CIBT Agrees to Buy Linkman International Language Institute in

 
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CIBT Agrees to Buy Linkman International Language Institute in China 
Vancouver, British Columbia CANADA, April 10th, 2013, CIBT Education Group Inc
("CIBT")(NYSE MKT LLC and TSX: MBA)announced today that it has signed an
agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Linkman
International Language Institute ("Linkman").  The agreement provides for the
purchase funds to be paid into a wholly owned subsidiary of CIBT in Beijing so
that the purchase funds may be used by Linkman for working capital purposes
while allowing CIBT to have full control of the funds. 
Linkman is a language institution in China specializing in English language
training for students in primary and secondary school, and professional English
for adults.  Linkman will become CIBT's launching platform for its language
subsidiary, KGIC International College.  Linkman will change its name to KGIC
English Academy, part of KGIC's branding strategy in China, which will provide
KGIC with existing brand, business, infrastructure and local and experienced
management to cost-effectively springboard its strategy of adding more English
training schools in China. 
"As CIBT Group's new division, Global Education Alliance ("GEA"), is gaining
excellent traction in its referral business by sending Chinese students to elite
North American kindergarten to grade 12 schools, the acquisition of Linkman is
timely," commented by Toby Chu, Vice Chairman President and CEO of CIBT
Education Group.  "Due to the decades old One-Child Policy in China, many
Chinese parents contribute significantly to their only child's education, with a
strong preference to sending their child to study abroad in North America.  In
recent months, GEA has referred over 50 students to its partner elite schools in
Canada and the United States, with ages ranging from 5 to 15 years old, and
these students and their parents pay over $25,000 a year in tuition fees and
contribute another $25,000 to $30,000 in capital bonds to our partner schools. 
We are seeing an increasing and significant demand for this sector and the
enrollment age is becoming younger.  In view of the increasing volume of primary
and secondary school enrollment, the need to establish a youth bridging program
to overcome the language and culture barriers also increases. For these reasons,
a Youth Bridging Program ("YBP") was developed by KGIC, our language school
subsidiary with 15 years of experience in this sector.  Linkman and other CIBT
subsidiaries in China will become the launching platform for the YBP.  Since the
introduction of our YBP program in March, we have been receiving significant
interest from language schools all over China and other parts of Asia.  These
language schools are interested to offer our YBP to their existing students with
a view to sending their young students to our network of elite primary and
secondary schools in Canada and the United States.  Linkman has an extensive
track record in educating young children and its client base consists of many
tier one consumer families who are interested in sending their child abroad to
our network of academic partners in North America." 
About Linkman International Language Institute: 
Established in 2008 within the Xiaoshan District of Zhejiang, China, Linkman
International Language Institute ("Linkman") is a language training institution
that has grown at a fast pace.  In June 2011, Linkman established a second
training center in Hangzhou, the largest city in the province of Zhejiang in
China.  Linkman provides high quality English training programs to over 200
students in a wide range of age groups, but specializes in Children's English
programs.  Linkman's programs include Children's English, Adult General English,
Exam Preparation Courses, and Corporate Training programs. 
About CIBT Education Group: 
CIBT Education Group Inc. is an education management company focused on the
global education market. Listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the NYSE MKT
LLC, CIBT Group owns and operates a network of business, technical and language
colleges and offers cooperative joint programmes in 18 countries. Its
subsidiaries include Sprott-Shaw College (established in 1903), Sprott-Shaw
Degree College, CIBT School of Business China, and King George International
College. Through these subsidiaries, CIBT Group offers Western and Chinese
accredited business and management degrees, and programmes in college
preparation, healthcare, hotel management and tourism, English language
training, English teacher certification, junior and high school preparation
program for overseas study, and other career/vocational training. CIBT Group
also owns Irix Design Group, a leading design and advertising company based in
Vancouver, Canada, and Global Career Center ("GCC").   GCC is a job placement
call center located in the Philippines dedicated to providing employment
services to CIBT Group graduates for free throughout their careers.  Visit us
online at www.cibt.net. 
For more information contact: 
Toby Chu 
Vice-Chairman, President & CEO 
CIBT Education Group Inc. 
Investor Relations Contact:1-604-871-9909 
Email: info@cibt.net 
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: 
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"forward-looking statements") about CIBT Education Group Inc. and its future
plans. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts.
The forward-looking statements in this news release are subject to various
risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the company's actual
results or achievements to differ materially from those expressed in or implied
by forward-looking statements. With respect to statements in this news release
as to expectations for the acquisition of Linkman International Language
Institute and our plans to integrate it into our existing network of subsidiary
schools, these risks, uncertainties and other factors include, without
limitation, uncertainty as to the company's ability to achieve the goals and
satisfy the assumptions of management; and general economic factors and other
factors that may be beyond the control of the company. Forward-looking
statements are based on the beliefs, opinions and expectations of the company's
management at the time they are made, and CIBT Group does not assume any
obligation to update its forward-looking statements if those beliefs, opinions
or expectations, or other circumstances, should change. 
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Source:  CIBT Education Group Inc. (MBA - TSX-V) (MBA - NYSE Amex)
http://www.cibt.net
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