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MoneyGram Launches Money Transfer Service to All Bank Accounts in Ghana

Gives consumers a new option to receive funds in Africa’s fifth largest remittance recipient market

ACCRA, Ghana, May 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — MoneyGram (NASDAQ:MGI) announced today the launch of money transfer service directly to any bank account in Ghana. Funds can be sent via MoneyGram online or at any one of MoneyGram’s thousands of locations around the world. The money can be accessed in minutes either in person, online or through an ATM.

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The new account deposit service in Ghana is a part of MoneyGram’s overall strategy to accelerate its digital growth and provide customers with convenient and accessible, technology-based financial services.

“We see a potential in the increasing adoption of banking services in Ghana and want to drive financial inclusion in the region by offering our consumers more digital money transfer options. Currently our global account deposit network consists of more than two billion bank, virtual and mobile accounts in 48 countries,” said Grant Lines, MoneyGram’s global chief revenue officer.

According to the World Bank, in 2017, $2.2 billion flowed into Ghana, up 4.3% compared to 2016 what makes the country fifth largest remittances recipient in Africa. The inflows come mainly from the United States ($585 million), Nigeria ($395 million), the United Kingdom ($286 million), Italy ($145 million) and Germany ($115 million).

For more information about the service, please visit http://moneygram.com.gh/accountdeposit

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About MoneyGram International
MoneyGram is a global provider of innovative money transfer and payment services and is recognized worldwide as a financial connection to friends and family. Whether online, or through a mobile device, at a kiosk or in a local store, we connect consumers any way that is convenient for them. We also provide bill payment services, issue money orders and process official checks in select markets. More information about MoneyGram International, Inc. is available at moneygram.com.

Media Contact:
Maria Bankiet-Kamińska
MoneyGram
Tel: + 48 (0) 22 377 2185
Mob: + 48 (0) 885 889 696
Mail: MbankietKaminska@moneygram.com

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Smart Campaign Reaches Milestone with 100 Certifications in Financial Consumer Protection

The certification of 100 financial service providers, collectively serving more than 42 million low-income clients worldwide, marks major achievement for financial inclusion.

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Smart Campaign, the leading industry voice on financial consumer protection, housed at the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion, announced today that 100 financial service providers (FSPs) have attained Smart Certification, a landmark achievement in responsible financial inclusion.

The Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion. (PRNewsFoto/Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion) (PRNewsFoto/)

The Smart Campaign works globally to create an environment in which financial services are delivered safely and responsibly to low-income clients. The Campaign launched the certification program in 2013 as a way for FSPs to align their policies and practices with industry-accepted Client Protection Principles, which articulate standards for product design and delivery, prevention of over-indebtedness, transparency, responsible pricing, treatment of clients, data privacy, and complaint resolution. In just five years of offering Smart Certification, 100 FSPs have successfully undergone the rigorous certification process, resulting in greater protection for more than 42 million low-income clients globally.

“Reaching this milestone and seeing the continued interest for certification from a wide range of providers – including fintech startups – is very encouraging,” said Isabelle Barrès, Director of the Smart Campaign. “It demonstrates that protecting consumers and building trust maximizes benefits for both the client and the companies that serve them.”

The certified FSPs are spread throughout Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. The momentum for certification signals that the industry increasingly values client protection not only for the sake of clients, but also because certification streamlines the business practices of FSPs. In a recent survey of certified institutions, 96% of providers agreed that certification helped them better prioritize client protection and 93% noted a clearer alignment between the institution’s culture and its social mission. Another benefit called out by certified FSPs includes increased recognition from clients, regulators, and potential investors. Increasingly, consumer protection is rightfully seen as a business strategy.

The Smart Campaign. (PRNewsFoto/The Smart Campaign) (PRNewsFoto/)

The Smart Campaign will continue its standard-setting and certification efforts with philanthropic support from a wide range of partners. In addition to advancing certification, the Campaign will also work to elevate the client voice in an increasingly digital world, shed light on emerging client risks, and convene policymakers and other stakeholders to effect change at the national level in the countries in which it has certified organizations.

