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XSEL Receives NASDAQ Notice of Minimum Bid Price Non-compliance; Intends to Request Hearing



BEIJING, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Xinhua Sports & Entertainment Limited (Nasdaq: XSEL), ("XSEL" or the "Company") today announced that, on August 5, 2010, the Company was notified by the Staff of The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC that it has not regained compliance with the minimum $1.00 bid price requirement set forth in Listing Rule 5450(a)(1). As a result, the Company's ADSs would be subject to delisting from The NASDAQ Global Market unless the Company requests a hearing before a NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Panel (the "Panel"). The Company intends to timely request a hearing before the Panel. Accordingly, the Company's securities will remain listed until the Panel issues its decision following the hearing. At the hearing, the Company will present its plan to regain compliance.

Under NASDAQ's Listing Rules, the Panel may, in its discretion, grant the Company a further extension of time to regain compliance up to a maximum of 180 calendar days from the date of the Staff's delisting determination with respect to the minimum bid price requirement. However, there can be no assurance that the Panel will grant any such extension.

About XSEL

XSEL is a leading sports and entertainment media company in China. Catering to a vast audience of young and upwardly mobile consumers, XSEL is well-positioned in China with its unique content and access. Through its key international partnerships, XSEL is able to offer its target audience the content they demand - premium sports and quality entertainment. Through its Chinese partnerships, XSEL is able to deliver this content across a broad range of platforms, including television, the Internet, mobile phones, cinema, university campuses and other multimedia assets in China. Along with its

in-house advertising resources, XSEL offers a total solution empowering clients at every stage of the media process linking advertisers with China's young and upwardly mobile demographic.

Headquartered in Beijing, the Company has offices and affiliates in major cities throughout China including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Xinhua Sports & Entertainment Limited shares are listed on the NASDAQ Global Market (NASDAQ: XSEL). For more information, please visit http://www.xsel.com .

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of 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," ''confident'' and similar statements. Among other things, any quotations from management in this announcement contain forward-looking statements. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about XSEL's beliefs and expectations are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks outlined in XSEL's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F. All information provided in this press release is as of the date hereof, and XSEL undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

For more information, please contact:

Media Contact:

Joy Tsang

XSEL

Phone: +852-2561-3054

Email: joy.tsang@xsel.com

IR Contact:

Graham Earnshaw

XSEL

Phone: +86-10-8567-6061

Email: graham.earnshaw@xsel.com

American Capital Ventures

Howard Gostfrand

Phone: +1-305-918-7000

+1-877-918-0774 toll free

Email: info@amcapventures.com

Source: Xinhua Sports & Entertainment Limited
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