SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 16, 2011
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On March 16, 2011, Zhongpin Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an Underwriting Agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, as representative of the underwriters (the “Underwriters”). The Underwriting Agreement provides for the sale by the Company of 5,000,000 shares of its common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), to the Underwriters at $13.395 per share. The price to the public is $14.10 per share. The transactions contemplated by the Underwriting Agreement are expected to close on March 22, 2011. The shares are being offered and sold pursuant to the Company’s registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-171093).
The foregoing summary of the Underwriting Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Underwriting Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit 1.1.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On March 18, 2011, the Company issued the press release attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The information in this Item 7.01 and Exhibit 99.1 is being “furnished” pursuant to Item 7.01 and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference into those filings of the Company that provide for the incorporation of all reports and documents filed by the Company under the Exchange Act.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.