Tantech Holdings Ltd. Establishes Wholly-Owned PRC Subsidiary for its BBQ Products

LISHUI, China, Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tantech Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: TANH) ("Tantech" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of bamboo-based charcoal products, announced today that it has established a wholly-owned subsidiary, Zhejiang Babiku Charcoal Co., Ltd. ("Babiku"), a PRC company with registered capital of RMB10 million, to manage its BBQ products business.

The Company is in the process of transferring its self-produced BBQ products business, currently managed by Zhejiang Tantech Energy Technology Co., Ltd. ("Energy Tech"), a wholly owned subsidiary, to Babiku. The Company currently sells two categories of BBQ products, 1) OEM BBQ Charcoal - non-bamboo based charcoal briquettes produced by third parties, and 2) self-produced BBQ Charcoal - bamboo based charcoal briquettes produced in the Company's Lishui facility and primarily sold in the international market.

As a result of today's announcement, the Company will have three wholly-owned manufacturing subsidiaries managing the three key product categories separately and independently, with Babiku for self-produced BBQ products, Energy Tech for EDLC carbon products, and Zhejiang Tantech Bamboo Charcoal Co., Ltd. ("Tantech Charcoal") for branded Charcoal Doctor products. The new corporate structure, with improved focus and accountability, is expected to allow the Company to manage its businesses more effectively.

About Tantech Holdings Ltd.

Established in 2001 and headquartered in Lishui City, Zhejiang Province, China, Tantech Holdings Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, develops and manufactures bamboo-based charcoal products in China and internationally. It operates through three segments: Consumer Products, Trading, and Biofuel Energy. The company produces pressed and formed charcoal briquettes for use in grills, incense burners, and other applications under the Algold brand. It also offers Charcoal Doctor branded products, such as air purifiers and humidifiers, automotive accessories for air purification, underfloor humidity control, pillows and mattresses, wardrobe deodorizers, mouse pads and wrist mats, refrigerator deodorants, charcoal toilet cleaner disks, liquid charcoal cleaners, shoe insoles, and decorative charcoal gifts. In addition, the Company provides liquid byproduct consists of bamboo vinegar that is used in disinfectants, detergents, lotions, specialized soaps, toilet cleaners, and fertilizers, as well as in various agricultural applications. Further, it engages in providing bamboo carbon for use in EDLCs; the production of electric double-layer capacitor carbon products; and the industrial purchase and sale of rubber. The Company provides its products for industrial energy applications, as well as household cooking, heating, purification, agricultural, and cleaning uses. The company also exports its bamboo vinegar, bamboo charcoal purification, and EDLC carbon products. For more information about Tantech Holdings Ltd., please visit: http://www.tantech.cn/en/index.asp

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements that are other than statements of historical facts. These statements are subject to uncertainties and risks including, but not limited to, product and service demand and acceptance, changes in technology, economic conditions, the impact of competition and pricing, government regulations, and other risks contained in reports filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All such forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, and whether made by or on behalf of the Company, are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement and any other cautionary statements which may accompany the forward-looking statements. In addition, the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

For more information please contact:

Tantech Holdings Ltd.
Ms. Ye Ren
IR Manager

Weitian Investor Relations
Ms. Tina Xiao

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SOURCE Tantech Holdings Ltd.