Bonso Electronics Reports Labor Cost Increase for Calendar Year 2013

Bonso Electronics Reports Labor Cost Increase for Calendar Year 2013

HONG KONG, March 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bonso Electronics International,
Inc, (Nasdaq:BNSO) today reports labor cost increase for calendar year 2013.

In accordance with the latest regulations from the government, the basic
salary of direct labor will increase by 18.8% starting from May 1, 2013. The
company has decided to adopt this salary increase from March 1, 2013 to retain
its competitiveness, as many of the nearby factories have already followed
this change since March 1, 2013.The change will increase not only the direct
labor cost but also the material cost from our suppliers.The company will
continue to refine its manufacturing process and product design to cope with
the cost increase.

About Bonso Electronics

Bonso Electronics designs, develops, manufactures, assembles and markets a
comprehensive line of electronic scales, weighing instruments, and health care
products. Bonso products are manufactured in the People's Republic of China
for customers primarily located in North America and Europe. Company services
include product design and prototyping, production tooling, procurement of
components, total quality management, and just-in-time delivery. Bonso also
independently designs and develops electronic products for private label
markets. For further information, visit the company's web site at
http://www.bonso.com.

This news release includes forward looking statements within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the
Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward looking statements
may be identified by such words or phrases as "should," "intends," "is subject
to," "expects," "will," "continue," "anticipate," "estimated," "projected,"
"may," "I or we believe," "future prospects," or similar expressions.
Forward-looking statements made in this press release, which relate to the
demand for our products, among other things, involve known and unknown risks
and uncertainties that may cause the actual results to differ materially from
those expected and stated in this announcement. We undertake no obligation to
update "forward-looking" statements.

CONTACT: For more information please contact:
        
         Albert So
         Chief Financial Officer
         Tel: 852 2605 5822
         Fax: 852 2691 1724
 
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