NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jul 18, 2016) - China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited (NYSE MKT: CNR) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has set July 27, 2016 as the record date for the distribution to shareholders of its Information Statement in connection with its previously announced going-private transaction or privatization. Shareholders who are record holders immediately after the close of trading on July 27, 2016 will be entitled to receive this Information Statement.

The Company intends to effectuate the privatization through a merger with an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. Upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in an Agreement and Plan of Merger to which the Company is a party, holders of the Company's ordinary shares -- other than certain specified affiliates, other holders and holders who properly perfect applicable dissenters' rights -- will receive US$1.03 per share in cash, without interest, as a result of the merger. 

Details concerning the privatization are provided in filings made by the Company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including a Transaction Statement on Schedule 13E-3, and will be included in the Information Statement to be sent to shareholders on or about July 29, 2016. 


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

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Contact Information:

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