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ISoftStone Forms Independent Committee And Appoints Advisors

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BEIJING, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- iSoftStone Holdings Limited ("iSoftStone" or the "Company") (NYSE: ISS), a leading China-based IT services provider, today announced that its board of directors has formed a committee composed of three of its independent directors, Tom Manning, Chung-Kao Hsieh, and Al-Noor Gulamali Abdulla Ramji (the "Independent Committee") to evaluate the previously announced preliminary non-binding proposal received by the Company's board of directors on June 6, 2013 from Mr. Tianwen Liu, the Company's CEO and the chairman of its board of directors, and ChinaAMC Capital Management Limited to acquire the Company for $0.585 in cash per ordinary share or $5.85 in cash per American depositary share (the "Proposed Transaction").

The Independent Committee has retained Goldman Sachs ( Asia) L.L.C. ("Goldman Sachs") as its financial advisor and Kirkland & Ellis International LLP ("Kirkland & Ellis") as its United States legal counsel. Goldman Sachs and Kirkland & Ellis will assist the Independent Committee in its work in connection with the Proposed Transaction and any potential alternatives.

No decisions have been made by the Independent Committee with respect to the Company's response to the Proposed Transaction, and there can be no assurance that any definitive offer will be made, that any definitive agreement will be executed relating to the Proposed Transaction or any other transaction, or that the Proposed Transaction or any other transaction will be approved or consummated. The Company does not undertake any obligation to provide any updates with respect to the Proposed Transaction or any other transaction, except as required under applicable law.

About iSoftStone Holdings Limited

Founded in 2001, iSoftStone is a leading China-based IT services provider serving both greater China and global clients. iSoftStone provides an integrated suite of IT services and solutions, including consulting & solutions, IT services, and business process outsourcing services. The company focuses on industry verticals that include technology, communications, banking, financial services, insurance, energy, transportation, and public sectors. iSoftStone's American depositary shares began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on December 14, 2010. For more information, please visit www.isoftstone.com.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward Looking Statements

This news release may include certain statements that are not descriptions of historical facts, but are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "future," "intends," "plans," "will" and similar statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any such statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks discussed in iSoftStone's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. iSoftStone does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

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