Cogo Provides Update on Stock Repurchase Program

SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cogo Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: COGO) ("Cogo" or the "Company"), one of the leading gateways for global semiconductor companies to access the industrial and technology markets in China, today announced that since the close of the sale of certain Cogo subsidiaries to Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Kang on November 15, 2012, it has repurchased 3,220,152 shares of Cogo ordinary shares in the open market. There are approximately 6.5 million shares left on the current 10 million share Cogo corporate stock buyback program. Another 10b5-1 plan has been set up to allow the company to repurchase shares during the blackout period from December 24, 2012, to one day after the Company announces its fourth quarter preliminary results.

About Cogo Group, Inc.:

Cogo Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: COGO) is one of the leading gateways for global semiconductor companies to access the rapidly growing Industrial and Technology sectors in China. Through its unique business-to-business services platform, Cogo designs customized embedded solutions using technology from suppliers including Intel, Broadcom, Xilinx, SanDisk, Freescale, Atmel and others for a customer base of 2,100 Chinese OEMs/ODMs. Cogo's customer list includes approximately 100 blue-chip companies, including ZTE, BYD and NARI, as well as nearly 2,000 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The Company serves a broad list of rapidly growing end-markets in China, including 3G Smartphones, Tablets, Automotives, High-Speed Railway, Smart Meter/Smart Grid, Healthcare and High Definition Television ("HDTV").  

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This press release includes certain statements that are not descriptions of historical facts, but are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements may include statements about our proposed discussions related to our business or growth strategy such as growth in digital media, telecommunications and industrial applications businesses, as well as our potential acquisitions which are subject to change. Such information is based upon expectations of our management that were reasonable when made, but may prove to be incorrect. All such assumptions are inherently subject to uncertainties and contingencies beyond our control and upon assumptions with respect to future business decisions, which are subject to change. For further descriptions of other risks and uncertainties, see our most recent Annual Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Form 20-F, and our subsequent SEC filings. Copies of filings made with the SEC are available through the SEC's electronic data gathering analysis retrieval system (EDGAR) at www.sec.gov.

SOURCE Cogo Group, Inc.



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