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S3 Investment Company Announces New Reverse Merger Client for Redwood Capital Subsidiary. Issued Wednesday April 4, 8:57 am ET
DANVILLE, CA--(MARKET WIRE)--Apr. 4, 2007--S3 Investment Company, Inc. (Other OTC: SIVC), a holding company with two subsidiaries doing business in the China market, today announced that its Redwood Capital subsidiary has signed a new client, Shandong Green Paper Co. Ltd. Redwood Capital will assist Shandong Green Paper in its efforts to access the U.S. capital markets through a reverse merger into a U.S. public company.
S3 Investment Company, stock symbol (SIVC), is a holding company with two operating subsidiaries in the China market. S3 provides the resources necessary for these two companies to successfully fulfill their business plans, grow revenues, and build value for S3 shareholders.
S3's daily Chart:
Common Stock as of 2/12/2007
A/S 66,000,000, O/S 16,000,000 Approx.
A/S 100,000,000, O/S 13,000,000 (12,000,000 for Redwood Purchase and 1,000,000 to Jim Bickel for personal guarantee)
S3 Investments has acquired 100% of Redwood Capital ( redwoodcapinc.com ) to participate in the fast-growing investment banking market in China and 51% of SINO UJE ( sinouje.com ), a non-stocking distributor of medical and industrial high-tech products to markets throughout China. S3 is currently seeking to acquire additional synergistic companies and is focused on assembling a portfolio of investments that will provide value to its shareholders.
**** Redwood Capital: A Bridge Between China and U.S.
S3 Investment Company's subsidiary, Redwood Capital (acquired in November of 2004), bridges the gap between Chinese capital needs and American public markets. The gap exists because Chinese companies are virtually excluded from the U.S. (all international) markets for two primary reasons: 1) the Chinese government makes it virtually impossible for Chinese companies to raise capital outside of China through regulation and 2) typical management of Chinese companies has no experience with western securities markets, SEC compliance, investment banking or investor relations. Redwood Capital is providing these missing components by utilizing innovation and experience to give their Chinese clients access to western capital.
On July 26, 2006, Redwood announced that Charlie Wu has been appointed to the position of managing director, Li Xiaotao as investment director, Frank Zheng as executive officer and Annie Lian as administration manager.
Mr. Wu has served in positions ranging from service manager to general manager for foreign companies operating in China. He has extensive knowledge of company operations and is experienced in corporate management.
Li Xiaotao has experience in investment banking with an emphasis in economics, finance and management. His primary responsibility will be to source highly qualified clients for Redwood Capital.
Frank Zheng is a former chief financial officer of several companies and has both theoretical knowledge and practical experience in finance and law. He is familiar with domestic and overseas financial regulations, investment banking operations, such as mergers and acquisitions, and reconstruction, as well as financial and investment consultation. Mr. Zheng will analyze financial statements and draft feasible reports on clients for Redwood Capital and work to ensure that the client company has world-class financial management leading up to and following its planned IPO.
Annie Lian is an attorney whose responsibilities at Redwood Capital will include legal work, company professional procedures, daily operations, and staff support.
Redwood Capital currently holds 90,722 shares of Fushi Int'l, Inc. as an investment:
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**** Sino UJE: The China Connection
In November of 2004, S3 Investment Company acquired a 51% controlling Interest in SINO UJE, Ltd., a multinational 3-year old company located in Mainland China that achieved over $1 million in sales in 2004. SINO UJE is a non-stocking distributor of medical and industrial high-tech products to markets throughout China.
SINO UJE, Ltd. is a multinational company founded by Masamichi Tamada of Japan and Chris Bickel of the USA. SINO UJE, Ltd. distributes high technology products to the China market that are designed and produced in the USA, Japan, and Europe.
The company maintains offices in the USA, Japan, and France for direct interface and coordination with our suppliers. The Chinese offices offer sales and service support for the products and services the company offers.
The company acts as a distributor in the Medical Industry and as a manufacturer's agent or representative in our other divisions. We believe in market share over short-term gains, service above all else, high quality products and equipment, and partnerships with our customers and suppliers that are 'win/win'.
We employ a talented combination of Chinese and International personnel that bring together the very best in sales and service knowledge from both the east and the west. Our company owners and our senior management bring over 100 years of experience in the China marketplace to bear.
Harmony is an important principle in Chinese culture and it is at the core of our company's charter - we believe in complete harmony between our company and our customers, our company and our suppliers and our company and the international community we all live in. We place our customers and suppliers first in all aspects of our business and it ensures our long-term success.
Whether you are a Chinese hospital or company that needs the latest technology to improve your products or services or a manufacturer in the USA, Japan, or Europe that needs a responsible growth channel in the China market, SINO UJE, Ltd. is the right place to call.
