BEIJING, February 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — China Distance Education Holdings Limited (NYSE: DL) ("CDEL", or the "Company"), a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education, today announced that it has received a total of 72 awards presented at various education industry events during the course of 2014, a strong endorsement of the Company’s leading position in China’s online education industry.

Mr. Zhengdong Zhu, Chairman and CEO of CDEL, said, "We are very proud to receive these awards from Chinese media, education associations and the professional educators’ community, which recognize CDEL’s leadership in China’s education market. By accepting these awards, we remain committed to providing high-quality courses and services to our students. We will continue our hard work to further penetrate existing markets, while at the same time making efforts to contribute to the overall development of China’s online education industry."

To view the full list of awards, and for further information on China Distance Education, please visit http://ir.cdeledu.com.

Select Awards Received by Mr. Zhengdong Zhu:

  • "Forbes Best CEO in China" awarded by Forbes China
  • "China Education Industry Leader" awarded by the Beijing Morning Post
  • "Leading Figure of the Year in Education Industry" awarded by the Beijing News

Select Awards Received by CDEL:

  • "Most Influential Education Group" awarded by the Beijing Times
  • "China Internet Corporates Top 100" awarded at 2014 China Internet Conference
  • "China’s Most Influential Education Group Award" awarded by Sina
  • "2014 Online Education Industry Excellent Digital Brand Asset Award" awarded by Baidu

Select Awards Received by CDEL’s Websites and Schools:

  • www.chinaacc.com: "Most Recognized Online Education Institution" by Sina
  • www.chinapen.org: "Most Recognized Online Education Institution" by Sina
  • www.med66.com: "Most Competitive Online Education Brand" by Tencent
  • www.jianshe99.com: "Most Competitive Online Education Brand" by Tencent
  • www.g12e.com: "Most Trustworthy Online Education Brands" by the Beijing Morning Post
  • www.cnedu.com: "Most Trustworthy Online Education Brands" by the Beijing Morning Post
  • www.for68.com: "Most Trustworthy Online Education Brands" by the Beijing Morning Post
  • www.chinalawedu.com: "Most Trustworthy Online Education Brands" by the Beijing Morning Post
  • www.chinatat.com: "Most Trustworthy Online Education Brands" by Reference News
  • www.estudychinese.com: "Most Trustworthy Online Education Brands" by Reference News
  • www.zikao365.com: "Most Trustworthy Online Education Brands" by Reference News

About China Distance Education Holdings Limited

China Distance Education Holdings Limited is a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education. The courses offered by the Company through its websites are designed to help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance their job skills through our professional development courses in China in the areas of accounting, healthcare, engineering & construction, and other industries. The Company also offers other professional education courses for the national judicial examination, online test preparation courses for self-taught learners pursuing higher education diplomas or degrees, test preparation courses for university students intending to take the nationwide graduate school entrance exam, and online language courses. We also offer third-party developed online courses through our Online Open Learning Platform, a proprietary education platform that allows people to share their educational content or deliver live courses online. For further information, please visit http://ir.cdeledu.com.

Contacts:

China Distance Education Holdings Limited

Lingling Kong, IR manager

Tel: +86-10-8231-9999 ext1805

Email: IR@cdeledu.com

The Piacente Group | Investor Relations

Brandi Piacente

Tel: +1 212-481-2050

Email: dl@tpg-ir.com

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