SGOCO Group, Ltd. Appoints Mr. Xiao-Ming Hu as Interim Chief Financial Officer

Aug 18, 2015, 15:00 ET from SGOCO Group, Ltd.

HONG KONG, Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SGOCO Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq: SGOC), ("SGOCO" or the "Company"), a company focused on product design, distribution and brand development in the China display market, today announced its Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Xiao-Ming Hu to assume the new role as the Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Company, effective on July 1, 2015, to replace Mr. Johnson Lau, who had resigned as CFO for personal reasons and confirmed no disagreement with the Company.  The Board intends to commence a search for a new CFO in due course.

With over 18 years of experience in Accounting and Finance, specializing in electronic and consumable products, Mr. Xiao-Ming Hu was named as the Interim Chief Financial Officer of SGOCO. He joined the Company in August 2010 as finance manager and was promoted to the Financial controller of Sgoco (Fujian) Electronic Co., Ltd., a former subsidiary of SGOCO, in June 2013. Prior to joining SGOCO, Mr. Hu was the financial controller of Allen International Group, a private group engaged in trading of cosmetic products and services. From 1998 to 2007, he was a finance manager of Hengan Group, a company engaged in manufacturing, distribution, and sale of personal hygiene products and listed in Hong Kong Stock Exchange. In addition, Mr. Hu holds a Diploma of Finance from the South Western University of Finance and Economics in China.

"I am confident that Mr. Hu's history with SGOCO will enable a seamless transition. He has been a tremendous asset to the Company, and I look forward to working closely with him in our efforts to build a high-growth, broad-based business." Mr. Shi-Bin Xie, Chief Executive Officer commented on the new position change. "We would also like to thank Johnson for his contribution during the previous years and wish him all the best in his future endeavors."

Last but not least, the newly appointed Interim CFO Mr. Hu added, "I am honored to take this challenging role and look forward to working more closely with the entire management team. In order to create the best share value and potential growth opportunities, our team will make concerted efforts and mutually cooperate in the foreseeable future to achieve the goals."

About SGOCO Group, Ltd.

SGOCO Group, Ltd. is focused on product design, brand development and distribution in the Chinese display market, including computer monitors, All-In-One (AIO) and Parts-In-One (PIO) computers and application specific products. SGOCO sells its products and services in the China market and abroad. For more information about SGOCO, please visit our investor relations website

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This announcement contains "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, those with respect to the objectives, plans and strategies of the Company set forth herein and those preceded by or that include the words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "future," "will," "intend," "plan," "estimate" or similar expressions, are "forward-looking statements". Forward-looking statements in this release include, without limitation, the effectiveness of the Company's multiple-brand, multiple channel strategy and the transitioning of its product development and sales focus and to a "light-asset" model, Although the Company's management believes that such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot guarantee that such expectations are, or will be, correct. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, which could cause the Company's future results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements can change as a result of many possible events or factors not all of which are known to the Company, which may include, without limitation, requirements or changes adversely affecting the LCD and LED market in China; fluctuations in customer demand for LCD and LED products generally; our success in promoting our brand of LCD and LED products in China and elsewhere; our ability to have effective internal control over financial reporting; our success in designing and distributing products under brands licensed from others; management of sales trend and client mix; possibility of securing loans and other financing without efficient fixed assets as collaterals; changes in government policy in China; the fluctuations and competition in sales and sale prices of LCD and LED products in China; China's overall economic conditions and local market economic conditions; our ability to expand through strategic acquisitions and establishment of new locations; compliance with government regulations; legislation or regulatory environments; geopolitical events, and other events and/or risks outlined in SGOCO's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F and other filings. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of the issuance, and SGOCO does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

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