About The Smart Campaign

The Smart Campaign works globally to create an environment in which financial services are delivered safely and responsibly to low-income clients. As the world’s first financial consumer protection standard, the Campaign maintains a rigorous certification program, elevates the client voice, and convenes partners to effect change at the national level. Over 100 financial institutions, collectively serving more than 42 million people, have been certified for adhering to the Campaign’s industry-accepted consumer protection standards. More at www.smartcampaign.org.

About the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion

The Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion (CFI) is an action-oriented think tank that engages and challenges the industry to better serve, protect and empower clients. We develop insights, advocate on behalf of clients and collaborate with stakeholders to achieve a comprehensive vision for financial inclusion. We are dedicated to enabling 3 billion people who are left out of – or poorly served by – the financial sector to improve their lives.

www.centerforfinancialinclusion.org

www.cfi-blog.org

@CFI_Accion

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HubSpot Launches Service Hub to Transform the Way Businesses Delight their Customers

Growth was once solely the domain of sales and marketing – no longer. HubSpot’s new customer service product is designed to turn every customer interaction into a growth opportunity.

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, May 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — HubSpot, a leading CRM, marketing, sales and customer service platform, announced today the general availability of Service Hub, the latest product line in the company’s growth platform. Announced at INBOUND 2017, Service Hub is an all-in-one customer service system that changes the way growing businesses approach and deliver customer support. Powered by HubSpot’s free CRM, Service Hub provides companies with a complete record of a customer’s journey, meaning faster resolution times and happier customers, turning these positive interactions into marketing gold – positive word-of-mouth.

“Over the past decade, the acquisition funnel has been considered the most effective model for growth. But as people have become more skeptical of sales and marketing, the funnel has become less effective,” said JD Sherman, president and COO of HubSpot. “Your biggest untapped growth opportunity today is in fact your existing customers. With Service Hub, we’re giving businesses the tools they need to tap into that opportunity. Support products on the market today treat customers as a cost center, focusing on cost reduction. We’re building a system for companies that view service as a growth opportunity.”

When combined with Marketing Hub and Sales Hub, Service Hub integrates customer data with lead and deal data in a way that similar products on the market don’t. This gives marketing, service, and sales teams access to a complete record of a customer’s interactions with the company, allowing them to collaborate together to resolve customer issues better and faster.

The individual products that make up Service Hub are designed with the impatient, convenience-focused customer in mind. Customers can get fast help via their preferred channel, and service teams are armed with the technology needed to efficiently manage it all:

  1. Conversations – A universal inbox that unites messages across chat, email, and other channels to help team collaborate and enable customers to engage with companies however they want.
  2. Tickets – A CRM object to track, record, and organize customer needs.
  3. Automation – Platform-level automation that uses workflows to route Tickets and create a help desk.
  4. Knowledge Base – A tool that helps you create simple well-structured help articles from templates that automatically index on Google search and a reporting dashboard.
  5. Customer Feedback – A tool featuring guided survey creation, feedback collection, and audience insights analytics.
  6. Reporting – A new service dashboard featuring reports on how your team is handling tickets, how customers are sharing feedback, and the efficacy of your Knowledge Base.

“Some clients say that they don’t have the budget for more customer service, but that mindset needs to change. When you add value for customers, you simultaneously grow your own business,” said Steven Loepfe, founder and managing partner of Storylead, a beta user of Service Hub and HubSpot Gold Tier Partner. “As an agency, the majority of our revenue comes from returning customers and their referrals. Service Hub is exactly what we’ve been looking for. Our clients already use HubSpot, so this will be a natural step for them. It’s a huge opportunity, for us and for them.”

To learn more about Service Hub, please visit https://www.hubspot.com/products/service.

About HubSpot
HubSpot (NYSE: HUBS) is a leading CRM, marketing, sales, and customer service platform. Since 2006, HubSpot has been on a mission to make the world more inbound. Today, over 41,500 total customers in more than 90 countries use HubSpot’s award-winning software, services, and support to transform the way they attract, engage, and delight customers. Comprised of Marketing Hub, Sales Hub, Service Hub, and a powerful free CRM, HubSpot gives companies the tools they need to manage the customer experience from awareness to advocacy.

