SHOUGUANG, China, Dec. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gulf Resources, Inc. (Nasdaq: GURE) ("Gulf Resources" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of bromine, crude salt and specialty chemical products in China today announced that it has received a notification from the government of Shouguang City, pursuant to which all bromine facilities in Shouguang City will be closed until February 10,2020.

On November 25, 2019, the government of Shuoguang City issued a notice ordering all bromine facilities in Shouguang City to temporarily stop production from December 16, 2019 to February 10, 2020, while the Company received such notice recently.

We believe this seasonal closure ordered by the government is part of governmental action plan to curb air pollution. Our company had intended to commence production in factories #1 and #7, but we will delay the opening of the production until February 10, 2020 in light of the governmental order.

We don’t anticipate the closure of about two months in winter will significantly impact the Company’s business. As we stated in the third quarter earnings conference call, “Winter is a slow seasonal period for bromine production, because of Chinese New Year and given the fact that some crude salt products cannot be processed during the coldest months.” Chinese New Year of 2020 falls on January 25, 2020 and the festival will last approximately up to two weeks. Under normal circumstances, facilities are closed during the holidays. Once this temporary closure is over, we intend to open factories #1 and #7 and gear up production steadily.

About Gulf Resources, Inc.

Gulf Resources, Inc. operates through three wholly-owned subsidiaries, Shouguang City Haoyuan Chemical Company Limited ("SCHC"), Shouguang Yuxin Chemical Industry Co., Limited ("SYCI"), and Daying County Haoyuan Chemical Company Limited (“DCHC”). The company believes that it is one of the largest producers of bromine in China. Elemental Bromine is used to manufacture a wide variety of compounds utilized in industry and agriculture. Through SYCI, the Company manufactures chemical products utilized in a variety of applications, including oil and gas field explorations and papermaking chemical agents, and materials for human and animal antibiotics. DCHC was established to further explore and develop natural gas and brine resources (including bromine and crude salt) in China. For more information, visit

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this news release contain forward-looking information about Gulf Resources and its subsidiaries business and products within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. The actual results may differ materially depending on a number of risk factors including, but not limited to, the general economic and business conditions in the PRC, future product development and production capabilities, shipments to end customers, market acceptance of new and existing products, additional competition from existing and new competitors for bromine and other oilfield and power production chemicals, changes in technology, the ability to make future bromine asset purchases, and various other factors beyond its control. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this Cautionary Statement and the risks factors detailed in the company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Gulf Resources undertakes no duty to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

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 Director of Investor Relations
 Helen Xu (Haiyan Xu)