Charm Communications Inc. Announces a Cash Dividend


BEIJING, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Charm Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRM) ("Charm" or the "Company"), a leading advertising agency in China, announced today that it will pay a cash dividend of US$0.16 per ordinary share, which is equivalent to US$0.32 per American depositary share ("ADS"). (Each ADS represents two ordinary shares.) The Company will pay the dividend on April 16, 2012 to shareholders of record and ADS holders of record as of the close of business on March 26, 2012.

"As a result of the Company's strong earnings and cash flow in 2011, our Board of Directors approved a cash dividend to share this success with our shareholders," said Mr. He Dang, Charm's founder, chairman and chief executive officer. "Looking ahead, we will uphold our firm commitment to consistently delivering shareholder value, and our Board will evaluate the Company's dividend policy as appropriate, taking into account the Company's operating performance, long-term capital requirements relating to investments and acquisitions, as well as potential business risks."

About Charm

Charm Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRM) is a leading advertising agency group in China that offers integrated advertising services with particular focus on television and the internet. Charm's integrated advertising services include full media planning and buying, as well as creative and branding services. Charm has built a full service digital advertising platform, which offers digital campaign capabilities across all key digital media, including search engines, display portals, online video sites and social networking services. Charm also secures advertising inventory and other advertising rights, such as sponsorships and branded content, from premium media networks and resells to clients as part of its integrated media offerings. Charm's clients include China's top domestic brands, as well as some major international brands, across a wide range of industries. Since 2003 Charm has been the top agency every year for China's leading television network, China Central Television ("CCTV"). For more information, please go to http://ir.charmgroup.cn .

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release 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.  These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this press release are forward-looking statements and involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the Company and the industry in which the Company operates, but involve a number of unknown risks and uncertainties. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Charm's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its registration statement on Form F-1. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that such expectations will turn out to be correct, and actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results. You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements contained herein and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

In China:

Mr. Kevin Sun

IR Department

Charm Communications Inc.

Phone: +86-10-8556-2666 Ext. 2527

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In the U.S.:

Ms. Jessica Barist Cohen

Ogilvy Financial, New York

Phone: +1-646-460-9989

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SOURCE Charm Communications Inc.

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