NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 6, 2013) -  The Board of Directors of China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited (NYSE MKT: CNR) (the "Company") today has announced that Mr. Cheng Chung Hing ("Mr. Cheng") has tendered his resignation as member of the Board of Directors, to be effective December 5, 2013. Mr. Cheng served as Chairman of the board of directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from July 24, 2009 until August 25, 2011, June 1, 2011 and March 22, 2010 respectively. He remained as one of the directors of the Company since March 22, 2010 until his resignation. 

"We are thankful for Mr. Cheng for his contributions in our overall business direction to CNR in past years as the Company has undergone a successful transformation from Man Sang Holdings Inc. to China Metro Rural and achieved profitability," said Mr. Sam Sio, CEO and Chairman of the Board.

"CNR will continue its strategic focus on growing revenues and maintaining profitability," said Mr. Cheng. "I am proud of our accomplishments over the past years and I am sincerely grateful for the support I have received from the Board of Directors, our customers and our employees. While I am transitioning as a shareholder only, I will remain a supporter and major shareholder of CNR."

The Board of Directors of the Company has accepted Mr. Cheng's resignation and Mr. Cheng confirms that he does not have any disagreement with the Board of Directors and there are no other matters related to his resignation that need to be brought to the attention of the shareholders of CNR or the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited is a leading agricultural logistics platform development and rural-urban migration and city re-development company in China.

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Contact Information:

China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited - Investor Relations Department
Phone: (852) 2111 3815