Investment Management Trust Agreement

Investment Management Trust Agreement





                  INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT TRUST AGREEMENT

     This Agreement is made as of ________ ____, 2004 by and between China
Mineral Acquisition Corporation ("Company") and Continental Stock Transfer &
Trust Company ("Trustee").

     WHEREAS, the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-1, No. 333- ______
("Registration Statement"), for its initial public offering of securities
("IPO") has been declared effective as of the date hereof by the Securities and
Exchange Commission ("Effective Date"); and

     WHEREAS, Broadband Capital Management LLC ("Broadband") is acting as the
representative of the underwriters in the IPO; and

     WHEREAS, as described in the Company's Registration Statement, and in
accordance with the Company's Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation,
$20,400,000 of the net proceeds of the IPO ($23,460,000 if the underwriters
over-allotment option is exercised in full) will be delivered to the Trustee to
be deposited and held in a trust account for the benefit of the Company and the
holders of the Company's Common Stock issued in the IPO (the amount to be
delivered to the Trustee will be referred to herein as the "Property"; the
stockholders for whose benefit the Trustee shall hold the Property will be
referred to as the "Public Stockholders," and the Public Stockholders and the
Company will be referred to together as the "Beneficiaries"); and

     WHEREAS, The Company and the Trustee desire to enter into this Agreement to
set forth the terms and conditions pursuant to which the Trustee shall hold the
Property;

     IT IS AGREED:

1.   Agreements and Covenants of Trustee. The Trustee hereby agrees and
     covenants to:

     (a) Hold the Property in trust for the Beneficiaries in accordance with the
terms of this Agreement in a segregated trust account ("Trust Account")
established by the Trustee at a branch of JPMorgan Chase NY Bank selected by the
Trustee;

     (b) Manage, supervise and administer the Trust Account subject to the terms
and conditions set forth herein;

     (c) In a timely manner, upon the instruction of the Company, to invest and
reinvest the Property in any "Government Security." As used herein, Government
Security means any Treasury Bill issued by the United States, having a maturity
of one hundred and eighty days or less;

     (d) Collect and receive, when due, all principal and income arising from
the Property, which shall become part of the "Property," as such term is used
herein;







     (e) Notify the Company and Broadband of all communications received by it
with respect to any Property requiring action by the Company;

     (f) Supply any necessary information or documents as may be requested by
the Company in connection with the Company's preparation of the tax returns for
the Trust Account;

     (g) Participate in any plan or proceeding for protecting or enforcing any
right or interest arising from the Property if, as and when instructed by the
Company and/or Broadband to do so;

     (h) Render to the Company and to Broadband, and to such other person as the
Company may instruct, monthly written statements of the activities of and
amounts in the Trust Account reflecting all receipts and disbursements of the
Trust Account; and

     (i) Commence liquidation of the Trust Account only after receipt of and
only in accordance with the terms of a letter ("Termination Letter"), in a form
substantially similar to that attached hereto as either Exhibit A or Exhibit B,
signed on behalf of the Company by its President or Chairman of the Board and
Secretary, and complete the liquidation of the Trust Account and distribute the
Property in the Trust Account only as directed in the Termination Letter and the
other documents referred to therein. The Trustee understands and agrees that
disbursements from the Trust Account shall be made only pursuant to a duly
executed Termination Letter, together with the other documents referenced
herein. In all cases, the Trustee shall provide Broadband with a copy of any
Termination Letters and/or any other correspondence that it receives with
respect to any proposed withdrawal from the Trust Account promptly after it
receives same.

2.   Agreements and Covenants of the Company. The Company hereby agrees and
     covenants to:

     (a) Give all instructions to the Trustee hereunder in writing, signed by
the Company's Chief Executive Officer or Secretary. In addition, except with
respect to its duties under paragraph 1(i) above, the Trustee shall be entitled
to rely on, and shall be protected in relying on, any verbal or telephonic
advice or instruction which it in good faith believes to be given by any one of
the persons authorized above to give written instructions, provided that the
Company shall promptly confirm such instructions in writing;

