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Gary Tang <gary.tang@wmgta.com> Wednesday, October 28, 2009 10:56 AM 'Renee Wyatt-Chapline' lehmkuhler, Mike; McNinch, Sandi RE: Confidentiality Agreement GCG_VGR_Confidentiality__Agreement.pdf

Dear Renee, Attached please find the final copy of executed agreement. Thanks. Best regards, Gary Tang Chief Operations Officer Green Tech Automotive Notice of Privilege/Confidentiality: Privileged and Confidential information may be contained in this message. If you are not the addressee indicated in this message (or Responsible for delivery of the message to such person), you may not copy or deliver this message to anyone. In such case, you should destroy this message and kindly notify the sender by reply email. Please advise immediately if you or your employer does not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of this company shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.

From: Renee Wyatt-Chapline [mailto:rchapline@gatewayregion.coml Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 10:19 AM To: qarv.tang@wmgta.com Cc: 'Lehmkuhler, Mike'; 'McNinch, Sandi' Subject: RE: Confidentiality Agreement

Dear Mr. Tang: I hope this email finds you well. Please find attached a signed copy of our confidentiality agreement for Project GCG. Don't hesitate to contact me should you have any questions and I look forward to speaking with you soon. Wann regards,

C. Renee Chapline Executive Director Virginia's Gateway Region 256 East Ellerslie Avenue, SuiteD Colonial Heights, VA 23834 800.386.8925 toll free 804.732.8971 office 804.518.0530 fax

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NOTICE: Information contained in this transmission to the named addressee is proprietary information and confidential. If the recipient of this transmission is not the named addressee, the recipient should immediately notify the sender and destroy the infomwtion transmitted without making any copy or distribution thereof. "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."- Ralph Waldo Emerson

From: Gary Tang [mailto:garv.tang@wmgta.coml

Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 8:36 PM To: 'Lehmkuhler, Mike'
Cc: rchapline@gatewayregion.com; 'Renee Wyatt-Chapline'; 'McNinch, Sandi'

Subject: RE: Confidentiality Agreement
Mike, Thank you for the update. I will have it reviewed by our lawyer. If there is not further modification, I will send you an executed copy. Best regards, Gary Tang Chief Operations Officer Green Tech Automotive Notice of Privilege/Confidentiality: Privileged and Confidential information may be contained in this message. If you are not the addressee indicated in this message (or Responsible for delivery of the message to such person), you may not copy or deliver this message to anyone. In such case, you should destroy this message and kindly notify the sender by reply email. Please advise immediately if you or your employer does not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of this company shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.

From: Lehmkuhler, Mike [mailto:MLehmkuhler@yesvirginia.orgl

Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 6:21 PM To: garv.tang@wmgta.com
Cc: rchapline@gatewayregion.com; Renee Wyatt-Chap line; McNinch, Sandi

Subject: Confidentiality Agreement
Gary: Attached are an electronically executed agreement and a copy showing the changes made by our general counsel. Please send me a final copy upon execution by your company. Thanks. Regards, Mike
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Mike Lehmkuhler Leader, Transportation Team Business Development Virginia Economic Development Partnership P.O. Box 798 Richmond, VA 23218-0798 Phone: (804) 545-5722 Mobile: (804) 305-3433 Fax: (804) 545-5701 <mailto:mlehmkuhler@yesvirqinia.org>

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CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT
This Confidentiality Agreement (''Agreement'') is made this -z.-k~ay of October, 2009 by and between WM GreenTech Automotive C01p. ("Company") and Virginia's Gateway Region, referred to as "VGR". VGR and the Company acknowledge and agree that all confidential and proprietary information, objectives and plans (the "Confidential Information") provided to VGR by or on behalf of the Company, of the Go-Clean-Green project in Virginia ("Project"), which Cohfidential Information may include but is not limited to trade secrets and/or commercial and fmancial information, is provided as Confidentialli1fonnation, and that (a) VGR will hold and treat it in the strictest of confidence, (b) VGR will not disclose or permit anyone else under its control to disclose the Confidential Information to any person, firm or entity without pl'ior written authorization of the Company, except as noted below; (c) VGR will use such Cohfidential Information solely for the purpose of discussing, analyzing; evaluating and fom:mlating one or more proposals for the Project, and (d) V GR will not use any of such Confidential Information for any other pmpose. VGR fmther agrees to disclose the Confidential Information only to its directors, officers, employees, consultants, ancl/or attomeys (collectively, "Representatives") or other economic development allies or stakeholders (the "Allies'') (1) who need to know such Confidential Information for the purpose of discussing, analyzing, evaluating and formulating one or more proposals for the Project; and (2) who are informed of the confidential nature of such Confidential Information. VGR fmther agrees to direct its Representatives apd Allies to treat such Confidential Information in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, VGR and its Representatives will not, without the prior written consent of the Company, disclose to any person or party (other than to a Representative or an Ally, which disclosure to a Representative or Ally shall be subject to the terms of the preceding two sentences) the fact that the Company is or may be considering the Project. The Company has the obligation to designate information, objectives and plans as being Cohfidential Infotmation, which designation may be accomplished in writing or orally, and may be made by class of documents or inf01mation, rather than as to eac;h individual item. The said Confidential Information may consist of, but not necessarily be limited to.: (a) Technical information: Methods, processes, formulas, technical specifications and data, compositions, systems, techniques, inventio~, machines, computer programs and research pl'ojects. (b) Business information: Ptoject documents, Project related EB-5 program documents, customer lists, pricing data, sources of supply, financial data and matketing, production, or merchandising systems or plans. VGR agrees that it shall not, at any time, even after the termination of further discussion with the Company, disclose or divulge to others Confidential Information, without prior written authorization ofthe Company. In the event that VGR breaches any of its obligations under this Agreement, the Company may pursue remedies for injunctive and other equitable relief as well as remedies at law. In the event of litigation by a third party over the nondisclosure of Confidential Information, the Company

agrees to cooperate fully with VGR and the Office of the Attorney General in resolving and/or defending such actions. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrruy, VOR, its Representatives and Allies will disclose Confidential Information to third parties, to the extent required by applicable law, including the Virginia Freedom of Information Act and the Virginia State and Local Conflicts of Interest Act. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. ·
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have executed this Agreeme11t as of the datefrrst set fo1th above. · WM GreenTech Auto!llotive Corp. Virginia's Gateway Region

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Lehmkuhler, Mike Thursday, November 26, 2009 8:39AM rchapline@gatewayregion.com; egupton@gatewayregion.com FW: Updated business plan WMGTA_Business_Pian_11_23_2009.doc

Ladies: Thought I sent this to you earlier this week but doesn't appear to be the case. Here's an article you should also be aware of. http://www. washingtonpost. com/wp-dyn/contenUarticle/2009/ 11/24/AR2009112403 987. htm l?sub=AR
From: Gary Tang [mailto:gary.tang@wmgta.coml

Sent: Monday, November 23, 2009 5:48 PM To: Lehmkuhler, Mike Subject: Updated business plan
Mike, Please see attached business plan with some cosmetic update. Please feel free to share this with Renee. Thanks. Best regards, Gary Tang Chief Operating Officer GreenTech Automotive Notice of Privilege/Confidentiality: Privileged and Confidential information may be contained in this message. If you are not the addressee indicated in this message (or Responsible for delivery of the message to such person), you may not copy or deliver this message to anyone. In such case, you should destroy this message and kindly notify the sender by reply email. Please advise immediately if you or your employer does not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of this company shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.

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Lehmkuhler, Mike Wednesday, October 28, 2009 1:12 PM gary.tang@wmgta.com RE: Confidentiality Agreement

Thanks. Got mine as well.
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Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 10:54 AM To: Lehmkuhler, Mike
Cc: 'Renee Wyatt-Chapline'; McNinch, Sandi

Subject: RE: Confidentiality Agreement
Mike, Attached please find the final copy of executed agreement. Thanks. Best regards, Gary Tang Chief Operations Officer Green Tech Automotive Notice of Privilege/Confidentiality: Privileged and Confidential information may be contained in this message. If you are not the addressee indicated in this message (or Responsible for delivery of the message to such person), you may not copy or deliver this message to anyone. In such case, you should destroy this message and kindly notify the sender by reply email. Please advise immediately if you or your employer does not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of this company shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.

From: Lehmkuhler, Mike fmailto:Mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.orgl

Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 6:21PM To: garv.tang@wmgta.com
Cc: rchapline@gatewayregion.com; Renee Wyatt-Chapline; McNinch, Sandi

Subject: Confidentiality Agreement
Gary: Attached are an electronically executed agreement and a copy showing the changes made by our general counsel. Please send me a final copy upon execution by your company. Thanks. Regards, Mike Mike Lehmkuhler Leader, Transportation Team
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Business Development Virginia Economic Qevelopment Partnership P.O. Box 798 Richmond, VA 23218-0798 Phone: (804) 545-5722 Mobile: (804) 305-3433 Fax: (804) 545-5701 <mailto:mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org>
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Lehmkuhler, Mike Tuesday, October 27, 2009 2:38PM Povar, Liz GCG Meeting

We're all in the Burgundy Room Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433

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Lehmkuhler, Mike
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Gary Tang <gary.tang@wmgta.com> Tuesday, October 27, 2009 2:49 PM McNinch, Sandi; Lehmkuhler, Mike rwyatt@gatewayregion.com RE: Confidentiality Agreement

Sandi, Thank you to clarify. Gary

From: McNinch, Sandi [mailto:smcninch@yesvirginia.orgl Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 2:44 PM To: gary.tang@wmgta.com; Lehmkuhler, Mike Cc: nvyatt@gatewayregion.com Subject: Re: Confidentiality Agreement

FOIA will protect from disclosure confidential proprietary information that you provide to us. It will not protect ALL information, just the confidential proprietary information. That is why I added to the Agreement your obligation to tell us what is confidential or proprietary. You may feel confident that we can, and will, protect your sensitive information from disclosure. Sandi Sandi. Smcninch@yesvirginia.org (804) 545-5617

From: Gary Tang To: Lehmkuhler, Mike

Cc: McNinch, Sandi; 'Renee Wyatt-Chapline' Sent: Tue Oct 27 14:34:09 2009 Subject: RE: Confidentiality Agreement Mike,

I have an elementary question. How should we understand the impact of The Virginia Freedom of Information Act on confidential information? Does that mean all confidential information we provided is open to the public? Best regards, Gary Tang Chief Operations Officer Green Tech Automotive Notice of Privilege/Confidentiality: Privileged and Confidential information may be contained in this message. If you are not the addressee indicated in this message (or Responsible for delivery of the message to such person), you may not copy or deliver this message to anyone. In such case, you should destroy this message and kindly notify the sender by reply email. Please advise
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immediately if you or your employer does not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of this company shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.

From: Lehmkuhler, Mike fmallto:Mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org]

Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 6:21 PM To: garv.tang@wmgta.com Cc: rchapline@gatewayregion.com; Renee Wyatt-Chapline; McNinch, Sandi Subject: Confidentiality Agreement
Gary: Attached are an electronically executed agreement and a copy showing the changes made by our general counsel. Please send me a final copy upon execution by your company. Thanks. Regards, Mike Mike Lehmkuhler Leader, Transportation Team Business Development Virginia Economic Development Partnership P.O. Box 798 Richmond, VA 23218-0798 Phone: (804) 545-5722 Mobile: (804) 305-3433 Fax: (804) 545-5701 <mailto:mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org>
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CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT
This Confidentiality Agreement ("Agreement") is made this 26th day of October, 2009 by and between WM GreenTech Automotive Corp. ("Company") and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, referred to as "VEDP". VEDP and the Company acknowledge and agree that all confidential and proprietary information, objectives and plans (the "Confidential Information") provided to VEDP by or on behalf of the Company, of the Go-Clean-Green project in Virginia ("Project"), which Confidential Information may include but is not limited to trade secrets and/or commercial and financial information, is provided as Confidential Information, and that (a) VEDP will hold and treat it in the sttictest of confidence, (b) VEDP will not disclose or permit anyone else under its control to disclose the Confidential Information to any person, firm or entity without ptior written authorization of the Company, except as noted below; (c) VEDP will use such Confidential Information solely for the purpose of discussing, analyzing, evaluating and formulating one or more proposals for the Project, and (d) VEDP will not use any of such Confidential Information for any other purpose. VEDP further agrees to disclose the Confidential Infmmation only to its directors, officers, employees, consultants, and/or attorneys (collectively, "Representatives") or other economic development allies or stakeholders (the "Allies") (1) who need to know such Confidential Information for the purpose of discussing, analyzing, evaluating and formulating one or more proposals for the Project; and (2) who are informed of the confidential nature of such Confidential Information. VEDP further agrees to direct its Representatives and Allies to treat such Confidential Information in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. VEDP and its Representatives will not, without the prior written consent of the Company, disclose to any person or party (other than to a Representative or an Ally, which disclosure to a Representative or Ally shall be subject to the terms of the preceding two sentences) the fact that the Company is or may be considering the Project. The Company has the obligation to designate information, objectives and plans as being Confidential Information, which designation may be accomplished in writing or orally, and may be made by class of documents or information, rather than as to each individual item. The said Confidential Information may consist of, but not necessarily be limited to: (a) Technical information: Methods, processes, formulas, technical specifications and data, compositions, systems, techniques, inventions, machines, computer programs and research projects. (b) Business information: Project documents, Project related EB-5 program documents, customer lists, pricing data, sources of supply, financial data and marketing, production, or merchandising systems or plans. VEDP agrees that it shall not, at any time, even after the termination of further discussion with the Company, disclose or divulge to others Confidential Information, without prior written authorization of the Company. In the event that VEDP breaches any of its obligations under this Agreement, the Company may pursue remedies for injunctive and other equitable relief as well as remedies at law. In the event of litigation by a third party over the nondisclosure of Confidential Information, the Company

agrees to cooperate fully with VEDP and the Office of the Attomey General in resolving and/or defending such actions. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, VEDP, its Representatives and Allies will disclose Confidential Information to third parties, to the extent required by applicable law, including the Virginia Freedom of Information Act and the Virginia State and Local Conflicts of Interest Act. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have executed this Agreement as of the date first
set forth above.

WM Green Tech Automotive Corp.
Name (Printed): Gary Tang Signed by:

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Name (Ptinted): Michael Lehmkuhler Signed by:

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Title: Chief Operating Officer

Title: Leader. Transportation Team

Lehmkuhler, Mike
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Gary Tang <gary.tang@wmgta.com> Monday, October 26, 2009 1:40 PM Lehmkuhler, Mike; 'Renee Wyatt-Chapline' Project GCG - Confidentiality Agreement 2009_VEDP_Confidentiality_Agreement.pdf; 2009_VGR_Confidentiality_Agreement.pdf

Mike and Renee, As we move along on the project, GTA has provided substantial proprietary and confidential information for your evaluation. Attached please find a confidentiality agreement to cover both the information we provided so far and future information. Please kindly review and sign it back at your earliest convenience. Your attention on this matter is appreciated. Best regards, Gary Tang Chief Operations Officer Green Tech Automotive Notice of Privilege/Confidentiality: Privileged and Confidential information may be contained in this message. If you are not the addressee indicated in this message (or Responsible for delivery of the message to such person), you may not copy or deliver this message to anyone. In such case, you should destroy this message and kindly notify the sender by reply email. Please advise immediately if you or your employer does not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of this company shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.

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Gary Tang <gary.tang@wmgta.com> Monday, October 26, 2009 8:36 PM Lehmkuhler, Mike rchapline@gatewayregion.com; 'Renee Wyatt-Chapline'; McNinch, Sandi RE: Confidentiality Agreement

Mike, Thank you for the update. I will have it reviewed by our lawyer. If there is not further modification, I will send you an executed copy. Best regards, Gary Tang Chief Operations Officer Green Tech Automotive Notice of Privilege/Confidentiality: Privileged and Confidential information may be contained in this message. If you are not the addressee indicated in this message (or Responsible for delivery of the message to such person), you may not copy or deliver this message to anyone. In such case, you should destroy this message and kindly notify the sender by reply email. Please advise immediately if you or your employer does not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of this company shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.

From: Lehmkuhler, Mike [mailto:MLehmkuhler@yesvirginia.orgl

Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 6:21 PM
To: garv.tang@wmgta.com

Cc: rchapline@gatewayregion.com; Renee Wyatt-Chapline; McNinch, Sandi Subject: Confidentiality Agreement
Gary: Attached are an electronically executed agreement and a copy showing the changes made by our general counsel. Please send me a final copy upon execution by your company. Thanks. Regards, Mike Mike Lehmkuhler Leader, Transportation Team Business Development Virginia Economic Development Partnership P.O. Box 798 Richmond, VA 23218-0798 Phone: (804) 545-5722 Mobile: (804) 305-3433
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Renee Wyatt-Chapline <rchapline@gatewayregion.com> Monday, October 26, 2009 4:08 PM McNinch, Sandi; Lehmkuhler, Mike 'Renee Wyatt-Chapline' RE: Project GCG - Confidentiality Agreement

Thank you so much for your comments Sandi. Have a great afternoon. Best to you, Renee
From: McNinch, Sandi [mailto:smcninch@yesvirginia.org]

Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 3:36 PM

To: Lehmkuhler, Mike; rchapline@gatewayregion.com
Cc: Renee Wyatt-Chapline Subject: RE: Project GCG - Confidentiality Agreement
Mike and Renee- Here are clean and blacklined copies of my changes to VEDP's Confidential Agreement. Mike -If you're OK with the changes, feel free to sign the clean copy and send it to Mr. Tang. You will also want to send the blackline, so that he can see the changes that were made. Renee- Feel free to leave your agreement as it is or adopt some or all of our changes, if you would like. Sandi. smcninch@yesvirginia.org 804.545.5617
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Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 1:47 PM

To: rchapline@gatewayregion.com; gary.tang@wmgta.com
Cc: 'Renee Wyatt-Chapline' Subject: RE: Project GCG - Confidentiality Agreement
Gary: Thanks. Checking with our attorney to make sure this version is compatible with our standard format. Regards, Mike
From: Renee Wyatt-Chapline [mailto:rchapline@gatewayregion.com]

Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 1:44PM

To: gary.tang@wmgta.com; Lehmkuhler, Mike; 'Renee Wyatt-Chapline'
Subject: Re: Project GCG - Confidentiality Agreement Thanks Gary. I will review and return.
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Renee Wyatt-Chapline Executive Director Virginia's Gateway Region 256 East Ellerslie Avenue, SuiteD Colonial Heights, VA 23 834 800.386.8925 toll free 804.732.8971 office 804.720.2352 cell 804.518.0530 fax www.gatewayregion.com *Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

From: "Gary Tang" <gary.tang@wmgta.com> Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 13:40:14 -0400 To: 'Lehmkuhler, Mike'<MLehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org>; 'Renee WyattChapline'<rwyatt@gatewayregion.com> Subject: Project GCG- Confidentiality Agreement
Mike and Renee, As we move along on the project, GTA has provided substantial proprietary and confidential information for your evaluation. Attached please find a confidentiality agreement to cover both the information we provided so far and future information. Please kindly review and sign it back at your earliest convenience. Your attention on this matter is appreciated. Best regards, Gary Tang Chief Operations Officer Green Tech Automotive Notice of Privilege/Confidentiality: Privileged and Confidential information may be contained in this message. If you are not the addressee indicated in this message (or Responsible for delivery of the message to such person), you may not copy or deliver this message to anyone. In such case, you should destroy this message and kindly notify the sender by reply email. Please advise immediately if you or your employer does not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of this company shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.

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Langston, Jay Friday, October 23, 2009 10:08 AM Lehmkuhler, Mike RE: GCG Business Plan Questions

Beautiful!
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Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 4:56 PM To: Povar, Liz; McClintock, Robert; Langston, Jay; Goodwin, Katherine; Dahlquist, Roy; McNinch, Sandi Cc: Anderson, Jeffrey M.; Grossman, Paul; Giles, Jerry; Kroll, Brian Subject: FW: GCG Business Plan Questions
FYI. With input from Jerry & Brian.
From: Lehmkuhler, Mike

Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 4:53 PM To: 'gary.tang@wmgta.com' Subject: GCG Business Plan Questions
Gary: After a second review of the business plan, we still do not see a unique value proposition that explains how Greentech will reach forecasted sales that equal100% of planned capacity, both at start of production in 2012 and after major expansion occurs through 2015. No established OEM that we are aware of is able to sell every vehicle produced in a given year. In addition, the sales forecasts suggest a completely successful start-up, despite • • • • • • no brand recognition no demonstrated vehicle performance no safety and fuel economy certification from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration no emissions approval from EPA no established distribution network no demonstrated automotive industry experience within the executive management team.

Greentech's advantages of "high performance, low price and green image" are also generally accepted traits of hybrid vehicles currently manufactured, sold and serviced by established OEM's. Hybrids currently available in the 2010 model year include MSRP Toyota Prius Honda Insight Ford Fusion Honda Civic Toyota Camry Nissan Altima Ford Escape Toyota Highlander Saturn Vue $22,000 $19,800 $27,635 $23,800 $26,150 $26,650 $31,500 $31,700 $25,955 MPG 51 city/48 highway 40 city/48 highway 41 city/36 highway 40 city/45 highway 33 city/34 highway 35 city/33 highway 34 city/31 highway 27 city/25 highway 25 city/32 highway

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These hybrid vehicle prices are very comparable to Greentech's suggested price range for proposed Midsize and SUV models. The vehicles also already possess generally acceptable comfort, safety and drivability features. This includes the use of gasoline direct fuel injection, dual clutch technology, variable valve timing, electrical boosting technology and turbocharging. As of today, certification ol mpg and l miles driving range on a single battery charge for specific Greentech models (presumably subcompact an compact v sions} could be considered breakthrough developments vis-a-vis the current competition. In what vehicle(s) and where has this hybrid powertrain technology been successfully demonstrated and/or certified? How does the "super platform" technology differ from t11e cost competitive, shared global platform manufacturing strategy currently utilized by several market-leading OEM's? How will Greentech be cost competitive given that capital investment, job creation and acreage requirements of recent automotive assembly projects with comparable annual production capacity? to

With regard to financial backing, what capital contribution currently exists? What entities, including these, have contributed what amounts so far? When are strategic partnership agreements anexpected to be finalized?