HubSpot has been named a top place to work by Glassdoor, Fortune, The Boston Globe, and The Boston Business Journal. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, MA with offices in Dublin, Ireland (EMEA HQ); Singapore (APAC HQ); Sydney, Australia; Tokyo, Japan; Berlin, Germany; and Portsmouth, NH.

Learn more at www.hubspot.com.

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Win-Win Cooperation Between CNMC Goldmine Holdings Limited and Shandong Xinhai Mining Technology and Equipment Inc.

YANTAI, China, May 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Recently, CNMC Goldmine Holdings Limited (SGX:5TP) forged a strategic partnership with Shandong Xinhai Mining Technology and Equipment Inc. (NEEQ: 836079), in the hope of taking the development of mining industry to a new level through their cooperation.

Their cooperation for the first time brought win-win results in 2017, thus laying a solid foundation for their further collaboration. On the other side, building on its advanced technologies and equipment and professional services, Xinhai is able to help CNMC achieve maximum benefits.

At the signing ceremony, the executive president of CNMC said, “As a publicly listed company in Malaysia, CNMC has taken the lead in Malaysia’s mining sector for two consecutive years. To secure our leading position, we have set high standards for our partners in terms of the quality and quantity of products. With a high level of execution capability and customer-oriented awareness, Xinhai is an influential player in the mining industry and boasts global perspectives and pioneering spirit. Zhang Yunlong, chairman of Xinhai, is a senior mineral processing engineer who proves to be a specialist. He also serves as a fellow member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).”

Mr Zhang also said, “The cooperation between Xinhai and CNMC has brought fruitful results for us, with the project operating normally. Xinhai is delighted to continue providing services for CNMC. Thanks to its rich overseas EPC project experience, Xinhai is forging ahead with its strategy of expanding businesses to foreign markets.”

Their cooperation drew the wide attention of mass media. The event grabbed the headlines in Malaysia’s three largest Chinese newspapers-Nanyang Siang Pau Malaysia, China Press and Sin Chew Daily. It is expected that Xinhai will continue to offer tailored solutions and world-class services to its clients for years to come while adhering to the principle of “Optimal solutions for your mine!”.

Newater Technology, Inc. Announces Year 2017 Audited Financial Results

YANTAI, CHINA / ACCESSWIRE / April 30, 2018 / Newater Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWA) (”NEWA,” ”we,” ”our” or the ”Company”), a developer, service provider and manufacturer of membrane filtration products and related hardware and engineered systems that are used in the treatment, recycling and discharge of wastewater, today announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2017.

The year ended December 31, 2017 Financial Highlights (all comparisons to the year ended December 31, 2016)

  • Revenues increased by 106% from $12.28 million to $25.34 million, which resulted primarily from the increased demand for our projects and services, evidenced by a large increase in our project sales, an increased number of customers and larger scale projects, and service sales.
  • Cost of revenues increased by 121% from $7.74 million to $17.08 million, primarily due to the revenue growth in the same period.
  • Gross profit increased by 82% to $8.26 million in 2017 from $4.54 million in 2016, while the gross profit margin was 33%, compared to 37% for the same period in 2016.
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses (SG&A) increased by 77% from $3.15 million to $5.58 million, however, the percentage of SG&A compared to revenue decreased from 26% to 22%.
  • Operating income increased by 93% from $1.39 million to $2.69 million. Our operating income as a percentage of total revenues was 11% for both 2016 and 2017.
  • Basic earnings per share was $0.26 in 2017 compared to $0.28 in 2016.

