The increase was contributed by iASPEC Software Co, Ltd ("iASPEC"), the variable interest entity of China Information Technology, for RMB 7,410,000 (approximately US$1,092,936), by existing minority shareholders and by the management teams of Geo and iASPEC, including Mr. Jiang Huai Lin, Chairman and CEO of the Company. As a result of bringing the management teams into the ownership, the equity interest owned by iASPEC in Geo was reduced from 57% to 52.5%, the joint ownership by existing minority shareholders decreased from 43% to 36.5% and the management teams of Geo and iASPEC now hold 11.0% of the equity interest in Geo.
Mr. Lin commented, "We are very pleased to bring the management teams of Geo and iASPEC into the ownership of Geo by way of capital contribution in cash. This capital increase will strengthen Geo's ability to fund its ongoing business operations and also help align management's interest with shareholders'. We believe such an alignment coupled with the additional capital will further fuel Geo's drive in its expansion in the rapidly developing GIS industry in China."
About China Information Technology, Inc.
China Information Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, specializes in Geographic Information System ("GIS"), digital public security and hospital information systems, with the goal of being the largest GIS software provider in the People's Republic of China. Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, the Company's total solutions include specialized software, hardware, systems integration, and related services organized into three business segments - Geographic Information Systems ("GIS"), Digital Information Security Technology ("DIST"), and Digital Hospital Information Systems ("DHIS"). To learn more about the Company, please visit its corporate website at http://www.chinacnit.com .
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