What

do~f technology fees represent?

Who would these projected fees be payable to?

Please provide answers to each of the questions listed above so we can continue to move forward with you on this project. Regards, Mike

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Mike Lehmkuhler Leader, Transportation Team Business Development Virginia Economic Development Partnership P.O. Box798 Richmond, VA 23218-0798 Phone: (804) 545-5722 Mobile: (804) 305-3433 Fax: (804) 545-5701 <mailto:mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org>
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Goodwin, Katherine Friday, October 23, 2009 9:52 AM Lehmkuhler, Mike RE: GCG Business Plan Questions

Mike, This is a keeper. It's one of the most well-worded em ails I've seen. Good job!
From: Lehmkuhler, Mike

Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 4:56 PM To: Povar, Liz; McClintock, Robert; Langston, Jay; Goodwin, Katherine; Dahlquist, Roy; McNinch, Sandi Cc: Anderson, Jeffrey M.; Grossman, Paul; Giles, Jerry; Kroll, Brian Subject: FW: GCG Business Plan Questions
FYI. With input from Jerry & Brian.
From: Lehmkuhler, Mike

Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 4:53 PM To: 'gary.tang@wmgta.com' Subject: GCG Business Plan Questions
Gary: After a second review of the business plan, we still do not see a unique value proposition that explains how Greentech will reach forecasted sales that equal100% of planned capacity, both at start of production in 2012 and after major expansion occurs through 2015. No established OEM that we are aware of is able to sell every vehicle produced in a given year. In addition, the sales forecasts suggest a completely successful start-up, despite • • • • • • no brand recognition no demonstrated vehicle performance no safety and fuel economy certification from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration no emissions approval from EPA no established distribution network no demonstrated automotive industry experience within the executive management team.

Greentech's advantages of "high performance, low price and green image" are also generally accepted traits of hybrid vehicles currently manufactured, sold and serviced by established OEM's. Hybrids currently available in the 2010 model year include MSRP Toyota Prius Honda Insight Ford Fusion Honda Civic Toyota Camry Nissan Altima Ford Escape Toyota Highlander Saturn Vue $22,000 $19,800 $27,635 $23,800 $26,150 $26,650 $31,500 $31,700 $25,955 MPG 51 city/48 highway 40 city/48 highway 41 city/36 highway 40 city/45 highway 33 city/34 highway 35 city/33 highway 34 city/31 highway 27 city/25 highway 25 city/32 highway
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These hybrid vehicle prices are very comparable to Greentech's suggested price range for proposed Midsize and SUV models. The vehicles also already possess generally acceptable comfort, safety and drivability features. This includes the use of gasoline direct fuel injection, dual clutch technology, variable valve timing, electrical boosting technology and turbocharging. driving range on a single battery charge for specific Greentech models As of today, certification of- mpg and (presumably subcompact and compact versions) could be considered breakthrough developments vis-a-vis the current competition. In what vehicle(s) and where has this hybrid powertrain technology been successfully demonstrated and/or certified? How does the "super platform· technology differ from the cost competitive, shared global platform manufacturing strategy currently utilized by several market-leading OEM's? How will Greentech be cost competitive given that capital investment, job creation and acreage requirements ar. of recent automotive assembly projects with comparable annual production capacity? /o to

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With regard to financial backing, what capital contribution currently exists? What entities, including these, have contributed what amounts so far? When are strategic partnership agreements wit to be finalized?

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Finally, we believe that the use of a multiplier effect of for direct and indirect job creation is overstated. Independent economic analysis already exists in several states and by several economists that shows automotive assembly operations in North America result in a range of 4.6 to 8.1 indirect jobs for every employee directly engaged in vehicle production (Virginia's experience has historically been between 4.6 and 5.0). For EB-5 purposes, Greentech em plant employees by 2012 equates to total direct and bs. Under the "Bear Scenario", ~ompany plans to raise indirect creation of somewhere between illion through EB-5 investors at the per nvestor threshold. That would requireinvestors and • sitate the creation of irect and indirect jobs by 2012. We request y~~ ur hel in better understanding the company's unique value proposition for a successful start-up of operations in especially in light of Greentech's recent announcement to establish a $1 billion and 1,500 employee assem y p ant operation in Mississippi. How do you plan to successfully start-up two major automotive assembly operations at the same time? Please provide answers to each of the questions listed above so we can continue to move forward with you on this project. Regards, Mike

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Thanks. Can we get together late Monday afternoon to discuss the business plan? -----Original Appointment ----From: Giles, Jerry Sent: Friday, October 16, 2009 4: 53 PM To: Lehmkuhler, Mike Subject: Declined: GCG Meeting When: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 2:30PM-3:30PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada). Where: TBD

ng in at 2:00 PM and I doubt it will be just a 30 minute deal. If your join you when l can.
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Thanks Gary. Travelling today but will be in touch soon regarding next steps. Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433
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Great news. I look forward to working with you to make this happen for Virginia. We will need to dicuss next steps. Thank you. Renee Wyatt-Chapline Executive Director Virginia's Gateway Region 256 East Ellerslie Avenue, Suite D Colonial Heights, VA 23834 800.386.8925 toll free 804.732.8971 office 804.720.2352 cell 804.518.0530 fax vrww .gatewayregion.com *Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
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Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 12:50:50 -0400 To: 'Lehmkuhler, Mike'<MLeh.mkuhler@yesvirginia.org>; 'Renee WyattChapline'<lwyatt@g?tewayregion.com> Subject: Waverly Site
Mike and Renee, Thank you much for your accommoda~ur visit. After careful calibration with our engineers and management e in ~ty is our #1 site preference for GCG project in Virginia. team, we decided thaWe look forward to continuing our work with all of you on the project.

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To: 'Harned, Alleyn' ; Anderson, Jeffrey M.; Povar, Liz; Richardson, Rick; McClintock, Robert; Dahlquist, Roy; Grossman, Paul; Langston, Jay; Goodwin, Katherine; McNinch, Sandi; Miller, Christie Sent: Tue Oct 06 13:45:50 2009 Subject: GCG News Coverage Attached is a compilation of today's articles as well as articles from two weeks ago when the former chairman of this company announced his own project in Alabama.

Should be an interesting two days of Virginia site visits (tomorrow and Thursday). All regional and local allies involved have been notified of today's announcement. Mike Lehmkuhler Leader, Transportation Team Business Development Virginia Economic Development Partnership P.O. Box 798 Richmond, VA 23218-0798 Phone: (804) 545-5722 Mobile: (804) 305-3433 Fax: (804) 545-5701 <mailto:mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org>
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Green Tech Automotive to open $1B Tunica, Miss., plant
Memphis Business Journal

Tunica County will become home to a new hybrid automobile development and manufacturing facility that will initially employ 1,500 with a $1 billion investment. Charles Wang, CEO of a new Mississippi company called GreenTech Automotive Inc., said the company will begin operations on 1,500 acres at Tunica County's Metro industrial megasite, with an option to purchase more land as needed. The plant will produce 150,000 vehicles annually in phase one. The company's Web site targets production to begin in the "next few years." No retail cost estimates were given for the vehicles. "We are excited to be bringing the latest in automotive innovation to Americans, made by Americans, and we look forward to the vety significant impact that our project will have on the local and regional economic landscape," Wang said in a statement. The company plans to produce a full line of sub-compact cars, compact cars, midsize cars, full size cars, and SUVs in different models. According to Wang, GreenTech's proprietary technology will enable the company to mass produce hybrid vehicles that meet the lower emissions and fuel consumption standards the Obama administration has set for 2016. Core technologies that will be used in the manufacturing process have been developed in Europe, according to the company. Wang said a German corporation will design the engineering of the automobiles, while the hybrid engine will be designed by another German independent engine research and design company. More specific details on investment partners were not released, nor is much information about those partners included in material on the company's Web site. GreenTech Automotive Parts & Supply division will be located in the auto parts park near the assembly plant and Wang said other third-party part assembly shops will be established on-site. Existing thirdparty suppliers in the surrounding area will provide the remaining parts. Some parts will be imported.

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By Ron Maxey Originally published 10:57 a.m., October6, 2009 Updated 10:57 a.m., October 6, 2009

TUNICA, Miss.-- A manufacturer of hybrid automobiles unveiled plans today for a 1,500-acre operation in Tunica County that would cost an estimated $1 billion in its initial phase and provide about 1,500 jobs. Green Tech Automotive Inc., a Mississippi-based company headed by Chinese businessman Charles Wang, proposes building 150,000 vehicles annually in the project's first phase, according to a release issued this morning. The release said the vehicles produced would meet the lower emissions and fuel consumption standards set by President Obama for 2016. "This is an exciting opportunity for Tunica County," said Lyn Arnold, president/CEO of the Tunica County Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Foundation. "It speaks to the work we have put into making sure our local economy is robust and diversified. This project has the potential to positively affect the economy of not just the county, but also the entire region." The proposed facility would be built in Tunica County's Metro-Megasite, with an option to purchase additional land as needed. Experts have been skeptical of the project, details of which emerged from settlement of a lawsuit between Wang and a partner who is now pursuing a separate venture of his own, because of the large numbers that have been tossed about. Funding for the project comes from investments through the Gulf Coast Automotive Fund and other "strategic investments," according to the release. Mississippi is also horne to a Nissan manufacturing facility in Canton, near Jackson, and a Toyota facility under construction near Tupelo.

Startup company unveils car prototypes in Miss.
Associated Press- October 6, 2009 12:44 PM ET
TUNICA, Miss. (AP) - A startup car company has unveiled four prototype vehicles it says it wants to build at a multibillion dollar car plant in northwestern Mississippi. The company, GreenTech Automotive, also was scheduled to break ground Tuesday for a manufacturing plant in Tunica County, south of Memphis, Tenn. Xiaolin (zhee-OW-Iihn) "Charles" Wang, owner of GreenTech Automotive, says the plant hopes to eventually employ 4,500 people and produce up to 250,000 fuel-efficient cars a year. State officials have not said what kinds of incentives the company would get. Company officials have said they hope to fund the project through foreign investments, but won't say how much money they have raised.

Hybrid Plant Coming To "Sweet Home Alabama"
By Jamie Burch Published: September 24 2009 - 2:09 pm Last Updated: September 24 2009 - 7:11 pm

A new auto manufacturer, headed by a former Chinese auto executive, wants to build its first assembly plant in Bay Minette. Governor Bob Riley made the announcement Thursday afternoon at the State Capitol during a news conference streamed live on wkrg.com. Confirming a story News 5 broke on Tuesday, Riley said HK Motors plans to build 300,000 hybrid cars a year. He also said the new plant would create 5,000 hi-tech, green, high paying jobs.

C.T. Wang, President and CEO of HK Motors, said they chose "Sweet Home Alabama" because the state has a strong work force, with a strong work ethic and good skills. HK Motors' cars will run on a unique hybrid engine powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), electricity, and gasoline. Production is expected to begin in 2013. Riley says the hybrid cars produced at the Bay Minette plant will help reduce our dependence on foreign oils, protect the environment and help create a new "green" economy in Alabama. "It didn't take long for Alabama to become a leader in the automotive industry. Now as America and the world begin making a historic transition to a green economy, we look to make Alabama a leader in the production of next-generation, clean-tech automobiles," said Governor Riley. "Our Alabama team, in cooperation with local officials in Baldwin County, has been working with HK Motors for several months on this project. We will continue to work with them as the company puts the financing in place to move forward."

China tycoon resurfaces in US with green car plan

By JEREMIAH MARQUEZ (AP)- 1 day ago HONG KONG- Yang Rang was once celebrated as a pioneering automobile entrepreneur who founded the first Chinese company to be listed on Wall Street. Then, seven years ago, he fled to the U.S. fearing arrest for alleged economic crimes. Now, Yang is plotting a comeback as a hybrid car maker in the U.S. - a venture requiring billions of dollars that could face daunting odds amid a weak economy and against competitors such as Toyota and Honda that have already invested millions in "green" technology. His Los Angeles-based start-up, Hybrid Kinetic Motors, plans to offer a full-range of hybrid vehicles that run on natural gas, gasoline and electricity, with production to start by 2013. Yang recently unveiled plans to build a massive plant in the southern U.S. state of Alabama that he says will churn out as many as 1 million vehicles annually by 2018. To fund his bold ambitions, he announced earlier this week an equally lofty goal of raising nearly $7.9 billion from private investors. With the U.S. economy in the doldrums and the hybrid car market ever-more competitive, Yang's scheme strikes some as unrealistic. "Hybrid Kinetic ... is talking about setting up a full-fledged, full-line auto company at the bottom of the second-worst recession in U.S. economic history," said Jolm O'Dell, senior editor for car adviser Edmunds' GreenCarAdvisor.com. "It doesn't sound very promising to me." A Hybrid Kinetic official acknowledged the monumental challenges facing the young company. "What we are proposing is indeed very huge and very unconventional," Vincent Wang, a Yang associate, told Automotive News in August. "But we view this as the best opportunity to get into the U.S. industry." Yang, 52, who now goes by Benjamin Yeung, may still be wanted by Chinese authorities who accused him of committing unspecified economic crimes. Yang has always maintained his im1ocence and said that jealous officials forced him out of the automaker he founded, Brilliance China Automotive Ltd. Under Yang, Brilliance China grew into the country's largest minibus maker. With government backing, it became the first Chinese company to list on the New York Stock Exchange, in 1992. In 2001, Forbes ranked Yang as China's third-richest tycoon, with an estimated wealth of $840 million. One year later, Yang and his government backers fell into a dispute over who owned Brilliance China, and the government in Liaoning province, where the company was based, seized control. The company said a warrant was issued for Yang's arrest, though formal charges were never filed. Fearing detention, Yang fled to the U.S. in May 2002. He became a U.S. citizen five years ago and is now living in Los Angeles with his family. Yang has been in touch with Chinese government officials about a homecoming, possibly within a year or two, and "hopes to return as an innocent person," according a Yang attorney in Beijing, Wang Hai. He said it's

his understanding Yang was cleared of the accusations four years ago following a probe whose results were never announced. However, Yang's lawyer in the U.S. said he was unaware of any change to Yang's case and that the government has continued in recent years to accuse Yang of economic crimes. Yang's lawyers did not make him available for a phone interview, and his company has no Web site or listed phone number. To get investors to fork over the needed billions, Yang is targeting wealthy mainland Chinese with an unusual enticement: the chance to live in the U.S. He wants to capitalize on a pilot visa program that gives foreigners who make large investments in the U.S. the opportunity to obtain permanent residency. The minimum amount if invested in regions with high unemployment or cet1ain rural areas such as southern Alabama, where Yang wants to build his plant, is $500,000. That's also the venture's minimum investment. Yang is hoping to raise $7.9 billion tlu·ough a private share placement, according to a statement his main investment company, Far East Golden Resources Group Ltd., issued to Hong Kong's stock exchange earlier this week. The money would cover the project's early expenses, including the Alabama plant, expected to cost at least $4.3 billion, and nearly $460 million to design and develop the cars. His desire to keep the pilot visa program in place, as well as receive millions in federal and state government loans and funding for the venture, might help explain Yang's comting of powerful U.S. politicians. Hybrid Kinetic spent $120,000 last year lobbying in Washington. The company also paid former president Bill Clinton for a speech that he gave in Hong Kong last year entitled "Embracing Our Common Humanity," according to financial disclosure documents. Wang of Hybrid Kinetic suggested the response from investors has been enthusiastic so far, with at least 2,000 people ready to buy into the project. "A lot of people in China want to move some of their money out of China," Wang said.

AP Writer Min Lee in Hong Kong contributed to this report.
Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Hybrid Kinetic player feels confident Congress will renew program critical to plant
By Sean Reilly

September 30, 2009, 8:30AM

(Press-Register/John David Mercer)The artist rendering of the proposed site of the new Hybrid Kinetic Motors Corp. plant unveiled at the reception for the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance at the Beach Club in Gulf Shores, Ala. A state official feels confident that Congress will renew an investor Visa program critical to t he plant's development. WASHINGTON --A key player in a proposed Baldwin County auto project voiced confidence Tuesday that Congress will keep a crucial visa program in place for at least three years. "I would see this as an incentive to investors," said James DeBates, chief executive of the Alabama Center for Foreign Investment, LLC. "They know that the program's not going to expire. " Together with executives at Hong Kong-based Hybrid Kinetic Motors, DeBates wants to make use of the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program -- which offers a path to U.S. citizenship to foreigners who pump money into businesses in this country -- to help finance the proposed hybrid car-making plant north of Bay Minette. Although the investor program is set to expire at midnight tonight, Congress is expected to pass a one-month extension this week as part of a broader stop-gap budget bill. Long term, the program's fate rests with a House/Senate conference committee that is supposed to iron out differences in the t wo chambers' versions of a homeland securit y spending bill. The Senate version would make the program permanent, according to a spokesman for Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. The House measure does not include an extension of any kind. But DeBates, citing a Capitol Hill contact whom he declined to name, said t hat House negotiators are wi lli ng to let the program continue for another three yea rs. A spokesman for Rep. David Price, a North Carolina Democrat who chairs the House homeland security spending panel, declined to comment Tuesday .

Alabama Rolls the Hybrid Kinetic Dice
By Edward Niedermeyer September 25, 2009

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Hybrid Kinetic (HK) Motors and its chairman, former Brilliance chairman Yung Yeung, have announced plans to build a massive car plant in Baldwin County, Alabama in order to begin production of its fuel efficient vehicles by 2013. The $1.5b plant will produce 300,000 units per year and employ 5,000 Alabamans when it comes online with eventual production planned at one million units per year, according to a release from the Alabama governor's office. A "full report" from Alabama Live states: All the HK Motors vehicles will feature a 1.5-liter engine, but despite the engine's size, the hybrid power sources will allow it to generate up to 400 horsepower, according to C.T. Wang, chief executive of HK Motors. They will get at least 45 miles per gallon, Wang said, and the plug-in vehicle planned by the carmaker can go 600 miles on a single charge. OK, is this starting to sound a bit strange? It probably should. The exact same scenario is playing out in Mississippi, where another former Brilliance boss is also building a huge, mysterious auto factory in the face of massive auto production overcapacity. Guess what else the factories have in common? [Fundraising] will rely heavily on the U.S. government's EB-5 program, which trades U.S. visas for $1 million invested in the U.S., or $500,000 in rural and high-unemployment areas.

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Big news. Really big news. Last week's announcement about an unconventional hybrid-car plant planned for Baldwin County was different. Puzzling news. Really puzzling news. Just about everything about the Hybrid Kinetic Motors project raises questions, and state officials admit they don't know if the plans will ever come to pass. They hope, of course, that the plant becomes a reality. Just the first phase of the HK project calls for 6,500 jobs - more jobs than any of the state's established auto-assembly plants. The promise of adding a maker of "green" cars also is appealing. "It didn't take long for Alabama to become a leader in the automotive industry," Gov. Bob Riley said in an announcement. "Now as America and the world begin making a historic transition to a green economy, we look to make Alabama a leader in the production of next-generation, clean-tech automobiles." But the questions are hard to ignore. First, there's the man behind the project- Benjamin Yeung, a Chinese auto industry pioneer who racked up a fortune once estimated at $840 million. Automotive News reported that he left the fortune behind after being charged with "economic crimes" and fleeing to the United States. Yeung has said he didn't do anything wrong. Instead, he says he became a target of provincial officials unhappy with where he located an auto plant. The former CEO of Brilliance Chinese Automotive Holdings ended up in California and developed plans for unorthodox green vehicles. Most recently he popped up in Mississippi, where he first planned to build his hybrid plant. A dispute with a key member of his team produced a federal lawsuit. The two sides went their separate ways after a settlement, and the Mississippi group appears to be pursuing its own rival project. To get his plant built, Yeung will have to find financing- and lots of it. He won't be turning to banks, though. Instead, he plans to raise some of the cash through the so-called "greenbacks for green cards" program. The government's EB-5 program rewards with visas foreign investors who finance projects that create American jobs. Needless to say, it's hardly the conventional way to partly finance a big project. But there's not much that's conventional about the plan - and that includes the cars. HK Motors' Web site promises vehicles with a "multi-fuels electric drive hybrid propulsion system." In other words, it's an engine unlike any other. Sounds fantastic, huh? Still, Yeung's supporters say he shouldn't be underestimated, given his track record in establishing Brilliance China as a force in automaking. The company says it already has prominent partners lined up on the project, including an Italian design firm and a German engineering firm. The aim of the Alabama project is to transform the auto industry. Well, that would certainly register on the Richter scale. Jerry Underwood is business editor of The News. His e-mail: junderwood@ bhamnews.com

Hybrid Kinetic plans public forum
Investors show interest

By Graham Heath (Created: Thursday, October 1, 2009 2:05 PM COT)

BAY MINETTE, Ala.- Hybrid Kinetic Motors officials will make a detail presentation Oct. 6 before the Baldwin County Commission for a state-of-the-art auto manufacturing plant in North Baldwin, which may employ more than 5,000 people.

