Deloitte & Touche Tohmatsu CPA Ltd. to Assist Puda Coal
TAIYUAN, China, Nov. 13 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Puda Coal, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PUDC) ("Puda Coal" or "the Company") today announced that its has appointed Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA Ltd. ("DTTC") to assist the Company with their compliance requirements with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 ("SOX").
Under the agreement, DTTC will provide internal control consulting services to Puda Coal in respect of its subsidiaries in China, namely, Shanxi Puda Coal Group Co. Ltd., Shanxi Puda Liulin Dongqiang Coal Co., Ltd., Zhongyang Ruichang Coal Co., Ltd. and Liulin Jucai Coal Co., Ltd. assisting Puda Coal with the documentation of internal controls for financial reporting and disclosure and providing recommendations, as appropriate. DTTC will also provide regular updates to Puda Coal's management and Audit committee.
"We look forward to working with DTTC in our efforts to reach compliance with SOX by the end of next year," stated Zhao Ming, Puda Coal's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Both management and the Audit committee are committed to improving our disclosure practices and providing our shareholders with confidence in the quality of our financial reporting and internal control structure."
About Puda Coal, Inc.
Puda Coal, through its subsidiary Shanxi Coal, supplies premium grade coking coal to the steel AAAAAA industry for use in AAAAAA coke. The Company currently possesses 3.5 million metric tons of annual coking coal cleaning capacity. Shanxi Province provides 20-25% of China's coal output and supplies nearly 50% of China's coke.
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