     (b) Hold the Trustee harmless and indemnify the Trustee from and against
any and all expenses, including reasonable counsel fees and disbursements, or
loss suffered by the Trustee in connection with any action, suit or other
proceeding brought against the Trustee involving any claim, or in connection
with any claim or demand which in any way arises out of or relates to this
Agreement, the services of the Trustee hereunder, or the Property or any income
earned from investment of the Property, except for expenses and losses resulting
from the Trustee's gross negligence or willful misconduct. Promptly after the
receipt by the Trustee of notice of demand or claim or the commencement of any
action, suit or proceeding, pursuant to which the Trustee intends to seek
indemnification under this paragraph, it shall notify the Company in writing of
such claim (hereinafter referred to as the "Indemnified Claim"). The


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Trustee shall have the right to conduct and manage the defense against such
Indemnified Claim, provided, that the Trustee shall obtain the consent of the
Company with respect to the selection of counsel, which consent shall not be
unreasonably withheld. The Company may participate in such action with its own
counsel; and

     (c) Pay the Trustee an initial acceptance fee of $1,000 and an annual fee
of $3,000 (it being expressly understood that the Property shall not be used to
pay such fee). The Company shall pay the Trustee the initial acceptance fee and
first year's fee at the consummation of the IPO and thereafter on the
anniversary of the Effective Date. The Trustee shall refund to the Company the
fee (on a pro rata basis) with respect to any period after the liquidation of
the Trust Fund. The Company shall not be responsible for any other fees or
charges of the Trustee except as may be provided in paragraph 2(b) hereof (it
being expressly understood that the Property shall not be used to make any
payments to the Trustee under such paragraph).

3.   Limitations of Liability. The Trustee shall have no responsibility or
     liability to:

     (a) Take any action with respect to the Property, other than as directed in
paragraph 1 hereof and the Trustee shall have no liability to any party except
for liability arising out of its own gross negligence or willful misconduct;

     (b) Institute any proceeding for the collection of any principal and income
arising from, or institute, appear in or defend any proceeding of any kind with
respect to, any of the Property unless and until it shall have received
instructions from the Company given as provided herein to do so and the Company
shall have advanced or guaranteed to it funds sufficient to pay any expenses
incident thereto;

     (c) Change the investment of any Property, other than in compliance with
paragraph 1(c);

     (d) Refund any depreciation in principal of any Property;

     (e) Assume that the authority of any person designated by the Company to
give instructions hereunder shall not be continuing unless provided otherwise in
such designation, or unless the Company shall have delivered a written
revocation of such authority to the Trustee;

     (f) The other parties hereto or to anyone else for any action taken or
omitted by it, or any action suffered by it to be taken or omitted, in good
faith and in the exercise of its own best judgment, except for its gross
negligence or willful misconduct. The Trustee may rely conclusively and shall be
protected in acting upon any order, notice, demand, certificate, opinion or
advice of counsel (including counsel chosen by the Trustee), statement,
instrument, report or other paper or document (not only as to its due execution
and the validity and effectiveness of its provisions, but also as to the truth
and acceptability of any information therein contained) which is believed by the
Trustee, in good faith, to be genuine and to be signed or presented by the
proper person or persons. The Trustee shall not be bound by any notice or
demand, or any waiver, modification, termination or rescission of this agreement
or any of the terms hereof, unless evidenced by a written instrument delivered
to the Trustee signed by the proper party or



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parties and, if the duties or rights of the Trustee are affected, unless it
shall give its prior written consent thereto;

     (g) Verify the correctness of the information set forth in the Registration
Statement or to confirm or assure that any acquisition made by the Company or
any other action taken by it is as contemplated by the Registration Statement;
and

     (h) Pay any taxes on behalf of the Trust Account (it being expressly
understood that the Property shall not be used to pay any such taxes and that
such taxes, if any, shall be paid by the Company from funds not held in the
Trust Account).

4.   Termination. This Agreement shall terminate as follows:

     (a) If the Trustee gives written notice to the Company that it desires to
resign under this Agreement, the Company shall use its reasonable efforts to
locate a successor trustee. At such time that the Company notifies the Trustee
that a successor trustee has been appointed by the Company and has agreed to
become subject to the terms of this Agreement, the Trustee shall transfer the
management of the Trust Account to the successor trustee, including but not
limited to the transfer of copies of the reports and statements relating to the
Trust Account, whereupon this Agreement shall terminate; provided, however,
that, in the event that the Company does not locate a successor trustee within
ninety days of receipt of the resignation notice from the Trustee, the Trustee
may submit an application to have the Property deposited with the United States
District Court for the Southern District of New York and upon such deposit, the
Trustee shall be immune from any liability whatsoever that arises due to any
actions or omissions to act by any party after such deposit;

     (b) At such time that the Trustee has completed the liquidation of the
Trust Account in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1(i) hereof, and
distributed the Property in accordance with the provisions of the Termination
Letter, this Agreement shall terminate except with respect to Paragraph 2(b); or

     (c) On such date after ________ __, 2006 when the Trustee deposits the
Property with the United States District Court for the Southern District of New
York in the event that, prior to such date, the Trustee has not received a
Termination Letter from the Company pursuant to paragraph 1(i).