Selected Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income Data
in $ million

Year 2017
Year 2016
Change $
change %
Year 2015
Year 2014
Total Revenues
25.34 12.28 13.06 106 % 6.98 1.03
Total Cost of Revenues
17.08 7.74 9.34 121 % 3.76 0.67
Gross profit
8.26 4.54 3.72 82 % 3.21 0.36
Gross profit margin
33 % 37 % 46 % 35 %
SG&A
5.58 3.15 2.43 77 % 1.64 0.36
SG&A %
22 % 26 % 24 % 35 %
Operating income
2.69 1.39 1.29 93 % 1.57 0.00
Operation margin
11 % 11 % 23 % 0 %
Other Expenses (Income)
(0.38) (1.59) 1.21 0.17
Income before tax
3.07 2.98 0.08 3 % 1.40 0
Income tax provision
0.48 0.55 0.45 0.00
Net income
2.59 2.43 0.16 6 % 0.95 (0.00)
Basic Earnings Per share
$ 0.26 $ 0.28 0.12
Basic Weighted average number of common shares outstanding
9,864,479 8,767,738 8,200,000 8,200,000

Mr. Yuebiao Li, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented ”2017 was an important and pivotal year for NEWA. Our company successfully completed its initial public offering and our common shares were listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market. We continued to have robust growth in our revenues and achieved strong operating results. We are excited about 2018, as our membrane technology was successfully selected as one of the advanced technologies to be promoted in China in 2018 by China’s Ministry of Water Resources in its proclamation ”2018 Guide to Promote Advanced Practical Technology.” In addition, Phase I of our new manufacturing complex in Yantai, China, is expected to be completed as scheduled. With our new manufacturing facilities, we expect to increase our production capacity significantly, making it possible to meet the increasing expected demand for our products. In addition, we believe our unwavering commitment to R&D will position NEWA for a long-term growth.”

About Newater Technology, Inc.

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Yantai, China, Newater, operating its business through its wholly owned subsidiary Jinzheng, specializes in the development, manufacture and sale of DTRO (Disk Tube Reverse Osmosis) and DTNF (Disk Tube Nano-Filtration) membranes for waste water treatment, recycling and discharge. Newater provides integrated technical solutions in engineering support and installation, technical advice and water purification services, and other project-related solutions to turn wastewater into valuable clean water.

The Company’s products can be used across a wide spectrum of industries, including:

– Leachate from landfills
– Wastewater from oil fields
– High acid wastewater
– Power plant waste water
– Wastewater from gas production
– Desalination

More information about the Company can be found at: www.newater.cc.

Notice

Rounding amounts and percentages: Certain amounts and percentages included in this press release have been rounded for ease of presentation. Percentage figures included in this press release have not in all cases been calculated on the basis of such rounded figures, but on the basis of such amounts prior to rounding. For this reason, certain percentage amounts in this press release may vary from those obtained by performing the same calculations using the figures in the financial statements. In addition, certain other amounts that appear in this press release may not sum due to rounding.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press 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. When the Company uses words such as ”may,” ”will,” ”intend,” ”should,” ”believe,” ”expect,” ”anticipate,” ”project,” ”estimate” or similar expressions that do not relate solely to historical matters, it is making forward-looking statements. Specifically, the Company’s statements regarding: 1) its continued growth and business outlook, 2) completion of its manufacturing facility on schedule; and 3) abiltiy to increase its production capacity to meet the anticipated demand for its products are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual results to differ materially from the Company’s expectations discussed in the forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to uncertainties and risks including, but not limited to, the following: the Company’s goals and strategies; the Company’s future business development; product and service demand and acceptance; changes in technology; economic conditions; the growth of the water filtration industry in China; reputation and brand; the impact of competition and pricing; government regulations; fluctuations in general economic and business conditions in China and assumptions underlying or related to any of the foregoing and other risks contained in reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For these reasons, among others, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements in this press release. Additional factors are discussed in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available for review at www.sec.gov. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof.

