ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc. Preannounces 2012 Revenues of $46 Million

ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc. Preannounces 2012 Revenues of $46 Million

                     Files Extension for 2012 10-K Filing

  Management to Host Conference Call on Wednesday, April 17th at 8:30 am ET

BEIJING, April 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc.
(Nasdaq:CNET) (the "Company" or "ChinaNet"), a leading B2B (business to
business) Internet technology company focusing on providing online-to-offline
("O2O") sales channel expansion services for small businesses (small and
medium-sized enterprises ("SMEs") in China) and entrepreneurial management and
LINK services for entrepreneurs in the People's Republic of China, today
announced that its preliminary unaudited revenues for the twelve months ended
December 31, 2012 was $46 million.

The Company filed Form 12b-25 with the Securities and Exchange Commission on
April 1, 2013 to extend the filing of the Company's Form 10-K for the twelve
months ended December 31, 2012 for up to an additional fifteen calendar days.

ChinaNet will host a conference call at 8:30 am ET on Wednesday, April 17^th
to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2012 results. Please use the
following information:

Date:             Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Time:             8:30 am Eastern Time
Conference Line   1-877-317-6776
(U.S.):
International     1-412-317-6776
Dial-In:
Conference ID:    10027127
Webcast:          http://webcast.mzvaluemonitor.com/Cover.aspx?PlatformId=1071

Please dial in at least 10-minutes before the call to ensure timely
participation.

A playback of the call will be available until 8:30 am ET on April 24, 2013.
To listen, call 1-877-344-7529 within the United States or 1-412-317-0088 when
calling internationally. Please use the replay pin number 10027127.

About ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc.

The Company, a parent company of ChinaNet Online Media Group Ltd.,
incorporated in the BVI ("ChinaNet"), is a leading B2B (business to business)
Internet technology company focusing on providing O2O (online to offline)
sales channel expansion service for small businesses (or so-called small and
medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in China) and entrepreneurial management and
LINK service for entrepreneurs in China. The Company, through certain
contractual arrangements with operating companies in the PRC, provides
Internet advertising and other services for Chinese small businesses via its
portal websites, 28.com, Liansuo.com and Chuangye.com (for entrepreneurs'
Linking services), TV commercials and program production via China-Net TV, and
in-house LCD advertising on banking kiosks targeting Chinese banking patrons.
Website: http://www.chinanet-online.com.

Safe Harbor

This release contains certain "forward-looking statements" relating to the
business of ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc., which can be identified by the use
of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects," "anticipates,"
"estimates" or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve
known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including business uncertainties
relating to government regulation of our industry, market demand, reliance on
key personnel, future capital requirements, competition in general and other
factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from those
described herein as anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Certain of
these risks and uncertainties are or will be described in greater detail in
our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking
statements are based on ChinaNet's current expectations and beliefs concerning
future developments and their potential effects on the Company. There can be
no assurance that future developments affecting ChinaNet will be those
anticipated by ChinaNet. These forward-looking statements involve a number of
risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond the control of the Company) or
other assumptions that may cause actual results or performance to be
materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking
statements. ChinaNet undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities
laws.

CONTACT: MZ North America
         Ted Haberfield, President
         Tel: +1-760-755-2716
         Email: thaberfield@mzgroup.us
         Web: www.mzgroup.us
 
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