Officials also said Far East investors are clamoring to participate financially in the project.

Baldwin County Commissioner Frank Burt said Monday he hopes the presentation will dispel rumors about the proposed facility and offer the public a chance for a question-and-answer session.

The meeting begins at 8:30a.m. at the County Administration Building in Bay Minette.

HK plans to begin initial production of a slate of vehicle styles- all powered by gas, compressed natural gas and electricity- at a plant south of Interstate 65 and east of State Highway 287. Production may begin by 2012 and employ about 5,000 people.

Burt said the site was identified in the last two years during a nationwide CSX Railroad survey of potential mega sites for industry with track, highway and utility components suitable for mass shipping. Environmental considerations also were a factor.

HK officials have completed data gathering and are ready to seek federal certification for the 3,000-acre site.

A major consideration is generating an initial $1.52 billion investment through the EB-5 Visa program, which allows foreign investors to receive a conditional Green Card if they invest $500,000 in a project which creates at least 10 full-time direct and indirect U.S. jobs.

Burt said Chinese lawyers are pre-clearing thousands of Asians who are interested in investing in a secure political environment.

"We were looking for something and they were looking for something," Burt said. "This is the most exciting year of my 21 years on the Commission. The project won't impact wetlands, and won't displace anybody. There is all the potential for the good and none of the hindrances."

Burt said a railroad and power lines are in place as well as roadways 31,287, 65. A port is less than 40 miles away.

Jason Padgett, general manager of North Baldwin Utilities, said a master plan was earlier established to accommodate North Baldwin growth and that water, sewage and natural established to accommodate North Baldwin growth and that water, sewage and natural gas service can be in place "before the first construction shovel is filled" at the facility.

"We are sitting ready," Padgett said. "We can easily modify our plan. We are ecstatic for the community and NBU. We are so excited that we are moving forward with natural gas because it is cleaner and more economical.

"Now, there is one natural gas vehicle on the market- the Honda Civic. But with those vehicles here, the infrastructure for fueling will come with the car. People can fuel at their own homes if they want; and we will stop having to import so much oil.

"There are huge reserves of natural gas in the U.S."

Burt was drawn into talks with Hybrid Kinetic Motors as Commission chairman last year and as a current member of the Baldwin County Industrial and Civic Division. He said Robert Ingram, director of the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance, was instrumental in initiating and facilitating negotiations for the project

An international consultant heard rumors of the CSX-identified site more than a year ago and made initial contact with Ingram, Burt said.

Ingram said Tuesday he was not sure how long it will take to raise the initial investment for the facility which will have solar panels on all roofs and be surrounded by windmills to conserve energy.

"The plan is to make this the greenest facility in the world," Ingram said, noting that plans are in the conceptual stage.

"This project is completely backwards," he said. "Usually all incentives are negotiated on the front end and agreed on before an announcement.

"But EB-5 is like a stock offer and is public information. That is why the announcement was made beforehand. It was better to make an announcement on the front end here instead of having information flow from Asia."

Copyright© 2009 BaldwinCountyNOW.com

Plans for hybrid auto plant in Alabama to be announced by governor
By Michael Tomberlin -- The Birmingham News

September 24, 2009, 6:10AM Gov. Bob Riley is expected to announce today that organizers of a new hybrid car plant has selected a site in Baldwin County for the project. Leaders of Hybrid Kinetic Motors and some potential suppliers to the plant will join Riley in Montgomery this afternoon to announce the project, a source with knowledge of the situation told The Birmingham News. The company is being led by executives with experience in the Chinese and U.S. automotive industries. A federal lawsuit in Mississippi involving partners in the project said the company was looking to invest $6.5 billion and create 25,000 jobs to produce 1 million vehicles a year. Today's announcement is expected to focus on more modest numbers associated with the first phase of the operation. Riley's overseas economic development trips to Germany and Asia this year are said to have involved the project, and a well-known German company created the technology used in the engines for the
new cars, the source said.

A main organizer of Hybrid Kinetic is Yung (Benjamin) Yeung, also known as Rong Yang. Yeung, who fled China after being accused of economic crimes and is now living in California, held the title of chairman of Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd. He was ranked by Forbes magazine in 2001 as China's third richest man, with an estimated wealth of $840 million, though he reportedly left that wealth behind when he fled the country. The Automotive News trade journal reported in 2002 that Chinese authorities wanted him for "suspected involvement in economic crimes" not related to the company's operations. Brilliance China counts German auto maker BMW as partner in its domestic operations. But Hybrid Kinetic prototypes shown to Mississippi officials were described in a newspaper report as Volkswagen's with the new hybrid engines. Yeung's name does appear as a member and investor in Hybrid Kinetic Motors LLC, which was

incorporated in Montgomery in April. The papers list the company's business as manufacturing "motor vehicles/related parts." Hai Wang is the founding member, according to incorporation records that also indicate Yeung was among nine persons whose names were to be removed from the documents. In May, Hybrid Kinetic Motors Investment LLC and Hybrid Kinetic Motors Corp. were formed in Delaware with a principal address listed in Pasadena, Calif., where Yeung is known to live. The company was formed for "pursuing investments and development in the automotive industry," the filing shows. The Hybrid Kinetic project had been announced for Tunica, Miss., though a lawsuit settlement in July between the company's partners led to the creation of Green Tech Automotive by Yeung's former partner. Green Tech is apparently still pursuing plans for a project with the same figures being touted by Hybrid Kinetic. Documents in that lawsuit indicated Hybrid Kinetic plans for production to start in 2011 with a ramp up to full capacity in 2015. The suit said plans called for the plant to produce a family of vehicles with four different models. Today's announcement comes before the project has its financing in place. The project aims to get its funding from the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program, known as the EB-5 Visa Program. Through the program, the U.S. government awards a limited number of visas to foreign investors whose financing helps create American jobs. Under the pilot program, the families of those who invest $1 million (or $500,000 in rural or economically distressed areas) have an opportunity to be considered for one of 10,000 visas, or permanent-resident green cards, awarded annually. Because the EB-5 application process requires the site and details of the project to be revealed, Riley and economic development officials find themselves making an announcement without the certainty of the project's financing or completion. As such, there is no project agreement in place with Hybrid Kinetic and no incentives have been pledged to the auto plant. However, should funding come through and the project moves ahead, it would qualify for incentives based on the number of jobs and the amount of investment. The company has selected a 3,000-acre site in Bay Minette recently secured by the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance. That same site was briefly considered for the Volkswagen plant that ended up in Chattanooga.

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No problem. Did you make the train OK?
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Mike, Let me know if you have any questions or need anything else. Katherine Katherine E. Goodwin Research Manager Virginia Economic Development Partnership KGoodwin@yesvirginia.org 804.545.5794 Office 804.201.7958 Cell

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Emporia-Greensville. Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433

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Where?

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Yes. Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433

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That's what I thought, but needed to ask. Were potential CSX sites considered?

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No. If you could serve it you would already know about it. Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433

From: Smitley, Russell To: Lehmkuhler, Mike Sent: Thu Oct 08 11:48:14 2009 Subject: FW: GreenTech Automotive Inc. - New OEM Assembly Plant Project With Supplier Park Are you working with these guys on something in VA that I could or should be involved in? It would be great to be able to support VA and you in a positive and proactive manner if given the opportunity. Please let me know. Thanks.
Russ

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Gets, excerpts from an ally report. John M. Milton, Jr. Director Technical Programs CSX Transportation 904.359.1617 (office) 904.477.3020 (cell) John_Milton@csx.com

MEMO TO FILE:

The other shoe drops. Xiaolin "Charles" Wang is part of the original Hybrid Kinetic Automotive Holdings group. He formed his own company, Green Tech Automotive following the falling out with Rong Yeung. Each company now says they will go forward with a project on its own. One would think there is not room for 2 MM hybrid vehicles per year in North America beginning in 2015. Today Green Tech plans to unveil four prototype vehicles that will be buill at an assembly plant to be located at Tunica County MS (see story below). I don't know that the site is yet fixed as they continue to look at a large site in VA also. Green Tech says that HKAH cannot possibly be successful. But that comes as no surprise.

Car company to unveil prototypes in Tunica
Published: Monday, October 5, 2009 10:30 PM CDT

TUNICA - A startup car company is expected to unveil four prototype vehicles Tuesday that will be built at a plant the company plans to build in Tunica County. Green Tech Automotive is hoping to break ground this year on a $6.5 billion plant in Tunica County. It has been reported that the company plans to manufacture 1 million cars a year.
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GreenTech was formerly known as Hybrid Kinetic Automotive Corp., but its named changed after the owner, Xiaolin "Charles" Wang, split with his Chinese partner in a lawsuit. Company officials say the cars will be energy efficient, but released no further details ahead of today's event. John Osborne of Hernando, who serves on the Mississippi Chamber of Commerce and is vice president of operations and general manager at Hollywood Casino in Tunica, said GreenTech's plans will pay dividends in the greater Mississippi Delta and Northwest Mississippi region for years to come. "The prospect of new construction in Tunica County is something that will create thousands of new jobs both in the construction and automotive sectors and it's an incredible opportunity for Tunica and Northwest Mississippi," he said.

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1200 acres, not 200 acres, @full build-out.

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Sent: Thu Oct 08 13:29:23 2009 Subject: Auto Wages for GCG Mike, Let me know if you have any questions or need anything else. Katherine Katherine E. Goodwin Research Manager Virginia Economic Development Partnership KGoodwin@yesvirginia.org 804.545.5794 Office 804.201.7958 Cell

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Mike: Sussex Co Site.... Jeff

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JeffS. See the attached. I sent 6 copies to print but it shows an error. Sometimes when the file is large it shows error but eventually prints anyway. So I hope they are finished in the morning. I did not calculate the timber area because they would only clear the footprint of the facility not the entire acreage. Anyway let me know if you have any questions. Jeff C

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Mike, I think I missed this message when I was in transit. Please feel free to see the layout on our wntsite under news link. Gary Sent via BlackBerry from T -Mobile

From: "Lelmlk:uhler, Mike" <MLehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org> Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 15:48:06 -0400 To: <gary.tang@wmgta.com> Subject: Additional Atticle
Gary: This article shows a plant layout at the end. Will you be sharing that information tomorrow as well? Regards, Mike

After a Bitter Feud, Hybrid Car Startup GreenTech Plans $6.56 Plant By Josie Garthwaite Posted October 6th, 2009 at ll :24 am in Automotive, Startups In the latest chapter of a bitter rivalry between two hybrid auto entrepreneurs, startup GreenTech Automotive has just unveiled plans to make an initial investment of $1 billion and statt producing 150,000 vehicles annually at a new hybrid development and manufacturing facility in Tunica County, Miss., within the "next few years," the Memphis Business Journal reports. You might know the company by another name: Hybrid Kinetic Automotive, a moniker that owner Charles Wang and former partner Benjamin Yeung fought over (among other issues) in federal court this summer before reaching a settlement in July. Now the two men have split, forming two competing hybrid car startups, and at least one plant could rise from the rubble.

As the Press-Register noted this morning, Yeung's Hybrid Kinetic (he kept the company name after the split) also plans to build a hybrid vehicle factory (near Alabama's Bay Minette), and both companies are aiming to eventually produce I million cars per year. But like most startups aiming to manufacture vehicles, Hybrid Kinetic and GreenTech face plenty of hurdles, including raising financing, moving into production, and developing technology, all of which plagued Tesla in its early years. Hybrid Kinetic is looking to raise some $1.5 billion in financing, and GreenTech's Tunica plant is expected to be a $6.5 billion project, according to an attorney for the company who spoke with the Associated Press this week. When it comes to financing, Yeung and Wang eyed a different route before their split than Tesla or competitor Fisker Automotive, which have scored awards of more than $465 million each in low-interest loans from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program. By contrast, Yeung and Wang were planning to raise funds through a separate govermnent program, known as EB-5, which gives foreign investors a way to earn a visa by investing in U.S. companies, as the AP reports. According to the Press-Register, GreenTech and Hybrid Kinetic both still plan to utilize "a government program that grants U.S. permanent resident status to foreign investors who invest at least $500,000 in businesses that create at least I 0 jobs." Green Tech said in an announcement today that funding for the project is coming through the Gulf Coast Automotive Fund and "strategic investments." Whatever channels GreenTech ends up pursuing for those funds, the target amount is very ambitious, especially for a startup burdened by legal controversy. For comparison, the U.S. government is providing $1.6 billion in loans for Nissan to retool its Smyrna, Tenn., factory to build electric cars and batteries and a whopping $5.9 billion to help to help Ford retool factories in Kentucky and Michigan. The Memphis Business Journal says that GreenTech plans to churn out a full line of vehicles ranging from subcompacts up to SUV s using engineering and a hybrid engine designed in Ge1many, with pmis coming from both local and foreign suppliers. The initial phase is set to take place on 1,500 acres and create about 1,500 jobs. Whether that will evolve into a multibillion-dollar facility with capacity to produce a million cars per year, we'll have to wait and see.

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Mike, we finally settled in and thank you for the arrangement. See you both tomOlTOW at 7:30am. Gary Sent via BlackBerry from T -Mobile

From: "Lehrnkuhler, Mike" <MLelm1kuhler@yesvirginia.org> Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 17:06:46 -0400 To: <gary.tang@wmgta.com> Subject: RE: Jefferson Hotel Reservations
Gary: Your room reservations held by the hotel will require credit card at check-in. Confirmation Number: 2089732 Guest Name: Gary Tang Confirmation Number: 2089731 Guest Name: Yuntong Xu Arrival Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2009 Departure Date: Friday, October 9, 2009 Accommodations: Deluxe King Room Rate: $205.00 Room Tax: 13% Check-in Time: 3:00pm Check-out Time: 12:00pm
Jefferson Hotel 101 West Franklin Street Richmond, VA 23220 800.424.8014 www.jeffersonhotel.com

We will cover all other expenses beginning with breakfast tomorrow morning. John Loftus, our sites & buildings expert, will be coming with us the next two days. He and I will see you and Mr. Xu at 7:30 am. Regards, Mike

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From: Bell, Christine Sent: Monday, September 28, 2009 3:53PM To: Lehmkuhler, Mike Subject: The Jefferson Reservations

Mike, Please find attached the hotel reservations for Mr. Xu and for Mr. Tang. Please let me know if you have any questions or if something should change. Thanks, Christine

Christine B. Bell Business Development Virginia Economic Development Partnership 901 East Byrd Street Richmond, VA 23219 804-545-5720 (direct) 804-545-5701 (fax) www.YesVirginia.org cbeii@YesVirginia.org

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Gottschalk, Patrick <Patrick.Gottschalk@governor.virginia.gov> Tuesday, October 06, 2009 9:20 PM Lehmkuhler, Mike Anderson, Jeffrey M.; Povar, Liz; McClintock, Robert; Ellett, Kim; McNinch, Sandi; Grossman, Paul; Dahlquist, Roy Re: Greentech Automotive

Thanks, Mike. Good update. -----Original Message----From: Lehmkuhler, Mike <MLehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org> To: Gottschalk, Patrick CC: Anderson, Jeffrey M. <JAnderson@yesvirginia.org>; Povar, Liz <LPovar@yesvirginia.org>; McClintock, Robert <RMcClintock@yesvirginia.org>; Ellett, Kim <KEllett@yesvirginia.org>; McNinch, Sandi <smcninch@yesvirginia.org>; Grossman, Paul <PGrossman@yesvirginia.org>; Dahlquist, Roy <RDahlquist@yesvirginia.org> Sent: Tue Oct 06 19:55:42 2009 Subject: RE: Greentech Automotive As Jeff said, McAuliffe!Wang's group has no demonstrated ability to run an automotive company.

Neither group arrangements seem seconda1y at this point.

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EB5 is clearly the immediate focus for these groups because

In my opinion, the Mississippi mmouncement today was prompted by the need to quickly establish an alternative for Chinese investors who are growing tired of waiting for Wang to get the EB5 process started in eamest somewhere. After telling them about Mississippi for so long, Wang has told prospective investors that Virginia will now be their primary focus. He needs to have a Virginia EB5 regional center up and running asap to acconunodate those still willing to wait a little longer for the "best" opportunity.

Their immediate focus in Virginia is to pick a site so they can then put pressure on us to make a decision regarding EB5.

Gary Tang, COO, made the following comment this evening on his way from MS to VA-

Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, my goal for this trip is for site visits. We will talk about MS in a different occasion when our VA operations m·e on more solid ground. MS is moving fast, so we need get VA RC up running quickly. (RC ~ EB5 regional center)

Tang and Mr. Xu ("shoe"), director of plant construction, are scheduled to visit mega sites in Danville and Martinsville tomorrow. The Waverly mega site will be visited Thursday morning (see attached agenda).
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Shanghai and India.

I have fully briefed the allies involved. Neal Noyes is also fully in the loop.

In our opinion, the GCG project is not the best reason to support use of an EB 5 center as an economic development tool. ofEB5 funding for the project will create enough jobs to satisfY the In addition, it is doubtful that the company's projected job creation requirement for foreign investors to obtain green cards (potentially as much as at $500,000 minimum investment level). With regard to EB5, we've already told Wang & company that

our due diligence regarding EB5 will not be completed by the end of October (as requested by Wang) there will be no consideration of a statewide regional center we are not interested in the possibility of outsourcing the EB5 regional center administrative function to Wang

The biggest concern we have at the moment is the possibility that their access to the investors' money is more important than the viability of the project.

A failed EB5-funded project could be disastrous for Virginia's international image, especially if the management team is somehow able to individually profit from it in spite of a bad outcome for investors.

Immediate next steps are as follows:

-Sandi McNinch, Roy Dahlquist and the Research Division will continue to evaluate the appropriateness ofEB5 as a tool for

soliciting international investment

·Mike and John Loftus will take the company reps on the three site visits and learn more about operational plans

Discussions about EB5 will be necessary with the locality once the company makes a final site selection.

From: Anderson, Jeffrey M. Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 5:44PM To: Gottschalk, Patrick; Lehmkuhler, Mike Cc: Povar, Liz; McClintock, Robert; Ellett, Kim Subject: RE: Greentech Automotiv
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Mike has spoken with company reps today about the announcement in MS today, he can provide an update on the status of the visit this week and next steps.

Pat the MS Governors' office didn't comment I believe because there is nothing but a vision at this point -limited, if any, capital has been raised through the EB- 5 and the team for running the facility has not been fully identified and has no credentials in the automotive world.

Alabama on the other hand did have Governor Riley at an am10uncement for HK Motors in late September. The Chinese leader of this venture Yang Rang, who now goes by Benjamin Yeung, started Brillance Automotive in China and took the company public. He later fled China after facing charges for economic crimes, which he denies. He was originally a pm1ner ofMr Wang ofGreentech the two settled their lawsuit against each other a couple months ago and are now announcing these separate ventures.

l'lllet Mike comment fu11her but the funding for both ventures is the EB- 5 mechanism. Why Riley did pm1icipate and Barbour did not is in my view, with limited knowledge, one has a name in the industly and the other does not.

Mike please provide Pat with an update on conversations today and next steps. Also would be good to send him some selected press

coverage of the two announcements.

Thanks Jeff

From: Gottschalk, Patrick [mailto:Pati·ick.Gottschalk@governor.virginia.gov] Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 5:02PM To: Anderson, Jeffrey M. Subject: Greentech Automotive

Jeff: in light of the announcements today in Mississsipppi, can MikeL. give us an update on where we stand with Greentech? Also, why did Haley Barbour's office not comment? Is this thing real?

Patrick 0. Gottschalk Secretmy of Commerce and Trade Commonwealth of Virginia Office of the Governor

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P.O. Box 1475 Richmond, Virginia 23218 Telephone: (804)786-7831 Fax: (804) 3 71-0250 E-mail: patrick.gottschalk@govemor. virginia.gov

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Mike, Got the note, thanks. Dan

From: Lehmkuhler, Mike [Mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org]

Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 3:07 PM To: Baker, Newell; Bennett, Roger M.; Dan L. Motley; jeff.savage@nscorp.com Subject: GCG
Attached are all of the articles I found today regarding the Mississippi event. Local ED folks at all three locations are completely up to speed on the situation (including the competing project announced two weeks ago for AL). Site visits in Virginia will occur as scheduled (Dan & Jeff: dress code will be business casual). Here's how folks in Memphis responded today ... Posted by Urbanut on October 6, 2009 at 11:26 a.m. That is awesome ... can you imagine the names of all the models to come off the line? Suburban Wang- that's one big Wang you've got there. Blazer Wang- Wow, that Wang is hot. Mini Wang- It fits into the tightest spaces. Extended Cab Wang- for those with lots of "friends". lnfiniti Wang- the last Wang you'll ever need. Posted by ChickPea on October6, 2009 at 11:34 a.m. Get more bang, drive a Wang You can't go Wong with a Wang The sexy ad: Does she really want you, or is it just your Wang she wants? Posted by Urbanut on October 6, 2009 at 12:03 p.m. If you installed hydraulics, you could go out and shake your Wang at people while driving down the street. Thanks for your support. Should be an interesting visit. -Mike Mike Lehmkuhler Leader, Transportation Team Business Development Virginia Economic Development Partnership P.O. Box 798 Richmond, VA 23218-0798 Phone: (804) 545-5722 Mobile: (804) 305-3433 Fax: (804) 545-5701 <mailto:mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org> Virginia: "Best State for Business" (Forbes. com, CNBC & Pollina Real Estate)
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Povar, Liz Tuesday, October 06, 2009 8:00 PM Lehmkuhler, Mike Re: Greentech Automotive

Excellent recap

---Liz

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Sent: Tue Oct 06 19:55:42 2009 Subject: RE: Greentech Automotive
As Jeff said, McAuliffe/Wang's group has no demonstrated ability to run an automotive company.

