TAIYUAN, Shanxi, China, July 5 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Puda Coal, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PUDC) ("Puda Coal" or "the Company"), a leading supplier of China's high grade metallurgical coking coal used to make coke for the purposes of steel manufacturing, today announced the appointment of Mr. Ni Jianfei as an independent director to the Company's board of directors. This appointment is in line with the Company's commitment to enhance its corporate governance practices.
Mr. Ni haAAAAtensive experience in coal industry research, coal mine design and management, operations and risk control, most recently at a coal mine design and consulting company. Mr. Ni served in Taiyuan Institute of Coal Industry Design & Research for over 25 years, and he was Vice President and Chief Engineer before he retired in 2005, and served as an engineer at Siwangzhang Coal Mine, Guangdong for 12 years. He graduated from China University of Mining & Technology in 1968 and holds a senior engineer certificate issued by the Chinese government.
"We are delighted to welcome Mr. Ni to our board. HiAAAApertise and experience in the coal industry will be a major asset to Puda Coal," stated Zhao Ming, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We will pursue other qualified directors to serve on our board, as we further strengthen our corporate governance and oversight."
About Puda Coal, Inc.
Puda Coal, through its affiliates and controlled entities, supplies premium grade coking coal to the steel AAAAAA industry for use in AAAAAA coke. The Company currently possesses 2.7 million metric tons of annual coking coal cleaning capacity, and management believes it is the largest coking coal cleaning company in terms of capacity in Shanxi Province, China. Shanxi Province provides 20 - 25% of China's coal output and supplies nearly 50% of China's coke.
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