AirMedia Announces US$50 Million Share Repurchase Program

BEIJING , Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- AirMedia Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AMCN), operator of the largest digital media network in China dedicated to air travel advertising, today announced that its board of directors has approved a share...


BEIJING , Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- AirMedia Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AMCN), operator of the largest digital media network in China dedicated to air travel advertising, today announced that its board of directors has approved a share repurchase program.

AirMedia's board of directors has authorized, but not obligated, AirMedia to repurchase up to US$50 million worth of its own outstanding American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") throughout 2009. The repurchases will be made from time to time on the open market at prevailing market prices, in negotiated transactions off the market, in block trades or otherwise. AirMedia may execute its repurchase program pursuant to a plan in conformity with Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which allows AirMedia to repurchase its ADSs pursuant to the pre-determined terms under the plan at any time, including during periods in which it may be in possession of material non-public information. The timing and extent of any purchases will depend upon market conditions, the trading price of ADSs and other factors, and be subject to the restrictions relating to volume, price and timing in accordance with applicable laws. AirMedia expects to implement this share repurchase program in a manner consistent with market condition and the interest of its shareholders. AirMedia's board of directors will review the share repurchase program periodically, and may authorize adjustment of its terms and size accordingly. AirMedia plans to fund repurchases made under this program from its available cash balance.

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expect," "anticipate," "future," "intend," "plan," "believe," "estimate," "confident" and similar statements. Among other things, the quotations from management in this announcement, as well as AirMedia Group Inc.'s strategic and operational plans, contain forward-looking statements. AirMedia may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Forms 20-F and 6-K, etc., in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about AirMedia's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, if advertisers or the viewing public do not accept, or lose interest in, our air travel digital media network, we may be unable to generate sufficient cash flow from our operating activities and our prospects and results of operations could be negatively affected; we derive substantially all of our revenues from the provision of air travel advertising services, and if there is a downturn in the air travel advertising industry, we may not be able to diversify our revenue sources; if our customers reduce their advertising spending due to an economic downturn in China and/or elsewhere or for any other reason, our revenues and results of operations may be materially and adversely affected; if we are unable to retain existing concession rights contracts or obtain new concession rights contracts on commercially advantageous terms that allow us to place or operate the digital TV screens in airports or on airplanes, we may be unable to maintain or expand our network coverage and our business and prospects may be harmed; a substantial majority of our revenues are currently concentrated in the five largest airports and three largest airlines in China , and if any of these airports or airlines experiences a material business disruption, our ability to generate revenues and our results of operations would be materially and adversely affected; AirMedia's limited operating history makes it difficult to evaluate our future prospects and results of operations; and other risks outlined in AirMedia's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. AirMedia does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

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