EB5 is clearly the immediate focus for these groups . In my opinion, the Mississippi announcement today was prompted by the need to quickly establish an alternative for Chinese investors who are growing tired of waiting for Wang to get the EB5 process started in earnest somewhere. After telling them about Mississippi for so long, Wang has told prospective investors that Virginia will now be their primary focus. He needs to have a Virginia EB5 regional center up and running asap to accommodate those still willing to wait a little longer for the "best" opportunity. Their immediate focus in Virginia is to pick a site so they can then put pressure on us to make a decision regarding EB5. Gary Tang, COO, made the following comment this evening on his way from MS to VAThanks for the info. Unfortunately, my goal for this trip is for site visits. We will talk about MS in a different occasion when our VA operations are on more solid ground. MS is moving fast, so we need get VA RC up mnning quickly. (RC = EB5 regional center) Tang and Mr. Xu ("shoe"), director of plant construction, are scheduled to visit mega sites in Danville and Martinsville tomorrow. The Waverly mega site will be visited Thursday morning (see attached agenda).

I have fully briefed the allies involved. Neal Noyes is also fully in the loop. In our opinion, the GCG project is not the best reason to support use of an EB 5 center as an economic development tool. In addition, it is doubtful that the company's projected of EB5 funding for the project will create enough jobs to satisfy the job creation requirement for foreign investors to obtain green cards (potentially as much as jobs at $500,000 minimum investment level). With regard to EB5, we've already told Wang & company that • • our due diligence regarding EB5 will not be completed by the end of October ( there will be no consideration of a statewide regional center
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we are not interested in the possibility of outsourcing the EB5 regional center administrative function to Wang

The biggest concern we have at the moment is the possibility that their access to the investors' money is more important than the viability of the project. A failed EB5-funded project could be disastrous for Virginia's international image, especially if the management team is somehow able to individually profit from it in spite of a bad outcome for investors. Immediate next steps are as follows: -Sandi McNinch, Roy Dahlquist and the Research Division will continue to evaluate the appropriateness of EB5 as a tool for soliciting international investment - Mike and John Loftus will take the company reps on the three site visits and learn more about operational plans Discussions about EB5 will be necessary with the locality once the company makes a final site selection.

From: Anderson, Jeffrey M. Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 5:44 PM To: Gottschalk, Patrick; Lehmkuhler, Mike Cc: Povar, Liz; McClintock, Robert; Ellett, Kim Subject: RE: Greentech Automotiv
Mike has spoken with company reps today about the announcement in MS today, he can provide an update on the status of the visit this week and next steps. Pat the MS Governors' office didn't comment I believe because there is nothing but a vision at this point -limited, if any, capital has been raised through the EB- 5 and the team for running the facility has not been fully identified and has no credentials in the automotive world. Alabama on the other hand did have Governor Riley at an announcement for HK Motors in late September. The Chinese leader of this venture Yang Rang, who now goes by Benjamin Yeung, started Brillance Automotive in China and took the company public. He later fled China after facing charges for economic crimes, which he denies. He was originally a partner of Mr Wang of Greentech the two settled their lawsuit against each other a couple months ago and are now announcing these separate ventures. I'll let Mike comment further but the funding for both ventures is the EB- 5 mechanism. Why Riley did participate and Barbour did not is in my view, with limited knowledge, one has a name in the industry and the other does not. Mike please provide Pat with an update on conversations today and next steps. Also would be good to send him some selected press coverage of the two announcements. Thanks Jeff

From: Gottschalk, Patrick [mailto: Patrick.Gottschalk@governor .virginla.gov]

Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 5:02 PM To: Anderson, Jeffrey M. Subject: Greentech Automotive
Jeff: in light of the announcements today in Mississsipppi, can Mike L. give us an update on where we stand with Greentech? Also, why did Haley Barbour's office not comment? Is this thing real?
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Patrick 0. Gottschalk Secretary of Commerce and Trade Commonwealth of Virginia Office of the Governor 1111 E. Broad Street P.O. Box 1475 Richmond, Virginia 23218 Telephone: (804) 786-7831 Fax: (804) 371-0250 E-mail: patrick.gottschalk@governor.virginia.gov

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Mike, got it. Thank you much for the details. I just landed in ATL. Sent via BlackBerry from T -Mobile

From: "Lehmkuhler, Mike" <MLehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org> Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 17:06:46 -0400 To: <gary.tang@wmgta.com> Subject: RE: Jefferson Hotel Reservations
Gary: Your room reservations held by the hotel will require credit card at check-in. Confirmation Number: 2089732 Guest Name: Gary Tang Confirmation Number: 2089731 Guest Name: Yuntong Xu Arrival Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2009 Departure Date: Friday, October 9, 2009 Accommodations: Deluxe King Room Rate: $205.00 Room Tax: 13% Check-in Time: 3:00pm Check-out Time: 12:00pm
Jefferson Hotel 101 West Franklin Street Richmond, VA 23220 800.424.8014 www.jeffersonhotel.com

We will cover all other expenses beginning with breakfast tomorrow morning. John Loftus, our sites & buildings expert, will be coming with us the next two days. He and I will see you and Mr. Xu at 7:30am. Regards, Mike

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Sent: Monday, September 28, 2009 3:53 PM To: Lehmkuhler, Mike Subject: The Jefferson Reservations
Mike, Please find attached the hotel reservations for Mr. Xu and for Mr. Tang. Please let me know if you have any questions or if something should change. Thanks, Christine

Christine B. Bell Business Development Virginia Economic Development Partnership 901 East Byrd Street Richmond, VA 23219 804-545-5720 (direct) 804-545-5701 (fax) www.YesVirginia.org cbeii@YesVirginia.org

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Will respond shortly. Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433

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Cc: Povar, Liz; McClintock, Robert; Ellett, Kim Sent: Tue Oct 06 17:56:29 2009 Subject: Re: Greentech Automotive
Thanks, Jeff. -----Original Message----From: Anderson, Jeffrey M. <JAnderson@yesvirginia.org> To: Gottschalk, Patrick; Lehmkuhler, Mike <MLehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org> CC: Povar, Liz <LPovar@yesvirginia.org>; McClintock, Robert <RMcClintock@yesvirginia.org>; Ellett, Kim <KEllett@yesvirginia.org> Sent: Tue Oct 06 17:44:21 2009 Subject: RE: Greentech Automotive Mike has spoken with company reps today about the announcement in MS today, he can provide an update on the status of the visit this week and next steps.

Pat the MS Governors' office didn't conunent I believe because there is nothing but a vision at this point -limited, if any, capital has been raised through the EB- 5 and the team for running the facility has not been fully identified and has no credentials in the

automotive world.

Alabama on the other hand did have Governor Riley at an announcement for HK Motors in late September. The Chinese leader of this venture Yang Rong, who now goes by Benjamin Yeung, started Brillance Automotive in China and took the company public. He later fled China after facing charges for economic crimes, which he denies. He was originally a partner ofMr Wang ofGreentech the two settled their lawsuit against each other a couple months ago and are now announcing these separate ventures.

I'll let Mike comment further but the funding for both ventures is the EB- 5 mechanism. Why Riley did participate and Barbour did not is in my view, with limited knowledge, one has a name in the industry and the other does not.

Mike please provide Pat with an update on conversations today and next steps. Also would be good to send him some selected press

coverage of the two announcements.

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Thanks Jeff

From: Gottschalk, Patrick [mailto: Patrick. Gottschalk@governor. virginia.gov] Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 5:02PM To: Anderson, Jeffrey M. Subject: Greentech Automotive

Jeff: in light of the atmouncements today in Mississsipppi, can Mike L. give us an update on where we stand with Greentech? Also, why did Haley Barbour's office not comment? Is this thing real?

Patrick 0. Gottschalk Secretary of Commerce and Trade Commonwealth of Virginia Office of the Governor llll E. Broad Street P.O. Box 1475 Richmond, Virginia 23218 Telephone: (804) 786-7831 Fax: (804) 371-0250 E-mail: patrick.gottschalk@governor.virginia.gov

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From: Sent: To: Subject: Lehmkuhler, Mike Tuesday, October 06, 2009 4:14 PM gary.tang@wmgta.com RE: Additional Article

I am referring to the manufacturing footprint.

From: gary.tang@wmgta.com [mailto:gary.tang@wmgta.com] Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 4:12 PM To: Lehmkuhler, Mike Subject: Re: Additional Article Mike, Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, my goal for this trip is for site visits. We will talk about MS in a different occassion when our VA operations are on more solid ground. MS is moving fast, so we need get VA RC up running quickly. Thanks, Gary Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

F1·om: "Lelunkuhler, Mike" <MLehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org> Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 15:48:06-0400 To: <gmy.tang@wmgta.com> Subject: Additional A1iicle Gary: This article shows a plant layout at the end. Will you be sharing that information tomorrow as well? Regards, Mike

After a Bitter Feud, Hybrid Car Startup GreenTech Plans $6.58 Plant By Josie Garthwaite Posted October 6th, 2009 at 11 :24 am in Automotive, Startups In the latest chapter of a bitter rivalry between two hybrid auto entrepreneurs, stmiup Green Tech Automotive has just unveiled plans to make an initial investment of $1 billion and stmi producing 150,000 vehicles annually at a new hybrid development and manufacturing facility in Tunica County, Miss., within the "next few years," the Memphis Business Journal reports. You might know the company by another name: Hybrid Kinetic Automotive, a moniker that owner Charles Wang and former pminer Benjamin Yeung fought over (among other issues) in federal court this summer before reaching a settlement in July. Now the two men have split, forming two competing hybrid car stmiups, and at least one plant could rise from the rubble.
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As the Press-Register noted this morning, Yeung's Hybrid Kinetic (he kept the company name after the split) also plans to build a hybrid vehicle factory (near Alabama's Bay Minette), and both companies are aiming to eventually produce 1 million cars per year. But like most startups aiming to manufacture vehicles, Hybrid Kinetic and GreenTech face plenty of hurdles, including raising financing, moving into production, and developing technology, all of which plagued Tesla in its early years. Hybrid Kinetic is looking to raise some $1.5 billion in financing, and GreenTech's Tunica plant is expected to be a $6.5 billion project, according to an attorney for the company who spoke with the Associated Press this week. When it comes to financing, Yeung and Wang eyed a different route before their split than Tesla or competitor Fisker Automotive, which have scored awards of more than $465 million each in low-interest loans from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program. By contrast, Yeung and Wang were planning to raise funds through a separate government program, known as EB-5, which gives foreign investors a way to eam a visa by investing in U.S. companies, as the AP rep01ts. According to the Press-Register, GreenTech and Hybrid Kinetic both still plan to utilize "a government program that grants U.S. permanent resident status to foreign investors who invest at least $500,000 in businesses that create at least 10 jobs." GreenTech said in an announcement today that funding for the project is coming tluough the Gulf Coast Automotive Fund and "strategic investments." Whatever channels GreenTech ends up pursuing for those funds, the target amount is very ambitious, especially for a startup burdened by legal controversy. For comparison, the U.S. government is providing $1.6 billion in loans for Nissan to retool its Smyrna, Tenn., factory to build electric cars and batteries and a whopping $5.9 billion to help to help Ford retool factories in Kentucky and Michigan. The Memphis Business Journal says that GreenTech plans to churn out a full line of vehicles ranging from subcompacts up to SUV s using engineering and a hybrid engine designed in Germany, with parts coming from both local and foreign suppliers. The initial phase is set to take place on 1,500 acres and create about 1,500 jobs. Whether that will evolve into a multibillion-dollar facility with capacity to produce a million cars per year, we'll have to wait and see.

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I like their attorney: 1 million cars a year and $6.5 billion investment.
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Last two articles from today:

After a Bitter Feud, Hybrid Car Startup GreenTech Plans $6.5B Plant
By Josie Garthwaite Posted October 6th, 2009 at 11 :24 am In the latest chapter of a bitter rivalry between two hybrid auto entrepreneurs, sta1tup GreenTech Automotive has just unveiled plans to make an initial investment of$1 billion and start producing 150,000 vehicles annually at a new hybrid development and manufacturing facility in Tunica County, Miss., within the "next few years," the Memphis Business Journal repmis. You might know the company by another name: Hybrid Kinetic Automotive, a moniker that owner Charles Wang and former partner Benjamin Yeung fought over (among other issues) in federal court this sununer before reaching a settlement in July. Now the two men have split, forming two competing hybrid car startups, and at least one plant could rise from the mbble.

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As the Press-Register noted this morning, Yeung's Hybrid Kinetic (he kept the company name after the split) also plans to build a hybrid vehicle factory (near Alabama's Bay Minette), and both companies are aiming to eventually produce 1 million cars per year. But like most startups aiming to manufacture vehicles, Hybrid Kinetic and GreenTech face plenty of hurdles, including raising financing, moving into production, and developing technology, all of which plagued Tesla in its early years. Hybrid Kinetic is looking to raise some $1.5 billion in financing, and GreenTech's Tunica plant is expected to be a $6.5 billion project, according to an attorney for the company who spoke with the Associated Press this week. When it comes to financing, Yeung and Wang eyed a different route before their split than Tesla or competitor Fisker Automotive, which have scored awards of more than $465 million each in low-interest loans from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Teclmology Vehicles Manufacturing program. By contrast, Yeung and Wang were planning to raise funds through a separate government program, known as EB-5, which gives foreign investors a way to earn a visa by investing in U.S. companies, as the AP rep01ts. According to the Press-Register, GreenTech and Hybrid Kinetic both still plan to utilize "a govemment program that grants U.S. permanent resident status to foreign investors who invest at least $500,000 in businesses that create at least 10 jobs." GreenTech said in an announcement today that funding for the project is coming through the Gulf Coast Automotive Fund and "strategic investments." Whatever channels GreenTech ends up pursuing for those funds, the target amount is very ambitious, especially for a startup burdened by legal controversy. For comparison, the U.S. government is providing $1.6 billion in loans for Nissan to retool its Smyrna, Tenn., factory to build electric cars and batteries and a whopping $5.9 billion to help to help Ford retool factories in Kentucky and Michigan. The Memphis Business Journal says that Green Tech plans to chum out a full line of vehicles ranging from subcompacts up to SUV s using engineering and a hybrid engine designed in Germany, with patts coming from both local and foreign suppliers. The initial phase is set to take place on 1,500 acres and create about 1,500 jobs. Whether that will evolve into a multibillion-dollar facility with capacity to produce a million cars per year, we'll have to wait and see.

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Startup car company unveils prototypes in Miss.
HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press Writer TUNICA, Miss. (AP)- A startup car company run by a Chinese businessman unveiled four prototype vehicles on Tuesday that it hopes to build at a proposed multibillion-dollar car plant in northwestern Mississippi. Green Tech Automotive Inc. planned to break ground later in the day on what officials said would be a $6.5 billion plant on 1,500 acres Tunica County, south of Memphis, Tenn. The company said it has an option to buy more land as needed. State officials have met with the company's owner, Xiaolin "Charles" Wang, but they have not discussed whether the company will be receiving any incentives to start the project. Wang said Tuesday that the plant hopes to eventually employ 4,500 people and produce up to 250,000 fuel-efficient cars a year. Company attorney Bill Brabec had told The Associated Press on Monday that GreenTech eventually would build 1 million cars a year. Wang said Tuesday that figure was too high. The company hopes to eventually build affordable cars matching lower emissions and fuel-consumption standards that President Barack Obama's administration wants automakers to meet by 2016. 'We're excited to be bringing the latest in automotive innovation to Americans made by Americans and we look forward to the very significant impact that our project will have on the local and regional economic landscape," Wang said in a company news release. Dozens of people gathered for the unveiling of four vehicles, which were draped with red cloth before a ceremony at Harrah's casino in Tunica. The prototypes were built in China. They included a midsize four-door hybrid designed to get 50 mpg, a zero-emissions electric car, a high-efficiency gasoline car designed to get 65 mpg and a hybrid sports coupe designed to get 45 miles to gallon and to go from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5.9 seconds. Plans for the GreenTech project were first revealed in June, when a messy lawsuit between Wang and his former partner, Yung "Benjamin" Yeung, became public. It's not immediately clear how much money has been raised to make the project happen. The plan before Yeung and Wang split was to raise money through a visa program that provides foreign investors with a chance to get a visa by investing in the United States. 3

Taylor Beery, president of Gulf Coast Automotive Fund, said Tuesday his group is authorized by the Department of Homeland Security to work with investors in the project through the EB-5 program, which offers foreign investors two-year green cards for themselves and their immediate families for $500,000 investments. Once jobs are created and the investors meet program requirements, they can apply for permanent citizenship. He did not say how much money has been raised. Green Tech was formerly known as Hybrid Kinetic Automotive Corp., but that changed after Wang and Yeung split. The men fought for control of the company before reaching a settlement in July. Both said they will move forward with plans to build 1 million cars a year, though Yeung is now planning to build a plant in Alabama. Yeung and Wang fought over the terms of their "handshake" business deal and whether they were partners or whether Wang worked for Yeung, according to filings in U.S. District Court in northern Mississippi. Each man accused the other of dubious business practices. The lawsuit was complicated, among other things, by the fact that the name of Yeung's company, Hybrid Kinetic Automotive Holdings, closely resembled one controlled by Wang, Hybrid Kinetic Automotive Corp. More than a dozen third parties joined in the lawsuit. Yeung , also known as Yang Rong, was celebrated in China for leading Brilliance China Automotive Ltd . to become first Chinese company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1992. He later fled China after Chinese authorities accused him of unspecified economic crimes. He has denied any wrongdoing. Court filings in the case said Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour had been involved in discussion about the plan but Barbour's office has declined to comment, citing the need for confidentiality in proposed economic development projects. Wang said Tuesday that Mississippi Development Authority officials brought him to the Tunica site last July. Company representatives also met with the governor; Mississippi's two Republican U.S. senators, Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran; and Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, whose district includes Tunica County. Former President Bill Clinton also has been active in the project, traveling to Hong Kong and introducing company representatives to heads of state at his recent global initiative, Wang said. Because of confidentially requirements with MDA and others, the plan has been kept under wraps, Wang said . Mississippi is home to one automobile manufacturing plant, and another is planned but is on hold. Nissan opened its plant in 2003 near the central Mississippi city of Canton. Toyota announced in early 2007 that it would open a plant near Tupelo, in northern Mississippi , by late 2009 or early 2010. Toyota's plans have been put on hold indefinitely amid the global economic slowdown.

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From: Lehmkuhler, Mike Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 1:46PM To: 'Harned, Alleyn'; Anderson, Jeffrey M.; Povar, Liz; Richardson, Rick; McClintock, Robert; Dahlquist, Roy; Grossman, Paul; Langston, Jay; Goodwin, Katherine; McNinch, Sandi; Miller, Christie Subject: GCG News Coverage
Attached is a compilation of today's articles as well as articles from two weeks ago when the former chairman of this company announced his own project in Alabama.

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Should be an interesting two days of Virginia site visits (tomorrow and Thursday). All regional and local allies involved have been notified of today's announcement.

Mike Lehmkuhler Leader, Transportation Team Business Development Virginia Economic Development Partnership P.O. Box 798 Richmond, VA 23218-0798 Phone: (804) 545-5722 Mobile: (804) 305-3433 Fax: (804) 545-5701 <mailto:mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org>

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Last two articles from today:

After a Bitter Feud, Hybrid Car Startup GreenTech Plans $6.5B Plant
By Josie Garthwaite Posted October 6th, 2009 at 11 :24 am In the latest chapter of a bitter rivalry between two hybrid auto entrepreneurs, startup GreenTech Automotive has just unveiled plans to make an initial investment of$! billion and start producing 150,000 vehicles annually at a new hybrid development and manufacturing facility in Tunica County, Miss., within the "next few years," the Memphis Business Journal reports. You might know the company by another name: Hybrid Kinetic Automotive, a moniker that owner Charles Wang and former partner Benjamin Yeung fought over (among other issues) in federal court this summer before reaching a settlement in July. Now the two men have split, forming two competing hybrid car startups, and at least one plant could rise from the rubble.

As the Press-Register noted this morning, Yeung's Hybrid Kinetic (he kept the company name after the split) also plans to build a hybrid vehicle factory (near Alabama's Bay Minette), and both companies are aiming to
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eventually produce 1 million cars per year. But like most startups aiming to manufacture vehicles, Hybrid Kinetic and GreenTech face plenty of hurdles, including raising financing, moving into production, and developing technology, all of which plagued Tesla in its early years. Hybrid Kinetic is looking to raise some $1.5 billion in financing, and GreenTech's Tunica plant is expected to be a $6.5 billion project, according to an attorney for the company who spoke with the Associated Press this week. When it comes to financing, Yeung and Wang eyed a different route before their split than Tesla or competitor Fisker Automotive, which have scored awards of more than $465 million each in low-interest loans from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program. By contrast, Yeung and Wang were planning to raise funds through a separate government program, known as EB-5, which gives foreign investors a way to earn a visa by investing in U.S. companies, as the AP rep01is. According to the Press-Register, GreenTech and Hybrid Kinetic both still plan to utilize "a government program that grants U.S. permanent resident status to foreign investors who invest at least $500,000 in businesses that create at least 10 jobs." GreenTech said in an announcement today that funding for the project is coming through the Gulf Coast Automotive Fund and "strategic investments." Whatever charmels GreenTech ends up pursuing for those funds, the target amount is very ambitious, especially for a startup burdened by legal controversy. For comparison, the U.S. govermnent is providing $1.6 billion in loans for Nissan to retool its Smyrna, Tenn., factory to build electric cars and batteries and a whopping $5.9 billion to help to help Ford retool factories in Kentucky and Michigan. The Memphis Business Journal says that GreenTech plans to churn out a full line of vehicles ranging from subcompacts up to SUV s using engineering and a hybrid engine designed in Germany, with parts coming from both local and foreign suppliers. The initial phase is set to take place on 1,500 acres and create about 1,500 jobs. Whether that will evolve into a multibillion-dollar facility with capacity to produce a million cars per year, we'll have to wait and see.

