China Distance Education Holdings Limited Announces Completion of Restructuring of Zhengbao Yucai

BEIJING, China, July 25, 2017 -- China Distance Education Holdings Limited (NYSE: DL) (“CDEL”, or the “Company”), a leading provider of online education and value-added services for professionals and corporate clients in China, today announced that it has completed the sale of its 80% equity interest in Xiamen NetinNet Software Co., Ltd. (“Xiamen NetinNet”) to its controlled associate company, Beijing Zhengbao Yucai Education Technology Co., Ltd. (“Zhengbao Yucai”) for a total consideration of RMB221 million ($32.6 million). The transaction closed on July 25, 2017.

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About China Distance Education Holdings Limited

China Distance Education Holdings Limited is a leading provider of online education and value-added services for professionals and corporate clients in China. The courses offered by the Company through its websites are designed to help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance their job skills through our professional development courses in China in the areas of accounting, healthcare, engineering & construction, and other industries. The Company also offers professional education courses for participants in the national judicial examination, online test preparation courses for self-taught learners pursuing higher education diplomas or degrees, test preparation courses for university students intending to take the nationwide graduate school entrance exam, practical accounting training courses for college students and working professionals, as well as online language courses and third-party developed online courses. In addition, the Company provides business services to corporate clients, including but not limited to tax advisory and accounting outsourcing services. For further information, please visit http://ir.cdeledu.com.

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