statements. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements concerning our beliefs, forecasts, estimates and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated, including, but not limited to, the risk that: our financing costs are subject to changes in interest rates; our results of operations may fluctuate from period to period; the recognition of our real estate revenue and costs relies on our estimation of total project sales value and costs; we may be unable to acquire desired development sales at commercially reasonable costs; increases in the price of raw materials may increase our cost of sales and reduce our earnings; we are heavily dependent on the performance of the residential property market in China, which is at a relatively early development stage; PRC economic, political and social conditions as well as government policies can affect our business; the market price of our ADSs may be volatile, and other risks outlined in our public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 20-F/A for the year ended December 31, 2011. All information provided in this press release is as of June 21, 2012. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date on which the statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. For more information, please contact:In China:Mr. Tom GurneeChief Financial OfficerTel: +86 (10) 8588-9390Email: email@example.com Ms. Helen ZhangFinancial ControllerTel: +86 (10) 8588-9255Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ICR, LLCIn U.S.: +1-646-308-1472In China: +86 (10) 6583 7511Email: William.email@example.com SOURCE Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd.