SOURCE: China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited

China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited

September 22, 2011 16:30 ET

CNR Announces New Project in Qiqihaer

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 22, 2011) - China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited (the "Company") (NYSE Amex: CNR) is pleased to announce the acquisition of China Focus City (H.K.) Holdings Limited by China Metro-Rural Limited, one of the subsidiaries of CNR.

China Focus City (H.K.) Holdings Limited has signed a framework agreement with The People's Government of Qiqihaer City, Heilongjiang Province, PRC, to develop an agricultural logistics platform and another designated area in Qiqihaer City (the "Qiqihaer Project").

"We are already a leader in the construction and operation of agricultural logistics platforms in China. With the addition of the Qiqihaer Project, we not only strengthen our position in the agricultural logistics platform development industry, but further tap into growth potential associated with powerful demographical trends of China by engaging in rural-urban migration redevelopment projects," Mr. Sam Sio, Chairman of the Company, states. "Mr. Norman Su and Mr. Michael Ho, both CNR's directors and partial owners of China Focus City, will work toward building our rural-urban migration redevelopment solutions with high effectiveness and operational efficiency. The addition of the Qiqihaer Project through our acquisition of China Focus City (H.K.) Holdings Limited is expected to enhance our growth. Together with our projects in Tieling and Dezhou, the Qiqihaer Project reaffirms our position as a leader in industries that are expected to benefit from the rural-urban migration in China for the years to come. We expect to fund the Qiqihaer Project with our internal resources."

The acquisition has been reviewed and approved by the Board of the Directors of the Company.


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

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