SOURCE: China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited

China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited

August 23, 2010 09:48 ET

Appointment of Mr. Ernest Yuen as an Additional Director

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 23, 2010) -  China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited (NYSE Amex: CNR) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Yuen Ka Lok Ernest ("Mr. Yuen") as an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee. He will assume his position from September 1, 2010. Mr. Henry Wong will not seek for re-election as the Chairman of the Audit Committee, however, he will stay as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

"The Board of the Directors change enables the company to provide better corporate governance. Mr. Yuen has nearly 20 years of extensive experience in litigation and commercial work, and his audit training in PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hong Kong ensuring adequate oversight in accounting and related issues at all times. Mr. Yuen joins us decisively to re-enforce the issues in the public interest and to protect the interest of the investors of the Company," stated Chairman of the Board, Mr. Ricky Cheng.

Mr. Yuen, is a solicitor and a partner of Messer, Yuen & Partners. He has nearly 20 years of experience in litigations and conveying works. He received his Bachelor Degree in Commerce from University of Toronto in Canada. Mr. Yuen is a member of the Law Society of Hong Kong.

ABOUT CHINA METRO-RURAL HOLDINGS LIMITED
China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited is one of the leading developers and operators of large scale, integrated agricultural logistics and trade centers in Northeast China that facilitate a relationship between sellers and buyers of agricultural commodities and small appliances, provide relevant physical platform and timely marketing information and intelligence, provide a transparent and competitive market price discovery mechanism and provide infrastructure to enhance the living standards of those from the rural area.

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