New Oriental to Hold Annual General Meeting on May 11, 2009

BEIJING, April 23 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (the "Company" or "New Oriental") (NYSE: EDU), the largest provider of private educational services in China, today announced that it will hold its annual general meeting of shareholders at the offices of Latham & Watkins, 41/F, One Exchange Square, Central Hong Kong on May 11, 2009 at 10 AM local time.

Holders of record of the Company's common shares at the close of business on March 31, 2009 are entitled to vote at the annual general meeting and any adjournment or postponement thereof. Registered holders of the American depositary shares ("ADSs") who wish to exercise their voting rights for the underlying common shares must act through the depositary of the Company's ADSs, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas.

The Company has filed its annual report on Form 20-F (the "Annual Report"), which includes the Company's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2008, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The Company's Annual Report can be accessed on the investor relations section of its website at, as well as on the SEC's website at .

Holders of the Company's common shares or ADSs may obtain a hard copy of the Annual Report free of charge by emailing to or by writing to:

No. 6 Hai Dian Zhong Street

Haidian District

Beijing 100080, People's Republic of China

Attention: Ms. Sisi Zhao

About New Oriental

New Oriental is the largest provider of private educational services in the People's Republic of China (the "PRC") based on the number of program offerings, total student enrollments and geographic presence. New Oriental offers a wide range of educational programs, services and products consisting primarily of English and other foreign language training, test preparation courses for major admissions and assessment tests in the United States, the PRC and Commonwealth countries, primary and secondary school education, development and distribution of educational content, software and other technology, and online education. New Oriental's ADSs, each of which represents four common shares, currently trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "EDU."

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

In China:

Ms. Sisi Zhao

New Oriental Education and Technology Group Inc.

Tel: +86-10-6260-5566 x8203


Ms. Cynthia He

Brunswick Group LLC

Tel: +86-10-6566-9504


In the U.S.:

Mr. Michael Guerin

Brunswick Group LLC

Tel: +1-212-333-3810


Source: New Oriental Education and Technology Group Inc.
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