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Rockville, MD 20850

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Synutra International, Inc., an infant formula company, engages in the production, distribution and sale of dairy based nutritional products in the People’s Republic of China (China or PRC). The company focuses on selling powdered formula products for infants and adults, and also engages in other nutritional product offerings, such as liquid milk and certain nutritional supplements. It sells majority of its products through a nationwide sales and distribution network covering all provinces and provincial-level municipalities in mainland China. Brands The company primarily markets its products under the Synutra, or Shengyuan, brand. In addition to the Synutra, or Shengyuan brand, its products are marketed in China under brands that it has developed through its national sales and marketing efforts. Brands for Nutritional Food Nutritional food product brands include various China’s infant and adult formula brands, which mainly include Super, My Angel and Dutch Cow. Its infant powdered formula products include microencapsulated docosahexanoic acid (DHA), and arachidonic acid (ARA), which support brain and immune system development of infants. The company’s liquid milk product is also under the Dutch Cow brand. Its prepared baby food product uses the Huiliduo brand. Complementary Brands The company markets under the Meitek brand to meet the nutritional needs of the broader consumer population in China. The company launched the ‘Precious Care’ (Zhen Yun) brand of skincare cosmetics for pregnant and postpartum women in June 2014. Products The company’s products are grouped by category of production process and usage, as well as internal resource allocation into three segments, including Nutritional Food, Nutritional Supplement, and Other Business. Nutritional Food Infant Formula-The company’s infant formula products include formulas for regular feeding and specialty formula products. Regular Infant Formula-The company designs regular infant formula as a breast milk substitute for infants without special nutritional needs, both for use as the infant’s sole source of nutrition and as a supplement to breastfeeding. Generally, its regular infant formula has four main components, including protein from cow’s milk that is processed to have an amino acid profile similar to human milk, a blend of vegetable fats (DHA/ARA) to replace bovine milk fat to better resemble the composition of human milk, a carbohydrate, generally lactose from cow’s milk and a vitamin and mineral ‘micronutrient’ pre-mix that is blended into the product to meet the specific needs of the infant at a given age. Patterned after breast milk, which changes composition to meet the infant’s changing nutritional needs, the company produces stages 1 and 2 infant formulas for babies from newborn to 12 months old. Specialty Infant Formula-Specialty infant formulas are designed for infants with special conditions who cannot consume regular infant formulas. The company markets these products under the Super brand name. Lactose free formulas are designed for infants that are lactose intolerant. Lactose is substituted by maltodextrin in this formula, and it is mainly for infants with diarrhea. Formulas for preterm and low birth weight infants are designed to meet these infants’ unique needs. Typically, such infants need extra assistance obtaining the requisite nutrition. The company has formula for infants both when they are under intensive care in the hospital, and after they are discharged from the hospital. It designed formulas addressing calcium, iron or zinc deficiency for infants with special needs from stage 1 to stage 3. The company produces medical grade formula, or formulas for special medical purposes, for nutritional management of infants who are born with rare digestive or metabolism disorders. Children’s Formula (Stage 3 and Stage 4)-The company markets children’s formula products under the Synutra family of brands. Super, My Angel, Dutch Cow and Super brand formulas addressing calcium, iron or zinc deficiency are produced for stage 3 and 4. The company designs these products to meet the changing nutrition needs of c

 

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