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SearchMedia Announces Final Settlement On Arbitration; Management Change

Stocks in this article: IDI

Appointment of Peter Chan

Mr. Chan brings to SearchMedia over fifteen years of auditing and financial management experience. Previous to SearchMedia, Mr. Chan held various positions for eight years with Cargill Investments Ltd., including most recently as North China Regional Controller for Cargill Animal Nutritions, where Mr. Chan supervised a staff of 80 finance professionals. Mr. Chan has extensive experience in financial oversight with US and local GAAP, implementing operational efficiencies, risk management and corporate acquisitions. Mr. Chan is a U.K. Chartered Accountant and possesses an undergraduate degree from the University of Manchester. Mr. Chan replaces Wilfred Chow as Chief Financial Officer effective immediately. Mr. Chow left SearchMedia to pursue other business interests.

Mr. Peter Tan, Chief Executive Officer of SearchMedia, commented, “We are happy to reach this final settlement of the arbitration and we are pleased by Nan Fung’s interest in providing additional financing to us in the future. The final settlement resolves a long standing historical issue, which will also allow us to eliminate a significant amount of legal expense going forward. We are also excited to add Peter Chan to our senior management team and I believe Peter will be a great factor in the Company’s growth initiatives this year. On behalf of the Company’s management and Board of Directors, I would also like to thank Wilfred Chow for his contribution to SearchMedia over the last two years.”

About SearchMedia

SearchMedia is a leading nationwide multi-platform media company and one of the largest operators of integrated outdoor billboard and in-elevator advertising networks in China. SearchMedia operates a network of high-impact billboards and one of China’s largest networks of in-elevator advertisement panels in 50 cities throughout China. SearchMedia’s core outdoor billboard and in-elevator platforms are complemented by its transit advertising platform, which together enable it to provide multi-platform, “one-stop shop” services for its local, national and international advertising clients.

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