Graphics credit Green Tech Automotive
AP Featured News

Tuesday October 6, 2009

Startup car company unveils prototypes in Miss.
HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press Writer TUNICA, Miss. (AP) -A startup car company run by a Chinese businessman unveiled four prototype vehicles on Tuesday that it hopes to build at a proposed multibillion-dollar car plant in northwestern Mississippi.

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Green Tech Automotive Inc. planned to break ground later in the day on what officials said would be a $6.5 billion plant on 1,500 acres Tunica County, south of Memphis, Tenn. The company said it has an option to buy more land as needed. State officials have met with the company's owner, Xiaolin "Charles" Wang, but they have not discussed whether the company will be receiving any incentives to start the project. Wang said Tuesday that the plant hopes to eventually employ 4,500 people and produce up to 250,000 fuel-efficient cars a year. Company attorney Bill Brabec had told The Associated Press on Monday that Green Tech eventually would build 1 million cars a year. Wang said Tuesday that figure was too high. The company hopes to eventually build affordable cars matching lower emissions and fuel-consumption standards that President Barack Obama's administration wants automakers to meet by 2016. 'We're excited to be bringing the latest in automotive innovation to Americans made by Americans and we look forward to the very significant impact that our project will have on the local and regional economic landscape," Wang said in a company news release. Dozens of people gathered for the unveiling of four vehicles, which were draped with red cloth before a ceremony at Harrah's casino in Tunica. The prototypes were built in China. They included a midsize four-door hybrid designed to get 50 mpg, a zero-emissions electric car, a high-efficiency gasoline car designed to get 65 mpg and a hybrid sports coupe designed to get 45 miles to gallon and to go from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5.9 seconds. Plans for the Green Tech project were first revealed in June, when a messy lawsuit between Wang and his former partner, Yung "Benjamin" Yeung, became public. It's not immediately clear how much money has been raised to make the project happen. The plan before Yeung and Wang split was to raise money through a visa program that provides foreign investors with a chance to get a visa by investing in the United States. Taylor Beery, president of Gulf Coast Automotive Fund, said Tuesday his group is authorized by the Department of Homeland Security to work with investors in the project through the EB-5 program, which offers foreign investors two-year green cards for themselves and their immediate families for $500,000 investments. Once jobs are created and the investors meet program requirements, they can apply for permanent citizenship. He did not say how much money has been raised. Green Tech was formerly known as Hybrid Kinetic Automotive Corp., but that changed after Wang and Yeung split. The men fought for control of the company before reaching a settlement in July. Both said they will move forward with plans to build 1 million cars a year, though Yeung is now planning to build a plant in Alabama. Yeung and Wang fought over the terms of their "handshake" business deal and whether they were partners or whether Wang worked for Yeung, according to filings in U.S. District Court in northern Mississippi. Each man accused the other of dubious business practices. The lawsuit was complicated, among other things, by the fact that the name of Yeung's company, Hybrid Kinetic Automotive Holdings, closely resembled one controlled by Wang, Hybrid Kinetic Automotive Corp. More than a dozen third parties joined in the lawsuit. Yeung, also known as Yang Rang, was celebrated in China for leading Brilliance China Automotive Ltd. to become first Chinese company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1992. He later fled China after Chinese authorities accused him of unspecified economic crimes. He has denied any wrongdoing. Court filings in the case said Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour had been involved in discussion about the plan but Barbour's office has declined to comment, citing the need for confidentiality in proposed economic development projects.
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Wang said Tuesday that Mississippi Development Authority officials brought him to the Tunica site last July. Company representatives also met with the governor; Mississippi's two Republican U.S. senators, Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran; and Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, whose district includes Tunica County. Former President Bill Clinton also has been active in the project, traveling to Hong Kong and introducing company representatives to heads of state at his recent global initiative, Wang said. Because of confidentially requirements with MDA and others, the plan has been kept under wraps, Wang said. Mississippi is home to one automobile manufacturing plant, and another is planned but is on hold. Nissan opened its plant in 2003 near the central Mississippi city of Canton. Toyota announced in early 2007 that it would open a plant near Tupelo, in northern Mississippi, by late 2009 or early 2010. Toyota's plans have been put on hold indefinitely amid the global economic slowdown.

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Attached is a compilation of today's articles as well as articles from two weeks ago when the former chairman of this company announced his own project in Alabama. Should be an interesting two days of Virginia site visits (tomorrow and Thursday). All regional and local allies involved have been notified of today's announcement. Mike Lehmkuhler Leader, Transportation Team Business Development Virginia Economic Development Partnership P.O. Box 798 Richmond, VA 23218-0798 Phone: (804) 545-5722 Mobile: (804) 305-3433 Fax: (804) 545-5701 <mailto:mlehmkuhler@yesvirqinia.org>
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Sarabeth: Attached is a PDF of the site map we need to fly the morning of Thursday October 81h. We will meet your pilot at the Wakefield Airport at or about 10:45 am Thursday morning. The site is just west of and adjacent to Waverly, east of Disputanta in Sussex County. Thanks for your help and please call in the event of cancelation due to weather conditions. Jeff Jeffrey L. Savage Industrial Development Manager Norfolk Southern Corporation Three Commercial Place- Box 251 Norfolk, VA 23510 Tel: 757-823-5482 Cell: 757-620-7308 Fax: 404-653-3464 Email: ilsavage@nscorp.com

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Green Tech Automotive to open $1B Tunica, Miss., plant
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Tunica County will become home to a new hybrid automobile development and manufacturing facility that will initially employ 1,500 with a $1 billion investment. Charles Wang, CEO of a new Mississippi company called GreenTech Automotive Inc., said the company will begin operations on 1,500 acres at Tunica County's Metro industrial megasite, with an option to purchase more land as needed. The plant will produce 150,000 vehicles annually in phase one. The company's Web site targets production to begin in the "next few years." No retail cost estimates were given for the vehicles. "We are excited to be bringing the latest in automotive innovation to Americans, made by Americans, and we look forward to the vety significant impact that our project will have on the local and regional economic landscape," Wang said in a statement. The company plans to produce a full line of sub-compact cars, compact cars, midsize cars, full size cars, and SUVs in different models. According to Wang, GreenTech's proprietmy technology will enable the company to mass produce hyblid vehicles that meet the lower emissions and fuel consumption standards the Obama administration has set for 2016. Core technologies that will be used in the manufacturing process have been developed in Europe, according to the company. Wang said a German corporation will design the engineering of the automobiles, while the hybrid engine will be designed by another German independent engine research and design company. More specific details on investment partners were not released, nor is much information about those partners included in material on the company's Web site. GreenTech Automotive Parts & Supply division will be located in the auto parts park near the assembly plant and Wang said other third-party pa1t assembly shops will be established on-site. Existing third-patty suppliers in the surrounding area will provide the remaining parts. Some parts will be imported.
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About 1,500 jobs called for in $1 billion project's first phase
By Ron Maxey Originally published 10:57 a.m., October 6, 2009 Updated 10:57 a.m., October 6, 2009

TUNICA, Miss. --A manufacturer of hybrid automobiles unveiled plans today for a 1,500-acre operation in Tunica County that would cost an estimated $1 billion in its initial phase and provide about 1,500 jobs. Green Tech Automotive Inc., a Mississippi-based company headed by Chinese businessman Charles Wang, proposes building 150,000 vehicles annually in the project's first phase, according to a release issued this morning. The release said the vehicles produced would meet the lower emissions and fuel consumption standards set by President Obama for 2016. "This is an exciting opportunity for Tunica County," said Lyn Arnold, president/CEO of the Tunica County Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Foundation. "It speaks to the work we have put into making sure our local economy is robust and diversified. This project has the potential to positively affect the economy of not just the county, but also the entire region." The proposed facility would be built in Tunica County's Metro-Megasite, with an option to purchase additional land as needed. Experts have been skeptical of the project, details of which emerged from settlement of a lawsuit between Wang and a partner who is now pursuing a separate venture of his own, because of the large numbers that have been tossed about. Funding for the project comes from investments through the Gulf Coast Automotive Fund and other "strategic investments," according to the release. Mississippi is also home to a Nissan manufacturing facility in Canton, near Jackson, and a Toyota facility under construction near Tupelo.

Startup company unveils car prototypes in Miss.
Associated Press- October 6, 2009 12:44 PM ET
TUNICA, Miss. (AP) - A startup car company has unveiled four prototype vehicles it says it wants to build at a multibillion dollar car plant in northwestern Mississippi. The company, GreenTech Automotive, also was scheduled to break ground Tuesday for a manufacturing plant in Tunica County, south of Memphis, Tenn.

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Xiaolin (zhee-OW-Iihn) "Charles" Wang, owner of GreenTech Automotive, says the plant hopes to eventually employ 4,500 people and produce up to 250,000 fuel-efficient cars a year. State officials have not said what kinds of incentives the company would get. Company officials have said they hope to fund the project through foreign investments, but won't say how much money they have raised.
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Tuesday October 6, 2009

Startup car company unveils prototypes in Miss.
HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press Writer TUNICA, Miss. (AP) -A startup car company run by a Chinese businessman unveiled four prototype vehicles on Tuesday that it hopes to build at a proposed multibillion-dollar car plant in northwestern Mississippi. Green Tech Automotive Inc. planned to break ground later in the day on what officials said would be a $6.5 billion plant on 1,500 acres Tunica County, south of Memphis, Tenn. The company said it has an option to buy more land as needed. State officials have met with the company's owner, Xiaolin "Charles" Wang, but they have not discussed whether the company will be receiving any incentives to start the project. Wang said Tuesday that the plant hopes to eventually employ 4,500 people and produce up to 250,000 fuel-efficient cars a year. Company attorney Bill Brabec had told The Associated Press on Monday that Green Tech eventually would build 1 million cars a year. Wang said Tuesday that figure was too high. The company hopes to eventually build affordable cars matching lower emissions and fuel-consumption standards that President Barack Obama's administration wants automakers to meet by 2016. "We're excited to be bringing the latest in automotive innovation to Americans made by Americans and we look forward to the very significant impact that our project will have on the local and regional economic landscape," Wang said in a company news release. Dozens of people gathered for the unveiling of four vehicles, which were draped with red cloth before a ceremony at Harrah's casino in Tunica. The prototypes were built in China. They included a midsize four-door hybrid designed to get 50 mpg, a zero-emissions electric car, a high-efficiency gasoline car designed to get 65 mpg and a hybrid sports coupe designed to get 45 miles to gallon and to go from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5.9 seconds. Plans for the Green Tech project were first revealed in June, when a messy lawsuit between Wang and his former partner, Yung "Benjamin" Yeung, became public. It's not immediately clear how much money has been raised to make the project happen. The plan before Yeung and Wang split was to raise money through a visa program that provides foreign investors with a chance to get a visa by investing in the United States. Taylor Beery, president of Gulf Coast Automotive Fund, said Tuesday his group is authorized by the Department of Homeland Security to work with investors in the project through the EB-5 program, which offers foreign investors two-year green cards for themselves and their immediate families for $500,000 investments. Once jobs are created and the investors meet program requirements, they can apply for permanent citizenship. He did not say how much money has been raised.

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GreenTech was formerly known as Hybrid Kinetic Automotive Corp., but that changed after Wang and Yeung split. The men fought for control of the company before reaching a settlement in July. Both said they will move forward with plans to build 1 million cars a year, though Yeung is now planning to build a plant in Alabama. Yeung and Wang fought over the terms of their "handshake" business deal and whether they were partners or whether Wang worked for Yeung, according to filings in U.S. District Court in northern Mississippi. Each man accused the other of dubious business practices. The lawsuit was complicated, among other things, by the fact that the name of Yeung's company, Hybrid Kinetic Automotive Holdings, closely resembled one controlled by Wang, Hybrid Kinetic Automotive Corp. More than a dozen third parties joined in the lawsuit. Yeung, also known as Yang Rong, was celebrated in China for leading Brilliance China Automotive Ltd. to become first Chinese company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1992. He later fled China after Chinese authorities accused him of unspecified economic crimes. He has denied any wrongdoing. Court filings in the case said Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour had been involved in discussion about the plan but Barbour's office has declined to comment, citing the need for confidentiality in proposed economic development projects. Wang said Tuesday that Mississippi Development Authority officials brought him to the Tunica site last July. Company representatives also met with the governor; Mississippi's two Republican U.S. senators, Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran; and Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, whose district includes Tunica County. Former President Bill Clinton also has been active in the project, traveling to Hong Kong and introducing company representatives to heads of state at his recent global initiative, Wang said. Because of confidentially requirements with MDA and others, the plan has been kept under wraps, Wang said. Mississippi is home to one automobile manufacturing plant, and another is planned but is on hold. Nissan opened its plant in 2003 near the central Mississippi city of Canton. Toyota announced in early 2007 that it would open a plant near Tupelo, in northern Mississippi, by late 2009 or early 2010. Toyota's plans have been put on hold indefinitely amid the global economic slowdown.

Gulf Coast Automotive Fund: http://www.gulfcoastfunds.com/investmentfunds/automotivefund/

From: gary.tang@wmgta.com [mailto:gary.tang@wmgta.com]

Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 2:38 PM
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Subject: Re: Dress Code for Virginia Visit Mike, Your call on dress code. The press comes out quickly! What did they say? Thanks, Gary Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
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From: "Lehmkuhler, Mike" <MLehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org> Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 14:24:47 -0400 To: <gary.tang@wmgta.com> Subject: Dress Code for Virginia Visit
Gary: Saw the press coverage for today. Regarding the next two days- do you plan on wearing a tie or travelling business casual? Regards, Mike Mike Lehmkuhler Leader, Transportation Team Business Development Virginia Economic Development Partnership P.O. Box 798 Richmond, VA 23218-0798 Phone: (804) 545-5722 Mobile: (804) 305-3433 (804) 545-5701 Fax: <mailto:mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org>

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Lehmkuhler, Mike Tuesday, October 06, 2009 1:55 PM Harned, Alleyn RE: GCG News Coverage

Absolutely.
From: Harned, Alleyn [mailto:AIIeyn.Harned@governor.virginia.govl

Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 1:53PM To: Lehmkuhler, Mike Subject: RE: GCG News Coverage
My favorite quote from the mix: "Just about everything about the Hybrid Kinetic Motors project raises questions, and state officials admit they don't know if the plans will ever come to pass."

-AIIeyn Harned Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Trade Office of Governor Timothy M. Kaine (804) 225-4517
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Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 1:46 PM To: Harned, Alleyn; Anderson, Jeffrey M.; Povar, Liz; Richardson, Rick; McClintock, Robert; Dahlquist, Roy; Grossman,
Paul; Langston, Jay; Goodwin, Katherine; McNinch, Sandi; Miller, Christie Subject: GCG News Coverage Attached is a compilation of today's articles as well as articles from two weeks ago when the former chairman of this company announced his own project in Alabama. Should be an interesting two days of Virginia site visits (tomorrow and Thursday). All regional and local allies involved have been notified of today's announcement. Mike Lehmkuhler Leader, Transportation Team Business Development Virginia Economic Development Partnership P.O. Box 798 Richmond, VA 23218-0798 Phone: (804) 545-5722 Mobile: (804) 305-3433 Fax: (804) 545-5701 <mailto:mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org>
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Green Tech Automotive to open $1 B Tunica, Miss., plant
Memphis Business Journal

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Tunica County will become home to a new hybrid automobile development and manufacturing facility that will initially employ 1,500 with a $1 billion investment. Charles Wang, CEO of a new Mississippi company called GreenTech Automotive Inc., said the company will begin operations on 1,500 acres at Tunica County's Metro industrial megasite, with an option to purchase more land as needed. The plant will produce 150,000 vehicles annually in phase one. The company's Web site targets production to begin in the "next few years." No retail cost estimates were given for the vehicles. "We are excited to be bringing the latest in automotive innovation to Americans, made by Americans, and we look forward to the very significant impact that our project will have on the local and regional economic landscape," Wang said in a statement. The company plans to produce a full line of sub-compact cars, compact cars, midsize cars, full size cars, and SUVs in different models. According to Wang, GreenTech's proprietary technology will enable the company to mass produce hybrid vehicles that meet the lower emissions and fuel consumption standards the Obama administration has set for 2016. Core technologies that will be used in the manufacturing process have been developed in Europe, according to the company. Wang said a German corporation will design the engineering of the automobiles, while the hybrid engine will be designed by another German independent engine research and design company. More specific details on investment partners were not released, nor is much information about those partners included in material on the company's Web site.
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GreenTech Automotive Parts & Supply division will be located in the auto parts park near the assembly plant and Wang said other third-party part assembly shops will be established on-site. Existing third-party suppliers in the surrounding area will provide the remaining parts. Some parts will be imported.

From: Miller, Christie

Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 10:49 AM To: 'Harned, Alleyn' Cc: Anderson, Jeffrey M.; Povar, Liz; Richardson, Rick; McClintock, Robert; Dahlquist, Roy; Grossman, Paul; Lehmkuhler,
Mike; Langston, Jay; Goodwin, Katherine; McNinch, Sandi Subject: heads up on announcement today Just wanted to make everyone aware that GCG, our Chinese automotive assembly plant project, is announcing a smaller deal in Mississippi today. The company has explained that this was always their intention to do something there, but that the large project is slated for Virginia. Didn't want anyone to get caught off guard. Alleyn-please make the appropriate folks in C&Tand at the Governor's Office aware. Thanks. Christie Christie Miller Communications Manager Virginia Economic Development Partnership

(804) 545-5805
cmiller@yesvirginia.org

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Povar, Liz Tuesday, October 061 2009 10:45 AM Lehmkuhler, Mike Re: GCG Mississippi Announcement

Yep, get that, my question was "what does this mean in terms of impact to VA project"? (You didn't get that with my???? ;-) ) ---Liz

From: Lehmkuhler, Mike To: Povar, Liz Sent : Tue Oct 06 10:42:26 2009 Subject: RE: GCG Mississippi Announcement This was in reference to Renee's comment last night. They've never indicated a second project until now. From: Povar, Liz Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 10:39 AM To: Lehmkuhler, Mike Subject: Re: GCG Mississippi Announcement

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From: Lehmkuhler, Mike To: Povar, Liz Sent : Tue Oct 06 10:33:12 2009 Subject: GCG Mississippi Announcement Here's the answer ...

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Yes. Our plan has always been doing some in MS but bigger one in Va. Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

From: "Lelunkuhler, Mike" <MLehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org>
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 08:30:01 -0400 To: <gary.tang@wmgta.com> Subject: Re: Helicopter site tours

Any truth to the rumor that you are in Mississippi today for some type of announcement?

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From: lehmkuhler, Mike To: 'gary.tang@wmgta.com' Sent: Tue Oct 06 07:37:07 2009 Subject: Re: Helicopter site tours
Thanks. Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433

From: Gary Tang To: lehmkuhler, Mike Sent: Mon Oct OS 21:17:27 2009 Subject: RE: Helicopter site tours Mike,
Excellent! That will save lots of time. Tang 140 lbs Xu 1501bs Gary

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Gary: Looks like we may have this feature for all three sites. Need to know yours and Mr. Xu's body weights. Thanks,
Mike

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Lehmkuhler, Mike Tuesday, October 06, 2009 11:30 AM Newell Baker {newell.baker@nscorp.com); Bennett, Roger M.; Dan L. Motley; jeff.savage@nscorp.com FW: heads up on announcement today

Gentlemen: FYI. They've never indicated a second project until now. COO confirmed this morning that there will be an announcement today but, in his words "Our plan has always been doing some in MS but bigger one in Va" Virginia site visits will still occur this week as scheduled. Guess we'll find out more tomorrow.

Car company to unveil prototypes in Tunica
Published: Monday, October 5, 2009 10:30 PM CDT

TUNICA - A startup car company is expected to unveil four prototype vehicles Tuesday that will be built at a plant the company plans to build in Tunica County. GreenTech Automotive is hoping to break ground this year on a $6.5 billion plant in Tunica County. It has been reported that the company plans to manufacture 1 million cars a year. GreenTech was formerly known as Hybrid Kinetic Automotive Corp., but its named changed after the owner, Xiaolin "Charles" Wang, split with his Chinese partner in a lawsuit. Company officials say the cars will be energy efficient, but released no further details ahead of today's event.

John Osborne of Hernando, who serves on the Mississippi Chamber of Commerce and is vice president of operations and general manager at Hollywood Casino in Tunica, said GreenTech's plans will pay dividends in the greater Mississippi Delta and Northwest Mississippi region for years to come. "The prospect of new construction in Tunica County is something that will create thousands of new jobs both in the construction and automotive sectors and it's an incredible opportunity for Tunica and Northwest Mississippi," he said.

