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Armco Metals Encountered a Trade Conflict With Duckshin Housing Co., a Company in South Korea

/ -- SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/29/16 -- Armco Metals Holdings, Inc. ("Armco" the "Company", "we" "us", or "our") (NYSE MKT: AMCO), a distributor of imported metal ores, wood, and barley, and a steel recycler in China, today announced that we encountered a trade conflict with Duckshin Housing Co., ("Duckshin", "they", "their", "them") a company in South Korea. On April 28, 2016, our subsidiary Armco Metals International Limited ("Armco Metals") signed a sales contract in selling hot rolled wire rods with Duckshin with the total quantity of 6100 MT and total amount of USD 2,928,000. Cargos were designed to be delivered by two shipments. The first shipment was 2500MT and delivered on May 22. 2016; the second shipment was 3600MT and delivered on June 4. 2016. Payments for the transactions would be made by irrevocable letter of credit.

The first shipment was delivered smoothly and the first payment was received on June 7. 2016. By the time Duckshin received the second shipment, the market price of steel wire rod decreased. Duckshin alleged that the manganese content of the goods was substandard of SAE1018 and required a price reduction by 50%. We rejected Duckshin's unreasonable request and wished Duckshin to execute the transaction as the original contract stated.

Our Lawyer contacted Duckshin and its Letter of credit issuing bank many times for the unpaid balance; however, there was no response from them. Our lawyer also noticed Duckshin's LC issuing bank that they have violated UCP600. On July 5, 2016, Armco Metals received a letter from Seoul Central District Court claiming that the goods received by Duckshin did not conform to the requirement and Duckshin claimed for compensation of USD1,829,260.80, which was exactly the amount of the second installment.

Commenting on the dispute, Mr. Kexuan Yao, Chairman and CEO of Armco Metals, stated, "Duckshin, Seoul Central District and the letter of credit issuing bank have made serious damage to the reputation of Armco and cause our economic losses. Armco metals objects to such an unfaithful trade and will seek fair arbitration."


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Armco Metals Holdings, Inc.

US Office
Christina Xiong
Office: 650.212.7620

China Office
Ripple Zhang
Office: 86-21-62375286

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