SHENZHEN, China, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — China Information Technology, Inc. (the "Company" or "CNIT") (Nasdaq GS: CNIT), a leading provider of integrated cloud-based platform, exchange, and big data solutions to the Chinese new media industry, today announced that the Company has completed its acquisition of Shenzhen Biznest Internet Software Co. Ltd. ("Biznest"), a leading cloud computing hardware and software company in China. As previously announced, the total consideration of the transaction is approximately $15 million, consisting of approximately $7.5 million to be paid in cash and 1,543,455 ordinary shares to be issued by the Company. The transaction consideration has been fully paid by March 18, 2015 and the modification registration of Biznest with the competent administration for industry and commerce has also been completed.
"Acquisition of Biznest is an important step of our strategic transition to become a leader of cloud-based solutions in China," said Mr. Jiang Huai Lin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. "We believe that implementation of Biznest’s powerful cloud infrastructure has achieved efficient management of online computing resources and automatic application deployment, allowing us to create better cloud-based software solutions for our diverse customers. The timely completion of the acquisition demonstrates that our new media business continues to gain traction and that our financials are showing early signs of turn-around. We look forward to leveraging on our strengthened Cloud-Application-Terminal (CAT) eco-system to win a series of new contracts and to monetize in the large addressable market."
Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Shenzhen, Biznest specializes in cloud computing infrastructures including cloud servers, cloud storage, cloud networks and virtual machines. The Company has collaborated with Biznest on its new media platform, which utilizes cloud-based smart displayers to deliver highly targeted ads and public information at high-traffic urban locations. Biznest has established worldwide data centers in China, South America, Europe and Southeastern Asia. For more information on Biznest, please visit http://www.biznest.cn.
About China Information Technology, Inc.
China Information Technology, Inc. (CNIT) is on a mission to make advertising accessible and affordable for businesses of all sizes. CNIT is a leading provider of integrated cloud-based platform, exchange, and big data solutions to the Chinese new media industry. Its Internet ecosystem enables all participants of the new media community to efficiently promote brands, disseminate knowledge, and exchange resources. Through continuous innovation, CNIT is leveraging its proprietary Cloud-Application-Terminal technology to level the competitive landscape in the new media industry and deliver value for its shareholders, employees, customers, and the community. To learn more, please visit www.chinacnit.com.
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