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Miller, Christie Tuesday, October 06, 2009 10:49 AM 'Harned, Alleyn' Anderson, Jeffrey M.; Povar, Liz; Richardson, Rick; McClintock, Robert; Dahlquist, Roy; Grossman, Paul; Lehmkuhler, Mike; Langston, Jay; Goodwin, Katherine; McNinch, Sandi heads up on announcement today

Just wanted to make everyone aware that GCG, our Chinese automotive assembly plant project, is announcing a smaller deal in Mississippi today. The company has explained that this was always their intention to do something there, but that the large project is slated for Virginia. Didn't want anyone to get caught off guard. Alleyn-please make the appropriate folks in C&Tand at the Governor's Office aware. Thanks. Christie Christie Miller Communications Manager Virginia Economic Development Partnership

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Lehmkuhfer, Mike Tuesday, October 06, 2009 10:00 AM Motley, Dan L. RE: GCG - Roma Site Visit

Good deaf. From: Motley, Dan L. [mailto:dan.motley@nscorp.coml Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 9:30AM To: Lehmkuhler, Mike Subject: RE: GCG - Roma Site Visit Mike,
I got your voice mail last night and I spoke to Leigh in Mark Heath's office this morning. 1 plan to be at the site tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. for the prospect visit.

Leigh didn't mention the helicopter so I assume that's not going to happen and I haven't discussed the idea with Newell. I'll be leaving the office in about an hour for the remainder of the day. Thanks for the call.

Dan L. Motley Industrial Development Manager Norfolk Southern Corporation 110 Franklin Road, SE Roanoke, Virginia 24042-0012 Phone: 540-981-4586 Fax: 540-981-4226 Email: dlmotley@uscor p.com

From: Lehmkuhler, Mike [mallto:Mlehmkuhler@yesvirginla.org]

Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2009 9:47 PM
To: Mark Heath Cc: Loftus, John Subject: GCG - Roma Site Visit GCG is a very confidential, very large industrial manufacturing project involving a foreign start-up operation that plans to invest as much-nand emplo~oduction workers in three years (start of operations is forecast for 2012). The COO ~or of plant construction are conducting preliminary vis i tthree sme o a sites in Virginia that offer the capability o - - r e s for the initial phase of production and up to a total o s to accommodate expected long-term growth projections. Mega sites are desirable because of buffer re , manufacturing footprint and supplier park considerations. This project is contingent upon successful final negotiations of key strategic partner agreements as well as resolution of unique financing arrangements. More details will be revealed to local officials about the nature of these once a single Virginia site has been preliminarily selected for additional consideration. No information yet as to utility requirements, but the phase one expectation is something on the order of the following: Electricity month

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Natural gas and on-site rail will also be required. No idea yet as to volumes for either. Your site visit is tentatively scheduled to occur on Wednesday, October ?'h. John Loftus and I plan to arrive with our guests in Martinsville at 2:00 pm (meeting place TBD). Attached are the maps we have shared so far with the prospect. The meeting participants should be limited to techn ical experts that can speak to the site characteristics, timeframes for infrastructure development and utilities capabilities. To repeat, this is a preliminary visit to evaluate technical considerations and local participation should be limited to essential personnel that can address questions concerning site development. We would like to leave Martinsville at 3:00 pm for a tour of the Roma Mega Site and plan to depart from there at 4:30 pm to return to Richmond. A helicopter tour of the site is optional. Due to budgetary constraints, VED P w ill not be able to participate in the cost for such a flyover. Thanks in advance for your help in making this a quiet and effective visit. Please call me on my cell phone (804-3053433) if you have any questions.

Mike Lehmkuhler Leader, Transportation Team Business Development Virginia Economic Development Partnership P.O. Box 798 Richm ond , V A 23218-0798 Phone: (804) 545-5722 Mobile: (804) 305-3433 (804) 545-5701 Fax: <mailto:mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org> VIrgini a: "Best State fo r B us iness" (Forbes.com, CNBC & Pollina Real Estate) http://www.yesvirgi nia.org/whvvirginia/awa rds.aspx

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Renee Wyatt-Chapline <rchapline@gatewayregion.com> Monday, October OS, 2009 7:50 PM Lehmkuhler, Mike Povar, Liz; Charles E. Townes Re: GCG

I understand. Have a great evening. Renee Renee Wyatt-Chapline Executive Director Virginia's Gateway Region 256 East Ellerslie Avenue, SuiteD Colonial Heights, VA 23 834 800.386.8925 toll free 804.732.8971 office 804.720.2352 cell 804.518.0530 fax www.gatewayregion.com *Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

From: "Lehmkuhler, Mike" <MLehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org> Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 19:27:27 -0400 To: <rchapline@gatewayregion.com> Cc: Povar, Liz<LPovar@yesvirginia.org>; <cetownes@aol.com> Subject: Re: GCG

You are definitely a full partner, as are key allies for the other two sites still under consideration.
I have no trust issues. As you know, I didn't hesitate to include you in the initial meeting VEDP had with the company. Couldn't let you keep a copy of the business plan afterwards because of FOIA considerations. If we share a copy with an ally we will lose our ability to protect the information under our FOIA exemptions

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From: Renee Wyatt-Chapline To: Lehmkuhler, Mike Cc: Povar, Liz; Charles E. Townes Sent: Mon Oct OS 19:04:01 2009 Subject: Re: GCG

Thanks Mike. Our regional group needs to be viewed as a pa1tner with VEDP. We are on the same team. I can maintain complete confidentiality at all times. Please know my desire is help number 1 Virginia win and
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number 2 Gateway win. Regards Renee Renee Wyatt-Chapline Executive Director Virginia's Gateway Region 256 East Ellerslie Avenue, SuiteD Colonial Heights, VA 23 834 800.386.8925 toll free 804.732.8971 office 804.720.2352 cell 804.518.0530 fax www.gatewayregion.com *Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

From: "Lehmkuhler, Mike" <MLehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org> Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 18:49:08 -0400 To: <rchapline@gatewayregion.com> Cc: Povar, Liz<LPovar@yesvirginia.org> Subject: GCG

Renee: Talked to Liz. Going forward I'll be glad to provide you with answers to any and all questions you may have about our efforts to qualify this project from both an operational and financial perspective. Regards, Mike

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Lehmkuhler, Mike Monday, October OS, 2009 7:15 PM Povar, Liz Re: GCG

No but I am sure we'll find out soon enough

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Sent: Mon Oct 05 19:10:53 2009 Subject: Re: GCG
FYI: she also mentioned that there was going to be some sort of announcement from Mississippi tomorrow and I believe she said Tang was going to be there. Rnping any bells? ---Liz

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Cc: Povar, Liz; Charles E. Townes Sent: Mon Oct 05 19:04:01 2009 Subject: Re: GCG Thanks Mike. Our regional group needs to be viewed as a partner with VEDP. We are on the same team. I can maintain complete confidentiality at all times. Please know my desire is help number 1 Virginia win and number 2 Gateway win.

Regards Renee Renee Wyatt-Chapline Executive Director Virginia's Gateway Region 256 East Ellerslie A venue, Suite D Colonial Heights, VA 23834 800.386.8925 toll free 804.732.8971 office 804.720.2352 cell 804.518.0530 fax www.gatewayregion.com *Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBelTy

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Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 18:49:08 -0400 To: <rchapline@gatewayregion.com> Cc: Povar, Liz<LPovar@yesvirginia.org> Subject: GCG

Renee: Talked to Liz. Going forward I'll be glad to provide you with answers to any and all questions you may have about our efforts to qualify this project from both an operational and financial perspective. Regards, Mike Sent from my Blackbeny Mobile: 804-305-3433

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Lehmkuhler, Mike Monday, October OS, 2009 6:59 PM 'MHeath@Yesmartinsville.com' GCG Visit

What about having NS there? Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433

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From: Wright, Linwood To: Lehmkuhler, Mike Sent: Mon Oct OS 17:07:19 2009 Subject: RE: GCG Mike, Jeff has confirmed that he will be here Wednesday morning at 11:00. Things are cooking!
Linwood

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Linwood: Suggest you include Jeff Savage from NS for the visit. Thanks, Mike

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Lehmkuhler, Mike Monday, October OS, 2009 4:23 PM jlsavage@nscorp.com' Re: GCG Visit

Thanks. Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433

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Sent: Man Oct OS 16:23:38 2009 Subject: RE: GCG Visit Mike: I have not been called on this one, but I'm available if needed ..... Jeff

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Thanks. Willi see you in Danville the day before? Linwood wright is orchestrating things locally. Initial meeting is at the airport conference room. Can call him if you need me to. Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433

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Cc: Renee Wyatt-Chapline ; egupton@gatewayregion.com

Sent: Man Oct OS 1S:S9:S9 2009 Subject: RE: GCG Visit Mike:
NS can pick up the helicopter expense for a fly over. I need to know an exact time when we can expect to be able to be at the Wakefield Airport. Can we say 10:45? Or should we say 11 am? I need to let the copter service know. Jeff Renee: I'll need to get the weights of the 4 folks flying in the copter. Can you or Emily get this for me? Thanks,, ,Jeff

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To: Renee Wyatt-Chapline; egupton@gatewayregion.com
Cc: David Hudgins Subject: GCG Visit
As you know, GCG is a very that plans to invest as forecast for 2012). very large industrial manufacturing project involving a foreign start-up operation and employuction workers in three years (start of operations is

The COO a~~to r of plant construction are conducting preliminary visits to th ree mega sites in Virginia that offer the capability o cres for the initial phase of production and up to a total of~s to accommodate expected long-term grow projections. Mega sites are desirable because of buffer req~ manufacturing footprint and supplier park considerations. This project is c ontingent upon successful final negotiations of key strategic partner agreements as well as resolution of unique financing arrangements. More details will be revealed to local officials about the nature of these once a single Virginia site has been preliminarily selected for additional consideration. No information yet as to utility requirements, but the phase one expectation is something on the order of the following : Electricity Water & Sewer month Ilion gpd

Natural gas and on-site rail will also be required. No idea yet as to volumes for either. Your second site visit is tentatively scheduled to occur on Thursday, October 8 h. John Loftus and I plan to arrive with our guests in Waverly at 10:00 am (meeting place TBD). Attached are the maps we have shared so far with the prospect. As before, the meeting participants should be limited to technical experts that can speak to the site characteristics, timeframes for infrastructure development and utilities capabilities. To repeat, this is a preliminary visit to evaluate technical considerations and local participation should be limited to essential personnel that can address questions concerning site development. We would like to leave at 10:30 am for a tour of the Waverly Mega Site and plan to depart from there around noon. A helicopter tour of the site is optional. Due to budgetary constraints, VEDP will not be able to participate in the cost for such a flyover. Thanks in advance for your help in continuing to make the company visits both quiet and effective Please call me on my cell phone (804-305-3433) if you have any questions.
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Mike Lehmkuhler Leader, Transportation Team Business Development Virg inia Economic Development Partnership P.O. Box 798 Richmond, VA 23218-0798 Phone: (804) 545-5722 Mobile: (804) 305-3433 Fax: (804) 545-5701 <mailto:mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org> Virg inia: " Best State for Business" (Forbes.com, CNBC & Po llina Real Estate)

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lehmkuhler, Mike Monday, October 05, 2009 4:02PM 'rchapline@gatewayregion.com'; 'jlsavage@nscorp.com' 'rwyatt@gatewayregion.com'; 'egupton@gatewayregion.com' Re: GCG Visit

I'll get you the weight information. Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433

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To: 'Savage, Jeffrey' ; l ehmkuhler, Mike
Cc: 'Renee Wyatt-Chapline' ; Emily Gupton Sent: Mon Oct OS 16:00:38 2009 Subject: RE: GCG Visit Will do .. .Thanks Renee
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..- -- - - -- --- · --·----- --··-·-·- --From: Savage, Jeffrey [mailto:jlsavage@nscorp.com] Sent: Monday, October OS, 2009 4:00 PM To: 'lehmkuhler, Mike' Cc: Renee Wyatt-Chapllne; eguoton@gatewayregion.com Subject: RE: GCG Visit Importance: High

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Mike: NS can pick up the helicopter expense for a fly over. I need to know an exact time when we can expect to be able to be at the Wakefield Airport. Can we say 10:45? Or should we say 11am? I need to let the copter service know. Jeff Renee: I'll need to get the weights of the 4 folks flying in the copter. Can you or Emily get this for me? Thanks,.,Jeff

From: Lehmkuhler, Mike [.m.ailto:Mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org] Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2009 10:01 PM To: Renee Wyatt-Chapline; egupton@gatewavregion.com Cc: David Hudgins Subject: GCG Visit
As you know. GCG is a ve~l, very large industrial manufacturing project involving a foreign start-up operation that plans to invest as muc~ and emplo~duction workers in three years (start of operations is forecast for 2012).

The COO and director of plant construction are conducting preliminary visits to three mega sites in Virginia that offer the capability o~res for the initial phase of production and up to a total ~res to accommodate expected long-term g~jections. Mega sites are desirable because of buffer requirements, manufacturing footprint and supplier park considerations.
This project is contingent upon successful final negotiations of key strategic partner agreements as well as resolution of unique financing arrangements. More details will be revealed to local officials about the nature of these once a single Virginia site has been preliminarily selected for additional consideration.

No information yet as to utility requirements, but the phase one expectation is something on the order of the following: Electricity Water & Sewer month ion gpd

Natural gas and on-site rail will also be required. No idea yet as to volumes for either. Your second site visit is tentatively scheduled to occur on Thursday, October 81n. John Loftus and I plan to arrive with our guests in Waverly at 10:00 am (meeting place TBD). Attached are the maps we have shared so far with the prospect. As before, the meeting participants should be limited to technical experts that can speak to the site characteristics, timeframes for infrastructure development and utilities capabilities. To repeat, this is a preliminary visit to evaluate technical considerations and local participation should be limited to essential personnel that can address questions concerning site development. We would like to leave at 10:30 am for a tour of the Waverly Mega Site and plan to depart from there around noon. A helicopter tour of the site is optional. Due to budgetary constraints, VEDP will not be able to participate in the cost for such a flyover. Thanks in advance for your help in continuing to make the company visits both quiet and effective Please call me on my cell phone (804-305-3433) if you have any questions.

Mike Lehmkuhler Leader, Transportation Team Business Development Virginia Economic Development Partnership P.O. Box 798 Richmond, VA 23218-0798 Phone: (804) 545-5722 Mobile: (804) 305-3433 Fax: (804) 545-5701 <mailto:mlehmkuhler@yesvirqinia.org>
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Motley, Dan L. <dan.motley@nscorp.com> Monday, October 05, 2009 9:50 AM Lehmkuhler, Mike RE: GCG - Roma Site Visit

OK. Jeff C. and I are headed to Northern VA in the morning for a few meetings tomorrow afternoon but I can drive back for the Martinsville meeting if needed. Thanks.

Dan L. Motley Industrial Development Manager Norfolk Southern Corporation llO Franklin Road, SE Roanoke, Virginia 24042-0012 Phone: 540-981-4586 Fax: 540·981-4226 Email: dlmotlev@nscorp .com

From: Lehmkuhler, Mike [mailto:Mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org]

Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 9:44 AM
To: dan.motley@nscoro.com

Subject: Re: GCG - Roma Site Visit

Yeah. Let me know if you don't. Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433

From: Motley, Dan L. To: Lehmkuhler, Mike

Sent: Men Oct 05 09:16:21 2009 Subject: RE: GCG - Roma Site Visit
Mike, Thanks for the note. I assume that I should wait to hear from Mark Heath to see if I'm needed at the meeting?

Dan L. Motley Industrial Development Manager Norfolk Southern Corporation llO Franklin Road, SE Roanoke, Virginia 24042-0012 Phone: 540-981-4586 Fax: 540-981-4226 Email: dlmotlev@nscorp.com

From: Lehmkuhler, Mike [mailto:Mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org]

Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2009 9:47 PM
To: Mark Heath

Cc: Loftus, John Subject: GCG - Roma Site Visit
~CG is a very1nvest as muc

ial, very large ion and employ

anufacturing project involving a foreign start-up operation that plans to duction workers in three years (start of operations is forecast for 2012).

The COO a-nd director of plant construction are conducting preliminary visits to three mega sites in Virginia that offer the capability o cres for the initial phase of production and up to a total o~res to accommodate expected long-term grow projections. Mega sites are desirable because of buffer requrrements, manufacturing footprint and supplier park considerations.

.

This project is contingent upon successful final negotiations of key strategic partner agreements as well as resolution of unique financing arrangements. More details will be revealed to local officials about the nature of these once a single VIrginia site has been preliminarily selected for additional consideration.
No information yet as to utility requirements, but the phase one expectation is something on the order of the following: Electricity Water & Sewer Natural gas and on-site rail will also be required. No idea yet as to volumes for either. Your site visit is tentatively scheduled to occur on Wednesday, October 7'h. John Loftus and I plan to arrive w ith our guests in Martinsville at 2:00 pm (meeting place TBD}. Attached are the maps we have shared so far with the prospect. The meeting participants should be limited to technical experts that can speak to the site characteristics, timeframes for infrastructure development and utilities capabilities. To repeat, this is a preliminary visit to evaluate technical considerations and local participation should be limited to essential personnel that can address questions concerning site development. We would like to leave Martinsville at 3:00 pm for a tour of the Roma Mega Site and plan to depart from there at 4:30 pm to return to Richmond. A helicopter tour of the site Is optional. Due to budgetary constraints, VEDP will not be able to participate in the cost for such a flyover. Thanks in advance for your help in making this a quiet and effective visit. Please call me on my cell phone (804-3053433) if you have any questions.

Mike Lehmkuhler Leader, T ransportation Team Business Development Virginia Economic Development Partnership P.O. Box 798 Richmond, VA 23218-0798

Phone: (804) 545-5722
Mobile: (804) 305-3433 Fax: (804) 545-5701 <mailto: mlehmkuhler@yesvirg inia. org>

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Lehmkuhler, Mike Monday, October OS, 2009 9:49AM 'dan.motley@nscorp.com' Re: GCG - Berry Hill Visit

Thanks. Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433

From: Motley, Dan L. To: Lehmkuhler, Mike

Sent: Man Oct OS 09:49:51 2009 Subject: RE: GCG- Berry Hill Visit
OK, I'll do it.

Dan L. Motley Industrial Development Manager Norfolk Southern Corporation llO Franklin Road, SE Roanoke, Virginia 24042-0012 Phone: 540-981-4586 Fax: 540-981-4226 Email: dlmotlev@nscorp.com

From: Lehmkuhler, Mike [mailto:Mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.orgl

Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 9:45 AM
To: dlmotley@nscorp.com

Subject: Fw: GCG - Berry Hill Visit

On second thought please do it for me. I am out of the office for awhile. Thanks Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433

From: Lehmkuhler, Mike To: 'dan.motley@nscorp.com'

Sent: Mon Oct OS 09:43:23 2009 Subject: Re: GCG - Berry Hill Visit
I can do it. Thanks.

Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433

From: Motley, Dan L. To : Lehmkuhler, Mike Sent: Mon Oct OS 09:17:28 2009 Subject: RE; GCG - Berry Hill Visit Mike, Oanville is Jeff Savage's area- want me to forward to him or is he blind copied on your note?

Dan L. Motley Industrial Development Manager Norfolk Southern Corp01•ation 110 Franklin Road, SE Roanoke, Virginia 24042-0012 Phone: 540-981-4586 Fax: 540-981-4226 Email: dhnotley@nscorp.com

From: Lehmkuhler, Mike I:.!n.illtto:MLehmkuhler@yesvlrginia.org] Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2009 9:41PM To: Stratton, Jeremy; Wright, Linwood Cc: Loftus, John Subject: GCG - Berry Hill Visit GCG is a very. invest as muc . ntial, very large ~anufacturing project involving a foreign start-up operation that plans to Ilion and emploduction workers in three years (start of operations is forecast for 2012).

The COO a~ ctor of plant construction are conducting preliminary visits to three mega sites in Virginia that offer the capability o cres for the initial phase of production and up to a total ~cres to accommodate expected long-term grow projections. Mega sites are desirable because or buffer requirements, manufacturing footprint and supplier park considerations. This project is contingent upon successful final negotiations of key strategic partner agreements as well as

resolution of unique financing arrangements. More details will be revealed to local officials about the nature of these once a single Virginia site has been preliminarily selected for additional consideration.
No Information yet as to utility requirements, but the phase one expectation is something on the order of the following: Electricity Water & Sewer Natural gas and on-site rail will also be required. No Idea yet as to volumes for either. Your site visit is tentatively scheduled to occur on Wednesday, October J'h. John Loftus and I plan to arrive with our guests in Danville at 11:00 am (meeting place TBD; can box lunches be provided?). Attached are the maps we have shared so far with the prospect. The meeting participants should be limited to technical experts that can speak to the site characteristics, timeframes for infrastructure development and utilities capabilities. To repeat, this is a preliminary visit to evaluate technical considerations and local participation should be limited to essential personnel that can address questions concerning site development. We would like to leave Danville at noon for a tour of the Berry Hill Mega Site and plan to depart from there at 1:30 pm for the next destination . A helicopter tour of the site Is optional. Due to budgetary constraints, VEDP will not be able to participate in the cost for such a flyover. Thanks in advance for your help in making this a quiet and effective visit. Please call me on my cell phone (804-3053433) if you have any questions.
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Mike Lehmkuhler Leader, Transportation Team Business Development Virginia Economic Development Partnership P.O. Box798 Richmond, VA 23218-0798 Phone: (804) 545-5722 Mobile: (804) 305-3433 Fax: (804) 545-5701 <mailto:mlehmkuhler@yesvirqinia.org>
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Lehmkuhler, Mike Monday, October OS, 2009 8:39 AM 'wrightl@d.danville.va.us' Re: GCG- Berry Hill Visit

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You are correct. Four of us in all Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433
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From: Wright, Linwood To: Lehmkuhler, Mike Cc: Lacy, Lyle Sent: Mon Oct OS 08:08:00 2009 Subject: RE: GCG- Berry Hill Visit Mike, can you give me the head count for the visitors who will need to view the mega site? I think from your message that there will be two persons from the company and two of you from VEDP, but I want to be absolutely certain before I sta rt making arrangements for a flyover. Linwood From: Lehmkuhler, Mike [fllililtQ.~Lehmkuhler@yesvirqinfa,.,QJ9] Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2009 9:41 PM To: Stratton, Jeremy; Wright, Linwood Cc: Loftus, John Subject: GCG- Berry Hill Visit
GCG is a very confidential, very large ·n invest as muchion and emplo strial manufacturing project involving a foreign start-up operation that plans to duction workers in three years (start of operations is forecast for 2012).

