China Electric Motor received a letter dated May 17, 2011 from the Nasdaq staff advising the Company that the staff had determined to delist the Company's common stock. On May 24, 2011, the Company submitted a request for a written hearing before a Nasdaq Hearings Panel. On June 10, 2011, after further consideration, the Company withdrew the request for a hearing. The Company's decision to withdraw its request for a hearing is not, and should not be construed as, an admission, concession or statement with respect to any of the assertions or matters set forth in the aforesaid letter dated May 17, 2011 from the Nasdaq staff. On June 13, 2011, the Company received a letter from the Nasdaq staff advising the Company that the Company's shares will be suspended effective at the open of business on Tuesday, June 14, 2011.
On May 24, 2011, all of the members of the Special Committee informed the Board that each such member had resigned, effective immediately, from the Special Committee. The Special Committee was allowed to and did conduct a preliminary investigation, which included being allowed to obtain official bank statements directly from the bank where the Company keeps its account, to conduct, through counsel, preliminary interviews with certain key executives and employees, who made themselves available for the preliminary interviews, and to retain forensic consultants. However, Messrs. Lee, Shen and Tang disagreed with certain Company officers and directors as to the appropriate scope of the investigation going forward (those officers viewing the scope as too wide and the estimated fees as too high), and this disagreement was the reason for their resignations from the Special Committee. As of May 26, 2011, each of Messrs. Lee, Shen, and Tang remain on the Company’s Board of Directors.