China Distance Education Holdings Limited Announces Zhengbao Yucai Has Completed Its Share Issuance Plan on China’s New Third Board

BEIJING, China, March 2, 2017 -- China Distance Education Holdings Limited (NYSE: DL) (“CDEL”, or the “Company”), a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education, today announced that its controlled associate company Beijing Zhengbao Yucai Education Technology Co., Ltd. (“Zhengbao Yucai”) has completed its previously announced share issuance plan on China’s New Third Board, an over-the-counter stock exchange. Under the plan, Zhengbao Yucai issued 41,880,000 common shares, representing 40.5% of the total outstanding shares of Zhengbao Yucai immediately after the share issuance, at a price of RMB1.99 ($0.29) per common share. Total funds raised by the share issuance were RMB83.3 million ($12.1 million). The proceeds from this share issuance are expected to be used by Zhengbao Yucai for business development, which includes mergers or acquisitions of complementary businesses focused on China’s college market.

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are not historical facts, but instead are predictions about future events. Future events are inherently uncertain, and our forward-looking statements may turn out to be incorrect. The Company and Zhengbao Yucai may not realize the anticipated benefits of Zhengbao Yucai’s share issuance plan. The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements except as required by law.

About China Distance Education Holdings Limited

China Distance Education Holdings Limited is a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education. 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 other professional education courses for 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, and online language courses. We also offer third-party developed online courses through our Online Open Learning Platform, a proprietary education platform that allows people to share their educational content or deliver live courses online. For further information, please visit http://ir.cdeledu.com.

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