The COO and director of plant construction are conducting Qreliminarv visits to three mega sites in Virginia that offer the capability of~cres for the initial phase of production and up to a total o~es to accommodate expected long-term gr'OWt'h"'Projections. Mega sites are desirable because of buffer requirements, manufacturing footprint and supplier park considerations.
This project Is contingent upon successful final negotiations of key strategic partner agreements as well as resolution of unique financing arrangements. More details will be revealed to local officials about the nature of these once a single Virginia site has been preliminarily selected for additional consideration.

No information yet as to utility requirements, but the phase one expectation is something on the order of the following: Electricity Water & Sewer Natural gas and on-site rail will also be required. No idea yet as to volumes for either. Your site visit is tentatively scheduled to occur on Wednesday, October 71h. John Loftus and I plan to arrive with our guests in Danville at 11 :00 am (meeting place TBD; can box lunches be provided?). Attached are the maps we have shared so far with the prospect. The meeting participants should be limited to technical experts that can speak to the site characteristics, timeframes for infrastructure development and utilities capabilities. To repeat, this is a preliminary visit to evaluate technical

considerations and local participation should be limited to essential personnel that can address questions concerning site development. We would like to leave Danville at noon for a tour of the Berry Hill Mega Site and plan to depart from there at 1:30 pm for the next destination. A helicopter tour of the site is optional. Due to budgetary constraints, VEDP will not be able to participate in the cost for such a flyover. Thanks in advance for your help in making this a quiet and effective visit. Please call me on my cell phone (804-3053433) if you have any questions. Mike Lehmkuhler Leader, Transportation Team Business Development Virginia Economic Development Partnership P.O. Box 798 Richmond, VA 23218-0798 Phone: (804} 545-5722 Mobile: (804) 305-3433 Fax: (804) 545-5701 <mailto:mlehmkuhler@yesvirqinia.org>
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egupton@gatewayregion.com Monday, October OS, 2009 7:59 AM Lehmkuhler, Mike; Renee Chapline Mr. C. David Hu~g in s Re: GCG Visit

Good morning Mike, Thank you for this opportunity. We will make preparations accordingly. Best, Sent from my V erizon Wireless BlackBerry

From: "Lelunkuhler, Mike" <MLelunkuhler@yesvirginia.org>
Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2009 22:01:1 1 -0400

To: Renee Wyatt-Chapline<rchapline@gatewayregion.com>; <egupton@gatewayregion.com> Cc: David Hudgins<dhudgins@odec.com> Subject: GCG Visit
As you know, GCG is ave . . . I, very large industrial manufacturing project involving a foreign start-up operation that plans to invest as muc and employuction workers in three years (start of operations is forecast for 2012). The COO a. of plant construction are conducting preliminary visits t~~~ o three me a sites in Virginia that offer the es for the initial phase of production and up to a total of to accommodate expected capability of , anufacturing footprint and long-term grow proJections. Mega sites are desirable because of buffer req supplier park considerations.

This project is contingent upon successful final negotiations of key strategic partner agreements as well as resol ution of unique financing arrangements. More details will be revealed to local officials about the nature of these once a single Virginia site has been preliminarily selected for additional consideration.
No information yet as to utility requirements, but the phase one expectation is something on the order of the following: Electricity Water & Sewer Natural gas and on-site rail will also be required. No idea yet as to volumes for either. Your second site visit is tentatively scheduled to occur on Thursday, October 8 h. John Loftus and I plan to arrive with our guests in Waverly at 10:00 am (meeting place TBD). Attached are the maps we have shared so far with the prospect. As before, the meeting participants should be limited to technical experts that can speak to the site characteristics, timeframes for infrastructure development and utilities capabilities. To repeat, this is a preliminary visit to evaluate technical considerations and local participation should be limited to essential personnel that can address questions concerning site development. We would like to leave at 10:30 am for a tour of the Waverly Mega Site and plan to depart from there around noon.
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A helicopter tour of the site is optional. Due to budgetary constraints, VEDP will not be able to participate in the cost for such a flyover. Thanks in advance for your help in continuing to make the company visits both quiet and effective Please call me on my cell phone (804-305-3433) if you have any questions.

Mike Lehmkuhler Leader, Transportation Team Business Development Virginia Economic Development Partnership P.O. Box 798 Richmond, VA 23218-0798 Phone: (804) 545-5722 Mobile: (804) 305-3433 Fax: (804) 545-5701 <mailto:mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org>
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From:
Lehmkuhler, Mike Monday, October OS, 2009 7:21 AM 'gary.tang@wmgta.com' Re: Virginia Mega Site Maps

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No problem. Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433

From: Gary Tang

To: Lehmkuhler, Mike
Sent: Sun Oct 04 22:57:35 2009 Subject: RE: Virginia Mega Site Maps Mike,
The first day visit schedule looks fine with us. In the second day, it would great to have a site review meeting but we would like to take off after Sussex County visit. Let's have the review meeting in a later date. Thanks Gary

From: Lehmkuhler, Mike [mailto:Mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org] Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2009 8:38 PM To: gary.tang@wmgta.com Subject: RE: Virginia Mega Site Maps
Gary: Here are my preliminary thoughts about an agenda for next Wednesday: Meet in the Jefferson Hotel for breakfast at 7:30. Depart at 8:00. Arrive in Danville at 11:00 am for discussion, early lunch and site visit (box lunches provided). Depart Danville at noon for Berry Hill Site visit Depart the Berry Hill Site at 1:30 pm Arrive in Martinsville at 2:00 pm for discussion Depart Martinsville at 3:00 pm for Roma Site visit Depart Roma Site for Richmond at 4:30 pm Arrive Richmond at 7:30pm for dinner Sound OK to you? My thinking for Thursday is a later breakfast and departure for the Waverley site visit in Sussex County. Maybe have breakfast at 8:30 and leave at 9:00 for the trip to Sussex (arriving at 10:00). The we can depart at noon, have lunch

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somewhere on the way back or in Richmond, followed by a sites review meeting at our offices before taking you to the train station. -Mike
From: gary.tang@wmgta.com [mailto:gary.tang@wmgta.com]

Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2009 2:50 PM
To: Lehmkuhler, Mike

Subject: Re: Virginia Mega Site Maps

I have not booked the trian tickets yet. I recall there is only one departure to DC around 5:30. Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

From: "Lehmkuhler, Mike" <MLehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org> Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2009 09:52:23 -0400 To: <gary.tang@wmgta.com> Subject: Re: Virginia Mega Site Maps

When does your Amtrak train depart on Thursday? Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433

From: gary.tang@wmgta.com To: Lehmkuhler, Mike

Sent: Sat Oct 03 20:22:06 2009 Subject: Re: Virginia Mega Site Maps Mike, that would be great! Let's have a breakfast at 7:30 and head to the sites after that. Thank you for the arrangement and information. See you then. Gary

Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

From: "Lelnnkuhler, Mike" <MLehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org> Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2009 20:16:06 -0400 To: <gary.tang@wmgta.com> Subject: Re: Virginia Mega Site Maps

I could come at 7:30 and have breakfast with you at the hotel or just pick you both up at 8:30. Your choice. Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433

From: Gary Tang To: Lehmkuhler, Mike
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Sent: Sat Oct 03 18:39:08 2009 Subject: RE: Virginia Mega Site Maps
Mike, Our flight will arrive around 6 h 9PM, which has high probability to be not on-time. I appreciate your offer and would rather not to bother you for the pickup at night because you will have a long drive on 10/7 for the visits. We can easily take a cab to the hotel. Thanks again for your kind offer. What time should we meet on ?'h? Best regards, Gary Tang
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From: Lehmkuhler, Mike [mailto:MLehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org]

Sent: Saturday, October 03, 2009 5:37 PM
To: gary.tang@wmgta.com

Subject: Re: Virginia Mega Site Maps

Gary: That will work. I will also be happy to meet you Tuesday evening and take you to the hotel for check-in if you like. Regards, Mike Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433

From: Gary Tang To: Lehmkuhler, Mike

Sent: Sat Oct 03 13:55:24 2009 Subject: RE: Virginia Mega Site Maps
Mike, We will pass the Cooke Rail Site and Emporia site for this visit. Given that, here is a proposed trip. Please let me know whether that works. 10/7: Rom a Tract and Berry Hill Mega Park. Back to Richmond on the same night, if possible. 10/8: Waverly Mega Site. We head back to DC in the afternoon by train. Would you please pick us up at the hotel Oct 7? Thanks, Gary
From: Lehmkuhler, Mike [mailto:MLehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org]

Sent: Friday, October 02, 2009 10:20 AM
To: gary.tang@wmgta.com

Subject: RE: Virginia Mega Site Maps
OK. Thanks.
From: gary.tang@wmgta.com [mailto:gary.tang@wmgta.com]

Sent: Friday, October 02, 2009 9:26 AM
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To: Lehmkuhler, Mike

Subject: Re: Virginia Mega Site Maps Mike, not yet. I will provide you our thoughts later today. The least interested site is Cooke site. Sent via BlackBerry from T -Mobile

From: "Lehmkuhler, Mike" Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2009 08:29:21 -0400 To: <gary.tang@wmgta.com>
Subject: Re: Virginia Mega Site Maps
Do you have any idea yet if we will visit all of the sites?

Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433

From: Gary Tang To: Lehmkuhler, Mike Sent: Thu Oct 01 20:22:08 2009 Subject: RE: Virginia Mega Site Maps Mike, Thank you much for the detailed introduction. Look forward to seeing you on Oct

7'h -Gary

From: Lehmkuhler, Mike [mailto:MLehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org)

Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 3:08 PM
To: gary.tang@wmgta.com

Cc: charles.wang@wmgta.com; Dahlquist, Roy

Subject: RE: Virginia Mega Site Maps
The Cooke Rail site is closest to Dulles International Airport and also close to the University of Virginia, Charlottesville airport and Richmond airport. Attached is a map for Cooke Rail that shows how several very large buildings can be situated on the 1, 000 + acre site. Also attached is a map that shows the Greensville-Emporia site can be expanded to over 3,200 acres.

From: Lehmkuhler, Mike Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 12:42 PM To: gary.tang@wmgta.com Cc: charles.wang@wmgta.com; Dahlquist, Roy Subject: RE: Virginia Mega Site Maps
A couple of things to point regarding the maps: • None of the sites are deemed to have "fatal flaws". All of these sites can meet the Mega Site criteria listed in the attached Word document within the timeframe required The Waverly Mega Site does not have a "hole" in the middle of the property boundaries. The "hole" is an existing, unoccupied industrial park The Roma Mega Site is actually capable of being as much as 4,000 acres (see attached illustration)

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In addition to Greensboro, North Carolina. the Berry Hill and Roma mega sites also have very good proximity to airports in Lynchburg and Roanoke via 4 lane divided highway roads in Virginia (please refer to "Overview" map provided yesterday)

From: Gary Tang [mailto:gary.tang@wmgta.com]

Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 6:31 PM To: Lehmkuhler, Mike Cc: charles.wang@wmgta.com; Dahlquist, Roy Subject: RE: VIrginia Mega Site Maps
Mike, That is great. Once we take a look at the information, we will propose the visit schedule. Thanks, Gary

From: Lehmkuhler, Mike [mailto:Mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org]

Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 6:21 PM To: gary.tang@wmgta.com Cc: charles.wang@wmgta.com; Dahlquist, Roy Subject: Re: Virginia Mega Site Maps

FYI - I no longer have a potential conflict on the 8th and will be able to join you both days if necessary to visit all of the sites you wish

to see

Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433 ----- Original Message ----From: gary.tang@wmgta.com <gary.tang@wmgta.com> To: Lehmkuhler, Mike Cc: Charlie Wang <Charles. Wang@wmgta.com>; Dahlquist, Roy Sent: Wed Sep 30 13:00:40 2009 Subject: Re: Virginia Mega Site Maps Mike, thanks. ------Original Message-----From: Mike Lehmkuhler To: gary.tang@wmgta.com Cc: Charlie Wang Cc: Roy Dahlquist Sent: Sep 30, 2009 12:57 PM Subject: Virginia Mega Site Maps Gary: Here is the link to maps for all 5 siteshttp:/fFiles.YesVirginia.org/GetFile.aspx?file-%2f\vEFOzM5NDiwODM4NDpHQOcuemlwOnNzYW5kZXJzOHllc3ZpcmdpbmlhL m9yZzo2aXJnaW5pYWJlc21uZXNz <httn:/fFiles.YesVirginia.org/GetFile.aspx?file-%2f\vEFOzM5NDiwODM4NDpHQOcuemlwOnNzYW5kZXJzQHllc3ZpcmdpbmlhL m9yZzo2aXJnaW5p YWJ l c2luZXNz> The password is: virginiabusiness
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Regards, Mike Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433 Sent via BlackBeny from T-Mobile

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Mark Heath <mheath@yesmartinsville.com> Monday, October 05, 2009 6:20AM lehmkuhler/ Mike Re: GCG - Roma Site Visit

Mike We want every look b~es maybe a push for us. I'll call this moming. .Mark Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Device

----- Original Message ••••• From: Lehmkuhler, Mike <MLehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org> To: Mark Heath Cc: Loftus, Jolm <JLofius@yesvirgini~> Sent: Sun Oct 04 21:46:34 2009 Subject: GCG - Roma Site Visit GCG ~confidential, v~ndustrial manufacturing project involving a foreign start-up operation that plans to invest as much on and emplo~duction workers in three years (start of operations is forecast for 2012).

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The COO and director of plant conshlJCtion are conducting prel~sits to three mega sites in Virginia that offer the capability of for the initial phase of production and up to total o~es to accommodate expected long-term gro\vth proJeCtiOns. Mega sites are desirable because of buffer requirements, manufacturing footprint and supplier park considerations.

a

This project is contingent upon successful final negotiations of key strategic partner agreements as well as resolution of unique financing arrangements. More details will be revealed to local officials about the nature of these once a single Virginia site has been preliminarily selected for additional consideration.

No information yet as to utility requirements, but the phase one expectation is something on tbe order of the following:

Electricity Water & Sewer

month Ilion gpd

itber. Natural gas and on-site rail will also be required. No idea yet as to volumes for e.

Your site visit is tentatively scheduled to occur on Wednesday, October 7th. John Loftus and I plan to arrive with our guests in Martinsville at 2:00 pm (meeting place TBD).

Attached are the maps we have shared so far with the prospect.

The meeting participants should be limited to technical expmts that can speak to the site characteristics, time frames for infrastructure development and utilities capabilities. To repeat, this is a preliminary visit to evaluate technical considerations and local pmticipation should be limited to essential personnel that can address questions concerning site development.

We would like to leave Martinsville at 3:00pm for a tour of the Roma Mega Site and plan to depart from there at 4:30pm to return to Richmond.

A helicopter tour of the site is optional. Due to budgetary constraints, VEDP will not be able to participate in the cost for such a flyover.

Thanks in advance for your help in making this a quiet and effective visit. Please call me on my cell phone (804-305-3433) if you have any questions.

Mike Lehmkuhler Leader, Transpmtation Team Business Development Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Richmond, VA 23218-0798 Phone: (804) 545-5722 Mobile: (804) 305-3433 Fax: (804) 545-5701 <mailto:mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org <mailto:mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org> > Virginia: "Best State for Business" (Forbes.com, CNBC & Pollina Real Estate)

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Stratton, Jeremy <stratja@ci.danville.va.us> Sunday, October 04, 2009 10:25 PM Lehmkuhler, Mike Re: GCG - Berry Hill Visit

Thanks Mike! I am in Reno with Brent Sheffler. Linwood will handle the visit and coordinate the details. Jeremy ----· Original Message -··-From: Lelunk1thler, Mike <MLehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org> To: Stratton, Jeremy; Wright, Linwood Cc: Loftus, John <Jl oftus@yesvirginia.org> Sent: Sun Oct 04 21 :41: 17 2009 Subject: GCG - Berry Hill Visit GCG ~ confidential, ve~ industrial manufacturing project involving a foreign start-up operation that plans to invest as muchion and employ~duction workers in three years (start of operations is forecast for 2012) .

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0 and director of plant construction are conducting preliminat)' visits to three mega sites in Virginia that offer the capability of cres for the initial phase of production and up to a total ores to accommodate expected long-term growth ons. Mega sites are desirable because of buffer requirem~ufacturing footprint and supplier park considerations.

This project is contingent upon successful final negotiations of key strategic par1ner agreements as well as resolution of unique financing arrangements. More details will be revealed to local officials about the nature of these once a single Virginia site has been preliminarily selected for additional consideration.

No information yet as to utility requirements, but the phase one expectation is something on the order of the fo llowing:

Electricity Water & Sewer

Natural gas and on-site rail wilt also be required. No idea yet as to volumes for either.

Your site visit is tentatively scheduled to occur on Wednesday, October 7th. John Loftus and I plan to arrive with our guests in Danville at 1.I :00 am (meeting place TBD; can box lunches be provided?).

Attached are the maps we have shared so far with the prospect.

The meeting participants should be limited to technical experts that can speak to the site characteristics, timeframes for infrastructure development and utilities capabilities. To repeat, this is a preliminary visit to evaluate technical considerations and local participation
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should be limited to essential personnel that can address questions concerning site development.

We would like to leave Danville at noon for a tour of the Beny Hill Mega Site and plan to depart fi·om there at I :30 pm for the next destination. A helicopter tour of the site is optional. Due to budgetary constraints, VEDP will not be able to pmticipate in the cost for such a flyover. Thanks in advance for your help in making this a quiet and effective visit. Please call me on my cell phone (804-305-3433) if you have any questions.

Mike Lehmkuhler

Leader, Transpm1ation Team
Business Development Virginia Economic Development Pmtnership P.O. Box 798 Richmond, VA 23218-0798 Phone: (804) 545-5722 Mobile: (804) 305-3433 Fax: (804) 545-5701 <mailto:mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org <mailto:mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org> > Virginia: "Best State for Business" (Forbes.com, CNBC & Pollina Real Estate)

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From: Lehmkvhler, Mike Sunday, October 04, 2009 10:08 PM Bennett, Roger M. Newell Baker (neweH.baker@nscorp.com) FW: GCG Visit Labor_Waverly. pdf; Trans_Waverly.pdf; Utility_Waverly.pdf; Environmental_Waverly. pdf

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Jeff Savage was blind-copied on this one. He participated in the first company visit to this Sussex site on September 22nd.
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From: Lehmkuhler, Mike Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2009 10:01 PM To: Renee Wyatt-Chapline; eaupton@gat~wayregion.corn Cc: David Hudgins Subject: GCG Visit As you know, GCG is a ve . . . I, very large~manufacturing project involving a foreign start-up operation that plans to invest as muc and emploduction workers In three years (start of operations is forecast for 2012). The COO ~~~r of plant construction are conducting preliminary visits to three mega sites in Virginia that offer the capability es for the initial phase of production and up to a total es to accommodate expected long-term gro proJections. Mega sites are desirable because of buffer manufacturing footprint and supplier park considerations.

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This project is contingent upon successful final negotiations of key strategic partner agreements as well as resolution of unique financing arrangements. More details will be revealed to local officials about the nature of these once a single Virginia site has been preliminarily selected for additional consideration. No information yet as to utility requirements, but the phase one expectation is something on the order of the following: Electricity Water & Sewer month illion gpd

Natural gas and on-site rail will also be required. No Idea yet as to volumes for either. Your second site visit is tentatively scheduled to occur on Thursday, October 8th. John Loftus and I plan to arrive with our guests in Waverly at 10:00 am (meeting place TBD). Attached are the maps we have shared so far with the prospect. As before, the meeting participants should be limited to technical experts that can speak to the site characteristics, timeframes for infrastructure development and utilities capabilities. To repeat, this is a preliminary visit to evaluate technical considerations and local participation should be limited to essential personnel that can address questions concerning site development. We would like to leave at 10:30 am for a tour of the Waverly Mega Site and plan to depart from there around noon. A helicopter tour of the site is optional. Due to budgetary constraints, VEDP will not be able to participate in the cost for such a flyover. Thanks in advance for your help in continuing to make the company visits both quiet and effective Please call me on my cell phone (804-305-3433) if you have any questions.

