CDEL Wins 65 Industry Awards; Chairman and CEO Named a Top Leader in China's Education Industry

 CDEL Wins 65 Industry Awards; Chairman and CEO Named a Top Leader in China's
                              Education Industry

PR Newswire

BEIJING, Feb. 4, 2013

BEIJING, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --China Distance Education
Holdings Limited (NYSE: DL) ("CDEL", or the "Company"), a leading provider of
online education in China focusing on professional education, is pleased to
announce that it has received a total of 65 awards presented at various
education industry events during the course of 2012, a strong endorsement of
the Company's leading position in China's online education market.

Mr. Zhengdong Zhu, the Chairman and CEO of CDEL, commented, "It is a great
honor for me personally and for CDEL to be named alongside other outstanding
peers, and I am grateful for the increasing recognition we have received from
Chinese media, education associations and the professional educators'
community. The honors testify to the quality and success of CDEL's
results-oriented online education services model and are a further validation
of our student-centric growth strategy. Looking ahead, we will continue
developinginnovative online and mobile learning platforms and providing
high-quality courses and services to our broadening student base."

To view the full list of awards, and for further information on China Distance
Education, please visit http://ir.cdeledu.com.

Select Awards Received by Mr. Zhengdong Zhu:

  o"2012 Outstanding Contribution to the Education Industry" awarded at the
    Sina 2012 China Education Ceremony
  o"Annual Education Industry Leader" awarded at the Tencent 2012 China
    Education Ceremony
  o"2012 Top Ten Education Industry Leader" awarded at the NetEase 2012
    Chinese Education Industry Review
  o"Annual Education Industry Leader" awarded at the Xinhua Education Forum
    "The Voice of China Education"
  o"Outstanding Contribution to China's Distance Education Industry
    Development" awarded at the People's Daily 2012 China Leading Brands
    Ceremony

Select Awards Received by CDEL:

  o"Best Distance Education Brand in China with High Public Satisfaction"
    awarded at the Economy Magazine 2012 China Best Service Brands with High
    Public Satisfaction
  o"2012 Top Ten Leaders in the Education Industry" awarded at the 9th
    Chinese Educationist of the General Assembly
  o"2012 Most Credible Education Group" awarded at the Xinhua Education Forum
    "The Voice of China Education"
  o"2012 Most Trustworthy Education Brands" awarded by Reference News
  o"Prominent Contribution to the Decade's Education" awarded at the Beijing
    News "Golden Chalk" Education Review
  o"Socially Responsible Education Group" awarded at the Beijing Youth Daily
    2012 Education Industry Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Review
    Ceremony

Select Awards Received by CDEL's Websites and Schools:

  owww.chinaacc.com: "2012 Most Recognized Online Education Institution by
    the Community" by Sina
  owww.med66.com: "2012 China Leading Online Education Institution" by
    Tencent
  owww.chinatat.com: "2012 Most Influential Online Education Institution" by
    Xinhuanet
  owww.chinalawedu.com: "Top Ten Online Education Brands of the Year" by
    NetEase
  owww.chinaacc.com: "Top Brand in China Education Industry" by Sohu

About China Distance Education Holdings Limited

China Distance Education Holdings Limited is a leading provider of online
education in China focusing on professional education. The courses offered by
the Company through its websites are designed to help professionals and other
course participants obtain and maintain the skills, licenses and
certifications necessary to pursue careers in China in the areas of
accounting, law, healthcare, construction engineering, and other industries.
The Company also offers online test preparation courses to self-taught
learners pursuing higher education diplomas or degrees and to secondary school
and college students preparing for various academic and entrance exams. In
addition, the Company offers online foreign language courses and offline
business start-up training courses. For further information please visit
http://ir.cdeledu.com.

Contacts:

China Distance Education Holdings Limited Investor Relations:

Lingling Kong, IR manager                 Bill Zima

Tel: +86-10-8231-9999 ext1805           ICR Inc.

Email: IR@cdeledu.com                     Tel: +1 646-328-2550

                                         

SOURCE China Distance Education Holdings Ltd.

Website: http://ir.cdeledu.com