ChinaNet Online Holdings Receives Extension to Regain Compliance With NASDAQ Listing Rules

ChinaNet Online Holdings Receives Extension to Regain Compliance With NASDAQ
Listing Rules

BEIJING, July 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc.
(Nasdaq:CNET) (the "ChinaNet" or "Company"), a leading B2B (business to
business) Internet technology company focusing on providing online-to-offline
("O2O") sales channel expansion services for small and medium-sized
enterprises ("SMEs") and entrepreneurial management and networking services
for entrepreneurs in the People's Republic of China, today announced that on
June 30, 2014, NASDAQ granted an exception to enable the Company to regain
compliance with NASDAQ's filing requirements set forth in Listing Rules
5250(c)(1) (the "Rule"). The Company must file the Form 10-Q for the period
ended March 31, 2014 (the "Form 10-Q') as required by the Rule on or before
July 31, 2014.

By another letter dated June 30, 2014, NASDAQ advised the Company that as a
result of the filing of its Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange
Commission (the "SEC") for the year ended December 31, 2013, the Company is no
longer non-compliant with the filing of the Form 10-K. However, since NASDAQ
has not received the Form 10-Q, the Company remains non-compliant with the
Rule.

The Company is continuing to work diligently to complete the Form 10-Q on or
before July 31, 2014. These notifications have no immediate effect on the
listing of the Company's common stock on NASDAQ. There can be no assurance,
however, that the Company will be able to regain compliance with the listing
requirements discussed above or otherwise satisfy the other NASDAQ listing
criteria.

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 and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
and entrepreneurial management and networking 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 SMEs via its portal websites, 28.com, Liansuo.com and Chuangye.com, 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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