ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwired - May 17, 2016) - MOKO Social Media (NASDAQ: MOKO) (ASX: MKB) (the "Company") announces that Mr. Shripal Shah is to be appointed Managing Director and CEO effective 16 May 2016. Mr Shah has been the Company's interim CEO since February of this year and prior to this served as MOKO's Chief Operating Officer.

MOKO's Chairman, Greg McCann, welcomed Mr. Shah to the Board and said, "The Board is delighted with Shripal's appointment as the Company's permanent CEO and Managing Director. Shripal has extensive experience in sports marketing and digital and social media strategy and following his appointment as interim CEO he has demonstrated the leadership qualities and vision we believe are required to continue to leverage our dominant position in the U.S. college and high school market."

Mr. Shripal Shah said, "I am honored to have been appointed as MOKO Social Media's next CEO. It is a privilege to be able to continue to develop our innovative suite of mobile products to connect brand partners with college and high school students at scale in a contextual way. I'm committed to helping MOKO drive value for our brand partners, customers, and shareholders. We have a vision, platform, and a talented team of motivated individuals that will position MOKO as a leader in creating customized mobile solutions to serve student athletes, fitness enthusiasts and administrators."


MOKO Social Media is at the forefront of the next generation in social media, providing innovative products and content to enable communities to engage and interact. MOKO provides tailored content for students. Within this space, MOKO has agreements with the largest college and high school sports data providers in the U.S., granting exclusive access to deliver its award-winning app REC*IT, its campus fitness dedicated app REC*IT FITNESS, and high school sports management app BigTeams powered by REC*IT, to over 1,200 U.S. colleges, representing approximately 50% of the U.S. college population, and more than 4,100 U.S. high schools respectively.

MOKO aims to capture its target audiences by becoming their destination of choice for information and interaction. It does this by creating highly relevant and exclusive content, and by providing the platforms that enable the communities to consume and share the content seamlessly across devices. This integrated approach gives MOKO unique and exclusive exposure to markets that are highly desired by advertisers and that can be leveraged for growth and revenue through advertising, sponsorship, social network distribution and other monetization of the platforms.


This announcement is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to sell nor an offer to buy any securities, or a recommendation as to whether investors should buy or sell.

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Contact Information:

MOKO Social Media Limited
Emma Waldon
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