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SearchMedia Announces Final Settlement On Arbitration; Management Change

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SearchMedia Holdings Limited (“SearchMedia” or the “Company”) (NYSE Amex: IDI) (NYSE Amex: IDI.WS), one of China's leading nationwide multi-platform media companies, today announced that it reached a final settlement agreement of the arbitration between the Company and its predecessor shareholders and announced the appointment of Peter Chan as Interim Chief Financial Officer.

As disclosed in previous announcements, final settlements had been reached with China Seed Ventures, LP, Qinying Liu and Le Yang, and a conditional settlement had been reached with Deutsche Bank AG Hong Kong Branch (“Deutsche Bank”), while an arbitration claim had been continuing against Sun Hing Associates Ltd. and Vervain Equity Investments Limited (the “Nan Fung Group”). SearchMedia has now reached final settlements with both Deutsche Bank and the Nan Fung Group and the arbitration proceeding will be dismissed. In addition, SearchMedia previously reached a final agreement with Linden Ventures II BVI Ltd., a pre-merger investor, in which SearchMedia repurchased all of their outstanding shares.

Following the definitive settlements, an aggregate of 2,471,968 shares have been repurchased by the Company at an average price per share of $0.25, (ii) 2,029,700 shares will be surrendered and cancelled without consideration, and (iii) 1,624,993 warrants will be surrendered and cancelled without consideration. Following the retiring of all of the shares, the Company’s basic shares outstanding will be reduced to 18.2 million, including 1.8 million shares recently issued or to be issued to subsidiaries of the Company as part of resolving earnout obligations. As part of the final settlement, the Nan Fung Group will retain all of their shares and agreed to make an investment in the Company’s next capital raise subject to certain conditions.

The Nan Fung Group is a privately held group of companies and business interests controlled by Mr. Chen Din Hwa that carries on business under the trade name of “Nan Fung”, which is principally engaged in the business of property development, property investment, construction, property management, investment and financing.

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