James Bickel, Chairman of the Board and President - Mr. Bickel (age 69) has over 40 years of experience in sales and senior management positions with manufacturing-based companies: Allison Spring and Manufacturing (1968-1973), Bicor Machinery and Manufacturing (1974-1979), and Keel Corporation (1980-1986), all California based manufacturing companies of high-tech metal parts and assemblies. From 1980 to 1995 Mr. Bickel owned his own Formula Ford racing team running in the West Coast Series. He also sponsored and helped manage a two car TransAm team in partnership with RPM Racing, during this time they followed the Indy Car/Cart series racing at most of the major venues in the US. For a brief period he sponsored an Indy Car which raced at Indinapolis and his racing interest dates back to the days with the Granatell's at the Indy 500. From 1986 to 2002 Mr. Bickel served as vice president of Uniglobe USA and president of Uniglobe Midpacific and assisted in building a national travel franchise system with over 900 locations. He later built a golf retail franchise system. Since 2002 Mr. Bickel has acted as vice president and secretary of the World Health and Education Foundation and as vice chairman of MedChannel LLC, a medical device company serving radiology and surgical markets. Mr. Bickel currently serves as Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of GTREX Capital, Inc. Mr. Bickel also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of CLX Investment Company, Inc. and Franchise Capital Corporation. Mr. Bickel served on the Board of Directors of Sovereign Exploration Associates International Inc. during 2005.
The Company entered into an Employment Agreement with James Bickel dated January 26, 2006. The Employment Agreement has a twelve-month term, subject to renewal upon agreement of the parties. Under the Agreement, Mr. Bickel is entitled to an annual salary of $60,000. Mr. Bickel also entered into a Director’s Agreement with the Company dated January 5, 2007. The agreement has a twelve-month term, subject to renewal upon agreement of parties. Under the agreement, he is entitled to $2,000 a month for services provided.
Bruce Ruberg, CFO and Secretary - Mr. Ruberg, who graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, is the founder and current principle of Arete Resource Group, a finance and IT consulting firm. From 1999 through 2002, Mr. Ruberg served as vice president of finance and controller with Zhone Technologies. From August 2002 through March 2005, Mr. Ruberg served as vice president of finance and controller with Aspect Communications, a leading provider of call center solutions and applications. From September 2005 through October 2006, Mr. Ruberg served as vice president of finance and operations controller with JDSU, a leading designer and manufacturer of agile optical networks (AON) as well as one of the leading communication test equipment suppliers. In addition, his past experiences have included several management and controller positions with various distribution and communication companies.
Gary Nerison, Independent Director – Mr. Nerison (age 68) is an experienced entrepreneur in commercial real estate and loan brokerage companies. With his rich business commercial real estate background, over the last 36 years, Mr. Nerison has initiated and led to growth several commercial real estate and loan brokerage companies. In 1998, he founded a loan brokerage firm placing venture loans for new business, which he still currently manages. Since 2002, he has been the Co-founder and President of World Health and Education Foundation, a charitable organization. Mr. Nerison attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with Major in Economics. Mr. Nerison also serves on the Board of Directors of GTREX Capital, Inc.
Manhong Liu, Independent Director - Ms. Liu is the founder (2000), and current chairman and chief economist of VCChina Ltd, a global investment and consultation firm based in Beijing, China. VCChina, Ltd's operations include venture capital investment advisory services, venture capital investment, consulting services, and educational services. Under Ms. Liu's leadership, VCChina, Ltd has become one of the leading companies in China's venture capital market. Ms. Liu has a doctoral degree of economics of Cornell University. She served as research faculty of Harvard University from 1993 to 1997 and is currently professor and Ph.D. student mentor of Renmin University of China. She is also Financial Advisor to Beijing Municipal Government, Director of Boston China Finance Research Center in USA, Director of VC Research Center of Renmin University of China, and Honorary Vice Director of VC Association of China.
The Board of Directors now consists of James Bickel, Gary Nerison and Manhong Liu.
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****Recent SEC filings
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****Highlights from recent press releases
From April 4, 2007 press release s3investments.com
S3 Investment Company Announces New Reverse Merger Client for Redwood Capital Subsidiary. Redwood Capital will assist Shandong Green Paper in its efforts to access the U.S. capital markets through a reverse merger into a U.S. public company.
From March 29, 2007 press release marketwatch.com.
S3 today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Bruce Ruberg to serve as the company's chief financial officer and secretary. Mr. Ruberg, who has over 25 years experience as a finance executive, was appointed to replace Kenneth Wiedrich who resigned from the company effective March 15, 2007. Details of Mr. Ruberg's appointment and the change in corporate headquarters have been filed as a Current Report on Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
From February 27, 2007 press releasehttp://s3investments.com/upload/SEIH_PR_02_27_07_BoardChanges_8K.pdf
S3 Investment Company, Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Manhong (Mannie) Liu, chairman and chief economist of VCChina Ltd., a global investment and consultation firm based in Beijing, as an independent director of the company. Ms. Liu was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the death of Douglas Perkins, who had served on the Board since January 25, 2006.
From February 9, 2007 press release marketwatch.com.
S3 Investment Company, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SEIH), a holding company with two subsidiaries doing business in the China market, today announced its Board of Directors has voted to effect a reverse stock split of its outstanding and authorized shares of common stock at a ratio of 1-for-150 shares. The company’s common stock will begin trading on a post-split basis under the ticker symbol “SIVC”.
From November 22, 2006 press release s3investments.com
S3 Investment Company Announces Agreement with Merriman Curhan Ford & Co., Broker-Dealer and Investment Bank, for Financial Advisory Services
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