BETHESDA, MARYLAND, July 31, 2002 – U.S.-China Industrial Exchange, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHDX - News) (the “Company”) today announced that it has consummated its reincorporation in Delaware from New York. The reincorporation had been approved at the annual meeting of the Company’s shareholders held on July 16, 2002. In connection with the reincorporation, the name of the Company has been formally changed from U.S.-China Industrial Exchange, Inc. to Chindex International, Inc.
The Company is a leading American company in healthcare in the Greater Chinese marketplace including Hong Kong. It provides representative and distribution services to a number of major multinational companies including Siemens AG (diagnostic color ultrasound scanners under the Acuson and Siemens brand names), Becton-Dickinson (including vascular access, infusion and critical care systems), Johnson & Johnson (clinical chemistry analyzers), and Guidant (interventional cardiology products including stents, balloon catheters, and guide wires). It also provides healthcare services through the operations of its private hospital corporation in China. With twenty years of experience, over 500 employees, and operations in the United States, China and Hong Kong, the Company’s strategy is to expand its cross-cultural reach by providing leading edge technologies, quality products and services to Greater China's professional communities. Further company information may be found at the Company’s websites, www.chindex.com and www.beijingunited.com.
The statements in this press release that relate to future plans, events or performance are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on management's beliefs and assumptions, and on information currently available to management. These statements involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward looking statements. These factors include, among others, uncertainties relating to business, economic and political conditions in market in which the Company operates. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.