SOURCE: China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited

China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited

August 16, 2011 16:30 ET

CNR's Private Placement

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2011) - China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited (NYSE Amex: CNR) is pleased to announce the closing of a private placement of 5,900,000 units of CNR at an offering price of US$2.50 per unit (the "Unit Placement"). Each unit consists of one ordinary share of CNR and one warrant to purchase one ordinary share of CNR at an exercise price of US$2.87. The Unit Placement was conducted pursuant to Regulation S and involved one strategic investor, Zhong Ying Limited ("Zhong Ying").

Arthur Lee, CFO of CNR, states: "Our relationship with Zhong Ying is a collaboration which aims for a synergy between CNR and Zhong Ying so that both can reap benefits from an alliance that would exceed those of individual efforts." He continues: "The capital infusion by Zhong Ying will enhance the capital structure of CNR and the proceeds of the Unit Placement will be used for acquisition of land use rights for Dezhou Project and general working capital."

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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Contact Information

    China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited -- Investor Relations Department
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