Mike Lehmkuhler Leader, Transportation Team Business Development Virginia Economic Development Partnership P.O. Box 798 Richmond, VA 23218-0798 Phone: (804) 545-5722 Mobile: (804) 305-3433 Fax: (804) 545-5701 <mailto:mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org> Virginia: "Best State for Business" (Forbes.com, CNBC & Pollina Real Estate) http://www.yesvirginia.org/whvvirginia/awards.aspx

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Lehmkuhler, Mike Sunday, October 04, 2009 10:10 PM Povar, Liz FW: GCG

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Louisa FYI

From: Bob Gibson [mailto:CRGibson@louisa.orgl

Sent: Saturday, October 03, 2009 9:13PM
To: Lehmkuhler, Mike

Subject: RE: GCG
thanks for trying

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Sent: Sat 10/3/2009 5:52PM
To: Bob Gibson

Subject: GCG
Bob: Heard from them today. Not interested in the Cooke Rail Site. Sorry. Regards, Mike Mike Lehmkuhler Leader, Transportation Team Business Development Virginia Economic Development Partnership P.O. Box798 Richmond, VA 23218-0798 Phone: (804) 545-5722 Mobile: (804) 305-3433 Fax: (804) 545-5701 <mailto:mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org> Virginia: "Best State for Business" (Forbes.com, CNBC & Pollina Real Estate) http:/lwww.yesvirginia.org/whyvirginia/awards.aspx

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Lehmkuhler, Mike Sunday, October 04, 2009 10:06 PM

Bennett, Roger M.
Newell Baker (newell.baker@nscorp.corn) FW: GCG - Berry Hill Visit Environrnentai_Berry_Hill.pdf; Labor_Berry_Hill.pdf; Trans_Berry_Hill.pdf; Utility_Berry_Hill.pdf

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FYI - Dan Motley was blind-copied. This is the Chinese auto assembly project that first surfaced in Mississippi. Not likely to happen but possible nonetheless.

----·-- -- --- -- --·-. -------From: Lehmkuhler, Mike Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2009 9:41 PM To: Stratton, Jeremy; Wright, Linwood Cc: Loftus, John Subject: GCG - Berry Hill Visit GCG is a very confidential, very large -· invest as muc~ion and emplo

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manufacturing project involving a foreign start-up operation that plans to eduction workers in three years (start of operations is forecast for 2012).

The COO ~~~r of plant construction are conducting preliminary visits t . e g a sites in Virginia that offer the res for the initial phase of production and up to a total of es to accommodate expected capability long-term gro projections. Mega sites are desirable because of buffer reqUirernen s, manufacturing footprint and supplier park considerations. This project is contingent upon successful final negotiations of key strategic partner agreements as well as resolution of unique f inancing arrangements. More details will be revealed to local officials about the nature of these once a single VIrginia site has been preliminarily selected for additional consideration. No information yet as to utility requirements, but the phase one expectation is something on the order of the following: Electricity Water & Sewer Natural gas and on-site rail will also be required. No idea yet as to volumes for either. Your site visit is tentatively scheduled to occur on Wednesday, October 7' • John Loftus and I plan to arrive with our guests in Danville at 11:00 am (meeting place TBD; can box lunches be provided?). Attached are the maps we have shared so far with the prospect. The meeting participants should be limited to technical experts that can speak to the site characteristics, timeframes for infrastructure development and utilities capabilities. To repeat, this is a preliminary visit to evaluate technical considerations and local participation should be limited to essential personnel that can address questions concerning site development. We would like to leave Danville at noon for a tour of the Berry Hill Mega Site and plan to depart from there at 1:30 pm for the next destination. A helicopter tour of the site is optional. Due to budgetary constraints, VEDP will not be able to participate in the cost for such a flyover. Thanks in advance for your help in making this a quiet and effective visit. Please call me on my cell phone (804-3053433) if you have any questions.
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Mike Lehmkuhler Leader, Transportation Team Business Development Virginia Economic Development Partnership P.O. Box 798 Richmond, VA 23218-0798 Phone: (804) 545-5722 Mobile: (804) 305-3433 Fax: (804) 545-5701 <mailto:mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org> · Virginia: "Best State for Business" (Forbes.com, CNBC & Pollina Real Estate) http://www.yesvirginia.org/whvvirginia/awards.aspx

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lehmkvhler, Mike Sunday, October 04, 2009 10:06 PM Bennett, Roger M. Newell Baker (newell.baker@nscorp.com) FW: GCG - Roma Site Visit Trans_Roma.pdf; Utility_Roma.pdf; Environmentai_Roma.pdf; labor_Roma.pdf

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. manufacturing project involving a foreign start-up operation that plans to eduction workers in three years {start of operations is forecast for 2012).

The COO . or of plant construction are conducting preliminary vi sit~a sites in Virginia that offer the capability res for the initial phase of production and up to a total ~ to accommodate expected long-term gro projections. Mega sites are desirable because of buffer requirements, manufacturing footprint and supplier park considerations. This project is contingent upon successful final negotiations of key strategic partner agr eements as well as resolution of unique f inancing arrangements. More details will be revealed to local officials about the nature of these once a single VIrginia site has been preliminarily selected for additional consideration. No information yet as to utility requirements, but the phase one expectation is something on the order of the following: Electricity Water & Sewer month illion gpd

Natural gas and on-site rail will also be required. No idea yet as to volumes for either. Your site visit is tentatively scheduled to occur on Wednesday, October ih. John Loftus and I plan to arrive with our guests In Martinsville at 2:00 prn (meeting place TBD). Attached are the maps we have shared so far with the prospect. The meeting participants should be limited to technical experts that can speak to the site characteristics, timeframes for infrastructure development and utilities capabilities. To repeat, this is a preliminary visit to evaluate technical considerations and local participation should be limited to essential person nel that can.address questions concerning site development. We would like to leave Martinsville at 3:00pm for a tour of the Roma Mega Site and plan to depart from there at 4:30pm to return to Richmond. A helicopter tour of the site Is optional. Due to budgetary constraints, VEDP wiH not be able to participate in the cost for such a flyover. Thanks in advance for your help in making this a quiet and effective visit. Please call me on my cell phone (804-3053433) if you have any questions.

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Mike Lehmkuhler Leader, Transportation Team Business Development Virginia Economic Development Partnership P.O. Box 798 Richmond, VA 23218-0798 Phone: (804) 545-5722 Mobile: (804) 305-3433 Fax: (804) 545-5701 <mailto:mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org>
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Lehmkuhler, Mike
Sunday, October 04, 2009 9:52 PM Povar, Liz RE: GCG - Roma Site Visit

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Yes. I will make it even clearer than below (see bold language) when I talk to them. From: Povar, Liz

Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2009 9:51 PM
To: Lehmkuhler, Mike Subject: RE: GCG- Roma Site Visit Assume you're giving them a quiet verbal heads-up that this isn't fully qualified?
From: Lehmkuhter, Mike Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2009 9:47PM To: r"lark Heath Cc: Loftus, John Subject: GCG - Roma Site Visit

GCG is a very confidential, very large i~~nufacturing project involving a foreign start-up operation that plans to invest as muc~ ion and emplo~uction workers in three years (start of operations is forecast for 2012).
The COO tor of plant construction are conducting preliminary visits ~~ o hree mega sites in Virginia that offer the res to accommodate expected capability o cres for the initial phase of production and up to a total o long-term growth projections. Mega sites are desirable because of buffer reqwemen s, manufacturing footprint and supplier park considerations.

This project is contingent upon successful final negotiations of key strategic partner agreements as well as resolution of unique financing arrangements. More details will be revealed to local officials about the nature of these once a s ing le Virginia site has been preliminarily selected for additional consideration.
No information yet as to utility requirements, but the phase one expectation is something on the order of the following: Electricity Water & Sewer month illion gpd

Natural gas and on-site rail will also be required. No idea yet as to volumes for either. Your site visit is tentatively scheduled to occur on Wednesday, October J'h. John Loftus and I plan to arrive with our guests in Martinsville at 2:00pm (meeting place TBD). Attached are the maps we have shared so far with the prospect. The meeting participants should be limited to technical experts that can speak to the site characteristics, timeframes for infrastructure development and utilities capabilities. To repeat, this is a preliminary visit to evaluate technical considerations and local participation should be limited to essential personnel that can address questions concerning site development. We would like to leave Martinsville at 3:00 pm for a tour of the Roma Mega Site and plan to depart from there at 4:30pm to return to Richmond. A helicopter tour of the site is optional. Due to budgetary constraints, VEDP will not be able to participate in the cost for such a flyover.
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Thanks in advance for your help in making this a quiet and effective visit. Please call me on my cell phone (804-3053433) if you have any questions.

Mike Lehmkuhler Leader, Transportation Team Business Development Virginia Economic Development Partnership P.O. Box 798 Richmond, VA 23218-0798 Phone: (804) 545-5722 Mobile: (804) 305-3433 Fax: (804) 545-5701 <mailto:mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org> Virginia: "Best State for Business" (Forbes.com, CNBC & Pollina Real Estate) http://www.yesvirginia.org/whvvirginia/awards.aspx

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Gary Tang <gary.tang@wmgta.com> Sunday, October 04, 2009 8:30 PM Lehmkuhler, Mike RE: Virginia Mega Site Maps

Mike, Not yet but we discussed. We will let you know. Thanks, Gary

From: Lehmkuhler, Mike [mailto:Mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org]

Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2009 8:26 PM To: gary.tang@wmgta.com Subject: RE: Virginia Mega Site Maps
Were you able yet to determine utilities requirements?
From: gary.tang@wmgta.com [mailto:gary.tang@wmgta.com]

Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2009 7:40 PM To: Lehmkuhler, Mike Subject: Re: Virginia Mega Site Maps

Mike, mr. "shoe" is fine. Thanks, Gary Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

From: "Lehmkuhler, Mike" <MLehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org> Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2009 19:35:44 -0400
To: <gary.tang@wmgta.com> Subject: Re: Virginia Mega Site Maps

Ok thanks. How would like to refer to Mr. Xu on this visit? I will introduce you only as Gary. What name should I use for him, other than Mr. "Shoe"? FYI -I will only be referring to GCG as a large industrial project, you as COO and Mr. Xu as the director of plant construction (unless he has a different title).

Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433

From: gary.tang@wmgta.com To: Lehmkuhler, Mike Sent: Sun Oct 04 14:49:41 2009 Subject: Re: Virginia Mega Site Maps I have not booked the trian tickets yet. I recall there is only one departure to DC around 5:30.
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From: "Lehmkuhler, Mike" <MLehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org> Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2009 09:52:23 -0400 To: <gary.tang@wmgta.com> Subject: Re: Virginia Mega Site Maps

When does your Amtrak train depart on Thursday? Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433

From: gary.tang@wmgta.com To: Lehmkuhler, Mike

Sent: Sat Oct 03 20:22:06 2009 Subject: Re: Virginia Mega Site Maps Mike, that would be great! Let's have a breakfast at 7:30 and head to the sites after that. Thank you for the atTangement and information. See you then. Gary Sent via BlackBeny from T -Mobile

From: "Lehmkuhler, Mike" <MLehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org> Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2009 20:16:06 -0400 To: <gary.tang@wmgta.com> Subject: Re: Virginia Mega Site Maps

I could come at 7:30 and have breakfast with you at the hotel or just pick you both up at 8:30. Your choice. Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433

From: Gary Tang To: Lehmkuhler, Mike

Sent: Sat Oct 03 18:39:08 2009 Subject: RE: Virginia Mega Site Maps
Mike, Our flight will arrive around 61h 9PM, which has high probability to be not on-time. I appreciate your offer and would rather not to bother you for the pickup at night because you will have a long drive on 10/7 for the visits. We can easily take a cab to the hotel. Thanks again for your kind offer. What time should we meet on 7'h? Best regards, Gary Tang
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From: Lehmkuhler, Mike [mailto:Mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org]

Sent: Saturday, October 03, 2009 5:37 PM
To: gary.tang@wmgta.com Subject: Re: Virginia Mega Site Maps

Gary: That will work. I will also be happy to meet you Tuesday evening and take you to the hotel for check-in if you like. Regards, Mike Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433

From: Gary Tang To: Lehmkuhler, Mike Sent: Sat Oct 03 13:55:24 2009 Subject: RE: Virginia Mega Site Maps Mike,

We will pass the Cooke Rail Site and Emporia site for this visit. Given that, here is a proposed trip. Please let me know whether that works. 10/7: Roma Tract and Berry Hill Mega Park. Back to Richmond on the same night, if possible. 10/8: Waverly Mega Site. We head back to DC in the afternoon by train. Would you please pick us up at the hotel Oct 7? Thanks, Gary
From: Lehmkuhler, Mike [mailto:MLehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org]

Sent: Friday, October 02, 2009 10:20 AM
To: gary.tang@wmgta.com Subject: RE: Virginia Mega Site Maps

OK. Thanks.
From: gary.tang@wmgta.com [mailto:gary.tang@wmgta.com]

Sent: Friday, October 02, 2009 9:26AM
To: Lehmkuhler, Mike Subject: Re: Virginia Mega Site Maps

Mike, not yet. I will provide you our thoughts later today. The least interested site is Cooke site. Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

From: "Lehmkuhler, Mike" Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2009 08:29:21 -0400 To: <gary.tang@wmgta.com>
Subject: Re: Virginia Mega Site Maps
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Do you have any idea yet if we will visit all of the sites? Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433

From: Gary Tang To: Lehmkuhler, Mike

Sent: Thu Oct 01 20:22:08 2009 Subject: RE: Virginia Mega Site Maps
Mike, Thank you much for the detailed introduction. Look forward to seeing you on Oct 7". -Gary

From: Lehmkuhler, Mike [mailto:MLehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org]

Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 3:08PM
To: gary.tang@wmgta.com

Cc: charles.wang@wmgta.com; Dahlquist, Roy Subject: RE: Virginia Mega Site Maps
The Cooke Rail site is closest to Dulles International Airport and also close to the University of Virginia, Charlottesville airport and Richmond airport. Attached is a map for Cooke Rail that shows how several very large buildings can be situated on the 1,000 +acre site. Also attached is a map that shows the Greensville-Emporia site can be expanded to over 3,200 acres.
From: Lehmkuhler, Mike

Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 12:42 PM
To: gary.tang@wmgta.com

Cc: charles.wang@wmgta.com; Dahlquist, Roy Subject: RE: Virginia Mega Site Maps
A couple of things to point regarding the maps: • • None of the sites are deemed to have "fatal flaws". All of these sites can meet the Mega Site criteria listed in the attached Word document within the timeframe required The Waverly Mega Site does not have a "hole" in the middle of the property boundaries. The "hole" is an existing, unoccupied industrial park The Roma Mega Site is actually capable of being as much as 4,000 acres (see attached illustration) In addition to Greensboro, North Carolina. the Berry Hill and Roma mega sites also have very good proximity to airports in Lynchburg and Roanoke via 4 lane divided highway roads in Virginia (please refer to "Overview" map provided yesterday)

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From: Gary Tang [mailto:gary.tang@wmgta.com]

Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 6:31 PM
To: Lehmkuhler, Mike

Cc: charles.wang@wmgta.com; Dahlquist, Roy Subject: RE: Virginia Mega Site Maps
Mike, That is great. Once we take a look at the information, we will propose the visit schedule.
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Thanks, Gary

From: Lehmkuhler, Mike [mailto:MLehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org) Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 6:21 PM To: gary.tang@wmgta.com Cc: charles.wang@wmgta.com; Dahlquist, Roy Subject: Re: Virginia Mega Site Maps

FYI- I no longer have a potential conflict on the 8th and will be able to join you both days if necessary to visit all of the sites you wish

to see

Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433 -----Original Message----From: gary.tang@wmgta.com <gary.tang@wmgta.com> To: Lehmkuhler, Mike Cc: Charlie Wang <Charles.Wang@wmgta.com>; Dahlquist, Roy Sent: Wed Sep 30 13:00:40 2009 Subject: Re: Virginia Mega Site Maps Mike, thanks. ------Original Message-----From: Mike Lehmkuhler To: gary.tang@wmgta.com Cc: Charlie Wang Cc: Roy Dahlquist Sent: Sep 30, 2009 12:57 PM Subject: Virginia Mega Site Maps Gary: Here is the link to maps for all 5 siteshttp://Files.YesVirginia.org/GetFile.aspx?file~%2fwEFOzM5ND!wODM4NDpHQOcuemlwOnNzYW5kZXJzQHIIc3ZpcmdpbmlhL

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The password is: virginiabusiness
Regards, Mike Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433 Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

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Lehmkuhler, Mike Thursday, October 01, 2009 3:08 PM 'gary.tang@wmgta.com' 'charles.wang@wmgta.com'; Dahlquist, Roy RE: Virginia Mega Site Maps Cooke Rail Building Pads. pdf; Greensville-Emporia Mega Site Study AreaJpg

The Cooke Rail site is closest to Dulles International Airport and also close to the University of Virginia, Charlottesville airport and Richmond airport. Attached is a map for Cooke Rail that shows how several very large buildings can be situated on the 1,000 +acre site. Also attached is a map that shows the Greensville-Emporia site can be expanded to over 3,200 acres.
From: Lehmkuhler, Mike

Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 12:42 PM
To: garv.tang@wmgta.com

Cc: charles.wang@wmgta.com; Dahlquist, Roy

Subject: RE: Virginia Mega Site Maps
A couple of things to point regarding the maps: • • None of the sites are deemed to have "fatal flaws". All of these sites can meet the Mega Site criteria listed in the attached Word document within the timeframe required The Waverly Mega Site does not have a "hole" in the middle of the property boundaries. The "hole" is an existing, unoccupied industrial park The Roma Mega Site is actually capable of being as much as 4,000 acres (see attached illustration) In addition to Greensboro, North Carolina. the Berry Hill and Roma mega sites also have very good proximity to airports in Lynchburg and Roanoke via 4 lane divided highway roads in Virginia (please refer to "Overview" map provided yesterday)

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From: Gary Tang fmailto:garv.tang@wmgta.coml

Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 6:31 PM
To: Lehmkuhler, Mike

Cc: charles.wang@wmgta.com; Dahlquist, Roy

Subject: RE: Virginia Mega Site Maps
Mike, That is great. Once we take a look at the information, we will propose the visit schedule. Thanks, Gary

From: Lehmkuhler, Mike [mailto:Mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.orgl

Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 6:21 PM
To: garv.tang@wmgta.com

Cc: charles.wang@wmgta.com; Dahlquist, Roy

Subject: Re: Virginia Mega Site Maps
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FYI· I no longer have a potential conflict on the 8th and will be able to join you both days if necessary to visit all of the sites you wish to see

Sent from my Blackberry Mobile: 804-305-3433 ----- Original Message -----

From: gary.tang@wmgta.com <gary.tang@wmgta.com>
To: Lehmknhler, Mike Cc: Charlie Wang <Charles. Wang@wmgta.com>; Dahlquist, Roy Sent: Wed Sep 30 13:00:40 2009 Subject: Re: Virginia Mega Site Maps Mike, thanks. ------Original Message-----From: Mike Lehmkuhler To: gary.tang@wmgta.com Cc: Charlie Wang Cc: Roy Dahlquist Sent: Sep 30, 2009 12:57 PM Subject: Virginia Mega Site Maps Gary: Here is the link to maps for all 5 siteshttp://Files.YesVirginia.org/GetFile.aspx?file~%2fwEFOzM5NDiwODM4NDpHQOcuemlwOnNzYW5kZXJzOHIIc3ZpcmdpbmlhL

m9yZzo2aXJnaW5pYWJlc21uZXNz
<http://Files.YesVirginia.org/GetFile.aspx?file~%2fwEFOzM5NDiwODM4NDpHOOcuemlwOnNzYW5kZXJzOHllc3ZpcmdpbmlhL

m9yZzp2aXJnaW5pYWJlc21uZXNz> The password is: virginiabusiness Regards, Mike Sent fi·om my Blackbeny Mobile: 804-305-3433 Sent via BlackBeny from T-Mobile

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Mike, This pdf has been reduced to 8.5 X 11. The file size is almost exactly the same size so although it may make it easier for the user on the other side to print to letter size there's no other advantage to having the smaller size. Enjoy.

Trent M. Park Manager, Geographic Information Systems Virginia Economic Development Partnership 901 East Byrd Street, 18th Floor West Tower Richmond, Virginia 23218 Phone: 804-545-5685 Fax: 804-545-5681 tpark@yesvirginia.org

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VIRGINL<\ ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP P.O. Box 798 . 901East Byrd Street Richmond, Virginia 23218·0798 804.545.5600 . www.YesVirginia.org

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Wednesday, October 7th Meet in the Jefferson Hotel for breakfast at 7:30am Depart at 8:00am Arrive in Danville at II :00 am for discussion, early lunch and site visit (box lunches provided) Depmt Danville at noon for Berry Hill Site visit Depart the Berry Hill Site at I :30 pm Arrive in Mattinsville at 2:00 pm for discussion Depmt Martinsville at 3:00pm for Roma Site visit Depart Roma Site for Richmond at 4:30pm Arrive Richmond at 7:30pm for dinner

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Meet in the Jefferson Hotel for breakfast at 8:30 am Depart at 9:00 am Arrive in Waverly at 10:00 am for discussion and site visit (box lunches provided) Depart Waverly site at 12:30 pm

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Lehmkuhler, Mike
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Lehmkuhler, Mike Thursday, October 01, 2009 12:50 PM 'gary.tang@wmgta.com'; charles.wang@wmgta.com Automotive Plant Layouts Martinsville Engineering PlanJPG; PITTSYLVANIA CO MEGA SITE DANVILLE, VA.pdf; Greensville-Emporia Auto Plant Rendering.pdf; Greensville-Emporia Automotive Layout pdf

The first attachment is for the soma Site. Second attachment is for the Berry Hill site. Final two attachments are alternative layouts for the Greensville-Emporia site. Mike Lehmkuhler Leader, Transportation Team Business Development Virginia Economic Development Partnership P.O. Box 798 Richmond, VA 23218-0798 Phone: (804) 545-5722 Mobile: (804) 305-3433 Fax: (804) 545-5701 <mailto:mlehmkuhler@yesvirginia.org>
Virginia: "Best State for Business" (Forbes.com, CNBC & Pollina Real Estate) http://www.yesvirginia.org/whvvirginia/awards.aspx

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