For more information, please contact:

Company

Zhuo Zhang CFO
NEWATER TECHNOLOGY INC.
Phone: +86 (535) 626-4177
Email: zhuozhang@newater.cc

Investor Relations

Y. Tracy Tang CFA, CPA
SINO-AMERICAN INVESTOR ADVISORY
Phone: +1 (646) 485-1040
Email: Tracy.tang@sino-UsInvestors.com

NEWATER TECHNOLOGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

December 31,
December 31,
2017
2016
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents
$
3,118,080
$
1,484,762
Restricted cash, current
6,753,685
1,439,926
Accounts receivable, net
6,050,495
2,637,236
Accounts receivable from related party, net
1,060,977
Notes receivable
68,108
Inventories
10,279,397
4,840,234
Deferred cost of revenue
2,547,580
Advances to suppliers and other current assets, net
2,885,510
2,528,411
Due from related parties
3,563
Total current assets
31,634,747
14,063,217
Restricted cash, non-current
500,000
Property, plant and equipment, net
10,449,466
1,199,611
Land use rights, net
2,243,183
2,143,002
Deferred tax assets
518,251
181,003
Other non-current assets
4,591
Total assets
$
45,345,647
$
17,591,424
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities
Accounts payable and bank acceptance notes to vendors
$
4,903,058
$
1,844,077
Loans due within one year
9,020,697
2,879,853
Due to related parties
714,999
Deferred income
25,919
Advances from customers
1,408,208
833,742
Income tax payables
501,921
329,212
Accrued expenses and other payables
8,509,425
210,400
Total current liabilities
24,343,309
6,838,202
Long term loans
11,050
Total liabilities
24,354,359
6,838,202
Shareholders’ equity
Common shares ($0.001 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized, 10,809,000 and 9,199,000 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively)
10,809
9,199
Additional paid-in capital
15,059,181
7,949,466
Statutory reserves
705,698
382,802
Retained earnings
5,228,733
2,960,698
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(13,133)
(548,943)
Total shareholders’ equity
20,991,288
10,753,222
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
$
45,345,647
$
17,591,424

NEWATER TECHNOLOGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

For the Years Ended December 31,
2017
2016
2015
Net revenues
$
25,339,497
$
11,985,055
$
3,318,833
Net revenues from related parties
294,666
3,659,421
Total revenues
25,339,497
12,279,721
6,978,254
Cost of revenues
17,077,129
7,182,081
778,903
Cost of revenues from related party
556,692
2,984,968
Total cost of revenues
17,077,129
7,738,773
3,763,871
Gross profit
8,262,368
4,540,948
3,214,383
Operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative
5,575,086
3,146,521
1,643,313
Total operating expenses
5,575,086
3,146,521
1,643,313
Income from operations
2,687,282
1,394,427
1,571,070
Interest expense
242,707
155,553
164,613
Interest income
(112,592)
(5,091)
(2,612)
Government grants
(513,538)
(1,750,726)
Other expenses
3,956
12,534
10,642
Total other expense (income)
(379,467)
(1,587,730)
172,643
Income before income tax provisions
3,066,749
2,982,157
1,398,427
Income tax provisions
475,818
548,437
452,850
Net income
$
2,590,931
$
2,433,720
$
945,577
Other comprehensive income (loss)
Foreign currency translation adjustment
535,810
(383,947)
(166,349)
Total comprehensive income
$
3,126,741
$
2,049,773
$
779,228
Earnings per common share
Basic
$
0.26
$
0.28
$
0.12
Diluted
$
0.26
$
0.28
$
0.10
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding
Basic
9,864,479
8,767,738
8,200,000
Diluted
9,864,479
8,767,738
9,160,087

NEWATER TECHNOLOGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Number of Shares
Common Shares
Additional Paid-in Capital
Retained Earnings (Deficit)
Statutory Reserves
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
Total Shareholders’ Equity
Balance, January 1, 2015
8,200,000
$
8,200
$
787,151
$
(35,797)
$
$
1,353
$
760,907
Net income
945,577
945,577
Capital contribution from owners
2,212,796
2,212,796
Statutory reserves
(92,995)
92,995
Foreign currency translation adjustment
(166,349)
(166,349)
Balance, December 31, 2015
8,200,000
8,200
2,999,947
816,785
92,995
(164,996)
3,752,931
Net income
2,433,720
2,433,720
Capital contribution from owners
198,917
198,917
Statutory reserves
(289,807)
289,807
Issuance of common shares for debt conversion
999,000
999
3,846,001
3,847,000
Issuance of common shares for cash
5,323,026
5,323,026
Capital distribution in connection with acquisition of a subsidiary
(4,418,425)
(4,418,425)
Foreign currency translation adjustment
(383,947)
(383,947)
Balance, December 31, 2016
9,199,000
9,199
7,949,466
2,960,698
382,802
(548,943)
10,753,222
Net income
2,590,931
2,590,931
Statutory reserves
(322,896)
322,896
Issuance of common shares for cash
1,610,000
1,610
7,109,715
7,111,325
Foreign currency translation adjustment
535,810
535,810
Balance, December 31, 2017
10,809,000
$
10,809
$
15,059,181
$
5,228,733
$
705,698
$
(13,133)
$
20,991,288

