CNinsure Intends to Invest in a New Life Insurance Company

Guangzhou, CHINA

GUANGZHOU, China, Dec. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CNinsure Inc., (Nasdaq:CISG) (the "Company" or "CNinsure"), a leading independent insurance intermediary company operating in China, today announced that it has been invited by Guangdong Macro Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen: 000533) ("Guangdong Macro"), a leading supplier of gas appliance and electrical equipment for public power grids, to subscribe for equity interests in a life insurance company that Guangdong Macro plans to establish in Guangdong Province.

CNinsure intends to invest RMB50 million in cash to subscribe for 10% of the equity interests in the proposed new life insurance company through its wholly-own PRC subsidiary, CNinsure Insurance Sales Service Group Company Limited. Guangdong Macro has not yet submitted the application to establish the new life insurance company to the China Insurance Regulatory Commission, and any investment obligation that CNinsure agrees to will be conditional upon the establishment and regulatory approval of the new life insurance company.

About CNinsure Inc.

CNinsure is a leading independent insurance intermediary company operating in China. CNinsure's distribution network reaches many of China's most economically developed regions and affluent cities. The Company distributes a wide variety of property and casualty and life insurance products underwritten by domestic and foreign insurance companies operating in China, and provides insurance claims adjusting as well as other insurance-related services.

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