5.   Miscellaneous.

     (a) The Company and the Trustee each acknowledge that the Trustee will
follow the security procedures set forth below with respect to funds transferred
from the Trust Account. Upon receipt of written instructions, the Trustee will
confirm such instructions with an Authorized Individual at an Authorized
Telephone Number listed on the attached Exhibit C. The Company and the Trustee
will each restrict access to confidential information relating to such security
procedures to authorized persons. Each party must notify the other party
immediately if it has reason to believe unauthorized persons may have obtained
access to such information, or of any change in its authorized personnel. In
executing funds transfers, the Trustee will rely upon account numbers or other
identifying numbers of a beneficiary, beneficiary's bank or intermediary bank,
rather than names. The Trustee shall not be liable for any loss, liability or


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expense resulting from any error in an account number or other identifying
number, provided it has accurately transmitted the numbers provided.

     (b) This Agreement shall be governed by and construed and enforced in
accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to
conflict of laws. It may be executed in several counterparts, each one of which
shall constitute an original, and together shall constitute but one instrument.

     (c) This Agreement contains the entire agreement and understanding of the
parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof. This Agreement or any
provision hereof may only be changed, amended or modified by a writing signed by
each of the parties hereto; provided, however, that no such change, amendment or
modification may be made without the prior written consent of Broadband. As to
any claim, cross-claim or counterclaim in any way relating to this Agreement,
each party waives the right to trial by jury.

     (d) The parties hereto consent to the jurisdiction and venue of any state
or federal court located in the City of New York for purposes of resolving any
disputes hereunder.

     (e) Any notice, consent or request to be given in connection with any of
the terms or provisions of this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be sent
by express mail or similar private courier service, by certified mail (return
receipt requested), by hand delivery or by facsimile transmission:

              if to the Trustee, to:

                          Continental Stock Transfer
                          & Trust Company
                          17 Battery Place
                          New York, New York 10004
                          Attn:  Steven G. Nelson, Chairman
                          Fax No.: (212) 509-5150

              if to the Company, to:

                          China Mineral Acquisition Corporation
                          c/o Loeb & Loeb LLP
                          345 Park Avenue
                          New York, New York 10154
                          Attn:  Dr. Simon Mu, Chief Executive Officer
                                  and President
                          Attn:   Mitchell S. Nussbaum, Esq.
                          Fax No.:  (212) 407-4990


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              in either case with a copy to:

                          Broadband Capital Management LLC
                          805 Third Avenue, 15th Floor
                          New York, New York 10022
                          Attn:       Michael Rapp, Chairman
                          Fax No.:  (212) 782-9830





     (f) This Agreement may not be assigned by the Trustee without the prior
written consent of the Company and Broadband.

     (g) Each of the Trustee and the Company hereby represents that it has the
full right and power and has been duly authorized to enter into this Agreement
and to perform its respective obligations as contemplated hereunder. The Trustee
acknowledges and agrees that it shall not make any claims or proceed against the
Trust Account, including by way of set-off, and shall not be entitled to any
funds in the Trust Account under any circumstance.




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     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have duly executed this Investment
Management Trust Agreement as of the date first written above.





                                       CONTINENTAL STOCK TRANSFER & TRUST
                                       COMPANY, as  Trustee



                                        By:___________________________
                                        Name:  Steven G. Nelson
                                        Title: Chairman



                                        CHINA MINERAL ACQUISITION
                                        CORPORATION



                                        By:___________________________
                                        Name:  Dr. Simon Mu
                                        Title: Chief Executive Officer
                                               and President




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                                                                       EXHIBIT A

                             [LETTERHEAD OF COMPANY]
                                 [INSERT DATE]

Continental Stock Transfer
  & Trust Company
17 Battery Place
New York, New York 10004
Attn:  Steven G. Nelson

     Re: Trust Account No. [      ] Termination Letter

Gentlemen:

     Pursuant to paragraph 1(i) of the Investment Management Trust Agreement
between China Mineral Acquisition Corporation ("Company") and Continental Stock
Transfer & Trust Company ("Trustee"), dated as of _____________, 2004 ("Trust
Agreement"), this is to advise you that the Company has entered into an
agreement ("Business Agreement") with __________________ ("Target Business") to
consummate a business combination with Target Business ("Business Combination")
on or about [insert date]. The Company shall notify you at least 48 hours in
advance of the actual date of the consummation of the Business Combination
("Consummation Date").