NEWATER TECHNOLOGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

For the Years Ended December 31,
2017
2016
2015
Cash flows from operating activities
Net income
$
2,590,931
$
2,433,720
$
945,577
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization expense
233,493
187,662
86,396
Bad debt expense
229,707
76,459
39,173
Deferred income taxes
(312,997)
(82,162)
(106,401)
Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment
6,199
Gain on disposal of subsidiary
(789)
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable
(3,345,269)
(1,410,115)
(1,411,777)
Accounts receivable from related parties
1,090,465
3,645,922
(3,754,977)
Notes receivable
70,000
(56,139)
64,218
Inventories
(4,923,400)
(2,743,853)
(1,890,918)
Deferred cost of revenue
(2,453,097)
Advances to suppliers and other current assets
(412,955)
(2,289,933)
(540,737)
Advances to supplier – related party
793,106
Due from related parties
703
75,469
(1,023)
Other non-current assets
4,719
22,857
132,971
Accounts payable and bank acceptance notes to vendors
2,825,887
1,079,258
582,555
Accounts payable to related party
(2,140,504)
1,159,416
Deferred income
(26,639)
(30,102)
61,007
Advances from customers
499,067
425,736
(42,227)
Due to related parties
5,102
(28,257)
(68,302)
Income tax payables
144,944
(181,386)
550,163
Accrued expenses and other payables
589,638
352,502
437,151
Net cash used in operating activities
(3,189,701)
(663,655)
(2,958,430)
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchase of land use rights
(2,261,745)
Purchase of property, plant and equipment
(1,482,360)
(66,641)
(1,218,404)
Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment
9,296
Advances to third parties
(1,236,490)
(301,019)
(40,136)
Repayments from third parties
1,236,490
338,646
Advances to related parties
(239,467)
(353,767)
Repayments from related parties
2,960
473,320
20,871
Net change in restricted cash
(5,712,407)
(922,380)
(621,567)
Cash received in connection with disposal of subsidiary
(1,209)
Net cash used in investing activities
(7,191,807)
(2,980,495)
(2,203,707)
Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds from issuances of common shares
7,111,325
5,323,026
Capital contribution from shareholders
198,917
2,212,796
Capital distribution in connection with acquisition of a subsidiary
(4,418,4250)
Borrowings from related parties
2,558,661
478,969
Repayment to related parties
(739,973)
(1,982,733)
(799,590)
Proceeds from loans due within one year
8,805,683
11,613,289
4,013,614
Repayment of loans
(3,283,830)
(8,142,563)
(642,178)
Net cash provided by financing activities
11,893,205
5,150,172
5,263,611
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
121,621
(156,412)
(3,080)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
1,633,318
1,349,610
98,394
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the year
1,484,762
135,152
36,758
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the year
$
3,118,080
$
1,484,762
$
135,152
Supplemental cash flow information
Cash paid for interest
$
244,753
$
307,797
$
8,354
Cash paid for income taxes
$
656,602
$
812,637
$
9,088
Non-cash investing and financing activities:
Stock issued for debt conversion
$
$
3,847,000
$
Properties acquired with loans
$
206,000
$
$
Liabilities assumed in connection with purchase of property, plant and equipment
$
7,445,478
$
$

SOURCE: Newater Technology, Inc.