XFMedia to Sell Hyperlink Research to INTAGE Inc.

2009-01-23 17:56 738

Sharpening its focus on sports broadcast business

BEIJING, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- XFMedia (Nasdaq: XFML), a leading media group in China, announced today that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding to sell all of the outstanding equity interests in Shanghai Hyperlink Market Research Co Ltd, a leading market research company in China, to INTAGE Inc., a Tokyo-based market research leader in Japan, for a purchase price of 1,050,000,000 Yen (approx. USD 11.86 million).

“While Hyperlink has continued to build on its reputation as a leading market research company in China, we have decided to focus our resources on our high margin broadcast business with a particular focus on sports,” said Ms. Fredy Bush, XFMedia CEO. “We believe this transaction provides the best environment for both XFMedia and Hyperlink to achieve a new level of success.”

Established in 1997, Hyperlink is a leader in consumer trends research and data in the fast-growing China market. The sale is subject to execution by the parties of a binding sale and purchase agreement, which is expected to occur by January 31, 2009.

About XFMedia

Xinhua Finance Media (“XFMedia”; NASDAQ: XFML) is a leading media group in China with nationwide access to the upwardly mobile demographic. Through its synergistic business groups, Broadcast, Print and Advertising, XFMedia offers a total solution empowering clients at every stage of the media process and connecting them with their target audience. Its unique platform covers a wide range of media assets, including television, radio, newspaper, magazine, outdoor, online and other media assets.

Headquartered in Beijing, the company has offices and affiliates in major cities of China including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit .

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Source: Xinhua Finance Media
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