     In accordance with the terms of the Trust Agreement, we hereby authorize
you to commence liquidation of the Trust Account to the effect that, on the
Consummation Date, all of funds held in the Trust Account will be immediately
available for transfer to the account or accounts that the Company shall direct
on the Consummation Date.

     On the Consummation Date (i) counsel for the Company shall deliver to you
written notification that the Business Combination has been consummated, and
(ii) the Company shall deliver to you written instructions with respect to the
transfer of the funds held in the Trust Account ("Instruction Letter"). You are
hereby directed and authorized to transfer the funds held in the Trust Account
immediately upon your receipt of the counsel's letter and the Instruction
Letter, in accordance with the terms of the Instruction Letter. In the event
that certain deposits held in the Trust Account may not be liquidated by the
Consummation Date without penalty, you will notify the Company of the same and
the Company shall direct you as to whether such funds should remain in the Trust
Account and distributed after the Consummation Date to the Company. Upon the
distribution of all the funds in the Trust Account pursuant to the terms hereof,
the Trust Agreement shall be terminated.

                                   Very truly yours,

                                   CHINA MINERAL ACQUISITION CORPORATION


                                   By:________________________________
                                      Dr. Simon Mu, Chief Executive Officer
                                      and President


                                   By:________________________________
                                      Dr. Bing Zhao, Chief Financial Officer
                                      and Secretary


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                                                                       EXHIBIT B

                             [LETTERHEAD OF COMPANY]
                                 [INSERT DATE]

Continental Stock Transfer
  & Trust Company
17 Battery Place
New York, New York 10004
Attn:  Steven G. Nelson

     Re: Trust Account No. [ ] Termination Letter

Gentlemen:

     Pursuant to paragraph 1(i) of the Investment Management Trust Agreement
between China Mineral Acquisition Corporation ("Company") and Continental Stock
Transfer & Trust Company ("Trustee"), dated as of _____________, 2004 ("Trust
Agreement"), this is to advise you that the Board of Directors of the Company
has voted to dissolve and liquidate the Company. Attached hereto is a copy of
the minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Company relating
thereto, certified by the Secretary of the Company as true and correct and in
full force and effect.

     In accordance with the terms of the Trust Agreement, we hereby authorize
you, to commence liquidation of the Trust Account. You will notify the Company
and JPMorgan Chase NY Bank ("Designated Paying Agent") in writing as to when all
of the funds in the Trust Account will be available for immediate transfer
("Transfer Date"). The Designated Paying Agent shall thereafter notify you as to
the account or accounts of the Designated Paying Agent that the funds in the
Trust Account should be transferred to on the Transfer Date so that the
Designated Paying Agent may commence distribution of such funds in accordance
with the Company's instructions. You shall have no obligation to oversee the
Designated Paying Agent's distribution of the funds. Upon the payment to the
Designated Paying Agent of all the funds in the Trust Account, the Trust
Agreement shall be terminated.

                              Very truly yours,

                              CHINA MINERAL ACQUISITION CORPORATION


                              By:________________________________
                                  Dr. Simon Mu, Chief Executive Officer
                                  and President


                              By:________________________________
                                  Dr. Bing Zhao, Chief Financial Officer
                                  and Secretary



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                                                                       EXHIBIT C


AUTHORIZED INDIVIDUAL(S)                                 AUTHORIZED
FOR TELEPHONE CALL BACK                                  TELEPHONE NUMBER(S)
- -----------------------                                  -------------------



COMPANY:

China Mineral Acquisition Corporation
c/o Loeb & Loeb LLP
345 Park Avenue
New York, New York  10154
Attn: Dr. Simon Mu
Attn: Mitchell S. Nussbaum, Esq.                            (212)407-4000

TRUSTEE:

Continental Stock Transfer
  & Trust Company
17 Battery Place
New York, New York 10004
Attn:  Steven G. Nelson                                     (212)845-3200



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