Charm Communications Inc. Announces Cash Dividend

              Charm Communications Inc. Announces Cash Dividend

PR Newswire

BEIJING, March 18, 2013

BEIJING, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Charm Communications Inc.
(NASDAQ: CHRM) ("Charm" or the "Company"), a leading advertising agency in
China, announced today that it will pay a cash dividend of US$0.25 per
ordinary share, which is equivalent to US$0.50 per American depositary share
("ADS"). Each ADS represents two ordinary shares. The Company will pay the
dividend on May 15, 2013 to shareholders of record and ADS holders of record
as of the close of business on April 1, 2013.

"We are committed to delivering value to our shareholders, especially those
who have stayed with us despite the challenging market conditions in 2012,"
said Mr. He Dang, Charm's founder, chairman and chief executive officer. "We
are confident in the long-term success of our business, and our board deemed
it possible to continue our dividend program given our cash balance, operating
performance, potential market risks and long-term capital requirements related
to investments and acquisitions."

About Charm

Charm Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRM) is a leading advertising agency group
in China that offers integrated advertising services with particular focus on
television and the internet. Charm's integrated advertising services include
full media planning and buying, as well as creative and branding services.
Charm has built a full service digital advertising platform, which offers
digital campaign capabilities across all key digital media, including search
engines, display portals, online video sites and social networking services.
Charm also secures advertising inventory and other advertising rights, such as
sponsorships and branded content, from premium media networks and resells to
clients as part of its integrated media offerings. Charm's clients include
China's top domestic brands, as well as some major international brands,
across a wide range of industries. Since 2003 Charm has been the top agency
every year for China's leading television network, China Central Television
("CCTV"). For more information, please go to http://ir.charmgroup.cn.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S.
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking
statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects,"
"anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and
similar statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact in
this press release are forward-looking statements and involve certain risks
and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are
based on management's current expectations, assumptions, estimates and
projections about the Company and the industry in which the Company operates,
but involve a number of unknown risks and uncertainties. Further information
regarding these and other risks is included in Charm's filings with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission, including its registration statement on
Form F-1. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking
statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes
in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company
believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements
are reasonable, it cannot assure you that such expectations will turn out to
be correct, and actual results may differ materially from the anticipated
results. You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the
forward-looking statements contained herein and are cautioned not to place
undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in
their entirety by these cautionary statements.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

In China:

Ms. Jenny Wang
IR Department
Charm Communications Inc.
Phone: +86-10-8556-2527
Email: ir@charmgroup.cn

In the United States:

Ms. Jessica Barist Cohen
Ogilvy Financial, New York
Phone: +1-646-460-9989
Email: chrm@ogilvy.com

SOURCE Charm Communications Inc.

Website: http://ir.charmgroup.cn
 
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