BEIJING, December. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today that it will hold its 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Beijing Time. The meeting will be held at No. 39 Shangdi Xi Road, Haidian District, Beijing, PRC. All shareholders of record as of December 26, 2017 will be eligible to vote and are invited to attend.
The primary agenda of the meeting is to approve the re-election of Weidong Yin, Yuk Lam Lo, Simon Anderson, Kenneth Lee and Meng Mei as the Company’s directors with a term expiring at the next annual meeting of shareholders and until their successors are duly elected; approve the audited consolidated financial statements of the Company for the financial year ended December 31, 2016 together with the Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm thereon and the notes thereto; approve the appointment of Ernst & Young Hua Ming LLP as our independent auditor for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017 and to authorize the directors of the Company to fix such independent auditor’s remuneration.
Sinovac's 2016 annual report and proxy statements, including the Notice of the 2016 Annual General Meeting, are available on the Company's website: http://www.sinovac.com/?optionid=751
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Sinovac Biotech Ltd. is a China-based biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of vaccines that protect against human infectious diseases. Sinovac's product portfolio includes vaccines against enterovirus71, or EV71, hepatitis A and B, seasonal influenza, H5N1 pandemic influenza (avian flu), H1N1 influenza (swine flu), and mumps. The EV71 vaccine, an innovative vaccine developed by Sinovac against hand foot and mouth disease caused by EV71, was commercialized in China in 2016. In 2009, Sinovac was the first company worldwide to receive approval for its H1N1 influenza vaccine, which it has supplied to the Chinese Government's vaccination campaign and stockpiling program. The Company is also the only supplier of the H5N1 pandemic influenza vaccine to the government stockpiling program. The Company is developing a number of new products including a Sabin-strain inactivated polio vaccine, pneumococcal polysaccharides vaccine, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and varicella vaccine. Sinovac primarily sells its vaccines in China, while also exploring growth opportunities in international markets. The Company has exported select vaccines to over 10 countries in Asia and South America. For more information, please visit the Company's website atwww.sinovac.com
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Sinovac Biotech Ltd.
Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (SINOVAC) is a China-based biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the research, development, manufacturing, and commercialization of vaccines that protect against human infectious diseases.
SINOVAC's product portfolio includes vaccines against COVID-19, enterovirus 71 (EV71) infected Hand-Foot-Mouth disease (HFMD), hepatitis A and B, seasonal influenza, pneumococcal disease, H5N1 pandemic influenza (avian flu), H1N1 influenza (swine flu), varicella, mumps, and poliomyelitis.
SINOVAC's COVID-19 vaccine, CoronaVac®, has been approved for use in more than 60 countries and regions worldwide. The Healive®, a hepatitis A vaccine manufactured by the Company, passed the assessment under WHO prequalification procedures in 2017. The EV71 vaccine, Inlive®, is an innovative vaccine, that was commercialized in China in 2016. In 2022, SINOVAC's Sabin-strain inactivated polio vaccine (sIPV) was prequalified by WHO.
SINOVAC was the first company that granted approval for its H1N1 influenza vaccine Panflu.1®, which has supplied to the Chinese Government's vaccination campaign and stockpiling program. The Company is also the only supplier of the H5N1 pandemic influenza vaccine, Panflu®, to the Chinese government stockpiling program.
SINOVAC has been continually dedicating itself to new vaccine research and development, with more combination vaccine products in the pipeline, and constantly exploring opportunities in the international market. SINOVAC looks forward to conducting more extensive and in-depth trade and cooperation with more countries, enterprises, and professional institutions.
For more information, please see the Company’s website at www.sinovac.com.
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