UNITED STATES 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): May 15, 2012
China Automotive Systems, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
|(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer |
No. 1 Henglong Road, Yu Qiao Development
Shashi District, Jing Zhou City
People’s Republic of China
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (86) 27-5981 8527
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|Item 5.02||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers|
On May 15, 2012, the board of directors (the “Board”) of China Automotive Systems, Inc. (the “Company) received a resignation letter from Mr. Bruce C. Richardson, wherein Mr. Richardson resigned as a director of the Company and as the chairman of the audit committee of the Board and a member of the compensation and nominating committees of the Board. Mr. Richardson’s resignation was not the result of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices and was effective immediately.
On May 15, 2012, the Board appointed Mr. Arthur Wong as a director of the Company, to serve as the chairman of the audit committee of the Board and a member of the compensation and nominating committees of the Board.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|China Automotive Systems, Inc.|
|Date: May 15, 2012||By: /s/ Hanlin Chen|